IT TAKES A VILLAGE...
Here in the United States, individuality and self-sufficiency are sought after and often times cultivated traits. But certain times in our lives, like when becoming a parent, your support network is more necessary than perhaps any other time in your life. Interval Health strives to be a part of the larger community that is dedicated to helping moms (and dads) in their journey of starting and raising a family. This page will list a variety of local providers who share this mission and I hope you will use them as ancillary supports along the way. Because your needs as a mom should not come last, please connect with these fine businesses as well to see what they can offer to support your in your journey towards whole health and wellness.
If you are a local business also passionate about walking with moms on their journey, please contact me so we can connect and support each other.
Whole Mother Village is a unique, vibrant space for moms where resources, information, skills, support and community are brought together to create a nourishing and empowering environment. Whole Mother Village is a collaborative effort of large group of pregnancy, birth, postpartum and motherhood professionals to provide women with an innovative approach to prenatal and perinatal care, one that is community based and addresses motherhood as "whole". Whole Mother Village creates a unique and powerful body of comprehensive, continuous and diverse professional care and support that serves to empower women to feel confident and strong in their role as mothers.
Birthing and Nurturing offers a range of services for prenatal and postpartum women -- birth and postpartum doula services, infant massage, prenatal and postpartum yoga and placenta encapsulation and more.
Mom to Mom is a group that provides support, education, and community for women during and after the perinatal period. Founded by two moms whose transition into motherhood brought unexpected challenges and emotions, and who share a common goal of helping other women feel less alone in their journeys. Mom to Mom offer a weekly peer support group for ALL mothers, with a focus on maternal mental health. The Motherhood Collaborative is an event geared toward moms and the everyday challenges motherhood brings.
Graceful Ease is a Paula Method practice based in Northern New Jersey, teaching men, women and children how to self-heal from a large variety of physical ailments, while strengthening the body and preserving the proper functionality of its various systems.
The Paula Method can help in pregnant and postpartum women in the following ways:
Healing pregnancy-related issues with the pelvic floor, posture, and pain
Preparation for childbirth
Functioning during childbirth
Healing from C-section
Nurse to Nurture provides a range of prenatal and postpartum lactation consultation services. Nurse to Nurture offers both in-home and in-patient support, particularly for parents with babies in the NICU who are concerned about having the best start possible for their breastfeeding relationship.
MOTHERHOOD UNDERSTOOD is a (online) platform and community for all the overwhelmed, anxious and depressed moms—the ones nobody talks about, where we are committed to shining the light on the darkest of places, where mommy mental health taboos have been hiding out, doing an awesome job of convincing us that we are not enough. And we’re all alone. (NOTE: YOU ARE NOT ALONE. VISIT THIS WEBSITE!)