Pregnancy, birth, & parenting resources in Western MA

A list of my favorite local and online resources for expecting and new families. All practitioners are in Northampton, Greenfield, Brattleboro, and surrounding areas. You can also find my growing collection of books, videos, links, products I love, and inspiration over on pinterest.

Midwives, birth centers, childbirth education, and more


Healthcare Providers

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Bodywork and Wellness

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

  • Kate Cadwgan, Radiant Point Acupuncture, Northampton & E. Longmeadow, 413.727.3220 (Specializing in fertility, pregnancy, and women’s health)
  • Amy Mager, Mager Healing, Northampton, 413.222.8616

 

Chiropractic

  • Dr. Mindi Fried, Motion Chiropractic, Easthampton, 413.527.0207 (Webster’s Technique practitioner for fetal positioning & turning breech babies)

 

Craniosacral Therapy

  • Megan Bathory Peeler, Dancing Hands, Greenfield, 413.772.0078 (Also practices massage & is a birth and attachment therapist)
     

 

Herbal Medicine

  • Clare Pearson, Wilder Brook Botanicals, Shelburne Falls, 413.625.6295 (Also a Plant Spirit Medicine Spiritual Healer)
     

Homeopathy

  • Lauren Fox, Florence, 413.535.6022 (Nurse Practitioner and Classical Homeopath)

 

Massage Therapy

  • Meg England, Sunderland, 413.665.3376 (Arvigo Mayan Uterine Massage for pregnant and postpartum women)

 

Therapists & Social Workers (focusing on women in pregnancy and postpartum)

 

Workshops & Blogs

 

Yoga

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Pregnancy

Childbirth Education Classes

 

Films & Books

  • A collection of my favorite free childbirth education and birth videos is available here
  • (More) Business of Being Born – Several films on the culture of birth in the U.S. The original and the newer films are available to stream on Netflix.

 

Photographers

  • Sarah Prall,  Sarah Prall Photography (Maternity, newborn, and family photography)

 

Websites

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Postpartum

Meal Scheduling Sites

 

Mother to Mother Support & Resources

  • MotherWoman, Amherst, 413.253.8990 (Support groups, postpartum support initiatives, trainings, and political action)
  • MotherWoman’s resource guides for Western MA and Franklin County (Including support groups, therapists, etc)
  • A collection of my favorite articles, links, and products is available here

 

Placenta Encapsulation

 

Support For Families Experiencing Loss

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Parenting

Books

 

Diapering

 

Family activities

 

Practitioners for children

  • Amajoy – Lenore Grubinger is a Somatic Movement Therapist practicing developmental movement and bodywork with infants and children

 

Sleep resources

 

Websites and articles

  • A collection of my favorite parenting resources and articles is available here
  • Dr. Sears – comprehensive website by a family of pediatricians, authors, & parents

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Breastfeeding

Drop In Clinics (FREE)

  • View a comprehensive list of breastfeeding help by day of the week
  • Monday, 12 – 1pm at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, hosted by the hospital’s IBCLC
  • Wednesday, 11am – 12pm at Baystate Franklin Medical in Greenfield, 3rd floor, hosted by the hospital’s IBCLC
  • Thursday, 12 – 2pm at Mercy Medical in Springfield, hosted by the hospital’s IBCLC

 

Support Groups

  • La Leche League of Northampton meets 1st Friday of the month at Grow in Northampton, 3rd floor of Thornes Market, 9:30am
  • Nursing Mothers’ Council meets 3rd Monday of the month at Grow in Northampton, 3rd floor of Thornes Market, 5:15pm

 

Websites & Books

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Products I love

 

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