*we are always adding additional services and resources for our clients. if you would like to be featured in our resources or know of good support resources you enjoyed, you can email me at info@allbirths.net

Hospitals:

·         Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster MD  www.carrollhospitalcenter.org 410-848-3000

·         GBMC hospital, Towson MD www.gbmc.org  443-829-2000

·         Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore MD www.mdmercy.com 410-332-9000

·         Sinai Hospital, Baltimore MD www.lifebridgehealth.org 410-601-9000

·         St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore MD  www.stagnes.org 667-234-6000

·         Northwest Hospital, Randallstown MD  www.lifebridgehealth.org 410-521-2200

·         University Of Maryland, Baltimore MD  www.umm.edu 410-328-6749

·         Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore MD www.hopkinsmedicine.org 410-955-5000

 

Birth Centers:

·         Special Beginnings, Arnold MD 410-262-8982, www.specialbeginnings.com

·         Bay area Midwifery Center, Annapolis MD 443-481-4400, www.myaamg.org/bay-area-midwifery

·         Frederick Birth Center, Frederick MD 210-577-8149

 

Birth and Family and Event Photographers:

Kerry Stark- Kerry is the owner/operator of Pretty Love Photography. She is extremely talented and knowledgeable. She can capture all your precious moments from Engagement to Weddings, Maternity to Birth, Newborn and Fresh 48, and your Family as it grows.

For Birth photography she works with 3 other talented photographers to ensure your moments are captured and adored for years to come.  www.baltimorebirthphotographers.com

You can see her personal site as well at www.prettylovephotography.com

She's local to Carroll County and located in Sykesville for easy commute to a Baltimore Birth.

Contact Kerry by phone 443-691-7929, or Email prettylovephotography@gmail.com

CHECK OUT A FEW OF OUR FAVORITES FROM KERRY HERE

 

Birth Doulas:

·         ALL BIRTHS, Susanah Smith, 443-388-4229, www.allbirths.net

·         Bella Rose Birth Services, Alyssa Kinney, www.bellaroseborn.com

·         You can also find wonderful birth doulas in your area on www.doulamatch.net

 

Postpartum Doulas:

·         Bella Rose Birth Services, Alyssa Kinney, www.bellaroseborn.com

·         You can also find wonderful postpartum doulas in your area on www.doulamatch.net

 

Breastfeeding pump and equipment suppliers (purchase and/or rental):

·         The Breastfeeding Shop, PA, 866-255-36779 (email) customerservice@thebreastfeeding shop.com, WEBSITE www.thebreastfeedingshop.com – offering pumps billable to your insurance companies, they offer advice and options for your pump needs and ship it directly to you as fast as next day.

·         CONTACT YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDER directly. Through the ACA (affordable care act) all health insurance companies must offer pumps to any parent in need of one for pumping breastmilk.

 

Breastfeeding classes:

·         ALL BIRTHS, Susanah Smith CLC, 443-388-4229, www.susanahbsmith.com offering personal in home or group setting classes, prenatally or anytime during your breastfeeding journey.

·         WIC  (MARYLAND) 1-800-242-4942, www.mdwic.org

·         Carroll Hospital Center, 410-848-3000

·         GBMC Hospital, 443-849-2000

·         Mercy Medical Center, 410-332-9000

·         Frederick Memorial Hospital, 240-566-3300

 

Breastfeeding support groups:

·         La Leche League -  meetings available  in almost 20 different locations in the MD/DC region. Check their site for your closest meeting. www.lalecheleague.org

·         Carroll Hospital Center has weekly support meetings, call for locations 410-871-7000

·         Sinai Hospital has  “Mommy and Me” support group every Monday from 10-12 noon at  Sinai Hospital, Lactation Resource Room 2401 W. Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215 410-601-9000

·         Mercy Hospital has a mother’s Support group every Monday from 10-12 www.mdmercy.com, 410-332-9000

·         Frederick Memorial Hospital every Friday from 1:30-3:30pm, 240-56-3300

·         The Womb Room has a breastfeeding support group every Thursday from 12-2pm at their location:     915 W 36th Street, Baltimore MD 21211

 

Lactation Consultants and Counselors

·         Katy Linda, IBCLC www.katylinda.com 410-929-2455

·         Susanah Smith, CLC  www.susanahbsmith.com 443-388-4229

 

Childbirth Educators:

·         BRADLEY METHOD: Bella Rose Birth Services, bellaroseborn.com…offers group classes or classes in your home! Weekends available.

·         Carrollhospitalcenter.org has a childbirth education course offered, check their site for dates and times.

·         GBMC hospital has classes offered. Check their site https://www.gbmc.org/parent-education

·         Howard County General Hospital has classes offered. Check their site: www.hopkinsmedicine.org

·         Mercy Hospital offers childbirth education. Check out their website at www.mdmercy.com or www.mercyhospital.org

 

Postpartum Depression support and resources:

·         Carroll Hospital Center holds a monthly support group for Moms who feel a sense of being overwhelmed or sad in their postpartum recovery. A great place for peer support and resources for anyone feeling out of control to get the help you need to connect again and recover. This group meets the fourth Thursday each month at the Shauck Auditorium at 1pm. Call 410-871-1403 to check for meeting place and/or time changes.

·         Mercy’s mothers support group is a good meeting place to talk about postpartum issues as well as breastfeeding.  www.mdmercy.com

·         GBMC has a postpartum group called “Mommy Matters”.  Check their site for more info www.gbmc.org/afteryoudeliver

·         Postpartum Circle at The Womb Room, 915 W. 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211. Meets every 1st and third Tuesday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm.

