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BIRTH ROOTS GUIDE

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Your Local Resources From Pregnancy to Parenthood

Nikki McClure

101 State Street ~ Portland, Maine ~ 04101 207-77-BIRTH ~ 207-772-4784 www.birthroots.org 2015-2016

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ABOUT BIRTH ROOTS OUR MISSION

Through our Community Supported Parenting© programs and events, Birth Roots provides non-clinical, communitybased education and support throughout pregnancy and early parenthood.

OUR COMMUNITY

Families involved in Birth Roots are often interested in meeting other new families and benefiting from diverse ideas and other ways of thinking about birth and early parenting. Our classes and groups facilitate the development of a vibrant community of families that embrace the belief that “one size does not fit all.” Instead we nurture individual approaches and encourage sharing of each others’ diverse experiences.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The work of Birth Roots is rooted in the philosophy that the way mothers, fathers, infants, and new families are cared for at the time surrounding birth has effects that last far beyond that one day. Parents who feel respected and self-determined throughout pregnancy and birth tend to feel more confident in their ability to nurture their new child. Children born in an environment of confidence and awareness are more likely to thrive and be resilient.

AT BIRTH ROOTS... We balance authenticity with inclusivity. We value introspection-based development over prescriptive methods. We encourage continued alumni engagement and involvement in the promotion of our vision and mission.

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Cover Artwork: “Trust” by Nikki McClure. Also available; “Embrace”, a journal for pregnancy, “The First 1000 Days” and “The Next 1000 Days”, journals from birth to age six published by Sasquatch Books. Available at Birth Roots.


Welcome to Birth Roots Birth Roots is a Portland-based nonprofit devoted to transforming the way new families are supported during particularly vulnerable phases of early parenthood. Since 2004 Birth Roots has been developing and delivering a unique model of community-based education and support that begins in pregnancy and continues throughout early parenting. The work of Birth Roots addresses social, emotional and non-clinical needs, emphasizes parental instincts and intuition, establishes cohorts and networks of peer support, and sets a tone for Community Supported Parenting. We are committed to creating more meaningful conversations around birthing and parenting. Birth is transformative no matter how it happens, but with an enriching community you don’t have to reinvent the wheel or go it alone. Rather than relying on the internet for parenting advice, you have a local resource that can fill your practical needs as well as offer a space for you to connect process, grow and thrive. You’ve just stumbled upon a hidden treasure in Southern Maine. Amidst Greater Portland’s thriving Farmer’s Markets, extensive trail system, public spaces, and “Buy Local” movement, Birth Roots is an integral part of why Portland is consistently listed as one of the best places to live and raise a family in America.

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A little history... Birth Roots Birth Roots was born in 2004 out of the birth center known as the Ballard House. Co-founders Leah & Emily were charged with organizing and designing the childbirth education classes, postnatal groups and assuming leadership for the community support space. Their mission was to offer more families access to a non-clinical, doula-inspired approach to their care during pregnancy and early parenting. The early emphasized the message that families should not be told where they were going in childbearing, but asked where they wanted to go and how they wanted to get there. Birth Roots—An example of Community Supported Parenting© In the beginning, Birth Roots brought in guest-speakers to inform families of all different paths to birthing and raising families, but we soon found that what people really wanted was to talk to each other. It wasn’t necessarily social time that they craved, but facilitated conversation. We discovered that facilitated discussion brought about deep sharing and allowed bonds to form that overcame time, diversity and distance. So instead of raising money for an individual woman to have a doula attend her birth, we became more of an “organizational doula.” As a result of 10 years of observing the needs of families and refining the way we support them, Leah and Emily have created the concept of Community Supported Parenting©. Securing the Bridge for the next 10 years Birth Roots builds a bridge from pregnancy to parenthood. For a growing number of families, the quality of support they can expect during this transition is being revised. We organize an integrated network of resources to help parents find their way. This is relevant to all members of a community because when parents are supported to effectively advocate for themselves and their children, the whole community is strengthened. When the roots are nourished, the community thrives at every level.

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SPECIAL THANKS

We feel lucky to call many of the businesses and individuals in this guide our dear friends. We also feel so honored to connect with the families who participate in our programs. With deep gratitude we thank the families, individuals, and colleagues who have provided guidance, support, financial contributions, and so much more since 2004.

We extend heartfelt gratitude to those who make generous on-going monthly and yearly donations. We offer a special thank you to individuals who have gone above and beyond in their service to Birth Roots over the past year: Delaine Brown, Leigh Baker, Sarah Burt, Duska Martovitch, Tom Leonhardt, Pam Leo, Shannon Mackey, Amy Amoroso, Emily Griffith photography and Emilie Sommers Photography. We also offer gratitude and thanks to the many people who helped to make our largest event/fundraiser of the year successful. Sandsations 2014 planners: Kelsey Goldsmith, Leigh Baker and Delaine Brown. The Volunteer Captains: Pearl Fudala, Anne Atwood, Jean DiMillo and Pam Leo. Our generous local business sponsors; Benchmark Real Estate, Wind & Sky Yoga of Freeport, Maine Magazine, WCLZ 98.9, Acelleron Medical Products, Katie Brooke, Realtor (Scott & Sunny Townsend/Keller Williams), Prime Ford/ Mazda, Robert Chappell, Docks Seafood, Portland Food Co-Op, Hannaford Supermarkets, Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW, Capt’n Eli’s Soda, Amanda Vigue, Realtor (Portside Real Estate Group), Sacopee Midwives, Claytons Café, Mainely Babies, Green Clean Maine, Spiral Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio, Portland Doula Collaborative, OceanView Properties, and our valuable Host Committee members, Emily + Justin Griffith, Sheanna + Ryan Zimmerman, Dr. Kaylee Cooper, D.C., Dana + Kent Ryan, Katie + David Paye, Anne McPheeters + Meredith Johnson, Mackenzi + Gary Howard, Elizabeth + Coury McGlinn, Katie Brooke + Ben Guerette, Dr. Leigh Baker, D.O., and Kelsey + Garrett Goldsmith.

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Founding Directors Leah Deragon, CCE, Doula Emily Murray, CCE, Doula

Leah and Emily co-founded Birth Roots Perinatal Resource Center in 2004 and co-created the Community Supported Parenting© model of Parental Development group work. Emily Leah This style of facilitation brings the Birth Roots’ mission to life by creating a class environment that fosters connection, dialogue, and meaningful reflection. Leah’s Birthing From Within, Blossoming Newborns classes have transformed the experiences of an entire generation of new families in Southern Maine. She has recently launched Parents Raising Consciousness, a new parent coaching program. Emily completed her Parenting By Connection certification in 2013 with Hand in Hand Parenting and is bringing this philosophy to the Birth Roots community.

Staff Jodi Phinney, Office Manager, Birth Doula CD(DONA)

Jodi is the person you’re likely to be in contact with as you register for classes. She facilitates the Welcoming Pregnancy groups for first and early second trimester families and is available to answer your questions and help you find resources. In addition to her work at Birth Roots, she is a full time, birth doula. Jodi

Teachers & Facilitators Alison Vanderburgh Emily Murray Jamie Lynn Worster

Jason Saucier Jenny Lunt Jodi Phinney

Kara Kaikini Leah Deragon Tessy Seward

Board Of Directors Birth Roots has an active and dedicated Board of Directors. Under the direction of Board Chair, Leigh Baker, DO, they continue to fuel exciting changes and tremendous growth through fundraisers and community events and have helped Birth Roots take its programs to a new level. We are actively seeking new members with non-profit experience for the Board of Directors, Committees, or our Advisory Board, we’d love to hear from you. We meet monthly; committees meet more frequently. Many thanks to the 2015/2016 Board: Leigh Baker, DO, Co-Chair Johanna Hill, DC, Co-Treasurer Shannon Mackey, Co-Chair Stephanie Walsh, Co-Treasurer Katie Brooke, Secretary Stephanie Sukeforth, Development Chair

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BIRTH ROOTS RESOURCE GUIDE This guide is an ever expanding collection of local resources. Inclusion in the guide does not imply a Birth Roots endorsement. Be sure to ask questions and find the best fit for YOUR needs and values. ÇÇ Flip through the guide to get an idea about the range of resources out there. ÇÇ Revist regularly. A parent’s needs will change during the perinatal year. ÇÇ Keep an extra guide on hand to share with a friend. ÇÇ Gift one to your doctor or midwife to introduce them to this valuable resource. Visit www.birthroots.org where you can find this guide in digital form. View it, share it or embed it on your own web site.

If this has been a helpful resource for you please make a donation via www.BirthRoots.org to support Birth Roots and this publication.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Acupuncture..................................................................................................... 7 Birth Places....................................................................................................... 11 Breastfeeding Support & Services..................................................................... 15 Celebrating Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting......................................................... 21 Chiropractors.................................................................................................... 25 Classes: Prenatal & Childbirth .......................................................................... 31 Classes: Postnatal & Parenting.......................................................................... 35 Counseling Emotional & Mental Wellbeing....................................................... 43 Doula: Labor & Birth......................................................................................... 46 Doula: Postpartum & In-Home Support............................................................ 55 Exercise, Yoga & Fitness.................................................................................... 59 Family Friendly Businesses & Flock Sites........................................................... 61 Invest in Birth Roots.......................................................................................... 50 Massage, Physical Therpy, & Bodywork............................................................ 66 Maternity & Prenatal Care Providers................................................................. 67 Naturopathic & Homeopathic Providers............................................................ 74 Ostepathic Physicians....................................................................................... 77 Pediatric Health & Wellness.............................................................................. 81 Retail................................................................................................................ 85 Womens Health & Wellness.............................................................................. 88 Alumni Businesses & Index............................................................................... 92 List in Next Year’s Guide.................................................................................... 96

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“I credit acupuncture for helping me before and during my pregnancy.” H.C.

The only board certified reproductive

acupuncture specialist in Maine and New Hampshire.

207.615.4240 · www.rhythmsforwomen.com PORTSMOUTH · KENNEBUNK · PORTLAND

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ACUPUNCTURE Acupuncture may be the number one recommendation for improving reproductive health challenges. More times than we can count, families report that acupuncture is successful in supporting fertility, improving general health during pregnancy and postpartum, and for more specific circumstances such as encouraging the onset of labor, turning a breech baby, lowering blood pressure, improving low milk supply, soothing colic, encouraging postnatal healing, easing postpartum depression, and more.

Acupuncture by Meret

Meret Bainbridge, L.Ac. since 1997 207-878-3300 | 222 St. John St., Ste. 137, Ptld meret@acupuncturebymeret.com www.AcupuncturebyMeret.com Patient-centered Chinese Medicine from an experienced practitioner. Family practice with a focus om Women’s Healthcare, offering acupuncture, acupressure, Chinese herbs, nutrition counseling and compassionate listening. Treating fertility, pregnancy, labor and postpartum; menstruation, menopause; children; pain and emotional problems. Insurance accepted.

ATX Acupuncture

Alexa Gilmore, LAc, MAcOM, LMT 207-756-4301 | 1 Forest Ave., Portland info@atxacu.com www.atxacu.com

Proven, powerful, and effective fertility, pre-conception, pregnancy, and post-natal care. We develop individualized acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment plans to care for you and your family before and after birth, and beyond. See our ad for a discount on your new patient consultation and treatment.

Axtell Acupuncture

Nourishing Health Through Balance 207-395-6101 | 9 Getchell St., Waterville Axtell.Lac@gmail.com www.axtellacupuncture.com

Serving central Maine with quality Acupuncture and Oriental medicinal therapies.

Holly J. Brown, L.Ac , DOM

Holistic Healthcare for the Whole Family 207-443-2635 | 36 School St., Bath 207-725-4222 | 26 Bath Rd., Brusnwick www.docholly.net

primary care practitioner for the past 11 years. She maintains a family practice with emphasis in women’s health, pregnancy, pediatrics and the human microbiome.

Inner Rivers Family Acupuncture Nachelle Jelenovic, Lic. Ac., MAOM 207-841-7802 | 41 Main St., Topsham nachelle@riversacu.com www.riversacu.com

Offering holistic, compassionate, patient-centered healthcare through customized acupuncture, herbal medicine, birth doula, and nutritional counseling services, Inner Rivers Family Acupuncture is a general practice that specializes in women’s health, pediatrics, fertility, prenatal, labor, and postpartum care.

Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture Center Pediatric and Perinatal Specialists 207-774-6251 | 138 St. John St., Portland drj@drloujacobs.com www.drloujacobs.com

Dr. Lou Jacobs is a specialist in pediatric and perinatal chiropractic. His focus is on optimal function and optimal comfort before, during and after pregnancy and delivery for both mom and baby. Dr. Lou has a 95% success rate with The Webster Technique.

Jade Integrated Health

Balanced Energy, Balanced Life 207-773-5778 | 100 Fore St., 2nd Fl., Portland info@jadeintegratedhealth.com www.jadeintegratedhealth.com We are a family practice specializing in treating the whole person. Here at Jade we integrate physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, Chinese Herbology, and classes to heal your body, mind and spirit.

Holly Brown is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncturist and Herbalist that has been an active

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Maine Center for Acupuncture

Where healing + relaxation happen 207-541-0905 | 222 St. John St. Suite 216, Portland info@mainecenterforacupuncture.com www.MaineCenterforAcupuncture.com MCA offers safe, gentle, and effective acupuncture for the whole family! Ryan Nitz, MAc., LAc., is your partner in fertility, conception, pregnancy, labor, and postpartum recovery. With community acupuncture you decide what you can afford $20$40/treatment. See ad.

Laura Meyer ,

L.Ac ., MTCM

Prenatal Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Laura Ann Meyer, L.Ac.

Prenatal Acupuncture 207-809-8044 | 570 Brighton Ave., Portland hello@laurameyer.me www.laurameyer.me

Preconception, Pregnancy & Postpartum Acupuncture. Known for her gentle needle technique and compassion, Laura effectively uses Chinese Medicine to address perinatal and women’s health issues. With 22 years experience in the healthcare field, Laura enjoys easing and supporting women through all their bodily changes.

Rhythms Center for Women’s Health Fertility, Pregnancy, Menopause, Women’s Health 207-615-4240 | Portland, Kennebunk, Portsmouth

∼Rosemont Corner area∼ 570 Brighton Ave. Portland, ME 04102 207 809-8044

www.laurameyer.me

info@rhythmsforwomen.com www.rhythmsforwomen.com

Specializing exclusively in fertility and women’s health. The only board certified reproductive acupuncture specialist in Maine and New Hampshire. Locations in Portland, Kennebunk and Portsmouth.

Rocky Coast Family Acupuncture

The way acupuncture should be. 207-775-2059 | 210 Western Ave., So. Portland

info@rockycoastacupuncture.com www.rockycoastacupuncture.com

Rocky Coast Family Acupuncture is a committed team using Traditional Chinese Medicine to help people improve wellness so they might experience life at its fullest.

Wildwood Medicine

Wildwood Community Acupuncture 207-347-7132 | 83 India St., Portland

info@wildwoodmedicine.com www.wildwoodmedicine.com

Wildwood Community Acupuncture is a quiet, safe space where you can receive affordable acupuncture in a group setting. This unique format allows us to provide personal care through a sliding scale rate of $20 to $40 without sacrificing quality.

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Wildwood Community Acupuncture

Sliding Scale Acupuncture Treatment

Find personal care

and real help with

Women’s Health Prenatal, Postpartum, Pelvic and Low Back Pain Perinatal Care Anxiety Postpartum Depression

Experience a new model of health care. $20 -40 Sliding Scale

Open Monday - Friday | 83 India Street Portland Maine | wildwoodmedicine.com

Birth Roots

Birthing From Within Ancient wisdom and modern practices come together in this dynamic approach to childbirth preparation. Build confidence in yourself and your partner. Gain an understanding of how to work as a team during the process of labor and birth. This is a lively, introspection-based class where parents have a chance to process the information they are hearing and grow closer. 4 evening classes from 6:00pm - 9:00pm Can be taken on its own or as part of the Bridge Package 101 State St, Portland | www.BirthRoots.org | 207-772-4784 F R O M P R E G N A N C Y TO PA R E N T I N G

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BIRTH PLACES We are incredibly fortunate in Southern Maine to have so many options for where to birth. This is a common topic at the monthly Welcoming Pregnancy group at Birth Roots. Factors to consider include, where your preferred care provider practices, the type of setting that helps you to feel most relaxed, and whether your pregnancy is higher or lower risk. Families frequently interview several providers and tour birth place options - to get a sense of staff and routines - in either the first or second trimester. HOMEBIRTH See Maternity & Prenatal Care Providers: Homebirth Midwives

HOSPITALS The Birthplace at Mercy Mercy Fore River

207-553-6363 | 175 Fore River Pkwy., Portland

www.mercyhospital.org

Spacious, private rooms, a jacuzzi in each room, a comfortable day bed in each room for your birth partner, free Wi-Fi, “At Your Request” room service, and childbirth education classes. 15% c-section rate, 90% VBAC success rate and 37% epidural rate.

Miles Memorial Hospital 207-563-1234 | Damariscotta

Pen Bay Medical Center 207-596-8000 | Rockport

Southern Maine Medical Center 207-283-7000 | Biddeford

Bridgton Hospital

St. Mary’s Hospital

Central Maine Medical Center

York Hospital

207-795-2530 | Lewiston

207-363-4321 | York

Eastern Maine Medical Center

BIRTH CENTERS

MaineGeneral Medical Center

The Birth Center at Northern Sun

Maine Medical Center

contact@northernsunhealth.com www.northernsunbirth.com

207-647-6128 | Bridgton

207-973-7000 | Sanford

888-468-1347 | Augusta

Family Birth Center - East Tower 207-662-6132 | 22 Bramhall, Portland childbirtheducation@mmc.org www.mmcfamilybirth.org

Private rooms. Room service. Whirlpools. Massage therapy. Maine’s most specialized Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. For information on childbirth classes & tours call 662-6132.

207-777-8280 | Lewiston

Northern Sun Family Healthcare 207-798-3993 | 53 Main St., Topsham

Sarah Ackerly, ND, CPM. Carrie Werner, ND, Midwife. Offering families options for birthing at home or at a birth center that provides a caring, warm, home-like setting where they are supported and respected in thier birth. Holistic midwifery care, nutritional guidance, waterbirth, individual and group prenatal care.

Midcoast Hospital

The Birth House

www.midcoasthospital.com/maternity

207-647-5968 | 28 South High St., Bridgton

207-373-6500 | 123 Medical Center Dr. Brunswick

Midcoast Hospital Maternity Care center has eleven large, private rooms, all with Jacuzzis and a private waterbirth suite. Wi-Fi and sleeping accommodations for your birth partner. Please see our website for information on childbirth classes and Mother’s groups.

Birthwise Midwifery Service

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VBAC (Vaginal Birth After C-Section) 75% Success Rate, C-section Rate 17%, Breastfeeding Rate 90%, Epidural Rate 34%, Episiotomy Rate 1%

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Maternity Care At MID COAST HOSPITAL’s Maternity Care Center, we are passionate about helping mothers and their babies through the miracle of birth and the precious moments that follow. 24/7 Midwifery Care • Waterbirths Centering Pregnancy Groups • Mother’s Circle Full-time In- and Outpatient Lactation Support Maternity & Infant Care Classes • Boot Camp for New Dads

Take our online tour, or call us for a personal tour today. www.midcoasthealth.com/maternity • (207)

373-6500

MID COAST HOSPITAL Advanced Care. Personal Touch.

