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CONTENTS features


Baby Home Makeover

12 The Wonders of Walking 15 Discovering — and Treating — Vascular Birthmarks


10 Things I Didn’t Know About Breast-Feeding


Baby Briefs


6 Items for Life On-the-Go With Baby


Rock Your Registry


Baby Faces & Places

resource listings 26 Adoption 26 Baby & Toddler Activity Programs

27 Birthing Facilities 27 Child Care 28 Health Departments 29 Infertility/Fertility 29 Massage & Chiropractic Care 29 Maternity Clothing & Nursing Gear 30 OB-GYNs 30 Pediatricians, Family Practices & Specialists

32 Pediatric Dentistry 32 Prenatal/Postnatal Fitness 32 Prenatal/Postnatal Support 34 Referral Services 34 Safety & Hotlines 35 Shopping for Mom & Baby 36 Special Needs 36 Support Groups





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PUBLISHER Brenda Larson

s a new or expecting parent, a whirlwind of mental notes and responsibilities

may be swirling through your head. There is much to do — before, during and after baby’s arrival. Our 2014 Baby & Toddler connects you to advice from professionals and experienced parents who have already been in your shoes. Read tips for how to prep your home for baby’s arrival on page 7. Discover 10 things you may not know about breast-feeding on

page 19. Learn how to recognize milestones your baby will achieve as she evolves from a crawler to a walker on pages 12-13. Check out products that simplify life with baby on pages 23-25 and find 336 resources for new and expecting parents beginning on page 26.

These precious years go by quickly — take it from me.

Carolina Parent’s 2014 Baby & Toddler is here to help you cherish, glorify and simplify them.

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t’s a whirlwind bringing a new baby home from the hospital. New parents are tired and often low on energy and time. The good news is a little planning and organizing

in the nursery, family room and kitchen can make things go more smoothly those first few busy weeks at home.

Prioritize Comfort in the Nursery Start by setting up your nursery early. Bed rest orders from your doctor or delivering early may not be in your plans, but be prepared just in case. Krista Cathey, owner of GreenPea Baby and Child in Cary, recommends moms-tobe place nursery furniture and bedding orders by week 20 of their pregnancy. “It can take eight to 10 weeks for these orders to come in, and you want to have everything in and set up before the nesting instinct kicks in and you really want things done,” she says. When setting up the nursery, put thought into where your furniture is located. From a design perspective,

Cathey says the crib should be the focal point of the room. “Ideally, you would want to see the crib front, not the side view. For comfort and safety, pay attention to where the vents and windows in the room are located. Do not place the crib directly under a vent or near a window. Also, think about noise. If one wall backs up to a play room or bonus room where a lot of noise would be common, you may want to move the crib to the other side of the room.” To keep the nursery dark for napping, Cathey suggests window treatments with blackout lining, or separate blinds or shades. Make sure the crib is not too close to window treatments a baby could grab.

Place a night-light near the crib so you can peek in on your sweet little dreamer. Other comfort items that can aid with sleep include a soothing sounds machine and cool-mist humidifier. A glider with an ottoman is worth the investment, because you will spend many hours holding and rocking your child those first few years. “A glider will make late nights more manageable and will provide a comfortable place for you and your baby to read together,” Cathey says. Place your glider near the crib for easy transfer of a sleeping infant from your arms to the crib, particularly useful during middle-of-the-night wake-up calls. Instead of open changing tables, many parents opt for a dresser they can attach a contoured changing pad to that has a changing tray on it. Placing a changing table against the wall and near

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the doorway facilitates easy access for quick changing trips. “If you are using a separate changer and not a changer dresser, you will want to make sure that your dresser is located close by the changer to easily be able to grab a change of clothing,” Cathey says. For changer dressers, consider using one of the top drawers as the organizational station. Use small baskets and drawer organizers within the drawer to hold diapers, wipes, lotion, a thermometer, diaper rash cream, nail clippers, teething gel, a nasal aspirator and toys. If the dresser is larger, place baskets in which to organize diapers and wipes on top. Hang all of those adorable outfits in the closet and arrange by size or store in containers labeled by size, and don’t remove all of the tags. Cathey advises moms to pick about 10 outfits they really love and wash them so they are ready when baby arrives.

Create a Family Room Retreat Even though you’ve spent time and money creating a picturesque nursery, you won’t stay cooped up in the baby’s room all day. Create a comfortable place to retreat with the baby in the family room. Equip this area with necessary items to avoid repeat trips to the nursery to retrieve items. Breast-feeding moms are often more

successful with nursing long-term when they are not confined to one room, says Laura Corsig, lactation consultant at Nursing Mother’s Place and Novant Health, which has locations in Huntersville, Matthews, Charlotte and WinstonSalem. “A baby requires so much time nursing, and it can be isolating for moms to be away from the rest of the family. When moms are confined to nursing in one location in the house, they often rush though feedings,” she says, adding that sitting in a place a mom finds relaxing also aids in milk letdown. Nursing can be done anywhere and doesn’t require anything, but little luxuries like a nursing pillow or support pillows, a footstool and nursing pads are handy to keep close by. Before you start nursing, make sure burp clothes, bibs, pacifiers, blankets, pillows, a water bottle for mom and any other items you may need are within reach. Many nursing mothers find sitting in a reclined position most comfortable, Corsig says. A bassinette or play yard in the family room is helpful for short baby naps, and a swing and bouncer are useful, soothing items to set up in the main living area. Instead of going back and forth to the nursery with the baby for a diaper change, set up a second changing station with a portable changing pad in the family room. Before your baby arrives, clear out a drawer, cabinet or shelf to store baby items and eliminate clutter. A diaper

caddy or basket is useful for organizing diapers, wipes and diaper rash cream. A second diaper pail in the living room can also be helpful, especially if you live in a multi-story home.

Stock the Kitchen The first rule of kitchen organization is to toss out the old and make room for the new. To eliminate clutter on your counters, make space in a cabinet drawer for storing baby items like bottles, formula containers, breast milk storage containers or bags, and breast pump accessories. Throw out old food in the pantry, refrigerator and freezer to make space. Place cooking essentials, such as pots and pans, in easy-to-reach locations in the kitchen — especially helpful if you’re recovering from a cesarean section. A bottle drying rack and bottle brush, whether you’re nursing or not, is helpful to keep by the sink so you can air dry bottles or breast pump accessories after washing them. Stock your refrigerator and pantry with healthy foods before you head to the hospital. Suzanne Smith, neonatal dietitian and lactation consultant at Carolinas HealthCare, which has locations in Greensboro and throughout the Charlotte area, recommends foods rich in calcium, protein, iron, vitamin C and fiber. “Adding one extra serving of protein a day helps rebuild tissues damaged in childbirth and maintain protein stores for breast-feeding. More iron, folate and continued on page 10



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vitamin C are needed to rebuild red blood cells lost in childbirth,” Smith says. “Highfiber foods are particularly beneficial since many moms, postpartum, report difficulty going to the bathroom.” Moms who are breast-feeding need an additional 300-500 calories per day. Keep some no-prep, healthy snacks such as fresh fruits and vegetables on hand. Other good options include whole-wheat crackers with peanut butter, low fat granola with yogurt, cottage cheese and trail mix snacks.

Use those nesting instincts to your advantage and spend some time in the kitchen preparing and freezing meals for later. “I recommend making meals ahead,” Smith says. “Prepackaged foods contain byproducts, additives, preservatives and sodium to enhance shelf life and improve taste, and there’s literature out there that links (them) to food allergies in children.” She also suggests that parents cook enough food to provide food for two meals. Save time by using appliances like a blender, food processor, slow cooker, rice cooker or pressure cooker. Kitchen scissors are handy for quickly snipping

vegetables for meals. “A variety in the diet is going to behoove them because what you eat does get transferred into the breast milk, and variety will help [new moms] encompass protein, iron, vitamin C and calcium,” she says. When friends and family offer to bring food, let them. Freeze that extra lasagna to eat later. And if you get desperate or just want a slice, the occasional call for a pizza delivery is OK. Holly Becker, a freelance writer and mom of three, lives in Cornelius.


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sitting up, crawling and walking, but don’t be alarmed if you aren’t checking off all the milestones on an exact schedule. All babies develop at different paces, so discuss your baby’s development with her pediatrician and enjoy her progress every step of the way. Before you know it, she will be a toddler running around the house.

3 months 

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Milestones: Baby raises his head and chest when lying on his stomach, stretches his legs and kicks. At this stage, baby can open and close his hands. You may even notice that he brings his hand to his mouth and rattles any toy placed in his hands.

