Denver Resource Guide

Pregnancy, Birth, Breastfeeding and more

Please contact me with recommendations if you have something to add to (or remove from) the list. I would also appreciate being notified about broken links or outdated information.
 

Acupuncturists

Alternative Practitioners

Books / DVDs

Breastfeeding

  • Ana Hill - Denver IBCLC lactation consultant
  • Belly Bliss - Breastfeeding classes, support and retail in Denver & Boulder
  • Darcy Kamin - Boulder lactation consultant
  • Family Builder - Lactation consulting, breastfeeding education & pump rentals with Faith McGinn, IBCLC
  • La Leche League - Free breastfeeding education and support groups in your area
  • The Mama'hood- Breastfeeding classes, support and retail in Denver & Boulder
  • The Mother’s Milk Bank - Donated human milk for families with special circumstances
  • Natal to Nest - Breastfeeding classes, support and retail in Littleton

Childbirth Education

Chiropractors

Chiropractic is wonderful for general health, pregnancy discomforts, encouraging optimal fetal positioning for birth & turning a breech baby

Community Services

Doulas

Exercise & Yoga

  • Asana Studio - Prenatal Yoga classes in Arvada
  • Belly Bliss - Prenatal Yoga & Mommy and Me yoga classes in Cherry Creek
  • Freyja Project - Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga classes in Denver
  • Liza Morgan- Private prenatal yoga sessions
  • The Mama'hood- Prenatal, Baby & Me, Daddy & Me Yoga Classes in the Highlands
  • Mudra - Prenatal Yoga classes in Denver
  • Natal to Nest- Prenatal Yoga & Mommy and Me yoga classes in Littleton
  • pH7 Pilates - Pre and postpartum pilates in Denver
  • Samadhi - Prenatal Yoga classes in Denver

Massage Therapy

Midwives

Nutrition

OB/GYNs & Family Practice Doctors

Pediatricians

  • Aspen Park Pediatrics in Conifer
    “For mountain area families~ In my 4+ years of teaching CBE and doula-ing in the mountain communities, I have heard nothing but wonderful things about this practice from families. Supportive of alternative vaccination schedules, hands on breastfeeding support, responsive staff.” –Gina
  • Julie Becker-Cordova in Littleton
    “After only having one visit with her I am thrilled with her! She is very supportive of parent’s choice on vaccinations. She is supportive of homebirths. She spends a great deal of time with you at the visits. She is very sweet, kind, and gentle with the children. I recommend her very highly!” -Jacie
  • Dr. Susan Fudge-Ericson in Wheat Ridge
    “I absolutely love my pediatrician! They get you in quickly, have walk-in clinics on Saturdays and never too many kids in the waiting area (although no separate sick/well waiting areas).” –Liza
  • Cheryl LeBlanc in Arvada
  • Dr. Shen Nagel in Wheat Ridge
    “He is FANTASTIC and I recommend him to everybody I know. Seriously, I love him so much.” -Miranda
  • Dr. Hal Stein in Lakewood
  • Kaiser
    “I've been with Kaiser since my daughter (now 5) was 1 and we've always delayed vaccination starts and selectively vacc'ed. I've received nothing but support from my ped, Sherrise Arnold Rehring who practices at Skyline. I've also heard good things about Serena Kirkagard, also at Skyline. In fact, everyone on staff at the skyline clinic is awesome and very supportive of parent's decisions. Both my kids were born at home, my daughter (20mos.) hasn't had any vacc's yet and we get nothing but positive support.”
  • Highlands Integrative Pediatrics - North Denver
  • Michelle Uthoff-Campbell - Acupuncture & Integrative Health Clinic in Denver (Pediatric acupuncture and more)
  • Partners in Pediatrics in Wheat Ridge & Littleton
     

Photographers

Postpartum

  • Prema Amrita - Ayurvedic postpartum doula
  • Ari Deutchman- Postpartum Doula
  • Fruit of the Womb- Placenta Medicine Encapsulation 
  • Lee Mather- Ayurvedic cooking/massage/home care for postpartum women in Boulder;  303.440.8435
  • Lynn Schulte-Leech- A Physical Therapist who specializes postpartum moms recover from diastisis, pelvic pain, painful intercourse, scar tissue and back pain
  • Smooth Transitions- Postpartum Doula service
  • Heather Thompson; 303.709.0712 Postpartum Doula
  • With Women- Postpartum Doula service

Support Groups/ Classes- Postpartum & Infant

Websites

  • Birthsource.com - A source for childbirth & parenting information, continuing education & products
  • Childbirth Connection - A resource for trustworthy up-to-date evidence-based information and resources on planning for pregnancy, labor and birth, and the postpartum period
  • Childbirth Solutions -  Information for women worldwide about all of their birthing options so that they may make informed choices for the most empowering experience that is possible
  • Colorado Midwives Association
  • DONA - A doula website with good links
  • The Holistic Pediatric Association - The HPA is committed to supporting parents who seek a holistic model of health care, helping parents reduce the use of ineffective and harmful drug treatments, and empowering parents to build healthy bodies and spirits in their children
  • HypnoBirthing -  HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method - is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education, enhanced by self-hypnosis techniques
  • International Cesarean Awareness Network - ICAN's mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Kangaroo Mother Care Promotions - Kangaroo Mother Care Promotions aims to promote the spread and implementation of Kangaroo Mother Care as the standard method of care for all newborn babies, both premature and full term
  • Spinning Babies - Spinning Babies is a unique, step-by-step approach to Optimal Fetal Positioning. Certain positions of the baby make labor easier than others