123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Maine

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BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT & SERVICES Breastfeeding is an instinctive and natural experience, but not always as easy as we imagine. One of the most frequent comments heard in our postnatal classes is, “I wish I had gone into this with a better understanding of the unique challenges of newborn breastfeeding.” The first hours, days and weeks of establishing a new breastfeeding relationship has even been described as - another phase of the labor. A wide range of support and services are available. It is not uncommon to need guidance with your baby’s latch, increasing milk supply, determining which medications are safe while nursing, and simplifying breastfeeding after returning to work.

Acelleron Medical Products

Breast Connection at Mercy Hospital

Acelleron Medical Products is a home medical equipment provider committed to providing the highest quality prenatal and postnatal products and services.

Breastfeeding is one of the most important things you can do for your baby. Expectant moms and their partners will learn the basics of breastfeeding, correct latch, common adjustments and creating feeding diary.

Breast pumps covered by insurance 603-918-1631 | United States www.Acelleron.com

Aristelle

Bra Fitting & Fine Lingerie 207-842-6000 | 92 Exchange St., Portland

Back-to-Work Evening Breastfeeding Support Group

MaineHealth Learning Resource Center 207-662-3619 | 5 Bucknam Rd., Falmouth 1st and 3rd Mondays, 5-7pm This free support group provides support and encouragement to mothers who have returned to work or school. Topics include maintaining supply, balancing work/school and breastfeeding, introducing solids, and meeting your long-term breastfeeding goals. Free, no registration required.

The Boutique at Maine Medical Center 207-662-5185 | 22 Bramhall St., Ptld ciralj@mmc.org www.mmcfamilybirth.org

Open 7 days a week, 9:00am-5:00pm. Your dependable resource for pregnancy, birth, and the newborn; period. We carry specialty items, unique gifts for moms and babies, nursing supplies including bras, breast pumps (sale and rent), breastfeeding pillows, books, and more.

Mercy Fore River 207-553-6337 | 175 Fore River Pkwy., Ptld www.mercyhospital.org

Breastfeeding Support and Services at Midcoast Hospital

207-373-6500 | 121 Medical Center Dr., Brunswick

www.midcoasthealth.com

Lactation Consultants are available for inpatient, outpatient and phone consultations. Come join our twice a month Mother’s Circle.

Coastal Women’s Healthcare

207-885-8400 | www.coastalwhc.com 71 US Route One, Ste. A, Scarborough

With eight physicians, two nurse practitioners, a certified nurse midwife, and staff committed to creating a professional, caring, and respectful atmosphere for all patients, Coastal Women’s Healthcare is the gold standard of women’s healthcare in Maine.

Eat, Sleep, Nurse Support Group at Birth Roots 207-772-4784 | 101 State St., Portland

www.facebook.com/ EatSleepNurseSupportGroupAtBirthRoots Support for mothers struggling with nursing, feedings or sleep in the first year. Experienced facilitators will help you access the resources you need. See website for times.

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MMC Breastfeeding Support Group

Falmouth Pediatric Dentistry

MaineHealth Learning Resource Center 207-662-6132 | 100 Campus Dr., Bld 100W, Scarb childbirtheducation@mmc.org www.mmcfamilybirth.org

207-781-2272 | 6 Fundy Road, Falmouth

info@FalmouthPediatricDentistry.com www.FalmouthPediatricDentistry.com

Children should have their first dental exam by age 1 and we are here to help! Providing thorough dental exams, oral hygiene techniques, nutritional counseling and growth management to your child, Falmouth Pediatric Dentistry can answer all your pediatric dental concerns.

Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Meet other breastfeeding mothers in your community, share experiences, and receive postpartum and newborn care information and support. A Lactation Consultant is available to answer your questions, provide guidance, and perform infant weight checks. FREE, drop-in.

Kara Kaikini, MS, IBCLC

MMC Lactation Services

In-home/phone/email support 207-619-3667 | United States

Family Birth Center - East Tower 207-662-4555 | 22 Bramhall St., Portland www.mmcfamilybirth.org

Lactation Connection at Mercy Hospital - Fore River

207-553-6340 | 175 Fore River Pkwy., Portland www.mercyhospital.org

Helpful classes before you give birth and lactation consultants available during your stay. Outpatient phone support and consults once you are home or at our breastfeeding support groups for baby weight and latch checks.

La Leche League of Greater Portland Providing mother to mother support

207-799-2046 or 207-209-5006 Woodford’s Cong. Church | 202 Woodford St, Ptld LLLPortland@gmail.com www.lllofmenh.org/portland

Maine Medical Center’s Lactation Consultants are available seven days a week, 365 days of the year, to provide breastfeeding assistance and education for mothers during their stay at MMC and after. Call anytime for phone support or to make an outpatient appointment.

Moms Zen Babies

Tosca DeVito & Nadine Wheeler 207-332-6529 | 433 US Route One, York info@momszenbabies.com www.momszenbabies.com

Meetings are free and open to all women who are breastfeeding or want to know about breastfeeding.

A holistic approach to breastfeeding support emphasizing CranioSacral Therapy.We help you and your baby settle into your own unique breastfeeding relationship. We provide CranioSacral Therapy for baby and mom, practical advice, and encouragement in your home or our office

Maine State Breastfeeding Coalition

On Call Lactation Support

www.mainestatebreastfeedingcoalition.org Find a lactation consultant in your area.

Mast Clinic

Helping Children to Be Their Best 207-689-6278 | 980 Forest Ave #100, Portland info@mastclinic.com www.mastclinic.com Kid Whisperer. Pediatric Physical Therapist. Expert: Infant & Toddler Behavior & Development. Your child is worth it!

Midcoast Hospital

207-373-6500 | 121 Medical Center Dr., Brunswick www.midcoasthealth.com Maternity at Midcoast Hospital is pleased to offer lactation consultation services as a resource to nursing mothers. Lactation Consultants are available for inpatient, outpatient and phone consultations. We are proud of our 90% breastfeeding initiation rate. Come join our twice a month Mother’s Circle.

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Cynthia J. Smith, IBCLC 207-653-0819 | Southern ME csmidwif@maine.rr.com www.Cynthia-smith.juiceplus.com

Experienced breastfeeding help in your home or mine. Hygeia pump rentals. Free weight checks and pump checks with visit. Helping families since 1985.

Bettina Pearson, RN, BSN, IBCLC

207-775-MILK (6455) | Servicing Southern ME bettina.pearson@gmail.com

Experienced breastfeeding support in the comfort of your home. Products include Medela breastpump and scale rentals, pump checks/parts, and specialty feeding items including the Supplemental Nursing System (SNS) and Haberman Feeder.

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Bettina Pearson, RN, BSN, IBCLC Lactation Consultant in Private Practice since 1994 Serving Southern Maine

breastfeeding consultations in the comfort of your home phone consults mother-baby postpartum care breast pump and scale rentals pump checks Services available by appointment 775-MILK (6455) bettina.pearson@gmail.com

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Jean Rice

Pediatric Integration Work | 207-841-4528 355 Front St., Bath & 150 St. John St., Portland info@jeanrice.com www.jeanrice.com Hands-on manipulation, bodywork and therapies to assist with breastfeeding, developmental growth, and overall well-being of your child as they grow.

Tree of Life

Naturopathic & Midwifery Care, LLC 207-846-4900 | 106 Lafayette St, Ste 3A, Yarmouth

info@treeoflifecare.com www.treeoflifecare.com

Tiffany Carter Skillings CPM, CLC & Josie Skavdahl ND, CPM. Our practice provides prenatal care, homebirth, pediatric care, men’s and women’s health care, and a Certified Lactation Counselor. Experience respectful, holistic care for everyone in the family at every stage of life.

Alison VanDerburgh, CLC

In-home lactation support and education 207-446-0276 | Portland

Eat, Sleep, Nurse a free weekly Support Group at Birth Roots Guidance and encouragement when infant feeding and/or sleeping present more challenges than expected. Hear from other moms currently facing similar challenges along with insight from experienced facilitators. No registration necessary See website for day and times Please note Birth Roots is closed on holidays and snow days

Birth Roots

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Sand Sculpting Day a

fundraising event

Raffle Prizes & Mermaid Brigade Meet Red Claws mascot, CRUSHER! FREE Admission

September 2016

The Sandsations Sand Sculpting Day is a family event where sculptors of any skill level come together for friendly competition and outdoor fun. Come with the whole family and vote for your favorite sculpture!

www.Sandsations.org

Ways you can support and connect with families who are part of the Birth Roots community: Become a Gold Sponsor Create an Online Fundraiser Page Gather a Team & Sculpt a Sand Masterpiece FROM PREGNANCY TO PARENTHOOD | www.birthroots.org

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THE EYE OF HENNA

Baby Showers, Blessing Ways, Parties,Events

This is a Blessed time is your life mark it with care. Enjoy & Relax Bringing Beauty to your Blossoming Belly. Henna is Safe Natural & Healing. Mary Schmaling-Kearns Mehndi artist since 1996 & Reiki Master Teacher

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CELEBRATING PREGNANCY BIRTH & PARENTING Many families enjoy finding creative ways to mark the milestones of pregnancy, birth, and early parenting. Photography, body art, and blessing ceremonies are a few of the many ways to take a moment to acknowledge your changing roles, identity and relationships.

Birth Roots

From Pregnancy to Parenthood 207-772-4784 | 101 State St., Portland

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Emily Griffith Photography Birth, child & family photographer 612-867-4024 | Portland emily@emily-griffith.com www.emily-griffith.com

Celebrate the family in your life with a gift certificate to one of our classes or the perfect gift from our little I am a lifestyle photographer searching for the beauty boutique. We carry swaddle blankets, Nikki McClure in the everyday cereal bowls, toothless grins, skinned prints and journals, Boba baby carriers, amber teething knees, and tired eyes. necklaces and other special gifts.

Birth Story Writing

Amy Amoroso | Greater Portland amyamoroso@gmail.com

Offering individual sessions and group workshops to record the life-altering story of your child’s birth.

The Eye of Henna

Henna Mehndi Body Art 207-761-0636 | ME & New England mary421@hotmail.com www.theeyeofhenna.com

Are you expecting a child into your world? Why not mark this amazing passage with a henna design to your wonderful growing belly with Mary Kearns, Mendhi artist for 12 years. Body Art, Parties, Blessingways, and Bridal services by appointment.

emilie inc. photography

we photograph what we see 207-272-2285 | 250 Commercial St., Ptld photo@emilieinc.com www.emilieinc.com

Jessie Dineen Photography

Don’t let those precious memories slip away! 207-907-9544 | Southern ME jessiedineenphotography@gmail.com www.jessiedineenphotography.com Maternity, birth, newborn and beyond- we will capture all your family’s special moments!

Maine Cloth Diaper Co

Central Street Farmhouse | 207-992-4454 Locations in Bangor, Damariscotta, and Online betsy@maineclothdiaper.com www.maineclothdiaper.com Our Damariscotta and Bangor stores are staffed with certified bra fitters, experienced babywearing mamas and daddies, and knowledgeable cloth diaper technicians who can help you select the products that best support your lifestyle. Offering weekly breastfeeding support, and other parenting groups. See ad pg 49.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org

Remembrance photography for parents suffering the loss of a baby.

Q. How can I relieve nausea in pregnancy?

A. Ginger is a favorite remedy – tea, capsules and ginger root are some

common methods. Birth Roots Welcoming Pregnancy group offers more great ideas and tips for this common discomfort.

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Raven Roost Studio

The Wild Bees

Custom Narrative Paintings 207-583-7280 | www.RavenRoostStudio.com

Bethany Blake, Certified Babywearing Consultant 207-632-2226 | Greater Portland beeisforbabywearing@gmail.com www.thewildbees.com

ReMarkable Blackbird

Celebrate, Honor, Indulge 207-232-9014 | Portland and beyond

Your favorite shop for all things teething (Baltic Amber, Wooden & Silicone Toys) and Babywearing Consultations! Want to to wear your baby closely & safely, let’s work together for an introduction into the natural world of Babywearing. Check out the website for items and more information on private or group consultations.

remarkableblackbird@gmail.com www.remarkableblackbird.com

Henna offers you the opportunity to honor the beauty of life growing within. We at ReMarkable Blackbird create a deeply intimate and personal experience as you treat yourself to the powerful magic of adornment. Offering Blessingways, Private sessions and Parties.

L. Taylor Photography

lifestyle photography for the whole family 207-887-1050 | Southern ME laura@ltaylorphoto.com www.ltaylorphoto.com

Q. When and how should I introduce a bottle of pumped breast milk?

Let me help you capture your special moments - pregnancy, birth, infancy, childhood and beyond - with photos you’ll never forget.

A. The “paced feeding” approach works well and is explored in Birth Roots Beyond the Breast class.

Creative, emotive + sincere images of people for people.

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comfort of your own home Photographing the everyday in the

207.272.2285 photo@emilieinc.com emilieinc.com

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A Healthy Kid is a Happy Kid Dr. Lou Jacobs and the staff at Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture have enjoyed working with children, moms and dads for over 12 years. Chiropractic is a safe and drug-free option for many health challenges that occur early in life and before, during and after pregnancy. Chiropractic plays an integral role in helping pregnant mothers and babies restore balance to their bodies while optimizing function and ability to thrive. As a result, pregnancy, delivery and adaptation after birth are often easier while under the care of our doctors. Dr. Lou is the father of a 5 1/2 year old daughter and understands the joy and challenges of parenthood. Dr. Lou is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and has completed his pediatric and perinatal training. He is certified in The Webster Technique. Reasons Parents Call: Sciatica Back pain Shoulder pain Neck pain Headache Anxiety Foot pain Difficulty lifting Difficulty walking Poor sleep Infant/Toddler asymmetry Latching issues Colic Failure to thrive Desire to improve pregnancy and delivery On the second Saturday of every month from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Dr. Lou hosts “Art, Science and the Human Body”, a workshop involving guided art projects, science and anatomy for kids ages 3-7. Coffee, tea and snacks are available for parents. Registration by phone is required. For more information on how Dr. Jacobs may be able to help you or your child, or for more information on the workshop for kids, please call (207) 774-6251 or visit www.drloujacobs.com.

138 St. John Street, Portland, ME • (207) SPINAL-1 (774-6251) **All major insurance accepted. Alternative payment methods available.

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CHIROPRACTORS Throughout a pregnancy, many mothers find that their body can change in surprising ways. A mother’s spine and pelvis undergo many changes and adaptations to compensate for a growing baby. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can improve nervous system function and spinal alignment and encourage greater health for mother and baby. Many babies respond well to Chiropractic techniques that help turn a breech or malpositioned baby, ease common pediatric complaints such as colic and ear infections, and provide general immune support.

Absolute Health Chiropractic

Dr. Caitlin Morrisroe MS, DC, CCSP 207-699-2622 | One City Center, Portland scheduling@ahchiro.org www.absolutehealthchiropractic.org Chiropractic care for the whole family and through all stages of life. Certified in the Webster Technique to assist your body through a healthy pregnancy and birthing experience.

Align with Wellness Chiropractic

Dr. Allyson Coffin 207-846-9499 | 500 US Rt. 1, Ste. 104, Yarmouth info@alignwithwellness.com www.alignwithwellness.com

Using gentle techniques to clear the body of interference for the most comfortable pregnancy and birth possible. Success stories in turning breech babies before delivery. Gently aligning infants and children every day.

Atlantic Chiropractic LLC

chiropractic & homeopathic care 207-772-6411 | 449 Forest Ave., Portland drkathleen@atlanticchiromaine.com www.AtlanticChiroMaine.com

With 28 years of experience, we offer a wide range of chiropractic & homeopathic services for pregnant & post-partum women & their families. We welcome families in all their diversities.

Coastal Wellness Family Chiropractic Kaylee Cooper, DC, Webster Certification 207-799-WELL (9355) 1231 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth drcooper@coastalwellnesschiro.com www.coastalwellnesschiro.com

chiropractic, naturopathy, massage and acupuncture. We look forward to working with you to reach all of your health and wellness goals!

Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture Center Pediatric and Perinatal Specialists 207-774-6251 | 138 St. John St., Portland drj@drloujacobs.com www.drloujacobs.com

Dr. Lou Jacobs is a specialist in pediatric and perinatal chiropractic. His focus is on optimal function and optimal comfort before, during and after pregnancy and delivery for both mom and baby. Dr. Lou has a 95% success rate with The Webster Technique.

Pinetree Family Chiropractic

Johanna Hill, DC 207-846-9292 | 106 Lafayette St., Yarmouth info@pinetreefamily.com www.pinetreefamily.com Caring for the whole family in a warm, nurturing environment; with specialized care for pregnant moms, infants, and children. Certifications in Pediatrics and Webster Technique.

Precision Chiropractic

Complete Chiropractic Care for your entire family! 207-282-9797 | 2 Medical Center Dr., #4, Biddeford precisionbiddeford@gmail.com www.precisionbiddeford.com Here at Precision Chiropractic, formally known as Biddeford Family Chiropractic, we focus on NeuroStructural correction of the spine for pregnant women and children of all ages. We have the same great Webster certified doctor and team.

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Stone Coast Chiropractic

Rachel Streit, DC 207-781-7999 | 52 Center St., Portland

rstreit@stonecoastchiro.com www.stonecoastchiro.com

Using gentle, safe, and proven techniques, I quickly relieve patient’s pregnancy and breastfeeding-related pain. I am Webster Certified and I am a preferred provider with most major insurances.

Q. How can I relieve my anxieties about labor and birth? A. Many find that learning relaxation strategies that focus your mind expands your coping skills during birth and throughout parenting. Birth Roots Childbirth Education classes will help you find a practice that fits.

Birth Roots Key Concept

“The deeper the roots, the higher the reach",

isn't just a saying at Birth Roots. It reflects our deep respect for the perinatal experiences of babies and families. We know that social and emotional well-being in new parents directly impacts the brain, physical, emotional and social development of their babies. By addressing these often overlooked needs, we are strengthening the wellness trajectory of babies, families and communities. 101 State Street, Portland 207-772-4784 | www.BirthRoots.org FROM PREGNANCY TO PARENTHOOD

Dr. Caitlin Morrisroe MS, DC, CCSP

Chiropractic care for the whole family and through all stages of life. Certified in the Webster Technique to assist your body through a healthy pregnancy and birthing experience. Pre and post natal massage

207.699.2622 First Floor, One City Center, Portland www.absolutehealthchiropractic.org Treating the whole person, not just the pain

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PINETREE Family Chiropractic Move Well… Eat Well… Be Well.

