Below are some of our favorite and highly-recommended resources. If you would like more information about any of the following, or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Birth Doulas

Debbie Mangel
Debbie The Doula

Tammy Arbeter

Breastfeeding Consultants

Linda Derbyshire, IBCLC
Center City Pediatrics

Collette Acker, IBCLC
Breastfeeding Resource Center

Lisa Mandell, IBCLC

Breast Pump Rental Sites

Solutions for Women at Pennsylvania Hospital
721 Delancey Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Joanne Siciliano
121 Sutton Road
Ardmore, PA 19003

The Breastfeeding Resource Center
1355 Old York Road, #101
Abington, PA 19001

Main Line Health Lactation Center at Paoli Hospital


Breastfeeding Support Groups

Breastfeeding Support with Linda Derbyshire
Groups are held at Center City Pediatrics

Mainline Health Breastfeeding Mothers Group
Groups are held at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Group, and Paoli Hospital; visit the website for more information or call 484-565-8075.


Center City Pediatrics
1740 South Street, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Advocare Society Hill Pediatrics
1233 Locust Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19107

CHOP Primary Care Haverford

600 Haverford Road, Suite 100
Haverford, PA 19041


Cantor Mark Kushner – 1-800-559-BRIS

Mothers Support Groups

NEST – 215-545-6378
Newborn “Mommy & Me” classes called “Hatchlings”

Hall Mercer
Great support resource to center city moms. The moms meet with a group of women whose babies are all approximately the same age, and they remain in the same play/support group for about three years.

Yoga Child – 215-238-0989
Yoga baby classes

Born Well – Jennifer@bornwellcommunity.com

Born Well offers mommy and me fitness, yoga, and art classes, plus “tea and talks” with a licensed professional counselor. First Class is FREE!

The Yoga Garden
Two locations (Philadelphia and Narberth)

Ali’s Wagon
Hypnobabies, breastfeeding support, baby-wearing classes, cloth diapering classes, infant massage classes, new moms drop-in group, infant sleep-issues classes.

Moms Supporting Moms
Class led by Perri Shaw Borish MSS, LCSW, BCD at Center City Pediatrics every Wednesday at 9:30am. No need to register ahead of time – you can just show up.

Postpartum Stress-Related Issues

The Postpartum Stress Center
(Accepts most insurances)
1062 Lancaster Avenue, Suite 2
Rosemont, PA 19010

Pam Vail, PsyD – Therapist
255 S. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Perri Shaw Borish, MSS, LCSW, BCD

Psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples
(Sliding Scale Fees, In-Home Sessions as well as In-Office, and therapy in Spanish is available as well)
255 S. 17th St, Suite 1008
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Anna Hiatt Nicholaides, PsyD – Therapist
1420 Walnut Street, Suite 1010
Philadelphia, PA  19102
267-702- 6623

Stephanie Pelosi, LCSW – Therapist
2305 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130

This Isn’t What I Expected, Overcoming Postpartum Depression (Book)

by Karen Kleiman and Valerie Raskin

Chiropractors for Infants and Pregnant Women

Ohm Family Chiropractic
Locations in Media and Philadelphia. They also hold classes and events, including meetings for ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) and La Leche League.

Car Seat Installation Inspection

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
3601 A Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Inspections are done on the first Monday of each month from 5:00PM – 8:00PM by appointment only (call to schedule).

PA State Police

2201 Belmont Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Inspections are done by appointment only (call to schedule).

Newborn Photography

Meg Brock Photography

Other Resources

Cozy Tots Kids Consignment Sales
Semi-annual consignment sale; check the website for upcoming events.

Your Organic Bedroom
Two locations (Paoli and Doylestown) for organic crib mattresses and bedding.