·         More local support for postpartum can be found at Postpartum Support International’s website: http://www.postpartum.net/locations/maryland/

 

Perinatal loss support groups/bereaved family support:

·         Still Birthday is the best resource for all support groups and direct bereavement doula services for individuals and families, they offer doula support and can connect you with other families in your area for peer support.  www.stillbirthday.com

Family Doctors and Pediatricians:

·         Lifebridge Health Services is a large group of physicians and specialists across the Baltimore and Carroll County areas…you can find any specialist, family physician, and/or pediatrician on their website www.lifebridgehealth.org

 

Minor Emergency Services:

·         Express Care offers multiple acute care offices across Maryland  www.whywaitintheer.com

Abused women’s shelters and support groups:

·         Family and children’s services 24 hour hotline:

o    Carroll County MD  410-865-8031

o    Baltimore County MD 410-828-6390

o    National number 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)

o    WEBSITE www.fcsmd.org

·         Hope Works: Howard County:

o   24 hour hotline 410-997-2272 or 1-800-752-0191

o   WEBSITE www.wearehopeworks.org

·         Montgomery County DHHS:

o   Abused persons program- Crisis Center 24 hours 240-777-4000

o    Intake center Mon-Fri 240-777-4195

·         Heartly House in Frederick county

o   24 hour hotline 301-662-8800

o   office line 301-418-6610

o    WEBSITE www.heartlyhouse.org

 

Child Abuse Protection Agencies:

·         Call your local Social or Human Services office:

o    Allegany County 301-784-7122, after hours 301-759-0362

o    Anne Arundel County 410-421-8400 (24 hours)

o    Baltimore City 410-361-2235 (24 hours)

o    Baltimore County 410-853-3000 (option1) 24 hours

o    Calvert County 443-550-6969 (24 hours)

o    Caroline County 410-819-4500, after hours Sheriff’s Dept. 410-479-2515

o    Carroll County 410-386-3434 (24 hours), Baltimore Area 410-876-2190

o    Cecil County 410-996-0100 (option3), after hours 410-996-5350

o    Charles County 301-392-6739, after hours Sheriff’s Dept. 301-932-2222

o    Dorchester County 410-901-4100, after hours Sheriff’s Dept. 410-228-2222

o    Fredrick County 301-600-4555 (24 hours)

o    Garett County 301-533-3005, after hours Sheriff’s Dept. 301-334-1911

o    Harford County  410-836-4713, after hours Sheriff’s Dept. 410-838-6600

o    Howard County 410-872-4203, after hours Police Dept. 410-313-2929

o    Kent County 410-8107600, after hours State Police 410-758-1101

o    Montgomery County 240-777-4417 (24 hours)

o    Prince George’s County 301-909-2450, after hours 301-669-8605

o    Queen Anne’s County 410-758-8000 (24 hours)

o    St Mary’s County 240-895-7016, after hours 301-475-8016

o    Somerset County 410-667-4200, after hours Somerset Central 410-651-0707

o    Talbot County 410-770-4848 (option1), after hours State Police 410-819-4747

o    Washington County 240-420-2222 (24 hours)

o    Wicomico County 410-713-3900 (option1), after hours Sheriff’s Office 410-548-4890

o    Worcester County 410-677-6800 or 410-641-0097, after hours  Sheriff’s Dept. 410-632-1111 option2

o    DC 202-671-7233

o    Pennsylvania 800-932-0313

o    Virginia 800-552-7096

Addiction Services and Groups:

·         Maryland Addiction Recovery Center: ph 410-773-0501 or 888-491-8447, WEBSITE www.marylandaddictionrecovery.com

·         Local Health departments:

o   Carroll County- 410-876-2512

o   Baltimore County-

§  Jensen Ln, Baltimore 410-887-1503

§  York Rd, Baltimore  410-887-2243

§  Preston St, Baltimore 410-767-5300

§  Woodlawn Community Health Center 410-887-1332

§  Randallstown- 410-887-0600

o   Baltimore City-

§  E Fayette St 410-396-4398

§  Liberty Heights Ave 410-396-9427

o   Hartford County  410-638-3060

o   Howard County  410-313-6300

o   Frederick County  301-600-1029

o   Montgomery County 240-777-0311

Online parenting peer support:

Bridge Moms  (facebook): a growing group of families with a conference date in February in Baltimore to meet and hear from knowledgeable speakers while checking out an array of local birthworkers and awesome parenting "must haves"!

Moms of Carroll County, Maryland (facebook)

Hanover, PA area Pregnant and Breast-Feeding Moms (facebook)

 

Chiropractic Care:

Thrive Chiropractic is widely recommended among families and pregnant women for chiropractic care during pregnancy and especially during postpartum.

 

Community Meeting places:

The Womb Room:  womb-room.mom

A community meeting place in Baltimore offering a variety of classes and support groups for individuals and families in pregnancy and parenting.

 

Yoga and Exercise during pregnancy and postpartum:

Down Town Yoga : Starting In November they will be offering a prenatal Yoga class (443) 293-7423

Westminster Family Fitness Center:  Located at 11 Longwell Ave, Westminster MD 21157.  They offer a wide array of classes from zumba to basketbal to cycling to yoga. With a great AND affordable daycare option for your little ones. They have all the equipment for your workout needs and have optional trainers available as well. Call for more info (410) 751-5501