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Roots of Life Midwifery & Services

Resources for Growing Families and More!

Parenting Resources

Birthing naturally

Holistic Moms network -

Midwifery Today Magazine -

Mothering magazine -

Birth and Postpartum Prep

Everything birth offers build your own kits, pre-designed kits, water birth tubs, mom and baby products and much more!  

Birth With Love

Preciousarrows Offers liquid Vitamin K for newborns, birth tub liners, and a large selection of homebirth products.

In His Hands provides Birth kits, postpartum supplies, variety of herbs, and newborn care products.

Breastfeeding Information & Support

Local Lactation Services

Christine McKenney IBCLC of WOOM offers education, services and support during pregnancy and throughout the lactation and feeding journey. Christine also teaches yoga classes In Portsmouth, NH. 

Sara Ann Alanis of Holistic Lactation and Infant Feeding support. 

Seacoast Lactation Services Breastfeeding Support provided by Wendy Jordan & Laura Stone

Breastfeeding Task Force Members list- Website helps match breast milk donors with people seeking breast milk. Site also provides information and research concerning breast milk donation.

Childbirth Classes

Local in-person Childbirth classes with Alyssa Sylvester, Educator & Doula

WOOM Wellness classes to support your unique journey through pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. 

Online Class and Podcast designed to support parents planning to have an out-of-hospital birth. Happy Home Birth Childbirth course! I am a proud supporter and affiliate of this course.

Joyful Birthing & Beyond offers Hypnobirthing classes taught by certified teacher and doula, Ellie Lindenmayer.

Gentle Harmonies - Hypnobirthing, Dance for Birth, Yoga, postpartum planning, and parenting classes available in Rochester, NH


Steiner Family Chiropractic in Exeter, NH

Port City Chiropractic in Portsmouth, NH Dr. David Rivera specializes in Pregnancy & newborn car

Offering pregnancy pillow positioning & Newborn care!

Great Works Chiropractic and Wellness in South Berwick, ME

In Motion Chiropractic in Dover, NH

Life Starts Here Chiropractic in Kittery, ME

Newmarket Family Chiropractic provides care to the whole family. Dr. Josh has lots of great reviews from pregnant clients. 

Circumcision provides information on the benefits and risks associated with circumcision.

Local Midwifery Organizations

NH Midwives

Maine Midwives



Shelby Guptill RD Women’s nutrition counselor, supporting women on their journey from infertility, pregnancy and beyond. 
Nutrition guidelines
provided by national standards. Provides tool to evaluate intake and plan menu based on nutritional needs for the whole family.

Prenatal vitamins & supplements article by Doctor and Midwife Aviva Romm MD

Article on the importance of nutrition during the childbearing year. Includes information on daily requirements. Midwifery Today article. 

Article on nutritional facts in pregnancy. Midwifery Today article

Healthy prepared meals

Engrain Kitchen - Offering Dine in, Take out and Delivered meals. Located in South Berwick, ME

HomeGrown Eats - Farm to table meal deliver service in and around Rollinsford, NH

Planted Families in Kittery, ME offers meal pick up. Whole foods made from scratch and 100% vegan. 
Meal Prep Chef - Integrative Nutrition Health Coach & Meal Prep Chef offers education, planning, and meals. 
Morgan Avery Holistic Chef - personalized in home chef!

Local grown herbs for pregnancy and postpartum

Visit the Mustard Seed in Nottingham, NH for exceptional service, variety of Energy work offerings, plant medicine, and courses. 


Birthworks International informational website on normal birth.

Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology

Homebirth focused study -

An article supporting normal birth with midwives.

Research article database-not specific to homebirth.

Citizens for Midwifery 

Parents and Provider Education and Research

Cesarean Birth and Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean (VBAC)

International Cesarean Awareness Network

Cloth Diaper Information and Service

Cloth Diapers vs. Disposables resource

Elf Diaper - Cloth diapers that grow other baby. Variety of colors, styles and types of diapers available online.

Lesbian and Gay Parenting

Family Equality

Family Rights and Support

Massage Therapists

Specializing in Prenatal massage- Kate Gan- Womynkind Massage and Doula Care in Dover, NH

Inner Truth Massage located in Stratham, NH. Offering a variety of massages including Prenatal massage, Couples massage and energy work.

Placenta Encapsulation

Additional links to research and information on this site -

Holistic Birth & Beyond is a collective of Doulas, Childbirth Educators and Birth Story Medicine experts also offering Placenta Encapsulation. Serving New Hampshire and Massachusetts. 


White Wave Photography - Jennie Bishop specializes in Maternity, Birth, Newborn & Children. She is known for capturing REAL moments to share for a lifetime. Mention Roots of Life to receive special pricing package.

Tara Photography - Tara is an amazing photographer capturing the special moments in life with calm expertise! Weddings, Pregnancy, Birth, Growing families and the incredibly popular Fresh 48 (48 hours after baby has arrived at home or hospital! 

Hannah McMahon Photography - Hannah's style is natural, simple, and candid. She offers pregnancy, newborn, children and family photography.

Pregnancy and Neonatal Loss

Compassionate friends

Support-line 24hr. 888-908-HAND and website

Wentworth Douglas Hospital in Dover, NH- Pregnancy Loss group meets regularly


DONA is an organization that trains, certifies, and supports doulas. Find information about what a doula does, how to find a doula, how a doula is trained and more!

CAPPA is an organization that trains, certifies, and supports doulas and childbirth educators. Find information about what a doula does, how to find a doula, how a doula is trained and more!

Local doulas support many families during pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. Book an appointment early in your pregnancy!

Highly Recommended local Doulas;

Kate Gan- Womynkind Massage and Doula Care is "a passionate advocate for human rights in childbirth..."

Taylor Davis Doula Services "supports parents who want autonomy in their birth experience... wholeheartedly trust the process of birth..."

Holistic Birth & Beyond is a collective of Doulas, Childbirth Educators and Birth Story Medicine experts. Serving New Hampshire and Massachusetts. 

Darcy is Dover Doula offering postpartum doula services to support new families on the Seacoast of NH and Maine. 

Krista Maltais is the owner of Relief Parenting and Koru Care providing support to families with a variety of services including respite rooms, classes, and postpartum doula services. 
Relief Parenting Doula Agency- offers custom prenatal education, birth support, lactation support, and postpartum care. 


Learn more about Reiki and the benefits.

Research on Reiki.


Mama & Me Yoga, Toddler Yoga In Portsmouth NH hosted by WOOM Wellness Instructor Christine McKenney
Bending Bodhi - Dover in-person and virtual available, all levels of yogi 
Mill Yoga - Exeter Variety of virtual classes offered
Barre Soul - Several Locations including Portsmouth offering a mix of virtual and in-person