This is your comprehensive guide to pregnancy, birth, and postpartum resources local to Delaware, focusing on lower Kent and Sussex County. I’ve include links for convenience, click the name of the business to go directly to their website. Some links included are affiliate links, I only recommend resources I truly stand behind.
Birthing Centers & Hospitals
Home Birth & Midwifery
Children’s & Maternity Boutiques
Breastfeeding Support & Lactation Consultants
Local Parent Groups
Kid Friendly Outings
Holistic Practitioners & Services
Assistance & Other Resources
Sacred Motherhood by Anni Daulter and Niki Dewart
There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather by Linda Åkeson McGurk
Balanced and Barefoot by Angela J Hanscom
Chain retailer for a large selection of maternity clothing, plus nursing accessories & baby gifts.
A chain retailer for mothers to be, offering a wide range of clothing including plus sizes.
Clean, organized, and reasonably priced secondhand store.
Sling With Me is a natural parenting boutique in Milford Delaware.
“This website is dedicated to supporting women's mental health during pregnancy, the postpartum period, or after a perinatal loss. … practice (in Dover, DE) is focused on perinatal mental health and I would be happy to listen and answer any of your questions. “
La Leche League of MD/DE/DC (online or phone support)
Sussex County Moms Group, Hosted by Lyndsay*
“Since we don't have a standing mom meeting in Sussex County, I wanted to start one! This meeting will be held every third Thursday of the month at my home in Ocean View, Delaware.
Open to moms of all walks of life! I'm an experienced mom myself and can lead discussions and offer advice on crunchy mom topics such as breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapering, prenatal and postpartum care, gentle parenting, and much more. Feel free to come seeking advice or just some new mom friends.”
Crunchy Delaware Moms (online)
A safe place for like-minded moms to discuss their crunchy ways and create a local community.
A place where Delaware birth workers, moms, and moms to be can share information and support in the first state.
Delmarva Babywearers (online)
Online support group for moms who babywear in the area to socialize and share resources.
“Our focus is on childhood injury prevention for children ages birth - 14. Safe Kids Delaware provides a variety of child safety educational events, programming and activities for children and their parents as well as professionals. We educate families and communities on the following topics: fire safety (burns, smoke detectors), traffic safety (car seats, pedestrian, bicycle, seat belt), water safety, playground safety, medication/poison prevention, consumer product safety, gun safety and sports safety.”
“The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant and Children, popularly known as WIC, is a federal nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy.”
“YWCA Delaware leads social change, empowers women, girls and their families and advances our mission by offering programs in the five key areas of Economic Empowerment, Housing, Racial Justice, Sexual Assault Crisis and Youth Development.”
“We are a program offering cloth diapers, cloth pads and disposables (when available), as well as offer Diaper Laundry Services and Repair Services.”
“The mission of Human Milk 4 Human Babies Global Network is to promote the nourishment of babies and children around the world with human milk. We are dedicated to fostering community between local families who have chosen to share breastmilk.”