Our Most Trusted Resources

It takes a village to support a mama and her growing baby! Below you will find a list of complementary providers and services that our clients love and that we wholeheartedly support.
 

LABOR AND POSTPARTUM DOULAS

Brave Birth
These doulas are awesome! We recommend them highly. They also offer many amazing parenting, childbirth education, and breastfeeding classes/support circles within our office at Zenana. Check them out!

Baby Nest Birth Doulas
We love Baby Nest for everything from doula support to childbirth education to the amazing body care products they sell for prenatal and postpartum support.

Sapling Birth
Cindy Stumpf, Certified Labor Doula

Portland Doula Love
We've had the pleasure of working with many of the doulas through this practice. They all serve as an amazing complement to the care we provide. 


BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT

Elliott Lactation & Education
Stephanie Elliott, IBCLC
Former midwife now offering lactation services. Stephanie provides the information and tools necessary to achieve your breastfeeding goals. She is passionate about offering care that is inclusive and body-positive.

Natural Latch Lactation
Meg Stalnaker, IBCLC

Kindred Mother Care
Sejal Fichadia, IBCLC

LoveLight Childbirth and Lactation
Emily Jensen, IBCLC

Bliss Lactation
Chelsea DeSorbo, IBCLC

KellyMom Breastfeeding and Parenting
Wonderful website offering excellent breastfeeding advice and information.


MATERNITY, BIRTH, AND NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

Sommessa Photography
Mel MacManiman
As her website states, "The word sommessa translates to quiet, soft, and humble. 
My images are just a silent moment captured in your story, highlighting how delicate and remarkable that story is. I will share what you open up for me to see". 

Daron Jackson Photography
Home birth mama Daron offers stunning maternity, fresh 48/newborn, child/family, and birth photography.

Rushes & Waves
Gorgeous, heartfelt photos taken by the amazing Kimberly Kimble.

So Many Moments
Love the professional birth photos showcased on our website? Us too! Samantha is an incredible photographer for all of the special and sweet moments of your life.


CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

Elliott Lactation & Education
Stephanie Elliott, CPM, IBCLC
Stephanie Elliott is not only an awesome trained + experienced midwife and lactation consultant, she also offers evidence-based, comprehensive, and FUN childbirth education. We can’t recommend her highly enough.

Yoga Way to Birth
Tina Lilly, MS, CD, CYT

Primed Birth Prep
Karli Leonardo

Portland Doula Love

Baby Nest Birth Services


CHIROPRACTIC CARE/CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

Whole Mama Whole Child
Amy Watson, DC

Portland Chiropractic Group
Jenny Brocker, DC

Luna Chiropractic
Becky Higginson, DC

Khalsa Chiropractic
Dr. Hari Dass S Khalsa, DC

Mt. Tabor Chiropractic
Dr. Steve Kingston, DC

Carol Gray, LMT, CST, RPYT

A Healing Approach
Teresa Robertson, LMT, CCST, CIIM


ACUPUNCTURE

Working Class Community Acupuncture
Affordable acupuncture with peaceful ambiance and kind practitioners. Locations in NE and SE Portland and on Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.

Blue Turtle Acupuncture
Regenia Benton, L.Ac
Amazing acupuncture conveniently located The SweetLight Center.

Portland Family Health
Colleen Gibson, L.Ac


PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM MASSAGE

Zenana Spa
Massage and pelvic floor care, in the same building as our office! We highly recommend Kelley Burke. You won’t regret it.

Loyly
Likely one of the most relaxing places on earth. A beautiful, tranquil place to unwind. Conveniently located right around the corner from our office!


CESAREAN/VBAC SUPPORT

Home Birth Cesarean
Compassionate support for planned out-of-hospital births that end in cesarean.

ICAN
International Cesarean Awareness Network



RECOMMENDED READING, WATCHING, AND LISTENING

Expecting Better by Emily Oster

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Dr. Sears Website

The Business of Being Born
The one film that nearly all of our clients have seen. An insightful and powerful look into maternity care in the United States. 

This Is Birth with Lisa Ling

Longest Shortest Time
Who doesn't love a good podcast? A touching, funny, and insightful podcast focused on the ups and downs of parenting.

Why Not Home?
An incredible documentary that explores the “unexpected” choice of doctors and nurses who decided to have their baby at home. They sometimes offer free streaming via YouTube, so be on the lookout for an opportunity!