Birth & Parenting 
Resources in West Philly


Kate Wright, CD(DONA) - birth & postpartum doula, childbirth educator

Childbirth Classes

See Kate Wright in "Doulas"

Health & Healing

Dr. Lauren Krug, PhD
Therapeutic support for navigating the emotional transition to parenthood
Home visits available; Sliding scale available
[email protected]

West Philly Community Acupuncture - sliding scale
4636 Woodland Avenue

The Visioning Body - Reiki Sessions & Somatic Movement Education
Lee Nussbaum Fogel, MA, RSME
610 639 3036

Prenatal/Postpartum Exercise

Dancing for Birth prenatal and postpartum dance class

A challenging yet relaxing workout with mental and physical preparation for childbirth.

Taught by Lunden Abelson. Babies welcome.

[email protected] 


Restorative Exercise for Pregnancy & Birth
Taught by Jen Gleeson Blue

Breastfeeding Support Groups

The Birth Center's West Philadelphia Breastfeeding Support Group (all moms welcome) - led by Patty Siegrist, IBCLC
Every other Wednesday, 10 am - 12 noon
Studio 34, 4522 Baltimore Avenue
Be prepared for stairs. 
Call for exact dates: 610-525-6106.

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Thursday of each month
12 noon - 2 pm
Silverstein 8 - Conference Room
34th & Spruce
For more info: 215-662-2361

Baby & Me Classes

All Around This World
World music classes for infants - 8 years
Taught by Jay Sand

Infant CPR

Listservs & Facebook Groups

Daycares & Preschools

Erin May's Playhouse - in-home daycare
Can acommodate infants.

Children's Community School
Ages 2 - 5 years
Calvary Center for Culture and Community
801 S. 48th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143

West Philadelphia Cooperative School
Ages 2 - 6 years
4625 Baltimore Ave
Phila PA 19143

Parent-Infant Center

St. Mary's Nursery School
18 months - 5 years
3916 Locust Walk (on Penn's campus)

Photo: Christine Jewett

Notable Resources
outside of West Philly

Mayan Uterine Massage




Non-Hospital Birth Centers