KC Community Resources

Welcome to our community resource list for Kansas City!

Here’s a list of our cream-of-the-crop local recommendations for pregnant moms and new parents. It is updated regularly, so check back frequently.

We highly recommend taking the time to interview more than one provider, do your own research, and make sure you find a provider that is a good fit for you and your family! If you see that a provider’s stats or information is inaccurate please let us know at  Brittney.L.Brownell@gmail.com.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be helpful and supportive during pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and in pediatric care.

  • My Align – Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Infrared Electrotherapy, Hot/Cold Therapy, Intersegmental Therapy, Wellness Workshops, Family Nutritional Counseling
  • Laura Ponce Acupuncture & Wellness – Laura Ponce, L.Ac., MSOM, Dipl.O.M. – Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Therapy & Coaching, Facial Rejuvenation

Babywearing

Bereavement Doula

Sometimes we need help through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or infant loss. You are not alone.

Birth Art & Keepsakes

Birth Doula

Do you need a Doula? It’s up to you! Doulas offer support, guidance, wisdom, ally, reprieve, massage, eye contact, ideas, and love. We offer a doula, of course. We understand sometimes personalities don’t always mesh so here are some other amazing doulas in the city.

Breastfeeding

Yes, breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world. No, that most definitely doesn’t mean it’s always easy. As a birth doula, We can help you get off to a good start but I’m not a breastfeeding counselor or IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant). Fortunately, there is lot of compassionate, expert help here in Kansas City.

Breastmilk Bank

  • HMBANA – donate or receive donated milk

Carseat Technician

Certified Aroma Therapist / Herbalist

Aroma therapy is a great holistic tool to improve your health and well being. It can help with anxiety, poor sleep and aches and pains. A certified aroma therapist can help you find the perfect combination for you. We have essential oil coaches, of course, but we also work with some other amazing individuals in the city.

Childbirth Education

Whether this is your first pregnancy, or you’ve had multiple, it is important to be educated on the birth process, pain management techniques, and newborn care. Some training for your partner or birth support is always helpful as well.

Children’s Consignment Events & Stores

Chiropractor

Neck and back pain, sleep issues, sciatica, breech presentation, general body discomfort, headaches… need I say more?

Counselor / Therapist

Everyone can use a hand up at some point or another. Counseling can be especially helpful in sorting out complicated emotions relating to pregnancy, birth and parenting.

We have a list of counselors and therapists in the area. If you’re interested in seeing the list, please message us.

Crisis Line

  • Parent Helpline – 800-332-6378
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline – 800-273-8255
  • Kansas Crisis Violence Hotline – 888-363-2287
  • Safe Homes for Children – 816-226-8280

Fertility Specialist / Doula

Fitness

Funeral Homes

Hypnotherapy

Massage Therapist

Midwives

Birth is a natural process. For those that are low risk a home birth is a fantastic option. Some midwives are even able to assist the mother with birthing VBAC, twins or breech. Should your pregnancy be twins or breech that you want to birth naturally, be sure to do your research on a provider, take a childbirth class, learn about natural pain management techniques and practice those techniques. Your confidence in your provider and your ability can make all the difference in your birth experience.

Nutrition

  • Inspire Health by Jen – Jen Ciszewski, RN, IBCLC
  • My Align – Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Infrared Electrotherapy, Hot/Cold Therapy, Intersegmental Therapy, Wellness Workshops, Family Nutritional Counseling
  • Laura Ponce Acupuncture & Wellness – Laura Ponce, L.Ac., MSOM, Dipl.O.M. – Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Therapy & Coaching, Facial Rejuvenation

Pediatric Hospice

Pediatrician

We have a list of pediatricians in the area. If you’re interested in seeing the list, please message us.

Pelvic Floor Specialist

Physical therapy can be especially useful postpartum to heal abdominal splits and pelvic floor weakness.

Postpartum Doula

Prenatal Massage

OBGYN

We have a list of hospitals and OBGYN’s in the area. If you’re interested in seeing the list, please message us.

Sleep Coach

  • Raising Littles – Marni Thompson-Trilove – Certified Gentle Sleep Coach

Support

Support Groups in Kansas City

Tongue & Lip Ties

Wellness Coach

  • Inspire Health by Jen – Jen Ciszewski, RN, IBCLC
  • My Align – Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Infrared Electrotherapy, Hot/Cold Therapy, Intersegmental Therapy, Wellness Workshops, Family Nutritional Counseling