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pregnancy to parenthood resource guide

FINANCES

ACTIVITIES

CHILD CARE baby gear

HEALING

SCHOOLS

parenting

BABY

Fitness NUTRITION

doula

RESOURCES

MATERNITY birth

PHOTOGRAPHY

eco-friendly pregnancy breastfeeding

holistic

HEALTH

experts

FAMILY

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Classes We offer a variety of childbirth preparation classes that emphasize birth as a normal, healthy, and uniquely personal event in the life of a family. From prenatal yoga, babywearing and everything in between. The Gathering Place unites parents and enriches their experiences and choices. Our classes are designed to meet the individual and unique needs of families.

Doulas Ensure that you have the kind of support you need - consider having a doula. The basis of doula care is guidance, which includes offering information, physical assistance, and emotional support. Our doulas empower each woman to have the birth of her choice and to approach motherhood with confidence.

Breastfeeding Whatever nursing challenges you may face, we can help with a variety of issues including positioning, proper latch and improving milk production. Our lactation clinic offers private consultations at our offices or in your home.

Community We believe in the strength and connection of community. Long before we opened, our founders had an idea of creating a space that was inclusive of all parenting choices. Our wish is that families experience our center as a supportive, safe place where they can find the resources they need throughout the exciting, difficult and vulnerable period of pregnancy and early parenting.

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index

Acupuncture

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Baby Gear & Furniture

6

Eco-Friendly Baby Products & Cloth Diapering

8

Childcare, Sitters, & Nannies

10

Daycare & Preschools

10

Chiropractic

14

Maternity & Children’s Consignment

16

Cord Blood Banking

18

Counselors & Therapists

20

Speech, Art & Occupational Therapies

21

Dentists

22

Family Wellness

24

Fertility & ADOPTION

25

Healthy Eating & NUTRITION

26

Kid’s Newsletters, Classes, & Calandars

30

Legal & Financial Services

30

Massage Therapy

32

Midwives & Birthcenters

33

Obstetricians

36

PediatricIans

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Photography

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Ultrasound & Imaging

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Fitness & Yoga

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OUR SPACE, YOUR GUIDE.

Our center, The Gathering Place, is a space specifically designed for growing families. We bring people together during pregnancy, birth and early parenting and provide tools that empower families by giving them information and confidence. Our programs are geared towards enriching parents' experiences and choices by providing a wide array of services and resources all under one roof. Our commitment to families growing and raising young children extends beyond our center. We believe in the strength and connection of community and are dedicated to building stronger communities by fostering more informed, fully engaged parents. Staying true to being a meeting place for growing families, we have created a guide that serves as an extension of our space. This directory is a listing of local businesses who provide mother and baby friendly services to expecting and parenting families. All companies listed support a family’s right to make informed decisions about pregnancy and birth options and advocate evidence-based, mother-friendly care. We encourage you to seek providers who support your personal philosophies. Our directory lists businesses, providers and people in our community who we believe can aid and empower families during their time of growth.

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Acupuncture

A traditional Chinese medicine that

Innate Solutions, LLC Acupuncture, NSEV Acupuncture, Chinese

promotes healing and well-being through

Herbs, Chinese Medicine Pediatrics,

the insertion of needles at strategic points

BodyTalk (in person and distance

in the body. This modality is shown to aid

sessions), Homeopathy, Flower Essences,

in fertility, depression, relaxation, labor,

Energy Clearing, Distance Healing.

and increase energy levels after birth.

English , Spanish and Portuguese.

Healing Blossom

Otilia Fuentes Poltarack, AP, CBP, Certified NSEV Acupuncturist

Providing the community affordable,

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high quality, and gentle holistic and

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integrative health-care through the use of acupuncture, food therapy, and herbal therapy. Home visits available. Natalia Morrison, AP

Baby Gear & Furniture

Many expectant parents struggle with

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the task of bringing baby home. It can be

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overwhelming figuring out what your baby needs and where to find the essentials.

