For the past few weeks, I have been working on a rather time-consuming project - cleaning up the link lists on this blog!
And goodness gracious - I didn't realize how horribly outdated they were!
Every year I post a request on our local network of birth professionals asking for people to notify me of updated links and information, but in going through the links I realized that step was not enough. When I undertook the project of going through each link, I found that a solid one-quarter to one-third of the links were completely dead - and that was aside from the links that were no longer accurate (i.e. midwives listed under practices they've left, etc.).
I have greatly pared down my link lists. Some lists I have removed completely, such as lists that were somewhat redundant (like lists of Bradley teachers and links to the Bradley site where teachers can be found). Some lists I reduced for purposes of clarity (like taking my blog list down from 100 to 20). All of the dead links have been cleared, with apologies to the birth professionals represented - unfortunately, I can't chase down the hundred or so birth professionals in question to find out if they're out of business or have just changed their website addresses.
I have also taken care to make sure that all midwives are listed with their current practices, and that all name updates (for example Boojum to iWomen's Health Care) have been accounted for.
(I have also added a list of some of my favorite blogs on the topics of womanhood, marriage, mothering, and the link. Enjoy!)
Local friends, if you know of any wonderful practitioners who should be on these lists, or if you yourself would like to be listed, do let me know! I need to know your full name or company name, your service category (see below), and your website.
Current categories include:
Placenta Encapsulation Services
Independent Childbirth Educators
Breastfeeding Support Groups
Breastfeeding Counsellors and Lactation Consultants
Pregnancy & Birth Photographers
Crisis Pregnancy Centers
My blog focuses on resources within the Phoenix valley, but submissions for anywhere in the state of Arizona are welcome.
Love to you all! Have a great weekend!