NY | NJ  Recommended Practitioners and Classes
Practitioners (click)
Prenatal/Postpartum Message Therapists
Lactation Consultants
Physical Therapy
Childbirth Classes
Postpartum Doulas

Websites Supporting Evidence-Based Care
in Pregnancy and Birth-

Evidence Based Birth(Well referenced and scientifically accurate information- Summaries of research on relevant topics)
Lamaze Blog
The Cochrane Collaboration research Summaries

Finding a Baby Friendly Hospital

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program that was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 1991 to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding

Consumer Awareness and Advocacy Groups

Childbirth Connection
The Coalition For Improving Maternity Services
The International Cesarean Awareness Network
The Alliance for The Improvement of Maternity Services

Consumer Reports: Your Biggest C-Section Risk May Be Your Hospital
The Leapfrog Groups Report on Cesareans- Consumer Awareness

Articles and Websites with Excellent Information for New Parents

TedTalk by renowned pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene
about the benefits of Physiological Cord Clamping—90 Seconds to Change the World

Learn How to Get Your Baby Well Positioned For Birth

The Holistic Mom's Network

Childbirth Education on The Web

Mothering Magazine

The Most Scientific Birth Is Often The Least Technological—article

Maternal Mortality in The US Has Doubled in the Past 30 Years—article

Breastfeeding Resources

Reputable, Evidence-Based Breastfeeding Websites  (my favorite of all the sites)  (la leche league international)  (The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine website- great for hospital protocol recommendations)

Your Breast Feeding Rights in NYC—article
Breast Feeding Support Groups in NYC 

The New York Lactation Consultant Association, all groups are run by Lactation Consultants—groups

Pregnancy & Parenting Breast Feeding Clinics

The 14th Street YMCA and the 92nd Street YMCA in Manhattan both have ongoing Breastfeeding Support Groups—parenting—group

Breast Feeding Supplies in NYC
Yummy Mummy (Upper East Side)

Bigelow Chemists (6th Ave and 9th St)

Boing Boing (Park Slope)

New Jersey Lactation Resources
The Postpartum Place (Chatham)

La Leche League of New Jersey—groups

State of New Jersey Parent Link—support

Hospital Support Groups for Breastfeeding 

Valley Hospital (Ridgewood, NJ)

St. Barnabus Medical Center (Livingston, NJ)
Breastfeeding Support Group, 973-322-5360