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Birth Resources

Local Resources


Birth Center
The Birth Center
6 Westport Ct Bloomington, IL 
(309) 722-4020
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Homebirth Midwifery Care 
With Women Midwifery Services 
Brande Ruskusky, CNM 
1924 W Laura Ave Peoria 
(309) 258-3216 
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Her Choice Midwifery Services 
Laura Lawson, CNM
1924 W Laura Ave Peoria 
(309) 585-3535 
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Women for Women, OBGYN

1302 Franklin Ave. Suite 2200
Normal, IL 61761

Phone:(309) 888-9900


Healing Touch

Tiffany McBride,

Reiki Practitoner

(217) 979-0369


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Kristina Johnson Felker,

Massage and Body Work 

901 E Grove street

Bloomington, Illinois

(309) 826-9456


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Tonya Keach,

BodyTalk Practice (in with Dr. Janine Maere at Ohm Energy Medicine)
209 S Prospect Rd
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-830-9341


Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Croft Physical Therapy, Ltd. Leann Croft, PT, MS Specializing in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation 3601 General Electric Road, Suite #5 Bloomington, IL 61704 (309) 452-0704 Website

Healthy Living Family Chiropractic

2206 Eastland Dr #403, Bloomington, IL 61704

309) 662-3600


Prenatal Yoga

Main Street Yoga
418 North Main Street Bloomington
(309) 829-9618

Palms Together Yoga

1717 R.T. Dunn Drive

Unit E

Bloomington, Illinois 61701



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Renkon Yoga Studio
3907 General Electric Road 
Bloomington, IL
(309) 808-0755


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Blueze Wellness

2412 E Washington St #4B, Bloomington, IL 61704

(309) 585-2116


Young Living Essential Oils & Herbal Remedies

Tiffany McBride


Positive Supports

Attachment Parenting

Bloomington Normal Attachment Parenting Group

Breastfeeding Support

La Leche League of Bloomington-Normal 
Meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.
McLean County Health Dept 
200 W Front St #304 
Bloomington, IL 61701
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Laura Tepen

Cesarean Prevention, Awareness, and Recovery

International Cesarean Awareness Network of Central Illinois 
Meets the 4th Monday of every month (except December) at 6:30 p.m. 
Christ Lutheran Church
311 Hershey Rd Normal, IL 61761. 
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Recommended Reading​ and Links


Natural Hospital Birth by Cynthia Gabriel


Joyous Childbirth Changes the World by Dr. Tadashi Yoshimura

Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper

Birthing From Within by Pam England

The Thinking women's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

Ina May's Guide To Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

The Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Jill Romm

The Nursing Mother's Companion by Kathleen Huggins

Ina May's Guide to Breast Feeding by Ina May Gaskin

Natural Health Afterbirth by Aviva Jill Romm

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin


The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality by Kimberlhy Ann Johnson


Ask Dr. Sears 
Pregnancy and childbirth information from the well known Dr. Sears


Birthing Naturally 
Information about pregnancy and natural childbirth

The Brewer Pregnancy Diet 
Information about pregnancy nutrition

Childbirth Connection 
Pregnancy and childbirth information

The Coalition for Breech Birth
Information and advocacy for breech birth


Coalition For Improving Maternity Services
Birth advocacy


Dr. Momma
Circumcision information


Evidenced Based Birth
Evidenced Based Maternity Care Practices

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International Cesarean Network


Improving Birth 
Birth Advocacy 
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Midwifery Today 
Midwife and birth publications 
Information about pregnancy, natural child rearing, and Due Date Clubs


Penny Simkin 
Author, doula, childbirth educator and birth counselor.


Plus Size Pregnancy
Pregnancy information 
Pregnancy and parenting community

Spinning Babies Information on optimal fetal positioning


The Unnecessaren 
Information and cesearean advocacy


The Whole Network
Accurate Circumcision Information


These Are My Hours

Mother with her Child
Blue Infant Shoes
Ting Legs
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