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NY | NJ  Recommended Practitioners and Classes
Practitioners (click)
Midwives
Obstetricians
Prenatal/Postpartum Message Therapists
Pediatricians
Lactation Consultants
Physical Therapy
Reflexology
Chiropractic
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) www.evidencebasedbirth.com
Lamaze Blog  www.scienceandsensibility.org
The Cochrane Collaboration research Summaries  www.cochrane.org

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

www.babyfriendlyusa.org



Consumer Awareness and Advocacy Groups

Childbirth Connection  www.childbirthconnection.org
The Coalition For Improving Maternity Services  www.motherfriendly.org
The International Cesarean Awareness Network  www.ican-online.org
The Alliance for The Improvement of Maternity Services  www.aimsusa.org

Consumer Reports: Your Biggest C-Section Risk May Be Your Hospital
www.consumerreports.org/c-section/biggest-c-section-risk-may-be-your-hospital
The Leapfrog Groups Report on Cesareans- Consumer Awareness www.leapfroggroup.org


Articles and Websites with Excellent Information for New Parents


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


Learn How to Get Your Baby Well Positioned For Birth
www.spinningbabies.com

The Holistic Mom's Network
www.holisticmoms.org

Childbirth Education on The Web  www.transitiontoparenthood.com


Mothering Magazine  www.mothering.com

The Most Scientific Birth Is Often The Least Technological 
www.theatlantic.com—article

Maternal Mortality in The US Has Doubled in the Past 30 Years  www.huffingtonpost.com—article


Breastfeeding Resources


Reputable, Evidence-Based Breastfeeding Websites
www.kellymom.com  (my favorite of all the sites)
www.breastfeedingonline.com
www.askdrsears.com
www.llli.org  (la leche league international)

www.bfmed.org  (The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine website- great for hospital protocol recommendations)
www.drgreene.com

Your Breast Feeding Rights in NYC
www.nyclu.org—article
Breast Feeding Support Groups in NYC 

The New York Lactation Consultant Association, all groups are run by Lactation Consultants  www.nylca.org—groups

Pregnancy & Parenting Breast Feeding Clinics
www.pregnancyandparenting.com

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



Breast Feeding Supplies in NYC
Yummy Mummy (Upper East Side)
www.yummymummystore.com

Bigelow Chemists (6th Ave and 9th St)
www.bigelowchemists.com


Boing Boing (Park Slope)
www.boingboingmaternity.com



New Jersey Lactation Resources
The Postpartum Place (Chatham)
www.thepostpartumplace.com

La Leche League of New Jersey
www.llli.org—groups

State of New Jersey Parent Link
www.nj.gov/njparentlink—support

Hospital Support Groups for Breastfeeding 

Valley Hospital (Ridgewood, NJ)
www.valleyhealth.com
201-291-6151 
familyeducation@valleyhealth.com

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