Acupuncture

Freedom Chiropractic - (910) 238-2330  445 Western Blvd., Suite O, Jacksonville, NC 28546  
Jacksonville Oriental Medicine Center - 215 Western Blvd, Suite 300 Jacksonville, NC 28546
(910) 989-0002      www.jaxorientalmed.com
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Homopathy, Reiki, Relaxation Techniques, Pain and Stress Management

Birth Centers
 

Women's Birth and Wellness Center - Free standing birth center staffed by Nurse Midwives.  Water birth options available.  Full service maternity care and postpartum care in addition to breastfeeding assistance.  Also, has an amazing store with a huge variety of baby / mother care items including cloth diapers, nursing wear, homeopathy products.
930 Martin Luther Kings Jr. Blvd., Suite 202 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 www.ncbirthcenter.com (919) 933-3301


Birth Doulas

Jeanette Dion - (910) 270-4747     doula1@hotmail.com          Also a Lamaze Instructor.
Birth with Confidence - Birth Services by Meredith Christine, CPM  
www.birthwithconfidenceNC.com  (910) 274-8415     meredithbowden@hotmail.com
Coastal Doula Services - Cristie Gumble - Doula and Childbirth classes
(704)960-9187    doulabirths@yahoo.com     www.coastaldoula.webs.com
Candace Edwards - (910) 233-7989    candace@birthherway.com
Ann Tumblin - doula and cbe (919)306-1957 anntumblin@gmail.com
Teaches DONA birth doula certification classes and Lamaze Passion for birth instructor certification classes on Topsail Island and individual Lamaze classes for couples. 

Nicole Havelka    (910) 200-8646   http://wilmingtondoula.com
Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula and Placenta Encapsulation Services
www.doulamatch.net – Online directory of doulas in your local area.
www.doulas.com – Online directory for doulas in your local area. 

 

Birth Photographers

Cool Breeze Photos - Sherry Steveson   (910) 431-7854  http://coolbreezephotosnc.com coolbreezephotos@gmail.com
Dana Jacksonhttp://danajacksonphotography.com 

Dyal Studios (910)238-4221 http://dyalstudios.com
Michael Escobar Photography - www.michaelescobarphoto.com   (910) 264-5787
He also does beautiful nursing photos for moms who wish to capture this special time.
Pleasantly Captured Photography - Maternity, Newborn and Baby Photography
337 Center Street, Jacksonville, NC 28546(910) 805-0441www.pleasantlycaptured.com
Samantha Ann Photography - 16717 US HWY 17, Suite 204, Hampstead, NC 2843
http://www.samanthaannphoto.com   samantha@fociis.com
Unique-U-Photography - Alicia Juniku(910) 228-2457  http://www.aliciajunikuphotography.com  alicia@unique-u-photography
Melissa Russell melissaandcophotography.com

 

Breastfeeding

Alicia Corey, IBCLC- Nurture Lactation Services www.ENCjacksonville.com  email: ENCbirth@gmail.com

Tori Sproat- Tiny Tummies Lactation www.tinytummieslc.com

Breast Feeding Inc. - www.breastfeedinginc.ca An amazing wealth of breastfeeding assistance. Written by     Dr. Jack Newmand and Edith Kereman.  Their Candida Protocol using Grapefruit Seed Extract is very helpful for mothers experiencing issues with thresh.
The Bra Fairy www.TheBraFairy.com Custom fitted support bras
www.breastfeedingusa.org
EZ Twin Nursing Pillow - Nursing Pillows for Mothers nursing twins.  
Available at amazon.com or www.doubleblessings.com
International Lactation Consultants Association    www.ilca.org
Milkin Mamas – www.milkinmamas.com         (877)522-6262
Coordinates breast milk screening and donations for premature infants.  Provides supplies for the milk donating and will cover all related expenses. 
La Leche League
National La Leche League - 1-800-452-5324

  • Jacksonville, NC: Open to all families LLL is a volunteer mother-to-mother support organization and provides monthly meetings in Jacksonville as well as free phone and email support. Call with questions or on Facebook. 1115 Lejeune Blvd.  (Fellowship Hall) Meets the first Thursday monthly at 10am.  (910) 378-9877     lllofjacksonvillenc@gmail.com http://lalecheofjaxnc.weebly.com/

Milkshare.com – Website that links women with or needing surplus breast milk together.  Also goes into great detail what should be done before using or donating breast milk and proper storage procedures. 
Milkbank Locator - Find locations of human milk banks nationwide at www.hmbana.org
Motherlove - Offers herbal supplements to help promote breastfeeding.
www.motherlove.comAlso carried by many local stores.
Onslow County Breastfeeding Coalition - Connecting resources to educate, promate, protect and support breastfeeding as the norm for mothers and babies in Onslow County.  They have an amazing resource guide to the local area that is updated often.  They help organized yearly "Latch On" events, and sponsor Breastfeeding Photo Sessions ocassionaly. 
www.facebook.com/OnslowCountyBreastfeedingCoalition        OnslowBreastfeeding@gmail.com
Weston A. Price Foundation - Excellent recipe to make your own formula if unable to breastfeed. www.westonaprice.org
WIC Program – Provides breastfeeding information and resources to women who qualify for their subsidy program.     1-888-942-3663        

 

Child Abuse Protections Agencies

Childhelp National Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD
Onslow County Child Protective Services (910)455-3113
Baptist Children's Homes - www.bcfamily.org
Christian non-profit organization providing residential services and help to children, teens and families in crisis.  


