Resources for you!

Looking for more information and great providers related to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and baby care? Here's a big list. Local folks who can help you in various ways. Online resources. Books. Videos.

Films You NEED to see before you have a baby

Business of Being Born

Orgasmic Birth  don't worry, it's not all about orgasm (although if it was, how bad could that be?!?)

More Business of Being Born

Being Dad  also check out the Being Dad Pregnancy Guidebook (co-authored by Babies in Common's own Jeanette Mesite Frem), available through the Being Dad website.  Please note that if you would like to purchase an actual copy of the DVD to give to someone as a gift, there are copies available for just $17 at Babies in Common.

The Babies in Common YouTube Channel has many videos on it that you'll find helpful, inspiring and thought-provoking related to birth, breastfeeding, babywearing, parenting, etc.

Edgy Humorous and Informative Breastfeeding Support Videos made in Canada are worth watching. 

Birth Doulas      Click here to learn about doulas

Prenatal Yoga

Postpartum Doula Care

Obstetrics

  • Feel free to contact me directly for recommendations--there are several OBs I recommend at various hospitals in Worcester as well as the Boston area.

Hospital-based Midwifery (Certified Nurse Midwives)

  • Reliant Medical Associates at Worcester Medical Center, 508-368-3110
  • Atrius Health Midwives at Newton-Wellesley, 781-431-5429
  • Midwives of Mount Auburn Hospital, 617-499-5130

Homebirth Midwifery

Birth Centers

Where to Rent Multi-User/Awesome Breastpumps

Please note that they will deliver to your home AND talk to your insurance to find out what they will cover...they can also help you purchase a breastpump that is covered by your health insurance)

 

Chiropractic Care

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

 

Mental Health Services for Moms, Moms-to-be, Parents and even Kids!

Massage Therapy

Functional Medicine and Naturopathy 

Functional Medicine doctors I am aware of in Massachusetts:

Naturopathic doctors I am aware of in Central Massachusetts:

Functional medicine nutrition counselors:

 

Please also see avivaromm.com and chriskresser.com for amazingly helpful podcasts/blog posts, particularly about women's health and children's health.

 

Placenta Encapsulators

Note: Benefits of placenta encapsulation have yet to be proven by research, so quality evidence for their oral intake does not exist. While some women do claim to have experienced benefits, one cannot expect benefits. Some see it as harmless and possibly having some positive effects. Others disagree. If you have questions about encapsulation, talk to one of the placenta encapsulators below or email jeanette@babiesincommon.com for other resources. Please note that other creative things can be done with your placenta--art, jewelry, planting it...or you are welcome to just admire it before someone disposes of it safely.

Herbs for Women's Health and Children's Health

  • Wild Carrot Herbs, Mischa Shuler, Master Herbalist.  Yes, she's in Portland, ME, but does phone consults!

Pregnancy and Birth Books and Websites

For books and websites: these resources do not replace medical advice.  It is your right and responsibility to ask questions of your medical care providers and actively participate in decisions that affect your and your baby's medical care and health.

Breastfeeding Books and Websites

For books and websites: these resources do not replace medical advice.  It is your right and responsibility to ask questions of your medical care providers and actively participate in decisions that affect your and your baby's medical care and health.

Baby Care Books and Websites

For books and websites: these resources do not replace medical advice.  It is your right and responsibility to ask questions of your medical care providers and actively participate in decisions that affect your and your baby's medical care and health.

Nutrition Information


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