Milestone: It may seem as though your child is more independent and more of an explorer at this age. That’s because he is! At 18 months, your toddler is more interested in using his legs to walk around the house, discovering all that he can. He can now push and pull large objects, and even throw a ball while standing.

Milestone: Now your toddler can jump in place and typically begins to run. He can climb up and down from furniture and stand on his tiptoes. At this stage, you may notice he is carrying around his toys while walking and maybe kicking around a ball.

7 months Milestones: Baby rolls front to back and back to front. She can sit with her hands at 5 months and without her hands at 6 months. She can tug at anything close by, like a cup you are drinking out of or keys on a table. She can also reach for different objects. Thanks to her new fascination with what the world has to offer, she will even begin to move objects from hand to hand.

Source: You Raising Your Child: The Owner’s Manual From First Breath to First Grade, by Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. (Simon & Schuster Inc., 2010)

12 months Milestone: Parents may notice the most significant growth at this stage. Baby crawls forward on all fours and sits up on her own. She can pull herself up to stand and walks holding on to nearby furniture. Baby stands without support for a moment and may even walk a few steps without support.

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ake a look at this,” my son’s pediatrician said, as he motioned to two nurses standing outside of the Winnie-the-Pooh themed exam room.

Roughly one week earlier, I had discovered a small, flat, bright red line on the corner of my son’s lower left lip. He was a voracious nurser, so I believed that this line was some sort of nursing blister. I thought it would go away within a few days. But almost a week later, my husband and I noticed no change, so I immediately made an appointment with our pediatrician. The nurses came into the exam room on this unseasonably cool spring morning and the pediatrician put his gloved finger on my baby’s lip. The three of them looked intently at the red line, as my stomach continued to turn in violent knots. My precious four-week-old lay peacefully on the table, alternately staring with his huge brown eyes at me, the doctor and the Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet wallpaper, blissfully oblivious to not only what was happening around him, but to his mother’s increasing fears. “What is it?” I asked, struggling to get the words out. “It’s a hemangioma — a vascular birthmark,” our pediatrician replied. This diagnosis initiated a flood of research in the days, weeks and months that lay ahead of our family. But with the help of the Internet and organizations devoted to providing families like ours with the latest vascular birthmark information and treatment resources, the knowledge we gained alleviated our fears.

Vascular Birthmark Statistics According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 10 percent of the approximate 4 million children born in the U.S. each year will arrive with a

vascular birthmark. These birthmarks consist of blood vessels bunched together within the skin. They can appear flat or raised, and be either red or blue in color. There are several different kinds of vascular birthmarks, but the most common are port-wine stains and hemangiomas.

Port-Wine Stains Port-wine stains are classified as vascular malformations. The Nemours Foundation, based in Wilmington, Del., reports that they occur in about three of every 1,000 births and are diagnosed equally among males and females. Port-wine stains develop when an area of skin doesn’t receive an adequate supply of nerve fibers to assist in keeping the blood vessels contracted. When there is a lack of nerve fibers, capillaries (small blood vessels) continue to expand, allowing a large amount of blood to flow into the blood vessels, which causes a “stain” to appear under the skin. Port-wine stains commonly appear on the face, but can be anywhere on an infant’s body. They are commonly flat in shape and pinkish-red at birth, and darken to a reddish-purple as a child grows. Unlike hemangiomas, there is no involution phase, as port-wine stains do not fade or go away. Dr. Jane Bellet, assistant professor of pediatrics and dermatology and a member of the Duke Vascular Malformation Team at Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center in Durham, says for many infants, “port-wine stains are not indicative of any further concern,” but in rare cases, they can indicate other medical conditions. For example, port-wine

The hemangioma birthmark on the lip of Jennifer Lacey’s son, Chris, has faded and is barely visible.

stains that appear on or near an infant’s eye may lead to glaucoma, a condition where increased pressure in the eye can affect vision and lead to blindness if left untreated. “For any child with a port-wine stain located on the upper eyelid, they should be referred to a pediatric ophthalmologist,” Bellet advises, adding that these children should have their eyes checked every year for possible signs of glaucoma. Also in rare cases, port-wine stains located on or near an infant’s forehead may be a sign of Sturge-Weber syndrome, a rare, congenital disorder associated with neurological, endocrine abnormalities and developmental disabilities. Dr. Craig Burkhart, associate professor of pediatric dermatology at UNC-Chapel Hill, says 15 percent of children who continued on page 16




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he day after our daughter was born, a lactation consultant visited our

hospital room at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She watched Avery nurse to ensure she was latching properly and gave suggestions on nursing positions, how to handle sore nipples, and so on and so forth. I listened to her advice but felt confident that nothing she told me was anything I didn’t already know.

I had read all the books. I had taken the breast-feeding class. I had this breast-feeding thing in the bag. But, as the lactation consultant was walking out the door, she left us with a warning: “Go ahead and get some sleep now because most babies spend their second night cluster feeding.” Cluster feeding? Yeah, yeah, I got this. That evening, after our visitors left, my husband made up his sofa bed, the lights were dimmed, I nursed the baby and we all settled in for a nice long rest. Then, the baby woke up. And just as the lactation consultant had predicted, she wanted to eat. And eat, and eat, and eat, and eat. She sucked, only pausing long enough for me to switch her to the other breast. She nursed for the next four hours. Four hours. It was the single most exhausting experience of my life (and having given birth the previous day didn’t help the situation). I felt like I had run a marathon. When Avery finally finished and fell asleep in my arms, I felt that together we had accomplished something truly great.

And, I was proud of us. Very proud. What I know now is that she wasn’t really eating — she was sucking so that my milk would come in. And, two days later, it did — just like I had read in all the books. What the experience taught me that the books didn’t was that even though breast-feeding is a very intuitive process, it doesn’t come without putting in the work.

As it turns out, there were a lot of things I didn’t know about breastfeeding. I’ll offer this list of 10 — with a disclaimer: My daughter is only 12 weeks old. We’ve come a long way on our personal breast-feeding journey, but there’s still a lot to come — such as teething. (Yikes!) As with all baby advice, take this as one person’s experience, which — like every baby — is unique.

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On some days, breast-feeding will be all you do. I’ll

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Breast-feeding makes you extremely hungry. It was a struggle, but I managed to stay on top of my appetite throughout my pregnancy. As soon as my daughter was born, however, I couldn’t control it. I was ravenous all the time. It turns out that while you need 300 extra calories a day to make a baby, you need 500 extra calories a day to make milk. Go figure.


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can put away the cocoa butter now that your belly has stopped expanding? Not so fast. Unless, of course, you want stretch marks on your boobs. Your breasts undergo rapid changes when your milk comes in and as your body adjusts to how much milk it should make. My best advice to avoid stretch marks is to treat your boobs like you treated your belly.


Breast-fed babies spit up just as much as bottle-fed babies. My mother laughed when I told her that I didn’t

need to buy bibs because breast-fed babies don’t spit up. Who told me that? She knew the truth. I didn’t. Some breast-fed babies do spit up. A lot. Mine happens to be quite the pro.


Breast-feeding protects your baby from illness. Over the holidays, I was hit with a terrible, highly contagious stomach bug. It was the sickest I have been in the past 10 years. I was terrified of how this sickness would affect my newborn baby if (and when) she got it. I had no other choice but to keep nursing and hope for the best. Despite being in constant, close contact, she never got sick. The antibodies my immune system produced were passed on to her through my breast milk. There are 101 reasons why breast-feeding is beneficial. This one is on the very top of my list.


