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Local Resources

Holistic Moms Network which “connect(s) parents who are interested in holistic health and green living, encourage(s) moms to trust their instincts, parent from the heart, use their innate sense of what is best for their children, live in balance with the Earth, and learn about the pros and cons of all healthcare and parenting options.

Birth Network National serves as a clearinghouse for information and resources for families. The local chapter BirthNetwork National of Greater Hartford can be contacted at, or join the yahoo group at birthnetworkhartford to receive email updates about upcoming meetings and events. There are free evening meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. Call Michal at 860-233-6914 or Julie at 860-267-7385.

Birth Partners, an award-winning service serving a wide area of CT, provides doulas for birth and postpartum care as well as birth, breastfeeding and parenting classes tailored to your individual needs. 203-729-9963

A Second Chance: CPR and First Aid Training offers classes for parents, healthcare providers and baby sitters. 860-349-7074

Lactation Consultant Jennifer Tow sees clients in her office in West Hartford. “She can help any baby to nurse.” Contact her at 860-918-6023.

Pediatric Lactation Specialist, Dr. Christina Smillie, assisting clients in Stratford. 203-375-5812