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Local Resources

Honoring the Mother
Sheryl Grunde is teaches Pre-natal and BabyMama Yoga. She is a Doula, and offers Thai Massage. Visit her website here.

Grace of the Moon Fertility Education
Sarah Bly offers classes to women and couples, and teaches a Fertility Awareness Training for Educators. Visit her website here.

Tim March, Chiropractor
Timothy works with people of all ages and stages of health to meet the needs of the individual through a personalized approach. He focuses on care utilizing two of the most current, progressive forms of gentle and specific chiropractic techniques. His attention is first with the goals of the individual. Structural alignment is the next step with further focus upon neurological integrity through muscle memory and Bio-feedback. He is proficient in full body manual and instrument adjusting, including soft tissue manipulation, gentle Craniosacral techniques and functional rehabilitation. Make an appointment today, by clicking here.

Fern Snogren, Therapist
Through a nuanced combination of psychodynamic and relational therapies tailored to your situation, Fern helps you make the inner changes necessary to engage with your world more effectively. She draws on somatic therapeutic methods such as Hakomi, Re-Creation of the Self, Brainspotting, and Lifespan Integration as well as narrative, solution-focused, and strength-based approaches. Learn more here

Jennifer Hibbs, Therapist.
Provides a compassionate, practical, down-to-earth approach to therapy. Her goal is to assist clients in gaining insight and understanding problematic patterns in their lives. Actualizing the insight into healthy cognitive, behavioral, relational and spiritual dimensions is the primary focus of therapy. In a safe, respectful environment, clients can develop the necessary skill for a more satisfying, fulfilling life.
(541) 279-2003 Medford, and visit her profile here

Rachelle Garcia Seliga, Holistic Pelvic Therapy & Traditional Postpartum Support
Holistic Pelvic Care™ (HPC) is a combination of gentle, internal bodywork techniques, intra-vaginal assessment tools and simple breathwork, to physically and energetically align the pelvis. Nurturing Traditions also offers Physiologic Postpartum Care so that women can most optimally heal and integrate after the tremendous work of pregnancy and birth, as well as Physiologic Postpartum Care Classes, to educate birthworkers how to optimally care for their postpartum clients.
Visit Rachelle’s website here

Amy Orme, Therapeutic Massage & Infant Massage Trainings
Community Infant Massage classes offered every other month in Ashland. Click here to learn more

Farm Kitchen, Healthy Meals for New Moms
Southern Oregon’s only Farm-to-Table meal service. Dishes are nutritionally dense and made in small batches the the day of pickup, so they are fresh, flavorful and healthy. We use as much local produce and local organic meats as possible and select our ingredients carefully. We also provide gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. Please consider our service as a meal-train during pregnancy and postpartum. We can make it easy for your friends and family to provide you with great food during your transition to motherhood. Click here to view this website

Mamas Medicine Wheel on Facebook
A community page for mothers in the Rogue Valley to share resources, advice, support, items for sale, and general sense of connection and sisterhood.

Women’s Crisis Support Team
WCST provides advocacy and intervention services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. If you need help, whether it be safety planning, information about restraining orders or safe shelter, please visit our site.
visit here for more information

Midwifery Resources

Midwifery Today Click here to visit Midwifery Today

MANA-Midwives Alliance of North America
Click here to visit MANA

Oregon Midwifery Counsel
The OMC is a community of midwives, birth professionals, and families unified around a common passion for the health and well-being of mothers and babies.
Click here to visit the Oregon Midwifery Counsel

Waterbirth International
Waterbirth International is dedicated to making waterbirth an available option for all women. Click here to visit Waterbirth International

Pregnancy and Postnatal

Spinning Babies
Spinning Babies teaches gentle techniques that extend the concepts of Optimal Fetal Positioning to make childbirth more ease-full. Click here to view the Spinning Babies website

Giving Birth Naturally
Giving Birth Naturally provides evidence-based resources from a variety of reputable sources: peer-reviewed research, scientific journals, government statistics, & guidelines for prenatal and postpartum care. Click here to visit Giving Birth Naturally

Mothering
Mothering.com provides research, articles, and support forums spanning from the childbearing year to parenting techniques.
Visit Mothering.com by clicking here

Evidence Based Birth
Evidence Based Birth’s mission is to get the latest birth evidence out of medical journals and into your hands! Visit Evidence Based Birth now

Science and Sensibility
Science and sensibility is a research blog about healthy pregnancy, birth & beyond from Lamaze International. Visit this research blog by clicking here

Ask Dr. Sears
Ask Dr Sears covers everything from pregnancy and postnatal to general advice on parenting and health care. Its intention is to help parents become better informed consumers of health care. Visit Dr. Sears’ page here

Plus Size Pregnancy
Plus size pregnancy’s purpose is to discuss “obesity” and pregnancy, address questions and concerns about pregnancy and birth in women of size, and to help women of size have more empowered pregnancies and births. This website also contains much general pregnancy information useful to women of all sizes. Visit Pus Size Pregnancy here

Postpartum & Parenting

Postpartum Progress
Postpartum progress offers information and signs & symptoms about Postpartum depression. Visit Postpartum Progress here

Postpartum Dads
Postpartum Dads is a support network and resource for fathers dealing themselves with postpartum depression either with there partner or within themselves. Visit Postpartum Dads here

Baby Blues Connection
Baby Blues Connection’s mission is to provide support, information and resources to women and families coping with pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders and to the professionals who serve them. They provide a 24-hour call help line. Visit Baby Blues Connection here

Good Therapy
Find a great therapist. Click here to find one!

