Health care providers listed below include (but are not limited to) energy healers, naturopathic physicians,
massage therapists, counselors, and medical doctors other than OBGYNs who provide pregnancy, fertility,
and/or post-partum care.
massage therapists, counselors, and medical doctors other than OBGYNs who provide pregnancy, fertility,
and/or post-partum care.
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My name is Sarah Spencer and I am a Nursing and Midwifery student at the University of Queensland, located in South-East Queensland, Australia. Part of my degree is supporting mothers, fathers, and parents through their pregnancy, birth and postnatal experiences. During your pregnancy I would attend antenatal appointments and offer support. I would use this time to get to know you and your family; learn your birth preferences and what you need for a positive birth experience; and support you in any way that I can. I would be honoured to be allowed to provide support to parents of all genders through their birthing experiences. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m Aimée Sturley, a perinatal massage therapist (not RMT), providing massage support for birthing families in the Vancouver area. I've attended over 300 births as a doula and supported even more families post-partum, which informs my approach and technique with my massage clients. I'm committed to my ongoing education in Trans issues in general, and around birth and parenting in particular. Contact me at info@AdarBirthServices.com.
My name is Cheree Kimball and I am a licensed massage therapist (CMT 59564) in Roseville, Sacramento, Citrus Heights, California. I believe in creating a safe space for all bodies, and am honored to hold space for trans* individuals. I offer integrative therapeutic massage, as well as deep tissue, sports, and pregnancy massage. Please visit my page for more information: www.facebook.com/cheree.kimball or email me directly at email@example.com
Lin Weinberg at Spoken Origins matches families, couples and single parents to known sperm donors. Additionally Lin is a personal fertility guide and support partner through natural conception, IUI, egg extraction and IVF. Spoken Origins is proud to provide service to all including LGBTQ folks. I know firsthand undergoing any fertility treatments can be riddled with worry, anxiousness and sometimes trauma. For some it can prove to be daunting, laborious and a true test to one’s resilience. Most engage in this process on their own and struggle to understand the overwhelming process of having a baby or getting your eggs safely preserved. My services are designed to provide a clear road map with a personalized approach so you feel taken care of and guided along this path. You avoid costly mistakes so you potentially don’t have to repeat a cycle(s), saving you money, heartache, extreme emotional highs and lows and overpowering stress. I will help you select a clinic that’s best for you. I’ll also help you understand complicated medical decisions, walk you through the ins and outs of medication, empower you to increase the quality of your eggs and potentially overcome infertility. You can contact me at Lin@yourfertilityguide.com, Lin@spokenorigins.com, www.yourfertilityguide.com, and www.spokenorigins.com. I am based in Los Angeles but work with clients everywhere.
My name is Rebecca Plum, and I offer support groups for Queer and Trans parents, in home insemination, lactation/chest-feeding support and other services in Sonoma, Marin, SF, Solano and Alameda counties. I am a Queer Femme Midwife and Lactation Consultant, and a passionate advocate of improving accessibility of services to, and visibility of, Trans and GenderQueer parents. Information about my current groups, classes and services can be found at www.hearthstonemidwifery.com, and you're welcome to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My name is Sage Staggs and I'm a queer licensed acupuncturist working in Oakland, CA. I support folks through the process of hormone balancing, fertility enhancement, conception, pregnancy and postpartum healing with acupuncture and herbal medicine. I have a particular interest in supporting queer, trans, intersex, and LGB people with these aspects of health. You can find out more about how I work at www.sagestaggs.com or email me at email@example.com.
My name is Whitney Moses, and I’m in Oakland, California. I am a mixed race, queer, cis woman and I've been a massage therapist since 2004 and a doula since 2010. My massage practice covers a broad spectrum of needs, from working with injuries, to working with grief in the body, to relaxation, hospice, to pregnancy. I worked at CPMC for about 5 years offering palliative massage to inpatients. My doula practice is intentionally sparse and primarily for friends and family at this time, but I LOVE doing pregnancy massage and being a resource to pregnant folks, especially queer and trans families. I've also done somatic training around trauma in the body and sexual trauma through GenerationFIVE and Generative Somatics. If your needs and my offerings aren't the right match, I'm also happy to help you find the providers out there that can be a good fit for you. For information on my massage practice, go to www.whitneymoses.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JoAnn Marrero is a birth photographer based in Connecticut who is transgender friendly. Learn more at www.FromLaborToLove.com or www.facebook.com/fromlabortolove, or call 860-205-5989.
