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RESOURCE LIST FOR CLIENTS

Updated March 2011 

1)          Abused women shelters and support groups:

             * Women in Distress – Ft. Lauderdale (954) 761-1133

             Counseling – Support Services – Groups – Parenting Classes – Emergency Shelter

2)          Addiction services and support groups:

             * Transitions Recovery Program – Miami (800) 626-1980

             Crisis Intervention – Residential Programs – Support Groups – Counseling

             * The Cove Group – Ft. Lauderdale (866) 683-4057 Counseling/SupportGroups

3)          Birth Centers:

            * Hollywood Birth Center – (954) 925-4499 Hollywood, FL

            * A Birth Center – (954) 456-4888 Hallandale, FL 

4)         Birth Doulas:

           * DONA International (888) 788-3662

           * Genesis 1:31 Labor & Postpartum Doula Services, LLC (954) 552-5790

5)        Breastfeeding pump and equipment suppliers (purchase and rental):

          * Madella – electric pump – www.selfexpressions.com  

6)        Breast feeding support groups, clinics, classes:

          * www.lllflorida.com (954) 574-6600 – call or go online for all

             information including class locations and dates. La Leche League of Florida

          * www.bflrc.com – Bright Future Lactation Resource Center

          * www.breastfeeding.com – website for support/stories/products

          * www.nomotc.org 1-800-243-2276 National Organization of Mothers of

             Twins Clubs

          * www.tripletconnection.org For mothers with triplets

             REFERENCES on Medications and Breastfeeding:

          * “Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation”, Briggs, Freeman and Yaffe

          * Lacatational Pharmacology & 

             therapeutics, http://neonatal.ttuhsc.edu/lact/

          * For Nipple Shields: www.medela.com/NewFiles/nipshield.html

          * www.DrugWatch.com - info on meds while pregnant

7)        Child abuse protection agencies:

          * BSO – Child Protective Investigative Services – (954) 797-5299

          * 1-800-96-ABUSE  

8)        Childbirth educators:

          * Holy Cross Hospital – Ft. Lauderdale (954) 202-7332

          * 'Laugh and Learn about Childbirth' DVD

             www.officialchildbirthclassdvd.com

          * www.bradleybirth.com – the Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth

          * Genesis 1:31 - Private classes in your home (954) 552-5790

          * www.alovingjourney.com – HypnoBirthing - (954) 261-0183

          * www.hypnobabies.com - a program for mommies for hypnobirthing

9)        Childcare options:

          * www.Broward.org – type in children’s services and you can look up daycare

             center that are licensed and registered in Broward County   

10)      Children’s Hospitals:

          * Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital – Hollywood (954) 987-2000

          * Miami Children’s Hospital – Weston (954) 385-6274

          * Children’s Diagnostic – Ft. Lauderdale (954) 728-8080

          * Chris Evert Children’s Hospital – Ft. Lauderdale (954) 355-4400   

11)      Chiropractors and Massage Therapists:

         * Spatopia Massage – Ft. Lauderdale (954) 772-4406

         * A Mother’s Care – Pembroke Pines (954) 438-0275

         * Dr. Lindsay Calkins-Taylor (954) 581-3535 specializes in The Webster

            Method for breech births and in sciatic pain. 

12)      Community services and programs:

        *Precious Peeks – 3D and 4D Ultrasounds – Doral (305-513-4554)    

13)      Cultural/multi-cultural resources:

        * www.unitedwaybroward.org    

14)      Diaper Delivery – Cloth Diapers

        * [email protected] – Brian Lewis 954-242-0442    

15)      Family doctors/pediatricians:

        * Check with your insurance carrier for listings of pediatricians on your plan – interview doctor             – ask if it is a private practice or group practice    

16)      Health and health food stores:

        * Whole Foods:       Plantation – (954) 236-6000

                                         Ft. Lauderdale –(954) 565-7423

                                         Coral Springs – (954) 753-8000

         Healthy Living:

            www.doulasluvjuiceplus.com - whole food - 17 fruits and vegetables

              www.allaboutstretchmarks.com

        * Yummy in my Tummy - Organic Baby Food (954) 358-2414

              www.yummyinmytummy.com

17)      Hospitals/Minor Emergency services:

        * Plantation General – Plantation (954) 587-5010

        * Broward General – Ft. Lauderdale (954) 355-4400

        * Holy Cross Hospital – Ft. Lauderdale (954) 771-8000

        * Northwest Medical Center – Margate (954) 974-0400

           – always have a pediatric doctor in the emergency room   

18)      Incest/Sexual abuse support groups:

        * S.A.T.C – Sexual Abuse Trauma Center – Ft. Lauderdale (954) 765-4159

19)      Infant massage classes and services:

        * Maria Avery – www.alovingtouch.com (954) 882-8152

        * Faith Bailey – Miami (786) 486-7961  

20)      Lactation consultants:

        * Esther March – A Mother’s Choice (954) 749-9990

        * Boca Raton Community Hospital (561) 955-3522 – provide free breastfeeding

           classes/groups with breastfeeding consultant

        * Ann Marie Sawicki – Deerfield Beach (561) 302-1998 

21)     La Leche League:

        * www.lllflorida.com (954) 574-6600 – call or go online for all

           information including class locations and dates.

