Community Resources


A handy listing of family resources in the Seacoast

Family Support Services

Great Bay Doulas

Certified Birth and Postpartum Doulas, Lactation Counseling, Placenta Encapsulation, Sleep Consulting, Overnight Care and Yoga for Birth.

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Tara Photography

Maternity, Birth and Family Photography

Small Potatoes Personal Chef and Meal Service

Check out their SUPPER CLUB!  Most Supper Club meals average around $8.00 – $10.00 per person and much are much healthier than fast food!

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Little Tree Education

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.

Madbury NH

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Animal Manners

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.

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Health and Wellness

White Lotus Physical Therapy

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.

Portsmouth NH

 

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Healing Hands Community Chiropractic

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.

Portsmouth NH

Moms Zen Babies

CranioSacral therapy (CST), can alleviate many types of nursing dysfunction and treat the effects of prolonged or precipitous (rapid) birth, vacuum extraction and Cesarean birth. Home visits available.
York, ME

 

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Marisa McCutchen, LCHMC

Marisa is experienced in working with stress, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, postpartum depression and anxiety, transitioning to being a new parent, women’s chronic pelvic pain, coping with divorce, infidelity, loss, communication issues, family issues, marital challenges, and life transitions.
Barrington, NH

 

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Shane Birkel

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.

Dover,NH

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Alexis Roberson, LMFT

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. ”

Dover,NH

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Dr. Karen Harman, Clinical Psychologist

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

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GLOW Yoga and Wellness Studio

various prenatal and postpartum wellness options in York, Maine

 

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Shelby Guptill, Registered Dietitian

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

 

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Support Groups

International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) of The Seacoast

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.

Mother to Mother Postpartum Group

(Free), Families First, Porstmouth, NH

WDH New Parents Support Group

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

WDH Pregnancy Circle

Pregnancy Circle

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.

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LLL Group for the Seacoast Area of NH

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.

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Seacoast Parents Coping With Perinatal Loss

An private online community of local parents who have experienced miscarriage, still birth or infant loss.

Activities and Clubs

Seacoast Mothers Association

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.

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Childlight Yoga

Prenatal Yoga,  “Mommy & Me” yoga, Bring Your Baby Yoga.

Dover, NH

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Hike It Baby Portsmouth

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

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Piscataqua Babywearers

 A comfortable place for local mom to dads to get together and talk about babywearing. In conjunction with the online community, there are babywearing meetings and playdates at different spots throughout seacoast NH and southern ME to mingle, play, and help each other out! 

 

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Oyster River Parents and Preschoolers (ORPP)

ORPP is a preschooler activity group open to families in the Oyster River School District (Durham, Lee & Madbury).

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Music Together Classes

Early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 7.   Locally.  classes are held at Noggin Factory in Dover.

 

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The Sonatina Center

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.

Dover, NH

 

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Fit 4 Mom

FIT4MOM is the country’s largest fitness program for moms offering pre and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood.

 

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Shopping and Supplies

Baby Go Round

The most stylish, sanity saving, parent tested and baby approved products on the market today. Furniture to footwear!

105 Lafayette Rd., US Rt. 1   Hampton Falls, NH 03844

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Green Earth Baby Works

Cloth diapering supplies and service.  Accessories and toys.

235 Calef Highway (rt 125),  Epping, New Hampshire,

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