The Alpha Parent
The Alpha parent offers timelines for sleep and breastfeeding babies. Find your timeline here

Co-sleeping
James J. McKenna uses traditional anthropological and medical research techniques to cut through myths and controversies around co-sleeping; to provide scholars, parents, and the news media with accurate scientific information on a variety of sleeping arrangements, including safe co-sleeping practices. Learn about Co-Sleeping here

Brain Rules
Brain Rules offers parents facts and advice in a practical way based on what we know about early-childhood brain development, behavioral psychology, cellular biology, and molecular biology. Brain rules are incredible. Check them out here.

Hip Mama
Hipmama is an independent online magazine filled with political commentary, pod casts, and fresh, authentic writing about motherhood and parenting. Visit Hip Mama here

Kangaroo Care
Learn all about the evidence for skin-to-skin practices for preemies and all babies by clicking here.

Mama Cafe
A place to be the mum you want to be. Started by a midwife who wanted to create somewhere that pregnant and new mums could explore gentle ways of birth and mothering and find like-minded friends on their journey. Check out the Mama Cafe here.

Nutrition and Herbs

Aviva Romm
Midwife-Herbalist turned an MD Pioneer in natural health for women and children; an internationally renown expert in botanical and integrative medicine, and a roll-up-her-sleeves health care revolutionary! Her unique knowledge and experience allow her to bring you inspiring and trustworthy perspectives on health that you just won’t find anywhere else. Visit her page here: Aviva Romm

Breastfeeding

Kelly Mom
Evidence-based breastfeeding & parenting information and support. Visit Kelly Mom here.

Le Leche League
Le Leche League’s mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother. Visit Le Leche League here

Breastfeeding After Breast and Nipple Surgeries
Provides information and support to mothers who wish to breastfeed after breast or nipple surgery, and their friends and family. It is also an online resource for healthcare providers who help mothers’ breastfeed. Learn about breastfeeding after these surgeries here.

Mother to Baby
MotherToBaby is a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists and is dedicated to providing evidence-based information to mothers, health care professionals, and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Visit Mother to Baby here.

VBAC & Cesarean

Homebirth Cesarean International (HBCI)
A nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote healing and support for women whose planned out-of-hospital births ended in the operating room. Get some support here.

The International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)
A nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). Visit the ICAN site here

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
VBAC.com provides childbearing women and maternity care professionals access to evidence-based resources, educational materials, and support for VBAC and cesarean prevention. There is life after Cesarean. Click here to find out more.

Circumcision

National Organization of Circumcision Information Resources
Organization founded by healthcare professionals to provide information to expectant parents, healthcare professionals, educators, lawyers, ethicists, and concerned individuals about circumcision and genital cutting of male, female, and intersex infants and children, genital integrity, and human rights. Learn about circumcision here

Uterus, Scar and Body Healing

Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral Therapy with Carol Gray and practitioners she has trained throughout the country.Visit her site here

Visit The Upledger Institute here for more information about Craniosacral Therapy.

For the Maya Abdominal Therapy: click this link

Pelvic Pain Support

International Pelvic Pain Society: Learn more at: the society.

The Pacific Center for Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction: Learn more here

Leslie Howard Yoga- Pelvic Floor Specialist
In Leslie’s workshops, you will learn how to distinguish if you are lacking tone or have too much tone in the pelvic muscles and what you can do to start the road to recovery. You will learn how to distinguish the three layers of the pelvic floor and how to soften and strengthen these areas. You will learn that every pelvis has a story and how to start a conversation with yours. Visit Leslie Howard Yoga here.

Pregnancy & Postnatal Loss

Brief Encounters
A nonprofit, nonsectarian group for parents whose babies have died before, during, or after birth. Find support here

Share: pregnancy and infant loss support Inc.
Find support here

Healing Hearts: Find support here

CJ Foundation for SIDS
A non-profit devoted to eliminating the tragedy of sudden unexpected infant deaths and early childhood deaths, supporting grieving families, advancing medical research, furthering parent and professional education, and advocating for the health and survival of all children. Visit the CJ Foundation for SIDS here

March of Dimes: Visit the March of Dimes website here

The Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University
Click here for links to care, services, support and websites for families about pregnancy loss, losing a baby, and grief.