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Abused Women Shelters and Crisis Support Groups
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 1-800-799-7233
REACH Beyond Domestic Violence 800-899-4000 (Available 24hours)
Great website to find a local practitioner who is certified in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
(Easiest to do a search by state and then narrow down when looking at practitioners, error messages often pop up when looking by zip code.)
American Association of Birth Centers - www.birthcenters.org
www.doulamatch.net – Online directory of doulas in your local area.
www.doulas.com – Online directory for doulas in your local area.
www.dona.org – Great online tool for finding or becoming a doula. Also has a list of questions to ask potential doulas.
www.communitydoula.org - Online directory for finding local doulas.
Birth / Pregnancy Photographer
Five Pence Photography - www.fivepencephotography.com
Offering maternity, fresh 48 and birth photography in Okinawa.
Breast Feeding Inc. - www.breastfeedinginc.ca An amazing wealth of breastfeeding assistance. Written by Dr. Jack Newmand and Edith Kereman. Their Candida Protocol using Grapefruit Seed Extract is very helpful for mothers experiencing issues with thresh.
The Bra Fairy - www.TheBraFairy.com Custom fitted support bras
www.kellymom.com - Amazing website with a wealth on about every topic imaginable relating to breast feeding.
EZ Twin Nursing Pillow - Nursing Pillows for Mothers nursing twins.
Available at amazon.com or www.doubleblessings.com
Milkshare.com – Website that links women with or needing surplus breast milk together. Also goes into great detail what should be done before using or donating breast milk and proper storage procedures.
Milkbank Locator - Find locations of human milk banks nationwide at www.hmbana.org
Motherlove - Offers herbal supplements to help promote breastfeeding.
www.motherlove.com Also carried by many local stores.
Tiny Tummies Lactation Consulting - Tori Sproat, IBCLC www.tinytummieslc.com
She is an absolute gold mine of information. If I every have any clients needing breastfeeding assistance or have questions she is the first person I call. She will also do skype and phone consults.
Weston A. Price Foundation - Excellent recipe to make your own formula if unable to breastfeed. www.westonaprice.org
WIC Program – Provides breastfeeding information and resources to women who qualify for their subsidy program. 1-888-942-3663
Child Abuse Protections Agencies
Childhelp National Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD
Baptist Children's Homes - www.bcfamily.org
Christian non-profit organization providing residential services and help to children, teens and families in crisis.
Birthing From Within www.birthingfromwithin.com
They teach 12 classes for 2 hours each over the course of 12 weeks.
Also check out Passion for Birth Child Birth Educators. www.passionforbirth.com
Other Child Birth Classes
-Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society -
Offers classes for active duty military families.
Budget for Baby - Learn budgeting techniques and the impact having a new baby has on a families finances. A free layette is available to participants.
Visiting Nurses - Provide RN's for home health visits to educate new parents and ask questions. They weigh and measure babies, offer breast feeding support, and provide new parent support. Available upon request in your home.
Spinning Babies -www.spinningbabies.com
Childcare / School Options
AuPair in America - www.aupairinamerica.com
Live in childcare options. Use code MIL for a military savings fee.
www.care.com - Online daycare referral service. Free memberships for military families.
www.sittercity.com – Online daycare referral source. Free memberships for military families
Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can help relieve the aches and pains associated with pregnancy. Chiropractic care can also help align your pelvis, improve neurobiomechanical function, which can allow for a faster, easier labor.
The Webster Technique - The Webster protocol is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxations / SI joint dysfunction. In doing so neurobiomechanical function in the pelvis is improved. Webster technique can be used to address breech presentation in pregnancy.
Chiropractic can help address the following issues in children: colic, latching problems, asthma, ear infections, cold / flu, bedwetting, acid reflux and digestive problems.
