Bloom; A Guide to RI Pregnancy and Postpartum Resources

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RI pregnancy resources

Whether it’s your first or your fourth, motherhood is a challenging adventure, but it doesn’t have to be a lonely one. Building your village starts here, with fellow mothers who have been in your shoes and can provide the best advice, point you to excellent pregnancy and postpartum resources, or maybe even just offer a supportive ear.

We wish we could share these wonderful resources with you in person, but for now we need to keep our distance. We think that makes Bloom more important than ever this year, because even when we have to stay apart, we never need to be alone.

In addition to our wonderful partners and sponsors you’ll see here, be sure to scroll all the way through, as you’ll also find helpful articles related to pregnancy, post partum, and all things baby, as well as comprehensive listings of helpful RI pregnancy and postpartum resources and services!

Have you ever wondered how your child’s brain grows as we learn and play? At the ABI lab, we are working hard to find out!

Throughout childhood, our brain undergoes some pretty amazing changes. As we learn to walk, talk, sing, learn the alphabet and even tie our shoes, our brain is changing – becoming bigger, faster and stronger. How does this happen? Amazingly, we aren’t quite sure, but we are working hard to understand this. At the Advanced Baby Imaging Lab, we want to work with you to discover how your child’s brain grows and changes as they learn new things! We also want to understand how nutrition, sleep, our genes, and other influences shape this development.

Currently, we are studying babies and children from the prenatal stage to 12 years of age. There is a possibility for pregnant mothers to have a set of 3D ultrasounds and could possibly receive free formula in our Infant Nutrition Study!

If you have any questions or would like to participate you can call us at 401-338-6943, click on the buttons below or check out our website at www.babyimaginglab.com to learn more about our studies!

Healthy Babies, Happy Moms Inc. is passionate about having a positive impact on the health of babies and the well being of their mothers. We are committed to treating women with kindness and respect while helping them achieve success in their breastfeeding goals. Our expert nurses guide mothers with the information and support they need to be confident in their ability to care for their children, while minimizing stress and fostering their success in an atmosphere of comfort.

HBHM Inc. is a home health nursing agency and durable medical equipment provider specializing in breastfeeding support.

Services

  • Infant Home Phototherapy
  • Sleep Consults
  • Support Groups
  • Classes
  • Return To Work Consults
  • Corporate Lactation Program
  • Nutrition Consults
  • WIC Pump Program
  • Lactation Consults
  • Mother’s Milk Bank Northeast Depot

Mamas, meet Baby Bloom.

Those first few months of a baby’s life are just like that of a young sprout – both which need tender love, care, and nurturing. New mothers must also be nurtured just as much as their babies during this time. Baby Bloom’s team of Newborn Care Specialists provide the tender-loving newborn care, education, and support to families of Rhode Island, easing the stress and bringing on the joy and excitement when they arrive home from the hospital.

Services

  • Baby Planning
  • Overnight Care
  • 24 hour Care
  • Virtual Classes
  • Postpartum Doula
  • Lactation Services
  • Sleep Training
  • Nanny Placements

Congratulations on your pregnancy! We know the birth of a baby is a very special occasion, and we are honored to be a part of it. Our goal is to exceed your expectations. We hope to make your birth experience as personalized as we can, while also providing you with the finest medical care available. We believe that caring for you means including your family in the process. It’s our patient and family-centered approach to health care.

Classes

English Classes:

  • Breastfeeding – Virtual via Zoom*
  • Caring for You and Your Infant (Two Week) Series – Virtual via Zoom*
  • Childbirth Preparation (Three Week) Series – Virtual via Zoom*
  • Grandparents – Virtual via Zoom*
  • Marvelous Multiples (Three Week) Series – Virtual via Zoom*
  • Planned Cesarean Birth – Virtual via Zoom*
  • Understanding Birth eClass
  • Understanding Breastfeeding eClass
  • Understanding Your Newborn eClass
  • Women & Infants Virtual Hospital Tour (English) (see video below)

*Coming in November 2020

Clases de español:

  • eClass en ESPAÑOL sobre el parto
  • eClass en ESPAÑOL sobre la lactancia maternal
  • eClass en ESPAÑOL sobre los recién nacidos
  • Visita virtual al hospital para mujeres y bebés
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh7h7wYJuBU

We are a team of Night Nurses; Newborn Care Specialists, Postpartum Doulas, Registered Nurses and family-wellness supporters. We provide overnight support, day support, 24/7 support, sleep training support, parent coaching, nanny coaching and nanny hiring services to new parents in RI, MA and CT.

Our primary service is overnights. We understand how exhausting having a newborn can be. Our experienced team of Nightingales are by your side to help you transition home from the hospital. We provide education and support to help empower you to become confident parents throughout those first few months of your baby’s life.

