Services offered via video from Los Angeles, CA
The Family Room Postpartum Support Group (online from San Marino, CA)
This group offers moms a safe and comfortable place to talk about mental health issues that arise during and after pregnancy. Moms are free to share their stories, ask questions, or just listen.
If you are able, I highly recommend having a doula. The education and support were central to my ability to cope during pregnancy and birth. If you'd like to know more, check out my review of BEST Doula Service.
Although their program fills up fast I want to highlight Frontline Doulas for providing free doulas for black moms-to-be. This is so important as black women are 4x more likely to die from childbirth complications than white women. If you have the ability, please donate to this amazing organization. They also offer the non-emergent Frontline Doula Hotline.
How to get your insurance company to pay for your doula. This article is from 2016, but has a lot of great information. Even in a surgical birth you can request reimbursement from insurance because of the many benefits of having a doula.
I met Dr. Nadia of Cocoon Chiropractic at the Postpartum Support International Components of Care training. Her calming energy and passion around prenatal chiropractic care prompted me to ask for her details. As someone who spent the majority of her pregnancy in pain, I regret not seeking care for my screaming back and sciatic pain.
* Webster Technique explained
Fed is best. For those that want to breastfeed and need some assistance or support, there are amazing consultants to help you reach your goals. One such lactation consultant is Inna Henry, IBCLC, whom I met through the Postpartum Support International Components of Care training. I felt so lucky to be at the same table as her because she was accompanied by her newborn.
* IBCLC explained
The Lactation Network connects families with the lactation consultations, breast pumps, and products they need to thrive. You can check your insurance coverage by clicking the request a consultation link.
Many new parents worry about stages of development and meeting milestones. While I always defer to the pediatrician for any concerns, here are some of the resources I've found useful.
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