Portland Mom & Baby Guide {2019-2020}

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We are tickled pink (and blue) to bring you PMB’s 2019-2020 Mom & Baby Guide! Featuring the best of the best for all things pregnancy and postpartum in the Portland region, we strive to provide you with top resources for babies and their mamas! Throughout the year, we’ll be featuring our selected providers in our social media and on our website; we’d love for you to get to know them in this all-in-one guide.

{Organizations are listed as a paid advertising opportunity. If you would like to have your business added to this helpful guide, please reach out via our contact form.}

Ready Set Grow

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A Movement, Art, Education, & Wellness studio in NE PDX for growing families.

We focus on pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond! Offering Yoga, Dance and Pilates-based classes for adults, kids, and families including fun and unique classes like “Ballet & Babies” (baby-wearing Ballet), “Core Baby Bounce”, “Ma-Ma Modern Dance”, and more!

We also offer childbirth and various parent education workshops, classes for kids with sensory and learning differences, art events (for adults, but kid-friendly), family wellness services and space rental opportunities.

Ready Set Grow classes are designed to be inclusive-whatever your family looks like, we’re here to help you GROW!

5433 NE 30th Ave
Portland, OR 97218

(503) 505-6989

Milagros Boutique

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Our desire with Milagros is to provide families in our community a customizable launching ground. There are so many messages out there on how to do EVERYTHING regarding raising babies. Our goal is to walk alongside each family, one on one, on how they come to the information. It is easy to blaze your own trail with others who are also learning.

At Milagros we carry infant carriers, cloth diapers, breastfeeding supplies, and local made artisan items. These items connect to the classes taught by either our staff or providers in our local area. Our goal is to have items on hand that lessen that overwhelmed feeling that new parents have when walking in to a large baby store.

In carriers, we want everyone safe and comfortable. Our cloth diaper rental kits allow families to find a system that works for them and fits the budget. Newborn feeding takes care and time to become “easy” and sometimes having that one little product makes the difference.

Booking a consultation through our system allows for one on one education. We are following the trend of online shopping and in person education! Come join us as we build the next step in community.

5429 NE 30th Ave.
Portland, OR 97211

(503) 493-4141

Itsabelly ~ Baby Planners, Doulas and Childproofers

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Itsabelly is your belly to baby care, support and education experts with an emphasis on supporting families expecting Twins, Triplets or More!

Our team is the longest-running Doula group in the Portland metropolitan area.

We currently offer a variety of services including Birth & Postpartum Doulas (day and overnight), Night Nannies, Certified Childproofers, and Parenting classes such as; TWINS 101, Creating Your Postpartum Plan, Newborn Care and Sleep Education. We also have weekly Free New Parent Support Groups throughout the Portland metropolitan area.

In addition, we offer Professional Education opportunities including Multiples for Professionals (DONA approved) and Newborn Care Specialists Training (both locally and nationally.)

5429 NE 30th
Portland OR 97211

(503) 493-7390

Birthing Stone Doula

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Navigating the world of birth, having a new baby at home, and living without sleep can feel overwhelming and confusing. Birthing Stone’s mission is to help you and your family thrive, not just survive this time. Your transition to parenthood can be smooth with the help of our gentle and knowledgable care.

You won’t find judgment here. Instead, you’ll find experts at your fingertips to answer your questions, reassure you, and help you thrive. Most of all, you’ll find someone to support YOU the way you want.

Whether you’re hoping for birth doula support, some overnight relief after baby comes, or sleep coaching, our professional birth doulas, infant care specialists and sleep coaches are here to help you.

We support all birth plans, family structures & parenting approaches. Our postpartum support specializes in infant sleep to help your baby have sustainable sleep habits from the get go.

Fit4MOM

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FIT4MOM is the nation’s leading prenatal and postnatal fitness program, providing fitness classes and a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood. From pregnancy, through postpartum and beyond, our fitness and wellness programs help make moms strong in body, mind, and spirit.

We’ve got classes designed just for expecting moms (Fit4baby), classes you can bring your stroller-aged kids to (Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre & Strides 360) and classes for Mamas who are looking for measurable results (Body Back Transformation.)

