VIRTUAL RESOURCES FOR EXPECTING AND POSTPARTUM FAMILIES (updated)
Updated: Feb 18, 2021
When difficult times are upon us, we come together as a community. In this case, it needs to be virtually. Many of our West Michigan providers recognize this and are stepping up to offer their services virtually!
Below you will find a list of professionals offering virtual services from right here in your West Michigan backyard and others from all over the U.S.!
** This list will be updated as new virtual options are available | Updated 11/29/2020**
VIRTUAL BIRTH & POSTPARTUM DOULA SUPPORT
*some doulas are still providing in-person support, please verify with them*
Ginger Blossom Doula Services - Birth/Postpartum support & Placenta Encapsulation
Ginger Hollemans LLC - Birth support/counseling
Gold Coast Doulas - Birth/Postpartum support
The Family Doula - Birth support
BMCH Doula - Birth support
Alyssa Zapata Birth Services - Birth/Postpartum support
CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION & NEWBORN CLASSES
Gold Coast Doulas - HypnoBirth class/newborn care/comfort measures
Sister Birth - Embrace Birth Course - homebirth/faith-based birth course
West Michigan Midwifery - online homebirth education classes
Genesis Birth Services - FREE childbirth education classes every month for the month of April (Spanish option!)
Everyday Miracles - Newborn basic/Child Birth Basics
VBACfacts - education for individuals trying for a vaginal birth after c-section (VBAC)
MI Born & Raised - comprehensive childbirth education, breastfeeding, and Newborn Care class available plus Evidence Based Birth seminars and comfort measures classes
Motherboard - information on pregnancy, birth & labor options
My Kind of Birth - natural birth techniques course
Carriage House Birth - childbirth education
Train for Birth - for expectant mothers who desire an all natural birth experience
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
The Maternal Wellness Program - online support groups for pregnant & postpartum women struggling anxiety/depression and pregnancy & infant loss support.
MomsBloom, INC. - Virtual practical and emotional support for families of newborns.
Michigan Statewide Perinatal Mood Disorder Coalition - resources for individuals struggling with anxiety & depression during pregnancy and after birth.
Counseling Center of West Michigan - virtual sessions available
Postpartum Support International - resources for perinatal mood & anxiety disorders
Ginger Hollemans, LLC - virtual counseling services
The Bloom Foundation - online groups for pmad, loss, moms of multiples, etc.
IBCLC/BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT/NEWBORN INFO
Baby Beloved, INC. - IBCLC/breastfeeding classes/pumping classes
Gold Coast Doulas - breastfeeding class
Randi Mikesell - Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (616-214-0555 -or- firstname.lastname@example.org)
Reagan Gielincki - IBCLC virtual support
New Little Life - breastfeeding class
Land of Milk & Mommy - breastfeeding consultations & classes
Blooma - virtual Lactation support group
Love Brings You Home - donation based lactation support, cloth diapering info, etc.
Carriage House Birth - Newborn care & infant feeding
HEALTH & WELLNESS GROUPS
Renew Mama Studio - prenatal yoga, barre, etc.
Expecting & Empowered - exercise for pregnant & postpartum women
Yoga Based Birth w/Alissa - yoga classes
Fit4Mom GR - virtual fitness classes
The Hiva Yoga - yoga classes via Facebook
Mamas and Misses - programs for during pregnancy and postpartum from a physical therapist
Knocked Up Fitness - offers some free pregnant and postpartum exercises
The Bloom Method - post pregnancy workouts
Coco Marie Pilates - prenatal & postpartum Pilates classes
Breathe Balance Birth - prenatal yoga
Everyday Miracles - prenatal yoga
Compassionate Beginnings - prenatal & postnatal yoga
amYoga - yoga
Little Feet: Movement for Developing Mind - a caregiver-child creative movement program for children ages 3 months to 4 years old.
Carriage House Birth - Pregnant support group, new parent support group
Babywearing Grand Rapids - support with baby wearing questions & products
LittleFeet - Movement for Developing Minds
Mothership - Friends with Health Benefits Support Groups - Virtual connection and support in English and Spanish for moms-to-be, new moms, and parents of young children
Moms In The Making - Faith based online infertility support
Fit4Mom GR - virtual group calendar