Hi! My name is Katrina Pinkerton, and I am an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant and an RN currently residing in Connecticut, with California roots. I am in school to become a Certified Nurse Midwife and Hole Heath Nurse Practitioner (I don't like the term ""Women's"" health!) I have experience supporting breast/chestfeeding experiences to a variety of families in California as well as Connecticut. Aside from the basic gamut of human lactation physiology and the art of infant feeding, I am also knowledgable in lactation induction, suppression, and adoptive feeding. I am available for consultation via email or phone for those who are looking for queer and trans* specific lactation advice from a sensitive and caring professional. I am an advocate and passionate supporter of ALL families. Find me at www.breastfeedingconnect.com, or email me directly at email@example.com.
D.C. Metro Area
Emily Goodstein is a birth photographer working with clients in the DC metro area including VA and MD. More information at www.emilygoodstein.com.
My name is Julie Bindeman and I am a licensed psychologist with a specialization in reproductive health, including infertility, pregnancy loss and perinatal mood disorders. I am the co-director of the Rockville based practice Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington where we view people holistically. We work with individuals across the lifespan. Our website is: www.GreaterWashingtonTherapy.com
I’m Kathleen McCue located in Bethesda, MD. As a family nurse practitioner (FNP) and board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), I'm happy to work with any and all that need ways to nurture and feed their babies. My doctoral research was on lesbian partners and breastfeeding but I'm open and supportive of everyone. You can contact me at BethesdaBreastfeeding@gmail.com.
I’m Erin McCarter, a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in Boise, Idaho. I can support you to feed your baby from the breast with a supplemental feeding system. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm Katie Imborek, MD, an Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and co-Director of the University of Iowa LGBTQ Clinic. I see patients of all ages, including pregnant people and babies. I do deliveries at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA. Please visit www.uilgbtqclinic.com for contact information.
My name is Masina Wright, and I am located in Portland, ME. I am a fertility expert, experienced trans health care provider and an Integrative Medicine Doctor. I have experience in FTM and MTF fertility enhancement including counselling on cryopreservation and IVF support. I have attended some births, but prefer to support through the first timester for miscarraige prevention, and transfer care to a midwife/obstetric ND or OB/GYN for second trimester care and beyond. Email for a free consultation to see if we could work well together. I also provide sliding scale local and Skype Trans Health Care monthly through Justice in The Body Trans Health Clinic. www.thewrightdoctor.com, www.facebook.com/thewrightdoctor, @Thewrightdoctor on Twitter and @LGBTHRT.
Bethesda Breastfeeding is a full-service lactation company owned by a family nurse practitioner, located in Bethesda, MD. One of our many specialties is inducing lactation and working with parents on the gender continuum. Please call 301-943-9293 or write to us at BethesdaBreastfeeding@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
Abi Harper, LMT & Birth Doula provides Prenatal Massage Therapy throughout pregnancy and postpartum in Cambridge, MA. In practice since 2001, Abi Harper LMT welcomes clients of all sizes, genders, races and sexual orientations, and is committed to a world where we can be healthy at every size. Prenatal massage is a gentle, non-invasive way to ease the discomforts of pregnancy (such as back aches, leg cramps, headaches, swelling and poor sleep) and can also be a great way to reduce fatigue and receive nurturing emotional support. Read more and book online at her website: www.abiharpermassage.com.
I am Katelyn Orsi, a photographer out of the Worcester, MA area. Photography is something that I love to do, and I am always looking to expand my portfolio and experiences. As the wife of a FTM person, I am comfortable with all lifestyles and family dynamics and would love to be a part of helping someone capture the moments that they are looking to remember forever. Feel free to contact me with any questions: www.katelynorsiphotography.com, or find me on Facebook under Katelyn Orsi photography. Thank you!
I am Cate Desjardins, a clinical social worker/psychotherapist in Troy, MI. I specialize in working with individuals dealing with trauma, anxiety, and depression. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a birth and postpartum doula. Because of this, I have a special focus on helping people deal with trauma, anxiety, and depression during pregnancy and postpartum, as well as supporting people through all the transitions pregnancy and parenting brings. I offer a free phone consultation to people who are considering working with me to give you space to ask any questions you have about me, my approach, or the logistics of therapy. I look forward to working with you! Contact me at: email@example.com
Kathy Underwood Loughren MSN, ARNP, IBCLC and Kate Schnetzer, MHA CBE CLC CPST are a mother/daughter team who founded Parenting Resources in St. Louis, Missouri. We provide inclusive and culturally competent classes and services supporting caregivers in pregnancy, childbirth, adoption, and early parenting. You can find classes and services such as childbirth education, healthy pregnancy, newborn care, chestfeeding, babywearing, and even classes that assist LGBTQI parents in forming their family. We hold a variety of free and inclusive support groups and can also assist in referrals for transfriendly providers in the area. We are located at 3801 Wyoming Street in the Tower Grove South Neighborhood. Our website is http://www.parentingresources.org.
