Resources & Referrals


Dr. Julie Von:

Qi Li Acupuncture

Dr. William Ng:

Third Root Community Health Centera worker-owned cooperative of holistic healthcare practitioners, providing accessible classes and treatments to the Brooklyn community.  Yoga, Massage, Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine offered on a sliding scale.


Doulas (birth, postpartum and breastfeeding support):

Collectives: Generally have doulas at a range of price points based on experience. Most services will speak with you about your needs and then match you with several doulas to interview and choose from.

Baby Caravan:

Birth Day Presence:

Carriage House Birth:

Doula Project (sliding scale + full spectrum doula-ing including terminations):

For Your Birth:

NYC Doula Collective:

Solo practitioners + partnerships

Bonu deCaires:

Cori Pleune + Sarah Kaylor:

Mary Esther Malloy:

Mia Borgatta:

Terry Richmond:


Reproductive Physical Therapy:

Renew PT:

Functional Pelvis (does house calls + sliding scale):


Childbirth Education classes:

Parent Craft (Casey Selzer):

Birth Day Presence:

Carriage House Birth:

Mindful Birth (Mary Esther Malloy), group classes + privates:

Manhattan Birth (Tanya Wills):

Wild Was Mama (fka Caribou Baby):

Ma Yoga (Mia Borgatta) childbirth ed + doula services:



Tribeca Pediatrics: Locations throughout Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Jersey City

Philippa Gordon:

Hudson Heights Pediatrics:

Dr. Stephen Adjl


New parent resources:

New Mom Talk Groups (in Chelsea + Inwood)

Kelly Mom: Great resource for breastfeeding questions/issues

Birth Day Presence offers same day breastfeeding support

La Leche League


Online parenting groups by neighborhood:

Bowery Babes (Manhattan below the 30s)

Boccoca (Boreum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens)

Park Slope Parents

Hudson River Park Mamas (Lower Manhattan/FiDi)

Madison Square Park Moms

Upper East Side Moms

Brooklyn Baby Hui (Williamsburg + Greenpoint)


Mental health:

Women’s Therapy Centre Institute

Seleni Institute

Cornell Women’s Reproductive Psychiatry

Lauren Ezell Minear MSW (body image specialty)


Prenatal yoga:

Ma Yoga (Bowery)

Karma Kids

Yoga Glo (online subscription streaming service with excellent prenatal classes, especially those by Elena Brower)



The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth by Boston Women’s Health Collective and Judy Norsigian

The New Basics by Michel Cohen

Making Babies: A Proven 3 -Month Program for Maximum Fertility by Sami S. David, MD and Jill Blakeway, LAc

The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy and Birth by Stephanie Brill

Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler


Other Web Resources

It’s Conceivable: The path to parenting isn’t always straight,  Blog dedicated to gay fertility, pregnancy and parenting.

Fertility Awareness Center, Informational site on natural methods of fertility awareness

Check It Out Guys,  The ins and outs of Pap Smears for trans men.

Beautiful Cervix Project teaches cervical self-exam and fertility awareness as a revolutionary path of promoting respect, confidence, and health.  Amazing pictures of cervices through the menstrual cycle.