New Mom Resource List -- Southern Maine Version
September 12, 2010 3:23 PM Subscribe
I want to put together an area resource list for my sister who will be having her first baby in November. She lives in the Greater Portland Area of Maine.
posted by zizzle to health & fitness (2 answers total)
I intend the resource list to include things like names of lactation consultants (preferably ones who go to homes rather than ones who make post-partum moms lug themselves and their babies to their offices), therapists with specialties in PPD, new mom groups, places for her to go with new babe, new parent help lines, etc.
I am aware she will likely get a similar list from her practitioner (I know I did), but I want to give her one that may include places and people her practitioner's may not. I know, for example, my provider's list didn't include the name of the LC or the counselor or the physical therapist I saw after birth, so, you know...lists can vary. Basically, anything or anyone that can help her maintain her sanity and give her support.
I will also be giving her a bunch of little practical gifts to go along with the list --- Foodler gift certificate, lansinoh, etc.