Spinningbabies.com - Spinning Babies helps baby get into position for birth and helps support a normal, childbirth. Their website has various exercises you can do to encourage the baby to shift / rotate.
www.TinyTush.com – Great resource for finding out what options you have in cloth diapering and what would be a great starter kit.
CottonBabies - www.cottonbabieslove.com
Runs a donation service where you can donate the cloth diapers you no longer are using and donate them to a family in need. If you are facing financial hardships this is also a great resource to use to get a set of cloth diapers on lone, thus saving you thousands of dollars.
The Rebecca Foundation Cloth Diaper Closet - www.therebeccafoundation.org or www.clothforall.com
10730 Portanco Rd. Suite 122, #238 San Antonio, TX 78251 (855) 678-3232
A nationwide organization that offers cloth diapers to low income families. They do accept diaper donations if you are looking for a place to donate the cloth diapers and diapering supplies you are no longer using. The local contact is
www.diaperjunction.com – Offers the option to test drive certain diapers and return within 30 days if you do not like the product.
Community Services and Programs
Bethany Connection – Free Relationship skills education and coaching for unmarried couples who are expecting or parenting an infant. www.bethanyconnections.org
Carenet – A network of nationwide pregnancy centers available to answer questions, provide resources
United States Marine Corps School Liaison Program
Assists military families with identifying and coordinating community resources to reduce the impact of the mobile military lifestyle on children and their schooling www.usmc-mccs.org/school/
Early Interventions for Babies with Special Needs
Family Doctors / Pediatricians / Pediatric Dentists
Health Food Stores / Local Farm Fresh Producers
Hospitals / Minor Emergency Services
Incest / Sexual Abuse Support Groups
Survivors of Incest Anonymous www.siawso.org
Lactation Consultants / Breast Milk Donation
International Lactation Consultants Association www.ilca.org
Milkshare.com – Online group which links milk donors with infants in need of breast milk. Also has a wide variety of nursing / pumping resources.
Milkin Mamas – www.milkinmamas.com (877)522-6262
Coordinates breast milk screening and donations for premature infants. Provides supplies for the milk donating and will cover all related expenses.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society – Has lactation consultants / Visiting Nurses on Staff. Must be active duty military or family to use this free service.
La Leche League
National La Leche League - 1-800-452-5324
Libraries & Other Field Trip / Class Offerings
Maternity / Nursing Clothes / Compression Stockings
Motherwear – Nursing clothing and Bras www.motherwear.com
Varicose Vein Lotion – “Reviva Labs Varicose and Deeper Spider Vein Lotion with Vitamin P”. This is a natural extract cream which contains Horse Chestnut Oils. Will help with pain associated with varicose veins. Available at Health Right in Fredericksburg, VA or you can order it online.
http://www.narm.org/ - Information page on what a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) is.
Multiple Birth Groups / Associations
National Organization of Mothers of Twins Club www.nomotc.org
Naturopathic / Homeopathic Services / Stores and Clinics
Avena Botanicals – Offers a wide assortment of loose leaf teas and baby products
Calm-a-mama - www.calm-a-mama.com
Flower Essence education and products. Holds training sessions in Providence, RI
CJ’s All Natural – Offers a wide assortment of all natural baby and adult products and natural cleaners. CJ’s BUTTer’s are great salves for cloth diapers with no buildup.
www.cjsewingroom.com OR www.mattiebugs.com
Motherlove – Offers herbal personal care products and herbal supplement line that is specifically designed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
www.motherlove.com Products are available at Whole Food Markets and through their website.
Hoity Toity Lotions – Paraben Free baby and bath products. Amazing baby bottom cream and foaming soap! This is what I use exclusively for our children.
www.finelotions.com (719) 685-1196 firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous Arrows – Offers a variety of organic baby, breastfeeding, supplies, Belly casting kits, Homebirth kits and supplies, Prenatal Education Supplies
Also has several great home birth videos, various statistics on safety on home births.