My name is Alyssa Schnell, and I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with lots of experience working with milk production challenges, including inducing lactation and breast reduction surgery. I believe in a broad and individualized definition of nourishing and nurturing at the breast/chest. I am the author of "Breastfeeding Without Birthing" which is fast becoming a go-to resource for those of us breastfeeding out of the box (www.BreastfeedingWithoutBirthing.com). I work in an inclusive private practice in the St. Louis, MO area and can be reached at 314-614-2074 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check out my website for more information about my practice: www.SweetPeaBreastfeeding.com. Thank you!
My name is Kristin Cavuto, MSW, LCSW, IBCLC. I am an IBCLC working in private practice in central New Jersey. I provide home visits to breastfeeding families to assess and treat all nursing issues. I specialize in low supply, latching issues, and culturally competent care. I am in network with Aetna, so my services are without charge to Aetna members. You can contact me at: email@example.com.
My name is Brian Esser and I am an attorney focusing on adoption, surrogacy, reproductive law, and estate planning. I live in Brooklyn, but I am licensed to practice in New York, Illinois, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin. I am an adoptive dad myself, and my husband and I have two great kids. I am currently President of the National LGBT Bar Association’s Foundation and I am a member of the American Bar Association Family Law Section Committees on Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology. I have experience working with trans clients and I would love to be a resource for you as you build and protect your family. You can contact me at http://www.esserlawoffice.com/ or call me at (718) 747-8447.
Chanelle A. Bergeron is a queer energy healer, intuitive counselor, & clinical herbalist certified through the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine in Ithaca/NY. She specializes in making & using custom flower, gem, & environmental essences in her practice alongside herbal tinctures & teas. Additionally, she uses tarot, pendulum dowsing/clearing, & other tools of divination as a part of her practice & offerings. Chanelle attended Birthwise Midwifery School in Bridgton/ME until the spring of 2014, & while she is taking a break from her studies, has recently begun practicing as a birth assistant with GeorgAnna Wiley of Savannah Midwifery in Georgia. Here is a link to the apothecary she runs with her collaborator & dear friend: Midnight in the Garden Apothecary, http://midnightinthegarden.bigcartel.com
My name is Kate Steinle and I am a Nurse Practitioner and offer fertility consultations and at-home Intrauterine Inseminations (IUIs) in Brooklyn, New York (and surrounding areas). I focus on queer and trans fertility and conception. Please see my website: www.rootfertility.com for further information.
My name is Julie Von. I provide acupuncture and herbal support in New York City. You can reach me via Newclinic.org or Julie@analytica.org.
My name is Shandanette Molnar, and I am a Certificated Lactation Educator & Counselor (UC San Diego) with personal experience in inducing lactation, located in New York, NY. I'm interested in supporting folks who wish to chestfeed/breastfeed, and I strive to provide support that challenges the cissexist and heteronormative norms around birth, parenting, & infant feeding. In order to promote accessibility, I provide counseling & support during a wide array of hours, via email & telephone, and offer bartering & sliding scale pricing. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My name is Heather Edwards, and I am a pelvic physical therapist in Clyde, NC at Haywood Regional Medical Center - A Duke Lifepoint Hospital (20 minutes West of Asheville, NC). I specialize in assisting all genders with urinary, bowel, prolapse, and sexual dysfunctions that can happen at anytime, but tend happen around labor and delivery. I am sex positive and very willing to help out with any pelvic health needs - even if you're not sure what's going on and just need someone to listen and help you do some detective work to get the correct care that you need. You can reach me at email@example.com.