        * www.lalecheleague.org   

22)     Libraries/infant programs:

        * West Regional Library – Broward Blvd. (954) 831-3300

        * Sunset Strip Branch – Oakland Park Blvd. (954) 749-2525

        * Riverland Branch – Davie Blvd. (954) 791-1085   

23)     Maternity/nursing clothes:

        * eBay = they sell great big lots and cheap cheap prices www.Ebay.com

        * Target – WalMart – JCPenny – Motherhood – Peas in a Pod – MimiMaternity - BabiesRUs

        * Thrift stores   

24)     Midwives:

        * Mary Harris – www.alovingstart.com (954) 456-0850

        * Kathy Fair – (954) 341-8288

25)     Mother’s centers/parent and child centers:

        * Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies – Ft. Lauderdale (954) 765-0550

         - Many programs for new mothers - Cribs for Kids: Free cribs for parents in need 

26)     Multiple birth groups/associations:

        * www.twins.org – magazine for parents of twins

        * www.kidshealth.org – online resource with tons of information on

            multiples/parenting/support groups/etc.

        * www.mostonline.org – online resource for multiples – 3, 4, 5 etc.   

27)     Naturopathic/homeopathic services/stores/clinics:

        * www.txoptions.com – alternative homeopathic remedies on line

        * Center for Optimal Healing – Ft. Lauderdale (954) 491-6158

           - Holistic Healing without a medical component   

28)     New mothers/fathers/parents groups:

       * www.raisingthem.com – online support and ways to find out who in your area is getting

           together for new parents groups, kid activities, play groups, etc.  

29)     Obstetricians:

       * Dr. Gil Aaronson (954) 963-7080

       * Dr. Delisa Skeete (954) 581-8706

       * Dr. Sam Abramovitz (561) 417-8788

       * Dr. Trudy Fahey (954) 772-3960

30)    On-line resources:

       * www.selfexpressions.com

       * www.babiesrus.com

       * www.unitedwaybroward.org   

31)    Parent’s anonymous support groups:

       * www.parentsanonymous.org    

32)    Parenting classes:

       * Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies – (954) 765-0550

          - Parenting Classes - Prevention/Child Abuse  

33)    Parents and women’s bookstores:

        * www.amazon.com – can purchase any item needed/book/DVD and can

            usually get them brand new for used prices.   

34)    Prenatal loss support groups/bereaved families support groups:

        * Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies – Ft. Lauderdale (954) 765-0550

           - Network/groups for prenatal loss/bereavement    

35)    Play groups:

        * www.raisingthem.com – online support and ways to find out who in your area is getting

           together for new parents groups, kid activities, play groups, etc.    

36)    Postpartum exercise classes/mother and baby exercise classes/yoga

          classes:

        * www.mommyandme.com – find classes and playgroups in your area

        * Memorial West Fitness Center – exercise groups (954) 433-7125 

37)    Postpartum depression resources and support groups:

        * Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies – Ft. Lauderdale (954) 765-0550

           - Maternal/Child Nurturing Program

        * www.postpartum.net - online resource   

38)    Single parenting groups:

        * www.raisingthem.com – online support and way to find out who in your area is getting

           together for new parents groups, kid activities, play groups, etc. 

39)    Support groups for parents of children with special needs:

        * Ann Stork Center – Ft. Lauderdale (954) 584-8000

           Support groups – education – testing

        * www.dsbroward.org – on line resource and information

        * Picture Me Learning – Ft. Lauderdale (954) 929-8073

           - Tutoring for Children with special needs  

40)    Teen parent support groups/educational services:

        * Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies – Ft. Lauderdale (954) 765-0550

           - Teen Collaborative: in home services for pregnant teens  

41)     VBAC/CA support groups

       * www.VBAC.com – Offers Research based information, resources, continuing education and

           support. Doctors/Midwives who will perform VBACS…

       * Dr. Gil Aaronson (954) 963-7080

       * Dr. Delisa Skeete (954) 581-8706

       * Dr. Simon Tsinker (954) 316-0048

       * Midwife Kathy Fair (561) 416-0103

42)     Well baby clinics

       * Community Health Services – Ft. Lauderdale (954) 370-7246

          - Clinic and Medical Services

       * American Medical Services – Sunrise (954) 742-0112  

43)     Early intervention programs for babies with special needs:

        * Ann Stork Center – Ft. Lauderdale (954) 584-8000
            Support groups – education – testing
       * www.dsbroward.org – on line resource and information  

44)     Baby slings and carriers:

       * Naresh's Comfort Carriers - Made to Order... (954) 479-7871

       * Baby K'Tan www.babyktan.com  

45)     Nutrition:

* www.doulasluvjuiceplus.com

46)     Pediatric Therapy – Physical Therapy for Infants (Torticollis and other

things)·

        * Pediatric Therapy Associates – Plantation (954) 583-7383·

( Federally Funded Program will screen and qualify and provide Federal monies, not based on income… Early Steps Program…)

47)     Infertility

* Partners in Healing - Dr. Roseanne Calabrese (954) 680-5500 - specializes

in acupuncture treatment for infertility.

For all of your pregnancy questions, please visit The Cochrane Library (google it) - It is a fantastic website devoted to medical research information. Type in any topic and it brings up research related articles, i.e., epidurals, birthing methods, etc. A wonderful resource which gives you the power and ability to research on your own.


Reading Resources/Recommended Reading:·


On Becoming Baby Wise – Gary Ezzo/Robert Bucknam ·

What to Expect the First Year – Eisenberg/Murkoff/Hathaway ·

The Amazing Newborn – Klaus & Klaus·

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers – Jack Newman·

The Baby Whisperer – Hogg and Blau·

The Postpartum Husband - Kleiman