Just as a woman’s heart knows how and when to pump, her lungs to inhale, and her hand to pull back from fire, so she knows when and how to give birth. —Virginia di Orio

Dr. Johanna Hill, DC

Certified in Webster technique and Chiropractic Pediatrics

Pinetree Family Chiropractic offers loving support to pregnant women and their families. Balancing the muscles, bones, and ligaments of a woman’s pelvis allows her baby to more readily achieve the best possible position for birth. For more information and a complete list of services visit our website at www.pinetreefamchiro.com

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207 846 9292

Lower Falls Landing

www.pinetreefamchiro.com

106 Lafayette St.

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Baby Booty Seasonal Resale Spring - Fall - Winter

Ways to participate and connect with families who are part of the Birth Roots community: Declutter your space and donate items Volunteer to sort pre-booty sale Join in the excitement the day of the event

Birth Roots Breastfeeding Basics Learn all the basics of how your body works and what your baby needs. You'll leave understanding what to expect, how to recognize and avoid common challenges and how to create a supportive feeding environment.

Birth Roots BABY BASICS A prenatal class where you will learn: • baby care skills

• soothing techniques

• things you can do now to make your life easier later • self-care strategies

Visit our website to register

Visit our website to register

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The Bridge Package Save $ with a package of Birth Roots most popular classes

Birthing From Within | Baby Basics Breastfeeding Basics | Blossoming Newborns Prenatal classes provide you with skills, resources, information and confidence. Then come back with your baby and begin to put everything into practice in a supportive and welcoming class environment. 101 State St, Portland | www.BirthRoots.org | 207-772-4784 F R O M P R E G N A N C Y TO PA R E N T I N G

COMFORTABLE CHILDBIRTH

Reduce fear and pain Prepare for a joyous childbirth "This birthing experience was easy, comfortable, and enjoyable." P.B.

Hugh Sadlier, M.Ed., Board Certified Consulting Hypnotist 222 Auburn Street ~ Suite 102, Portland, Maine, 04103 (207) 773-5200 ~ www.hypno-health.net ~ sadlier@hypno-health.net

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CLASSES & GROUPS PRENATAL & CHILDBIRTH Most of us do not have the benefit of seeing or participating in a labor and birth until it is our own. In generations past, seeing a cousin, sister, or aunt give birth, and helping care for her and her baby after, gave women a template for what to expect. Fathers are charting new territory with what it means to be a dad during pregnancy, birth and parenting. Prenatal classes fill in the gap in our understanding of how pregnancy, labor, birth unfold and help to reorient our thinking for a new phase of life.

Baby Basics at Birth Roots

207-772-4784 | 101 State St., Portland www.BirthRoots.org

This class provides you with a tool box for the first 3 months of parenting. You’ll also learn self-care strategies and tips to keep your partnership strong.

Beyond the Breast at Birth Roots 207-772-4784 | 101 State St., Portland www.BirthRoots.org

The practical information you need to know about expressing, pumping, storing and feeding breastmilk.

Birthing From Within at Birth Roots 207-772-4784 | 101 State St., Portland www.BirthRoots.org

Ancient wisdom and modern practices come together in this dynamic approach to childbirth education. Build confidence and gain an understanding of how to work with your body and the process of labor and birth. This is a lively, introspection-based class where couples learn to process the information they are hearing and see if/how it applies.

Infant Sleep Tip:

Swaddling is often recommended to sooth newborns but the receiving blankets usually used are far too small to adequately swaddle. 47” X 47” are the standard size.

The Birthplace at Mercy

207-553-6363 | Mercy Fore River 175 Fore River Pkwy, Portland www.mercyhospital.org

Birth Journey (1 day workshop or 4 week series): Expectant parents and partners will become familiar with birthing options, relaxation techniques, position changes and comfort care ideas. Look forward to your baby’s birth with positive energy and empowerment. Safe Starts class: Parents and caregivers will learn skills they need to perform Pediatric Basic Life Support. There will be an opportunity for group practice and demonstration of skills learned. Sibling Class: This age specific class provides parents and their children the opportunity to become more familiar with the Birthplace. Siblings will enjoy a tour and they’ll see a brief film about having a new baby in the family. Nurture Your Joy: This class is an informative overview of basic baby care from birth through the first few months. Topics like feeding, choosing a provider, getting the home ready, introducing pets, and childcare will be discussed. Daddy Boot Camp: Expectant Dads enjoy learning about fatherhood, and there’s lots to learn, issues like handling a newborn, responsibilities, bonding, diapers, feeding, pets, finances, post partum blues, family and friends...just to name a few.

Birthwise Community Clinic

Holistic Midwifery Care. Sliding Scale Basis 207-647-5968 | 28 South High St, Bridgton

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Breastfeeding Basics at Birth Roots

Hypno-Health

This class provides you with all the basics of how your body works and what your baby needs nutritionally. You’ll leave with an understanding what to expect, how to recognize and avoid common challenges and how to create a supportive environment to get off to a strong start with breastfeeding.

sadlier@hypno-health.net www.hypno-health.net

207-772-4784 | 101 State St., Portland www.BirthRoots.org

Childbirth Classes at Birth Roots Support, guidance and reassurance when you need it most. Define your own unique birthing and parenting style through our Community Supported Parenting© approach. Small, group classes in a comfortable, living room-style space cover prenatal, childbirth, postnatal and parenting topics.

Full Circle Doula Services Ellen Kunkle, CCE, CD, CLC

ellendoula@gmail.com

Birthing and Postpartum support for mother, baby and family. Emotional support, breastfeeding support, guidance with baby care, meal planning & preparation, laundry & errands, resources & referrals.

Hope House

HypnoBirthing® Classes

Through group or private sessions, you will master a range of relaxation and breathing techniques to labour and birth comfortably. Partners are welcomed as active participants, learning support skills. This is a comprehensive childbirth class, preparing you to birth with calm confidence.

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sara@mamaloveyoga.com mamaloveyoga@gmail.com

Yoga for every stage of life! Offering Mama to Be Yoga and Mama and Me Yoga, as well as gentle Vinyasa and Yin classes..

We offer a 4 and one-day Birthing Without Fear class, sibling classes, and prenatal breastfeeding classes-week. We offer Cloth Diapering, Making Your Own Baby Food, Infant Massage Classes and a free support group.

Natalie Grammer, HBCE & Doula 207-370-9136 | Southern ME

5 weeks, 2.5 hrs each class teaches you and your partner tools: relaxation and hypnosis for the gentle birth you so desire. Peggy, 30 yr Maternity RN, Hypnotherapist, energy worker, brings knowledge, expertise to your private, or several couple class.

MidCoast Maine’s Yoga Alternative for Mamas + More! 207-522-5138 | Bath

207-353-6500 | Brunswick www.midcoasthospital.com/maternity

Classes, Groups, Thrift Store, Women’s Health Cottage

reikipartners@yahoo.com www.reikipartnersmaine.com

Classes include: Prenatal Yoga, Childbirth Education, Breastfeeding, Baby Basics, CPR and First Aid, Expecting Multiples, Grandparents, Siblings, New Dads, Pups and Playpens, Babywearing, Infant Massage, free tours of the Family Birth Center, and more.

Midcoast Hospital

207- 345-3027 | Mechanic Falls

Peggy Woodcock RN,Hypnotherapy 207-318-2184 | Greater Ptld + Southern ME

Childbirth Education & Parenting Preparation 207-662-6132 | East Tower, 22 Bramhall St., Ptld childbirtheducation@mmc.org www.mmcfamilybirth.org

Mama Love Yoga

207- 251-0273 | Greater Portland & Southern ME

HypnoBirthing Mongan Method

Individualized hypnosis sessions and a personalized CD/ MP3 empower you to have a comfortable, joyful birthing experience. Serving the state of Maine by office, phone and Skype sessions.

Maine Medical Center

207-772-4784 | 101 State St., Portland www.BirthRoots.org

natalie@HypnoBirthingME.com www.HypnoBirthingME.com

Comfortable Childbirth 207-773-5200 | 222 Auburn St., Portland

Safe Kids Maine

Car Seat Inspection Stations 207-899-9461 | Statewide

Seacoast Birth Matters

603-498-1113 | 50 State Rd. Kittery www.seacoastbirthmatters.org

Welcoming Pregnancy at Birth Roots 207-772-4784 | 101 State St., Portland www.BirthRoots.org

Early pregnancy is filled with questions our Welcoming Pregnancy class introduces you to a whole new world of resources where you can find answers. Facilitated by doulas, this relaxed class will start to settle the “what you don’t know you don’t know” jitters.

PRENATAL CLASES & GROUPS


Kids Love Us!

And parents love our commitment to inspiring creativity, curiosity, collaboration and compassion.

Discover the difference at www.CCMaine.org

Welcoming children of all faiths, abilities, cultures and socio-economic groups.

Nationally Accredited

Please call to schedule a tour at one of our three locations:

229 Pool Street in Biddeford 282-3790 Now enrolling 6 weeks - 7 years

87 High Street in Portland 270 Minot Avenue in Auburn 871-7444 782-2711 Now enrolling 18 months - 5 years Now enrolling 18 months - 5 years

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CLASSES & GROUPS POSTNATAL & PARENTHOOD Developing connections with other parents and discovering community resources are both key ways to build confidence as a new parent. Hearing new ideas and perspectives can keep your parenting battery charged. The first years of parenting require us to build new skills and rethink many of our assumptions about what parenting would be. You don’t have to do it alone - join a group, make connections, find a Flock.

The Birthplace at Mercy

CatholicCharitiesChildDevelopmentCenters

Boot Camp for New Dads, Breastfeeding (The Breast Connection), Safe Starts: Infant Safety and CPR, Infant Massage.

COA nationally-accredited Centers providing quality, developmentally appropriate child care services for children of all faiths in an integrated setting, treating each child with dignity and respect.

207-553-6363 | Mercy Fore River 175 Fore River Pkwy, Portland www.mercyhospital.org

Birth Roots

Center for Community Supported Parenting 207-772-4784 | 101 State St., Portland www.BirthRoots.org

Support, guidance and reassurance when you need it most. Define your own unique birthing and parenting style through our “Community Supported Parenting©” approach. Small, group classes in a comfortable, living room-style space cover prenatal, childbirth, postnatal and parenting topics.

Birth Story Writing

Amy Amoroso | Greater Portland amyamoroso@gmail.com

Offering individual sessions and group workshops to record the life-altering story of your child’s birth.

Birthwise Community Clinic

207-781-8550 | Biddeford, Portland & Auburn knovak@ccmaine.org www.ccmaine.org

The Center for Parenting and Play a branch of Saint Andre Home 207-282-3351 | 11 Adams St., Biddeford info@saintandrehome.org www.saintandrehome.org

The Center for Parenting and play is a nurturing, playbased environment in which play therapy, parenting classes, counseling services, and open playtimes are available to children 6 and under and their parents/ caregivers.

Center for Studying Mindfulness Being Present with Our Children 207-400-0494 | State of Maine

Hathaway.N@gmail.com www.NancyHathaway.com

Holistic Midwifery Care. Sliding Scale Basis 207-647-5968 | 28 South High St., Bridgton

Classes ~ Workshops ~ Consults

Blossoming Newborns at Birth Roots

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Meet other new moms, learn new skills, and get your bearings in early parenting. This refreshing, relaxed and very mom-baby friendly class is perfect to support you as you navigate motherhood, your changing relationships and growing instincts.

A thoughtfully designed series of monthly classes where you can practice the Community Supported Parenting© model. Pull up out of the day-today busyness of life and spend time creating a individualized, conscious, intentional approach to parenting and family life.

207-772-4784 | 101 State St., Portland www.BirthRoots.org

Children’s Library Storytimes Community Supported Parenting© 207-772-4784 | 101 State St., Portland www.BirthRoots.org

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Connection Parenting

Holistic Moms Network

www.portlandme.holisticmoms.org

by Pam Leo www.connectionparenting.com

Parenting through connection instead of coercion, through love instead of fear. Find this book at Birth Roots and online.

Finding Fatherhood at Birth Roots

Hope House

207- 345-3027 | Mechanic Falls

Classes, Groups, Thrift Store, Women’s Health Cottage

Kindermusic by PlayTime

207-772-4784 | 101 State St., Portland www.BirthRoots.org

www.kindermusikbyplaytime.yourvirtuoso.com

A morning out for dads and their little one. Join Jason for coffee and donuts, play time for the babies and thoughtful discussion about the changing roles of fathers, the kinds of support and obstacles fathers encounter and fresh ideas about topics important to you.

Kathryn Landon-Malone, Ph.D, PNP-C

The Forest School

Little Music Maker

Nature-based experiential learning 207-878-9884 | West Falmouth forestschoolstaff@gmail.com www.forest-school.net

207-761-4700 | South Portland

Comprehensive integrative pediatric care and consultations for infant sleep, infant mental health, pediatric hypnosis, and parenting.

www.LittleMusicMaker.org

Love Lab Studio

Combining nature-based education with Montessori academics. Offering experiential and alternative school programs for children ages 4-9, kindergarten and homeschool enrichment, summer camps, and parenting courses. Enrolling for summer soon.

Full Circle Doula Services Ellen Kunkle, CCE, CD, CLC

207- 251-0273 | Greater Portland & Southern ME

ellendoula@gmail.com

Birthing and Postpartum support for mother, baby and family. Emotional support, breastfeeding support, guidance with baby care, meal planning & preparation, laundry & errands, resources & referrals.

Go Diaper Free with Natalie

Potty and EC Support 207.370.9136 | Everywhere in Maine NatalieGrammer@GoDiaperFree.com facebook.com/groups/GoDiaperFreeofMaine

creativity for children + community 207-332-5790 | Portland christina@lovelabstudio.com www.lovelabstudio.com

We are passionate about supporting you, your children, family and community to be more creative. Through workshops, on-line offerings and consulting we look forward to making with you. Check out our website to sign up for our free monthly creativity newsletter!

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

Parenting Classes and Coaching 207-766-1970 | Greater Portland and Beyond

sarahmaclaughlin@yahoo.com www.sarahmaclaughlin.com

REDUCE STRESS! ENJOY YOUR KIDS MORE! Learn to shift away from control and consequences to engage in gentle guidance instead. Kind and firm limits, along with consistent compassion, help children self-regulate, learn empathy, and grow their emotional intelligence. Sleep consultations.

Gentle, age appropriate potty learning for your newborn toddler. Classes, FREE support groups, and private in-home consults with a certified coach to guide you in your practice of communicating with your child and reducing dependence on diapers - at any age!

Maine Audubon

GPMOMC

207-874-8475 | 134 Congress St., Portland

Greater Portland Mothers of Multiples Portland and Surrounding Areas www.gpmomc.org

Inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards 207-781-2330 | 20 Gilsland Farm Rd., Falmouth

Maine Yoga Kids

www.maineyogakids.com

Making the joy of yoga accessible and affordable to children and their families..

A social and support group for moms and expectant moms of multiples and their families. Receive support, advice, info & friendship through our private Facebook Group and email chat loop. Please visit our website if you are interested in joining us.

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MidCoast Maine’s Yoga Alternative for Mamas + More! 207-522-5138 | Bath

sara@mamaloveyoga.com mamaloveyoga@gmail.com

Yoga for every stage of life! Offering Mama to Be Yoga and Mama and Me Yoga, as well as gentle Vinyasa and Yin classes.

Merriconeag Waldorf School

Early Childhood through Grade 12 207-865-3900 | 57 Desert Rd., Freeport

admissionsdirector@merriconeag.org www.merriconeag.org

Community and support for young families throughout Maine. Fun and inspiring Parent-Infant and Parent-Toddler classes: learn ways to meet their needs throughout stages of development and find ideas about creating a home life that supports healthy and joyful growth.

MMC Back-to-Work/School

Evening Breastfeeding Support Group MaineHealth Learning Resource Center 207-662-6132 | 5 Bucknam Rd., Falmouth childbirtheducation@mmc.org www.mmcfamilybirth.org

1st and 3rd Mondays, 5:00-7:00pm. Come meet with other mothers who have returned to work or school for encouragement and support. Learn tips and tricks on maintaining supply, balancing work/school and breastfeeding, introducing solids, and meeting your breastfeeding goals. FREE, drop-in.

MMC Breastfeeding Support Group

MaineHealth Learning Resource Center 207-662-6132 | 100 Campus Dr., Bld 100W, Scarb childbirtheducation@mmc.org www.mmcfamilybirth.org

Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Meet other breastfeeding mothers in your community, share experiences, and receive postpartum and newborn care information and support. A Lactation Consultant is available to answer your questions, provide guidance, and perform infant weight checks. FREE, drop-in.

MMC Mothering Circle

Held at MaineHealth Learning Resource Center 5 Bucknam Rd. Suite 1A, Falmouth Campus

childbirtheducation@mmc.org www.mmcfamilybirth.org

Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Come together to share the story of your parenting journey and receive support, guidance, and inspiration. This group is flexible to address your own needs, concerns, and wishes. FREE, drop-in.

Reduce stress...

...and enjoy your kids more! Classes and individual help for parents around whatever feels challenging. sarahmaclaughlin@yahoo.com www.sarahmaclaughlin.com

This book is like a flashlight: it helps you see just how your words sound to a child, and shows you ways to say things better.

Mama Love Yoga

–Martha Sears, co-author with Dr. Bill Sears of books in the popular Sears Parenting Library

Mom to Mom of Maine a support network for moms P.O. Box 1761, Portland

info@momtomomofme.org www.momtomomofme.org

Celebrating over 13 years as a resource for moms in Southern Maine. Mom to Mom is a group of over 200 Southern Maine moms with many different parenting perspectives, backgrounds and lifestyles who have joined together to establish an amazing support network.

Mothering Sons/Mothering Daughters 207-772-4784 | 101 State St., Portland www.BirthRoots.org

A Community Supported Parenting© series about the unique topics relevant to parenting your child ages 0-6. Each group meets separately, merging for the final take-away.

Multiracial Adoptive Family Collaborative (MAFC) 207-838-3097 | Southern ME

info@mafc-maine.orgMEwww.mafc-maine.org MAFC provides social, educational and supportive activities for preadoptive and adoptive families. Sign up online to receive our email updates about upcoming events and local resources.

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Postpartum Adjustment Support Group

Music Together of Greater Portland

207-233.5939 | Portland

207-781-2268 | a town near you

The Nest Drop-In at Birth Roots 207-772-4784 | 101 State St., Portland www.BirthRoots.org

Because Maternity Leave should be fun... Find your FLOCK at Birth Roots, visit our community classroom between noon and 2pm Mon-Thurs for our free new parents drop-in group (ages birth to pre-walking).

Opportunity Alliance

207-874-1175 | 50 Lydia Ln., South Portland

Parents Raising Consciousness

Leah Deragon now offers Routine Maintenance Sessions

207-807-4030 | Portland Leah@LeahDeragon.com parentsraisingconsciousness.com

FREE - Having a baby is a joyous time for most women, but it is also common to feel sad, weepy, afraid or anxious. Come talk to other new moms who are experiencing similar feelings. Babies welcome! FMI contact Anne Belden at 207233-5939. You are not alone!

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group 207-233.5939 | Portland

This FREE group provides an opportunity for parents who have experienced the loss of a baby at any time during their pregnancy or at birth, to get together to discuss issues related to grief. FMI contact Anne Belden at 207-233-5939

Seacoast Birth Matters

603-498-1113 | 50 State Rd., Kittery

SingDancePlay

Creativity, exploration & development www.singdanceplay.com | South Portland

Routine Maintenance gets parents where they want to go!

