Community

Acupuncture

Pin It Up Acupuncture

Hannah Sykes is a modern-day renaissance woman with a passion to create, heal, and teach. She specializes in supporting folks throughout pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period; treating infertility, stress & anxiety, pregnancy discomforts, and much more.

Birth Centers

Frederick Birth Center

A top of the line, beautiful freestanding birth center in Frederick, Maryland. Frederick Birth Center provides a homelike, safe, alternative birth experience while maintaining the highest standards of quality care for birthing families.

Breastfeeding Support

La Leche League International

La Leche League is celebrating 60 years of progress! LLL’s mission is to help mothers breastfeed through support, encouragement, and education. Local LLL support groups can be found in Reisterstown, Baltimore, and Frederick.

Carroll Hospital Center’s Breastfeeding Support Group

Carroll Hospital Center’s breastfeeding groups provide encouragement and mother-to-mother support, as well as current breastfeeding information from certified lactation consultants. The daytime group meets weekly on Thursdays, from noon–1pm and an evening breastfeeding support group meets the third Thursday of each month from 6:15-7:15pm.  No registration is required and walk-ins are welcome.

Call 410-871-7000 for meeting locations.

Birth and Breastfeed with Confidence

Susan Weyer is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Registered Nurse with experience in maternal and infant health settings. She offers in-home lactation consultations and continuous support as well as breastfeeding classes and assistance with breast pump rentals.

Chiropractic Care

Thrive Chiropractic

Dr. Sharon Dongarra is a licensed chiropractor who specializes in the care of families, pregnant women, and children. Dr. D is kind and gentle; she is also extremely knowledgeable and passionate about chiropractic care.

First Step Chiropractic

Dr. Pam Woodward has extensive experience working with children and pregnant people. Her goal is to provide specific, individualized chiropractic care for each member of your family along with the tools you need to live a more fully expressed life, free of injury and interference!

Fitness

FIT4MOM

FIT4MOM is the nation’s leading prenatal and postnatal fitness program, providing fitness classes and a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood. From pregnancy, through postpartum and beyond, our fitness and wellness programs help make moms strong in body, mind, and spirit. Group fitness classes scheduled locally in Howard County, BaltimoreTowson, and Montgomery County.

Workout Mamas

Workout Mamas offer Mommy and Me style interactive HIIT Workout classes for parents at all fitness levels. Workout Mamas’ instructors are certified in Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness to ensure we give all of our mamas the workout they deserve. Indoor and outdoor classes scheduled throughout Baltimore, Carroll, and Howard counties.

Get Involved!

The Association of Independent Midwives of Maryland

AIMM is the professional organization of home birth midwives in Maryland and supports home birth midwives in every community providing safe, affordable, care to the families they serve. AIMM recognizes home birth midwives as integral members of the health care team, practicing with confidence in their legal standing, and consulting, collaborating and referring within the health care system to provide safe continuity of care for the people and families they serve. People turn to AIMM for support of their sovereignty over their own health care, including choice of care provider and birth site. AIMM advocates for the home birth community with state legislative, regulatory, and government bodies, as well as the media and the public.

The Birthing Circle

The Birthing Circle is a non-profit organization that offers peer-based support to birthing and young families in the area. The Birthing Circle has local chapters in Carroll, Frederick, Howard, and Montgomery counties with monthly meetings and various events, classes, and discussion groups.

Maryland Families for Safe Birth

Maryland Families for Safe Birth is a grassroots, consumer driven, social welfare organization focused on expanding access to the evidence-based midwifery model of care in all birth settings in Maryland. Maryland Families for Safe Birth is currently focusing on addressing racial disparities in maternity care and increasing access to VBAC in all settings; MFSB is always looking for support.

Massage Therapy

Moksha Massage and Wellness

Jessie Bernstein is a Maryland Licensed Massage Therapist and Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, specializing in oncology and pregnancy/postpartum massage, and infant massage instruction. Jessie’s approach involves coming up with a plan together with her clients to support their unique needs. She’s supported individuals with a variety of health challenges including chronic pain, anxiety, headaches, scar tissue, depression and more. Jessie practices out of Indigo Physiotherapy in Baltimore (linked below).

