Resources for Pregnancy and Postpartum
As a doula practicing just outside of Boston I have worked to build connections with a variety of holistic practitioners in the area. I teach classes at an incredible pregnancy & new parent care center called Stork Ready. Most, if not all, of the pregnancy and postpartum resources listed below are businesses my clients and I have used ourselves. I encourage you to check out some of these gems from in and around the city!
King Chiropractic – Dr. Shelly King
One of the most beneficial ways you can begin to care for your ever-changing body in pregnancy is by routine chiropractic adjustments, particularly of the hips and pelvis. Having a properly aligned pelvis can make for a more comfortable pregnancy and a significantly shorter and easier labor. You can read more about the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy in this blog post here
978.710.5163 | 61 Central Sq. #4 Chelmsford, MA | www.kingchiropractor.com
Denaro Chiropractic – Dr. Abby Denaro
978.664.1500 | 350 Park St. #106 North Reading, MA | www.denarochiropractic.com
Cloth Diaper Services
I routinely hear women tell me that they would love to cloth diaper but due to busy work schedules they just don’t have the time. Let an affordable local cloth diaper service step in and do the work for you so you can have more time to love on your baby!
Green Earth Baby Works
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603.292.6500 | 235 Calef Highway Epping, NH | www.greenearthbabyworks.com
Using hypnosis to prepare for your baby’s arrival can make an astounding difference in the level of relaxation you are able to achieve while you are in labor. As a doula I cannot tell you how many time I have seen a mom relaxed and breathing deeply while she’s birthing her baby. You can read more about the ways HypnoBirthing can help you in my blog post here
Having a good lactation consultant on hand can make a huge difference in establishing a successful breastfeeding relationship with your newborn. These International Board Certified Lactation Consultants are some of the best in Boston!
Janice Palmer, IBCLC
978.935.8095 | Woburn, MA & North Reading, MA | www.lactationsupportwithjanice.com
Michelle Stolow, IBCLC
978.897.3637 | 27 Walnut St. Maynard, MA | www.frombirth.com
Self-care often goes by the wayside as your pregnancy progresses and you begin devoting more time to making room for the newest member of your family, however this is when you need it the most! Growing a baby sure isn’t easy and neither is preparing for it. Regular massage is beneficial for both your mind and your body.
The Dhamma Room – Meghan Chandler, LMT
Meghan specializes in traditional Thai bodywork with a focus on prenatal and postpartum care.
She has a strong interest in women’s health and her massages consist of gentle movements using warm herbal compresses.
978.729.8346 | 853 Main St Suite #214 Tewksbury, MA | www.dhammaroom.com
Naturopathic medicine is a wonderful complementary tool to traditional Western medicine. It uses a whole body approach to helping people heal and maintain longterm health. A Naturopath can guide you to proper nutrition and a well-balanced use of herbs and supplements throughout your pregnancy, all of which may reduce your chances of special circumstances arising due to imbalances in the body.
Advanced Health & Wellness – Dr. Amanda Tracy
978.475.7676 | 76 Main St Andover, MA | www.advancedhealthonline.com
Pregnancy & Parenting Classes
If I’ve said it once I’ll say it again, you can never get enough support & education when it comes to new parenting. Connecting with other parents who are going (or have already been) through the same things you are going through can really help to normalize the experience and make you feel like you aren’t alone.
Stork Ready – Karen Chipman
I am lucky enough to teach HypnoBirthing classes at this wonderful center for all things pregnancy, newborn & parenting. Karen has gone above and beyond in creating a warm and inviting space where new parents can come to learn & connect with one another. Come join us for an upcoming class!
978.500.5018 | 217 Main St North Reading, MA | www.storkready.com