Portland Doula Collaborative

Integrative Birthing Support 207-632-1242 | 95 High Street, 2nd Fl., Ptld portlanddoulacollaborative@gmail.com www.portlanddoulacollaborative.com

YMCA

Portland, Freeport, New Gloucester www.ymcaofsouthernmaine.org

We offer integrative birthing support to families in southern and central Maine including labor & delivery, postpartum support, classes, nanny care, birth planning, massage, and much more!

Experiential learning  for  ages  4  -­‐  9    

Nature education  Ÿ  Montessori  academics   Homeschool  &  kindergarten  enrichment   Alternative  school  program  ages  6  -­‐9   Summer  camps   Parenting  series  –  NEW!  

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Join us  this  summer  to  explore  the   importance  of:   Honoring  the  gifts  of  a  magical  childhood   The  needs  of  sensitive  children   Understanding  adolescents   Attachment  parenting  and  the  new  brain   science   • Discipline  that  does  not  compromise   relationships  

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Leah Deragon now offers

Routine Maintenance

207-774-HELP (4357)

private and group sessions

offers free, immediate access to advocacy, crisis/supportive counseling, problem solving, crisis intervention, suicide prevention/ intervention and psychiatric services to adults and children throughout Cumberland County, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 774-HELP is the triage number for Cumberland County Crisis Response www.parentsraisingconsciousness.com

Leah@LeahDeragon.com

a little Routine Maintenance goes a long way

Birth Roots Key Concept

You will immediately notice that something is different about the way classes and groups are facilitated at Birth Roots. We call this model Community Supported Parenting© – inspired by the practice of Community Supported Agriculture, which invests in and insures a future harvest. Community Supported Parenting© acknowledges that family trees have a more robust root system when there is a collective investment in the conditions for perinatal health.

Our Center is a safe, nurturing play-based environment strengthening children and families. CLINICAL SERVICES -

Play Therapy Child-Parent Psychotherapy Mental Health Counseling Trauma-informed Treatment MaineCare Accepted

PARENTING CLASSES -

Individual and group classes Brain-based, attachment-focused curriculum Limited number of parent scholarships available Class schedules posted on www.saintandrehome.org

PARENTING TIME (SUPPORTED VISITATION) - Sliding scale - Play-based focus - Parent education included - Limited number of parent scholarships available

OPEN PLAYTIMES

- Weekly open playtimes for children 6 and under in the Carrie Contey Playspace - Weekly schedules posted at www.saintandrehome.org or call 282-3351 and press option #1

CALL 282-3351 and press option #1 for more information or to make a referral or appointment

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POSTNATAL CLASES & GROUPS


POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION KNOW THE SIGNS AND GET HELP EARLY!

Baby Blues Signs and symptoms of the baby blues - which last only a few days or weeks - may include: • Mood swings • Irritability • Anxiety • Crying • Sadness • Trouble sleeping • Decreased concentration

Postpartum Depression Postpartum depression can come suddenly anytime in the 1st year. It may appear to be the baby blues at first — but if the signs and symptoms are more intense and longer lasting, eventually interfering with your ability to care for your baby and handle other daily tasks. Signs and symptoms of postpartum depression may include: • Loss of appetite • Feelings of shame, guilt or inadequacy • Insomnia • Severe mood swings • Intense irritability and anger • Difficulty bonding with the baby • Overwhelming fatigue • Withdrawal from family and friends • Loss of interest in sex • Thoughts of harming yourself or the baby • Lack of joy in life ~www.webmd.com

What you can do • Call your doctor or midwife and/or a mental health professional, 911 or 774-HELP in an emergency. • Get out for walks, visit with friends or come Birth Roots for Blossoming Newborns or Nest or other support groups listed in the Postnatal Support section of the guide, pg 37. • Outsource whatever you can. Get extra help around the house from friends, family or a postpartum doula. • Eat well and consider nutritional supplementation and any medications suggested by your care provider. Prescription medications aren’t always needed for mild depression but when they are, most are completely safe to take while nursing and are taken for a relatively short period of time to help you get back to a stable place where you can take over again. • Find a mental health provider you can talk to and a friend who will check up on you regularly. • Sleep is far more important than household chores or errands. Take naps when you can. Consider using ear plugs and an eye mask to help.

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Why is the concept of "pluralism" so important to a perinatal resource center? Parents practicing diverse, even contradictory methods or philosophies can coexist in a beneficial and supportive relationship; it is a skill that can be cultivated. Our programs emphasize making sense of your unique experience so you can synthesize an individualized approach. We intentionally do not prescribe a specific style or method of birthing or parenting. 101 State Street, Portland 207-772-4784 | www.BirthRoots.org FROM PREGNANCY TO PARENTHOOD

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COUNSELING

EMOTIONAL & MENTAL WELLBEING Becoming a parent is one of life’s most profound transitions. A therapist, counselor, or coach can help you to make sense of your changing world and relationships, access new skills and resources and build a circle of support. Reach out - you are not alone and there are many excellent local resources available to support you.

Anne Belden Coaching

Fertility, Adoption & Transitions 207-233-5939 | Portland Office & Skype anne@annebelden.com www.annebelden.com

I work with women and couples, of all kinds, struggling to conceive, adopt and adjust to new parenthood. My services include working 1-1, workshops & retreats, Mind/Body Awareness groups, and ongoing support groups around fertility, pregnancy and loss.

Martha J. Barry, Ph.D.

Mindful Support Through Perinatal Changes 207-774-6065 | Middle St., Old Port, Ptld

mindbodypsych@earthlink.net www.drmarthabarry.com www.postpartum.net

Psychologist specializing in perinatal mental health and women’s health and wellness. “Prenatal and postpartum consultations, prevention, counseling and support. Holistic, mind-body approach for pregnant women and new mothers, their partners and families, group training and education. Major insurances accepted.

Bella Vita Counseling

Dr. Elyse Corbett, Ph.D. 207-619-3424 | 251 Woodford St., Ptld

elyse@bellavitamaine.com www.bellavitamaine.com

Dr. Corbett provides warm, compassionate care and specializes in working with women and couples dealing with the many challenges and transitions that come with having a family such as infertility, the postpartum transition, miscarriage/pregnancy loss, and high risk pregnancy/birth.

The Center for Grieving Children 207-775-5216 | Portland www.cgcmaine.org

Center for Studying Mindfulness Being Present with Our Children 207-400-0494 | State of Maine

Hathaway.N@gmail.com www.NancyHathaway.com Classes ~ Workshops ~ Consults

Community Counseling Center 207-874-1030 | 165 Lancaster St., Ptld

www.commcc.org

Crisis Services/24 Hour Help

207-774-HELP (4357) | Cumberland County We offer immediate access to advocacy, crisis/ supportive counseling, problem solving, crisis intervention, suicide prevention/intervention, and psychiatric services to adults and children, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Jenna Daly, LCSW

207-807-0810 | 131 Ocean Street, So Ptld

jennadalylcsw@gmail.com www.jennadalylcsw.com

Uncover new ways to manage the challenges of parenthood as co-parents, while connecting as a couple. I work with individuals and couples to provide guidance and emotional support through life’s natural, but often stressful, transitions. Most insurances accepted.

Susanna DuBois, LCSW

207-774-0042 | 69 Federal St., 2nd Fl., Ptld

sduboislcsw@comcast.net

Becoming a parent can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences. It can also be one of life’s most challenging. Counseling on all aspects of this transition provided. This includes issues related to pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. Most insurances accepted.

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Emergency Mental Health Services 207-774-HELP (4357)

Anne Hallward, MD Psychiatrist 207-651-6412 | Portland

Hypno-Health

Comfortable Childbirth 207-773-5200 | 222 Auburn St., Portland sadlier@hypno-health.net www.hypno-health.net

Individualized hypnosis sessions and a personalized CD/ MP3 empower you to have a comfortable, joyful birthing experience. Serving the state of Maine by office, phone and Skype sessions.

Living Balance Life Coaching

Krista Haapala, MSW, Clinical Sexologist 207-415-1080 | 306 Congress St., Ste. 1, Portland krista@livingbalancelifecoaching.com www.livingbalancelifecoaching.com Individual and couples coaching that is holistic, forwardlooking, solution-focused and tailored to you, including topics like life balance, relationship skills and sexuality.

Moms Zen Babies

Audrey J Yeaton, M.Ed, LCSW 207-337-5507 | York audrey@momszenbabies.com www.momszenbabies.com

Women and families experiencing anxiety, stress, and depression related to pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting can benefit from short term and long term counseling. I provide empathic and supportive psychotherapy in a safe and nurturing environment to ease the challenges.

The Open Heart Space

Rachel Weinstein, LCPC Psychotherapy 207-939-5915 | 95 High St., Portland rachelaweinstein@gmail.com www.theopenheartspace.com

I combine empirically-proven cognitive therapy with Buddhistinformed contemplative psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, issues around life transitions, and trauma.

Parents Raising Consciousness

Leah Deragon now offers Routine Maintenance Sessions

207-807-4030 | Portland Leah@LeahDeragon.com parentsraisingconsciousness.com

Routine Maintenance gets parents where they want to go!

Birth Roots Key Concept

The Fourth Trimester: “…human babies need the first three months of life to give their brain and central nervous system the time needed to mature. In the course of those three months, an infant develops into a baby who is able to respond to the outside world. Breathing starts to regulate. She becomes able to lift her head, smile, coo, develop social interactions, and begin to soothe herself. This time between birth and the end of a baby's third month is a unique stage of life that many now refer to as the "fourth trimester." www.parentmap.org

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Pastoral Psychotherapy

Rev. Cameron S. Linen, M.T.S., M.S., LPastC-C 207-776-2627 | 222 St. John St., Ste. 203, Ptld www.cameronlinen.com

Barbara Peisner, LCSW

Clearwater Psychotherapy 207-772-2202 | 96 India St., Portland barbarapeisner@gmail.com www.clearwaterpsychotherapy.com

Counseling for pregnancy and postpartum depression, anxiety, adjustment to parenthood, bereavement, stress management, and other issues. Individual and couples work, short-term and long-term therapy.

Postpartum Adjustment Support Group 207-233.5939 | Portland

pregnancy or at birth, to get together to discuss issues related to grief. FMI contact Anne Belden at 207-233-5939

Shelley Walker Rosen LCPC, LADC, BC-DMT Body Centered Psychotherapy 207-699-8674 | 95 High St., Portland swrosen1@gmail.com

Shelley uses Body-Centered Psychotherapy as an approach to holistic healing; helping to balance emotional, cognitive, social and physical well-being. Perinatal women and those experiencing anxiety and depression benefit from her partnerships.

Saint Andre Home

Celebrating 75 Years of Strengthening Families 207-282-3351 | 283 Elm St., Biddeford info@saintandrehome.org www.saintandrehome.org

FREE - Having a baby is a joyous time for most women, but it is also common to feel sad, weepy, afraid or anxious. Come talk to other new moms who are experiencing similar feelings. Babies welcome! FMI contact Anne Belden at 207-233-5939. You are not alone!

Saint Andre Home is a private, non-profit organization, started by the Good Shepherd Sisters in 1940 and designed to meet the needs of women and children in Maine. Our clients receive services regardless of nationality, religion, or ability to pay.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group

Psychotherapist 207-956-1156 | 44 Oak Street, Portland natewoodintherapy@gmail.com

207-233.5939 | Portland

This FREE group provides an opportunity for parents who have experienced the loss of a baby at any time during their

Nate Woodin, LMFT, RPT

Individual & Family therapy for children, teens, and adults.

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DOULA | LABOR & BIRTH The process of labor and birth is a complex collaboration of mind and body. A doula’s role is varied and unique to each family and each labor. Both parents report that their doula served them in ways they never could have imagined. Doulas bring the calm as an experienced guide for what could otherwise be an overwhelming experience. The following is one way a family might find and hire a doula: • Find a few names and contacts from the list below. • Call or email three or more doulas with your basic information to see if they are available for your due date and work where you are birthing. • Select at least two doulas and make appointments to meet face to face. Or visit a local doula gathering. • Select the doula that you and your birth partner are most comfortable with. If you liked more than one, sometimes your second choice can be your backup doula if the two doulas have a working relationship. • Meet with your doula two or more times until you are both confident that there is an understanding of your preferences and expectations

A Doula For Me

Jodi Phinney, CD(DONA) | 207-200-5102 Midcoast to Southern ME & Seacoast NH jodi@mainedoulas.com www.mainedoulas.com

www.birthmoon.net

I provide individualized care that nurtures, informs, and empowers you throughout your journey into parenthood. Together we will build a mindset that is open and prepared for the unknowns of childbirth. Free initial consultations and sliding scale.

Helping you create an environment where moms have an easier time tapping into their maternal instincts Birthway Doula Services and partners feel comfortable being an active support Heather Richard, DONA trained doula person with space for their own experience. When 207-756-3159 | Southern ME parents feel supported and are tuned in to the process, delivery is more rewarding and outcomes more satisfying. yourbirthwaydoula@gmail.com

Amanda Bachelder

Birth Doula 207-272-9129 | Greater Portland

As your doula I will provide you with support before, during and after this significant transition in your life. I also offer visual birth plans and cloth diaper/ babywearing consultations.

BirthAlliance

Birth With Ariel

Rebecca Goodwin LMT/ Doula 207-318-8272 | 5 Fundy Rd., Falmouth

rebeccagoodwin9@gmail.com www.birthalliancedoula.com

14 years of service maintaining the tradition of women caring for birthing mothers. Providing support for high risk births, natural deliveries, and postpartum care. Overnight care available. Offering therapeutic prenatal and postpartum massage treatments.

Birthmoon Doula Services

Leah Wentworth, CD 207-967-9916 | Southern ME leahw@gwi.net cont.

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Doula & Placenta Medicine 310-403-9540 | Portland

arieljohnston@gmail.com www.birthwithariel.org Birth and Postpartum Doula Placenta Encapsulation Specialist Certified Lactation Consultant

Birthwise Community Clinic

Holistic Midwifery Care. Sliding Scale Basis 207-647-5968 | 28 South High St., Bridgton

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Breathe Deeply Doula

Melissa Tomback, CD(DONA)

617-308-7788 | Greater Portland, will travel 1.5h breathedeeplydoula@gmail.com www.facebook.com/breathedeeplydoula

A woman’s body intuitively knows how to birth. Drawing on the experience of my own home and hospital births, I will empower you to trust your instincts and allow your pregnancy and birth to unfold naturally.

Courtney Cronin

Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator 978-979-5421 | Greater Portland courtneykcronin@gmail.com

I provide personalized support throughout pregnancy and during childbirth that empowers families to make informed decisions. I am passionate about creating evidence-based, reader-friendly resources and offering interactive, customized classes for individuals and/or groups to help prepare for the wild, unpredictable ride of parenthood.

Doula Training at Birth Roots

207-772-4784 | 101 State St., Portland www.BirthRoots.org

Exceptional preparation for women planning a career in serving perinatal families or those looking to deepen their understanding of labor and birth. Immerse yourself in the non-clinical aspects of labor support in this weekend workshop. Visit www.dona.org for certification information.

Harmony Doula Services

Alauna Foster, Birth Doula 207-370-1058 | Greater Portland Area alauna@harmony-doulas.com www.Harmony-Doulas.com

The birth of a child is a sacred, natural, and amazing process. Whether at home, in a hospital or birthcenter, each woman deserves to give birth in confidence and comfort. Offering birth doula, birth plan development, education, and breastfeeding support.

Inner Voice Doula Services Doula Meet & Greet/Doula Tea Events Alice Ayer, Birth & Postpartum Doula

www.facebook.com/GreaterPortlandDoulas 207-409-0798 | Greater Portland & Southern ME Come join other new and expectant families at free, monthly aliceayerdoula@gmail.com events. Please pre-register. www.innervoicedoulaservices.wordpress.com

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Knowledge and Familiarity

with birthing facilities through ME, NH & MA including home births and a myriad of Portland Obstetricians. Midwives and Family Practice MD’s

Personal Experience

partner support natural childbirth water birth women of all ages hypno-births tall women medicated birth options cesarean birth & VBAC diverse family design low risk pregnancy inductions high risk pregnancy gestational diabetes high blood pressure fetal complications

There are no ordinary moments. Birthing with a doula helps build the foundation from which you will begin parenting. Contact Jodi and choose support. Packages Offered: Birth Preparation Only Full Birth/Labor Support (207) 329-2773

JodiPhinneyDoula@gmail.com Over 80 families supported

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establishing community and childbirth education that supports and restores the power traditionally given to birthing women; while also fostering respectful and collaborative relationships with spouses, partners and care providers.

Portland Doula Collaborative

Hollie Kunesh, LMT & Doula

We offer integrative birthing support to families in southern and central Maine including labor & delivery, postpartum support, classes, nanny care, birth planning, massage, and much more!

Proudly Serving Kennebec County 207-660-5137 | Waterville & Augusta ME hkunesh@hotmail.com www.holliekunesh.com

Providing experienced relaxation techniques, massage therapy, and continuous labor support for women in Kennebec County.

Nicole Niehoff, Doula

Doula and Placenta Encapsulation Services 207-415-7333 | Greater Portland & Southern ME nicoleniehoffdoula@gmail.com www.mainebirth.com Parenthood is one of the most sacred transitions! Providing loving and empowering prenatal, birth, postpartum support, as well as placenta encapsulation services.

Peaceful Path Doula

Heather Wyman, CD (Madriella) 207-216-0840 | Lewiston/Auburn Area

Integrative Birthing Support 207-632-1242 | 95 High Street, 2nd Fl., Ptld portlanddoulacollaborative@gmail.com www.portlanddoulacollaborative.com

Maine Doulas

Natalie Grammer, Doula & HBCE 207.200-5102 | Greater Portland

natalie@mainedoulas.com www.mainedoulas.com

Working with families to cultivate invaluable skills for the prenatal, labor and postpartum journey. Collaborating with partners to provide heartfelt, steady support for mum. A variety of support offerings to suit your individual needs.

Small Packages

Amanda Powell, Professional Doula, CLC 207-975-6033 | Serving ME and NH

mainedoula@gmail.com www.mainedoula.com

I have always had a passion for pregnancy and birth. I love to help families achieve an empowering birth experience. I will

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provide your family with the knowledge and support to feel confident in the transition from prenatal through postpartum.

Sunshine Doula Service

Sue (Sunshine) Jelly 207-409-9155 | Greater Portland

sdjdoula@yahoo.com

Jamie Worster, CYT, CPYT Birth/Postpartum Doula 207-239-9316 | Greater Portland

jamietheyogaroom@gmail.com

Supporting a couple down whatever road they take. Whether you are interested in a natural childbirth or want medical help with your birth, Jamie will be there the entire way as your doula. Yoga, meditation, vocal toning and visualization experience.

Holly Zurer, Birth Doula

Ariel Bernstein CD, CLEC Certified Birth Doula Certified Lactation Educator & Counselor Placenta Encapsulation Specialist Student Midwife

Making Birth Better 603-969-4714 | Based in Kittery

Caring support for moms and families

Offering supportive, experienced doula services to birthing families. I will help you have the type of birth you desire. Services are offered on a sliding fee scale. Please contact me to learn more or set up a meeting.

cell 310-403-9540 arieljohnston@gmail.com www.birthwithariel.org

holly@zurer.com facebook.com/hollyzurerbirthdoula

We all know good things come in Small Packages.

