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
Belly Binding & wearing your baby
Birth centers and midwives of color we recommend
Chiropractors- Does my baby need an adjustment?
Chiropractors- Charlotte based Infant and mommy chiropractor and acupuncture - Dr. Scarnecchia
Dairy allergy in nursing and our favorite vegan substitutions
Doula specializing in the struggles and transition specific to career women - Lindsay Michels
Doula- highly experienced and natural minded- Helen Herzig
Happiest Baby on the block - 5 soothing techniques for the "4th trimester"
Increasing milk supply:
Lactation consultant -
Maternal / Fetal positioning and back and hip pain support - Spinning Babies & Belly Binding
Mommy & me yoga and massage -
MTHFR supplement for Methyl Folate and pregnancy information
Nursing issues- Suspect a tongue or lip Tie? - Dr. Brian McMurty & resources
Our NILMDTS, birth, maternity and newborn photographer and team member - Shelley Pack
Parenting & birthing Class - Liz Hudsen
Pediatrics natural minded & servicing diverse families in the Charlotte area
Pelvic floor issues with pregnancy & postpartum? - 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
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!