Miami Healing Arts We are a holistic acupuncture and

Below are stores we believe can make shopping for your little one easy and fun!

wellness center. We help you restore your health naturally without drugs or surgery.

Liapela

Our acupuncture physician has helped

Featuring a vast collection of high-end

hundreds of people with women's health

modern and eco-friendly baby products.

concerns, digestive disorders, chronic

Our commitment to eco-friendliness has

pain, and stress-related diseases.

given us an incredible opportunity to bridge

Esly Caldwell, AP

the gap between innovative designers from

975 41st Street

around the world and your urban family.

Suite 211

358 San Lorenzo Avenue, Suite 3225

Miami Beach, Florida 33140

Miami Florida 33146

(786) 277-8322

(305) 441-0658

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Can' t deci de o n a str oller ? Skip it all together! A good carrier is a great way to be close to your baby while also being hands free & mobile. Go where a stroller can't & enjoy the added benefits of babywearing.

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Baby Gear Clek orbit

Nursery Design

Baby Registry

Mater nity

TB

Classes Layette Medela Britax Cybex Stokke

Offering products & classes for pregnancy, birth preparation, toddlers & parenting. We are the only store in Miami with a Child Passenger Safety Technician, Certified Baby Wearing Educators, Baby Planners & a Full-Service Maternity Concierge to help you with all your maternity & baby needs.

7400 SW 57 Court

South Miami, FL 33143

or at www.tutti-bambini.com

305-669-1400


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Give Wink

Babies R Us

Bringing you the latest in furniture

We are the baby products authority;

and bedding, gear, accessories and

offering the best and broadest assortment

personalized gifts. Give Wink's full service

of everything new and experienced parents

offers include free space planning and

need. To find the nearest location of your

design, white glove delivery and setup and

convenience search online at:

gift registry.

babiesrus.com

2451 NE Miami Gardens Drive Miami Florida 33180 (305) 705-3341 givewink.com Tutti Bambini

E c o - F r i e n d ly B ab y

Products & Cloth Diapering

Products are unique like families, and there is no product that is perfect for everyone. This

Tutti Bambini Maternity Concierge is

section includes more natural options to care

Miami’s ultimate maternity and baby

for your precious little one.

destination. On-site experts are personal consultants to new parents expecting one

Peapod Essentials

baby, or multiples. With knowledge and

Not all baby products are created equal.

support, Tutti Bambini Baby Planners guide

We limit our products through research,

parents to-be-through pregnancy, baby’s

community feedback and product review.

arrival and life at home. Classes, baby

Resulting in a carefully curated selection

planning and maternity concierge services

of unique, natural, non-toxic products

are provided

including baby carriers, cloth diapers,

Maternity Store Location

wooden toys and feeding supplies.

7400 SW 57 Court

5810 Biscayne Boulevard

South Miami, Florida 33143

Miami, Florida 33137

(305) 669-1400

(786) 863-6233

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Reasons to consider cloth diapers 1 There are a lot of chemicals in disposable diapers. 2 Saves parents money, approximately one tenth the $3,500 cost of disposables.

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3 Cloth diapering also creates an easier transition for potty training. 4 They are super cute!

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Childcare, Sitters, & Nannies

customers discover the best cloth

There are many changes in a person's

diapers as well as other natural products

schedule when a new baby arrives.

for babies at every price point.

Whether you are returning to work,

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and a sense of independence.

Mother Earth

Sitter Central Miami

Diapering Service

Connecting families with amazing

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Sitters, Nannies, Baby Specialists,

laundry, delivery, and rental service.

Housekeepers & MORE!!

We are committed to improving the

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lives of families and assisting in making

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a significant change in the way we do

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organization. (305) 256-5905 tlcforkids.com

Day c a r e & P r e s c h o o l s

As a parent, you want to ensure that your child will be in a safe, healthy, and happy environment that will nurture learning. Here are some places that will enhance your child’s knowledge and creativity and passion.

