Community Resources & Referrals
Belvedere Integrated Healing Arts: Prenatal and postpartum massage and craniosacral therapy; trauma resolution for adults
Bend Yoga: pre and post natal yoga, birth prep classes, and more. Located on the Downtown Mall in C'ville.
Breastfeeding Blues & Bliss: Lactation consultants that do home visits and also offer a free breastfeeding support group on Fridays 12:30-1:30pm at Bend Yoga Studio.
Common Ground Healing Arts: Sliding-scale acupuncture, massage, yoga, and meditation at Charlottesville non-profit community wellness center
Prax Family Chiropractic & Massage: Chiropractor Dr Jennifer Prax works exclusively with pregnant women and children.
SEED Acupuncture & Wellness: Kyung Lee, LAc specializes in pregnancy and women's health
The Women's Initiative: Mental health services: free walk-in clinic, individual counseling, support groups, mind body classes
truPilates: Charlottesville pilates studio with prenatal and postpartum specific support
UVA Breastfeeding Medicine Program: lactation support to moms and babies with breastfeeding difficulties.
Spinning Babies: stretches and techniques to improve fetal positioning, so that birth goes more smoothly. Check out the Daily Activities for Pregnancy, Your Pregnancy Week-by-Week, the Daily Essentials Video, the Parent Class Video, and Rest Smart. In your third trimester, we will show you techniques during your prenatal visits.
The Miles Circuit: a series of positions to relieve pressure on the low back, and encourage rotation of a malpositioned baby. Great to do in early labor, in a labor that has slowed down, or is starting and stopping.
Evidence Based Birth:research-based resources on topics such as Group Beta Strep (GBS), Gestational Diabetes, Natural Induction Methods, Water Immersion in Labor and Waterbirth (many of our families have waterbirths), Use of TENS in Labor (we bring a TENS unit to births as a comfort option), Circumcision, Vitamin K and eye ointment for the newborn, and many more topics!
Postpartum Support Virginia – Postpartum Support Virginia provides hope and help to women and their families who are experiencing anxiety, depression, or other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). Great online information about local services.
Aviva Romm MD: Articles and podcasts on natural remedies for pregnancy and women's health by integrative physician-midwife-herbalist. See Headaches in Pregnancy, Heartburn, Herbs in Pregnancy, Herbs for an Easier Labor, Labor Induction, Natural Remedies for Urinary Tract Infections, Group B Strep (GBS), Natural Approaches to Depression, Antidepressants in Pregnancy, 5 Safe Herbs.
Home Birth Resources
Gentle Birth Choices
Saoirse Maeve (home birth)
Birth of a Deva (home birth)
Breastfeeding, Babies, & Postpartum