My name is Lori Barklage, I combine cutting edge energy techniques with mindset exercises to help parents come to peace with a less-than-peaceful birth experience. This can be your own birth or your pregnancy, especially if you felt betrayed by anyone from a caregiver to your own body. I lead Birthing Peace Within (for parents) and Midwife Mindset (for caregivers) workshops via webinar, workshop, or in person. I have been facilitating sessions with parents in North Carolina since 1999, have presented internationally at midwifery conferences, and was a presenter at the Southern Comfort Conference in 2013. My work is based on years of training in leading edge energy processes with masters including Tapas Fleming (founder of the Tapas Acupressure Technique®) and Kam Yuen (founder of Yuen Method™). I have also studied Reiki, homeopathy and Touch For Health. I and my husband have one son, two daughters and one FTM “bonus” child. One of my passions is seeing the world without filters or labels - embracing each person for who they are, where they are. My commitment to this is one of the foundations of my work. See my current workshops at www.BirthingPeaceWithin.com/register or contact me via Lori@BirthingPeaceWithin.com
Peaceful Beginnings prides itself on being one of the only out-of-hospital resources for lactation support in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. Lauren Guy, IBCLC, enjoys working with families of all backgrounds, structures, and genders to help them meet their infant feeding goals. Contact her at Lauren@peaceful-beginnings.org or visit www.peaceful-beginnings.org.
My name is Suzie Jebo and I am a trans-compassionate licensed massage and bodywork therapist in Charlotte, NC. I have a queer child who has opened me up to a world of people to love and care for and understand how important knowing you are walking into a space where the energy is safe, welcoming and loving is so very important. I practice Swedish Massage (for relaxing the nervous system, calming anxiety, lowering blood pressure, promoting healthy circulation, detoxing muscles, emotional release), Neuromuscular Therapy (for body balancing and correcting postural issues), Passive Assisted Stretching, Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Massage, and Reiki Energy Healing. I like to treat the WHOLE PERSON (Body, Mind and Spirit) instead of compartmentalizing specific issues whenever possible. You can learn more about me at: rubrubrelax.com. I look forward to working with you!
Samara Ferrara is a midwife (4 yrs, 41 births, Heart and Hands advanced midwifery program completed, Ancient Art Midwifery Institute student), doula by DONA International, childbirth educator CAPPA International, co-founder of Amarte Perinatal Center, and with a biology degree from Texas A & M University. She is in Monterrey, Mexico. She can be contacted at Samidwifery@gmail.com or by phone at 0448114137520.
I am Jennifer Kennedy. I am an Advanced Lactation Counselor (ALC), and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Intern. I'm taking my exam in July 2015. I have a private practice, and I see clients at their home or in my office. I am LGBTQI friendly. I also practice CranioSacral Therapy (CST) for parents and babies to help resolve normal and traumatic birth or feeding issues. I work in Central Ohio and surrounding areas. Please see my website for more information www.healingacrossalifetime.com
My name is Lauren Wales. I am a full spectrum doula, licensed massage therapist, and birth activist in Cincinnati, Ohio. I have 12 years of experience in birth work, including training in the Farm's midwifery assistant program. In December of 2014 I will graduate with a BA in anthropology, with co-op and research experience in preconception care to prevent black infant mortality and feminist herstories of midwifery in the second wave. My other studies include somatic trauma release and shamanic facilitation. I am a queer mama to one bio-daughter and two stepdaughters with my partner. I feel passionate about supporting my clients and community with safety, respect, love and presence. You can contact me at LWales@massagetherapy.com.
Barbara Cowan ND, licensed Naturopathic Doctor. Gravenhurst (Muskoka) and Orillia (Simcoe), Ontario, Canada. Trans* friendly practitioner offering supportive pre and post-natal care. Labour support includes: acupuncture, homeopathy, massage and mindfulness techniques. Acupuncture also used for labour induction and to reposition breech babies. www.BarbaraCowanND.com
I'm Cyndi Gilbert, a naturopathic doctor (ND) in Toronto, Ontario with a trans positive practice. I work with lots of people seeking to expand their families and those with small kids. My clinical toolbox includes herbal medicine, nutrition, acupuncture, homeopathy, hydrotherapy and mindbody techniques. I have taken additional training specific for healthcare providers working with gender-creative and trans kids, teens and adults. For more info about me and my naturopathic practice, please see my website: www.cyndigilbert.ca
Jodi Hall work with A Safe Passage, which is a practice of doulas, social workers and health researchers who provide full-spectrum services in London, ON to individuals and families during various life transitions. For more information, please refer to our website at www.asafepassage.info. They add: Please note we are in the process of revamping our site to reflect the diversity of services we offer.
I am Mahalia Freed, ND. I am a (queer, femme) Naturopathic Doctor in Toronto, ON. In addition to private practice, I also teach and write on LGBTTTIQ health issues for the naturopathic medical community. I provide whole person care including fertility & pregnancy support, allergies, digestion, immunity, mood, and hormone balance. My clinical tools include herbal medicine, nutrition, homeopathy, BodyTalk, acupuncture and counselling. Note that most of my services are available over the phone or via Skype. You can learn more about me at www.drmahaliafreed.com, and you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-856-4682.