Amanda Powell, CLC

Professional Doula Certified Lactation Counselor

I’m here to support and guide you through this natural process of labor, birth and the postpartum time. I will help you feel empowered as you deliver your small package into this world.

207-975-6033 mainedoula@gmail.com www.mainedoula.com

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Helping new parents stabilize & stay afloat A new baby knocks everyone a bit off course. But no matter what your birth plan or parenting philosophy, my personalized, practical postpartum doula services will help you steer to calmer waters— and let you savor and enjoy the incredible journey ahead. Ready to sign on from your third trimester to baby’s third month! NEW! GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE FOR BABY SHOWERS

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The realities of bringing home a baby are rarely what we imagined they would be during pregnancy. Compared to other cultures and countries, the US offers shockingly little support for new families. One way families have softened this reality is to hire a postpartum doula who brings her extra pair of hands and clear thinking to problem solving, meeting needs and keeping above water during this intense phase of parenting. Many new parents swear that a postpartum doula meant the difference between surviving and thriving as a new family.

Ballast & Buoy

Practical Postpartum Care

207-653-5408 | Greater Portland jessica@ballastandbuoy.com www.ballastandbuoy.com

Helping new parents stabilize and stay afloat by providing warm, welcoming, organized postpartum support to families of all stripes.

Birthwise Community Clinic

Holistic Midwifery Care. Sliding Scale Basis 207-647-5968 | 28 South High St., Bridgton

ellendoula@gmail.com

Birthing and Postpartum support for mother, baby and family. Emotional support, breastfeeding support, guidance with baby care, meal planning & preparation, laundry & errands, resources & referrals.

Inner Voice Doula Services

Alice Ayer, Birth & Postpartum Doula

207-409-0798 | Greater Portland & Southern ME

aliceayerdoula@gmail.com www.innervoicedoulaservices.wordpress.com

Linda Boardman, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA)

I provide nurturing guidance to your new or growing family by helping you create balance within your home. My services include newborn care, breastfeeding support, assistance with family adjustment, emotional support, sibling care, light housekeeping, cooking and more.

linda@coyotees.com

Mother Nurture Doula Care

Birth and Postpartum Doula Services 207-829-6181 | Greater Portland/Brunswick DONA certified birth and postpartum doula gently supporting families throughout pregnancy, labor and during the transitions of parenthood and the postpartum period. Maine State Co-coordinator for Postpartum Support International..

Bountiful Belly

Meal Service & More 207-332-8389 | Greater Portland

bountifulbelly@gmail.com

Mary Quinn, Doula

207-406-0808 | Midcoast/Southern Maine

mothernurtureME@yahoo.com www.facebook.com/mothernurtureME The prenatal and postpartum periods can be both precious and intensely challenging. I provide nurturing support to mothers during these times so they may feel physically nourished and emotionally strong as they embark on the sacred journey of motherhood.

With the help of Bountiful Belly you can relax & enjoy your pre/postnatal time. We can help with menu planning, meal preparation, grocery shopping, errands & cleaning. Spend time with your new love. Let me worry about the rest.

Nicole Niehoff, Doula

Full Circle Doula Services

Parenthood is one of the most sacred transitions! Providing loving and empowering prenatal, birth, postpartum support, as well as placenta encapsulation services.

Ellen Kunkle, CCE, CD, CLC 207- 251-0273 | Greater Portland & Southern ME

Doula & Placenta Encapsulation Services 207-415-7333 | Greater Portland & Southern ME nicoleniehoffdoula@gmail.com www.mainebirth.com

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Portland Doula Collaborative

Birth Roots

Integrative Birthing Support 207-632-1242 | 95 High Street, 2nd Fl., Ptld portlanddoulacollaborative@gmail.com www.portlanddoulacollaborative.com

Key Concept

We offer integrative birthing support to families in southern and central Maine including labor & delivery, postpartum support, classes, nanny care, birth planning, massage, and much more!

Sunshine Doula Service

Sue (Sunshine) Jelly 207-409-9155 | Greater Portland

Jamie Lynn Worster, RYT

Birth/Postpartum Doula 207-239-9316 | Greater Portland

jamietheyogaroom@gmail.com

Offering lots of love to the new family and services to lighten the load that is often, inevitably experienced. Services provided will vary and typically include breastfeeding support/ instructions, tips for soothing your baby, household tasks/ errand and referrals to local resources.

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Oxytocin: “Giving birth is an act of love, and each birth is unique to the mother and her baby. Yet we also share the same womanly physiology and the same exquisite orchestration of our birthing hormones. Our capacity for ecstasy in birth is also both unique and universal, a necessary blessing that is hard-wired into our bodies but that requires, especially in these times, that we each trust, honor, and protect the act of giving birth according to our own instincts and needs.” The Hormonal Blueprint of Labor by Sarah Buckley

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Birth Roots

Blossoming Newborns This fun and relaxed class offers thoughtful support as you navigate early parenthood, your changing relationships and growing instincts.  Indepth check-ins  Resource sharing  Resource referrals  Soothing techniques  Practice time for new skills Buds: 0-3 months

Sproutlings: 3-9 months

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Birth Roots

Ways to care for a new family

1. Keep your visit brief: Unless you are there to help around the house, cook or care for older siblings, visits should be less than 15 minutes. Interruptions solely for the sake of visiting can interfere with a new mom’s ability to tune into her newborns feeding cues, reduce hormones needed for milk production and her ability to sleep when the baby sleeps. 2. Feed them: Bring food that can be frozen in double servings, make them a snack while you’re there and ask if they need anything picked up on your way. 3. Be helpful: Do the dishes and the laundry and give their pet lots of attention when you visit. 4. Ideas, yes. Unsolicited advice, no: What worked for you may not work for them. Offer ideas when asked but allow them to figure out what works for their unique baby and family. 5. Keep your germs to yourself: Wash your hands thoroughly, avoid wearing scented products, and don’t hog the baby – a baby’s place is in their mom or dad’s arms... unless you are asked to hold the baby so they can sleep or eat. 101 State St, Portland Maine 207-772-4784 www.birthroots.org FROM PREGNANCY TO PARENTHOOD

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GROWING FAMILY?

PRE/POST NATAL YOGA Create a connection with your new baby while finding peace and inspiration as you adjust to a growing family.

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In addition to our daily Hatha based yoga classes, Lila also offers weekly prenatal classes and various postnatal offerings.

Register for classes & workshops online at www.LiveLila.com

Programs for kids, family & adults.

The Nest at Birth Roots Stop by for this informal drop-in group. Meet other new parents and babies 0-9 months old. Make connections, share things you are enjoying about parenting and find solutions and support for the challenges. No registration necessary See website for days and times Please note Birth Roots is closed on holidays and snow days

Birth Roots

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EXERCISE YOGA & FITNESS Meeting the needs of an ever changing body, mind and spirit throughout pregnancy and postpartum is a frequent topic at Birth Roots. This phase of parenting brings new opportunities and challenges to addressing needs of self-care and wellness.

Breathing Room  

Maine Bellydance

207-619-4309 | 864 Broadway, So. Portland 207-773-2966 | www.mainebellydance.com

Greener Postures Yoga Falmouth Mama Love Yoga 207-899-3237 | 65 Gray Rd., Falmouth

MidCoast Maine’s Yoga Alternative for Mamas + More!

Greener Postures Yoga SoPo

207-522-5138 | Bath

Jade Integrated Health

Yoga for every stage of life! Offering Mama to Be Yoga and Mama and Me Yoga, as well as gentle Vinyasa and Yin classes.

207-318-9920 | 740 Broadway, So. Ptld Balanced Energy, Balanced Life 207-773-5778 | 100 Fore St., 2nd Fl., Ptld info@jadeintegratedhealth.com www.jadeintegratedhealth.com

We are a family practice specializing in treating the whole person. Here at Jade we integrate physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, Chinese Herbology, and classes to heal your body, mind and spirit.

Jai Yoga

Yoga for the Whole Family 207-725-7874 | 14 Maine St., Ste. 314, Brunswick info@jaiyogahome.com www.jaiyogahome.com

Prenatal & Baby N Me Yoga and Postnatal & Family Yoga. Our studios offer a friendly, open and tranquil environment to support your yoga practice. Classes foster and promote the health and personal growth of our community and its individuals.

Lila East End Yoga

Pre and post natal yoga offerings 207-329-4604 | 251 Congress St., Ptld info@livelila.com www.livelila.com

Lila offers a supportive and nurturing community for you and your growing families. Join us for our prenatal, postnatal, baby and me classes offered weekly. Or stop in for one of our special workshops focused of the birth journey and how the practice of yoga can support you and your family.

sara@mamaloveyoga.com mamaloveyoga@gmail.com

Prenatal Aquatic Exercise Class

Mercy Physical Therapy Center 207-400-8542 | 1364 Congress St., Unit 3, Ptld Prenatal aquatic exercise is a fun and safe way to exercise throughout your whole pregnancy - right up until delivery. Exercising in the water can help to alleviate many common pregnancy discomforts.

Spiral Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio family focused yoga studio 207- 409-6380 | 570 Brighton Ave., Ptld aleksandra@spiraltreeyoga.com www.spiraltreeyoga.com

Yoga for adults, kids/family, pre-natal and parent/baby, yoga&art birthday parties, summer camps, events/ workshops, yoga enrichment in schools, preschools and organized groups.

WholeHeart Yoga Center

Portland’s Kripalu-affiliated studio 207-871-8274 | 150 St John St., Portland info@wholeheartyoga.com www.wholeheartyoga.com

Yoga classes, workshops, and events for your whole body, whole self, whole life! Kripalu Yoga provides a gentle beginning with plenty of depth as you learn and grow. Experienced teachers, nourishing community. continued on next page

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wholeFIT Maine

Birth Roots

Private & Group Fitness 207-504-6864 | Greater Portland

Key Concept

wholefitmaine@gmail.com www.wholefitmaine.com

Maine offers specialized pre- and post-natal fitness training, nutrition coaching and group fitness classes just for moms!

The Yoga Room

Jamie Worster. CYT, CPYT, Doula 207-239-9316 | Greater Portland

jamietheyogaroom@gmail.com

Class is specifically designed with your changing body and baby in mind. Prenatal yoga offers community; much needed relaxation and strengthens the muscles that support pregnancy and labor. Postnatal/Baby + Me helps restore your body and keeps you feeling centered.

Yogave’

Falmouth www.yogave.com donation based yoga

You will immediately notice that something is different about the way classes and groups are facilitated at Birth Roots. We call this model Community Supported Parenting© – inspired by the practice of Community Supported Agriculture, which invests in and insures a future harvest. Community Supported Parenting© acknowledges that family trees have a more robust root system when there is a collective investment in the conditions for perinatal health. 101 State Street, Portland 207-772-4784 | www.BirthRoots.org FROM PREGNANCY TO PARENTHOOD

Need a New Nest? In less than 9 months we can help you find the perfect new home for your family. Call or email The Landry Team today.

(207)775-0248 | LandryTeam@BenchmarkMaine.com | BenchmarkMaine.com

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BUSINESSES & FLOCK SITES Birth Roots defines a Flock as a group of parents with children around the same age who connect regularly for support, encouragement and socializing. Getting together builds feelings of connectedness and reduces isolation. Families and Flocks have told us that the businesses listed here welcoming and family friendly. Also included in this section are businesses that provide services new parents find particularly helpful. If you don’t see your favorite in this section, please let us know or ask the business to contact Birth Roots.

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Acelleron Medical Products Breast pumps covered by insurance 603-918-1631 | United States

www.Acelleron.com

Acelleron Medical Products is a home medical equipment provider committed to providing the highest quality prenatal and postnatal products and services.

Alfond College Grant www.500forbaby.org $500 for every Maine Baby

207-772-4784 | 101 State St., Portland A fun place to meet other new families, find resources and information from pregnancy through parenting.

Big Sky Bakery

207-761-5623 | Portland

Bounce Zone

207-209-1280 | Saco

Broadturn Farm

207-233-1178 | Scarborough

Buck’s Naked Barbeque

Bam Bam Bakery

Portland, Freeport, Windham

www.bambambakery.com

The Capable Canine

207-899-4100 |267 Commercial St., Ptld We are a dedicated gluten free bakery also offering many additional allergen free treats. You don’t have to miss out on the good stuff!

Benchmark Real Estate

Local-Savvy-Responsive 207-775-0248 | Greater Portland

landryteam@benchmarkmaine.com www.BenchmarkMaine.com

Planning to buy or sell in Greater Portland? Trust Tom Landry and The Landry Team at Benchmark Residential & Investment Real Estate. We are a locally owned and operated real estate company that’s passionate about where we live and play.

www.bucksnaked-bbq.com 207-604-0480 | York & Cumberland Counties

Child Proofers of Maine 207-351-7251 | Statewide

www.childproofersofmaine.net

Making home safer for infants and toddlers and giving parents some peace of mind since 1991. Advise, sell and INSTALL durable and parent-friendly safety gates, drawer and cabinet latches, outlet covers, etc. “When they start to crawl it’s time to call”.

The Children’s Museum

207-828-1234 | 142 Free St., Portland

Coffee By Design

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CornerStone

Fabu Salon

info@cornerstonebr.com www.CornerStoneBR.com

Fresh Batch Café

Building & Restoration 207-775-9095 | Southern ME Local Craftsmen – Amazing Results – specializing in: residential & commercial restoration, renovation, maintenance, additions and new construction.

Deering Oaks Splash Pool

207-775-3228 | Portland Offers childcare 207-865-5511 | Freeport

Friends School

207-781-6321 | Falmouth

Deering Ave. entrance, Portland

Gilsland Farm Audubon Center

Downeast Magazine

www.maineaudubon.org

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Endicott Home Furnishings

Healthier Living One Sofa at a Time 207-883-3264 | 429 US. Route 1, Scarborough

ross@condofurniture.com www.condofurniture.com

Endicott Home has produced affordable, customizable furniture with zero flame retardants since 2012. Designed in Maine and bench crafted in NC, these nontoxic sofas and chairs add beauty and comfort to any home. Learn more at www.condofurniture.com.

Bam Bam Bakery Gluten Free Goodies for Everyone! Eat in or take out we’ve got the right treat for you!

7am to 5pm Monday through Saturday 267 Commercial st. Portland ME 207-899-4100 www.bambambakery.com Bring in this ad & recieve a free cookie with purchase

207-781-2330 | Rt. 1, Falmouth

Trails, pond, store and discovery room. Family and preschool programming. Amazing programs year-round.

Gorham Grind

207-839-3003 | 18 South St., Gorham

Green Clean Maine

Home Cleaning Services 207-221-6600 | Portland

info@greencleanmaine.com www.greencleanmaine.com

Our hard working, friendly cleaning teams provide nontoxic, earth friendly home cleaning services using our own handmade formulas. Specializing in weekly & bi-weekly service. Serving Greater Portland.

Homegrown Herb & Tea

Great teas for Mamas and Kids and Everyone 207-774-3484 | 195 Congress St., Portland Prenatal - Mama to Be Tea . Postnatal - The Milky Way.

Little Dog Cafe

207-721-9500 | 87 Maine St., Brunswick

Local Buzz

207-541-9024 | 327 Ocean House Rd., Cape Elizabeth

Local Sprouts Cooperative

Families and Nursing Moms Welcome! 207-899-3529 | 649 Congress St., Ptld

LL Bean | Freeport

FREE Summer Concert Series & family friendly events

Maine Academy of Gymnastics

207-856-0232 | 20 Terminal St., Westbrook

Maine Audubon

207-781-2330 | 20 Gilsland Farm Rd., Falmouth

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The Nest Drop-In Group at Birth Roots

Maternal Child Health Program

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Opportunity Alliance

207-657-4977 | 56 Game Farm Rd., Gray Visting Nurses & Community Programs 207-874-8475 | East End & West End

Check in with your visiting nurse during pregnancy and continue visits after your baby is born. Infant, toddler and pre-school play groups, classes, car seat checks, and infant-child CPR classes at the Cummings Center.

207-772-4784 | 101 State St., Portland

Free, unstructured drop-in group at Birth Roots MondayThursday from 12-2 for 0-12 month olds. Our space is yours during The Nest.

www.opportunityalliance.org

Community supports and initiatives, early childhood programs, child and family services, crisis services

Nanny Placement Agency

Pineland Farms

info@portlandnannies.com www.portlandnannies.com

Portland Playgrounds

Portland Nannies 207-799-0200 | PO Box 2755 South Portland In-Home Childcare Since 1985. Portland Nannies offers professional placement for in-home childcare providers, nannies, and babysitters throughout Maine.

Narrow Gauge Railroad

207-828-0814 | 58 Fore St., Portland

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Trails, farm, & story times 207-688-4539 | New Gloucester

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Portland Trails www.trails.org

Royal River Natural Foods

207-865-0046 | 443 US Rt. 1, Freeport

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PORTLAND, MAINE

(207) 775-9085

Smiling Hill Farm

Barnyard, Dairy Farm, Birthday Parties 207-775-4818 | 781 County Rd., Westbrook

The Sunrise Guide

healthy, local & green 207-221-3450 | PO Box 163, Westbrook

info@thesunriseguide.com www.thesunriseguide.com

Annual resource guide and coupon book for healthy & sustainable living in Maine. Great offers for local healthcare and wellness services.

Tumble Tikes - Children’s Fitness Studio

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Women Work and Community 207-621-3440 | Statewide

www.womenworkandcommunity.org

Career reentry programs, classes, business counseling, money management support.

The Yard @ The Mill

207-590-6745 | 40 Main St., Biddeford

www.theyardatthemill.com

Think fun! Think vintage! The Yard combines the best of what parents remember from their own backyards, with what their children love. We just make it accessible year-round, and big enough to meet friends and family! Get out and play in The Yard!

207-653-2544 | 275B Marginal Way, Portland

Verbena

207-767-2011 | 103 Ocean St.,  So. Portland

Whole Foods Market

207-774-7711 | 2 Somerset St., Portand Story Time

Wolf’s Neck State Park 207-865-4465 | Freeport

Infant Sleep Tip:

Babies often need at least one of their senses engaged in order to feel secure during sleep. Try a white noise machine or other soothing sound to help your baby fall asleep and stay asleep longer.

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MASSAGE | BODYWORK & PHYSICAL THERAPY Pregnancy and becoming a parent are mind-body experiences that invite the use of all kinds of care. Massage and bodywork techniques can enhance your physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental wellbeing. Incorporating this kind of treatment into your pregnancy is more than a luxury; it can truly transform how you feel in both mind and body. You often don’t realize just how tense you are until you feel how relaxed you can be.

BirthAlliance

Rebecca Goodwin LMT/ Doula 207-318-8272 | 5 Fundy Rd., Falmouth

rebeccagoodwin9@gmail.com www.birthalliancedoula.com

14 years of service maintaining the tradition of women caring for birthing mothers. Providing support for high risk births, natural deliveries, and postpartum care. Overnight care available. Offering therapeutic prenatal and postpartum massage treatments.

BREATHE

207-749-6807 | Portland

Integrated Holistic Healing Practitioner, specializing in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Therapies.

Cathy Cryvoff, LMT

207-450-3113 | Freeport/Topsham

Jonathan Drummey 207-831-9657 | Saco

Earth Star Reflexology 207-939-6656 | Portland

Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy Woman’s Health Physical Therapy

207-729-1164 | Bath and Topsham andrea@greaterbrunswickpt.com www.greaterbrunswickpt.com

Helping the women of midcoast Maine with two convenient locations in Bath and Topsham. Your help for pregnancy and postpartum related pelvic, back, rib and hip pain. I can help with urinary incontinence and urgency after baby, as well as help to safely and effectively return to exercise postpartum.

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Holistic Wellness Center

207-879-7510 | South Portland

Jade Integrated Health

Balanced Energy...Balanced Life

207-773-5778 | 100 Fore St., 2nd Fl., Portland info@jadeintegratedhealth.com www. JadeIntegratedHealth.com We are a family practice specializing in treating the whole person. Here at Jade we integrate physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, Chinese Herbology, and classes to heal your body, mind and spirit.

Sue (Sunshine) Jelly

207-409-9155 | Greater Portland

Kate Nicholson Wellness

MotherTouch Maternity Massage 207-522-1910 | Brunswick Massage & Wellness

kate.m.nicholson@gmail.com www.KateNicholsonWellness.com

Licensed massage therapist, reiki practitioner, prenatal/ postnatal yoga instructor. Nurturing and empowering expecting and new mothers through mindfulness and healing touch.

Mercy Physical Therapy Center 207-400-8530 | Westgate Shopping Center 1364 Congress St, Unit 3, Portland

We have developed a pre-natal/post-partum program that focuses on individualized evaluation and treatment of the musculoskeletal problems associated with pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Pelvic Floor Rehab Center 207-879-7510 | South Portland

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PURE Center for Integrated Health 207-356-8688 | Kennebunkport

Root Therapy

207-799-4585 | Portland & Cape Elizabeth

Offering neuromuscular, myofascial and relaxation massage to support mothers and partners at all stages.

Sage Wellness LLC

Massage Therapy, Yoga & More 207-232-6088 | 980 Forest Ave., Ste 204, Ptld

info@sagewellness.com www.sagewellness.com

Our services will support you and your partner throughout pregnancy and parenthood.

Gabrielle Stone

Licensed Massage Therapist 207-939-8538 | 500 Forest Ave., Ste. 7, Portland

Gabriellestonelmt@hotmail.com www.gabriellestone.massagetherapy.com Gabby has been helping people through massage for nine years! Her goal is to provide high quality massage, at affordable rates. She customizes each massage to fit the clients individual needs. Prenatal, deep tissue, relaxation.

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Back Cove Midwives

. Pregnancy and Childbirth

. Group and Individual Prenatal Visits

527 Ocean Ave. Portland ME 207-871-0666 www.backcovemidwives.com

Jennifer Gilbert, CNM Eillie Grillo, CNM Kristin Ricci, CNM Jerri Walker, CNM

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MATERNITY &

PRENATAL CARE PROVIDERS Most of the providers listed here offer well woman care throughout your reproductive life. When choosing who will care for you throughout your pregnancy and birth, it might be helpful to know that all of the providers listed here offer a similar, basic schedule of prenatal visits and tests for women experiencing a normal pregnancy. The differences are in where they attend births, specific skills, experience, special training, philosophies, prenatal visit routines, and birth routines. Many providers are willing to offer a “meet and greet” appointment or phone call throughout your pregnancy where you can get a sense of how well matched their services are with your preferences. Some questions you might consider; • Does this person’s routine practices, personality and philosophy fit with my preferences for birth and put me at ease about how I would be cared for? • What is the likelihood that this person will be the one at my birth and am I comfortable with the back-up provider(s)/partners? • What is their schedule of prenatal visits and recommended tests? • How long do visits last and what is the normal routine for a prenatal visit? • Are there any special skills or knowledge this person has that I want or need that set them apart from other providers? The following are brief descriptions of the certifications and specialties you might see as you make your decisions about who will care for you and your baby: Homebirth Midwives CPMs (Certified Professional Midwives)

They complete training and apprenticeships before becoming certified through NARM (National Association of Registered Midwives). They provide well woman care and midwifery care to women experiencing a low risk pregnancy and who wish to labor and birth at home with little to no intervention. Online resources: www.narm.org & www.macpm.org.

Hospital Midwives, CNMs (Certified Nurse Midwives)

They are registered nurses with advanced, specialized training in well woman care, pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. CNMs provide care in a hospital setting and work with families planning unmedicated births as well as those who prefer to use medical tools such as epidurals. Online resource : www. midwifery.org.

Family Practice Doctors, MDs and DOs

They have training in all aspects of health care for every member of the family. Some, including those listed in this guide, have additional experience and training to provide care during pregnancy, labor and birth. Some choose to make this the focus of their practice and work with a wide range of families. Online resource: www.familydoctor.org

Obstetricians

They are doctors who have advanced training and specialize in reproductive health and the care of women during pregnancy, labor and birth. Most work with a broad range of families; from those preferring a natural birth to those experiencing a higher risk pregnancy or birth and who need or want access to a wide range of medical tools. Online resource: www.acog.org

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists

They are doctors with extensive advanced training who specialize in high risk pregnancies and deliveries.

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Sacopee Valley Birthing Services A unique blend of midwives that provide care to families in southern Maine.

Brenda Surabian, AEMT, CPM Lindsay Bushnell, CPM, NHCM Jodie Kaufman, CNM, FNP Robin Doolittle Illian, CPM email us at: sacopeemidwives@gmail.com

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MIDWIVES HOMEBIRTH & BIRTH CENTER

Tree of Life

The Birth Center at Northern Sun

info@treeoflifecare.com www.treeoflifecare.com

Northern Sun Family Health Care 207-798-3993 | 53 Main St., Topsham

contact@northernsunhealth.com www.northernsunbirth.com

Sarah Ackerly, ND, CPM & Carrie Werner, ND, Midwife Offering families options for birthing at home or at a birth center that provides a caring, warm, home-like setting where they are supported and respected in their birth. Holistic midwifery care, nutritional guidance, waterbirth, individual and group prenatal care.

The Birth House

Birthwise Midwifery Service 207-647-5968 | 28 South High St., Bridgton

Maine Association of Certified Professional Midwives www.macpm.org

Tiffany Carter Skillings CPM, CLC & Josie Skavdahl ND, CPM. Our practice provides prenatal care, homebirth, pediatric care, men’s and women’s health care, and a Certified Lactation Counselor. Experience respectful, holistic care for everyone in the family at every stage of life.

MIDWIVES - HOSPITAL BASED Back Cove Midwives

Deliveries at The Birthplace at Mercy Hospital 207-871-0666 | 527 Ocean Ave., Portland

www.backcovemidwives.com

The philosophy of our practice is to engage you where you are in your life as a woman through well-woman care, throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum period.

Coastal OB/GYN Midwifery Services 207-641-0044 | York

Advancing the practice and art of midwifery. Online listings for midwives in your area.

Maine General Midwifery Service

Red Tent Midwifery

207-632-1322 | Augusta

Susi Delaney, CPM 207-329-4399 | Portland / Lewiston / Midcoast

midwifesusi@icloud.com www.redtentmidwifery.com

Holistic midwifery service providing prenatal, birth, and postpartum care for families birthing at home in southern and central Maine. Services include: waterbirth, home birth, doula service, placenta encapsulation. Call to schedule a free consultation.

Sacopee Valley Birthing Services

Brenda Surabian, EMT- I, CPM Lindsay Bushnell, CPM, NHCM Jodie Kaufman, CNM, FNP Robin Doolittle Illian, CPM 207-329-2111 | Greater Portland & Southern ME

sacopeemidwives@gmail.com www.sacopeemidwives.org

Naturopathic & Midwifery Care, LLC 207-846-4900 | 106 Lafayette St, Ste 3A, Yarmouth

Midwives of MidCoast Hospital

Suzy, Alexis, Aoife, Maud & Annemarie 207-721-8700 | 121 Medical Center Dr. Brunswick szimmerman@midcoasthealth.com www.midcoasthealth.com/maternity/midwifery.aspx Personal, traditional midwifery in a comfortable hospital setting. Both one on one and group prenatal care options. Birth choices including water birth. We would love to meet and talk with you. Call us to schedule an introductory visit..

Women’s Health Associates 207-777-4300 | Lewiston

IMAGING SERVICES Diagnostic Ultrasound Suite

Brenda, Lindsay, Jodie and Robin are a unique blend of midwives offering you and your family integrated holistic health care through your pregnancy and beyond. We attend homebirths in the Portland area as well as much of Southern Maine.

603-767-9736 | 839 Central Ave., Dover, NH

Maternal Fetal Medicine

207-771-5549 | 887 Congress St., Portland

Mobile Medical Imaging Services

207-774-0720 | 1601 Congress St., Portland www.birthroots.org |

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FAMILY PRACTICE DOCTORS InterMed Family Practice

Family Centered Maternity Care 207-874-1489 | 100 Foden Rd., So. Portland

www.intermed.com/practices/family-practice

Elizabeth Bobzien, MD, Megan Staton, MD & Tara Pelletier, DO. Excellent prenatal, postpartum and pediatric care by experienced family medicine physicians. Let us take care of you and your family during your pregnancy and beyond.

Martins Point Healthcare

207-839-2559 | 510 Main St., Gorham

MMP Family Medicine

207-874-2644 | 272 Congress St., Portland 207-781-1500 | 5 Buckham Rd., Falmouth

Midcoast Hospital

Midcoast Medical Group 207-721-8700 | 121 Medical Center Dr., Brunswick

www.midcoasthospital.com/maternity

Dr. Robert Sansonetti, MD 207-883-5444 | Scarborough

Women’s Wellness

Comprehensive Care 207-518-6000 | 535 Ocean Ave., Portland

www.WomensWellnessCare.com

Dedicated to providing you with exceptional personalized healthcare. We recognize that optimal health and wellbeing often requires different options for each individual and we strive to provide you with the highest quality comprehensive care. See ad pg. 67

Offers primary care for the entire family: including family centered prenatal care, deliveries and pediatric care. Group prenatal visits now available at our Portland site.

OBSTETRICIANS

Birth Roots

All About Women

207-553-6920 | 195 Fore River Pkwy., Ste 440, Ptld

Key Concept

Coastal Women’s Healthcare

Why is the concept of "pluralism" so important to a perinatal resource center?

With eight physicians, two nurse practitioners, a certified nurse midwife, and staff committed to creating a professional, caring, and respectful atmosphere for all patients, Coastal Women’s Healthcare is the gold standard of women’s healthcare in Maine.

Parents practicing diverse, even contradictory methods or philosophies can coexist in a beneficial and supportive relationship; it is a skill that can be cultivated.

207-885-8400 | www.coastalwhc.com 71 US Route One, Ste. A, Scarborough

Intermed OB/GYN Generations

Care without compromise 207-874-2445 | 84 Marginal Way, Ste 900, Ptld

www.InterMed.com

Our experienced staff of OB/GYN physicians support a variety of birth plans to help guide and assist women through labor and delivery by balancing the best of modern medicine with the wisdom of comfortable, personalized care.

Maine Medical Center OB/GYN Clinic 207-662-2911 | 22 Bramhall St., Portland

Individual access to OB/GYN care providers who are all committed to your care. In addition to providing obstetric and gynecology care, our clinic is easily able to coordinate any other necessary services at MMC.

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Our experienced staff of OB/GYN physicians support a variety of birth plans to help guide and assist women through labor and delivery by balancing the best of modern medicine with the wisdom of comfortable, personalized care.

84 Marginal Way, Suite 900, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 874-2445 • InterMed.com www.birthroots.org |

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NORTHERN SUN

FAMILY HEALTH CARE & THE BIRTH CENTER AT NORTHERN SUN 53 Main Street, Topsham, ME 04086 ~ phone 207-798-3993 fax 207-798-3999

www.northernsunfamilyhealthcare.com

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NATUROPATHIC & HOMEOPATHIC PRACTIONERS Naturopathic and Homeopathic physicians diagnose and treat an underlying condition (rather than a symptom) and the person (instead of the illness) in a way that supports the healing mechanisms of the body. By improving the functionality of the body’s systems, the natural healing process is invigorated.

Apothecary By Design

207-774-5220 | Portland

Atlantic Chiropractic LLC

chiropractic & homeopathic care 207-772-6411 | 449 Forest Ave., Portland drkathleen@atlanticchiromaine.com www.AtlanticChiroMaine.com

Fal River Health Center

Lindy Grigel MHP, PA-C, CCH 207-781-7880 | 202 US Route One, Falmouth

frhc@maine.rr.com www.falriverhealthcenter.com

With 28 years of experience, we offer a wide range of chiropractic & homeopathic services for pregnant & post-partum women & their families. We welcome families in all their diversities.

Integrative Family Practice; Pediatric/ Homeopathy. Homeopathy can help to smooth down reactionary responses and ease general behavioral challenges as well as treating specific issues such as colic, ear infections, low immune strength, sleep disturbances and behavioral challenges. Vaccination and sleep consultations

Baylight Center for Homeopathy

Julianne Forbes

info@baylighthomeopathy.com www.baylighthomeopathy.com

Devra Krassner, ND

Homeopathic Care and Education 207-774 4244 | 222 St. John St., Ste 137, Ptld We offer individualized homeopathic treatment, providing safe and gentle support for the continued health and well being of our clients and their families. Our workshops and courses are designed to encourage confident and effective self-care with homeopathic remedies.

Concentric Healing Homeopathy

207-647-9423 | Bridgton Integrative Health Center of Maine 207-883-5517 | 222 Auburn St., Ste 102, Ptld

drkrassner@maineintegrative.com www.maineintegrative.com

Dr. Krassner has been practicing naturopathic medicine for more than twenty-five years. Her approach emphasizes education, women’s and children’s health, herbs and homeopathy.

Northern Sun Family Health Care Kelly Callahan CCH (Cand.) 207-691-6798 | Camden Whole Health, Camden 207-798-3993 | 53 Main St., Topsham concentrichealing@gmail.com www.concentrichealing.com

I offer comprehensive homeopathic care for the whole family- acute and constitutional treatment. I am certified to offer Homeoprophylaxis, a 4-year vaccine alternative program using clinically proven homeopathic nosodes. I see clients both local and long-distance.

Karen Davis, LCSW, Homeopath

contact@northernsunhealth.com www.northernsunhealth.com

Primary care for the whole family using the healing power of nature to restore health and create wellness. The doctors at Northern Sun specialize in nutritional counseling, homeopathy and diagnostic assessment to address the underlying cause of illness.

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The Roots of Healing.com 218-556-6060 | Brunswick

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Tree of Life

Naturopathic & Midwifery Care, LLC 207-846-4900 | 106 Lafayette St, Ste 3A, Yarmouth

info@treeoflifecare.com www.treeoflifecare.com

Tiffany Carter Skillings CPM, CLC & Josie Skavdahl ND, CPM. Our practice provides prenatal care, homebirth, pediatric care, men’s and women’s health care, and a Certified Lactation Counselor. Experience respectful, holistic care for everyone in the family at every stage of life.

Wendy Pollock, DC, CCH 207-774-9666 | Portland

Wildwood Medicine

207-347-7132 | 83 India St., Portland

info@wildwoodmedicine.com www.wildwoodmedicine.com

Wildwood Medicine is a patient-centered multidisciplinary clinic. We offer acupuncture, physical therapy, naturopathic medicine, primary care, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, yoga, and women’s health.

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Exterogestation: “Human babies are born early out of necessity. Nurturing the baby in a manner that represents the intimacy of pregnancy as closely as possible until this “exterior gestation” is complete offers the baby the optimal environment for his immature systems.” www.bobafamily.com

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Welcoming Pregnancy Stop googling, step away from the computer and come chat with real people about all of the topics that are important to first and early second trimester families. This facilitated class will start to settle the “what you don’t know you don’t know” jitters and get you connected to a whole new community of resources and support. New classes happen every month. Visit our website to register.

Birth Roots

101 State St, Portland | www.BirthRoots.org | 207-772-4784 F R O M P R E G N A N C Y TO PA R E N T I N G

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OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS Osteopathic Medicine is based upon a science of healing which acknowledges that human beings possess an innate capacity for self healing. If the Osteopath (DO) can remove the obstructions in the system, nature “will kindly do the rest”. DO’s are fully licensed physicians, who practice all branches of medicine and surgery. Osteopathic training includes the same basic medical school curriculum as MD schools, with an additional 500 hours of training in manual diagnosis and treatment. Cranial Osteopathy is a type of Osteopathic treatment that offers the physician a deeper understanding of, and ability to communicate with, the human being’s living physiology, as well as a broader range of therapeutic options. This approach offers a gentle, safe and effective way to address the full spectrum of healthcare issues that affect pregnant women, newborns, and infants. Even the “normal” processes of labor and delivery are stressful events for mothers and children. The Osteopath provides prenatal care for the expectant mother to address issues that include morning sickness, swelling of hands and feet, sinus congestion, back pain, and preparation of the pelvis to ease labor and delivery. Osteopaths also treat newborns for a wide range of issues including colic, poor suck/latching, irritability, sleeplessness, ear infections, and structural strains. Written by Dr. Hankinson at OHM

Leigh D. Baker, D.O.

Leslie R. Gass, D.O.

www.drleighbaker.com

www.maineosteopath.com

Traditional Osteopathic Medicine 207-846-7666 | 5 Fundy Rd., St 10B, Falmouth Dr. Baker provides gentle Osteopathic manipulation to pregnant women, infants, & children.

Brian Beck, DO

Providing newborn and maternal osteopathic evaluation and treatment at both Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital during your stay before and after birth. Request this service through your nurse.

Specializing in providing osteopathic manipulative care to all populations, including pregnant/postpartum women, newborns and children. Pregnancy induced pain, swelling, heartburn, postpartum depression, colic, torticollis, and newborn feeding issues are treated in a gentle manner including cranial and biodynamic modalities. See ad page 77.

David Keller, DO

Freeport Osteopathic Health

207-347-3164 | Portland

207-865-6655 | 23 Durham Rd., Freeport www.freeportosteopathic.com

207-781-7900 | 98 Clearwater Dr., Falmouth

Jacey Goddard, DO / Daniel Gibbons, DO

Full spectrum, gentle osteopathic care including prenatal, postpartum, newborns, and children. We treat pregnancy related pain, feeding issues, colic, ear infections, and cranial asymmetry. We also provide general preventive osteopathic and wellness care.

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Osteopathic Manipulation 207-773-7330 | 535 Ocean Ave., Portland

Osteopathic Healthcare of Maine

www.osteopathichealthcareofmaine.com We use the full range of Osteopathic modalities, providing care for the full spectrum of mother and infant’s health care including a safe, gentle and effective method for turning breech babies in utero. See ad page 80.

