Postpartum Resources

Last updated: January 2024

Wonderful Welcome has had the honor to personally work with or has received positive feedback about the following individuals/organizations whose missions align with ours - to provide encouragement and support as a family welcomes a new baby.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to anyone on the list, even to just say hi.  Remember that reaching out does not commit you to anything, so you might as well make the connection or see if further evaluation is warranted.  Additionally, we are always looking to expand our list, too, so if you’ve met or worked with someone you recommend in any area of perinatal or postpartum support, we would love to know of them!  



Newborn Care, Intro to Babywearing, and Car Seat Use & Safety classes are taught regularly by Jen at Illuminated Birth & 

         Co. in Acton, MA.  For more info on each class and to register, Get Started here.

Intro to Breastfeeding - Caitlin Inglis, CLC of Living Lactation.  Reach out to her if you don't see any scheduled on her 

       website.  She's happy to do a private session if needed.

Childbirth Education - Megan Peasley, MS, CD, BCCE of Illuminated Birth.  Megan has both in-person and hybrid online 

        options happening monthly.  For more information and to register, check out her page here.

Holistic Living:

If you are interested in supporting your pregnancy, labor/delivery, or postpartum recovery with herbs, or wish to have your placenta encapsulated, reach out to these folks as soon as you can so they can help plan with you.

Lactation Professionals:

Working one-on-one with someone for an appointment or two can have a huge impact on the course of your breastfeeding journey.  

Caitlin offers virtual and some in-home consultations, before and after baby arrives, and is usually able to see new clients the same day for immediate support.   She facilitates parent groups, as well.

Jeanette specializes in lip and tongue tied babies, as well as providing exceptional general lactation support both individually and in groups.

Online list of consultants.

Pumps:  Some of these companies will deliver to your home and communicate with your insurance company to figure out what they will cover, and/or help you purchase a pump covered by your insurance.

Local stores that routinely stock lactation supplies:   Please shop small, local businesses if you can. Many have free shipping and/or curbside pickup!

Groups:  Several organizations run lactation groups on a regular basis, facilitated either by trained volunteers or credentialed lactation professionals:

Dentists specializing in lip- and tongue-tie evaluation and treatment:

Lexington Cosmetic Dentistry

922 Waltham Street, Suite 202, Lexington, MA 02421

Dentistry by Dr. David

563 Main Street, Bolton, MA 01740

340 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12203

Questions about whether a medication is pregnancy- or breastfeeding-compatible?  

Donor milk:  


Mental Health Support:

Many new parents and families find it helpful to check in with a mental health practitioner in the form of a counselor or therapist - ideally, one who specializes in maternal mental health and/or the postpartum period.



This organization specializes in the postpartum period, including a multitude of resources for families, a monthly dad support phone group (first Monday of the month), and much more.  You can connect with and find clinicians on the website as well.

Support groups for parents, crisis resources, loss support, and more for expectant and new families.

Parenting Support Groups:

Moreso than other categories, parenting groups come and go (let me know if you find good ones, or discover the ones I've listed are no longer meeting!) and are offered in different iterations at different locations.  Check your local library bulletin board for other potential local groups.

    Megan, a labor doula, and colleagues run various groups and meetups at the Illuminated Birth & Co. location in

     Acton, MA, including a dad group which, as of January 2024, is meeting with both an in-person and online cohort 


JFCS has a variety of different groups - for newborns, for multiples, for adoption, postpartum depression, parenting after loss, etc.

Sleep: (See also, “Sweet Sleep” below in Books)


Babywearing, in a wrap, ring sling, Asian-style carrier, or soft-structured carrier, can be a great tool in your parenting toolbelt for helping soothe baby as well as enable you to have a hand (or even two!) free to do other things, all the while knowing baby is comfy, with you, and secure.


1337 Massachusetts Avenue, #118, Arlington, MA


Offers home visits for your first 3 months


2020 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02132



Car Seats:


As of 2024, only online, but specializes in baby and kids’ gear. 


Online resources for reviews as well as other car seat information:

Car Seat Safety Statistics from Safe Kids

Postpartum Exercise:

When your postpartum recovery is underway and you are cleared by your provider, try some exercise, maybe even with baby!



Both pre- and postpartum bodies can benefit from physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage, and acupuncture treatments.

Physical Therapist / Pelvic PT for the birthing person:

Physical Therapist/Pelvic Health and Orthopedic Specialist

262 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116


Chiropractic:  The following practitioners have specialized training to work on infants: 

83 Cambridge Street, #1B

Burlington, MA 01803


126 Harvard Street

Brookline, MA 02446


Massage Therapists:


Household services:

House cleaner:

Cleans houses in Cambridge, Arlington area



Pets sometimes need help adjusting to a new member of the family.  

Lori provides dog training, group and private obedience classes, and doggie daycare.

Help relieve your pet’s anxiety about the transitions in your household through massage.

Provides “doggie daycare”, grooming, boarding, and transport.  Locations in Cambridge, Belmont, and Charlestown.


When you’re feeling ready to enjoy additional adventures with baby and maybe make some new friends, check out some of these options.


If you’re interested in reading up on your newborn or other aspects of parenting, here are some of the books we recommend the most.  (Links go to the book listing at Porter Square Books, a great, local, independent bookstore.)

What about books to read to your baby, toddler, or young child?  Be mindful to include diversity.  There are several subscription book clubs that feature inclusivity and diversity, if you're interested in receiving new books on a regular basis.  (This can be a great gift from grandparents or other friends/family, too!!)   Looking for just one good book to get started? Check out The Family Book by Todd Parr


Based at Boston Children’s Hospital, the Digital Wellness Lab focuses on media’s impact on children from infancy through college-aged, conducting, compiling, and distributing research from all fields to parents, researchers, and clinicians.  

Emergency Services: 

The website offers online help as well.

Want to be added to this list, or know of a business or individual we should include?  Get in touch!