All classes are taught by nationally certified fitness instructors who specialize in pre and postnatal bodies! In addition, each location offers free weekly playgroups, monthly mom’s nights out, and other special events. Come get in a great workout and meet some other strong, healthy mom friends!

Local classes take place at various locations in Portland, Cedar Mill, Bethany, Gresham, Happy Valley, Tigard & Lake Oswego. To find out classes nearest you, visit fit4mom.com.

Hānau Doula

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Hānau Doula is owned and operated by a native Portlandian and mom, Marnellie Bishop. Marnellie is a certified birth and postpartum doula. Marnellie’s goal is to empower clients to seek out what is important to them and support them in whatever challenges they face as they enter into parenthood.

Continuous learning and review of the latest data and research regarding pregnancy, birth and newborn care, equip Marnellie to provide up-to-date information to her clients. Using her network of providers and other perinatal professionals, Marnellie will do her best to ensure that her clients receive the highest level of care and support.

Marnellie believes in a birthing individual’s strength, ability and resiliency to achieve desired goals. She seeks to answer questions, provide evidence-based information and support a growing family’s choices as they navigate through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

(503) 686-1981

All Families Surrogacy

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All Families Surrogacy, LLC, is a compassionate and thriving gestational surrogacy agency, and recipient of the 2017 Better Business Bureau’s Business of the Year Award. Our team has a passion for helping to create loving families of all kinds.

We are honored to work with amazing surrogates throughout the United States, and with wonderful intended parents nationwide and abroad. Our commitment to each surrogate and intended parent is that we will be there to support and guide you each and every step of the way.

Gestational carriers provide a gift beyond compare to loving individuals and couples who wish to start a family, but are not able to do so on their own. Surrogacy is an extraordinary experience and we are honored to be your partner on this journey.

12725 SW Millikan Way
Suite 300
Beaverton OR 97005

(503) 906-7960 for local calls
(877) 769-9985 for toll free

Music Together

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A born sounder and mover, your baby is already equipped with the potential to make music! Developing their natural musicality opens the door to a world of possibility for music learning and all learning.

The early months are essential to this process. Music Together® Babies and Mixed-Age classes are designed to help you support your child’s music development in infancy and throughout early childhood. Have fun singing and dancing while learning to connect and play musically with your baby, using methods like purposeful touch and sound-layering!

Current research shows that group music-making triggers the communal release of serotonin and oxytocin; our classes are a great way to combat the “baby blues” and build community with other parents of new babies!

Tuition includes weekly classes, award-winning music recordings, a beautifully illustrated songbook, family newsletters, and online access to songs and activities through the Hello-Everybody app.

Start your child’s musical journey today!

Bliss Lactation

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We are a team of compassionate and experienced board certified lactation consultants dedicated to providing families with the support they need to work through challenges and meet their individual breastfeeding goals.

Our lactation consultations are detailed and thorough. We focus on listening to the parent tell their story, addressing concerns, and offering meaningful education and evidence-based support to encourage empowerment in making informed choices.

Our mission is to create a sustainable plan to promote success and achieve breastfeeding bliss! We offer lactation services for all stages of breastfeeding, pregnancy through weaning. It is our pleasure to come to your home or meet at our office, whichever best suits your needs.

Aetna and Regence/Blue Cross Blue Shield plans accepted in-network, and payment plans are available for out-of-pocket services. Please feel free to reach out to chat about how we can best serve you and your family!

Portland Family Health
4004 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202

Office phone: (503) 777-0444

Direct: (503) 593-9432

Holden Counseling and Education

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Holden Counseling & Education, LLC, provides Individual and Couples Counseling, as well as Educational Workshops. Jacqueline Holden, MA, NCC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, specializing in Perinatal Mental Health and Gottman techniques.

Gottman Bringing Baby Home workshops are offered throughout the year at HCELLC. Whether you’re having your first or your fifth child, the transition to parenthood can be a rocky one. Don’t forget about your relationship with your partner! Learn how to strengthen your relationship, reduce conflict, and bond as a family. Visit our Facebook Events section for more information on current offerings.

