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Herbalism and Herbal Resources

Herbalism and Herbalists Local gem Bellx of Semilla of Ixchel offers full-spectrum reproductive support, herbal wisdom and customized preparations, and herbalism apprenticeships for People of Color in greater Boston. Offerings include an herbal CSA, placenta medicine, and workshops about holistic healing. Muddy River Herbals is the project of Jenny Hauf and her husband Matt. They…

Abortion and Pregnancy Loss Resources

Abortion and Loss The Boston Abortion Support Collective provides completely free support for people experiencing abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth in the Boston area. We have a small availability of affordable birth doulas, as well! Backline is a judgement-free resource for folks considering what to do when they find themselves pregnant. They have a free phone line to discuss…

Fatherhood Resources

Fatherhood Diaper Lab offers a Becoming A Dad class series. William James College in Newton, MA hosts a free support group for new dads. The Fatherhood Project is based in Boston. Transgender Dad Carving Path of Opportunities for Son, Future Rad Dad blog, zine and book focuses on the overlaps of various identities with fatherhood.

Postpartum and Lactation Support

Postpartum and Lactation Support Postpartum Progress and Postpartum Support International promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide. They also have a Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for Women of Color Rachel Hess is an experienced and LGBTQ-friendly postpartum doula who also hosts parenting groups around Jamaica Plain. Sophie Davis is…

Home Birth Resources

Home Birth The Massachusetts Midwives Alliance is a professional trade organization created by and for a dynamic and diverse group of midwives. The MMA was founded to build cooperation among midwives, and to promote midwifery as a means of improving health care for women and their families. Their website has a map of local home birth…

Cesarean Birth and VBAC Resources

Cesarean Birth and VBAC VBAC Facts is an evidence-based resource for information about the safety, options and factors involved in having a vaginal birth after a cesarean. Julie Brill at Well Pregnancy teaches a class specifically for parents who are having a planned cesarean birth. It is based on Peggy Huddleston’s program, “Prepare for Surgery, Heal…

Doulas and Birth Resources

Doulas and Birth Support Jacqui Morton is a doula, writer and founder of Holding Our Space, a participatory project centered around healing from reproductive loss. She also backs me up for births. Maria of That Darn Doula is one of my backups in the area. She currently apprentices with a local home birth midwifery practice, and has…

Fertility and Conception Resources

My current favorite podcast, Fertility Friday is an amazing resource with TONS of free information about body literacy and the fertility awareness method. She has interviews with many fertility professionals around the topics of endometriosis, PCOS, thyroid disorders, autoimmunity, diet and lifestyle. The Fertility Awareness Center can be a great beginner-friendly resource for tracking fertility cycles and…