Resources & Helpful Links
Pediatricians in South Florida that come recommended from moms. Choosing any doctor is very important. Ask people that you trust who they use. We have friendly pediatric docs around miami to support parent’s choices and lifestyle. This will be in your Welcome Folder.
New to Parenting
Holistic and Alternative Medicine
Acupuncture is one of a few safe, drug-free treatments that can help with the following:
- morning sickness
- anxiety and stress
- natural labor incentive
- helping to prevent postpartum depression
- relaxation & lactation support
- allergies and asthma
- back and sciatica pain
- edema – swelling
- premature labor contractions
- pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) which can lead to toxemia
- breech presentation
- stalled early labor
- fatigue and insomnia
- constipation, diarrhea and hemorrhoids
Acupuncture is helpful for many issues including encouraging fertility, and helping to alleviate many of the common discomforts of pregnancy such as hip, leg, and back discomfort; headaches; and the pregnancy-induced skin rash (PUPPS) that sometimes occurs.
Pregnancy and Motherhood
- International Childbirth Education Association
- Coalition for Improving Maternity Services – Motherfriendly.org
- Maternity Wise – Helping women make informed decisions
- International Cesarean Awareness Network
- Midwifery & Pregnancy information site
- Verywell Family – Pregnancy Signs
- Preg/birth/parent education Ask Dr. Sears
- Medication & pregnancy – Medlineplus.gov
- BabyBellyTunes – Pregnancy support wrap with music
Depression After Delivery
Placenta Encapsulation is highly recommended to help reduce the possibility of postpartum depression, helps with lactation and improves pp recovery.
See Placenta Encapsulation page for details.
Postpartum Support International
Information Request Line 1-800-944-4773
Information on the causes, symptoms and treatment for PPD including a self-assessment test. How to increase social support, a book and video section, a support group list (U.S. and worldwide), and chat.
Prenatal & Postnatal Specialty Yoga
Products and Media
- Baby Belly Tunes – includes a free download of Yoga for Pregnancy video. // English & Spanish.
- The Business of Being Born