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Reasons to Have a Doula

Your personal pregnancy consultant • A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support for families. • They are on call to answer any questions you have about your pregnancy and birth. • W ill listen and relive all the details of your birth both in the moments right after delivery and in the weeks to follow. Support every step of the way • A doula assists families with preparing for and carrying out a birthing plan by providing information to help them make informed decisions. • They are on call for you during your birth month, through your entire labor, birth and first hours of postpartum as well as postpartum follow up. • In the weeks after the baby is born, the doula is available to talk, answer questions, and to process concerns. Won’t be the third wheel • A doula does not replace medical personnel, such as a midwife or doctor, but supplements their care. • Doulas can help facilitate positive communication between you, your partner and the hospital staff. • Helps other family or friends support you, and offers them a break without feeling guilty about leaving you alone. Home or Hospital, there where you need them • D oulas can aid in a variety of birth settings such as hospital, home or birthing center. • A Labor and Delivery nurse will be helpful but they also have administrative tasks, other patients and shift changes.

A doula is there to pay special attention to your needs throughout your birth process, providing comfort and security. •A  doula is trained to suggest position changes, relaxation methods and comfort measures. Your doula works for YOU. •A  doula works for you, not the hospital and not your care provider. • Can talk you through your options every step of the way. She won’t make decisions for you but will help you ask the questions needed to make the best choices for your birth. •M  any families feel overwhelmed or helpless during labor. A doulas presence can help you feel more confident and in control. Happy mom, happy baby, happy doula •S  upportive doulas have been shown to lower cesarean section rate by 21% •B  eneficial to babies resulting in shorter hospital stays, and fewer NICU admissions • Women report feeling empowered during birth and indicate greater connectedness to baby

If you have more questions or would like to hire a doula, The Gathering Place offers information and a program that can help match you with the doula that is right for you. Call us at 786-953-6417

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Rainbow Cultural Garden

Mia Piccolo Montessori

RCG Miami is a multicultural education

Where children are guided by their interests

program that uses guided play in more

and have the opportunity to work on those

than seven languages and cultures. We

interests and learn the importance of taking

help children create a natural state of joy

care of the environment. Where the learning

and happiness that will remain with them

is not limited to the classroom.

no matter where they are or what they

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choose to do with their future.

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3301 NE 1st Avenue,

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Suite 108

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Le Petit Papillon Montessori

It is our aim here at Le Petit Papillon The Learning Nest

Montessori School in Miami Beach to

A bilingual Preschool devoted to the

facilitate the child’s self-creation of the

Montessori philosophy and principles.

person he/she is to become.

1801 NE 2nd Avenue

1021 Biarritz Drive

Miami, Florida 33132

Miami Beach, Florida 33141

(786) 414-8968

(305) 867-4244

mylearningnest.com

lepetitpapillonmontessori.com

Bottega Childcare Center

Bambini Academy Preschool

An innovative learning facility dedicated

We are a FAMILY. We play, eat, learn,

to practicing the highest standards of

explore, talk, discover, laugh, cry, share, and

early childhood education.

create TOGETHER.

5911 Bird Road

300 NW 28th Avenue

Miami, Florida 33155

Miami, Florida 33125

(305) 666-0537

(305) 642-5772

bottegachild.com

bambini-academy.com

Con s ider ing H om e School Not every child learns in the same manner or thrives in the same environment. Choose the option that is right for your family. Find a homeschooling group near you!

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5 Tips for

Successful Breastfeeding

1. Try to breastfeed within the first hours after birth According to the organization Healthy Women, this helps your uterus contract, provides valuable colostrum, and bonding with baby.

4. Always feed baby on demand Watch for signs of hunger, including: stirring or rooting around searching for your nipple, putting his hand in his mouth, sucking motions and lip movements, looking increasingly alert, and restlessness.

