Resources: I encourage you to use them.
re·source n.1. Something that can be used for support or help. 2. An available supply that can be drawn on when needed. Often used in the plural. 3. The ability to deal with a difficult or troublesome situation effectively; initiative: a person of resource. 4. Means that can be used to cope with a difficult situation.
Acupuncture/support for Breech and/or Induction, etc
IBCLCs International Board Certified Lactation Consultants:
aka Breastfeeding experts
Prenatal and Postpartum Blues and/or Depression Therapy
Birth anxiety, baby blues to postpartum depression and your postpartum body.
Physical therapy Pre & Postpartum
Breast Feeding Support
Katinka Locascio: Cranio sacral, mayan abdominal massage, prenatal massage and prenatal cranio sacral. Long Island City.
Bliss Spa at 51st & Lexington has a great prenatal massage. One of the massage therapists at Bliss does home visits. His name is Edwin at 917.349.5322.
Chi Moshi Inc., a massage studio in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. 718-230-8700. ChiMoshi.com
Tanja Lahtinen: LMT,She prefers to do a flow between Swedish, Shiatsu, Thai, and Trigger point. 347-925-3247
Carrie Dirks Amodeo www.bemassagetherapy.net
Mia Borgotta is a prenatal yoga teacher and massage therapist. 917.407.6840
Aimee McNally is a prenatal/baby/premie massage therapist 917.496.5582
80 5th Ave # 906 New York, NY 10011
Prenatal Yoga Center, W 72nd
Reflexology, and more...
I had a client use her services and it was extremely helpful tool for having a natural un-medicated labor. I highly recommend if you'd like more tools in your natural birth tool box.
Cranial Sacral for Newborns
(and children & adults)
Patricia Codrington MSN, RCST®
New York, NY 10012
Works with both infants and adults.
136 Union Street (Carroll Gardens, near Carroll St G)
Brooklyn, NY 347-451-4576
5-31 50th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Karilyn Sanders Photography offers newborn portraits for the discerning New York mom. In-home photo sessions and professional hair and makeup for mom make it as simple and stress-free as possible to document your baby's first days of life.
Visit www.karilynsanders.com for more information.
A note on placenta services; there is no government, FDA, medical or clinical oversight, indications or official certification for placenta preparations/services. Anyone can currently perform these services, and anyone can start "certifying" others in this field. And you can also learn how to do it yourself. YouTube/google has plenty on it. If you can make chicken, you can prepare your placenta yourself, its not that serious or complicated. But maybe you don't want to because you just had a baby and its a bloody mess. So you want someone to do it for you, I hear that. If you are having a homebirth, I can prepare a fresh placenta smoothie for you (everyone tells me they're delicious) and save the rest of the placenta for other preparations. If you are having a hospital birth then you can have someone else do the preparation for you and I can help you plan for the hand-off. Below I have the names of some lovely women who do placenta services, including but not limited to encapsulation.
Free and Low Cost Doulas in NYC
Would you love doula support but think you cannot afford it? check out www.freeandlowcostdoulas.com for just that. Many of the doulas there are less experienced and working on getting certified, but there are still huge benefits to getting a doula even if they are new. Take time to interview them and see who you click best with.
Books (That I love and highly recommend)
The Business of Being Born www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com
(The Business of Being Born is also on Netflix)
24 Hour Woman
You can rent it online at Amazon. One of my favorite movies! Its fiction, its really funny and the most realistic movie I know about motherhood. A must see for anyone planning on ever working after having a baby.
*I also post birth videos and other resources on my Facebook page. Find me: Mai Doula Maiysha Campbell on fb.
The Shape of a Mother http://theshapeofamother.com/
Battered Mother's Resource Fund, Inc
Phone: 866.592.7870 www.batteredmothers.org
New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
24 Hour Hotline
800.942.6906, 800.818.0656 (TTY), 800.942.6908 (Spanish)
800.780.7660 (Spanish TTY)
Safe Horizon www.safehorizon.org
800.621.4673 (Main), 866.689.4357 (Crime Victims Hotline)
800.621.4673 (NYC Domestic Violence Hotline)
212.227.3000 (Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline)
The Natural Child Project: articles on co-sleeping, attachment parenting, homeschooling/unschooling and breastfeeding.
Continuum Concept http://www.continuum-concept.org/home.html
Tons of info on birth, babies, breastfeeding and more! Lots of real mom feedback.