Childbirth Educators

Birth Workshop 2-day series  www.belliesbirthbabies.com/childbirthclasses

Bradley Method-  www.BradleyBirth.com
12 classes for 2 hours each over the course of 12 weeks

Lamaze        http://www.lamaze.org

Also check out Passion for Birth Child Birth Educators. www.passionforbirth.com
Birth with Confidence - Offers Private Childbirth classes by Meredith Christine, CPM  
www.birthwithconfidenceNC.com(910) 274-8415     meredithbowden@hotmail.com
Cape Fear Area Doulas - Birth and Postpartum doula network in Southeastern North Carolina.
www.capefearareadoulas.org
Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune - Contact the OBGYN Clinic, classes are free for active duty marines and their family members. Classes are taught by Jeanette Dion - doula1@hotmail.com(910) 451-7594
Ann Tumblin - (919) 306-1957 anntumblin@gmail.com
 Teaches classes both private and group setting in Topsail Island, NC.
Hypnobabies        www.hypnobabies.com
 Jennifer Davidson - www.belliesbirthbabies.com//hypnobabiesnc

Other Child Birth Classes
Camp Lejeune New Parent Support Program – www.mccslejeune.com/npsp
Midway Park and Marine Family Programs Annex, Bldg LC 4012B     (910)449-9501
Offers classes on a variety of topics to equip you for learning how to take care of yourself and your new baby. Baby Boot Camp, Home Visitation, Parenting Classes.  
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Camp Lejeune Office - 400 McHugh Blvd. Camp Lejeune, NC (910)451-5346
Offers classes for active duty military families. 
Budget for Baby - Learn budgeting techniques and the impact having a new baby has on a families finances.  A free layette is available to participants.  
Held 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 9-11am.  Call (910)451-5346 for registration and directions. 
Visiting Nurses - Provide RN's for home health visits to educate new parents and ask questions. They weigh and measure babies, offer breast feeding support, and provide new parent support.  Available upon request in your home.
Also offer Combat Casualty Assistance. Monday - Thurs 8-4pm, Friday 8-3pm. 
Well Baby Clinic - Sponsored by the Home Visit Nurses. You can have your children weighed and measured, ask medical and developmental questions, socialize with other parents and browse the children clothes and other items they have available. Held from 10-noon on the 1st Tuesday at Tarawa Terrace Community Center and the 2nd Tuesday at Midway Park Chapel. 

Spinning Babies -www.spinningbabies.com
Their childbirth education promotes trust and ease through ideal fetal positioning and natural childbirth. 


Childcare / School Options

Mercy's Garden Montessori Preschool: Montessori Preschool program for children ages 2-5 years

http://www.mercysgarden.com

KIDZ BIZZ - Drop in childcare options that are paid by the hour.  Jacksonville, NC location.
www.kidzbizzkidz.com       (910) 346-5551
Friends School of Wilmington - An Independent Quaker School serving ages 18months - 8th grade
(910) 791-8221     www.fsow.org
Hullabaloo - Offers a wide variety of activities from summer camps to drop in services. Holly Ridge, NC location.
www.HullabalooPlay.com    (910) 821-1250
Jacksonville Montessori Children's School - 714 Bates Street, Jacksonville, NC 28549      (910) 938-3826
www.jacksonvillemontessori.com   mcsj@embarque.com
Offering Educational programs for children ages 1 through 12yrs old.
Liberty Christian Academy - 215 Kinston HWY, Richlands, NC 28574 (910) 430-0741 www.liberty-academy.net
Homeschool Connect & LCA HybridEd. Serving grades K-12.
Noah's Arc Preschool  - Preschool program for 3yr olds and 4 yr olds in Sneads Ferry, NC.    (910) 327-6624  
North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE) - Support group for home schooling families.  www.NCHE.com
North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education Homeschool Guide Book
www.ncdnpe.org/documents/HomeSchoolGuideBook.pdf
Northwoods Methodist Preschool - 1528 Gum Branch Road, Jacksonville, NC 28540
Offer parents mornings out programs (9months) - Kindergarden Prep programs.
(910) 346-9725 preschool@northwoodsumc.org
PEERS Childcare - Free drop in Childcare program for 6 weeks to 5yrs old.   (910) 333-9725
151 Chaney Ave. Jacksonville, NC 28540
Point Institute -4718 College Acres Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403    (910) 540-9100    www.pointinstitutewilmington.org
Private school with Individual instruction, ADD, ADHD, Autism & Dyslexia Specializing.
Prodence Preparatory Academy - 2730 North Chase PKY, Wilmington, NC(910) 742-0712
www.proidencewilmington.com
Topsail Montessori School - 101 Whitebirdge Road, Hampstead, NC    (910) 319-0670
Topsail Presbyterian Preschool - 16249 HWY 17, Hampstead, NC 28443    (910) 270-2312     www.topsailpc.org
www.nancysnannies.com - Screened and Referenced Babysitters in your home from Morehead City to Wilminton, NC.  (252)726-6575
www.care.com - Online daycare referral service. Free memberships for military families.
www.sittercity.com – Online daycare referral source. Free memberships for military families