My name is Angela Carter, and I am a Naturopathic primary care physician and midwife in Portland, Oregon serving the LGBTQI communities of the greater Pacific Northwest. I love working with trans* and genderqueer individuals, couples, and larger groups to find creative ways to make families happen, and increase the odds of conception. I offer home birth and water births, prenatal and postpartum care, pediatric care, and whole family care, and I am happy to be a doula and advocate for your hospital births as well. I also offer hormone management care for people seeking to find a better home in their bodies. You can contact me at email@example.com.
Caroline Jones Redstone, CNM, PMHNP-BC, DNP worked in obstetrics as a nurse and midwife for about 12 years before shifting her focus to mental health care. She specializes in reproductive and perinatal mental health care and offers both therapy and medication management. Located in Portland, Oregon. Contact her at www.redstonemw.com, or 503.719.8865.
I am Winn Asay, an IBCLC, RN who serves the Portland, OR and surrounding areas. I help families through lactation issues and/or concerns. As my oldest child is Trans, I feel having a compassionate provider who understands the added hardship lactation can bring is paramount in my care. I do care deeply for the families I work with and aim to guide them through the choices and decisions that can be made. More info at: www.artemislactation.com
April Rosenblum, IBCLC is a board-certified lactation consultant who helps new families in their homes or her office, West Philly Lactation. She has been trained by and continues to study with leaders in the field of lactation, including Catherine Watson Genna, Kay Hoover and the hardworking lactation team at Pennsylvania Hospital and is a Red Cross CPR instructor. Nursing or pumping for a baby can be a crazy experience for any new parent - but it comes with a unique set of challenges and rewards for trans and gender non-conforming parents and their families. We encourage you to share your language preferences with us, and any other information that will help us support you fully. We are proud to be a queer- and trans-friendly business. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My name is Jennifer Welch. I am an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant - find out more here: http://www.montrealibclc.ca/why-ibclc). My job is to help you meet your goals in feeding your baby, whatever that looks like for you. I run an inclusive practice in Montreal, QC, Canada. I offer home visits in Montreal, as well as consults by Skype. Please consult my website to learn more about me and the services I offer: http://www.montrealibclc.ca/welcome
My name is Bonnie Lehr, and I live in Fort Worth, Texas. I provide lifestyle portrait sessions and documentary style birth photography for all families and individuals. From the joy of pregnancy and the intense beauty of your child's first breath to the precious details of your newborn's sleeping face I'll be there to capture your priceless moments. Please visit www.bonnielehr.com to view my portfolio and to contact me for further information about the services I provide.
The intention of toLabor is to educate and certify professional birth doulas so that they may help those who are birthing and their partners become active participants in their birth. At toLabor we aim to learn how to support its clients so that they may feel a sense of confidence and power that can be carried forward into their parenting as well as into their daily lives. Pregnancy, labor, and birth serve a purpose ~ to help prepare the way to raise a child. At toLabor we believe that all people benefit from support and resources that will help our clients be aware of, and educated about, the options and choices that are available so that they may make informed decisions concerning their birth experience. We embrace the evidence that a person who actively participates in their birth will have a healthier birth for their baby, themselves, and their family; physically and emotionally. We believe that in every birth, there is room for compassion and respect for the process. We believe this a civil right, a human right. We believe in creating and fostering a community of change. Please visit our website at http://www.tolabor.com for more information.
I'm Felice Barnow, ND, LM. I am a naturopathic physician and provide general care for the transcommunity. I also provide fertility services including intrauterine inseminations. My practice is in Seattle and our office telephone is 206-328-7929 and our web address is www.SNABC.com.
Nicole Donahue M.A. LMFT offers Queer family planning psychotherapy with a strong emphasis in social justice in Seattle, WA. Nicole can be contacted at email@example.com or www.nicoledonahue.com.
I'm Rick Posmantur, ND, LAc. I am a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist and provide general care for the trans community. I also provide fertility services including acupuncture and herbal and nutritional therapies. My practice is in Seattle and our office telephone is 206-328-7929 and our web address is www.SNABC.com.
My name is Sharon Muza, and I am located in Seattle, WA. I offer LGBTQ, trans*, size friendly group and private Lamaze childbirth classes in the Seattle area. My classes are welcoming and safe and simply full of hands on and engaging activities that respect and honor everyone's journey to parenthood. Please consider joining me. I would love to have you! I offer series classes, Labor YOUR Way classes, Cesarean YOUR Way classes and so much more. See you in class! Find me at sharonmuza.com.