2. Have a nurse or lactation consultant check how baby latches on while you're still in their care Maternity nurses or a lactation consultant can offer breastfeeding tips, starting with how to position the baby and make sure he or she is latching on correctly.

5. Take care of your nipples It is important to keep your nipples dry to avoid cracking; letting your natural milk dry on your nipples is known to be soothing and can protect against nipple dryness and cracking. Avoid using lotions or creams with potential allergens If breastfeeding hurts, and contact is not going as you a lactation thought, or you're consultant having doubts, call immediately and get help from an if you see IBCLC. Don’t suffer blisters, through it, we are cracks or here to help. Call us (786) 953-6417 bleeding.

3. Wait until breastfeeding is well established to introduce baby to a bottle or pacifier The thrusting motion required to nurse is different from that required to suck an artificial nipple. This can be confusing to your baby and cause breastfeeding problems such as sucking and latching difficulty, sore nipples, and poor milk supply. For the best start, delay bottle feeding and pacifier for six weeks.

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Chiropractic

Awesome Chiropractic Center

Chiropractic care is the adjustment of

We specialize in the treatment of

misalignments in the body, especially the

musculoskeletal conditions.

spine, to promote health throughout the

11730 Biscayne Boulevard

body. During pregnancy and postpartum, it

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can provide relief from pain and discomfort

North Miami, Florida 33181

without the need for medication.

(305) 981-0899 awesomechiropractic.com

Rubinstein Family Chiropractic Chiropractic care for children and their

Toro Family

families. Our office recognizes the

Chiropractic

importance of a properly functioning

We help you be your best by restoring the

nervous system and the hazard that any

communication pathways between your

nerve interference can cause in your

brain and your body.

quality of life.

2555 Collins Avenue

177 NE 167th Street

Suite C4

North Miami Beach, Florida 33162

Miami Beach, Florida 33140

(305) 336-1803

(305) 803-6992

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• Enables better communication between Kangaroo Care,” 2006 Journal of Obstetric , Gy you and your baby (without your baby Nursing, 35 (2) 223-231 having to cry!) as you become attuned to 11 McCain, G et al. “Heart Rate Variability Respons your baby’s facial expressions and other Kangaroo Care,” 2005 Journal of Obstetrics, Gy gestures.

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13 Tasker, A., Dettmar, P. W., M., Koufman, calm and content because youPanetti, have met J. needs. P. (2002). Is gastric reflux a cause of all ofPearson, his or her

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in children? The Laryngoscope, 112:1930–1934 • Cry less! 43% less overall and 54% less during evening hours. • Are healthier! They gain weight faster, have better motor skills, coordination, increased muscle tone, and sense of balance. • Get a better view of the world! Babies pushed in strollers or lugged around in car seats only get to see the adult world at knee level.

• Is convenient — nothing is more awkward than carrying a heavy plastic car seat with one arm! • Allows  you to safely move about with your baby regardless of terrain — you can stroll down uneven sidewalks, narrow lanes, walk up stairs, or climb mountains. • Is healthy for you—it encourages you to get out and exercise with your little one.

• Become independent faster! Making them confident and less clingy.

•M  akes discreet nursing possible without having to find a place to sit.

• Sleep better! They fall asleep quicker and sleep for longer periods of time.

•H  elps you to interact with your other children while holding your little one compliments of close at the same time.

• Learn more! Not overstimulated, but calm and alert, observing and taking in the world around them. • Are happier! They feel loved and secure.