Children’s Hospitals

New Hanover Regional Medical Center - Nunnelee Pediatric Specialty Clinic
2131 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28402     www.nhrmc.org    


Chiropractors

Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can help relieve the aches and pains associated with pregnancy.  Chiropractic care can also help align your pelvis, improve neurobiomechanical function, which can allow for a faster, easier labor. 
The Webster Technique - The Webster protocol is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxations / SI joint dysfunction. In doing so neurobiomechanical function in the pelvis is improved. Webster technique can be used to address breech presentation in pregnancy.  
 Chiropractic can help address the following issues in children: colic, latching problems, asthma, ear infections, cold / flu, bedwetting, acid reflux and digestive problems.  

Family Tree Chiropractic - Samantha Bunge, DC, BS, Webster Technique Certified
6105 Oleander Dr. Suite 101, Wilmington, NC 28403   (910) 769-2338 www.familytreechiropractic.net
Freedom Chiropractic - Dr. Sara Stroud, DC - Also offers acupuncture, nutrition and massage therapy.
445 Western Blvd., Suite O Jacksonville, NC 28546  (910)238-2330 www.freedomchiro.net
Dr. Christina Gray - Family Chiropractor (910) 620-136711243-A HWY 17N Wilmington, NC
Adjustments are $25, Same day family members $5, Initial Exam $25
White Oak Family Chiropractic - Barbara Sheilds, BS, DC(910)478-0001 ncdcbarb@gmail.com
Whitekettle Chiropractic - (910) 327-0022   www.whitekettlechiropractic.com  Office in Sneads Ferry, NC

Spinningbabies.com - Spinning Babies helps baby get into position for birth and helps support a normal, childbirth.  Their website has various exercises you can do to encourage the baby to shift / rotate. 


Cloth Diapering

American Eco-Baby & Diaper Service - Lauren Burch (910) 939-2235 www.americanecobaby.com
1939 Unit 400, Lejeune Blvd. Jacksonville, NC 38546
ww.TinyTush.com – Great resource for finding out what options you have in cloth diapering and what would be a great starter kit. 
CottonBabies - www.cottonbabieslove.com
Runs a donation service where you can donate the cloth diapers you no longer are using and donate them to a family in need.  If you are facing financial hardships this is also a great resource to use to get a set of cloth diapers on lone, thus saving you thousands of dollars.   
The Rebecca Foundation Cloth Diaper Closet - www.therebeccafoundation.org   or   www.clothforall.com
10730 Portanco Rd. Suite 122, #238   San Antonio, TX 78251     (855) 678-3232
A nationwide organization that offers cloth diapers to low income families.  They do accept diaper donations if you are looking for a place to donate the cloth diapers and diapering supplies you are no longer using. The local contact is Alicia Lowe and can be reached at jacksonville@trfcdc.org
https://www.facebook.com/trfcdc.jacksonville
Green Baby Diaper Service - (910) 399-30516006 Oleander, Wilmington, NC 28403   www.greenbabybiz.com
Diaper Service with prefolds along with modern diapering accessories for mothers who prefer to leave the washing of cloth diapers to the professionals.
www.diaperswapers.com
www.diaperjunction.com – Offers the option to test drive certain diapers and return within 30 days if you do not like the product.


Community Services and Programs

Bethany Connection – Free Relationship skills education and coaching for unmarried couples who are expecting or parenting an infant.        www.bethanyconnections.org
Carenet – A network of nationwide pregnancy centers available to answer questions, provide resources
800-518-7907           www.care-net.org
ENC Pregnancy, Birth, and Wellness Community Groups
Drug Health Information https://www.drugwatch.com/women/pregnancy

Life Line Pregnancy Center - free pregnancy tests, confidential peer counseling, adoption, parenting classes.
4522 Fountain Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403   www.lifelinewilmington.com   (910) 392-0001
Offers free pregnancy tests, confidential peer counseling.
Onslow Ministries Homeless Shelter (910)347-3227
Onslow County Partnership for Children Resource Center - www.onslowkids.org
Provides referral services for local licensed childcare providers.  Also have resource rooms where parents / churches / teachers / and agencies services service young children can checkout educational materials for young children. Resources include: Books, Videos, Reference books for parents, Educational Toys for ages newborn - 12yr old.  
Jacksonville Center - (910) 938-0336   Mon. - Fri. 9am-5pm, 1st Thursday Monthly 6:30pm-8pm.
Richlands Center - (910) 324-6590   Tue. - Fri. 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 5pm
Swansboro Center - (910) 326-4752   Tue. - Fri.  9am - 12pm & 1pm - 5pm
Sneads Ferry - (910) 327-1161 Tuesday  9am - 12pm & 1pm - 5pm
USO - 9 Tallman Street, Jacksonville, NC 28540   (910) 455-3411   www.uso-nc.org
Offers a variety of programs for military members and their families. 
United States Marine Corps School Liaison Program
Assists military families with identifying and coordinating community resources to reduce the impact of the mobile military lifestyle on children and their schooling    www.usmc-mccs.org/school/
Camp Lejeune School Liaison-


