Staying Home, Staying Safe
In responding to COVID-19 by offering VirtualAppointments, we'll be spacing visits, asking only the pregnant person and partner (if well) to come in, and changing appointments as necessary. Click ANYWHERE on this message to get to the appointments page. We will be loaning equipment (including fetal heart dopplers) as it's available. You can help by purchasing the simpler items posted on Amazon below.
Women's Moods: Get a new one for $16.00 on Amazon, or a used copy for pennies. This go-to book about the changes we face with reproductive events throughout our lives is priceless.
Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn
Energy & Labor Stamina
Natural Vitality's CALM plus calcium. A balanced calcium/magnesium supplement for ALL your muscle cramps. Replenishes your muscles for less of those "growing pains" in early pregnancy, leg cramps at night, and fatigue during labor. This pleasant tasting, fizzy drink is something you'll want to have on hand all the time.
Maybe you don't have an on-site hypnotist or masseuse, but with a little help from these friends, you can indulge yourself in the rhythms of birth...
Hypnobirthing and Prenatal Preparation MP3
The best maternity support. Choose white, nude, or black in S-XXXL based on your before-baby size.
For your postpartum comfort, try THIS WRAP.
Other necessities of the postpartum period:
Dermoplast Pain Relieving Spray (only this one of the Dermoplast line is suitable)
Earth Mama Angel Baby Perineal Spray (consult with your midwife if you have any stitches).
Manage Anemia & more
If you've ever tried taking iron, you know how difficult it is to avoid the minerals in your vitamins and diet that bind to iron and make render it useless (and upsets your stomach).
Enter extended-release, once daily products like SlowFe, FE Cap, Feosol Bifera, & Ferrosequels. They slowly release elemental iron over a 24 hour period, so you don't have to worry as much about when and what you eat. For those whose tummies need it, FE Cap & Ferrosequels contain a stool softener.
Follow this link to see Medela's Breast Shells. For use with the advice of your midwife if dealing with flatter nipples before birth, or a more painful start to your breastfeeding experience. If you need nipple SHEILDS for nursing, please schedule a lactation follow-up appointment.
Positioning and latch pics
LactMed Drug Checker
Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding
clinic location & numbers
6002 Westgate Boulevard, Suite 274, Tacoma, WA 98406
Office: (253) 509-2960 Fax: (306) 400-2735
Office manager & voicemail: (360) 633-9146
Secure e-Fax: (306) 400-2735 (Yes, the 306 area code is correct)
Monday: generally 11 am to 5 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 10am - 5pm
Rescheduling and special accommodations made for babies' needs and yours
Virtual appointments available