Local Family Resources

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 your convenience, click the name of the resource to go directly to their website!

  • Recommended Reading

  • Birthing Centers & Hospitals

  • Home Birth & Midwifery

  • Childbirth Education

  • Birth Photography

  • Children’s & Maternity Boutiques

  • Postpartum Support

  • Breastfeeding Support & Lactation Consultants

  • Local Parent Groups

  • Kid Friendly Outings

  • Holistic Practitioners & Services

  • Assistance & Other Resources

 
 
Lighthouse Eastern Shore Delmarva Doula
 

Recommended Reading

Resources Album on Facebook


The Art of Birth Coloring Books

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher

Sacred Pregnancy by Anni Daulter

Sacred Motherhood by Anni Daulter and Niki Dewart

The First Forty Days by Heng Ou

The Mindful Mom-to-Be by Lori Bregman

There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather by Linda Åkeson McGurk

Balanced and Barefoot by Angela J Hanscom

 

Birthing Centers & Hospitals

BayHealth, Kent General and Milford Memorial

Beebe Healthcare Women & Children’s Health

Nanticoke Health Services Mother & Baby Center

Peninsula Regional Medical Center Labor & Delivery (MD)

 
 
 

Birth Photography

 

Visit Katy's website to view her photography portfolio, and to reach out to her about how she can serve you during your birth or childbearing year. Katy is a resident of Wilmington, but she happily travels all over the state (and beyond!) to capture your once-in-a-lifetime moments.

 

Children’s & Maternity Boutiques

Motherhood Maternity - Rehoboth Beach, DE

Chain retailer for a large selection of maternity clothing, plus nursing accessories & baby gifts.


A Pea in the Pod - Rehoboth Beach, DE

A chain retailer for mothers to be, offering a wide range of clothing including plus sizes.


Kidzcloset - Lewes, DE

Clean, organized, and reasonably priced secondhand store.


Sling With Me - Milford, DE

Sling With Me is a natural parenting boutique in Milford Delaware.

 

Postpartum Support

Dela-Well-Moms Wellness Counseling and Resources for Moms - Dover, DE

“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. “


 
 
 

Local Parent Groups

Crunchy Delaware Moms (online)

A safe place for like-minded moms to discuss their crunchy ways and create a local community.

Delaware Maternity, Doulas, Midwives, and Birthworkers (online)

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.

 

Kid Friendly Outings

kid friendly outing in delaware
 

Holistic Practitioners & Services

acupuncture massage services delaware
 

Assistance & Resources

Safe Kids Delaware

“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.”

WIC

“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

“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.”

Diapers for Delmarva

“We are a program offering cloth diapers, cloth pads and disposables (when available), as well as offer Diaper Laundry Services and Repair Services.”

Human Milk 4 Human Babies

“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.”

Other Assistance Resources in DE

Women’s Shelter Resources List