Some babies don’t like bottles. Mine doesn’t. Hate is a strong word, but I’ll use it here — she hates bottles. We were told to introduce one bottle a day starting when Avery was 3 weeks old. It didn’t work. We were told to try different nipples and

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You were born with all you need to breast-feed. But these things are nice to have, too: Boppy or other, similar brand of nursing pillow Cocoa butter (see No. 4 above) Lanolin • Breast pads • Breast shields Burp cloths (Think of the number you need, then triple it.) Double electric breast pump (Check with your insurance provider; mine covered 100 percent of the cost.) Extra set of pump parts (One can be in the dishwasher while the other is being used.) Hands-free pumping bra

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How Long Do Moms Exclusively Breast-feed? Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed survey results from the Infant Feeding Practices Study II, published in Pediatrics, and found that 85 percent of the 1,457 women who prenatally intended to exclusively breast-feed planned to do so for three months or more. However, only 32.4 percent breast-fed for as long as they had originally planned. Married mothers and mothers who had other children were more likely to achieve their exclusive breast-feeding goal. The authors found that “babyfriendly” hospital practices, particularly those that encourage giving babies only breast milk in the hospital, may help more mothers achieve their exclusive breast-feeding goals. Visit  and search for “Infant Feeding Practices Study II” for more information. — Katherine Kopp




A recent study from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine showed that the hormone adrenomedullin plays a critical role in preventing pre-eclampsia, a condition that can occur after the 20th week of pregnancy. Researchers found that adrenomedullin seems to protect women from pre-eclampsia when emitted by the fetus, not by the mother. “If the baby’s cells are not secreting this hormone, the mother’s blood vessels don’t undergo the dilation that they should,” says the study’s senior author, Kathleen M. Caron, assistant dean for research at the UNC School of Medicine and an associate professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology. Pre-eclampsia is a condition in which blood vessels in the placenta fail to dilate to accommodate increased blood flow to the fetus. It affects roughly one in 15 pregnancies and can threaten the lives of baby and mother if not treated. The research, published in the June 2013 edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation could lead to new methods for detecting and preventing pre-eclampsia by using adrenomedullin levels as an early indicator to identify which patients might be predisposed to developing pre-eclampsia.


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Drinking Milk During Pregnancy May Affect Baby’s Height A new study of 685 Danish motherchild pairs over a 20-year period suggests that the amount of milk a woman drinks during pregnancy may affect the adult height of her offspring. The researchers tracked milk consumption during pregnancy and the height of the offspring at birth and age 20. After adjusting for the mother’s height, age, body mass index and other factors, they found:  Mothers who drank more than 5 ounces of milk a day had bigger babies, on average, than those who drank less.  By age 20, children with mothers who drank more than 5 ounces of milk a day during pregnancy were, on average, almost a half-inch taller.  These children also had an average of 8 percent higher blood levels of IGF-1, or insulin-like growth factor, which promotes bone growth. Source: The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Sept. 4, 2013)


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Beanie Baby meets “paci” in this brilliant, mother-designed product. The cuddly creature provides comfort (Our baby cuddles hers!) and the size is perfect for baby to hold the Soothie pacifier in place. For parents, it’s easy to catch and find! $13,

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I wanted a bag that was durable, fashionable and something I could use for other than diapers down the road. This leather bag makes me feel like a rock star and it will easily last beyond baby No. 1. Bonus: The mint green interior makes it easy to find supplies. $280,

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Baby Bjorn Babysitter Balance No more fumbling around with a ton of parts to click, set, erect and collapse. This travel crib and play yard features a revolutionary design that pops the cot open and closed easily with one hand. There’s a similar product on the market, but this one costs less and has plush Oeko-Tex fabric. $200,

This “compact-without-compromise” stroller works for tall parents like my husband and me, thanks to its telescoping handlebar. Other features I love: front- and forward-facing seat capability, infant car-seat compatibility (with that reassuring click that ensures it’s in place), a huge basket and a one-step fold — with or without the seat attached. $460,

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Baby Steps Egg Donor and Surrogate Agency Provides matching and facilitation of the gestational carrier (surrogate) and egg donor process. A Child’s Hope 434 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1860, Raleigh 919-839-8800 Licensed N.C. adoption agency. Offers personalized services to birth and adoptive parents. Children’s Home Society of North Carolina  604 Meadow St., Greensboro 336-274-1538 or 800-632-1400  131 Wind Chime Ct., Raleigh 919-676-4784 or 800-632-1400 Offers programs that promote the right of every child to a permanent, safe and loving family. National Adoption Center 800-TO-ADOPT Expands adoption opportunities for children living in foster care.

Bull City Gymnastics 4502 Bennett Memorial Rd., Durham 919-383-3600 Parent and child learn gymnastic skills through games, activity stations and music.

Emerson Waldorf School Parent/ Toddler Programs 6211 New Jericho Rd., Chapel Hill 919-967-1858 Parent/child program designed to meet the social needs of toddlers ages 18-30 months while providing support for parents. Led by early childhood teachers one morning a week.

Connected Play 1200 Broad St., Ste. 105, Durham 919-355-6191 Developmental program that combines parent-baby interactive play with parenting discussions.

Gymboree of Raleigh Greystone Shopping Center 7713-47 Lead Mine Rd., Raleigh 919-870-0739 Developmental play, music and art program for ages birth-5.

cre.ate 3707 Neil St., Raleigh 919-348-5143 Offers creative discovery classes for ages 3-5 with a caregiver.

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Baby Signs With Emily 919-295-0295 Sign language classes and workshops for infants, toddlers and their families.

Kindermusik of Clayton and Voice of Clayton  100 Cunningham Lane, Ste. 106, Clayton  5400 Atlantic Springs Rd., Raleigh 919-359-3473 Age-specific and family-style music and movement classes for ages birth-7. KinderVillage Music Studio 2425 Kildaire Farm Rd., Ste. 405, Cary 919-467-4398 Kindermusik classes for children ages 3 months-6 years who move, sing and play instruments in a nurturing environment. L’Ecole- French School of Raleigh 5100 Lacy Ave., Ste. 104, Raleigh 919-760-0812 Offers Baby and Me, a program that teaches a child French words through songs, rhymes and games while bonding with a caregiver.

The Little Gym of Holly Springs 7232 GB Alford Hwy., Holly Springs 919-567-2018 Offers classes, parties and special events for ages 4 months-12 years.

BounceU 3419 Apex Peakway, Apex 919-303-3368 Offers inflatable play structures and a summer drop-off program featuring crafts, storytime and games for ages 3-5.


Jumpin’ Beans 1839 S. Main St., Ste. 310, Wake Forest 919-521-4445 Indoor inflatable playground offering unlimited playtime for children ages 1-10 with paid admission.

The Little Gym of DurhamChapel Hill 202 W. Hwy. 54, Ste. 503, Durham 919-403-5437 durhamchapelhillnc Children explore while improving mobility and learning to share and make friends. Free introductory visit.

American Dance Festival’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios 721 Broad St., Durham 919-797-2871 Offers dance classes for caregivers and their children ages 0-3.


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Marbles Kids Museum 201 East Hargett St., Raleigh 919-834-4040 Offers Baby Time and Toddlers Together programs for parents and children ages birth-30 months.


Pediatric Therapy Associates 4201 Lake Boone Tr., Ste. 4, Raleigh 919-781-4434 Provides music therapy in a group setting for ages 1-3 in Raleigh, Cary and Wake Forest. Pump It Up 10700 World Trade Blvd., Ste. 112, Raleigh 919-828-3344 Indoor inflatable facility offering open jumps, camps and parties for toddlers and children. SproutSongs Music 4720 Hargrove Rd., Raleigh 919-348-7412 Offers Music Together music and movement classes for ages birth-5 and their caregivers. Stroller Strides Raleigh 919-636-3484 Offers prenatal and postnatal fitness programs in Southwest Raleigh, Cary, Apex and Durham for mothers of children ages 6 weeks-4 years and Body Back, a health and fitness boot camp for mothers. Also offers a moms group featuring weekly playgroups, community activities and more. Stroller Strides/ Plum Moms Club Playgroup Midtown Raleigh 919-438-0472 Stroller fitness for moms and playgroup for families with children ages 6 weeks-4 years.

B IRTHING FACILITIES  Duke Birthing Center A Service of Duke University Medical Center 2301 Erwin Rd., Durham 919-68-5741 Labor, delivery and recovery rooms include Jacuzzi tubs, sleep sofas, TV/ DVDs, telephones and private showers and facilitate 24-hour rooming in. Nursery facilities are available for babies who are ill. A neonatal stabilization team is available to attend delivery, and Neonatal level II and III services are adjacent to the birthing center. Duke Regional Hospital 3643 N. Roxboro Rd., Durham 919-470-4000 Delivery suites are equipped with medical equipment (some have Jacuzzis). Three guests are welcome during labor and delivery, including the support person/doula. There is a waiting area on fourth floor. Johnston Medical Center Women’s Pavilion 509 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield 919-938-7718 Offers five labor and delivery rooms, two obstetric rooms, a cesarean room, 16 postpartum rooms and a Level I newborn nursery. North Carolina Women’s Hospital 101 Manning Dr., Chapel Hill 919-966-4131 Offers private birthing and post-partum rooms; mothers can room-in with their newborns. Boardcertified lactation consultants provide breast-feeding care and education clinics. A pastoral care program is offered to meet the spiritual needs of women.