Services

  • Overnight Newborn Care
  • 24 Hour Care
  • Baby Sleep Training

Visit YouTube for Educational Videos from Nightingale Night Nurses

Pappas|OPT physical therapist & Pelvic Health Specialist Dr. Kendra Kohanski provides comprehensive women’s care in our Greenville location. Kendra has received advanced training through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation and specializes in bladder, bowel, sexual, abdominal, and pelvic dysfunction. She is also the chair of Rhode Island’s Pelvic Health PT
Special Interest Group. Kendra received her BS in Exercise Science and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from URI.

In our Bristol, Middletown, Wakefield and Warren locations, Pappas|OPT offers patients movement based pelvic health physical therapy using treatment techniques from the Gray Institute, a leader in functional movement.
Pediatric Physical Therapist Lisa House sees infants to young children in our Wakefield office.
Lisa has over 29 years treating pediatric patients. She has taken over 20 advanced training seminars with a focus on pediatric rehabilitation including neurodevelopmental techniques, infant massage, myofascial release, strain counterstrain and craniosacral therapy. Lisa received her BS of Physical Therapy from Northeastern.

Pediatric Occupational Therapist Dena King sees children in our Middletown clinic. Dena provides treatment for developmental and neurological diagnoses. She worked at Newport Hospital’s outpatient rehabilitation for 21 prior to joining our team. Dena earned her BS in Occupational Therapy from the University of New England. She also sees patients for hand therapy, upper extremity therapy, including carpal tunnel.

Pappas|OPT Physical, Sports and Hand Therapy has been successfully helping patients restore functionality and reach their goals for over 20 years. Our physical and occupational therapists are passionate, kind and trained in their area of expertise. Our 16 RI locations allows patients to receive physical therapy close to their home!

Services

Pelvic Pain

  • Painful intercourse
  • Pain associated with tampon use or pelvic exams
  • Difficulty with normal activities such as, sitting, rising from a chair, standing or walking
  • Difficulty with recreational activities
  • Chronic constipation or difficulties passing a bowel movement
  • Pain in the groin, buttock, low back, hip, sacroiliac or abdomen

Obsterical Dysfunction

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Tingling in the arms or hands
  • Back and neck pain
  • Hip, groin or leg pain and numbness
  • Painful intercourse
  • Post-delivery abdominal or vaginal pain
  • Painful menses as a result of C-section surgery
  • Diastasis recti (tearing of the connections between the abdominal muscles)

Your parenting journey should be joyful, and it can be….with the right tools and advice. As newborn care specialists, postpartum doulas and sleep consultants, We know babies + We know products.

We’ve combined the essential products you actually need in one simple purchase! Our baby boxes are designed to simplify your life during your baby’s first few months. We offer you our favorite products bundled together, at a discount, along with materials that explain exactly when and how to utilize them!

Our ultimate goal is to provide you with practical tools to support you on your journey through parenthood. Every single item in our boxes has been successfully used by us, with multiple babies, and multiple families.

Services

  • Essentials Box
  • Sleep Box
  • Bottle Box
  • Gift Cards
  • Breastfeeding Box
  • Essential 12 Week Guide
  • Baby Tracker

Michelle Chirby is a certified Birth Doula and certified Dancing for Birth™
Instructor.

Open to both pregnant and postpartum women, Dancing for Birth™ is movement made for mothers. Integrating styles of dance from around the world, this 45 minute, low-impact class is designed to build confidence, strength, and pelvic mobility and stability. Participants learn techniques to facilitate a more comfortable pregnancy, prepare the body for labor, promote a positive birth experience, and heal and strengthen after birth. In addition to a fun and safe form of physical activity, Dancing for Birth™ provides an opportunity to share the journey of pregnancy with other women.

Services

Doula Services

  • Prenatal Support
  • Labor Support
  • Postpartum Support

Dancing for Birth Classes- Now available virtually!

Landmark is a community hospital located in Woonsocket, RI and we have a beautiful LDRP unit for mothers and babies. Landmark’s Maternity Care and Newborn Nursery Precious Beginnings blends the latest in maternity-care technology with warmth and personal attention focusing on the mother’s wishes and needs, thereby providing a unique birth experience for each patient.

Services

  • Women’s Health Services
  • Single Room Maternity
  • Family Focused Learning
  • Precious Beginnings Nursery
  • Home Lactation Services
  • Prepared Birth Childbirth Classes
  • Healthy Newborns Newborn Care Class
  • Breastfeeding Class
  • Midwifery Services

Mount Hope Community Center provides community and health awareness, high self-esteem, academic excellence, environmental consciousness and economic empowerment through community focus groups, programs, and services.

