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

https://www.abodewellnesslounge.com/

Authors we recommend

https://inamay.com/

https://sarahbuckley.com/

https://www.drdansiegel.com/

Belly binding & baby wearing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu27-QW8vb0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhprVZiSNE4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn-x7X2ceb0

Birth centers & midwives of color

https://www.naturalbeginningsnc.com/

https://www.novanthealth.org/pf/providers/1366695496/locations

https://www.novanthealth.org/pf/providers/1437658473/locations

Caterer / private celebrity chef - for events or in home experiences

http://www.seasonedprovisions.com/

Chiropractors & infant adjustments

https://www.stuckychiropractic.com/child-chiropractic/5-signs-baby-might-need-adjustment/

Chiropractor in Charlotte - Dr. Scarnecchia

https://www.scwcharlotte.com/

Classes- hypnobabies

https://www.hypnobabiesqc.com/

Co-sleeping

https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/news-and-research

https://cosleeping.nd.edu/safe-co-sleeping-guidelines/

CPM (certified professional midwife), LM (licensed midwife), natural childbirth educator AAHCC, doula- Jen Kitchton

https://carolinawildflowerbirth.weebly.com

Dairy allergy nursing substitutions

https://kellymom.com/health/baby-health/food-sensitivity/

https://www.earthbalancenatural.com/spreads/soy-free-buttery-spread

https://daiyafoods.com

https://www.ripplefoods.com/original-plant-milk/

Doula for career women - Lindsay Michels

www.lindsaymichels.com

Doula highly experienced and natural minded- Helen Herzig

https://www.aussiedoula.com/

Happiest baby on the block - soothing baby

https://www.happiestbaby.com

Increasing milk supply

https://www.amazon.com/Traditional-Medicinals-Mothers-Milk

https://www.amazon.com/dp/ mothers milk bars

Lactation consultant

https://www.milkedlactation.com/

Maternal support & Fetal positioning during labor

https://spinningbabies.com/learn-more/maternal-positioning/

https://spinningbabies.com/learn-more/baby-positions/posterior/

https://spinningbabies.com/start/in-labor/what-to-do-when-in-labor/

https://www.mybabysheartbeatbear.com/blogs/pregnancy/pregnancy-hack-1-belly-wrapping

Mommy & me yoga and massage -

https://www.belliesandbabiesnc.com/

MTHFR mutation supplement & information

https://www.amazon.com/stores/One+Elevated

https://www.familyeducation.com/pregnancy

NILMDTS photographer - Shelley Pack

http://www.blueridgenewborns.com/

Nursing issues- tongue & lip Ties & dental surgeon

http://www.tongue-tied.com/

https://mommypotamus.com/

https://monkeysaidthemushroom

Parenting & birthing Class - Liz Hudsen

https://www.hypnobabiesqc.com/

Pediatrics in Charlotte

http://www.northcharlottepeds.com/

https://livingwaterpediatrics.com/

 

Pelvic floor issues - Dr. Michelle Benoit makes house calls!

https://pelvicguru.com/professional/dr-michelle-benoit/

Photographer- posed newborn - Samantha Bachand

https://twolittlemonkeysphotography.com/

Photographer- birth and lifestyle  - Amber Denae

https://www.amberdenae.com/

Photographer - light and airy wedding and couples-

emilysmithphotography.org

Placenta encapsulation

https://www.wombmart.com/

Preeclamsia -

https://karacarrero.com/brewer-diet-for-pregnancy/

http://www.drbrewerpregnancydiet.com/id36.html

https://herbal-training.com/2019/01/17/preeclampsia-a-free-birthers-perspective/

https://www.preeclampsia.org/

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.

  • Lycopene.

  • 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

https://www.zerorez.com/

Student midwife, natural childbirth educator, doula, plexus ambassador, herbalist- Brooke Atkinson

https://beautifulchildbirth.com/

Supplements we love-

https://www.megafood.com/vitamins-supplements/mineral-supplements

https://www.puritan.com/calcium-magnesium

https://www.gardenoflife.com/vitamins

https://www.gardenoflife.com/probiotics/

Therapist- experienced in postpartum depression and trauma

https://www.firmlyrootedcounseling.com/

More resources will be added soon! Connect with us below with any questions or needs, we are here to support and serve local moms!