Early Interventions for Babies with Special Needs

Clinic for Special Children - Dr. Karen Harum       www.clinicforspecialchildren.net
Naval Hospital ENT Clinic - Dr. Angel Perez
Able to assist military families with tongue and lip ties.   (910) 450-4720
Neonatology Doctors at Jacksonville Children's and Multispecility Clinic (910) 353-0581
New Hanover Regional Medical Center - Nunnelee Pediatric Specialty Clinic
Dr. Michael S. Jaskolka, Medical Director Pediatric Cleft & Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
(910) 667-6819     www.nhrmc.org
Special Education Alliance - www.seal4enc.org     (910) 546-3965
Their vision is to empower parents, promote educational tools that support advocacy, Promote Community awareness & Increase student educational, social and life skills. 
Speech for Kidz - www.speech4kidz.com     (910) 395-2995
Professional group consisting of licensed speech language pathologists, speech language pathology assistants and developmental therapists.  Offer services for infants and children up to 21years old. 
Wilmington Health - Ear, Nose and Throat and Audiology
Dr. Zwack1899 N. Marine Blvd. Jacksonville, NC(910) 509-7474   www.wilmington health.com


Family Doctors / Pediatricians / Pediatric Dentists

Richard Adelman, MD - www.radelman.com    (919)846-9292  7320 Six Fork Rd. Suite 260, Raleigh, NC
Ordained Jewish Mohel who will do the covenant of circumcision. 
Carters Drugs - Dr. Brad Carter - A compounding pharmacy
4037 Masonboro Loop, Suite G, Wilmington, NC 28409   (910) 647-4809 carterdrugs01@gmail.com
Clinic for Special Children - Dr. Karen Harum, Board certified neurodevelopemental pediiatrician
(910) 319-7744    www.clinicforspecialchildren.com     5725 Orelander Dr. Wilmington, NC
Coastal Carolina Pediatrics - www.coastalpediatric.com   (910) 270-3673
Has offices in Leland, Hampstead and Wilmington
Dr. Blackstone, Dr. Hoke Pollock
Coastal Carolina Pediatric Dentistry - Dimock & Weinberg, DDS, PA
Assisting Infants, Children and Adolescents.      www.ccpedo.com     (910) 794-2266
Halley White, DDS, - Pediatric Dentist
Wilmington Location (910) 686-1869        Jacksonville Location (910) 333-0343
Lane Optometry - Dr. Jason Minton    1231 Birch St. Camp Lejeune, NC 28547    (910) 451-5249
Jacksonville Children's and Multispecialty Clinic - Providing Family Practice, Pediatrics, Neonatology, and Counseling for Pediatric and Adult patients. 
Jacksonville Children's Clinic   (910) 353-0581 - Dr. Alexander Chavez

  • Family and Children's Family Care Clinic     (910) 353-3200
  • Swansboro Children's and Family Care     (910) 325-0581
  • Richlands Children's and Family Care     (910) 324-7268
  • Sneads Ferry Pediatrics and Family Care     (910) 327-5437 - Jack Wilcox - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Northshore Family Dentistry - www.nsfamilydentistry.com  (910) 327-2248 1319 NC HWY 210, Sneads Ferry
Excellent family dentist.  He and his staff are wonderful when working with young children.  
Port City Eye Care - Dr. Jason Hendrix - (910) 686- 3396     8262 Market Street, Suite 103, Wilmington, NC
Excellent working with young children.  Also offers a children's lenses special with free replacements for a yr. 
Wilmington Dermatology - Karin Hipp, PA-C - She personally has experience with Pregnancy and Post-partum rashes.  Also is willing to see children. 
710 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 320, Wilmington, NC 28403   (910) 256-4350