Rex Healthcare Women’s Center 4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh 919-784-3100 Private rooms for moms and newborns are spacious enough for dad to spend the night, and include a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Lactation consultants and nurses provide breast-feeding support and newborn care. WakeMed Cary Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace - Cary 1900 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary 919-350-2300 Private suites for labor, delivery and recovery include a shower and tub with whirlpool jets, a sleep chair, a minirefrigerator, a flat-screen TV and wireless Internet access. The coaches corner is equipped with an ice machine, microwave and stocked refrigerator. Moms and babies are moved to a private room after delivery. Lactation consultants and nurses provide newborn care and breast-feeding support. WakeMed Ralegh Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace - Raleigh 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh 919-350-8000 Offers private birthing rooms, a nearby surgical suite, newly renovated postpartum rooms with flat-screen TVs, wireless Internet access, pullout beds and a spa shower. A refreshment center and microwave are available 24/7, and lactation consultants and nurses are available to provide newborn care and breast-feeding support. Women’s Birth & Wellness Center 930 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Ste. 202, Chapel Hill 919-933-3301 Offers four fully equipped private rooms, three of which have extra-deep tubs for laboring or water births, if

desired. Families are welcome at the birth or nearby in a family area with couches and cooking facilities. Mothers are not separated from their babies and families, and most return home six hours after giving birth. Certified nurse midwives have practice privileges at UNC Hospital and are available 24/7.


This list does not include providers. For a directory of preschools and child care providers, please visit ABC Nannies Inc. 919-872-3016 Places full-time, part-time, summer, temporary and live-out/live-in nannies in the Triangle area. AuPair Care Live-in Child Care 800-428-7247 Places au pairs from around the world with families nationwide.

Child Care Referral Center  1829 E. Franklin St., Bldg. 1000, Chapel Hill 919-967-3272  1201 S. Briggs Ave., Ste. 200, Durham 919-403-6950 A collaborative service between Alamance, Caswell, Person and Franklin-Granville-Vance Partnerships for Children and Child Care Services Association (of Durham, Orange and Wake counties) that helps families find child care. Child Care Search (a service of Child Care Networks Inc.) 33 Deegan Dr., P.O. Box 1531, Pittsboro 919-542-6644 Child care referral center for Chatham, Harnett, Johnston, Lee and Wayne counties. Se habla Español.

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Child Care Services Association 855-327-5933 (toll-free)  Durham County 1201 S. Briggs Ave., Ste. 200, Durham 919-403-6950  Orange County 1829 E. Franklin St., Bldg. 100, Chapel Hill 919-967-3272  Wake County 319 Chapanoke Rd., Ste. 114, Raleigh 919-779-2220 Provides information about quality indicators, state regulation, how to choose care and financial assistance. Matches families with child care programs. Also helps families with child care scholarships.

InterExchange Au Pair USA 800-287-2477 Cultural exchange program that provides prescreened, live-in child care. Local coordinator available. Loving Care Nanny Services 4724 Windbreak Ln., Raleigh 919-790-8412 Referral service connecting families with nannies in the Triangle. The Nanny Boutique 919-571-0330 Nanny placement agency offering full-time, part-time, temporary and summer live-out nannies throughout the Triangle. Consulting services available.

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and dental services for Orange County residents; includes primary care services for clients enrolled in health department preventive programs. Wake County Health Department 10 Sunnybrook Rd., Raleigh 919-250-3947 Offers pregnancy care management, childbirth education and a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), which is designed for expecting, new and breastfeeding moms, as well as infants and children up to age 5.

I NFERTILITY/FERTILITY  Baby Steps Egg Donor and Surrogate Agency 919-989-7837 Provides matching and facilitation of the gestational carrier (surrogate) and egg donor process. Shea D. Broussard, M.A., L.Ac. 512-294-3435 Offers acupuncture and Oriental medicine for healthy pregnancy and labor. Focuses on fertility treatments, lumbar and sciatic pain, pregnancy headaches/migraines, induction treatments and pre-/ postpartum emotional issues.

DrSara 919-872-4648 (Cary) 919-926-9354 (Chapel Hill) 919-758-8723 (Raleigh) Author and board-certified clinical health psychologist provides individual and group psychotherapy for couples experiencing infertility, women desiring to use hypnosis to prepare for labor and delivery, and for men and women adjusting to the addition of a new baby to the family.

M ASSAGE &  CHIROPRACTIC CARE Better Birth N.C. 3500 Westgate Dr., Ste. 504, Durham 919-618-9963 Offers perinatal massage. Confident Parenting 919-622-0681 Provides in-home consultation and parenting support such as reading a newborn’s cues and establishing healthy sleep and feeding patterns. Infant massage is also available in the home or in a group setting.

Davis Family Chiropractic 7901 Strickland Rd., Ste. 104, Raleigh 919-615-2257 Chiropractic care for children and pregnant women.

massage and bodywork therapist who uses CranioSacral Therapy, which helps with breast-feeding issues, cranky and colicky babies, reflux, developmental delays, Trisomy 21 and more.


Imagine Chiropractic 1812 Beckett’s Ridge Dr., Hillsborough 919-932-0222 Provides perinatal and pediatric chiropractic care.

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The Bra Patch 1603 N. Market Dr., Raleigh 919-876-8677 Specializes in maternity and nursing bras, custom fit bras and more.

Journey of Motherhood 3500 Westgate Dr., Ste. 504, Durham 919-698-9110 Services include birth doula, massage, childbirth and new parent education.

GreenPea Baby & Child 316 Colonades Way, Waverly Place, Cary 919-851-4000 Offers nursing wear, baby gear, baby and children’s furniture, bedding, décor, gear, toys and gifts.

Keystone Chiropractic 4615 Western Blvd., Raleigh 919-851-1010 Chiropractic care for pregnant women, infants and children.

Rex Healthcare Women’s Center 4420 Lake Boone Tr., Raleigh 919-784-3100 Lactation consultants provide breast-feeding information and support. Supplies include bras,

Laurel Wilkinson, RN, LMBT 919-967-0094 Registered nurse and licensed

Carolina Conceptions 2601 Lake Dr., Ste. 301, Raleigh 919-782-5911 Provides in vitro fertilization, intrauterine inseminations, ovulation induction, egg donation/egg recipiency, reproductive surgery and semen analysis. Duke Fertility Center 5704 Fayetteville Rd., Durham 919-572-4673 Offers advanced infertility treatments. North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine 400 Ashville Ave., Ste. 200, Cary 800-933-7202 or 919-233-1680 Offers in vitro fertilization, in vitro fertilization with donor eggs, embryo adoption and tubal reversal surgery. RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association 703-556-7172 Nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family-building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders.




books, breast pumps, nursing pillows and more. Rental pumps available. Women’s Birth & Wellness Center and Boutique 930 Martin Luther King Blvd., Ste. 202, Chapel Hill 919-933-3301 or 866-464-3295 Boutique: 919-537-7055 The boutique offers a baby registry, nursing bra and tank fittings, breast-feeding pumps and supplies, pregnancy and postpartum belts and bands, wrap and slings, cloth diapers with hands-on tutorials, baby carrier guidance and a freestanding birth center. Also offers ec0-friendly toys.

O B-GYNS  Duke Women’s Health Associates  5324 McFarland Dr., Ste. 300, Durham 919-684-2471  10211 Alm St., Ste. 212, Raleigh 919-687-4688 Offers an extensive network of OB-GYN physicians. Durham OB-GYN 2609 North Duke St., Ste. 204, Durham 919-220-5435  5726 Fayetteville Rd., Ste. 101, Durham 919-544-5414 Provides a broad range of primary care and specialty services for women of all ages. Full-scope midwifery service in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill; attends births at Durham Regional Hospital. N.C. Center for Reproductive Medicine 400 Ashville Ave., Ste. 200, Cary 800-933-7202 Offers in vitro fertiliation, in vitro fertiliation with donor eggs, embryo adoption and tubal reversal surgery. N.C. Women’s Hospital 101 Manning Dr., Chapel Hill 919-966-7822 Offers health care services from general obstetrics to specialty care. Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina  1765 Dobbins Dr., Chapel Hill 919-942-7762  105 Newson St., Ste. 101, Durham 919-286-2872 Offers annual exams, birth control, PAPs and permanent birth control for women and men in Durham and Chapel Hill. Triangle Physicians for Women  400 Ashville Ave., Ste. 300, Cary (Gynecology Office) 919-233-1311  600 New Waverly Place, Ste. 310, Cary (Obstetrics Office) 919-678-6900 Offers collaborative care with four Offers OB-GYNs and a midwifery practice with 24/7 coverage and delivery at WakeMed Cary Hospital.

