A handy listing of family resources in the Seacoast
Family Support Services
Innovative, Montessori-based School. The infant program starts at six weeks. The focus is to provide a loving and safe environment as consistent to a child’s own home.
Dogs & Storks is an international program that helps expecting families with dogs get ready for life with baby. The program offers positive, practical, and fun solutions to challenges that often arise when a family with a dog, or dogs, adds a new baby to the household.
Health and Wellness
Ryan Bailey, PT, DPT, WCS – Mechanical infertility – Abdominal & pelvic scarring – Muscle tension or spasm – Back pain (mid and low) – Pelvic pain (front and back) – Hip pain- Rib pain – Constipation – Neck pain – Diastasis recti – Urinary or fecal incontinence – Blocked milk ducts – Abdominal pain – Painful intercourse – Organ prolapse. Home visits available for new moms.
Women’s health, prenatal care, postpartum care, pediatrics and family wellness. Dr. Jess is certified in the Webster pregnancy technique and is a proud member of the Holistic Pediatric Alliance. Sliding Scale fee structure.
Individual and Couples Counseling. Bringing Baby Home workshops
Increase friendship in your relationship, Deal effectively with conflict, Improve the quality of parent-infant interaction, Recognize the psychological and emotional needs of your child.
Are you struggling to hold it all together as a parent? Does your child need extra support? “I pride myself on being positive and focused on the unique strengths of my clients. I love what I do and I believe that has a strong impact on the families and individuals that I meet with. I draw from a variety of therapeutic models and work from a place of respect, kindness, and understanding. ”
Individual, couples, and group therapy sessions for: Reproductive Health Issues, Maternal Mental Health, Anxiety/Depression, Life Transitions/Challenges, Grief/Loss, Work-related Stress, Relationship/Marriage Difficulties, Military/Veteran/Spousal Support
North Hampton, NH
Shelby has a special interest in women’s health, prenatal and postpartum nutrition, nutrition therapy for thyroid and adrenal dysregulation, weight management, food intolerance and diet modifications, culinary nutrition, and family meal planning. Her office is located at the Luna Center in Dover, NH
Support Groups (Free)
ICAN is a support network for mothers healing from past birth experiences and preparing for future births.
They meet the second Tuesday of the Month, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at 750 Central Avenue, Unit U, in Dover.
Families First, Porstmouth, NH offers support to mothers during their baby’s first year, when postpartum depression and anxiety are common. Come be with other mothers who know what it’s like!
Meet other new parents and discuss topics of concern to you. Facilitated by lactation consultants and child life specialists. Held every Monday, EXCEPT for holidays, from 1:30 — 3 p.m. No registration necessary for this class and there is no fee. It is not necessary to have delivered here to attend. Find them on facebook
This bi-monthly meeting is designed for women to gather together in support of one another and begin to grow your circle of support now – before your baby arrives! Each meeting will be hosted by one of our affiliated Birth Doulas. These gatherings are free, but we ask that you register in advance.
Held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 6:30-8 pm in the family center Steinberg room. It is not necessary to be planning to deliver at WDH to attend.
Leaders: Traci at 603-842-4435 and Sarah at 410-274-6903.
The Seacoast Group meets:
- Second Thursday of each month at 10:30 AM at the First Parish Church located at 218 Central Ave, Dover, New Hampshire 03820
- Third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 AM at the True Memorial Baptist Church located at 21 Ten Rod Rd, Rochester, New Hampshire 03867
- Last Monday of each month at 6:00 PM at the First Parish Church located at 218 Central Ave, Dover, New Hampshire 03820
Please Join us on Facebook for more information.
Activities and Clubs
SMA is for moms and/or expectant moms. We connect moms with similar interests, provide a support network, facilitate information sharing and develop friendships between our members and their families.
Our on-line community provides forums for member communications, a calendar of SMA events, social events for moms, information on businesses offering SMA members discounts, play dates and much more.
Focused on getting families outside and active and is a great way to meet new friends for both you and your child!
*Hikes are posted to the main website calendar first and then promoted through Facebook events and posts. Find hikes here: http://hikeitbaby.com/find-a-hike Check out the Hike it Baby website: www.hikeitbaby.com
Offering unique expressive therapies and creative arts enrichment classes for children and adults throughout our community. including Baby GROOVES ages 0 to 9 months and Singalong Story Time.