RI Baby Café is one of many non-profit lactation  support centers in the Baby Café USA network. Located in Providence RI

There are Family Visitors from the Healthy Families America Program all over RI!  We are here to support pregnant women and new parents so that you can be there for your children–No one needs to feel alone.
Here’s what you need to know about the HFA Program:
  • It’s free and voluntary–We can stay with you for as long as you’d like, up until your baby turns four years old.
  • The program can begin during pregnancy to help you prepare for your new arrival.
  • The program can begin up to three months after your baby’s birth. (A similar program called “Parents as Teachers” can begin later than three months.)
  • The personal support we provide encourages family bonding and attachment.

We work to reduce parenting stress by:

  • Getting together once a week
  • Listening carefully to your needs and connecting you with necessities and other community supports
  • Helping you find the information you need
  • Cheering you on

Our curriculum, which was written collaboratively by doctors, teachers, parents and counselors, overflows with:

  • Ways to get to know, understand and communicate with your baby
  • Ways to have fun with your baby that help him/her reach those milestones
  • Information on what to expect at different stages
  • Ways to trouble-shoot common parenting challenges
  • Ways to grow a healthy child that is excited about learning and success in school

 

The program helps you remember your own goals and dreams, too!  We help you find ways to fit those into your life as a parent.

You can refer yourself to Healthy Families America or ask for a referral from your OBGYN or your regular doctor.

Ezer Birth Collective is Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts’ first faith-based doula network who will support you in pregnancy, birth, postpartum or bereavement. We believe that you’re going to discover latent strength and power that God has placed in within you through this experience. We would be honored to prayerfully serve and empower you to experience God’s love instead of fear.

Services

  • Prenatal Support
  • Birth Support
  • Postpartum Support
  • Virtual Classes

Open Circle is a center for pregnant and young familieS. We offer childbirth education, advocacy, and wellness services, including massage therapy, acupuncture, prenatal yoga, pregnancy massage, doula services, mom and baby yoga, and more. Our commitment is to all families; Our program costs are income based, allowing mothers and families of all financial means, to access education, care and support.

Services

  • Online Yoga and Fitness
  • Online Education
  • Online Support Groups

 

  • Doula Services
  • Dial-A-Doula
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture

Carrier Connections provides caregivers access to the wearable baby carrier. Through our educational and carrier donation programming we bring “babywearing” to everyone.

Birth support, Lactation support, Infant Sleep Education, and Better Baby Class instructor. A doulas job is to provide educational, emotional and physical support. Your Birth. Your Way. 100% Supported
As a mom of three I know firsthand how exciting and overwhelming the birth of a child can be. I also know how extra support during this time helps mom and the rest of the family adjust. I firmly believe that a doula should never stop learning. I make sure to stay on top of all the new information that comes out regarding pregnancy, birth, the postpartum period, breastfeeding, infant sleep and child care. The better educated I am, the better I can serve and support you.
Current Trainings and Certifications: – Certified Birth Doula through Childbirth International – Certified Lactation Counselor Certificate through ALPP – Certified Infant Sleep Educator through Bebo Mia – Better Baby Class Instructor – Trained Postpartum Doula through ProDoula – Trained in Spinning Babies
We are a Rhode Island based photography studio specializing in fine art maternity, newborn, family, boudoir and wedding portraiture. Our approach ensures that each client receives a portrait session that is tailored to their needs as specified during a complimentary design consultation. We guide our clients through designing their heirlooms; we believe in the tangible keepsakes as their value only grows over time.

Bellwether Doulas currently located in Providence, RI and services the surrounding area for birth and postpartum doula support

Services

  • Birth Doula Support
  • Hypno-Doula Information
  • Lactation Counseling
  • Postpartum Doula
  • Childbirth Preparation Workshops

Articles on Providence Mom

Comprehensive Listing of Birth and Postpartum Services in RI

 

Center for Obstetrics & Gynecology | Providence, East Greenwich, & Woonsocket, RI

OB/GYN Associates of Attleboro | Attleboro, MA

Partners in Obstetrics & Gynecology | Pawtucket, RI

Full Circle Health | Woonsocket, RI

Women & Infants | Multiple Locations, RI

GYNCARE | Providence, RI

Broadway OB/GYN | Johnston, East Greenwich, Woonsocket & Providence, RI

Bayside OB/GYN | Providence, RI

Multidisciplinary Obstetric Medicine Service | Providence, RI

Planned Parenthood | Providence, RI

Lifespan Physician Group – Obstetrics & Gynecology | Providence, East Providence, East Greenwich, Warwick, and North Attleboro, MA.