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LoudGirl Exchange

Chiropractic works with the nervous

We carry retail, consignment,

system to help ensure that you and your

and locally sourced clothing and

family members express optimal health.

accessories, which means saving on

Dr. Gena has a passion for the care of

an ever changing stock of unique and

pregnancy and pediatric patients. Serving

interesting items.

the greater Fort Lauderdale area, she

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It is an undeniable fact that children outgrow everything! That is why there is a place where you can buy (and sell) gently

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worn name brands children’s clothing, toys, and baby gear. We give these items

At a time when size is ever changing,

a second go, and parents a chance to

buying clothes can be costly. Cute and

purchase quality items at a significantly

trendy clothes for you and your newborn

lower cost than at retail stores.

don't have to be expensive, consignment

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stores allow parents to purchase gently

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worn, good quality children and maternity

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clothes at an affordable price.

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Peek-A-Boo Preloved Boutique

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consignment store providing quality

quality pre-loved items to parents and

items to families at an affordable price.

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Top Tips

for Installing Car Seats Safely 1 READ THE MANUAL. It sounds simple, but most of us do not read manuals for the products we buy. While it might be easy to set up your new coffee maker or flat screen TV, installing a car seat is serious business and the manual is written according to how the car seat is crash tested. Read the warnings and the table of contents first, and then refer to the pages for your specific installation. Some situations might require a phone call to the manufacturer. Do not hesitate to call them if you need assistance. They are happy to help!

4 HARNESS YOUR CHILD PROPERLY. Your child’s harness works just like a race car driver’s harness. It holds them in the car seat and spreads the crash forces over the strongest parts of the body. This helps decrease the risk of injury or death. The harness should fit snug and comfortable. Try the pinch test up near the collar bone. If you can pinch the harness webbing between your thumb and index finger, give another tug on the adjuster strap until you can’t pinch any webbing. While there might be room near the belly area, a snug fit up at the collar bone is all you need.

2 SLIDE THE BELT IN THE RIGHT PLACE. Car seats have belt paths for either the seat belt or the lower anchor straps to slide through. If the seat is a convertible, it will have two belt paths: One for rear-facing and one for forward-facing. It’s very important to use the appropriate belt path.

5 CHECK YOUR WORK. Most car seats are unknowingly installed incorrectly. You might look for a professional to teach your child how to play the piano, tutor them in math, or teach them how to swim. Why not look for a professional that could possibly help save their life? There are dedicated Child Passenger Safety Technicians willing to help. You can find one located near you at safercar.gov

3 INSTALL THE SEAT TIGHT. Once you have pulled the seat belt tight and locked it or pulled the lower anchor strap tight, the car seat should move less than one inch side-to-side or front-to-back when you tug at the belt path. If there is too much movement, start the installation process over or change to another seating position.

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The blood that can be retrieved from the umbilical cord after birth contains stem cells that could be potentially lifesaving by being able to treat a variety of diseases. Many parents are now choosing to collect and store cord blood and tissue for future medical use.

Family Cord Storing your baby’s cord blood and tissue is an investment in your family's future. FamilyCord combines unmatched scientific excellence and innovation with customized personal service to provide the easiest and most complete experience possible.

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P

arents can easily tell the story of the day their ba-

Children Thrive

or freeze”. If parents can first evaluate their expecta-

bies were born.

tions and fears,

They speak of

and discover

the anticipation

the values and

and the plan-

ideals they wish

ning, the awe

the family to

they feel as they

carry, while also

first meet their

understanding

little one and the

the quick shifts

fear of being home alone with baby. What is

and turns of a baby’s development, then

often forgotten and/or ignored is the birth

the ride can be less bumpy. Multiple studies

of the parent and the creation of a family.

show that a baby often leads the parents

Prior to baby, each parent was an individual

into remembering their past, their family, the

and now baby asks for these individuals to

values passed on to them. A child will thrive

become a dyad and a family. It is important

if the parent can make sense of where they

to embrace that as the child develops, so

come from and can then make choices on

does the parent. If a toddler is two, then

what to pass on and what to leave behind.