Harris & Smith OB-GYN 4116 Capital St., Durham 919-471-1573  5324 McFarland Ave., Ste. 200, Durham 919-967-8052  267 S. Churton St., Ste. 200, Hillsborough 919-643-4501 Provides prenatal and postpartum care in northern and southwest Durham. 

UNC Department of Family Medicine 590 Manning Dr., Chapel Hill 919-966-0210 Family-centered, evidence-based care for all stages including maternity and pediatric care in group or individual settings. UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Chapel Hill OB: 919-966-2131 GYN: 919-843-1592 Offers obstetrics care, family planning services, fertility preservation program and more.

Kamm, McKenzie OB-GYN 3805 Computer Dr., Raleigh 10880 Durant Rd., Ste. 224, Raleigh 919-781-6200 Provides general and specialized OB-GYN care. Appointments often available the next day.

UNC OB-GYN at Timberlyne 112 Perkins Dr., Ste. 400, Chapel Hill 919-843-7005 Staffed by physicians, midwives and nurse practitioners from UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Midwifery Care at Women’s Health Alliance 8851 Ellstree Ln., Ste. 201, Raleigh 919-914-9000  120 Conner Dr., Ste 101, Chapel Hill 919-942-8571  209 E. Carver St., Durham 919-471-2273




UNC Specialty Women’s Center at Rex 4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh 919-784-6425 Sub-specialty physician and care providers from the UNC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. UNC Women’s Care 919-966-2131 Provides inpatient and outpatient health care services from general wellness and preventative screening to sophisticated specialty care. Women’s Birth & Wellness Center 930 Martin Luther King Blvd., Ste. 202, Chapel Hill 919-933-3301 or 866-464-3295 A free-standing birth center in the Triangle offering services that include primary care, maternity services, midwifery, water birth, home visits and lactation consultants. Also offers a boutique. Women’s Health Alliance Chapel Hill Obstetrics and Gynecology 120 Conner Dr., Ste. 101, Chapel Hill 919-942-8571 Offers comprehensive health care for women of all ages.


Allergy Partners of Chapel Hill 101 Cosgrove Ave., Ste. 110, Chapel Hill 919-929-9612 Diagnoses and manages asthma, allergies and adult and pediatric immunodeficiency conditions. Allergy Partners of Raleigh  10010 Falls of the Neuse Rd., Raleigh 919-846-0800  3600 NW Cary Parkway, Ste. 102, Cary 919-466-7773 Specializes in allergic disease and asthma immunology. Offers boardcertified physicians in allergy and immunology as well as pediatrics. Avance Care Avance Family Care 6402 McCrimmon Pkwy., Ste. 100, Morrisville 919-655-1000  Leesville Primary Care 12341 Strickland Rd., Ste. 102, Raleigh 919-865-8000 

Avance Primary Care 7510 Ramble Way, Ste. 107, Raleigh 919-747-3033 Primary care doctors for all ages; evening and weekend appointments available. Insurances accepted; prompt-pay discount to uninsured patients. Blue Ridge Pediatrics  10208 Cerny St., Ste. 104, Raleigh 919-226-0662  3124 Blue Ridge Road, Ste. 102, Raleigh 919-782-0021 Serves patients from birth through college age. Carolina Kids Pediatrics 2605 Blue Ridge Rd., Ste. 100, Raleigh 919-881-9009 Offers pediatric medical care for newborns through college-aged children. Open seven days a week. Carrboro Pediatrics & Internal Medicine 127 Fidelity St., Carrboro 919-933-8381 Offers all major areas of primary care. Chapel Hill Children’s Clinic 301 Kildaire Rd., Ste. 200, Chapel Hill 919-967-0771 Full-service pediatric practice in Southern Village. Chapel Hill Pediatric Psychology 205 Sage Rd., Ste. 201, Chapel Hill 919-942-4166 Mental wellness solutions for early development, behavior or emotional difficulties, sleep toileting and other issues. Chapel Hill Pediatrics & Adolescents, PA  205 Sage Rd., Ste. 100, Chapel Hill  249 E. NC Hwy. 54, Ste. 230, Durham 919-942-4173 Offers services for infants through young adults. Cornerstone Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 97 Cornerstone Dr., Cary 919-460-0993 Offers services for infants through young adults. Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center 2301 Erwin Road, Durham 919-668-4000 Provides pediatric services ranging from allergy and immunology to critical care medicine.

Duke Children’s Primary Care  4020 N. Roxboro St., Durham 888-275-3853  3024 Pickett Rd., Durham 919-490-9800  6301 Herndon Rd., Durham 919-572-9905 Missions include critical care, lab research, medical education and children’s health advocacy. Embraces a family-centered medical home concept.

Duke Eye Center  2351 Erwin Rd., Durham 919-681-3937  3480 Wake Forest Rd., Ste. 300, Raleigh 919-681-3937  2000 Regency Pkwy., Ste. 100, Cary 919-297-0900  4709 Creekstone Dr., Durham 919-681-3937  3116 N. Duke St., Durham 919-681-3937 Specializes in pediatric eye care and strabismus.

Knightdale Pediatrics 4019 Village Park Dr., Knightdale 919-266-5059 Serves newborns-age 21.

Duke Integrative Medicine 3475 Erwin Rd., Durham 919-660-6826 Offers integrative approaches to the general health and well-being of children and adolescents. Durham Pediatrics Duke Primary Care 2609 N. Duke St., Bldg. 1000, Durham 919-220-4000  5315 Highgate Dr., Ste. 103, Durham 919-490-1081 Offers a wide range of services for all children. 

Kids First Pediatrics of Raleigh 23 Sunnybrook Road, Ste. 116, Raleigh 919-250-3478 Provides health care to children in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.

NextCare Urgent Care 1110 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary  811 Hwy. 70 West, Garner  6801 Pleasant Pines Dr., Ste. 105, Raleigh  4100 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh  1911 Falls Valley Dr. Ste. 100, Raleigh 888-381-4858 Services range from injury treatment to labs. 

N.C. Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat 4102 N. Roxboro St., Durham 919-595-2000  5726 Fayetteville Rd., Ste. 102, Raleigh 919-287-3443  1110 S.E. Cary Pkwy., Ste. 100, Cary 919-859-6771 Offers pediatric ophthalmology, ear, nose, throat, audiology and more. 

Raleigh Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery Inc.  3010 Anderson Dr., Raleigh 919-787-7171  10208 Cerny St., Ste. 300, Raleigh 919-354-1290  1505 S.W. Cary Pkwy., Ste. 301, Cary 919-367-9774 Treats pediatric problems like ear infections, tonsils and adenoids, sinus problems and allergies.

North Chatham Pediatrics and Internal Medicine 118 Knox Way, Chapel Hill 919-960-6094 Serves patients of all ages. North Raleigh Pediatric Group 7205 Stonehenge Dr., Raleigh 919-848-2229 northraleigh Welcomes new patients. Certified lactation specialist on staff.

Raleigh Neurology Associates 1520 Sunday Dr., Raleigh 919-782-3456 Specialists treat pediatric neurological disorders and provide child neurology and pediatric therapy services, including aquatic, physical, occupational and speech therapy.

Orange Family Medical Group 210 S. Cameron St., Hillsborough 919-732-9311 Offers walk-in care. The Pediatric Express: Urgent Care for Kids and Teens 6402 McCrimmon Pkwy., Ste. 300, Morrisville 919-467-7425 Designed especially for kids and teens. Offers on-site lab, X-ray services and extended hours. Always staffed by a boardcertified pediatrician.

Ramsdell Pediatrics 1031 Pemberton Hill Rd., Ste. 101, Apex 919-303-2255 Serves ages birth-18. This is a small practice with the intention of staying that way; call to see if there is a new patient waiting list.

Raleigh Children and Adolescents Medicine  3100 Duraleigh Rd., Ste. 300, Raleigh  10208 Cerny St., Ste. 100, Raleigh 919-781-7490 Offers pediatric care to newborns through college-age patients near Rex Hospital and Brier Creek.

Rex Express Care  1515 S.W. Cary Pkwy., Cary 919-387-3140  11200 Governor Manly Way, Ste. 114, Raleigh 919-570-7660  6602 Knightdale Blvd., Ste. 102, Knightdale 919-747-5210  781 Avent Ferry Rd., Holly Springs 919-567-6120 Check online for wait times.