Rhode Island Home Birth Collective | RI

Center For Women’s Health | Wakefield, RI

Atwood Pediatrics | Johnston, RI

Anchor Medical | Lincoln, Providence, & Warwick, RI

Waterman Pediatrics | East Providence, RI

Bald Hill Pediatrics | Warwick, RI

Narragansett Bay Pediatrics | Wakefield, RI

Narragansett Family Medicine | Narragansett, RI

Toll Gate Pediatrics | Warwick, RI

Children’s Medical Group | Providence, RI

Children’s First Pediatrics | Lincoln, RI

Dr’s Cannon & Vitale | Cranston, RI

Dr. Leena Davis | Warwick, RI

East Side Pediatrics | Providence, RI

Hasbro Children’s Primary Care | Providence, RI

Smithfield Pediatrics | Smithfield, RI

Kingstown Pediatrics | Kingstown, RI

Lincoln Pediatrics | Lincoln, RI & North Attleboro, MA

East Bay Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine | Barrington, RI

East Greenwich Pediatrics | East Greenwich, RI

Encompass Pediatrics | Pawtucket, RI

Ocean State Pediatrics | East Greenwich, RI

Blackstone Valley Pediatrics | Cumberland, RI & North Smithfield, RI

Barrington Pediatric Associates | Barrington, RI

Kids First Pediatrics | Woonsocket, RI

Northern RI Pediatrics | Cumberland, RI

Prima Pediatrics | Cumberland, RI

Partners in Pediatrics | Providence, RI

Pediatric Associates | East Providence, RI

Pediatric Primary Care Center at Memorial Hospital | Pawtucket, RI

St. Joseph Health Center | Providence, RI & Pawtucket, RI

South County Pediatrics | Narragansett, RI

Tanya Becker | Pawtucket, RI

Wakefield Pediatrics | Wakefield, RI

Lincoln Pediatrics | Lincoln, RI & North Attleboro, MA

Sturdy Pediatrics | Attleboro, MA

South Ave Pediatrics | Attleboro, MA

Pleasant Street Pediatrics | Attleboro, MA

Postpartum Support & Counseling Resources

The Day Hospital | Providence, RI

Women & Infants Hospital | Providence RI

Butler Hospital | Providence, RI

Postpartum Support International | Rhode Island

Zencare | Various Locations, MA & RI

Support Groups

Postpartum Support International | Online Support

Kent County Hospital New Moms Support Group | Westerly, RI

New Moms Groups at Bellani Maternity| Warwick, RI

South County Hospital | Westerly, RI

RI New Moms Connection | Various Locations, RI

Miscarriage, Infant Death & Stillbirth Support Group | Providence, RI

Pregnancy After Loss Support | Providence, RI

Infant Loss Support Group | Providence, RI

Carrier Connections RI | Various Locations

Rhode Island New Moms Connection | Various Locations, RI

Cranio-sacral therapy/OT/PT

Susan Steiner | Providence, RI

Sara Riley | East Providence, RI

Early Intervention | Various Locations, RI

Performance Physical Therapy | Various Locations RI & MA

Prenatal/Mom & Baby Fitness

Breathing Time Yoga | Pawtucket, RI

Sensei Fitness | Johnston, RI

Bristol Yoga | Bristol, RI

Body Kneeds Yoga | Cranston, RI

Diapers & Laundry & Dust, Oh MY!

Mama Blu Diaper Service | Various Locations, RI

On The Go Laundry |Various Locations, RI & MA

Effortless Laundry | Various Locations, RI

Freeway Laundry | Various Locations, RI & MA

Wash Queen | Various Locations, MA

Simplify Your Life | Various Locations, RI

Planning for the Future

CollegeBound Saver | Rhode Island

Chef Craig Jones | Personal Chef, RI

Feast & Fettle | Meal Delivery, Multiple Locations, RI

Savory Fare | Meal Delivery, Multiple Locations, RI

Dream Dinners | Meal Prep, Plainville, MA

Munroe Dairy | Grocery Delivery, Multiple RI & MA Locations

Peapod | Grocery Delivery, Multiple RI & MA Locations

Whole Foods | Grocery Delivery, Multiple RI & MA Locations

Henry Bears Park | Providence, RI & Dedham, MA

Bellani Maternity | Warwick, RI

Irish Eyes Design | Etsy & Pop-ups, RI

Olive Branch Baby | Online & Pop-ups, RI

Naturally Home and Family | Online & Pop-ups, RI

Calm A Mama | Online

Rooms To Grow | Warwick, RI

Ruby Sue Portraits | Online

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If you are a pregnancy/postpartum business, service, or resource and would like to be a part of this guide, email us at info{@}providencemom{dot}com!

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