Mental Health and Postpartum Support

The SPRING Project

The SPRING Project psychotherapists are available to help if you are an expectant or postpartum individual that thinks you might be suffering from a mood disorder. They are a network of therapists that offer affordable care and will work on a sliding fee scale. For assistance in the Baltimore area contact Cynthia Mendelson at 410-296-2920 or drcnmendelson@gmail.com

Sara Nett, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Nett is a Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in assisting folks through postpartum adjustment and those that might be suffering from postpartum depression or anxiety. Group and individual support is available at Dr. Nett’s office just south of Towson. Group postpartum support meetings are held on the third Saturday of every month at 9:30am. For more information, call 443-470-3124 or email Contact@DrSaraNett.com

Postpartum Support Group at Carroll Hospital Center

A monthly meeting for new moms who are feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, sad or out of control. Come to share experiences, connect with needed resources, and get support. this groups meets on the fourth Thursday of every month in the Shauck Auditorium at 1pm. For more information, call 410-871-7403.

Postpartum Support Group at Sinai Hospital

New babies are hard work! And they change everything. Many women feel stressed, alone, sad, angry, irritable, worried, overwhelmed, sleepless, ‘foggy,’ guilty and/or just not themselves. Join our Postpartum Support Group for a chance to talk about the challenges (and joys) of welcoming a new baby. All members of the community (and their babies) are welcome in this free drop-in support group. We meet every Wednesday, 1:30-3:00 p.m., in the Lactation Resource Center at Sinai Hospital (2401 W. Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215)

Embrace- Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group

Creating wellness, hope, and connection for people going through the adjustment to parenthood, experiencing emotional and mental health challenges during pregnancy and postpartum. Alicia Barmon (LCPC, ERYT, Ahimsa Therapy) and Iwona Gerner (LGPC, FBM, The Journey Counseling) will be leading a peer-to-peer support group for mental health issues during pregnancy and postpartum. This group meets the first Saturday of every month in Frederick, Maryland. For more information contact Iwona at Gerner@thejourneycounseling.net or 240-422-8811

Photography

Baltimore Birth Photographers

Jessica Watts and Sarah Romero are a photography duo who are passionate about capturing birth stories. Serving Baltimore and beyond!

Yoo-Neek Studios

Yoo-Neek Studios offers Multiple Photographers with a variety of styles, focus, packages and pricing. As well as a team of Wholistic Practitioners serving the public with Reiki and Energy Healing, Yoga, Workshops, Mentoring and Group Support.

Photography by Ellen

Recently named one of Baltimore’s 21 Best Newborn Photographers by Expertise.com, Photography by Ellen strives to create vivid, memorable images that capture the precious first few weeks in the life of a newborn. Ellen believes that every photo shoot is unique and uses her experience to create beautiful images of your newborn. Ellen also offers free consultations.

Physical Therapists (specializing in perinatal care)

Her Health Physical Therapy

Her Health Physical Therapy is a privately owned physical therapy clinic with locations in both Columbia and Mt. Airy. Treating incontinence, pre/post natal care, osteoporosis, pelvic surgery, and sexual and pelvic health dysfunction.

Indigo Physiotherapy

Indigo is located in Baltimore and specializes in pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, sexual dysfunction, tailbone pain, and pregnancy and postpartum care. The therapists at Indigo focus on their clients’ individual goals for healing, with a framework on whole-body health.

Placenta Services

Nikki Williams- Bedhead Birth

Nikki is a Certified Placenta Arts Specialist with Association of Placenta Preparation Arts (APPA), the industry’s most rigorous placenta encapsulation certification body. She has encapsulated over 200 placentas in three countries.

Odile Penet- My Birth Companion, LLC

Odile became a professional Placenta Specialist after learning of its many benefits and how it had also helped some of the families she’d watched struggle with their postpartum recovery. She has safely encapsulated more than 300 placentas and has numerous satisfied and happy repeat clients.

Yoga

DeAnna Houston Yoga

Offering 6 week virtual prenatal yoga series as well as virtual meditation classes and private instruction. DeAnna creates a safe and peaceful place for expectant individuals to de-stress and move.

Downtown Yoga

Located in the heart of Westminster, Downtown Yoga offers a wide variety of classes daily from prenatal to hot vinyasa, all within their beautiful, bright space.

Mountain Spirit Yoga

Located in Middletown, Mountain Spirit Yoga helps you discover your-self through their wellness offerings, including prenatal yoga.