babyresourcelibIf 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.

Local Resources

Twin Cities Babywearers

Morning Star Birth Center

Minnesota Birth Center

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

Nannies From the Heartland

SuNu Wellness

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

Vokal Photography

Candid Life Photography – on-location lifestyle portraits

EricaLee Photography

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.

Websites – Parenting and Breastfeeding (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


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