that mommy is only a two-year-old mommy,

If these two aspects are clear, then taking a

learning, growing, and changing right along

moment to discover where your child is in

with her child. This is the salient reason why

development can make the task of grow-

it feels shaky and confusing. In parenting you

ing up into a parent a bit easier. Try to take

can never truly know how to respond without

a couple of minutes every night to remind

first experiencing the moment and under-

yourself of all the things you did right and

standing the child’s

that will help to reduce the noise of the

individuality, tempera-

parenting how to’s, do’s and don’ts, and

ment, and development.

ease the intrinsic pressure of trying to be the

Change has a way of

perfect parent. But most importantly, give

making us feel out of

yourself a break, enjoy

sorts, and sometimes it

the ride, and honor the

turns on the “danger”

journey your child has

mechanisms of our

just gotten you on.

neurology asking us to engage in “fight, flight,

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make sense of your changing world, and

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how to feel more comfortable with yourself and others. South Miami Psychology Group

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Gynecology. She speaks English, French

cians may be the best option for you.

Creole, and Spanish.

University of Miami

Christ-Ann A. Magloire, MD 1880 NE 163rd Street,

Health System

Suite 102

Experienced obstetricians dedicated

North Miami Beach, Florida 33162

to caring for women during preg-

(305) 705-3377

nancy, through labor and delivery and post-partum. Special interests

Woman’s Personal Physicians

in contraception including IUDs and

Affiliated with Baptist Hospital of

Implants, and gynecologic care of

Miami.Delivering the best patient

women living with HIV.

care available.

Karla E. Maguire, MD

Larry Spiegelman, MD

Lauren E. Abern, MD

8950 North Kendall Drive

1400 NW 12th Avenue

3rd and 4th Floor

Miami, Florida 33136

Miami, Florida 33176

(305) 243-4530

(305) 595-4070

MDS4moms

Full Circle Health Care

We welcome you to our practice and

A leader in providing comprehensive

want to provide you with extensive

obstetrics and gynecology services

information and resources about your

to women. We specialize in high risk,

health. We offer the best healthcare

critical care obstetrics. We constantly

possible, promoting health and disease

strive to make your experience fulfilling

prevention in women.

and positive by providing the best

Mauricio Bitran, MD

obstetrical care available.

Franz Rivera, MD

Mark R. Spence, MD

Jose Bendayan, MD

1190 NW 95th Street

4308 Alton Road

Suite 203

Suite 790

Miami, Florida 33150

Miami Beach, Florida 33140

(305) 693-0000

(305) 673-9270

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Miami Center of Excellence for

Kidstown Pediatrics

Here at the Miami Center of Excellence

District. We have been keeping

for OB/GYN, we treat women from

children healthy for over 10 years.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Located in the Miami Design

adolescents through their golden years

Margaret Okonkwo, MD

for routine preventative care, prenatal

4112 NE 1st Avenue

care, high risk obstetrics, as well as

Miami, Florida 33137

problem gynecology visits. We have

(305) 576-5437

state of the art equipment and training

kidstownmiami.com

to attend to your women’s health needs. Randy Fink, MD

Miami Beach Pediatrics

Alejandra Tumero, MD

Center for Integrative Medicine,

Arin Semel, MD

treats both children and adults. We

8700 N Kendall Drive

offer a unique team-based approach

Miami, Florida 33176

to individual cases that are reviewed

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by medical doctors and holistic

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practitioners to determine the least invasive possible course of treatment with the greatest likelihood for

PEDI ATRICI A NS

sustained, long term health.

well-being of infants, children, and

Varisa Perlman, MD

adolescents. All parents want healthy

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children. Feel secure knowing you are

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providing the best care possible to

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your child.

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Physicians dedicated to the health and

Bruce Eisenberg, MD

miamibeachpediatrics.com Morningside Pediatrics

TIP

It has been Dr. Salinas- Sanchez' lifelong dream to create a harmonious environment that enables her to provide patients with the best professional care. Valeria Salinas-Sanchez, MD 5084 Biscayne Boulevard Suite 105 Miami, Florida 33137

Care Provider Visit Take along a list of questions and concerns you might have & show it to the care provider at the beginning of your visit.