Health Food Stores / Local Farm Fresh Producers

Back Waters Apiary - Local Honey, Bee Swarm Removal, Honey Bee Education
Eric Talley      (910) 389-7709        backwaterapiary@gmail.com
Bulk and More Store - 889 Fountaintown Road, Beaulaville, NC 28518  (910) 298-2183
Amazing store offering homemade breads, Cinnamon Rolls (Which are amazing!), Organically Grown Grains, Fresh Glass Bottled Milk, Butter & Cheese, Bulk Foods (Grains, Flour, Sugar & Spices). 
ell worth the trip!
Cedar Point Salty Air Open Market - 307 Cedar Point Blvd. Cedar Point, NC
(910) 650-4933     www.saltyairmarket.com     Tue. - Sat. 10am-6pm,  Sun. 10-5pm
Davis Seafood Market - Fresh North Carolina Seafood caught daily. 
155 Davis Lane, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460    www.davis-seafood.com     (910) 327-4081
Gray Cat Botanicals - Offer a variety of herbs and herbal supplies.
120 Sebrell Avenue, Wilmington, NC      (908) 670-1590
Hometown Harvest - Offers locally grown produce and weekly CSA boxes.
located in Floral Expressions off 210 in Sneads Ferry, NC.   (910) 327-3825
Humble Roots Farm - www.humblerootsfarm.com    Wilmington, NC
An organic farm offering everything from beautiful seasonal produce to grass fed, pasture raised beef, pork, chicken and eggs. Also has CSA shares available. 
Mitchell Seafood - Fresh North Carolina Seafood caught daily
235 Wheeler Creek Road, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460   (910) 327-7741 www.mitchellseafood.com
Natures Way - Alphine Dairy Goats, Fresh goat milk and cheese available and raw milk available for animal use.  Also fresh caught seafood and oysters.
115 Crystal Ct. Hampstead, NC                (910) 270-3036              www.natureswayfarmandseafood.com
New Bridge Organic Market - 708 New Bridge Street, Jacksonville, NC    (910)347-2533
North Shore Mulch & Garden - (910) 327-6000 780 HWY 210 Sneads Ferry, NC
Local landscaping and gardening supplies. Wonderful plants, mulch, soil, stone and straw available for sale. 
Old River Farms - Casey Glover, ManagerOffers Homegrown beef, u-pick strawberries, a wide variety of plants, field trip opportunities, and vegetables
8711 Old River Road, Burgaw, NC 28425   www.oldriverfarmsnc.com   (910) 264-5418   (910) 616-5884
Piney Wood Farms - 2877 Piney Woods Road, Burgaw, NC      (910) 471-4825 www.pineywoodfarmnc.com
Family owned and operated farm which raises peaches, apples, chicken and cattle. 
SF Farms - www.sffarmsnc.com 
Simply Natural Creamery - www.simplynaturalcreamery.com   252-746-3334
1265 Carson Edwards Rd. Ayden, NC 28513
An all Jersey Cow Farm offering milk and milk products for sale. Also offers farm tours and has amazing ice cream for sale. Well worth the trip to visit!
Sisters Organic Market - 330 North New River Dr. Surf City, NC     (910)541-2223
Surf City Farmers Market - Held Tuesdays at Stump Sound Park.  Open 9am - 2pm starting in mid-May.
Rainbow Meadow Farms - 1065 Lloyd Harrison Road, Snow Hill, NC 28580
www.mfpasturepuremeats.com  (252) 560-0564
They offer pasture raised beef, poultry, lamb and pork products and eggs.  They deliver to Eastern North Carolina once a month.  Our family eats their meats and love their products! 
Tidal Creek Coop - 5329 Oleander Dr. Wilmington, NC     (910) 799-2667     www.tidalcreekcoop.com
www.produce.com - Offers delivery of local & sustainably grown produce to residents throughout VA, NC & SC.

 

Hospitals / Minor Emergency Services
 

New Hanover Regional Medical Center - Betty H. Camerson Women's and Children's Hospital
www.nhrmc.org     2131 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401           (910) 667-7360
Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital
100 Brewster Blvd. Camp Lejeune, NC 28547          www.med.navy.mil          (910) 450-4300
CarolinaEast Health System - The Women's Center
252-633-8154 2000      Neuse Blvd. New Bern, NC 28561     www.carolinaeasthealth.com
Offers birthing suites and classes in Prepared Childbirth, Breastfeeding, and Infant CPR.  
Carteret General Hospital - Brady Birthing Center
3500 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557     (252)808-6000   www.carteretgeneral.com
Offer birthing suites. Freedom Call facilities to allow military fathers unable to attend the birth to still be part of the birth. Breast feeding support / assistance provided after birth and continued even after discharge from the hospital if desired.  
Onslow Memorial Hospital
317 Western Blvd. Jacksonville, NC          www.onslow.org          (910) 577-2690

 

Infant Massage Classes and Services

Mary Boudreault - Certified in Infant Massage.  (252) 675-2670   bouderaultmaryal@gmail.com
Happy Families Happy Babies - Jessica Cooper       (910)377-7450      www.happyfamilieshappybabies.
Located in Wilmington, NC but will travel. Certified in Infant and prenatal massage. 

 

