Supported Birth Care

Resources

These resources will help to find services and information from pregnancy to postpartum and beyond.

 

MATERNITY STORES/RECOMMENDATIONS

A Mother’s Haven - (818) 380-3111 – www.shopthehaven.com - maternity & baby boutique, education center

 

The Gentle Nursery - http://www.gentlenursery.com/ - non-toxic and organic nursery items and postpartum guide

 

BREASTFEEDING

My Nursing Coach – (818) 431-1118 – www.mynursingcoach.com - Linda Hanna, lactation consultation _

 

Best Fed Babies - www.virtualbreastfeedinghelp.com - provides high-tech, state-of-the-art IBCLC consultations via Skype (lactation consultations via webcam in your home)

 

La Leche League – http://www.llli.org/ - help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education

 

Breastfeed LA – (213) 596-5776 – www.breastfeedla.org - dedicated to improving the health and well being of infants and families through education, outreach, and advocacy to promote and support breastfeeding.

 

POSTPARTUM SERVICES

Cathy Dore – (818) 207-0426 – cathyadore@gmail.com - postpartum support group and individual/couple psychotherapy

 

Dr. Diana Lynn-Barnes – (818) 887-1312 - http://www.postpartumhealth.com/html/dlb.html - classes and individual/couple psychotherapy

 

Postpartum Support International – (310) 289-2202 – www.postpartum.net

 

SPECIALTY REFERRALS

Adam Lari – (818) 770-2547 - www.ITYSafety.com - in home car seat installations

 

www.carseat.org – car seat information

 

http://www.safercar.gov/parents/CarSeats/Car-Seat-Safety.htm – car seat inspection station locator

 

http://bethematch.org/ – donating cord blood

 

Dy-Dee Diaper Service – (626) 792-6183 – www.dy-dee.com – cloth diaper service

 

Blessed Bums - (323) 523-3411 – www.blessedbums.com - cloth diaper service

 

Hypnobirth – (818) 775-1868 – www.clearmindhypnotherapy.com - Alisha Tamburri

 

HipBirth – www.hypbirth.com – home study course

 

Multiples – www.nomotc.org – Multiplies of America.

 

SIDS – (800) 221-SIDS – www.firstcandle.org - information & bereavement support

 

Red Cross - (800) 733-2767 – www.redcrossla.org

 

MASSAGE, CHIROPRACTIC, ACUPUNCTURE & PT

Acupuncture/Herbologist – (213) 446-5428 – Aleksandra Dianova

 

Induction Massage –(213) 716-1300 - Beth Wilshnie - (310) 480-8855 - jen@jenmassagela.com - Jennifer Astman-Posen

 

Chiropractor– (818) 788-1564 – Dr. Laurie Harris

 

Physical Therapist - (818) 609-7300 - Claudia Kerns - specializing in neonatal and pediatric physical therapy

 

PARENTING EDUCATION/SUPPORT

Gay and Lesbian Center – (323) 860-7430 - www.lalgbtcenter.org/family_services

 

MOM’S SUPPORT/SOCIAL GROUPS/BLOGS

International MOM’s Club – www.momsclub.org - moms offering moms support,

playgroups

 

www.jenslist.com -daily email of events/services in LA

 

babycenter.com - advice and support on pregnancy and parenting

 

mamapedia.com - wisdom of moms

 

DAY CARE/PRESCHOOL (San Fernando Valley)

The Magic Yard – 818-760-2939 – Barbara Diner- http://www.themagicyard.com/index.php

Weekday Preschool – 818-886-4949 - http://www.weekdaynumc.com/

 

BIRTH CENTERS/HOME BIRTH MIDWIVES (Los Angeles Area)

Del Mar Birth Center, Pasadena - www.delmarbirthcenter.com - (626) 577-BABY(2229)

 

Art of Birthing Center, Marina del Rey - http://www.artofnursing.net/ - (424) 835-4186

 

Graceful Birthing Center, Silverlake - http://www.gracefull.com/

 

The Community Birth Center, mid-city - http://lacommunitybirth.com/ - (323) 541-9100

Natural Birth Ctr & Womenʼs Wellness, West Los Angeles - http://naturalbirthcenter.com/ -(424) 245-4150

 

Ventura Birth Center, Ventura - http://www.venturabirthcenter.net/ - (805) 667-2229

 

South Coast Midwifery & Womens Health Care, Irvine - http://www.southcoastmidwifery.com/- (949) 654-2727

 

Natural Birth & Womenʼs Center, Canoga Park - http://naturalbirthwomenscenter.com/ - (818) 885-1012

 

Tender Loving Childbirth, Los Angeles, Los Angeles - www.tlcwomanscenter.com - (310) 278-6333

 

Homebirth Services of Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks – 818-380-6400 - www.homebirthservice.com

 

BOOK RECOMENDATIONS:

Birthing From Within – Pam England & Rob Horowitz

The Birth Book – W. & M. Sears

Birth Reborn – Michel Odent (out of print)

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn - Penny Simkin

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way – Susan McCutcheon-Rosegg CHAPTERS 8, 13-17

The Expectant Father – Armin A. Brott & Jennifer Ash

Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads – Gary Greenberg & Jeannie Hayden

The Nursing Woman’s Companion – Kathleen Huggins, RN or (any basic breastfeeding book)

Laughter and Tears: the Emotional Life of a New Mother – Elisabeth Bing & Libby Colman

Newborn 101, Caring for Your Newborn - Lauren Ryan (available on IBook)

The Baby Book – W. & W. Sears