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Photography

The first weeks of your newborn's life

Meli B. Photography Miami based newborn and children's

are some of the most miraculous and

photographer. Her goal in photography

quick moments. Treasure that special

is to capture beautiful moments that will

time in your child's life for years to come.

turn into timeless pieces of art.

Photographers specializing in pregnancy,

Melissa Berrios

birth and newborn photography and family portraits can help you capture

(786) 390-8668 melibphotography.com

memories as your family grows. Lady R Photography

Purely Newborn

I'm a portrait photographer based

Specializing in the art of newborn

in Miami Florida. I am blessed that

photography. The first couple weeks of life

my love for photography allows me

are the most brief and miraculous. Ensure

to express myself and connect with

those memories of your newborn baby are

beautiful people at the same time.

captured for a lifetime.

Lady Rosario

(305) 527-8895

3059265756

purelynewborn.com

ladyrphotos.com

because they don’t stay little for long.....

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Studio by Carmen

Photography by Mia

A portrait and wedding photographer

A Photo Art Baby Studio that starts with the

in South Florida specializing in

Maternity session and continues with baby

weddings, newborn portraits,

portraits until the first year.

family portraits and boudoir bridal

(305) 229-5714

photography.

miasportraits.com

(786) 512-5737 studiobycarmen.com U lt r a s o u n d & Imag i n g Little Pose by Elisa Stambouli

Ultrasound technology is used to get an image

Professional photography services

of your developing baby. Get a sneak peek of

specialized in maternity, newborn

how your baby looks as well as be able to hear

and baby fine portraiture. Capturing

your little ones heartbeat.

unique memories to cherish and share for a life time.

Obaby 3D/4D Ultrasound

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Our boutique and spa offers a variety of services

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that will give you a sneak peek of your little one! Get a 2D /3D or 4D image of your baby, hear

Emily Robinson Photography

their heart beating, find out their gender, and get

Birth and family photographer

a heartbeat bear as a special keep sake.

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The Bonding Site

Belly-n-Kicks

The first and only premier pregnancy spa

Empowering women to feel happy and do

and 3D/4D ultrasound center in Miami. It

what they want when they can! Teaching

has seen over 12,000 mothers using the

women to embrace their changes, respect their

latest technology that provides the highest

bodies and be grateful. Also teaching them to

quality imaging. We look forward to sharing

be strong when they feel at their weakest.

this unforgettable experience with you.

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Miami, Florida 33130

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thebondingsite.com Accentuate Fitness A full service fitness consulting company that F i t n e s S & Y o ga

caters to businesses, hotels and individuals.

Sleep better, boost your energy, and feel

Accentuate Fitness offers pilates, yoga,

more confident about your body by incor-

personal and group instruction designed to

porating fitness during your pregnancy.

create a balanced lifestyle.

Find new ways to exercise your mind and

Carole Steinhauser

body to reduce pregnancy discomfort and

(305) 799-2266

prepare for childbirth.

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First Trimester FOCUS: CORE STRENGTH, STAMINA AND MUSCLE MEMORY These moves will strengthen your entire core (abs, back, waist and pelvis) so it can support you like an internal corset, giving your body strength and resilience as your belly grows. Second Trimester FOCUS: POSTURE, CORE STABILITY AND BALANCE These moves will keep your spine in a proper neutral upright position, protecting your back and neck as your belly and breasts grow. They also assist with balance and stability. Third Trimester FOCUS: FLEXIBILITY, JOINT MOBILITY AND LABOR PREP These moves will strengthen the pelvic-floor muscles as you keep your pelvis, spine and hips mobile, relieving discomfort and preparing you for labor. The Pilates Place South Beach

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Unwavering Devotion.