Libraries & Other Field Trip / Class Offerings

Art Works - 228 New Bridge Street, Jacksonville, NC      (910) 545-2345      www.artworksnc.com
Artworks Studio offering art classes for children to adult, ceramics, exhibits, fundraisers and parties.
Kindermusic - Melissa Russell  (910) 389-9573  facebook.com/Kindermusic.with.MelissaRussell
The Turtle Factory - 1072 HWY 210, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 (910)327-3244 WWW.turtlefactory.com
Ceramic Painting for children and adults, Adult and children beading classes, Also offer basket making classes.
Camp Lejeune Base Library - www.mccslejeune.com/libraries
Camp Lejeune Base Youth Pavilions - www.mccslejeune.com/cytp
Cape Fear Serpentarium - www.capefearserpentarium.com
Cheryl Crane- Surf City, NC (540)809-3037  angelpainter7.wordpress.com
Art Educator who is willing to offer art classes for children and home school groups. 
Children's Museum of Wilmington - www.playwilmington.org
Ecological Marine Adventures - www.ematopsail.webs.com
Marine Education Center that specializes in hands on, in the field opportunities and classes for children.  
Learning Express Toys - 3804 Oleander Dr. Wilmington, NC      (910) 313-3100
Has a great assortment of educational toys and offer a variety of educational classes and events for children. 
Mike's Farm - Country Store, Bakery, Restaurant and Petting Zoo. Also hosts holiday family events.
1600 Haw Branch Road, Beulaville, NC 28518     (910) 324-3422      www.mikesfarm.com
Neuseway Nature Center and Planetarium, Health & Science Museum and Campground
Located in Kinston, NC     www.neusewaynaturepark.com
Onslow County Public Libraries - www.onslowcountync.gov/libraries
Onslow County Babywears - Regular monthly meeting and lending wearer library.
www.Facebook.com/groups/Onslowcouny babywears/
Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium - www.ncaquariums.com
USO - 9 Tallman Street, Jacksonville, NC 28540      www.uso-nc.org     (910) 455-3411
Offers a variety of programs for military members and their families. 
Tuesday Story Time at 10:30am. Reading Session for children ages 2yr - 6yr.  Lunch is available for purchase in the cafe afterwards (children meals start at $1). Each family will receive a free book at the end of story time.

 

Massage Therapists

Isis Spa -  www.insspa.com   214 N. Topsail Dr. Surf City, NC    (910) 328-3988   www.inisspa.com
Located on Top Sail, NC. Provides a wide assortment of relaxation and personal therapies including Massage, Reflexology, Reiki.
Happy Families Happy Babies - Jessica Cooper    (910) 377-7450      www.happyfamilieshappybabies.com
Located in Wilmington. Licensed Massaged therapist who does infant and prenatal massage therapy. 
Hampstead Massage and Wellness -    (910) 803-2250        14886 US HWY 17 Hampstead, NC 28443
Offers everything from prenatal massage to infant massage and instruction.  They also offer monthly wellness packages. 
Renewal Massage - Rebekah Bell, LMBT Jacksonville, NC(910)787-1601 www.renewalmassage.weebly.com

 

Maternity / Nursing Clothes / Compression Stockings

Serenity Delivery Gowns – custom designed hospital approved delivery gowns.
www.sernitydoulaservices/customdelivery-gowns.html
beckywilson@serenitydoulaservices.com                      (703) 939-7067

Varicose Vein Lotion – “Reviva Labs Varicose and Deeper Spider Vein Lotion with Vitamin P”.  This is a natural extract cream which contains Horse Chestnut Oils.  Will help with pain associated with varicose veins.  Available at Health Right in Fredericksburg, VA or you can order it online. 

 

Midwives

Midwifery Services - Olivia Marshburn, CNM
Offers home birth and complete care midwifery services. Accepts Tricare insurance and Waterbirth is an option.
408 Brierwood Trail, Hampstead, NC 28443      (910)200-8389      www.midwiferyservices.net 
Monarch Midwifery - www.monarchmidwifery.com
Holistic Home Birth Services and Well Woman Care options.
(910) 222-8811 OR 866-414-28751008 Hope Mills Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304
The Yalad Group - Prenatal Care and Birth Center staffed by Certified Professional Midwives
1073 Pleasant Shade Dr. Emporia, VA 23847   www.yaladservices.com   (434) 632-6135
Women's Birth and Wellness Center - www.ncbirthcenter.org    (919) 933-3301
http://narm.org/ - Information page on what a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) is.  


Mother’s Centers / Parent and Child Centers

Bellies, Birth, and Babies at Downtown Jacksonville-  624 New Bridge St Suite 100 Jacksonville, NC 29540  (910)581-2983 www.BelliesBirthBabies.com

The Bump and Beyond - 890 Kerr Ave. Suite 3, Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 769-6443      www.thebumpandbeyond.com
The Nest - 921 B Lejeune Blvd. Jacksonville, NC 28540      www.TheNestNC.com
Has baby wearing classes, Lactation support and play groups. Also access to local doulas and photographers.
Zing Zumm - Children's Museum of Jacksonville, NC
P.O. BOX 12496 Jacksonville, NC 28546 (910) 650-2769

 

Multiple Birth Groups / Associations

Cape Fear Mothers of Twins - www.capefearmotc.org
Facebook Groups - NC Mothers of Multiples Group, Jacksonville, NC Mothers of Multiples Group
National Organization of Mothers of Twins Club   www.nomotc.org
North Carolina Mothers of Multiples Group -  www.nc.mom.org

 

