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Professional Organizations

American College of Nurse Midwives – ACSM is the professional association for certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives practicing in the U.S. that provides research, continuing education, and clinical practice standards. They also provide dependable patient information on a number of topics.

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – ACOG (formerly American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) is the professional organization for medical doctors in the Ob/Gyn field. Along with professional matters, they are a dependable source of patient information.

American Dance Therapy Association – Founded in 1966, the ADTA works to establish and maintain high standards of professional education and competence in the field of dance/movement therapy.

American College of Sports Medicine – ACSM advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

American Council on Exercise – ACE promotes active lifestyles by setting certification and education standards for fitness instructors. Site includes a health club finder and exercise tips and information.

DONA International (Doulas of North America) – serves mothers and families by providing access to and research about doulas, childbirth and the postpartum experience. DONA also provides doula education and professional development.

International Association for Dance Medicine and Science – IADMS serves as a forum for the medical and dance communities regarding efficient training for dance, correct physical conditioning to prevent illness and injury resulting from dance activity, proper nutrition for the dancer, and appropriate treatment and rehabilitation for dance related injuries.

National Strength and Conditioning Association – NSCA is the world’s leading authority on strength and conditioning. The organization provides reliable, research-based, strength and conditioning information to members and the general public.

PTPN – Physiquality/PTPN is America’s largest association of physical and rehabilitation therapists, dedicated to delivering the best value and highest level of service. Dancing Thru Pregnancy is a Preferred Vendor for Physiquality/PTPN providers seeking education for pre/postnatal PT programming.