Our promise to you. Our dedicated team of doctors, nurses, support staff and world-class facilities have earned us recognition in U.S.News & World Report’s list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.” There’s only one healthcare system in South Florida exclusively for children. And now the finest in pediatric care is available to you through Miami Children’s Hospital’s expanding network of outpatient and urgent care centers with locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The best is closer than you think. For more information on specific services, locations and hours, please log on to: mch.com/OutpatientCenters

For Health. For Life.

For a physician referral to a pediatric specialist, please call 888-MCH-DOCS (888-624-3627) 3100 SW 62 Ave., Miami, FL 33155 305-666-6511


P R E G N A N CY TO P A R E N THOO D Daily Offering Yoga

The Pilates Place

Our mission is to improve the health, vitality,

Our studios offer a variety of both

and happiness of every student through yoga

small group and private Pilates

and meditation, while building a sacred and

classes. Every class is fun and

vibrant community.

different! We provide a supportive

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and relaxing environment that

Miami, Florida 33138

people feel comfortable in.

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763 Collins Avenue

dailyofferingyoga.com

Suite 305 Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Baby Weight TV

(305) 316-3341 and

Over 100 videos to help you get and stay in shape during pregnancy and after baby comes. Safe

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and effective exercises for all stages, prenatal and

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postpartum, taught by leading industry experts.

Miami, Florida 33137

babyweight.tv

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All Natural. Everything Baby.

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serenity holistic ob/gyn and wellness spa Exceptional Women's Healthcare without Exception

Welcome to true serenity... We are

in pregnant and gynecological

a comprehensive one stop medical

cases including colposcopy

spa for women and by women. The

• Family planning services

following services are provided:

• Annual Well Woman with compre-

• Prenatal care for low risk and selected high risk women

hensive labs • STD management

• VBAC offered to those who qualify

• Endometrial biopsy

• Twin vaginal delivery

• HCG low calorie diet for those who

• Concierge home visits upon request including prenatal classes • In house ultrasound services • Abnormal pap smear management

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qualify • Facial analysis including facials and effective acne care • Massage upon appointment

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Patience. Compassion. Guiding Hands.

Blue Mountain Midwives is a family centered practice staffed by a group of multidisciplinary professionals. Our team recognizes the unique individuality of each client and we provide care that is specifically tailored to each family. We focus on fostering an atmosphere in which compassionate care and trust in birth are guiding principles. Have the opportunity to achieve the quality of birth experience you desire. Have your baby your way, with our expert guidance and all the resources you need to support you.

Blue Mountain Midwives 5810 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami Florida 33137 www.bluemountainmidwives.com ď‚ 786-953-6534


The Care You Ex pect. The Comfort You Deserve.

W

omen have more choices available than ever before when it comes to labor and delivery. Led by Stephanie Fink, MSN, NP, CNM, Maggie Wardlaw, MSN, CNM

and Leah Rubin, MSN, CNM at In-Touch Midwifery, we believe a “normal” labor is whatever the laboring mother envisions it to be. Now, thanks to our affiliation with the Miami Center of Excellence for Obstetrics & Gynecology, expectant mothers can choose the rewarding experience of full midwife care and natural birthing methods with reassurance of delivery at Baptist Hospital of Kendall.

YOUR LABOR AND DELIVERY CAN INCLUDE: •

Intermittent fetal monitoring during labor

Whirlpool therapy (tub labor)

No IV fluids, granting freedom of movement Your choice of pushing techniques and positions Baby placed on your chest immediately after delivery Breast feeding immediately after birth

To learn more about the exciting new midwifery options available at Baptist Hospital and in our Kendall offices for prenatal care, please visit In-Touch Midwifery at miamiobgyns.com/midwife or call us at 305.274.3130.

In-Touch Midwifery l 8700 N. Kendall Drive l Suite 208 l Miami, FL 33176 305.274.3130 l miamiobgyns.com/midwife

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