Leap Into Women’s Wellness
A complete cardiovascular and strength training workout for pregnant women of Portland
Portland Homebirth Families
Homebirth mamas, midwives, and doulas are invited to join the Portland Homebirth Families Community.
Dr. Monique Pritchard
Dr. Tara Schwab
Midwife-friendly pediatricians – highly recommended
Bryna Sampey, IBCLC
She’s also a doula!!
La Leche League of Portland
La Leche League Leaders are experienced mothers who have breastfed their own babies and who have been trained and accredited by La Leche League International to help mothers and mothers-to-be with all aspects of breastfeeding. They are available by phone whenever you have breastfeeding questions or concerns.
Nursing Mother’s Council of Oregon
NMC provides free prenatal breastfeeding education classes, including teen parent classes, free peer counseling phone support, and little to no-cost breast pump rentals and lactation consultant visits for low income breastfeeding mothers. NMC also offers Workplace Lactation Support Services to businesses and their breastfeeding employees returning to work.
Melissa Cole, IBCLC, has been in my referral list for a long time – I have sent many clients to her and will continue to recommend her personally for many of my families. She is an expert in her field and someone I find to be really reliable.
The Birthingway Breastfeeding Center
Open to help nursing mothers in the community. The Center staff works with each family to provide breastfeeding care in a relaxed environment for both mother and child. Assistance is also available over the phone, through the support group, or in your home.
Indoor Playgrounds/Playlands/Kid Friendly Spaces:
In Beaverton (185th and West Union) and for the little ones (under 42″) to play while Mamas can drink coffee and have a snack, as well as a traditional kids meal menu.
Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center
Located in Wilsonville. They have mini golf, go carts bumper boats, batting cages, a rock climbing wall, and a sky trail outside and inside they have laser tag, a cybercoaster, a flog hopper, an indoor play land, and an arcade. Little was bouncing up and down as I was researching their web page. I can tell this is the kind of place a rising first grader wants to go to. I’m not sure about the little ones. Seems like a big kid place.
For the Sherwood Mamas. Their claim to fame is the largest play structure in Oregon. It’s strong enough for parents to go in on an adventure with their children, too. They also have black light mini-golf, which kids think is pretty neato. And then you can put them in the bounce house and let them bounce their hearts out.
Close to Clackamas Towne Center, it’s a big inflatable “bouncy house” place where your kids (preferably with a playmate or they’re going to not have as much fun) run and play and jump and bounce. I’ve taken Little there with friends once and it was good for a couple of hours. There wasn’t a lot of variety so they kind of ‘did it all’ and then I made them do it again because it costs $$. (I might take her again, but definitely not without a playmate, she would bore quickly.)
The Warehouse Cafe
More than just a kid friendly space to have coffee, it’s a part of PGP, a grassroots membership based network bringing together eco-minded families in Portland, OR and surrounding areas since 2007. Their mission is to connect, support, nourish and empower growing families who want to live sustainably and in community.
Provides individual and family counseling including birth transitions. To reach her, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her at (503) 332-7003.
Nutrient Dense News
Amber Spears, C.H.H.C. does cooking classes, custom meal plans, and also farm-to-table dinner catering making it easy for Mamas and Mamas-to-Be to feed their families really healthy, good food.
I met with Beth Genly and before our meeting was over, I signed my entire family up for the Juice Plus system. I’m a believer, personally. Sure, it’s better to eat fruits, vegetables, and berries, but I’m a really business business owner Mama and there is a gap between what I know I should be buying and feeding myself and my family and the reality of what we’re eating.
Baby Blues Connection
BBC exists to support and educate all women and families at risk for postpartum and antepartum depression and anxiety. Their 24-hour warm line is the first step. They offer a mom-to-mom support group made up of women who have been through perinatal depression and anxiety themselves. This unique model allows new members to identify with women in various stages of recovery and treatment. Their support groups are strengthened as each member contributes to its existence and continuation. They provide information about the latest research and treatment of postpartum mood disorders to members and professionals alike.
Parents Anonymous (503) 258-4557
If you feel like things are spiraling out of control and you need some help (child abuse prevention). Operators will take your call 24/7 and services are confidential. (The National Child Abuse Information Services number is 800-422-4453)
Child Safety Seat Resource Center
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and trained volunteers will check for correct installation, damage, recalls, and size and age appropriateness. Each seat takes about 30 minutes to check. Click the link to check the calendar for a car seat check clinic near you!
Portland Baby Stores:
Eco Baby Gear
Eco Baby Gear has safe, organic, comfortable babywearing slings, packs, and wraps. You can visit their store in Portland or order online.
Milagros Boutique is a family owned and operated business located in Portland, Oregon with lots of good things, including supplies for AP and babywearers.
Portland Postpartum Doulas:
Lactation support, postpartum doula packages, specialists in multiples, adoptions, surrogates, preemies, and other special needs situations. Also offering overnight doula support, sleep consultations, and several newborn classes.
Compassionate Mothercare Doulas
Postpartum services are $25/hour with sliding scale and packages available (bartering goods or services is also an option.)
Portland Wellness Providers:
Korin Rasmussen, DC, LLC
provides chiropractic and craniosacral therapy for babies, kids, and adults.
Whole Mama ~ Whole Child
Dr. Amy Watson’s practice providing chiropractic and craniosacral therapy for mamas, babies, kiddos.
Ayus Ayurveda & Massage
Traditional Indian medicine, East Indian bodywork, herbal medicine and nutrition, experience and skilled massage