Resources and Links

There are many local, national and international options in-person and online that support expecting people and growing families. It can be overwhelming and exciting to look through all of the options that are available. As a independent doula, I own and run my own business. I appreciate the flexibility and thrive working for myself and supporting my family. One of the ways small businesses find the products and services they are looking for are by word of mouth from friends, families and other businesses. I appreciate every referral (and have a referral $reward$ program) and put thought into the people and companies I refer to. This list represents some of the products and services I recommend and/or enjoy myself. I attempt to keep this list up-to-date and add to it often. If you notice a change that should be updated or want to add a business you like to work with (or your own), email me at [email protected] and I will update the listing or add your favorite product or service. We are all in this together. 

Perinatal Resources

Local Resources (Asheville Area)

Infant Feeding Support

 Mission Breastfeeding Center

IBCLCs on staff and a nursing supplies boutique.

Phone: 828-213-1103 Website:  Mission Breastfeeding Center

Address: 2 Medical Park Drive, Asheville, NC 28803

MAHEC Breastfeeding Clinic 
Access to IBCLCs in clinic and pain clinic.
Phone: (828) 771-5500 Website: MAHEC Breastfeeding Clinic Website

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MountainLactationServices

La Leche League (LLL) of Buncombe County
Peer support resources run by LLL Leaders- Local Leaders : Valerie Vanderlip, Kathy Rennie and Claudia Burke. They have an active Facebook group and free multiple monthly meetups. 
Phone: (828) 279-4556- Valerie, (828) 545-3129- Kathy, (704) 231-1130- Claudia

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LaLecheLeagueBuncombeNC/

Prenatal, Parent & Baby Classes

Swimming Lessons at Asheville Family Fitness
They have baby (and older kids) swim lessons. There are small group or private lessons available. The lessons are held in their small, warm pool at their fitness center.  
Address: 149 New Leicester Hwy, Asheville, NC 28806      Phone: (828) 225-3838

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AshevilleFamilyFitness/

Baby Steps Dance Asheville
Offers dance and music classes for parents and their babies.
Website: https://suzierogerson.wixsite.com/babystepsdanceavl

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/babystepsdanceavl

Childbirth and Infant Care Education Classes

Doulas of Asheville
They offer one-day and private childbirth education classes and Happiest Baby On The Block classes.
Phone: (828) 222-0406

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AVLdoulas/

Hypnobabies Asheville Classes
Offers group, private and home study Hypnobabies classes.
Phone: (828) 333-7183

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HypnobabiesAsheville/

Accupuncture/Accupressure

Krystal Kinnunen, L.A.C.
Provides acupressure treatments with a focus on the perinatal and postpartum times. Works with chldren.
Website: www.krystalkinnunen.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sacredempowermentemple/

Annie Spindler, L.A.C.
Provides acupressure treatments with a focus on the perinatal and postpartum times. Works with children.
Phone: (708) 691-3253      Email:  [email protected]  
Address: Epione Integrated Clinic- 19 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801
Website: http://epioneintegratedclinic.com/anniespindler

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Annie-Spindler-Acupuncture-2060771417561869/

Chiropractors

One Love Chiropractic- Dr. Derek Kasten
Provides chiropractic treatments at his office. Works with expecting people and babies/children.
Phone: (828) 505-1584    Website: https://www.onelovechiropractic.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onelovechiropractic/

Address: 959 Merrimon Ave., Ste 201, Asheville, NC 28804

Awakening Heart Chiropractic
Provides chiropractic treatments at his office. Works with expecting people and babies/children.
Phone: (828) 254-1767    Website: http://awakeningheartchiropractic.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AwakeningHeartChiropractic

Address: 30 Ravenscroft Dr., Asheville, NC 28801

WNC Chiropractic
Provides chiropractic treatments at his office. Works with expecting people and babies/children.
Phone: (828) 687-7779      Website: https://wncchiropractic.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WNCChiropractic/

Address: 1998 Hendersonville Rd, St.12, Asheville, NC 28803

Other Asheville Businesses That I Support...

I do my best to keep this list updated. If you see a change or update that is needed or have a business or resource supporting expecting people and growing families that you think I should add I invite you to reach out to me at (828) 280-9058 or [email protected] 

Other Online, US and International Resources

Mental Health Resources

Suicide Prevention Hotline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Phone: 1-800-273-TALK(8255)-Toll Free Hotline      Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Postpartum Support International
Postpartum Support International helps parents finds information and resources through it’s volunteer coordinators, website and annual conference. It also has a toll-free helpline,  access to online support groups and professionals trained specifically to support expecting people and growing families.
Phone: 1-800-944-4773-Toll Free Hotline      Website: https://www.postpartum.net

Facebook: NC public page-https://www.facebook.com/PSINorthCarolina/ 

“Closed” Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/25960478598/