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Portland Osteopathic Children’s Clinic 207-939-3963 | 492 Ocean Ave., Portland

info@portlandocc.org www.portlandocc.org

Portland Osteopathic Children’s Clinic is a nonprofit heath care facility designed to provide osteopathic manipulative medicine to uninsured and under-insured children.

Karen L. Roberts, D.O.

Maine Osteopathic Health 207-541-9285 | 535 Ocean Ave., Portland

www.maineosteopathichealth.com

Osteopathic treatment (pregnant/postpartum) women, newborns, pediatrics. Help with pain, nausea/vomiting, swelling, shortness of breath, tight abdomen. Address anatomical or functional problems that affect nursing, spit-up, sleeping, pooping, crying, developmental delays, infection. Biodynamic Cranial Osteopathy.

Exceptional Osteopathic Care for Every Stage in Life. Caring for women throughout pregnancy and post-partum, infants and children, and the entire family. Jacey Goddard, DO | Daniel Gibbons, DO

F R E E P O R T 23 Durham Road, Freeport

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207.865.6655

www.freeportosteopathic.com

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“To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.” –Andrew Taylor Still, MD, Father of Osteopathy

Our Physicians: Donald Hankinson, DO Keelyn Wu, DO Tom Gilson, DO Jennifer Hilton, DO Kiran Mangalam, DO

The physicians of Osteopathic Healthcare of Maine use the full range of Osteopathic modalities, with an emphasis on Cranial Osteopathy and Biodynamics. We provide Osteopathic care for the full spectrum of the mother’s and infant’s healthcare concerns, including a safe, gentle and effective method for turning babies in utero.

207-781-7900 Falmouth, Maine osteopathichealthcareofmaine.com

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Making decisions about your child’s health and wellbeing is an intense responsibility. Asking questions is an important part of the process. Finding a practitioner who understands your family and is aligned with your parenting approach and philosophy will create a rich partnership in support of your child’s health and well-being.

The Baby Sleep Geek

FSI Certified Sleep Consultant 207-650-9688 | Serving ME, NH, & VT

thebabysleepgeek@gmail.com www.thebabysleepgeek.com

Support to help wee ones and their families get the sleep they need to be happy and healthy. You don’t need to “wait it out” or “cry it out”! Call to learn more about my comprehensive approach to healthy sleep.

Baylight Center for Homeopathy

parents some peace of mind since 1991. Advise, sell and INSTALL durable and parent-friendly safety gates, drawer and cabinet latches, outlet covers, etc. “When they start to crawl it’s time to call”.

Fal River Health Center

Lindy Grigel MHP, PA-C, CCH 207-781-7880 | 202 US Rt. One, Falmouth

frhc@maine.rr.com www.falriverhealthcenter.com

Integrative Family Practice; Pediatric/ Homeopathy.

Homeopathy can help to smooth down reactionary Homeopathic Care and Education and ease general behavioral challenges 207-774 4244 | 222 St. John St., Ste. 137, Ptld responses as well as treating specific issues such as colic, ear

info@baylighthomeopathy.com www.baylighthomeopathy.com

We offer individualized homeopathic treatment, providing safe and gentle support for the continued health and well being of our clients and their families. Our workshops and courses are designed to encourage confident and effective self-care with homeopathic remedies.

Bayview Pediatrics

207-846-9761 | Yarmouth

Holly J. Brown, L.Ac , DOM

Holistic Healthcare for the Whole Family 207-443-2635 | 36 School St., Bath 207-725-4222 | 26 Bath Rd., Brusnwick www.docholly.net

Holly Brown is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncturist and Herbalist that has been an active primary care practitioner for the past 11 years. She maintains a family practice with emphasis in women’s health, pregnancy, pediatrics and the human microbiome.

Child Proofers of Maine 207-351-7251 | Statewide

chldprfrme@yahoo.com www.childproofersofmaine.net

infections, low immune strength, sleep disturbances and behavioral challenges. Vaccination and sleep consultations.

Falmouth Pediatric Dentistry 207-781-2272 | 6 Fundy Rd., Falmouth

info@FalmouthPediatricDentistry.com www.FalmouthPediatricDentistry.com

Children should have their first dental exam by age 1 and we are here to help! Providing thorough dental exams, oral hygiene techniques, nutritional counseling and growth management to your child, Falmouth Pediatric Dentistry can answer all your pediatric dental concerns.

Fore River Family Practice

207-553-6700 | 195 Fore River Pkwy., Ste. 160, Ptld

Greater Portland Pediatric Assoc 207-282-3327 | 4 Scammon St., Saco

Hands of Hope

Bruce Cote, BS Ed, BHP, LMT, CPP, RM 207-522-7257 | Southern ME

A holistic, integrative practice for children and adolescents who struggle with PTSD, ADHD, anxiety, depression and other disabling conditions.

Making home safer for infants and toddlers and giving

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Intermed Pediatrics

207-846-9602 | 259 Main St, Yarmouth 207-774-4092 | 84 Marginal Way, Ste. 1000, Ptld 207-523-3767 | 100 Foden Rd., So. Portland

Devra Krassner, ND

Integrative Health Center of Maine 207-883-5517 | 222 Auburn St., Ste 102, Ptld

drkrassner@maineintegrative.com www.maineintegrative.com

Dr. Krassner has been practicing naturopathic medicine for more than twenty-five years. Her approach emphasizes education, women’s and children’s health, herbs and homeopathy.

Kathryn Landon-Malone, Ph.D, PNP-C 207-761-4700 | South Portland

Comprehensive integrative pediatric care and consultations for infant sleep, infant mental health, pediatric hypnosis, and parenting.

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

Royal River Family Care 207-846-0716 | Yarmouth

Jean Rice

Pediatric Integration Work | 207-841-4528

Sleep and Behavior Consultations 207-766-1970 | Greater Portland & Beyond

sarahmaclaughlin@yahoo.com www.sarahmaclaughlin.com

REDUCE STRESS! ENJOY YOUR KIDS MORE! Learn to shift away from control and consequences to engage in gentle guidance instead. Kind and firm limits, along with consistent compassion, help children self-regulate, learn empathy, and grow their emotional intelligence. Sleep consultations.

Martins Point

207-774-5801 | 331 Veranda St., Portland

355 Front St., Bath & 150 St. John St., Portland info@jeanrice.com Hands-on manipulation, bodywork and therapies to assist with breastfeeding, developmental growth, and overall wellbeing of your child as they grow.

Tree of Life

Naturopathic & Midwifery Care, LLC 207-846-4900 | 106 Lafayette St, Ste 3A, Yarmouth

info@treeoflifecare.com www.treeoflifecare.com

Mast Clinic

Tiffany Carter Skillings CPM, CLC & Josie Skavdahl ND, CPM. Our practice provides prenatal care, homebirth, pediatric care, men’s and women’s health care, and a Certified Lactation Counselor. Experience respectful, holistic care for everyone in the family at every stage of life.

info@mastclinic.com www.mastclinic.com

Mischa Schuler

Northern Sun Family Health Care

WildCarrotHerbs@gmail.com www.WildCarrotHerbs.com

Helping Children to Be Their Best 207-689-6278 | 980 Forest Ave. #100, Portland Kid Whisperer. Pediatric Physical Therapist. Expert: Infant & Toddler Behavior & Development. Your child is worth it!

& The Birth Center at Northern Sun 207-798-3993 | 53 Main St., Topsham northernsunfamilyhc@gmail.com northernsunfamilyhealthcare.com

Naturopathic Doctors providing holistic well-child care, acute care, 24-hour on-call services and vaccine counseling.

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plant medicine for women and children 207-274-3242 | Wild Carrot Herbs 306 Congress Flower essences, herbal remedies, and shamanic plant spirit techniques are available individually and in combination to gently support healing of physical, spiritual and emotional shock. Chronic and acute conditions of the respiratory, skin, digestive and reproductive systems are nurtured here.

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Acelleron Medical Products

We carry specialty items, unique gifts for moms and babies, nursing supplies including bras, breast pumps (sale and rent), breastfeeding pillows, books, and more!

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Dalia’s World

Breast pumps covered by insurance 603-918-1631 | United States

Acelleron Medical Products is a home medical equipment provider committed to providing the highest quality prenatal and postnatal products and services.

Aristelle

Bra Fitting & Fine Lingerie 207-842-6000 | 92 Exchange St., Portland

AVENTYR kidswear Organic & Eco-friendly www.aventyrkids.com

Baby Booty at Birth Roots Seasonal Resale Fundraiser

207-772-4784 | 101 State St., Portland

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Baby & children’s clothes, toys, books and equipment in gently-used, resale-able condition. Cloth diapers and wraps, slings/carriers/backpacks, strollers, etc.

Bella Luna Toys

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Birth Roots

From Pregnancy to Parenthood 207-772-4784 | 101 State St., Portland

www.BirthRoots.org

Celebrate the family in your life with a gift certificate to one of our classes or the perfect gift from our little boutique. We carry swaddle blankets, Nikki McClure prints and journals, Boba baby carriers, amber teething necklaces and other special gifts.

The Boutique at Maine Medical Center

207-662-5185 | 22 Bramhall St., Portland

www.mmcfamilybirth.org

Open 7 days a week, 9:00am-5:00pm. Your dependable resource for pregnancy, birth, and the newborn; period.

207-879-7253 | 721 Main St., South Ptld

Endicott Home Furnishings Healthier Living One Sofa at a Time

207-883-3264 | 429 US. Route 1, Scarborough

www.condofurniture.com

Endicott Home has produced affordable, customizable furniture with zero flame retardants since 2012. Designed in Maine and bench crafted in NC, these nontoxic sofas and chairs add beauty and comfort to any home. Learn more at www.condofurniture.com.

Everything Birth

Birth and Baby Products 800-370-1683 | 2 Main St., Ste. 18-224, Biddeford

info@everythingbirth.com www.everythingbirth.com

Providing midwifery, birth, and natural baby products. Shop online or see our Facebook page for weekly hours. Use Coupon BirthRoots2014EB for 10% off your first order.

Field O Flowers Diaper Service

www.fieldoflowers.net | Greater Portland

Green Earth Baby Works Diaper service for ME, NH & MA 603-292-6500 | Epping NH

Kim@greenearthbabyworks.com www.greenearthbabyworks. com

Your premier diaper service offering prefolds, pockets, or All-In-One’s. Any options to fit your needs. In addition we support Birthroots! A portion of your weekly diaper service will be donated to support your local resource.

Island Treasure Toys

207-846-6565 | Yarmouth & Freeport

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Pitter Patter

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Children’s Clothing Store 207-443-9870 | Bath

Kidz Clothesline

The Pocket Midwife

207-729-5439 | Brunswick

Lots For Tots

www.pocketmidwife.com

207-347-8601 | Falmouth 207-883-1100 | Scarborough

Tabletop flipbook of healthy pregnancy affirmations developed by a Maine midwife. A must for the pregnant woman in your life!

Maine Cloth Diaper Company, Inc.

Rainbow Toys

207-781-4265 | Falmouth

Central Street Farmhouse 207-992-4454 | Bangor, Damariscotta & Online

Rosemont Market & Bakery

betsy@maineclothdiaper.com www.maineclothdiaper.com

Good Food From People You Know 207-774-8129 | Portland & Yarmouth

Our Damariscotta and Bangor stores are staffed with certified bra fitters, experienced babywearing mamas and daddies, and knowledgeable cloth diaper technicians who can help you select the products that best support your lifestyle. Offering weekly breastfeeding support, and other parenting groups. See ad page 49.

www.rosemontmarket.com

Neighborhood food markets specializing in locally sourced foods for the health of your family. (See our coupon on the next page.)

Royal River Books

Motherhood Maternity

207-846-8006 | Yarmouth

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Sourcing local, healthy, seasonal foods. The very best for you and your family. Bring in your new baby and Birth Roots Directory for PORTLAND 580 Brighton Ave. • 40 Pine St. 5 Commercial St. • 88 Congress St. YARMOUTH 6 Main St. ROSEMONTMARKET.COM

Starry Eyes

Earth friendly kid’s resale 646-229-5810 | 76 Washington Ave, Portland

littlestarryeyes@gmail.com www.StarryEyesMaine.com

A uniquely curated selection of organic, handmade, new, used, and vintage: clothing, toys, books, and gifts for babies and young children. Find us on Facebook!

The Sunrise Guide

healthy, local & green 207-221-3450 | PO Box 163, Westbrook

info@thesunriseguide.com www.thesunriseguide.com

Annual resource guide and coupon book for healthy & sustainable living in Maine. Great offers for local healthcare and wellness services.

Tots to Teens Resale Store 207-830-7839 | Gorham

$1.00 off your next purchase at any Rosemont Market.

Can’t be combined with any other offer. Limit one use per baby. No cash value. Does not apply to purchases of alcoholic beverages. Valid through 12/31/15.

Birth Roots Key Concept

Why is the concept of "pluralism" so important to a perinatal resource center? Parents practicing diverse, even contradictory methods or philosophies can coexist in a beneficial and supportive relationship; it is a skill that can be cultivated. Our programs emphasize making sense of your unique experience so you can synthesize an individualized approach. We intentionally do not prescribe a specific style or method of birthing or parenting.

Treehouse Toys

207-775-6133 | Portland

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WOMEN’S

HEALTH & WELLNESS Pre-pregnancy (being in a state of readiness to welcome pregnancy), pregnancy, birth, and postpartum often bring a new awareness as well as unique challenges to a woman’s body. You may find that a team approach is a good fit. Many women seek out practitioners with specific skills, awareness, and knowledge about the changes in physical, emotional, and mental health that can complement one another and offer complete care for the whole experience.

Acelleron Medical Products

Breast pumps covered by insurance 603-918-1631 | United States

www.Acelleron.com

Acelleron Medical Products is a home medical equipment provider committed to providing the highest quality prenatal and postnatal products and services.

Baylight Center for Homeopathy

Homeopathic Care and Education 207-774 4244 | 222 St. John St., Ste. 137, Ptld

info@baylighthomeopathy.com www.baylighthomeopathy.com

We offer individualized homeopathic treatment, providing safe and gentle support for the continued health and well being of our clients and their families. Our workshops and courses are designed to encourage confident and effective self-care with homeopathic remedies.

Full Bloom Placenta Services Katie Riley 207-200-3387 | Southern ME

fullbloomplacenta@gmail.com www.fullbloom.me

Crafting placenta medicine to support your postpartum transition. Offering a variety of preparations to best serve your needs, including tinctures, capsules, salves, and more. See what your placenta can do for you!

Hypno-Health

Comfortable Childbirth 207-773-5200 | 222 Auburn St., Portland

sadlier@hypno-health.net www.hypno-health.net

Birthwise Community Clinic 207-647-5968 | Bridgton & Portland

Individualized hypnosis sessions and a personalized CD/MP3 empower you to have a comfortable, joyful birthing experience. Serving the state of Maine by office, phone and Skype sessions.

Doula Quinn

ICAN

Placenta Services Specialist 207-522-2090 | Midcoast Maine

quinn@doulaquinn.com www.doulaquinn.com

Your encapsulated placenta nurtures your body with perfect nutrition after birth, ick-free! Relieve post partum depression, increase breast milk, heal faster and feel normal, naturally.

Fertility Blossoms

Your pregnancy journey starts here 207-613-6256 | New England

amanda@fertilityblossoms.com www.fertilityblossoms.com

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I support women in taking charge of their fertility, nutrition and well-being during their journey to naturally conceive, as well as those utilizing advanced reproductive technologies such as IUI and IVF.

International Cesarean Awareness Network

icanofwesternmaine@gmail.com

Inner Rivers Family Acupuncture Nachelle Jelenovic, Lic. Ac., MAOM 207-841-7802 | 41 Main St., Topsham nachelle@riversacu.com www.riversacu.com

Offering holistic, compassionate, patient-centered healthcare through customized acupuncture, herbal medicine, birth doula, and nutritional counseling services, Inner Rivers Family Acupuncture is a general practice that specializes in women’s health, pediatrics, fertility, prenatal, labor, and postpartum care.

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A visit to the dentist is an often overlooked but important part of your pre-natal health. Inflammation in the mouth (gingivitis or periodontal disease) is linked directly with pre-term delivery and low birth weight babies. Babies receive their oral bacteria from their mother so if mom has the bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease, baby gets them too. Treatment during pregnancy can minimize the risk kids have future dental problems. Our office has advanced training in the elimination of inflammation from the mouth. We use the most non-invasive, comfortable, and natural approach.

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plant medicine for women & children

Wild Carrot Herbs Mischa Schuler

Community Herbalist 207.274.3242

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anxiety depression colic reflux allergy cough nursing contraception fertility

www.WildCarrotHerbs.com ~ WildCarrotHerbs@gmail.com Devra Krassner, ND

and women’s health issues. With 22 years experience in the healthcare field, Laura enjoys easing and supporting women through all their bodily changes.

drkrassner@maineintegrative.com www.maineintegrative.com

Kate Nicholson Wellness

Integrative Health Center of Maine 207-883-5517 | 222 Auburn St., Ste 102, Ptld Dr. Krassner has been practicing naturopathic medicine for more than twenty-five years. Her approach emphasizes education, women’s and children’s health, herbs and homeopathy.

Liz’s Kitchen

MotherTouch Maternity Massage 207-522-1910 | Brunswick Massage & Wellness

kate.m.nicholson@gmail.com www.KateNicholsonWellness.com

Licensed massage therapist, reiki practitioner, prenatal/postnatal yoga instructor. Nurturing and empowering expecting and new mothers through mindfulness and healing touch.

I cook. You heat. Relax and eat. 207-319-3889 | Greater Portland

Liz@LizsKitchenME.com www.LizsKitchenME.com

Nicole Niehoff, Doula

Laura Ann Meyer, L.Ac.

Parenthood is one of the most sacred transitions! Providing loving and empowering prenatal, birth, postpartum support, as well as placenta encapsulation services.

I provide wholesome, healthy meals in the most convenient way possible to people who lack the time, interest or patience to cook. Meals are delivered weekly to homes and businesses in the Greater Portland area.

Doula and Placenta Encapsulation Services 207-415-7333 | Greater Portland & Southern ME nicoleniehoffdoula@gmail.com www.mainebirth.com

Prenatal Acupuncture 207-809-8044 | 570 Brighton Ave., Portland MSchuler_Birth_Roots_Ad_Mar2015v5 New England WomenCenter hello@laurameyer.me Bridging Traditional & Complementary Health Practices www.laurameyer.me 207-761-4700 | South Portland Preconception, Pregnancy & Postpartum Acupuncture. cont. Known for her gentle needle technique and compassion, Laura effectively uses Chinese Medicine to address perinatal

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RESOLVE Infertility Support Group www.resolve.org

Rhythms Center for Women’s Health FULL BLOOM placenta services

Katie Riley 207.200.3387 fullbloomplacenta@gmail.com fullbloom.me

207-615-4240 | Portland, Kennebunk, Portsmouth

info@rhythmsforwomen.com www.rhythmsforwomen.com

Specializing exclusively in fertility and women’s health. The only board certified reproductive acupuncture specialist in Maine and New Hampshire. Locations in Portland, Kennebunk, Portsmouth, and Boston.

