About Families is a non-profit in the Coachella Valley that offers birth, postpartum, breast/chest/body feeding support, and parent support.
Birth Your Way and Acorn Community Birth & Wellness Center are our closest birthing centers, if you are looking for out of hospital options.
Blackbird Birthing is a licensed home birth midwife serving families in Hemet, Temecula, Murrieta & Meniffe. Updated website coming soon, please reach out to Raven directly at 909.834.7353.
Sandy’s Newborn Family Care provides postpartum support, sleep support, and new parent group support.
Crumbs and Smiles. Amy Nunez is a licensed speech therapist and infant feeding specialist.
Gonstead Family Chiropractic Care offers pregnancy, postpartum, and infant chiropractic care.
Garden Pediatrics offers lip and tongue tie revision (may be covered by IEHP with prior authorization)
Dr. Cameron Fuller in Redlands can do an oral restriction assessment/revision.
Dr. Walz is an ENT in Rancho Mirage who can assess and diagnose an oral restriction.
Teddy Dental is a pediatric dental practice that offers lip and tongue tie revision.
Tae Oriental Medicine Clinic is a local acupuncture and herbal medicine provider who takes insurance, including IEHP.
All Star Physical Therapy for pelvic floor therapy.
Kindred Kids is a birth worker/parent owned childcare service.
Let’s talk about Lip Ties.
How to use the Haakaa milk catcher/pump.
The four basic breast/chest feeding positions.
A great video illustrating a deep and comfortable latch.
Experiencing extreme engorgement? Try Reverse Pressure Softening.
A great bottle for babies who are breast/chest feeding.
Wonderful article on the “no pumping before six weeks” advice we often hear. As with everything else, there is no one answer. It depends on your breast or chest feeding goals.
See if you can get a pump covered by insurance.
Silverettes for sore nipples.
How to use the Medela Pump In Style Max Flow.
Curious about Baby Led Feeding/Weaning?
A favorite site for baby’s first foods.
Why I support safe co-sleeping (and don’t love sleep training).
Milk production basics (our bodies are miraculous!).
How to resolve clogged ducts naturally.
Breast/Chest feeding after surgery.
Examples of hand expressing milk. (This video says “first milk,” but you can hand express at any/every stage of your nursing journey.)
Side-lying at the breast/chest or bottle feeding is a great option for babies who are choking due to a fast letdown, or who may have low tone or are working on oral strength.
How to use a Supplemental Nursing System (SNS)
Vaginal Seeding after Cesarean (early days on research for this, but definitely something to discuss with your care provider).
Evidence on Group Beta Strep.
Evidence on Perineal Massage during pregnancy for birth preparation.
Great video on getting a deep and comfortable latch every time!
Spinning Babies three popular body movements for optimal fetal positioning.
The evidence on giving baby Vitamin K at birth.
The evidence on applying antibiotic eye ointment on baby at birth.
Herbs & food ideas for easier birthing time.
Baby/toddler has suspected allergies? Dr. Vincent Devlin at Eisenhower Allergy comes highly recommended.
This is a living document and will grow and change as our desert resources grow and change. Stay tuned!