these are links to websites of fantastic care providers, organizations and pregnancy/birth/postpartum support services.
postpartum depression/anxiety support
Baby Blues Connection – Peer-support for mothers or mother-to-be struggling with depression. Can either receive help through phone support or group sessions.
Audrianna Gurr LPC, MS, CADC I – Therapist specializing in perinatal mood disorders.
Brooke Noli, MFT, PWC, CD — Specializing in pregnancy, postpartum and birth counseling.
Ethereal Wellness Massage with Monica – Prenatal and postpartum massage, cranio-sacral therapy, lymphatic focused support offerings in a beautiful space with a skilled and compassionate LMT. Monica also does home visits!
Whole Mama Whole Child – Chiropractic, cranio-sacral therapy and massage for mothers, mothers-to-be and their children. Amazing group of women. Highly recommended during pregnancy and postpartum.
Holding Space Massage – Prenatal/postpartum massage, with philosophy of radical self-acceptance. Excellent for dads/partners too!
Dr Korin Rasmussen, DC — Chiropractic and Craniosacral therapy for mothers and babies.
Luna Lactation – Exceptional, holistic lactation support provided by Melissa Cole, IBCLC. At home, or in clinic support options.
Doula My Soul— Another fantastic IBCLC support team!
midwives and doulas
Sparkle and Shine Doula Services – Intuitive birth and postpartum services, childbirth education classes and mama-focused workshops.
Alma Midwifery – Incredible birthing center.
Sara Ohgushi ND – Naturopath and midwife in NE Portland. Sara also offers doula support.
Family Tree Naturopathic and Midwifery – Located in the Sellwood neighborhood, this wonderful practice is warm and inviting for family health care and childbearing year support.
Vela Wellness – Providing acupuncture for the childbearing year and specialized support for women’s health. In addition to providing birth acupuncture services, Allie Machen is also skilled in complementary East Asian techniques like tuina, gua sha and qigong.
Working Class Acupuncture – Acupuncture is so healing during pregnancy and postpartum. This facility is sliding scale and employs an awesome group of healers.
Kine Fischler – Owner of Willow Tree Wellness, Kine is a Licensed Acupuncturist offering acupuncture and herbal remedies for your health. She specializes in women’s health, fertility issues and support during and after pregnancy.
Amber Hincks – Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Birth Doula services.
Remedy – Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Mayan abdominal massage. Supporting fertility, pregnancy and postpartum.
Kendra Ward at Unbroken Flow Acupuncture – Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Supporting fertility, pregnancy and postpartum in SW Portland.
motherhood related resources
MotherSource – For information or leads on various issues concerning motherhood.
Hip Mama Zine – A feminist parenting zine that focuses on the real stories of motherhood. Reader written with thematic issues.
health and wellness for the whole family
Lion Heart Kombucha – Wonderful local Kombucha, brewing classes and supplies.
Whole Family Wellness Center – Wonderful naturopathic care and acupuncture with an emphasis on women’s health, the childbirthing year, fertility and hormonal issues.
Tiny Talkers – Baby sign language classes, offered by skilled and experienced teacher.
placenta related sites
Placenta Apothecary – A blog about placenta medicine.
Mommy Feel Good – A great link to a comprehensive list of placenta research articles.