Northern Sun Family Health Care

Stepping Stones

contact@northernsunhealth.com www.northernsunhealth.com

www.steppingstonesusa.org

207-798-3993 | 53 Main St., Topsham

Our comprehensive practice offers well-woman care, maternity care, homebirth and birth center services with care provided by Certified Professional Midwives who are also trained Naturopathic Doctors. Wellness focused care with herbal, homeopathic and nutritive support.

Peak Dental Health

Stefan Andren, DDS 207-878-8844 | 74 Gray Rd, Falmouth

info@peakdentalhealth.com www.peakdentalhealth.com

Your partner in the pursuit of health. Maine’s only green certified dental office by the Eco Dentistry Association.

Full Service Adoption Agency

Mischa Schuler

plant medicine for women and children 207-274-3242 | Wild Carrot Herbs 306 Congress

WildCarrotHerbs@gmail.com www.WildCarrotHerbs.com

Flower essences, herbal remedies, and shamanic plant spirit techniques are available individually and in combination to gently support healing of physical, spiritual and emotional shock. Chronic and acute conditions of the respiratory, skin, digestive and reproductive systems are nurtured here.

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Tree of Life

Wildwood Medicine

207-846-4900 | 106 Lafayette St, Ste 3A, Yarmouth

info@wildwoodmedicine.com www.wildwoodmedicine.com

Naturopathic & Midwifery Care, LLC

info@treeoflifecare.com www.treeoflifecare.com

Tiffany Carter Skillings CPM, CLC & Josie Skavdahl ND, CPM. Our practice provides prenatal care, homebirth, pediatric care, men’s and women’s health care, and a Certified Lactation Counselor. Experience respectful, holistic care for everyone in the family at every stage of life.

207-347-7132 | 83 India St., Portland Wildwood Medicine is a patient-centered multidisciplinary clinic. We offer acupuncture, physical therapy, naturopathic medicine, primary care, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, yoga, and women’s health.

ALUMNI BUSINESSES It means something special to be a Birth Roots alum. The shared experience of Birth Roots programming is a powerful connecting point to build broader community connections. We have created this section to help facilitate these connections and to offer a sort of “first sort” of businesses. If you are a Birth Roots alum and own a business that is outside of the perinatal world please let us know if you would like to participate.

Benchmark Real Estate

Good Wood Tables

Blocked

Head Games

ReMax By The Bay

The Maine Brew Bus

Local-Savvy-Responsive 207-775-0248 | Greater Portland Hand block printed products www.etsy.com/shop/blockedbybrenna Derrick Buckspan 207-956-0295 | Greater Portland

Callahan + LeBleu

Sustainable handcrafted wood tables 802-233-7021 | North Yarmouth Kate Emmerich 207-773-8393 | 116 Free St., Portland 207-200-9111 | Portland

New Leaf Creative

Ecological Landscapes 207-400-9892 | South Portland

Grow Your Brand www.nl-creative.com Greater Portland & Beyond

CornerStone

Red Cup Tea Co.

Fishbowl Farm

Satronen Sound

Building & Restoration 207-775-9095 | Southern Maine Fresh baby salad greens grown to perfection Bowdoinham

Organic Fair Trade Chinese tea 207-200-5728 | Brunswick 207-615-2610 | New England

Starry Eyes Giesswein USA: Austrian Houseshoes Earth friendly kid’s resale Wool is Cool. Local: Selby’s Shoes; National: online retailers

646-229-5810 | 76 Washington Ave., Ptld

Valerie Redpath Jewelry

207-730-0023 | valerieredpath.etsy.com

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BIRTH ROOTS PERINATAL RESOURCE INDEX A Doula For Me 46, ad 51 Absolute Health Chiropractic 25, ad 26 Acelleron Medical Products 15, 61, 85, 88, see ad back cover Ackerly, Sarah 71 Acupuncture by Meret 7 Alfond College Grant 61 Align with Wellness Chiropractic 25 All About Women 72 Amoroso, Amy 21, 35 Andren, Stefan, 91 Anne Belden Coaching 43 Apothecary By Design 75 Aristelle 15, 85 Atlantic Chiropractic 25, 75 ATX Acupuncture 7, ad 9 AVENTYR kidswear 85 Axtell Acupuncture 7 Ayer, Alice 51, 55 Baby Booty at Birth Roots Seasonal Resale Fundraiser 85 Baby Care / Baby Basics at Birth Roots 31 The Baby Sleep Geek 81, ad 82 Bachelder, Amanda 46 Back Cove Midwives 71, ad 68 Back-to-Work Evening Breastfeeding Support Group 15 Bainbridge, Meret 7 Baker, Leigh 78 Ballast & Buoy 55, ad 54 Bam Bam Bakery 61, ad 62 Barry Martha J., 43 Baylight Center for Homeopathy 75, 81, 88, ad 74 Bayview Pediatrics 81 Bechstein, Christina 36 Beck, Brian 78 Bella Luna Toys 85 Bella Vita Counseling 43, ad-42 Benchmark Real Estate 61, 92 ad 60 Bereavement Doula 55, ad 54 Beyond the Breast at Birth Roots 31 Birth Boot Camp 31 The Birth Center at Northern Sun 11, 71, 82 The Birth House 11, 71 Birth Roots 21, 35, 61, 85 Birth Story Writing 21, 35 Birth With Ariel 46, ad 53 BirthAlliance 46, 66, ad 53 Birthing From Within 31 Birthmoon Doula Services 46 The Birthplace at Mercy 11, 35 Birthway Doula Services 46 Birthwise Community Clinic 31, 35, 46, 55, 71, 88 Birthwise Midwifery Service 71 Blossoming Newborns at Birth Roots 35 Boardman, Linda 55 Bobzien, Elizabeth 72 Bounce Zone 61 Bountiful Belly 55, ad 54 The Boutique at Maine Medical Center 15, 85 Breast Connection at Mercy Hospital 15

Breastfeeding Basics at Birth Roots 32 Breastfeeding Support at Midcoast Hospital 15 Breathe Deeply Doula 51 Breathing Room 59 Brown, Holly J. 7, 81, 82 Buck’s Naked Barbeque 61 Callahan, Kelly 75 The Capable Canine 61 Carter Skillings, Tiffany 18, 71, 76, ad 68 Catholic Charities Child Development Centers 35, ad 33 The Center for Grieving Children 43 Center for Parenting and Play 35, ad-40 Center for Studying Mindfulness 35, 43 Central Street Farmhouse 21, 86, ad 47 Child Proofers of Maine 61, 81 Childbirth Classes at Birth Roots 32 Children’s Library Storytimes 35 Clearwater Psychotherapy 44, ad 45 Coastal OB/GYN Midwifery Services 71 Coastal Wellness Family Chiropractic 25, ad-28 Coastal Women’s Healthcare 15, 72 Coffin, Allyson 25 Community Supported Parenting At Birth Roots 35 Concentric Healing Homeopathy 75, ad 74 Cooper, Kaylee 25, ad 28 Corbett, Elyse 43 CornerStone 62, 92 ad 65 Cote, Bruce 81 Crisis Services/24 Hour Help 43 Cronin, Courtney 51 Cryvoff, Cathy 66 Daly, Jenna, LCSW 43, ad-45 Davis, Karen 75 Delaney, Susi, CPM 71 Deragon, Leah 37, 44, ad-40, ad 42 DeVito, Tosca 16 Doolittle, Robin 71, ad 70 Doula Quinn 88, ad 91 Doula Tea / Meet the Doula Events 51 Doula Training at Birth Roots 51 Drummey Jonathan 66 DuBois, Susanna, LCSW 43, ad-45 Earth Star Reflexology 66 Eat, Sleep, Nurse Support Group at Birth Roots 15 Emergency Mental Health Services 44 emilie inc. photography 21, ad-23 Emily Griffith Photography 21, ad-22 Endicott Home Furnishings 62, 85, ad 84 Evening Breastfeeding Support Group 37 Everything Birth 85 The Eye of Henna 21 Fabu Salon 62 Fal River Health Center 75, 81 Falmouth Pediatric Dentistry 16, 81, ad14, ad 83 Fertile Heart 88 Fertility Blossoms 88 Field O Flowers Diaper Service 85 Finding Fatherhood at Birth Roots 36 Forbes, Julianne 75 Fore River Family Practice 81 The Forest School 36, ad-38

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Foster, Alauna 48 Freeport Osteopathic Health 78, ad 79 Fresh Batch Café 62 Friends School 62 Full Bloom Placenta Services 88, ad 91 Full Circle Doula Services 32, 36, 55, ad 54 Gass, Leslie R. 78 Gibbons, Daniel DO 78, ad 79 Gilmore, Alexa 7 Gilsland Farm Audubon Center 62 Gilson, Tom 78 Go Diaper Free with Natalie 36 Goddard, Jacey, 78, ad 79 Goodwin, Rebecca 46, 66, ad 53 Gorham Grind 62 Grammer, Natalie 32, 36, 48, ad-46 Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy 66, ad 67 Greater Portland Mothers of Multiples 36 Greater Portland Pediatric Assoc 81 Greater Ptld Mothers of Multiples 36 Green Clean Maine 62, ad 63 Green Earth Baby Works 85 Greener Postures Yoga Falmouth 59 Greener Postures Yoga SoPo 59 Grigel, Lindy 75, 81 Haapala, Krista 44, ad-42 Hallward, Anne 44 Hands of Hope 81 Hankinson, Donald 78 Harmony Doula Services 51 Hathaway, Nancy 35, 43 Hill Johanna, DC 25, ad-27 Hilton, Jennifer 78 Holistic Moms Network 36 Holistic Wellness Center Homegrown Herb & Tea 62, 88 Hope House 32, 36 HypnoBirthing Mongan Method 32 HypnoBirthing® Classes 32 Hypno-Health 32, 44, 88, ad 30 ICAN- Int’l Cesarean Awareness Network 88 Inner Rivers Family Acupuncture 7, 89 Inner Voice Doula Services 51, 55 Integrative Health Center of Maine 82, 90 InterMed Family Practice 72 Intermed OB/GYN Generations 72, ad 73 Intermed Pediatrics 82 Island Treasure Toys 85 Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture Center 7, 25, ad 24 Jade Integrated Health 7, 59, 66 Jai Yoga 59 Jelenovic, Nachelle 7, 90 Jelly, Sue (Sunshine) 53, 56, 66, ad 53 Jessie Dineen Photography 21, ad 23 Kaikini, Kara 16 Kate Nicholson Wellness 66, 90 Kaufman Jodie 71, ad 70 Kearns, Mary 21, ad 20 Keller, David 78 Kelly’s Closet 86 Kidz Clothesline 86 Kindermusic by PlayTime 36

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Krassner, Devra, 75, 82, 90 Kunesh, Hollie, 52 Kunkle, Ellen 32, 36, 55 L. Taylor Photography 22, ad 23 La Leche League of Greater Portland 16 Lactation Connection at Mercy Hospital 16 Landon-Malone, Kathryn 36, 82 Leo, Pam 36 Lila East End Yoga 59 Lindsay Bushnell 71, ad 70 Linen, Rev. Cameron S. 45 Little Dog Cafe 62 Little Music Maker 36 Living Balance Life Coaching 44, ad 42 Liz’s Kitchen 90 LL Bean 62 Local Buzz 62 Local Sprouts Cooperative 62 Lois’s Natural Market 62 Lots For Tots 86 Love Lab Studio 36 MacLaughlin, Sarah 36, 82, ad 37 Maine Academy of Gymnastics 62 Maine Association of Certified Professional Midwives 71 Maine Audubon 36, 62 Maine Bellydance 59 Maine Center for Acupuncture 8, ad 9 Maine Cloth Diaper Co 21, 86, ad 47 Maine Doulas 46, 52 ad 51, 52 Maine General Medical Center 11 Maine General Midwifery Service 71 Maine Medical Center 11, 32, ad 53 Maine Medical Center OB/GYN Clinic 72 Maine Osteopath 78 Maine State Breastfeeding Coalition 16 Maine Wildlife Park 64 Maine Yoga Kids36 Mama Love Yoga 32, 36, 59 Mangalam, Kiran 78 Martins Point 72, 82 Mast Clinic 16, 82 ad 17 Mast, Jackie 16, ad 17 Maternal Child Health Program 64 Maternal Fetal Medicine 71 Mercy Physical Therapy Center 66 Merriconeag Waldorf School 37, ad 34 Meyer, Laura Ann 8, 90 ad 8 Midcoast Hospital 11, 16, 32, 72 Midwives of MidCoast Hospital 71 Miles Memorial Hospital 11 MMC Back-to-Work/School 37 MMC Breastfeeding Support Group 16, 37 MMC Lactation Services 16 MMC Mothering Circle 37 MMP Family Medicine 72 Mobile Medical Imaging Services 71 Mom to Mom of Maine 37, ad 39 Moms Zen Babies 16, 44 Morrisroe, Caitlin 25, ad-26 Mother Nurture Doula Care 55 Motherhood Maternity 86 Mothering Sons/Mothering Daughters 37

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Multiracial AdoptiveFamily Collaborative (MAFC) 37 Music Together of Greater Portland 38 Nanny Placement Agency 64, ad 64 Narrow Gauge Railroad 64 Nest Drop-In at Birth Roots 38, 64 New England WomenCenter 90 Niehoff, Nicole 52, 55, 90 Northern Sun Family Health Care 11, 75, 82, 91, ad.74 Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep 22 On Call Lactation Support 16 The Open Heart Space 44, ad 42 Opportunity Alliance 38, 64 Osteopathic Healthcare of Maine 78 Parents Raising Consciousness 38, 44, ad 40 Pastoral Psychotherapy 45 Peaceful Path Doula 52 Peak Dental Health 91 Pearson, Bettina 16, ad 17 Peisner, Barbara 44, ad 45 Pelletier, Tara 72 Pelvic Floor Rehab Center 66 Phinney, Jodi 46, ad 51 Pineland Farms 64 Pinetree Family Chiropractic 25, ad 27 Pitter Patter 86 The Pocket Midwife 86 Pollock, Wendy 76 Portland Doula Collaborative 38, 52, 56, ad 56 Portland Nannies 64, ad 64 Portland Playgrounds 64 Portland Trails 64 Postpartum Adjustment Support Group 38, 44 Powell, Amanda 48, ad 53 Precision Chiropractic 25 Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group 38, 44 Prenatal Aquatic Exercise Class 59 PURE Center for Integrated Health 67 Quinn, Mary 55 Rainbow Toys 86 Rainville, Anne 72, ad 67 Raven Roost Studio 22 Red Tent Midwifery 71 ReMarkable Blackbird 22, ad-23 RESOLVE Infertility Support Group 91 Rhythms Center for Women’s Health 8, 91, ad 6 Rice, Jean 18, 82 Richard, Heather 46 Riley, Katie 88, ad 91 Rocky Coast Family Acupuncture 8, ad-8 Root Therapy 67 Rosemont Market & Bakery 86, ad 87 Rosen, Shelley 44 Royal River Books 86 Royal River Family Care 82 Royal River Natural Foods 64 Ruby Moon Cloth Diaper Detergent 86 Sacopee Midwives 71, ad 70 Sacopee Valley Birthing Services 71, ad 70 Safe Kids Maine 32 Sage Wellness LLC 67 Saint Andre Home 38, 44 Sansonetti, Robert 72

Schuler, Mischa 82,91, ad 90 Sea Change Within 52, ad 52 Seacoast Birth Matters 32, 38 SingDancePlay 38 Skavdahl, Josie 18, 71, 76, ad 68 Small Packages 52, ad 53 Smiling Hill Farm 65 Smith, Cynthia 16 Southern Maine Medical Center 11 Spiral Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio 59, ad 58 St. Mary’s Hospital 11 Starry Eyes 87 Staton, Megan 72 Stepping Stones 91 Stone Coast Chiropractic 26 Stone, Gabrielle 67 Streit, Rachel 26 The Sunrise Guide 65, 87, ad 86 Sunshine Doula Service 53,56, 66, ad 53 Surabian, Brenda 71, ad 70 Tomback, Melissa 47 Tots to Teens Resale Store 87 Tree of Life 18, 71, 76, 82, 92, ad 68 Treehouse Toys 87 VanDerburgh, Alison 18 Verbena 65 Weinstein, Rachel 44, ad-42 Welcoming Pregnancy at Birth Roots 32 Wentworth, Leah, 46 Werner, Carrie 71 Wheeler, Nadine 16 Whole Foods Market 65 WholeHeart Yoga Center 59 wholeFITMaine 60 Wild Bees, The 22 Wild Carrot Herbs 82, 91, ad 90 Wildwood Community Acupuncture 8 Wildwood Medicine 8, 76, 92, ad 10 Wolf’s Neck State Park 65 Women Work and Community 65 Women’s Health Associates 71 Women’s Wellness 72, ad 67 Woodcock, Peggy 32 Woodin, Nate 45 Worster, Jamie, 53, 56,60 Wu, Keelin 78 Wyman, Heather 52 The Yard @ The Mill 65 Yeaton, Audrey 44 YMCA 38 The Yoga Room 60 Yogave’ 60 York Hospital 11 Zurer, Holly 53

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Find Your Flock

Your flock is the group of friends and family that you surround yourself with that you can lean on for reassurance, advice, ideas, and support. Your social and emotional needs change and grow throughout pregnancy and postpartum making your flock a vital resource.

Birth Roots classes and groups are a great place to find your flock.

Birth Roots

101 State St, Portland | www.BirthRoots.org | 207-772-4784 F R O M P R E G N A N C Y TO PA R E N T I N G

List With Us Next Year Listings for next year’s guide may be submitted before March 31th, 2016. We expect to print 5,000 copies to be thoughtfully distributed throughout Southern Maine, and we also have the full guide available as a pdf on-line with coding that can be added to any website. We distribute this guide to Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, Midcoast Hospital, obstetric and midwifery practices, community locations, and the offices of many of those listed in this guide. Call, email, or visit our website to send your submission. Thank you for supporting Birth Roots. 207-772-4784 | www.BirthRoots.org Naturalists observed that, “Streets with more bird-friendly yards had almost twice as many species as those without.” ...and we have noticed that cities with more “Flock”-friendly habitats, like Birth Roots, have notably more engaged, robust and interesting networks as those without. - Leah, Emily & Jodi

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Classes + Groups Blog Resource Guide Community Events

Creating Community Supported Parenting with classes, groups and community events

Find Your Flock at Birth Roots Core Classes & Groups: l Welcoming Pregnancy pg. 77 l Birthing From Within pg. 10 l Breastfeeding Basics pg. 29 l Baby Care - Self Care pg. 29 l Eat Sleep Nurse pg. 18 l Blossoming Newborns pg. 57

Community Suported Parenting - Spring/Fall: l Exploring Your Parenting Philosophy l Parenting Your Spirited Child l Hand in Hand Parenting l Mothering Sons / Daughters l Finding Fatherhood Events: l Baby Booty Resale - Spring/Fall/Winter l Family Photo Booth - May/June l Sandsations 2016 - Fall

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Connections and resources for Maine families throughout pregnancy and early parenting. Brought to you by Birth Roots Center for Community S...

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Connections and resources for Maine families throughout pregnancy and early parenting. Brought to you by Birth Roots Center for Community S...

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