Naturopathic / Homeopathic Services / Stores and Clinics

Avena Botanicals – Offers a wide assortment of loose leaf teas and baby products
www.avenabotanicals.com                        1-866-282-8362
http://www.nccaom.org/find-an-acupuncture-practitioner-directory 
Great website to find a local practitioner who is certified in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. 
(Easiest to do a search for North Carolina and then narrow down when looking at practitioners, error messages often pop up when looking by zip code.)
CJ’s All Natural – Offers a wide assortment of all natural baby and adult products and natural cleaners.   CJ’s BUTTer’s are great salves for cloth diapers with no buildup.
www.cjsewingroom.com OR www.mattiebugs.com
Commonwealth Holistic Healthcare Associates, Dr. Cassandra Mannhardt, ND, RN
www.drmannhardt.com        888-434-3536
Motherlove – Offers herbal personal care products and herbal supplement line that is specifically designed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.  
www.motherlove.com        Products are available at Whole Food Markets and through their website.
Kim Turner, ND, CNHP - (910) 228-8675   www.drkimturner.com
Traditional Naturopath, Ancient Herbal Wisdom, Energy Balancing Technology, Sacred Spiritual Healing
Quantum Biofeedback, IonCleanse Detox Footbaths, Reiki / Hands on Energy Balancing
Hoity Toity Lotions – Paraben Free baby and bath products. Amazing baby bottom cream and foaming soap! This is what I use exclusively for our children. 
www.finelotions.com      (719) 685-1196       hoitytoity@finelotions.com
Previous Arrows – Offers a variety of organic baby, breastfeeding, supplies, Belly casting kits, Homebirth kits and supplies, Prenatal Education Supplies
Also has several great home birth videos, various statistics on safety on home births.
www.preciousarrows.com 
In His Hands Birth Supply – Home birthing supplies and kits available. Also has a variety of herbs and herbal remedies available.   http://inhishands.com

 

Natural Family Planning

Creighton Fertility Care Model - www.fertilitycare.org      www.creightonmodel.com   (402) 392-0842
Specific website for NC Creighton providers - www.fertilitycarenc.org
Sarah E. Domorod - Fertility Care Practitioner   (325) 280-3476  rosefertilitycare@outlook.com
Offering assistance in: Achieving and Avoiding Pregnancy, Evaluation of Infertility, Evaluation of Abnormal Cycles, Other related Women's Health Issues. 
Couple to Couple - www.ccli.org/nfp
Diocese of Raleigh - Natural Family Planning Coordinator (910) 232-6066

 

New Mothers / Fathers / Parents Groups

MOMS Club – Find a group near you.
www.momsclub.org
MOPS – Offer moms (pregnant – mothers of preschoolers) time to meet friends, gain instruction, and creative outlets to learn that mothering matters.
Find a group near you at www.mops.org
National Fatherhood Incitiative – www.fatherhood.org         (301) 948-0599

 

Nutritional Assistance

Angel Food Ministries – Allows any individual to purchase food boxes for a discount.  No applications or pre-qualifiers to participate. 
888-819-3745             www.angelfoodministries.com   
Angel Food Nutrition, LLC - Lindsey N. Hurd, MS, RD, LDN
(919) 801-5445 www.anglefoodnutrition.com 
Growing Healthy Families One Ounce at at time. Prenatal Nutrition and Lactation Services. 
Infant Allergies & Maternal Diet in Lactation, Breastfeeding Support and Management, Lactating Food Meal Planning, Prenatal Lactation Planning, Preconception Weight Loss, Infertility Nutrition Support, Teen Pregnancy, Postpartum Weight Loss, Infant and Toddler Nutrition, Introduction to Solid Food, Picky Easters, Gestational Diabetes and MORE.
Brewer Pregnancy Diet - www.drbrewerpregnancydiet.com
A great resource for a healthy diet during your pregnancy.  Offers a checklist chart available for print.
SHARE Food Network – Provides food packages to individuals who volunteer (opportunities available) at a discount.  They are able to do this through purchasing the food at whole sale pricing and passing along those savings.
To find a location close to you visit - http://www.sharedc.org
WIC Program – A nutrition program which uses Federal Grants to help low income pregnant women, mothers and children up to age 5yrs old stay healthy and eat right. Also provides breastfeeding information and resources.  1-888-942-3663        http://www.vahealth.org/NuPAFP/General%20Info/index.htm

  • Onslow County Health Department WIC Location(910) 347-5002   612 College Street, Jacksonville, NC 28540
  • Tarawa TerraceWIC Location (On Camp Lejeune)  (910) 450-0081  2455 Iwo Jima Blvd, Camp Lejeune, NC 28542
  • Craven County WIC Department (252) 636-4920

 

Obstetricians / 3D / 4D Ultrasounds

Angelic Fetal Imaging

www.castleconnolly.com – Online directory for links to all disciplinary records for doctors (and midwives) in all types of practice.  Grouped according to state. 
Crystal Coast Care for Women - Katrina Conrad
312 Commerce Ave, Suite A Morehead, NC 28557        252-726-0282
Glen Meade - Center for Women's Health      www.myglenmeade.com       (910) 763-9833
Offers complete OBGYN care including the expertise of Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist. 

