Please note: many of the resources below that offer in-person help, support groups, meetings, playgroups, etc have adjusted their services to reach people safely and even virtually!

 
Support is available
Reach out to me if you need help finding resources.
Resources

Massachusetts Midwives Alliance

www.massmidwives.org

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.  Find a Midwife search.

Mothers Naturally

www.mothersnaturally.org

Your source for information on natural pregnancy and natural childbirth.

 

Motherly

www.mother.ly

A community-driven lifestyle brand redefining motherhood. We exist to change the world on behalf of Millennial moms, bringing modern women expert ideas and inspiration.

Breastfeeding

Berkshire Nursing Families

www.berkshirenursingfamilies.org

413-743-5338 (contact & breastfeeding support line)

North Adams, MA

Offers support, resources, consultations, weekly groups, classes, equipment loans & rentals

Berkshire County Nursing Moms Network

Private Facebook group -- just request to join.

Discuss & give support of breastfeeding. (No need to be currently breastfeeding!)

Community Health Programs 

See more information above in "General Resources"

Free breastfeeding consultations & support.

MaryBeth Merritt

Independent lactation support

Call: 413-528-3079

Text: 413-528-4262

Email: merrittmb@aol.com

I am here to support you and your baby from prenatal education/birth prep and breastfeeding education to lactation support including resolving issues that occur from the birth. I can also refer to resources for additional support.

Berkshire Medical Center's Lactation Clinic

413-447-2114 extension 6338

There is no charge for this visit ,but an appointment is required.

We would like to help you solve your breastfeeding concerns or even minor questions.
BMC Lactation hours are 7:30 am - 4pm, 7 days a week.

Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast

https://milkbankne.org/

Email: donate@milkbankne.org

617-527-6263

Donate or Receive safe & screened breastmilk. 

Closest area to do so:

Northampton Area Pediatrics, MA / 413-584-8700 / Please ask for: Kate Bohne

To receive donor milk, you usually need a prescription from your healthcare provider.

A note about Breast Pumps:

Call your health insurance provider.

There are many who will send breast pumps out to you or help cover the cost. While you are on the phone with them, ask about any other postpartum or breastfeeding perks they might offer.

Postpartum

Lots A Helping Hands

www.lotsahelpinghands.com

Easily organize help and meals for yourself.

Meal Train

www.mealtrain.com

Easily organize meals & help after a birth for a friend, or yourself.

It Takes a Village

www.hilltownvillage.org

413-650-3640

Cummington, MA

ALL Western Mass families can take advantage of their: Parent groups, donation closet & request information & resources. 

If you live in the Hilltown area or these Berkshire County towns (Becket, Hinsdale, Otis, Peru, Savoy, Windsor, Washington) you can additionally request free Home Visits. Full town list on their website.

*Some of their support groups include: Self-Care, Gentle Family Yoga, Parent Chat, Post-bedtime Parent group, Stress Relief Support, etc..

Postpartum Support International

https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/help-for-moms/

Call: 1-800-944-4773 (PSI Helpline)

Text message helpline: 800-944-4773 (English) / 971-203-7773 (Spanish)

Free help for anyone (birther or partners) struggling with emotional health postpartum.

Helplines, Facebook groups, private chats, mentoring, tips, support groups. Website offers good counselor / therapist search.

Leave a confidential message and a trained, caring volunteer will get in touch. They will listen, answer questions, offer encouragement and connect you with local resources. 

The Body

Sandra Knox / Physical Therapist

www.sandraknoxpt.com

413-464-8316

2 Federico Dr. / Pittsfield, MA

Email: sandraknoxpt@gmail.com

Offers effective therapy for a variety of pregnancy, birth, postpartum and newborn issues.

Craniosacral massage for infants.

Melissa DiMassimo / Licensed Massage Therapist

Email: melissadimas@gmail.com

413-281-3747

West Stockbridge, MA

Offers prenatal massage.

Clients of Blue Moon Doula receive $10 off!

Wild Blossom Coaching

Jenny Baltazar

Wellness Coach & Yoga Teacher

https://www.wildblossomcoaching.com/

413-331-7793

Wellness coaching for women, tweens & teens

Yoga & Meditation for anxiety & trauma

Aromatherapy

Deb Phillips - Nutritionist 

www.debphillips.biz

Email: assistant@debphillips.biz

413-854-5407  /  Great Barrington, MA

A natural approach to healing and maintaining good nutrition.

