Local Resources

The following local resources may be useful to pregnant women and parents at various stages of parenthood.


Did you know acupuncture can often be used to relieve pregnancy discomforts, enhance relaxation, help turn a breech baby, and even improve postpartum depression? The Sarasota Community Acupuncture clinic run by Gene and Melonie Burgess, acupuncture physicians, offers effective and affordable acupuncture care. Sarasota. 941-922-4611  www.sarasotacommunityacupuncture.com


Baby Wearing Group

Learn how to wear your baby safely, easily and comfortably! Three monthly meetings at three different locations, plus a lending library so you can try various slings, wraps and carriers. Check out Sarasota Babywearing Group on www.facebook.com/sarasotababywearing for more details.


Birth Centers 

Birthways Family Birth Center

Rosemary Birthing Home



There is a wonderful support network in our area for breastfeeding women! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need help or support! Contact me, your midwife or doctor, or the fantastic La Leche League leaders. Join one of their meetings: Suncoast La Leche League  There are other local support groups on Facebook as well – contact me for details!


Chiropractic Physicians 

Chiropractic care is very effective at relieving pregnancy discomforts, enhancing relaxation, helping turn a breech baby, providing relief and comfort for mom during labor and more. Chiropractic also greatly helps newborn babies – gentle simple adjustments can help realign their little bodies after the hard work of being born, and even solve problems of colic, fussiness, digestion, delayed crawling and more.

Dr Amy Tafeen of Family Chiropractic



Dr Kristin Kulju of Discover Chiropractic



Circumcision Information 

I happen to be your regional resource center for www.NOCIRC.org right here in Sarasota-Bradenton and can provide articles, brochures and pamphlets about circumcision and care of the intact penis as well as books and DVDs you may borrow. Please contact me for information.

Learn why today’s parents say No! to circumcision!

Daddy Boot Camp 

Men in my classes have raved about this free opportunity for guys to hear from other guys all about birth and babies. No women allowed! Check it out at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. For information, please call the childbirth education office at (941) 917-1700.


Are you looking for someone who can support you and your partner through labor? A doula provides emotional and physical support, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience that can help you navigate your way through this journey. Doulas do not provide clinical care or make decisions for you. It’s important that you find someone you feel comfortable with so call a few doulas and go with your heart. To talk to me about doula support, please call me at 941 527 7161 or email me at chantal@butterflybirth.com.

Elimination Communication Group

Thinking about going diaperless? That’s what Elimination Communication is all about. It’s never too early to start! See my Store page for a link to a good book on the topic: Diaper Free by Ingrid Bauer.

ICAN: The International Cesarean Awareness Network

ICAN is a non-profit organization with a three-fold purpose:

  1. To lower the rising cesarean rate through education,
  2. To provide a forum where women and men can express their thoughts and concerns about birth, and
  3. To provide a support network for women who are healing from past birth experiences and for those who are preparing for births.

This group is for the benefit of birthing women in the Sarasota-Bradenton area. If you are recovering from a cesarean, planning a VBAC, searching for care providers, or planning an upcoming birth or pregnancy, and want information to prevent cesareans and have a healthier, more positive experience or learn more about birth, ICAN welcomes you!

Websites & Blogs & Facebook Groups

Born in Sarasota Blog 

Sarasota Conscious Parenting Facebook Group