Growing Child Pediatrics 500 Gateway Dr., Clayton 919-585-9001  1005 Big Oak Ct., Knightdale 919-266-5669  7990 Arco Corporate Dr., Raleigh 919-544-5900  270 Horizon Dr., Raleigh 919-845-0623  4551 New Bern Ave., Ste. 160, Raleigh 919-861-7793  11130 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest 919-488-4094  116 E. Horton St., Zebulon 919-269-2885 Serves kids from birth to college-age.

Rex Family Practice of Knightdale 6602 Knightdale Blvd., Knightdale 919-747-5270 Provides total health care for ages 4 months and older.

Rex Family Practice of Wakefield 11200 Governor Manly Way, Ste. 205, Raleigh 919-570-7700 Serves all ages. Rex Pediatrics of Cary 1515 S.W. Cary Pkwy., Ste. 220, Cary 919-387-3160 Accepts patients from ages birth-19. Offers monthly open houses for expectant parents.

Jeffers, Mann & Artman Pediatrics 2406 Blue Ridge Rd., Ste. 100, Raleigh 919-786-5001  555 Medical Park Place, Ste. 208, Clayton 919-359-3500 




Rex Pediatrics of Holly Springs 781 Avent Ferry Rd., Ste. 200, Holly Springs 919-567-6160 Accepts patients from ages birth-19. Offers monthly open houses for expectant parents. Rex UNC Family Practice of Panther Creek 10030 Green Level Church Rd., Ste. 808, Cary 919-481-4997 Offers care for the entire family. Rx Urgent Care  10880 Durant Rd., Ste. 110, Raleigh 919-719-2260  3100 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh 919-719-2250 Offers walk-in care and extended hours. Tots ’n Teens Pediatrics 3434 Kildaire Farm Rd., Ste. 124, Cary 919-362-7155 Small pediatric practice offering individualized care. Triangle Orthopaedic Associates 800-359-3053 Sports medicine, pain management and more offered in Apex, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Durham, Raleigh and other locations. UNC Department of Family Medicine 590 Manning Dr., Chapel Hill 919-966-0210 Offers family-centered, evidencebased care for all stages including maternity and pediatric care in group or individual settings. University Pediatrics at Chapel Hill North Medical Center 1838 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Ste. B19, Chapel Hill 919-960-5154 Serves ages birth-college; offers immunizations, preventative care, acute care and minor procedures. Early morning walk-in and afterhours care offered by appointment. University Pediatrics at Highgate 5322 Highgate Dr., Ste. 144, Durham 919-806-3335 Provides care for newborns, adolescents and teenagers. Village Pediatrics of Chapel Hill 300 Market St., Ste. 112, Chapel Hill 919-969-9611 Offers extended hours and sameday appointments.




Wake Forest Pediatric Associates PLLC 1655 Wake Dr., Ste. 101, Wake Forest 919-556-4779 Offers well-child care, flu vaccines and more. Wake Internal Medicine Consultants Inc. 10880 Durant Rd., Ste. 100, Raleigh 919-781-7500 Offers comprehensive care for the entire family. WakeMed Children’s Hospital 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh 919-350-8000 Offers comprehensive pediatric care.


Don Kindrachuk, D.M.D. and Kevin Gilchrist, D.D.S. 7800 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh 919-847-KIDS (5437) Offers comprehensive pediatric dentistry care in a safari-themed office. Raleigh Pediatric Dentistry 10931 Raven Ridge Rd., Ste. 105, Raleigh 919-845-8212 Serves infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs. Southern Village Pediatric Dentistry 410 Market St., Ste. 430, Chapel Hill 919-967-2773 Specializes in dentistry for all children.

Carolina Pediatric Dentistry at Wakefield 2800 Wakefield Pines Dr., Ste. 110, Raleigh 919-570-0180 Specialists in dentistry for infants, children, teens and children with special needs.

Triangle Pediatric Dentistry 2824 Rogers Rd, Ste. 201, Wake Forest 919-435-7660 Serves infants, children, adolescents and children with special needs with an emphasis on prevention and education.

Cary Pediatric Dentistry 540 New Waverly Place, Ste. 300, Cary 919-852-1322 Provides specialized and comprehensive care in a safe, state-of-theart environment.

Wake Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry  7401 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh 919-848-3588 or 919-848-1882  100 Health Park Dr., Ste. 100, Garner 919-779-7599 or 919-779-7598  508 N. 7th St., Smithfield 919-934-4707 Offers orthodontic and pediatric services.

Chapel Hill Pediatric Dentistry 205 Sage Rd., Ste. 202, Chapel Hill 919-929-0489 Provides dental care to infants, children, adolescents and children with special needs. Duke Pediatric Dentistry 2711 N. Duke St., Durham 919-220-1416 Provides dental care in a safe, stateof-the-art environment. Gary P. Hill, D.D.S., M.S.  3115 Academy Rd., Durham 919-493-2569  441 S. Morgan St., Roxboro 336-322-3747 Offers preventive, immediate and long-term care approaches. Sees children before or by their first birthday. Island Smiles Pediatric Dentistry 3901 Barrett Dr., Ste. 103, Raleigh 919-900-8235 islandsmilespediatric Serves infants-age 18.

PRENATAL/  POSTNATAL FITNESS Fit4 Mom Midtown Raleigh — Body Back, Stroller Barre and Stroller Strides programs 919-438-0472 Body Back is a workout and nutrition program for mothers of all ages. Stroller Barre incorporates ballet, Pilates and barre methods with pre- and postnatal training. Stroller Strides incorporates powerwalking and strength and body toning exercises. Hillsborough Yoga and Healing Arts’ Whole Beginnings  1812 Becketts Ridge Dr., Hillsborough  121 W. Margaret Ln., Hillsborough 919-260-0255 Offers pre- and postnatal yoga, fertility and childbirth classes, Yoga With Baby and more.

Nursing Mothers of Raleigh West Raleigh Presbyterian Church 27 Horne St., Raleigh 919-847-4903 Encourages breast-feeding through education and support of women who want to nurse their babies. Offers telephone counseling and monthly meetings. Rex Healthcare Wellness Centers Multiple locations throughout the Triangle 919-784-3100 Offers prenatal and postnatal fitness classes for moms. Stroller Strides Raleigh 919-636-3484 Offers prenatal and postnatal fitness programs in Southwest Raleigh, Cary, Apex and Durham areas for mothers of children ages 6 weeks-4 years and Body Back, a health and fitness boot camp for mothers. Also offers a moms group featuring weekly playgroups, community activities and more. Stroller Strides/ Plum Moms Club Playgroup Midtown Raleigh 919-438-0472 Stroller fitness for moms and playgroup for families with children ages 6 weeks-4 years.

PRENATAL/  POSTNATAL SUPPORT Amazing Expectations 910-980-8111 Pregnancy, childbirth and lactation educator. American College of Nurse-Midwives 240-485-1800 Midwife locator service and information. Babies and Beyond LLC 919-830-0899 Specializes in day and overnight care, infant and toddler sleep training and breast-feeding support. Baby Blue and Pink 919-448-6161 Offers a customized sleep training and coaching program for families with infants and toddlers ages 4 months-3 years to establish good sleep habits.

Better Birth & Beyond 919-880-8678 Provides birth doula services and postpartum services; has welcomed more than 350 babies in the Triangle. Better Birth N.C. 3500 Westgate Dr., Durham 919-618-9963 Offers two-day comprehensive childbirth preparation courses. A full course outline is available on the website. Birth is a Journey 336-541-3130 Offers a comprehensive sevenweek course preparing families for labor, birth, postpartum and baby care. The Birthing Nest Offers doula support, childbirth education and breast-feeding classes in the Triangle. The Birthing Well Provides individualized doula support, childbirth education and breast-feeding assistance to Triangle families. Bluebird Babies Chapel Hill 919-265-4474 Offers comprehensive childbirth education services.

Confident Parenting 919-622-0681 Provides support for expectant and new parents on what to expect after baby is born and how to establish healthy sleep and feeding habits. Infant massage is available at home or in a group setting. DONA International 888-788-3662 An international association of doulas providing emotional, physical and educational support to women and their families during childbirth and postpartum. Offers doula locator in N.C. and beyond. DrSara 919-872-4648 (Cary) 919-926-9354 (Chapel Hill) 919-758-8723 (Raleigh) Author and board-certified clinical health psychologist provides individual and group psychotherapy for couples experiencing infertility, women desiring to use hypnosis to prepare for labor and delivery, and for men and women adjusting to the addition of a new baby to the family.

i-Doula 919-886-7588 Provides support for women during labor and childbirth.