As a specialist in Perinatal Mental Health, Jacqueline knows that sometimes it’s not just the “baby blues,” but potentially a Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorder. It’s OK to not be OK; there is hope and there is help. You are not alone! Counseling can be an important piece of feeling well again.

5440 SW Westgate Drive
Suite 210
Portland OR 97221

(971) 238-2973

Northwest Mothers Milk Bank

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Northwest Mothers Milk Bank (NWMMB) believes all babies deserve the best possible start in life!

Breastmilk is an essential first food for all infants. When a mother’s own milk is not available, NWMMB provides safe, local, pasteurized donor milk to NW babies, improving their health outcomes and chance of survival.

As the only nonprofit milk bank in the PNW, we carry out our mission through the safe collection and distribution of human donor milk, education, advocacy and research.

Since opening in 2013 NWMMB has distributed over a million ounces of pasteurized donor human milk to infants in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and beyond.

We depend on the support of the community to save the life of an infant. You can make a difference in the life of a preemie – donate milk, donate time, donate funds.

(503) 469-0955

Slumber Time Solutions

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Worried about sleep once baby is born? Need more sleep now? We can help!

We empower tired families with 0 – 6 year old children to transform their sleep. We offer customized sleep packages and group classes, with a 0-4 mo class that’s perfect for expecting families). We believe that sleep looks different for different families.

Since 2014, we’ve been committed to helping families achieve their own sleep goals using tools and strategies that fit their specific situation, child and parenting style.

Contact us for your free initial call and choose better sleep for your family! What will you do with more time and energy?!

(503) 869-4103

Dr. Angela Potter

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Hello!

I am Dr. Angela Potter. I am a mom to two babies and a local Portland doctor. I am a leading expert helping moms with postpartum healing and recovery.

If you are pregnant, I will help you create a postpartum healing plan that will help you recover optimally after birth. Once baby is here, I will help you heal well and feel vibrant, grounded, have balanced moods and help you in your transition back to work.

I also offer holistic pelvic care and B12 injections. Face-to-face and online appointments are available. Insurance is accepted for office appointments, please see my website for more information.

(206) 588-5038

Family Roots Therapy

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Family Roots Therapy is a mental health clinic focusing on the needs of new parents, young children, and their families.

Our therapists are highly trained in treating issues such as early childhood trauma, adoption and foster care, postpartum depression and anxiety, divorce, grief and loss, adjustment to parenthood, and major life changes.

We believe in treating the whole family. Sessions may focus individually on a parent or child, or on helping a couple or entire family communicate better. We cannot consider the needs of one family member without considering how it will affect others.

We want to partner with parents and support them in their needs.

4424 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97217

(503) 746-3373

Kate Nelson-Armstrong

I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (#R5659), who works with individuals, couples, and families during the period before and after giving birth as well as in the early childhood years.

The pre- and post-pregnancy period can be overwhelming for families. Sometimes, we just need a little support. I offer individual, couples, parental, and family counseling as well as classes and workshops for parents and partners.

I enjoy supporting parents, couples, and families as they navigate their way through family planning, pregnancy and early childhood, whatever that looks like.

Supervised by Jessica Thomas, PhD, LMFT Oregon License #T0935

2386 NW Hoyt St
Portland OR 97210

(503) 583-7434

Solstice Natural Health

Solstice Natural Health

Erin Brockmeyer, LAc opened Solstice Natural Health, an acupuncture and herbal medicine clinic, in 2007. Her clinic specializes in the holistic treatment of women’s health issues, including infertility, recurrent miscarriage, prenatal and postpartum care.

She offers individualized treatment plans for issues such as PCOS, endometriosis, postpartum anxiety and depression, as well as for acute and chronic pain conditions.

She believes that individualized care is the key to helping women have strong and healthy bodies. Solstice Natural Health is an inclusive practice.

511 SW 10th Avenue
Suite 610
Portland OR 97205

(503) 442-1205

BB Suarez

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Barb Buckner Suárez is a Health Educator, Writer, Presenter, Becoming Us Facilitator & Mentor, and Couples Coach.

For twenty years she’s had the honor of helping thousands of families prepare for healthy pregnancy, birth and new parenting experiences. Barb believes that having a baby is a profound and transformational event that affects the whole family.

