An ancient Chinese treatment that restores balance to your body through the use of needles and herbs, acupuncture is perfect for moms who want to regain energy and focus. As mothers, it's common to feel anxious, scattered, and fatigued...all at the same time. An acupuncturist can help reset your body and mind by targeting specific meridians in your body.
A birth doula is like having a personal cheerleader who provides emotional and physical support during labor; she can also be an advocate for your birth preferences and a great encouragement to your partner!
Chiropractic care provides pain relief through manual adjustments. In other words, they help work out all the kinks! From postural changes and altered body mechanics to upper body and neck pain (hello, baby carrying, wearing, and nursing!), they help you get back to doing the activities you love.
Specifically trained to support women or couples that are trying to conceive, fertility coaches are a lifeline of calm and encouragement who help counsel you through decisions during the fertility process.
Positive, lasting changes are yours with a health coach. Dedicated to addressing your wellbeing, health, hormones, and balance holistically, they're a huge help to moms looking for practical and sustainable solutions to managing life with little ones. From meal planning to grocery shopping to finding time for yourself, they show you tips and tricks to make healthy actually happen!
Breastfeeding may be natural, but it often feels anything but! Lactation counselors and consultants are trained to help moms around all things breastfeeding—and can even do at-home visits. Lactation consultants are board-certified professionals with years of training and 1000+ contact hours whereas lactation counselors have a few days of training and ~20 contact hours.
Becoming a parent hugely changes your priorities. If you're having a tough time determining your personal or professional goals after baby and how to reach them, a life coach (also called a motherhood or career coach depending on the subspecialty) can help you find yourself again. They can help you navigate career decisions, like if and when to return to work, and practical steps to take to feel more focused in the pursuit of whatever sets your soul on fire.
If you’re in need of a good night’s sleep (and what new parent isn’t?), a newborn care specialist, sometimes called a night nurse, is your answer. She’ll build your confidence in newborn tasks like feeding and diaper changing—and care for your babe all night while you catch some zzz’s.
These professional baby whisperers capture and keepsake important milestones on your path through motherhood: you and yours at that special 6-month and 12-month mark, the delightful "cake smash," and those precious family moments you never want to forget.
Developing good eating habits and knowing what's best to eat, whether you're still nursing or just trying to feel your best. A nutritionist will offer specialized plans and tips based on your specific needs and dietary preferences. They can also help you make the best decisions for your baby when they transition to solids.
If your pelvic floor feels weak or painful after birth, you're not alone! A specialist can help address issues surrounding your pelvic floor and core. From restrengthening muscles, to resolving diastasis recti and prolapse, to helping you heal your c-section scar, they can help you regain confidence down there. Peeing while sneezing may be common but it's not normal!
For mom-friendly workouts, look no further than a perinatal fitness instructor. Specially trained in working with women in transition, you'll feel strong and safe as you regain strength and mobility to keep up with your growing babe. Plus, many of these instructors offer plenty of healthy opportunities to connect with other moms!
A massage not only promotes a calm mindset, it also helps new moms actually relax and could even assist in postpartum healing. Massage therapists help relieve sore muscles from nursing or from carrying your growing baby. Good news, right?
Sometimes you just need an objective opinion to work through anxiety, worry, and relationship issues. Therapists, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists are a wonderful way to help you nurture your mental health and address the challenges of parenthood. Anxiety, overwhelm, or something more? They can help you find equilibrium so you feel more assured in your new role.
Beginning life with a newborn can be incredibly daunting. Luckily, postpartum doulas are trained to teach and support new parents (and brothers or sisters!) by preparing nourishing meals, doing light housework, and caring for the mother.
A gentle, Japanese form of energetic healing that can be used at any time, reiki restores the flow of vital life-force energy to optimize function, support deep relaxation, and bring harmony over body, mind, and spirit. When life with kids makes your spritiual energy feel stagnant and your mental energy feel scattered, reiki practitioners can help you find center again.
A baby's sleep can be unpredictable and disruptive. It can be helpful to get them on a more predictable sleep schedule with healthy sleep habits. A sleep consultant is someone who literally teaches your baby how to nap and sleep through consultations with you. Dreamy, right?