RESOURCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Are we booked your due date or didn't quite fit your needs? Need a lactation consultant or other local resources? Below are trusted and experience resources, many of whom I've personally worked with and come highly recommended in our area - Emily
Acupressure, acupuncture & prenatal massage
Authors we recommend
Belly binding & baby wearing
Birth centers & midwives of color
Caterer / private celebrity chef - for events or in home experiences
Chiropractors & infant adjustments
Chiropractor in Charlotte - Dr. Scarnecchia
CPM (certified professional midwife), LM (licensed midwife), natural childbirth educator AAHCC, doula- Jen Kitchton
Dairy allergy nursing substitutions
Doula for career women - Lindsay Michels
Doula highly experienced and natural minded- Helen Herzig
Happiest baby on the block - soothing baby
Increasing milk supply
Maternal support & Fetal positioning during labor
Mommy & me yoga and massage -
MTHFR mutation supplement & information
NILMDTS photographer - Shelley Pack
Nursing issues- tongue & lip Ties & dental surgeon
Parenting & birthing Class - Liz Hudsen
Pediatrics in Charlotte
Pelvic floor issues - Dr. Michelle Benoit makes house calls!
Photographer- posed newborn - Samantha Bachand
Photographer- birth and lifestyle - Amber Denae
Photographer - light and airy wedding and couples-
Preventing** preeclampsia (follow doctors orders at onset of preeclampsia and discuss all supplements with care provider!):
Calcium. If you have low levels of calcium, or are at risk for high blood pressure, some studies show 2,000 mg of calcium per day may lower the risk of developing preeclampsia.
Vitamin D. Some studies suggest that having low levels of vitamin D raise a pregnant woman's risk for preeclampsia. One preliminary study found that taking vitamin D supplements appeared to reduce the risk of preeclampsia. However, women in the study also consumed high levels of omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish oil). So researchers are not sure if it was vitamin D or the combination that reduced the risk.
Folic acid and vitamin B6. May help prevent symptoms in women with a history of preeclampsia and high homocysteine levels. One study found a reduction in preeclampsia with supplementation of a multivitamin with folic acid.
Vitamin C and vitamin E.
Magnesium. ( we recommend a calcium-Magnesium supplement for ALL clients for pelvic pain, cramps and irritable uterus from onset of pregnancy)
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10).
Low dose aspirin. (**confirm with doctor)
Hawthorn berries (Crataegus laevigata)
Cramp bark (Viburnum opulus)
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum)
acupuncture for blood pressure reduction
exercise for blood flow
Steam cleaning before & after home birth or for little crawlers
Student midwife, natural childbirth educator, doula, plexus ambassador, herbalist- Brooke Atkinson
Supplements we love-
Therapist- experienced in postpartum depression and trauma
More resources will be added soon! Connect with us below with any questions or needs, we are here to support and serve local moms!