Preparing for Motherhood and the months (& years!) that follow can be a mix of magic and overwhelm! They say it takes a village and finding that village can be information overload – so we’ve done the busy work for you. Below you’ll find everything you need, from Pelvic Health to Sleep Consultants. Read on for more and don’t forget to save this Guide for later. We’ve got you mama!
The Nesting Place is a wellness center for pregnant moms and their partners located in Ridgewood, NJ (with a virtual presence).
Offerings include birth and postpartum doulas, Holistic Lamaze/Childbirth Education, Breastfeeding and Newborn Care classes, lactation support, perinatal counseling, pregnancy and new mom support groups, prenatal/postpartum massage and more!
The ultimate goal is to educate, nurture, and empower moms during pregnancy, as well as during the postpartum adjustment once baby is here.
Birthing Strong is a Latina-owned business that was conceived in 2015 based on a need at my gym, SOAR Health and Performance. Besides not feeling safe while training in other locations, we noticed that mamas came in traumatized from birth, scared to be pregnant, and most of all, lacking the confidence they once had in themselves. We aimed to change that.
Birthing Strong is committed to educating, empowering and encouraging moms and moms-to-be to reclaim the confidence they once had in their own bodies! Our programs are designed to help women better prepare for birth and heal postpartum with proper education, rehab, and workouts that don’t further exacerbate core and pelvic floor dysfunction. Our mamas also learn to make informed decisions based on real information as opposed to fear and half-truths that may ultimately lead to trauma. These decisions not only positively affect her and her family, but generations to come!
For birth education, workshops or fitness inquiries, please email [email protected]
Tenafly Pediatrics stays up-to-date with the latest in medical screenings and technology, including computerized charts, in-house labs, vision and hearing screening for babies, and a “patient portal” which allows parents access to their child’s medical information. In addition, the practice offers evening hours for check-ups and emergency hours if needed on weekends and holidays.
Tenafly Pediatrics is proud of their website, www.tenaflypediatrics.com, which showcases the impressive background of the physicians. The practice participates with all the major insurances and admits to Hackensack University Medical Center, Englewood Hospital and Valley Hospital.
Sarah Bossio, Infant and Child Sleep Consultant at Your Zen Baby Sleep, teaches parents everything they need to know about pediatric sleep. As a mom of 2 little girls, Sarah has experienced the depths of sleep deprivation and has made it her mission to help families get the sleep they need! With 14 years of experience as a special education teacher in Bergen County, she believes every child and parent learns differently and structures all of her sleep consultations to accommodate the needs of each family.
For babies 0-16 weeks, Sarah offers live newborn education courses, both virtual and in-home. For little one’s ages 4 months through 7 years, Sarah offers sleep coaching services that help your child sleep 10-12 hours through the night and take predictable naps during the day.
Head over to her website to schedule a free 15-minute discovery call to discuss your sleep needs.
Empowered Pelvic Health is a physical therapy clinic specializing in prenatal and postpartum rehabilitation. We provide one-on-one, high quality, individualized care for women and children of all ages suffering from urinary incontinence, constipation, pelvic pain, diastasis recti, prolapse and more. Our therapists have extensive training in pelvic floor rehabilitation and special interests in orthopedics, Pilates, manual therapy, pediatrics and Pre/Post Natal Corrective Exercise. We believe all mothers should have a painless pregnancy and be given the support to heal more completely after birth. Returning to exercise should and can be leak-free and pain-free!
FIT4MOM is the area’s leading fitness program for moms. Classes are designed by moms, for moms, and taught by certified instructors trained in pre and post natal fitness. What began as Stroller Strides, a 60 minute total body workout done with baby in tow, has grown to include a suite of fitness classes including Barre, Boost and Strides 360. Special programs like Run Club and Body Well help moms focus on their health and fitness goals in a like-minded, supportive environment. FIT4BABY provides prenatal fitness classes specifically for pregnant women at all fitness levels and trimesters.
What really sets FIT4MOM apart is not the fitness, though the fitness is top notch. It’s the community. We hear over and over that moms love the supportive, fun, judgment-free community in FIT4MOM. In addition to the daily classes, FIT4MOM creates frequent, varied opportunities for authentic connection between moms, kids and families. These include regular playgroups, mom meet ups, a book club, family fun events, philanthropic efforts, and expert talks.
Your first FIT4MOM class is free – no strings attached! So are social events like Mom’s Night Out and playgroups. Reach out and set up your free trial class or join the next meet up.
The Mookabee Swaddle is the only swaddle designed to safely help your baby fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer using the proven soothing benefits of your scent. The Mookabee’s scent absorbing Soothe-Swatch absorbs a parent’s scent- then safely snaps into the swaddle base, so baby can smell mom or dad without anything loose in the crib, leading to a better night’s sleep.
Smell is one of the first senses that babies develop. The scent of a mom or dad is proven to lower cortisol levels which calms babies, lowers stress, reduces anxiety and helps them fall asleep faster. When a baby smells their mom or dad it also eases periods of separation and promotes baby/parent bonding.
Created with safety, comfort and convenience in mind, the Mookabee Swaddle is made using all-natural materials, has durable soft Velcro tabs to keep baby secure and warm, and a leg pouch that easily unzips for diaper changes while baby is sleeping.