Postpartum Resources In + Around Lansing During Pandemic

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In all honesty, the postpartum period is messy. It can feel hard to navigate or even impossible at times, even with an amazing support system, and now you find yourself facing it in the middle of a global pandemic. Don’t panic! Our amazing community has incredible resources, people, and practices that are striving to make sure you are not alone during this time.

You can also turn your fellow moms in the Lansing area for support. Whether your family is in need of food or diapers, you could use a quick minute of adult conversation, or you are looking for someone to listen professionally– your community is here for you. Reach out. Ask us. We have your back.

*All information subject to change according to mandates and updates on COVID-19 pandemic.*

Lansing Doula Network a branch of Willow Tree Family Center | Offering virtual support. Contact via Lansing Doula Network Facebook page.

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Taylor Bodell | Performing postpartum care for clients virtually or in person if risks are understood.

Contact: [email protected].

Abbie Mullins BSN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC, LCCE | Virtual appointments via Telepath (HIPPA compliant). Classes are also virtual with booklets, handouts, and access to Google Drive documents. Contact [email protected].Abbie Mullins Childbirth Education and Lactation logo

Next Generation Lactation Services in partnership with Willow Tree Family Center | Offering virtual appointments via Zoom. $50 initial appointment and $25 additional follow-up appointments. Home visits $150. Prenatal class meets monthly via Zoom. Make your appointment here.

Capital Area Baby Cafe in partnership with Willow Tree Family Center | Virtual support group via Zoom every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Join virtual meeting on the Capital Area Baby Cafe Facebook page.

Le Leche League of East Lansing | Zoom meetings first and third Thursdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. Join virtual meeting here.

Breastfeeding Clinic (Sparrow Professional Building) | Appointments Tuesday-Friday varying upon availability. Phone or video visits, upon severity of situation. Must have primary care physician or pediatric doctor referral. Contact (855) 717-KIDS (5437).

McLaren Greater Lansing | Phone consultation by availability. Contact (517) 975-7300.

Barry County Baby Cafe | Offering Zoom meetings every Thursday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Join virtual meeting on the Barry County Baby Cafe Facebook page.

Jennifer Chenault (peer volunteer) | (517) 204-3067

Postpartum Support English or Spanish Warm Line | (800) 944-4PPD (4773)

English Warm Line Text | (503) 894-9453

Pinterest HOPEline | (844) 666-4673

Shades of Motherhood Perinatal Support Group a branch of the Willow Tree Family Center | Group therapy virtually through Zoom. Contact [email protected].

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Rooted Counseling | Offering Telehealth virtual appointments. Contact [email protected].

Kersten Kimmerly, LMSW | Offering Telehealth virtual appointments. Contact [email protected].

Jennifer Novello, LMSW | Offering Telehealth virtual appointments. Contact [email protected].

Jacqueline Titus, PhD | Offering virtual or telephone appointments depending upon patient preference. Contact [email protected].

Shelley Smithson, PhD, MSW | Offering virtual or telephone appointments depending upon patience preference. Contact [email protected].

Barry-Eaton County | WIC program and breastfeeding support appointments by phone. Contact (517) 541-2630. 

Clinton County (St. Johns office) of Mid Michigan Health Department | Public Health Nursing, Maternal and Infant Support, and WIC program appointments by phone. Contact (989) 224-2195.

Ingham County | Child Health Services, Public Health Nursing, and WIC program appointments by phone. Contact (517) 887-4326. Breastfeeding HelpLine open for messages 24/7 at (517) 887-4543.

Shiawassee County | WIC program appointments by phone. Contact (989) 743-2383. Breastfeeding support through WIC office is offering phone appointments and can do virtual appointments if needed. Contact (989) 743-2428.

Ionia County | WIC program appointments by phone. Contact (616) 527-8914. WIC Lactation Consultant through WIC offering phone support and virtual appointments if needed. Contact (616) 522-7357. Peer counselor breastfeeding support offering phone appointments and text support. Contact (616) 522-7878.

Livingston County | WIC program appointments by phone and peer counselor breastfeeding support through WIC office. Contact (517) 546-5459.

CADSA | Offering Zoom meetings (select groups) and phone support. Contact [email protected]

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Working Moms a branch of Willow Tree Family Center | Offering Zoom meetings every Wednesday and Saturday. Join the virtual meeting via Willow Tree Working Mamas Facebook group. 

Raising Black and Biracial Children in Greater Lansing a branch of Willow Tree Family Center | Offering Zoom meetings the first Saturday of the month from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Join the virtual meeting via Willow Tree Raising Black and Biracial Children in Greater Lansing Facebook group.

HOPING (parent-to-parent miscarriage, stillbirth, and baby loss support) a branch of Willow Tree Family Center | Offering Zoom meetings the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Contact [email protected] for link.

Expectant Parents Organization in partnership with Willow Tree Family Center | Offering Labor & Delivery, Newborn Care, Infant Safety and Breastfeeding Classes via Zoom. Register here. Car seat checks available virtually and in person. Contact [email protected]

Lansing Mom strives to provide up-to-date information for our community.  If you have postpartum resource information to add here, please leave us a comment!

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