2608 Erwin Rd., Ste. 200, Durham 919-684-6327  600 New Waverly Pl., Ste. 305, Cary 919-954-7720 Prenatal diagnosis and complicated pregnancies. 

Informed Birth One-stop shopping for referrals to childbirth classes and doulas.

Durham Connects 411 W. Chapel Hill St., Ste. 908, Durham 919-419-3474 Free nurse home visitation program for all Durham County residents with newborns, regardless of income or status.

Journey of Motherhood 3500 Westgate Dr., Ste. 504, Durham 919-698-9110 Services include birth doula, massage, childbirth and new parent education.

First Daze & Nightzzz 919-274-0445 Postpartum doula services, parent coaching and sleep consulting for babies and toddlers.

La Leche League 877-452-5324 Supports mothers who wish to breast-feed their babies.

Gentle Transitions 919-604-3402 Certified postpartum doula, social worker and mother of twins provides breast-feeding support, assistance with multiples and other baby care education services.

Loving Lessons Pediatric Sleep Consulting 919-414-2978 Provides sleep solutions for babies, toddlers and parents. N.C. Healthy Start Foundation 3725 National Dr., Ste. 105, Raleigh 919-828-1819 Dedicated to reducing infant death and illness and to improving the health of women and young children. NOCIRC-NC Information on risks and harms of circumcision, the benefits of not circumcising and foreskin care.

Bradley Childbirth Educators of Wake County A 12-week Bradley childbirth education class offered in several Triangle locations.

Orange County Health Department 2501 Homestead Rd., Chapel Hill 300 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough 919-245-2400 Provides prenatal care, postpartum/newborn home visiting, child and family counseling and more. Fees are based on income. Medicaid and private insurance are also billed. Bilingual.

Shea D. Broussard, M.A., L.Ac. 512-294-3435 Offers acupuncture and Oriental medicine for a healthy pregnancy and labor; focuses on fertility treatments, lumbar and sciatic pain, pregnancy headaches/migraines, induction treatments and pre/ postpartum emotional issues.

Outside the Mom Box Durham 919-988-6836 Nonmedical prenatal and postpartum services for mothers.

Calm Birth Education 919-397-5515 Childbirth education using the HypnoBirthing method. Doula services offered in the Triangle. Private and group classes available. Clean Start Diaper Service 3011 Falstaff Rd., Raleigh 919-218-9430 Provides sanitized, prefolded cotton diapers delivered weekly. Free in-home consultation available.

Postpartum Education and Support Raleigh 919-889-3221 Offers Moms Supporting Moms, a free weekly support group in Raleigh for any mother struggling to adjust to motherhood or experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety. Also provides a “warmline”

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at 919-454-6946 for information and referrals. Prenatal Peek 5842 Fayetteville Rd., Ste. 108, Durham 919-572-9449 A 3D and 4D ultrasound center that can determine a baby’s gender as early as 15 weeks. Also offers a boutique. Rex Healthcare Women’s Center 4420 Lake Boone Tr., Raleigh 919-784-3100 Lactation consultants provide breast-feeding information and support. Supplies include bras, books, breast pumps, nursing pillows and more. Rental pumps available. Text4baby Get a free weekly cellphone message to help you through your pregnancy and baby’s first year. Online registration required. Bilingual. Tranquil Transitions Birth 919-398-8335 Birth and postpartum doula services, Lamaze childbirth education and placenta encapsulation.

Triangle Lactation Consultants Raleigh 919-389-1599 Board-certified lactation consultant provides breast-feeding support, classes, equipment and more. Triangle Mothercare Inc. 919-225-2493 Postpartum doulas and newborn care specialists who have experience with preemies and multiples provide breast-feeding support and other newborn care services. Lactation consultant on staff. UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders 101 Manning Dr., CB 7160, Chapel Hill 4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh 919-966-5217 Perinatal psychiatry program for pregnant and postpartum mothers in Chapel Hill (UNC Neurosciences Hospital) and Raleigh (Rex Hospital). Also helps women cope with pregnancy loss, infertility and mood disorders associated with the reproductive life cycle. BABY & TODDLER 2014

WakeMed Mother’s Milk Bank and Lactation Center WakeMed Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace Raleigh 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh 919-350-8599 A nonprofit organization and one of only 11 milk banks in the country that screens donors, collects, processes and distributes human donor milk. Serves babies with special needs. Donors needed. Welcome Baby 721 Foster St., Durham 919-560-7150 Provides free parenting support and education for all Durham County residents with newborns up to age 5. The Whole Bundle 919-609-0869 Postpartum doula serving Raleigh and surrounding areas.

Triangle Childbirth & Doula Service Raleigh 919-345-5489 Birth doula service and Bradley Method childbirth classes.


WakeMed Birth and Parent Education  WakeMed Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh 919-350-8683  1900 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary 919-350-2300 (search “Classes and Events”) Designed for expectant mothers and fathers or other support person(s).


Laurel Wilkinson, RN, LMBT 919-967-0094 Registered nurse and licensed massage and bodywork therapist who uses CranioSacral Therapy, which helps with breast-feeding issues, cranky and colicky babies, reflux, developmental delays, Trisomy 21 and more. Women’s Birth & Wellness Center and Boutique 930 Martin Luther King Blvd., Ste. 202, Chapel Hill 919-933-3301 or 866-464-3295 Boutique: 919-537-7055 Services include primary care, maternity services, midwifery, water birth, home visits and mother and infant lactation care. The boutique offers a baby registry, nursing bra and tank fittings, breast-feeding pumps and supplies, cloth diapers with hands-on tutorials and baby carrier guidance. Women’s Health Information Center at N.C. Women’s Hospital 101 Manning Dr., Chapel Hill 919-843-8463 Offers childbirth education and breast-feeding courses, boot camp for new dads, prenatal yoga classes

and a public library and resource center.


Also see Child Care Resources for child care referral assistance. BEGINNINGS for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Inc. 302 Jefferson St., Ste. 101, Raleigh 919-715-4092 Offers support to parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, deaf parents and the professionals serving them. Care Coordination for Children (Durham County) 414 East Main St., Durham 919-560-7723 Eligible children are newbornsage 5 with a variety of risk factors. Care Coordination for Children (Wake County) 919-250-1154 family/maternal/pages/cc4c.aspx Free program designed to help families improve health outcomes of newborns-age 5. Child Service Coordination (Orange County) 919-245-2400 Provides assessments, parent education, breast-feeding support and resource/referral soon after delivery through home visits for WIC/ Medicaid-eligible families. Bilingual. Durham Connects 411 W. Chapel Hill St., Ste. 908, Durham 919-419-3474, ext. 232 Free nurse home-visiting program for all Durham County parents of newborns, regardless of income or status. Durham Early Head Start 1201 S. Briggs Ave., Ste. 110, Durham 919-439-7107 Weekly home visits to work with the parent and child on educational activities and monthly playgroups.

Family Support Program at the UNC-CH School of Social Work 325 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill 800-852-0042 Provides support information, referral, education and outreach to families with children who have special needs. Informed Birth 919-809-7527 Offers referrals to childbirth classes and doulas.

N.C. Healthy Start Foundation 3725 National Dr., Ste. 105, Raleigh 919-828-1819 Dedicated to reducing infant death and illness and to improving the health of women and young children. The Organization of Labor Assistants for Birth Options & Resources 804-320-0607 Offers referrals to labor assistants/ doulas and childbirth educators, as well as a national training/certification program. Partnership for Children of Johnston County 1406-A S. Pollack St., Selma 919-202-0002 Provides education, resources and referrals to families of newbornsage 5 to ensure kindergarten readiness. Rex HealthNet 4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh 919-784-4490 Provides patients with free referrals to Rex physicians and other services.

S AFETY & HOTLINES  American Red Cross Triangle-Area Chapter 100 N. Peartree Ln., Raleigh 919-231-1602 CPR training and first-aid classes for new parents. Carolinas Poison Center 800-222-1222 Available 24/7; private and confidential. Child Safe Home Inc. 919-303-2225 Specializes in childproofing, safety gates, latches, electrical and furniture safety, in-home assessments and professional installation. Family Paws LLC 919-961-1608 Offers dog behavior consultants specializing in dog and baby/ toddler dynamics. The Learning Wheel 919-308-5300 Offers CPR and first aid classes, as well as training for SIDS awareness and more. Life Saver 800-282-3836 Offers drowning prevention services via pool safety fence solutions.