It’s her life’s mission that this event be fully supported – from early pregnancy through the early years of parenting – so that families can do more than just survive, they can learn how to thrive. She’d love to help you on your parenting journey!

(503) 490-9679

Jewell Chiropractic

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If you are suffering from pain in your pregnancy or postpartum journey, want to do everything you can to help support a natural birth, or regain strength and function after baby all with a holistic whole-body approach tailored to your busy life, visit our website.

You may have been told there isn’t anything to help with issues like pubic symphysis dysfunction, low back or hip pain, pelvic pain, pressure or incontinence, core instability or weakness, but there is!

Bodywork for babies can also help with latch issues, gas and colic, head turn preference or head shape asymmetries.

1130 SW Morrison Street
Suite 460
Portland OR 97205

(971) 420-2198

Jen Berryman - PDX Birth

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Jen is a doula and photographer specializing in maternity, birth, and newborns. She is also the creator of PDX Birth, a local publication sharing wisdom, stories, and resources for families navigating the journey into parenthood.

With over 13 years of experience working with birthing families, Jen has a deep respect for the sacredness of the birth space and the many journeys into parenthood. With gentle guidance, she supports families to simply be together as she seeks out and captures moments of raw emotion and authentic connection. Jen’s mission is to work with families to create visual poetry; photographs that preserve the feeling of this moment in time.

(503) 344-4975

Brave Birth Doula Care

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The doulas of Brave Birth joyfully establish a trusting relationship with you while providing evidence-based information to assist you in making decisions with confidence. Through individualized support, they strive to help each member of your family to have their best experience possible regardless of the tools you use in labor or where you choose to birth.

In addition to one-on-one care, Brave Birth, in collaboration with trusted lactation consultants and educators, offers childbirth and postpartum preparation classes, and parent support groups in a warm, open and affirming space that allows families to build community with other Brave Parents.

4003 NE Grand Ave
Portland OR 97212

(971) 266-1503

MindTree Holistic Counseling

Harini Sukumaran is the founder/director of MindTree, a holistic counseling & wellness center specializing in Mind and Body healing. She is a holistic practitioner licensed in Mental Health, and certified in Reiki, Yoga & Ayurveda.

Harini’s integrative counseling approach includes
• Play therapy for children & teens (3+ years) with anxiety
• Parenting education & family therapy
• Infancy & early childhood mental health
• Individual psychotherapy for women with anxiety, trauma, & grief
• Postpartum anxiety & depression

Harini implements a multi-disciplinary approach that includes psychotherapy, mindfulness, movement, meditation, art therapy, and lifestyle changes. She also educates parents with strategies customized to the child’s age and needs.

5440 SW Westgate Drive Suite 210
Portland, OR 97221

(503) 766-4895

Tiny Talkers

Tiny Talkers

Tiny Talkers offers classes designed for babies through preschoolers and their caregivers to learn the basics of ASL in a playful, language-rich, musical, educational environment enabling better communication and bonding.

FRUSTRATION AND TANTRUMS SUBSIDE AS LITTLE ONES LEARN TO:

  • Ask you a question
  • Tell you their needs and desires
  • Start conversations that give you tangible insight to their thoughts

WITH SIDE BENEFITS OF:

  • Increasing brain function
  • Raising baby’s IQ
  • Building on baby’s attention span as they learn to stop, look, and listen to what is being said

Classes offered:

  • Baby Sign Language 101 Parent/Caregiver workshop (webcast available)
  • Sign, Sing & Play (ages 9 months +)
  • Music, Movement & Signing (ages 2-5)

(503) 754-8776

KarysMa

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I am a birth doula who helps mothers and parents find healing after a traumatic birth. I offer one-on-one counseling and group support through The Birth Trauma Project Meetup.

Through our work together, we will:

  • Process your birth trauma story
  • Reconnect to the beauty and power of your body
  • Discover how meeting your own needs first helps you meet the needs of your family
  • Develop tools to create a safe space when you are triggered
  • Find your way back to joy as a state of being

Whether you are preparing to give birth again or just trying to be your child’s best mother after a trauma, I’ll be there to hold your hand.

(503) 893-9615

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