Westville Massage Pregnancy Resource Guide (New Haven)


Birth Centers/HomeBirth Resources


Birth Partner Massage Class (Yale-New Haven Hospital)

  • http://www.ynhh.org/events/default.aspx?find=birth+partner

    • This 2 hour class allows your husband, partner, mother or friend to learn how to be actively involved in a helpful way, easing discomforts as you go through the challenges of pregnancy and birthing. Because it brings couples together to work through each contraction, as a team, this course is known to intensify family bonding. Taught by Julie Robbins,LMT.


Tub Rentals


  • Take Charge of Your Own Fertility,

  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin

  • Birthing From Within, England &Horowitz

  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth, Henci Goer

  • Hypnobirth, Marie Mongan (With CD)

  • Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood, Sandra Steingraber  http://steingraber.com/

  • Review: “Steingraber offers the commonest of stories—how she got pregnant, gave birth, and fed her baby—in a most uncommon way. A cross between the quirkily thorough detail of Natalie Angier’s science-writing and the passionate environmental advocacy of Rachel Carson… Parents to be or anyone concerned with environmental pollution will want to read and discuss this—and act.”  —Publishers Weekly, 9/24/01

  • Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis, Sandra Steingraber

  • Review:“This could be the most important and inspiring parenting book ever written. Protecting children from the poisons that surround them cannot be left to conscientious mothers and fathers alone. It must instead become our society’s highest collective priority.” —Naomi Klein; author of The Shock Doctrine


  • Yale-New Haven Hospital Lacation Program

    • Kate Manuel 203-688-7952

  • Breastfeeding & Beyond LLC

    • Irene Cullagh 203-980-5086 .

  • Breastfeeding Resources

  • Le Leche League

  • The Nursing Mother’s Companion

    • Kathleen Huggins

  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding,

    • Diane Wiessinger, Diana West and Teresa Pitman

Childbirth Education



Cord Blood Banking





Infant Massage:


Pain Specialists

  • Advanced Diagnostic Pain Treatment Centers, Lloyd R. Saberski, M.D., Dwight Ligham, M.D.  (203) 624-4208 




Physical Therapists

  • Mary Clarke, Sports Medicine Center, 46 Prince St 203-772-1464

    • Very experienced in working with pregnant and postpartum women

  • Heather Strauch, AdaPT for Women, Norwalk CT.

Prenatal Massage

  • www.WestvilleMassage.com

    • Julie Robbins, LMT Prenatal Massage Specialist

      • 20+ years of experience caring for pregnant women though massage



  • Birth Day

  • Birth as we know it

  • What Babies Want

  • Babies

  • The Business of Being Born

  • Orgasmic Birth


Yoga Centers/Instructors (Prenatal, Postpartum, and Mommy & Me)