 

On-Line Resources

www.babycenter.com
www.birthingnaturally.net

www.bridgingbirth.com - Online resource to connect women and families to local resources. 
www.coastalcarolinaparent.com
www.kellymom.com
www.onslowkids.org
www.peersfamily.webs.com
http://womenshealth.gov


Parenting Classes

Attachment Parenting Int. -  http://www.attachmentparenting.org/
 

Placenta Encapsulation

Women taking their placenta capsules experience: Increase in energy, Balanced hormones, Feelings of elation, Decreased weepiness, Improved sleep, Decrease in pain, Lessened postnatal bleeding, Mood enhancement, Increase in libido, Feeling "normal", Uterus returned to normal size quickly. 

Jennifer Davidson - www.ENCjacksonville.com  ENCbirth@gmail.com     (760) 208-5860
Placenta Works - www.placentaworks.com     info@placentaworks.com
www.placentabenefits.info – Find a local Pbi Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Jennifer Draughon - Placenta encapsulation   (512) 450-3720   www.thekindrspiritdoula.weebly.com

 

Prenatal Loss Support Groups / Bereaved Families Support Groups

Prenatal Loss Resources for Families and Parents -  http://www.nationalshare.or
Great informational Resource for Medical Professionals on Preinatal Losses – www.PLIDA.org
Now I Lay me Down to Sleep – http://www.heritagemakers.com/storybookcharity/ 
A group of photographers who donate their time to capture stillborn baby’s birth.  Heritage Makers a digital photo memory company also donates photo memory books of the birth. 
www.stillbirthday.com - Offers a wealth of information. Also shows local doulas who are specifically trained to support bereaved families.

 

Postpartum Exercise / Diastasis Support / Mother & Baby Exercise Classes / Yoga

Healthy Living - Heather Ramsey     www.bodiesbyHeather.com
Certified Personal Trainer who Offers Mommy and Me Fitness Classes, Family Exercise Classes and Personal Training.  Classes are held in Sneads Ferry, Escoba Bay neighborhood.
Stroller Strides – A fitness class you can do with your babies. 
Visit www.strollerstrides.com to find a class near you
Surf City Yoga - (910) 741-0214      624 HWY 17 South, Suite 2, Holly Ridge, NC 28445   www.surfcityyoganc.com
Synergy Physical Therapy - Kira Boyd, MSPT, ATC
(910) 238-2259      232 East Bell Fork Road, Jacksonville, NC 28450
Specializing in Diastasis and Women's Prenatal and Post-partum rehabilitation and Women's health services.
Diastasis Support Online - www.fit2b.us OR www.tummyteam.com OR www.mutu.com   

 

Postpartum Depression Resources and Support Groups

Jessica Sudmeyer, LPC, NCC - 108 Lakeshore Dr. Sneads Ferry, NC 28460    (910) 327-7000
Susan Bell York, LCSW - 108 Lakeshore Dr. Sneads Ferry, NC 28460   (910) 512-6985
National Hopeline Network 1-800-SUICIDE         OR       1-800-784-2433
Postpartum Support International – Depression and Mood Disorders
www.postpartum.net        1-800-944-4773
www.postpartumprogress.com

 

Postpartum Doulas

Birth with Confidence - Birth Services by Meredith Christine, CPM  
www.birthwithconfidenceNC.com  (910) 274-8415     meredithbowden@hotmail.com
ENC Pregnancy, Birth, and Wellness (910)581-2983 ENCbirth@gmail.com www.ENCjacksonville.comMomma Love - Postpartum Care Doula Jess Zeffiro    (910) 302-6455      www.mamalovenc.com
Kindred Spirit Doula - Jennifer Draughton    www.kindrespiritdoula.weebly.com   (512) 450-3720
Jess Zeffiro - Postpartum doula services   (910) 302-6455     www.mamalovenc.com
Also teaches lamaze and other childbirth related classes.
Wilmington Doula Services - Nicole Havelka    www.wilmingtondoula.com

 

Reiki Practitioners

Jacksonville Oriental Medicine Center - 215 Western Blvd, Suite 300 Jacksonville, NC 28546
(910) 989-0002      www.jaxorientalmed.com
Acupuncture, Chinease Herbs, Homopathy, Reiki, Relaxation Techniques, Pain and Stress Management
Isis Spa www.insspa.com   214 N. Topsail Dr. Surf City, NC    (910) 328-3988   www.inisspa.com
Located on Top Sail, NC. Provides a wide assortment of relaxation and personal therapies including Massage, Reflexology, Reiki.
Lilliane Kepley - Reiki Master Located in Wilmington, NC   (919) 368-2163    lme@ec.rr.com

 

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Cleft Palate Foundation 1-800-242-5338 http://www.cleftline.org
Clinic for Special Children - Dr. Karen Harum, Board certified neurodevelopemental peiatrician.
(910) 319-7744       5725 Orelander Dr. Wilmington, NC   www.clinicforspecialchildren.com
Hydrocephalus Association – Information and support for Hydrocephalus. 
Smile Train www.SmileTrain.org – Information for children with Cleft Palate

VBAC/CA Support Groups

ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network)   www.ican-online.org
Has local support groups which hold monthly meetings providing mother to mother support for women recovering from a cesarean section, hoping to avoid a cesarean, and planning a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesareans).

Local Health Departments

Onslow County Health Dept. (910) 347-5002