Pregnant in Philadelphia? Here are some of my favorite professionals. Updated for 2023!

Since I have been supporting families as a doula for eleven years now, I have met some great professionals in the field that I would like to recommend. I am a strong believer in taking advantage of all of the wonderful care the community professionals here in Philadelphia offer you from pregnancy through the postpartum period.

Therapists for New Parents

Seena Elbaum Social Work Therapist – women and couples (communication and relationships, life transitions and adjustment, mindfulness)

Birth Doulas

Seena Elbaum, Birth Doula/Educator, Doula Mentor

Northern Star Doula

Joyful Start Family Support, Kelly Kolb

Nested Birth, 484-868-0594

Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs)

Rachel Gazda, 267-225-2383

Linda Derbyshire, 215-735-5600.

Stephanie Brown, 818-939-1366

Childbirth Education Classes

Private childbirth classes: Work with me!  I offer private childbirth classes, a grandparents baby care class, newborn care class & breastfeeding class, 215-287-4915  

Group childbirth classes: Blossoming Bellies, 267-261-0284

Prenatal and Postpartum Massage Therapists

Judy Moon & Associates, 267-671-0861

Body Benefits, 610-668-2662

Nicki Dekunchak at Hands at Home, 610-405-0041 (can come to your home)

Jennifer Harrison at South Philly Wellness

Chiropractors Specializing in Pregnancy and Postpartum

Ohm Family Chiropractic, 610-565-8823

Cara Hillwig, Mainline Counseling and Wellness Center

Acupuncturists specializing in Pregnancy and Postpartum

Six Fishes Acupuncture,  215-772-0770

Marlene Burk Acupuncture, 610-613-9248

Personal Chefs

The Nourishing Well, 610-853-2052,

Homebirth Midwives

Refuge Midwifery, 267-797-2190

Magpi Midwifery, 856-426-7184

Craniosacral Therapy

Stillpoint Studio, 646-645-5207

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Hina Sheth, 267-282-1301

These are the local-to-Philly pelvic floor PTs whom I would recommend:

Amanda Heritage

Samantha Fazio

Michelle Friedman

Newborn Care Specialists

Traveling Baby Nurse, Debbie Donahue

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