Resources and Links

We are fortunate to have many amazing providers in our area who specialize in supporting families. I have compiled the following list either from personal experience with the provider, or by recommendations from my students.

I will only list service providers who I trust and know well, or who my students trust and know well on this list. If you are a representative of a company, please do not email Blossoming Yogis with requests to add your company to this list as I will not be able to comply with your request at this time. Thank you! If you are a past student and have a service provider that you recommend, please feel free to contact me!

The providers are listed below by category:

Fertility Support:

Birth Preparation Classes & Books:

Classes:

Books / Movies:
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
  • Birthing From Within by Pam England
  • The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
  • The Business of Being Born

Midwifery Practices / Birth Centers:

Licensed Midwives (Mostly birth center and home births)

Certified Nurse Midwives (Mostly Hospital Births)

Doulas:

Having a Doula attend your birth can be an amazing support for both the laboring mom and her partner. If you have decided to hire a Doula, it’s important that you find the right one for your family. Below you will find names of Doulas who I have worked with or have been recommended by my students. It is a good idea to check Doula Match, a service which allows you to search for a Doula who meets your needs. For postpartum support, check NAPS, a local service that can help you find a Certified Postpartum Doula. Be sure to interview each candidate personally.

Birth / Newborn Photographers:

Placenta Encapsulation:

Acupuncturists:

  • Abundant Spring (Jack Handlin in Bellevue)
  • Energetic Medicine (Susie Hayes in Kirkland, Tel: (425) 825-8400)
  • Dr. Kellie Lawler (Snohomish Natural Health (360) 568-3319 — specializes in acupuncture to help start labor)
  • Zoe Lotus Healing Arts (Beth Rubin, EAMP, LMP, (206) 601-7204)

Massage Therapists:

Chiropractors:

Naturopaths:

Physical Therapists:

  • Amy Gordon, PT (specializes in the treatment of pregnancy and post-partum dysfunction and pelvic floor rehabilitation)
  • MTI Physical Therapy (7 locations in King county, including Bellevue, Kirkland and Issaquah – they treat pregnancy and post-partum dysfunction and pelvic floor rehabilitation in many of their locations)
  • Eastside Total Health and Lactation (Kristina Chamberlain, CNM, ARNP, IBCLC – while she’s not a PT, she does offer pelvic floor rehabilitation)
  • PT Pro (Laura Clever, PT or Maureen Madden, PT in Bellevue)
  • Lake Washington Physical Therapy (Ben Wobker, PT in Kirkland)
  • Karen Santos (PT with Osteopathic training. Tel: 206.390.8055)

Craniosacral Therapists / Osteopaths

  • Seattle DO (Dr. Steven Cavanaugh, Ostoepathic Physician)
  • Karen Santos (PT with Osteopathic training. Tel: 206.390.8055)
  • Loretta Arvizu (Craniosacral Therapist in Woodinville. Tel: 425.485-9007)
  • Colette Crawford (Seattle Holistic Center)
  • Cori Dixon (Eastside Total Health and Lactation in Kirkland)

Herbalists:

Lactation Support:

Parent Support, Parent / Baby Groups & Emotional Support:

Sleep Consultants:

Nutrition / Health Coach:

Other Prenatal Yoga Resources:

Cord Blood Banking Information: