If you live in the Twin Cities and surrounding area, you are lucky to have access to an incredible community of birth and postpartum resources. Here is just a handful of my favorite local resources.
Margaret McKinley Owens, Birth Doula, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Placenta Encapsulation
Beth McAllister and Gina Picht, Partners in Birth, Birth Doulas
Childbirth Collective, Birth and Postpartum resources, Parent Topic Nights. Some of the birth doulas I personally have worked with include Margaret McKinley Owens, Liz Hochman, and Nicole Stecker
Modernpoint Acupuncture – Sara Bublitz and Gina Fabiano specialize in infertility, postpartum symptoms, digestion, anxiety, depression, and ADHD treatments
Child and Family Chiropractic Center, Dr. Felicia Conner, DC, DICCP
Chris Clark, IBCLC
Kidspeak, In-home speech, language, and feeding services from birth to adolescence
Elaine Rose, IBCLC, Hello Baby Lactation
Evelyn Lindholm, IBCLC – 612-232-8623
La Leche League – Find a La Leche League near you
Northside Mothers of Multiples – Meets 1st Thursday of the month
Multiple Connections – Meets 2nd Monday of the month September through May
MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support) – multiple locations
Twin Cities Single By Choice Moms Group
Alone Together (Single Moms Support Group)
Megan Crown Photography – specializes in birth and newborn photography
Candid Life Photography – on-location lifestyle portraits
Fit4Momma – in-home personal training, group fitness, and wellness coach for new mommas
Buckle Up Kids – find a car seat inspection location near you
Intentional Parenting Center – Susan Ableson identifies ways for them to meet the developmental needs of their children through understanding, improved communication, strengthening connection and setting limits.
kellymom.com – Parenting and Breastfeeding
breastfeedinginc.ca (Dr. Jack Newman)
Beco Baby Carrier – Butterfly II
MOBI Baby Carrier
The Miracle Blanket
Halo Sleep Sacks
The Happiest Baby on the Block – Harvey Karp, M.D.
100,000+ Baby Names – Bruce Lanasky
The Mother of All Baby Books – Ann Douglas
What to Expect When You Are Expecting – Eisenberg, Murkoff, and Hathaway
What to Expect The Toddler Years – Eisenberg, Murkoff, and Hathaway
Your Amazing Newborn – Klaus and Klaus
Mothering the New Mother – Sally Placksin
Mothering Multiples – Breastfeeding & Caring for Twins or More! – Karen Kerkhoff Gromada
The Vital Touch – Sharon Heller, Ph. D.
The Birth Partner – A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions – Penny Simkin
The Year After Childbirth – Enjoying Your Body, Your Relationships, and Yourself in Your Baby’s First Year – Sheila Kitzinger
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer – How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby – Tracy Hogg
Breastfeeding: A Special Experience
The First 8 Days of Being a Mom – How to take care of you as well as your newborn
Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week – Curtis and Schuler
Great Expectations – Your All-in-One Resource for Pregnancy & Childbirth – Jones and Jones
The Baby Owner’s Manual – Operating instructions, trouble-shooting tips, and advice on first-year maintenance (humor) – Borgenicht and Borgenicht
This Isn’t What I Expected – Overcoming Postpartum Depression – Kleiman and Raskin
Medications and Mothers’ Milk – Tenth Edition (2002) – Hale
Sleeping Through the Night – Jodi A. Mindell, Ph. D.
Sleep Thieves – An eye-opening exploration into the science and mysteries of sleep – Stanley coren
On Becoming Babywise – Ezzo and Bucknam
The No-Cry Sleep Solution – Elizabeth Pantley
The Promise of Sleep – William C. Dement, M.D., Ph.D.
Baby Babble Speech-enhancing video created by speech pathologists – Ages 3-30 months
Baby Babble 2 Speech-enhancing video created by speech pathologists – Ages 6-36 months
Baby Babble 3 Speech-enhancing video created by speech pathologists – Ages 9-40 months
Dunstan Baby Language – Learn the Universal Language of Newborn Babies by Priscilla Dunstan
The Happiest Baby on the Block – The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer by Harvey Karp M.D.
The Spa Bath – Techniques for bathing your baby by ABC Doula Service
Tummy 2 Tummy – The Babywearing Instructional DVD