New England Acupuncture and Herb Clinic

Ryan Less

www.neahclinic.com

Email: info@neahclinic.com

413-448-8088 / 1450 East Street, suite 5 / Pittsfield, MA

Pregnancy & postpartum services. 

Macrobiotic Nutrition

*Ask me about a private referral for deep healing Macrobiotic nutrition and cooking guidance.

CHIROPRACTIC

Check out: www.icpa4kids.com for people certified in the Webster Technique.

Rhinebeck Chiropractic

Ryan Less

www.

413-448-8088 / 1450 East Street, suite 5 / Pittsfield, MA

Pregnancy, postpartum & pediatric adjustments.

Kristine Olsen, DC

Vitality Chiropractic

413-644-6402 / 204 East Street / Great Barrington, MA

Pregnancy, postpartum & pediatric adjustments. Certified in the "Webster technique."

Dr. Alison M Brown 

Brown Integrated Chiropractic

www.brownintegratedchiropractic.com

Schodack, New York / 518-477-4405

Pregnancy, postpartum & pediatric adjustments. Certified in the "Webster technique."

Baby

Kidding Around Consignment

https://m.facebook.com/KiddingAroundConsignment/

413-464-8527

700 North St. / Pittsfield

Specializes in pre-owned maternity / infant / toddler / young children - clothes, shoes, and accessories. They offer books, toys, baby gear, furniture and more!

Berkshire Baby 

https://berkshirebaby.square.site/

413-854-8063

8 Stockbridge Road / Great Barrington

Offering children's clothing, gear, and toys at great prices

Berkshire Baby Box 

www.berkshirebabybox.org

Multiple pick-up locations in the Berkshires.

Baby Boxes provide a safe sleeping space for newborns, filled with essential items to help ease the transition to parenthood and to connect families to education, support and local resources.

Family

Community Health Programs (CHP) 

www.chpberkshires.org

413-528-0457

Locations in Great Barrington and Dalton

Offers family services & many resources and referral services. Some of which include:

*Open playgroups (0-5 years old) (I personally loved these playgroups!)

Breastfeeding support

Bilingual parent education & partnerships with local organizations serving immigrants

Lending library 

Children's clothing exchange

Southern Berkshire Region WIC nutrition program

SNAP, Fuel Assistance, Western Mass Mobile Food Bank

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

http://www.nbccoalition.org/

See their program: "The Family Place" it has family support services for everyone including: father support and grandparents raising grandchildren

South Berkshire Kids

www.southberkshirekids.org

South Berkshire Kids works to support all families in south Berkshire County in their efforts to ensure the healthy social, cognitive, physical and emotional development of their young children.

Sensitive Assistance

Parent Stress Hotline

www.parentshelpingparents.org/parental-stress-line

HOTLINE: (800) 632-8188

Help for parents with stress or in crisis

18 Degrees (formerly Berkshire Children and Families) 

www.18degreesma.org

413-448-8281

480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA

Provides education, parenting skills and support, prevention and intervention, advocacy, and life skills across a spectrum of programs serving children, young people, individuals and families in four areas: early education and care; foster care and adoption; child and family well-being; youth and community development.

Pregnancy Support of Berkshire County, Inc. 

www.pregnancysupportservices-berk.com

413-443-7351 (24-hour Emergency Hotline)

Email: pregnancyservices34@gmail.com

34 Depot St. / Room 204 / Pittsfield, MA

Offers private, caring and discreet services, including:

Free pregnancy tests. 

Counseling support, medical / spiritual / legal referrals,

Free Infant clothing, gear, diapers, formula

Adoption and abortion information as well as post-abortion support.

Teen mom support, scholarships & resources.

New Direction Women's Center

http://newdirectionpc.org/

Call: 413-347-8005

Call or text 24 hours a day: 413-242-4959

25 First Street, Pittsfield, MA

Offering a variety of pregnancy help services and is a resource for women (AND men) experiencing unintended pregnancies in Berkshire County, MA. Our team is trained and experienced in helping both women and men who are struggling with an unexpected pregnancy, a prior abortion, or a miscarriage. Our confidential services are provided free of charge to clients in a safe and comfortable atmosphere.