2016 Resource Guide

A Guide to Understanding the Resource Guide

Ad spaces are on sale until September 10th.

Last year, in conjunction with Dallas and Denton Birth Networks we distributed nearly 20,000 Resource Guides, and you helped make it happen. This year Tarrant County Birth Network is proud to once again go to print, as a part of Texas Birth Networks.We cannot wait to get Mother-Friendly resources in the hands of the many families across North Texas. But first we need your help! The resource guide would not be possible without the support of advertisers like you. We are inviting you to become an advertiser, and support the spread of Mother-Friendly care across North Texas.

As a benefit of membership with Tarrant County Birth Network and Texas Birth Networks, professional members will be listed in the directory portion of the resource guide. Last year’s directory listings are printed between pages 30 and 48. Seen here: http://www.flipsnack.com/FFC778EC5A8/ftmyxl53

To be included in the directory, Texas Birth Network membership is required. A separate email will go our at the conclusion of ad sales. Please look for this email around September 10th. Joining is easy at: http://birthtexas.org/join-a-texas-birth-network/

Advertisements are up to 500% larger and sprinkled through out the book.


Those who advertise this year will also receive free layout design for their ad. Once you have paid in full, our designer will contact you for a consultation

We have 4 options available for ads this year,  the prices are:

Premium Space – $1500
Full Page – $1125
1/2 Page – $600
1/4 Page – $350
1/8 Page – $250

Auto draft payment plans are available. To see a graphic representation of the ad sizes visit: https://goo.gl/Bsal6i

Ads are available for purchase at: http://www.jotformpro.com/form/51650989129971

Changing Waterbirth Practices in Texas: 2015 Guidelines, Tarrant County Birth Network August Meeting

In 2014, a fatal Legionella infection occurred in a newborn after a water birth. Amelia’s death highlighted the need for infection control education, client awareness, and standardization of cleaning procedures in Texas midwife facilities offering waterbirth.

Her mother, Amber Jennings, participated in an Ad Hoc committee on the Texas Midwifery Board with five certified professional midwives and one certified nurse midwife to create the Waterbirth Guidelines, approved by the board this June.

The guidelines include criteria for use of water immersion for labor or birth, reasons not to enter or stay in the pool, environmental conditions for safety, management of stages of labor during water immersion and immediate postpartum concerns including newborn resuscitation.

Amber will join us to tell her story and describe the process the ad-hoc committee went through to create their recommendations to develop safer waterbirth practices for Texas mothers.

Maryn Taylor, with Buoyant Birth pool rentals will also join us to talk about practical application of the guidelines for providers and families.

The guidelines are available for review at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/midwife/waterbirth/

Meeting will be held at the University of North Texas Health Science Center,
1000 Montgomery St.
Ft Worth, Texas
in the Medical Education & Training Building.

Parking and main entrance are on Bunting Street.

TCBN meetings are free and open to the public. Please remember that regular meetings are only for adults and babies who are content to stay quietly in your lap or in a carrier for the duration of the meeting. Thanks so much for your cooperation!

Online Professional Guide

In an effort to continue to provide a comprehensive guide to the birth professionals in our area, Texas Birth Networks will be beta testing a new feature in the Tarrant County area. During the test ANY mother-friendly birth professional may list their business for FREE in the TCBN online directory. Free listings will be limited to Business Name, Category, 25 Character Description, Service Area, and Telephone number. Free listings will be approved once a month by a TCBN Regional Coordinator; Once approved free listings will be good for 1 year, when they will need to be updated again.

Texas Birth Networks professional member listings will continue to be listed with Provider Name, Business Name, Address (if desired) with Google Map, Telephone Number, Photo, and link to business website. Member listings will be highlighted above free listings and designated with a TXBN Member Badge.

If you are a current professional member and need assistance getting listed on the website please email us at admin@tcbirthnetwork.org. If you would like more information on upgrading your listing, please contact us at admin@tcbirthnetwork.org or visit http://tcbirthnetwork.org/join/ for details.

Angelica is an accountant and mom of two who has a passion for birth, breastfeeding, and women’s rights. After the birth of her two sons she wanted to find a way to stay involved in the birth community and TCBN was the best fit.

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