Local Birthing Resources
“Seven babies were born in seven days at the Family Birth Center, in Naples. It feels as though Southwest Florida is becoming more of a family place,” says Cheryl Bernardi, founder of Life Behold. With a finger on the pulse of the local birthing community, Bernardi, a licensed massage therapist and doula who facilitates prenatal yoga classes and birth rehearsals for couples, offers an ever-expanding offerings of local resources for the benefit of new and experienced expecting mothers.
Jenn Fischer, doula, 239-223-2023.
Stephanie Jones, doula, birth photography, 239-247-3034.
Whitney Brooks, placenta encapsulation specialist, birth assistant, 239-571-4433.
Geraldine Cirillo, newborn night nanny, 978-204-8405, NightNanniesOfNaples.com.
Tanya Childress, lactation counselor, certified babywearing counselor, child safety passenger technician, 941-208-2171.
Laurie Owens, lactation consultant, 239-404-4933.
Mindful Mammas of SWFL, Facebook.com/groups/1825524107678381, open to all moms.
Family Birth Center of Naples, 2930 Immokalee Rd., Ste. 2, Naples; 239-594-0400. NaplesBirthCenter.com.
Paula Terry, doula, 239-821-3088, [email protected].
Family Birth Suites, Lee Health Family Birth Suites at Healthpark, 9981 S. HealthPark Dr., 239-343-5000; Family Birth Suites, Cape Coral Hospital, 636 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral. 239-424-2200. LeeHealth.org.
Birth Place of Naples, 11190 Health Park Blvd., Naples, 239-552-7724. NCHmd.org.
Holistic Moms Network, HolisticMoms.org. Monthly meetings, Renaissance Montessori School, 37 Barkley Circle, Fort Myers.
La Leche League, 6590 Golden Gate Pkwy., Naples. Monthly meetings, second Friday each month 10 a.m. to noon. LLLSunshineState.org/Naples.
La Leche League, Center Point Community Church (Corner of 66th St. and Golden Gate Pkwy. in classroom area), 6590 Golden Gate Pkwy., Naples. 2nd Friday of each month, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
La Leche League of Fort Myers, St. Hilary’s Episcopal Church, 5011 McGregor Blvd., (Corner of Colonial and McGregor Blvd.), Fort Myers, First Tuesday of the month, 7 pm
La Leche League of Cape Coral, Cape Coral Hospital, 636 Del Prado Boulevard S. (Women’s Center on 2nd Floor), Cape Coral. Third Wednesday of the month, 6:30 pm
Natural Birth Solutions, hypnobirthing, 5800 Daniels Pkwy, S Fort Myers. 239-470-5749. NaturalBirthSolutions.com.
Southwest Florida Birth Network Directory SwflBirthNetwork.com/directory/.