In His Hands Birth Supply – Home birthing supplies and kits available. Also has a variety of herbs and herbal remedies available. http://inhishands.com
Natural Family Planning
Creighton Fertility Care Model - www.fertilitycare.org www.creightonmodel.com (402) 392-0842
Specific website for NC Creighton providers - www.fertilitycarenc.org
Couple to Couple - www.ccli.org/nfp
Diocese of Raleigh - Natural Family Planning Coordinator (910) 232-6066
New Mothers / Fathers / Parents Groups
MOMS Club – Find a group near you.
MOPS – Offer moms (pregnant – mothers of preschoolers) time to meet friends, gain instruction, and creative outlets to learn that mothering matters.
Find a group near you at www.mops.org
National Fatherhood Initiative – www.fatherhood.org (301) 948-0599
Newport Compass and Setting Sail - Classes for Military spouses. Great resources on how to navigate the Navy life.
Protestant Women of the Chapel - Weekly bible study group
Brewer Pregnancy Diet - www.drbrewerpregnancydiet.com
A great resource for a healthy diet during your pregnancy. Offers a checklist chart available for print.
WIC Program – A nutrition program which uses Federal Grants to help low income pregnant women, mothers and children up to age 5yrs old stay healthy and eat right. Also provides breastfeeding information and resources. This program is available overseas and there are WIC offices on Kadena Base, Camp Foster. 1-888-942-3663 http://www.vahealth.org/NuPAFP/General%20Info/index.htm
Obstetricians / 3D / 4D Ultrasounds
www.castleconnolly.com – Online directory for links to all disciplinary records for doctors
Attachment Parenting Int. - http://www.attachmentparenting.org/
Women taking their placenta capsules experience: Increase in energy, Balanced hormones, Feelings of elation, Decreased weepiness, Improved sleep, Decrease in pain, Lessened postnatal bleeding, Mood enhancement, Increase in libido, Feeling "normal", Uterus returned to normal size quickly.
Amanda Winn -(540) 850-3236 www.amandawinndoula.com
PBi Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Current with Blood Born Pathogens Training and Food Handlers Safety Training, Base approved to provide services to clients in their homes.
www.placentabenefits.info – Find a local Pbi Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Prenatal Loss Support Groups / Bereaved Families Support Groups
Prenatal Loss Resources for Families and Parents - http://www.nationalshare.or
Great informational Resource for Medical Professionals on Prenatal Losses – www.PLIDA.org
Now I Lay me Down to Sleep – http://www.heritagemakers.com/storybookcharity/
A group of photographers who donate their time to capture stillborn baby’s birth. Heritage Makers a digital photo memory company also donates photo memory books of the birth.
www.stillbirthday.com - Offers a wealth of information. Also shows local doulas who are specifically trained to support bereaved families.
Postpartum Exercise / Diastasis Support / Mother & Baby Exercise Classes / Yoga
Stroller Strides – A fitness class you can do with your babies.
Visit www.strollerstrides.com to find a class near you
Diastasis Support Online - www.fit2b.us OR www.tummyteam.com OR www.mutu.com
Postpartum Depression Resources and Support Groups
Postpartum Depression - www.postpartumdepression.org 855-STOP-PPD
Postpartum Support International - www.postpartum.net (800) 944-4773
National Hopeline Network 1-800-SUICIDE OR 1-800-784-2433
Postpartum Support International – Depression and Mood Disorders
Amanda Winn Doula Services - Amanda Winn (540) 850-3236 www.amandawinndoula.com
Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Cleft Palate Foundation 1-800-242-5338 http://www.cleftline.org
Hydrocephalus Association – Information and support for Hydrocephalus.
Smile Train - www.SmileTrain.org – Information for children with Cleft Palate
VBAC/CA Support Groups
ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) www.ican-online.org
Has local support groups which hold monthly meetings providing mother to mother support for women recovering from a cesarean section, hoping to avoid a cesarean, and planning a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesareans).