Resources for Metro Detroit, Michigan Families
Postpartum Doula Training and Organizations I’m a member of or hold certification.
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Metro Detroit Doulas and Childbirth Educators– Looking for birth doulas, postpartum doulas (including me) and childbirth educators in the area? Check out this site!
Sweet Dream Birth Services – contact Missy to let her know YOUR vision for your pregnancy, labor, and birth. Discuss with her what she can do for you. It will be one of the best decisions you make for yourself. You’re working hard at growing a little love of your life…you deserve a doula!
Beautiful Beginnings Birth Services – Our purpose is educate and empower families to ensure a most beautiful beginning!
CAPPA – Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association. This site has tons of information for expecting parents and doulas.
In Home Lactation Specialists, LLC – Brandy Walters, IBCLC is an amazing resource to our community. If ever I need expert advice on a breastfeeding quesion she is there to support me and my clients. IBCLC stands for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Professionals with the IBCLC designation are the gold standard for breastfeeding care.
Le Leche League – LLL is an informative, supportive organization that helps women with all their breastfeeding questions and needs. I recommend going to a meeting while pregnant. You will meet wonderful nursing mothers who offer a wealth of practical knowledge and support. Metro Detroit, Michigan has several great Le Leche League groups for nursing mothers.
Dr. Jack Newman– if you click on the link you’ll find amazing videos on latching and breastfeeding help. Dr. Jack Newman is a renowned pediatrician and breastfeeding expert. Here is a CAPPA Radio show I did with Dr. Newman – listen now!
Best for Babes – a foundation aimed at giving breastfeeding a makeover.
Laid-back Nursing– a video that illustrates this technique.
Kangaroo Mother Care – aim to give firm scientific facts for medical and nursing professionals, and at the same time to convey these to all parents, to ensure babies get the best care. KMC is about using skin-to-skin contact with your baby and its benefits.
The World Health Organization – WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. WHO formula feeding best practices.
Dr. James McKenna – leading researcher on infant sleep. Unsure of the evidence about sleep safety? Clink the link for a wealth of information. Here is a CAPPA Radio show I did with Dr. James McKenna – listen now!
Babycenter – If you click on the link it sends you to an informative article about formula feeding.
www.infantrisk.org – The new Infant Risk Center will provide information on the use of medications while women are pregnant and while breastfeeding. Truthfully, we know about the safety and hazards of using medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding, its just that many healthcare professionals are not current on all these new drugs.
Kelly Mom – This website was developed to provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding, sleep and parenting. Kelly is the mother of three children, and is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Postpartum Mood Disorders and Support Groups
Postpartum Support International – Essential info about perinatal mood & anxiety disorders, including risk factors, symptoms & treatments. Here is a list of support groups for moms with postpartum mood disorders. These postpartum support groups are located all over Michigan.
Tree of Hope Foundation – Tree of Hope and Beaumont Parenting Program Groups
Monday Sterling Heights
Time: Monday 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Troy Family Medicine Center
44250 Dequindre Rd.
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Located on the East side of Dequindre, across from the Beaumont Hospital, Troy, on the campus of the Beaumont Medical Center, Sterling Heights.*Enter at the Atrium Entrance. Take the elevators to the left to the 3rd floor. Exit to the right and immediately enter the glass doors to Troy Family Medicine. Classroom is to the left past the reception desk.
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
755 W. Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084
Located between Livernois & Crooks
Enter at flag poles, 2nd floor, Community Education classroom, Suite 249
Thursday St Clair Shores
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
St. Joan of Arc Parish Center
22412 Overlake Drive
St Clair Shores (North of 8 Mile and east of Greater Mack)
For Questions, support, education and referral:
All Beaumont locations offer free monthly massages, books and a guided imagery CD
Come and meet with other parents and a specially trained counselor
Babies, partners and family members are all welcome.