Life Saver Pool Safety Fence & Solutions 919-522-5444 Offers drowning prevention services and products for the Triangle area. NC 211 888-892-1162 Call 24 hours a day for information about vital services in your community. Free and multilingual. The Period of PURPLE Crying 919-419-3474 Provides education/coping skills about normal (often prolonged) infant crying and for preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome. Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina 3716 National Dr., Ste. 118, Raleigh 919-829-8009 Call with concerns about a child, to get involved in child abuse prevention or to receive free parenting information. QuitlineNC 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) Free help to stop smoking, chewing and dipping. English- and Spanishspeaking coaches available. SAFE KIDS North Carolina 919-661-5880 Works to prevent injuries in N.C. children ages 14 and younger through education and outreach. Vehicle Safety Hotline, Department of Transportation 888-327-4236 Offers information about child passenger safety and child-seat installation and inspections.


Also see Maternity Clothing and Nursing Gear for more resources. A+ Event Rentals 5101 Unicon Dr., Ste. B, Wake Forest 919-556-7700 Birth announcement yard signs for baby showers, newborns and first birthdays. Babiology 2012 A. Fairview Rd., Raleigh 919-834-0014 High-end baby and child consignment boutique.

Baby Bear 3409 University Dr., Durham 919-493-0854 Offers fine clothing and equipment for infants and children. Bull City Craft 2501 University Dr., Durham 919-941-0800 Offers children’s art supplies and creative toys. Bum Ease – Wake Innovation P.O. Box 98355, Raleigh 800-831-0507 Spray-on zinc oxide diaper rash cream for babies and special needs kids with sensory issues. The Children’s Store 243 S. Elliot Rd., Chapel Hill 919-942-8027 Offers toys, potties, bibs, dishes, blankets and more.

Children’s Orchard 2865 Jones Franklin Rd., Raleigh 919-852-0550 Resale shop offering clothing, toys and equipment for newbornsjuniors. Buys gently used items every weekday.

Once Upon a Child 253 Grand Heights Dr., Cary 919-380-8768 Buys and sells gently used children’s clothing, toys and equipment. Prenatal Peek 5842 Fayetteville Rd., Ste. 108, Durham 919-572-9449 A 3D and 4D ultrasound center that can determine a baby’s gender as early as 15 weeks. Also offers a boutique.

Cute Buttons Gift and Paper Boutique 115-A West Chatham St., Cary 919-462-9618 Specializes in birth announcements, baby shower invitations and gifts. Dazzle & Lace 919-662-0018 Party supplies, gifts and gift baskets for baby showers, christenings, birthdays and other occasions.

The Red Hen University Mall 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill 919-942-4420 A resale and gift boutique for moms, babies and children.

Enchanted Fairy 225 Bickett Blvd., Raleigh 919-710-8100 Toys, gifts, accessories and designer apparel for boys and girls in sizes 0-6 months up to 14.

Rosenberry Rooms 709 Hillsborough St., Raleigh 877-214-6875 An online boutique offering children’s furniture, décor and baby gifts.

GreenPea Baby & Child 316 Colonades Way, Waverly Place, Cary 919-851-4000 Carries baby and children’s furniture, bedding, décor, gear, nursing wear, baby gear, toys and gifts.

Salutations Chapel Hill 919-918-1008 An online stationery boutique offering birth announcements and birthday party invitations for kids. Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique 2845 Jones Franklin Rd., Raleigh 919-438-1722 Offers cloth diapers, baby carriers, breast-feeding supplies, clothing, eco-friendly toys and cleaning supplies, professional photography, lactation consulting, classes and more.

Handcrafted Heart & Soul Inc. 919-796-2286 Encases precious moments in handcrafted silver-framed glass pendants. Kid to Kid  1059 Beaver Creek Commons Dr., Apex 919-303-8522  430 Crossroads Blvd., Cary 919-859-4222  8200 Renaissance Pkwy., #105, Durham 919-248-4898 An upscale resale store open daily that also offers semi-annual sales.

Terra Naturali 919-592-8143 Offers all-natural, nontoxic baby care products. Twig 99 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill 919-929-8944 Offers eco-friendly baby gear, clothing, toys and games, bedding, containers and more.

Lily Aurora Boutique 800-775-9711 Specializes in personalized clothing, apparel and accessories for babies, girls and boys.

Women’s Birth & Wellness Center and Boutique 930 Martin Luther King Blvd., Ste. 202, Chapel Hill 919-933-3301 or 866-464-3295 Boutique: 919-537-7055 The boutique offers a baby registry, nursing bra and tank fittings, breast-feeding pumps and supplies, pregnancy and postpartum belts

Nuvonivo 111 E. Hargett St., #110, Raleigh 919-928-5833 Specializes in trendy and unique fashions for babies and kids in sizes newborn-12.




educational topics and fatherchild playtime. Individual support includes home visits and assistance with other needs.

and bands, wrap and slings, cloth diapers with hands-on tutorials, baby carrier guidance and a freestanding birth center. Also offers ec0-friendly toys.


GCF Family Support Services 919-662-4600 Parent-to-parent support program serving families of children with special needs, including children born prematurely.


Holistic Moms Network Open to moms and dads interested in holistic health and green living.

Pick up a copy of our Exceptional Child publication for more resources, or visit

Batten Disease Support and Research Association Offers support for families of children with Batten disease, an inherited neuro-logical degenerative disease.

Mocha Moms Support group for mothers of color who choose not to work outside the home. MOMS Club Find a local chapter on the website.

BEGINNINGS for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Inc. 919-715-4092 Offers support to parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, deaf parents and professionals serving them.

Moms Supporting Moms 919-889-3221 Offers support for mothers and their families; provides health resources for and heightens public awareness of perinatal mood disorders.

Chapel Hill Carrboro Mother’s Club Hosts special events, playgroups, a book and film club, moms’ night outs, service projects, a newsletter, a calendar and a Google group. Chapel Hill-Durham Mothers of Multiples Hosts monthly meetings and activities for mothers of multiples and expecting mothers of multiples. Family Support Network of Wake County 919-662-4600, ext. 257 A parent-to-parent support program serving families of children with special needs, including preemies.

Moms Together Apex Support and nurtures mothers of infants through kindergarteners. Mothers and More Connects mothers via virtual and local communities. Mothers of Preschoolers Connects mothers of preschoolers.

Family Support Program at the School of Social Work at UNC-Chapel Hill 325 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill 800-852-0042 Support for families with children who have special needs. Services include parent-to-parent support, information, referral, education and outreach. Focus on Fathers Chatham County Health Department 12 East St., Pittsboro 919-545-8382 Provides individual and group support to fathers of children ages 0-5. Group meetings alternate between




National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs 248-231-4480 Connects mothers of multiples and expecting mothers of multiples. Postpartum Education and Support Raleigh 919-889-3221 Offers Moms Supporting Moms, a free weekly support group in Raleigh for any mother struggling to adjust to motherhood or experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety. Also provides a “warmline” at 919-454-6946 for information and referrals. Project Enlightenment/WCPSS 501 South Boylan Ave., Raleigh 919-856-7774 Professional staff of parent educators and resources for parents of children from birth to kindergarten. RESOLVE Infertility Support Groups Support groups for connecting women and men experiencing infertility. Special Blessings Inc. P.O. Box 1458, Knightdale 919-366-9589 Support, education and community activities for families caring for developmentally disabled loved ones. Triangle API 919-961-4722 Hosts meetings and special events throughout the year for Triangle parents interested in attachment parenting.

Triangle Down Syndrome Network 919-803-0515 Supports, educates and connects individuals with Down syndrome, their families and communities in N.C. Triangle Interracial Families Offers on- and offline support for interracial parents and their children. Triangle Mommies Connects moms locally and offers private discussion forums. Triangle Mothers of Twins and Triplets 4441 Six Forks Rd., Ste. 106-280, Raleigh 919-666-7832 Support and social club for parents of multiples from pregnancy and beyond. UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders 101 Manning Dr., Chapel Hill 919-966-9640 Perinatal psychiatry program for pregnant and postpartum mothers in Chapel Hill (UNC Neurosciences Hospital) and Raleigh (Rex Hospital). Also helps women cope with pregnancy loss, infertility and mood disorders associated with the reproductive life cycle. WakeMed Breast-Feeding Support Group 1900 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary 919-350-8235 A weekly support group for moms of babies ages birth-9 months and is staffed with certified lactation consultants and educators.




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