Pregnancy Resources

We are so lucky to find ourselves in a community with amazing pregnancy and birth support services!

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Below you will find the following:

Acupuncture

Finger Lakes Acupuncture Associates - Pregnancy is a time of extraordinary physical and emotional change. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help you meet the unique challenges of pregnancy, ensuring optimal health for you and your baby in a safe and natural way. 

Ithaca Community Acupuncture - Providing acupuncture at a sliding scale to support healthy pregnancies and births. 

Sweet Fern Studio - A multi-bed healing arts studio that offers whole-hearted, wellness-focused, and strengths-based acupuncture and massage.

Breastfeeding & Lactation Support

Jeanette McCulloch, IBCLC - Breastfeeding support for families designed to help you meet your goals.

Finger Lakes Lactation, LLCBreastfeeding support in the comfort of your home. Heather Mastro, IBCLC provides home visits in the counties of Yates, Schuyler, Steuben and surrounding areas. All rates include travel within a 40 mile radius of Barrington, 14837.

Elizabeth Billiot DDS - Breastfeeding shouldn’t hurt! One of the most common (and easily fixed) reasons for pain during nursing, are undiagnosed lip and tongue ties in your baby. A simple, five minute procedure, called laser revision surgery, can eliminate breastfeeding pain, infant gassiness and reflux and help you achieve your nursing goals!

Summer Killian, RN, IBCLC - Breastfeeding and breastmilk feeding support, education, & advocacy in and around Ithaca.

Childbirth Education

Babywearing Meetup - 3rd Tuesday of every month at Jillian's Drawers. Come try and learn how to use from a vast library of baby carriers. 

Cloth Diapering 101 - 2nd Saturday of every month at Jillian's Drawers! Learn about different styles, washing, rental, & service options. 

Ithaca Pregnancy Center - Offering one-on-one (or two!) mentoring programs for expectant parents and more. Many free services offered.

Holistic Childbirth Services with Kate Dimpfl - Birth education, spinning babies parent classes, perinatal massage, full spectrum doula care.

Ithaca Birth Guide - BirthNet of the Finger Lakes is proud to offer this comprehensive resource guide to the greater Ithaca community. BirthNet supports the birth choices of all mothers in our community, with the goals of: providing accurate, evidence-based information, ensuring a wide variety of birth options, inspiring women to explore the care that best meets their needs. 

Chiropractic Care

Ithaca Prenatal Chiropractic - Dr. Abby is a prenatal & pediatric chiropractor who provides supportive care for birthing people, babies & children.

Doulas

Ithaca Doulas -  A group of women committed to supporting women through one of life's most miraculous and powerful events: the birth of a baby.

Sacred Seedlings Doula - Darcie has been living in, learning from and supporting the Ithaca community since 2006. She offers holistic support for individuals and families as they explore fertility, pregnancy, birth and the months postpartum. As a Holistic Reproductive Health Educator, Certified Doula and Community Herbalist, Darcie offers evidence-based information and services so that you can receive the support you need and deserve as you transition into new parenthood.

MotherWit Doula Services - Stephanie Haskins provides birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding care. Need help during your birth or after? Stephanie will provide care and support.

Holistic Childbirth Services with Kate Dimpfl - Birth education, spinning babies parent classes, perinatal massage, full spectrum doula care.

Midwives

GentlyBorne Midwifery with Monica Daniel - Committed to providing safe, supportive health care sensitive to a family’s needs, cultural variations, religious beliefs, and economic or social status.

BirthRoot Midwifery with Sandra Londino - BirthRoot Midwifery, led by Certified Nurse Midwife Sandra Londino, has been serving people and families with holistic, individualized care since 2013.

Photography

Sierra Shawn Photography - I honor a woman’s transcend into the birthing space and capture her rise as she becomes a mother.

Simply Alexis Photography - Ithaca's premier boutique photographer, specializing in maternity, birth, and newborn through one year.

Kain’s Photography - Lifestyle family, child, and baby photography. On location or at your home. We are parents ourselves and we know how difficult it can be to get family photos done, so we’ve made it as easy as possible to have a fun and memorable photo session.

Jamie Love Photography - Full service portrait studio specializing in maternity and newborn fine art portraiture. I create custom tailored dream portrait sessions that celebrate your unique journey into motherhood. From your dream session all the way to the heirloom quality custom wall art and keepsake albums I design, I am here to provide our mothering community with top notch customer service and unmatched professionalism.

Fausel ImageryPressing pause on life itself. From bump to birth then babies and breastfeeding. Photographing All things mama and baby ♥️...

Mackenzie Lynn Photography - PPA Certified Professional Photographer offering newborn and family photography. Boutique studio located in Northeast Ithaca. Creating custom artwork to honor your family's story and celebrate the moments that mean the most.

Placenta Encapsulation

Polly Wood - Placenta Encapsulating Services - "I have to admit, I was surprised that I hadn’t heard much of placentophagy sooner.  I understand how at first the thought of it might make one squeamish, but given the history, research and evidence supporting placenta ingestion and its overall health benefits to new mothers; it is nothing short of breathtaking."

Postpartum Care & Support

CranioSacral Therapy with Elaine Surowick - Elaine's gentle and supportive CranioSacral work can help new mothers and babies with feeding issues, muscular tension, and birth-related issues presenting themselves in the body. 

Mama's Comfort Camp - Free, online support group for moms, in Ithaca and online: Gentle guidance for mothers struggling with anxiety, postpartum depression, and guilt, who want to create healthy emotional patterns for themselves and their families.

Ithaca Prenatal Chiropractic - Dr. Abby is a prenatal & pediatric chiropractor who provides supportive care for birthing people, babies & children.

Sacred Seedlings Doula - Darcie has been living in, learning from and supporting the Ithaca community since 2006. She offers holistic support for individuals and families as they explore fertility, pregnancy, birth and the months postpartum. As a Holistic Reproductive Health Educator, Certified Doula and Community Herbalist, Darcie offers evidence-based information and services so that you can receive the support you need and deserve as you transition into new parenthood.

Prenatal Massage

Rasa Spa - Prenatal Massage is specifically geared toward caring for women who are expecting. These sessions concentrate on the specific needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the many dramatic changes of pregnancy.

Kate Dimpfl, LMT Holistic Childbirth - Birth education, spinning babies parent classes, perinatal massage, full spectrum doula care.

Prenatal Yoga & Fitness

Prenatal Yoga with Mariellen VanDyke Brown - Offered Monday evenings at Jillian's Drawers, this prenatal yoga class helps moms-to-be stretch, build strength, and prepare for childbirth. Each class begins with active movement to help you increase stability, protect your changing body, and build endurance for childbirth. The second half of class is saved for well-deserved relaxation. You will leave feeling calm and refreshed!

Fine Spirit Studio - Diane Fine offers women in any stage of pregnancy the opportunity to help ease discomforts of pregnancy while gaining strength and flexibility in a safe and dynamic way.

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