New Moms + Moms-To-Be: All The Resources You Need Right Now

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Even though we all need to stay home right now, life isn’t completely on pause. Everyday women around the world are welcoming their newborns home. If you’re a new mother or expecting, you’re probably searching the internet for the best care right now — and we’ve got you covered.

Although it’s best for the safety of you + your baby to stay home right now, you’re still going to need all the proper supplements, equipment, and physician care at this time. In order to stay home and ensure that you and your baby are cared for and in optimal health, check out all the following lists of essential resources.

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Prenatal Telehealth

Get an OB-GYN in the comfort of your own home — virtually of course.

Amwell Women’s Health  

Online visits with women’s health clinicians from your desktop or smartphone. Get connected to board-certified doctors, 24-hours a day. Learn more here.

Ask A Doctor 

Get unlimited back-and-forth online chatting with doctors until you’re satisfied when you choose Ask A Doctor’s board certified doctors. Get advice about any health issue — from diabetes to mental health, and everything in between. Check it out here.

Read More: A Local Doctor Weighs Answers FAQs on Pregnancy + COVID-19

Garden OB GYN 

Virtual visits are now available with Garden OBGYN. World-class medical experts and a dedicated staff will be working tirelessly to take care of you when you book a video appointment with Garden. Book an appointment here.

Multi Care  

A virtual OB visit with Multi Care offers you great flexibility in terms of hours and location. Through MyChart, you will be provided access to your personalized interactive MyPregnancy dashboard, web tools and other resources. You will be provided with a monitoring kit for you to use at home. Learn more here.

Plush Care  

Offering personalized, high-quality healthcare with top U.S. doctors. No matter where you are or how busy you are, you can talk to their friendly and knowledgeable doctors online at a time that works with your schedule, all from the ease of your smartphone. Click here to learn more.

Utah Virtual Prenatal Care  

Virtual prenatal care is a convenient way to get pregnancy care from the comfort of your home. Using your smartphone, computer, or tablet’s camera and microphone, you can sign into a private video conference with your doctor to have your prenatal checkup appointments and learn about all the necessary pregnancy equipment you’ll need to order. Set up an appointment here.

Virtual Pediatricians

Tons of pediatricians are doing online appointments, and some even offer quick online chats for the smaller issues.

Amwell Pediatrics  

Amwell offers treatment and counseling for a broad spectrum of issues from pediatricians straight to your smartphone or laptop. More and more pediatricians are listing their practice on Amwell. You can even ask your very own pediatrician to join + list their practice on Amwell. Learn more here.

Brave Care

Virtual care for kids, available today. Brave Care offers urgent care, wellness checks, and more in New York, Oregon, Maryland, Iowa, Kentucky, and Delaware. You can give them a call to set up an appointment — many common issues that may arise with your child can be resolved straight from home. Get care here.

Jersey City Urgent Care 

RWJBarnabas Health TeleMed® is a convenient, low-cost option for urgent medical care services, available 24/7, year round, through your smartphone, tablet or computer. RWJBarnabas Health TeleMed® is powered by American Well, a leader in telehealth services. It is easy to use, private and secure {compliant with HIPAA}. Learn more here.

Just Answer Pediatricians

Just Answer Pediatricians offers 24/7 chat services with pediatricians. For quick problems, questions, or advice, you can simply log on to chat with a doctor and get answers immediately, without all the hassle of an appointment. Click here to get started.

Pediatrics Urgent Care

Expert care at your fingertips — connect with a pediatrician anytime, anywhere. You can get access to virtual pediatrician appointments for your baby from 8:00AM until midnight. Click here to get connected.

Plush Care

With Plush Care you can visit the doctor from your phone, get same day appointments, and have your prescriptions sent to your local pharmacy. Through their service, you can simply pay per visit and avoid any other fees or commitments — and they accept virtually every insurance plan. Click here to learn more.

Urgent Care for Kids 

Offering virtual care for your kids, straight to your laptop or smartphone at just $50 per appointment. Urgent Care for Kids allows you to connect with a pediatrician within minutes, from the comfort of your own home. Appointments are available from 8:00AM until midnight. Book here.

Bright & Baby 

Two local NICU nurses working in NJ and NYC specialize in caring for little ones that need open-heart surgery right after birth. Many first time parents are unable to attend traditional hospital-based newborn care classes due to the pandemic and also don’t have any support once they take their baby home. Bright & Baby is meant to support new parents, offering virtual one-one-one personalized Newborn Care Classes and supportive follow ups after the baby’s arrival. With over 10+ collective years of NICU experience, which equates to caring for thousands of babies, these nurses know what tips and tricks work best, and what new families need to flourish at home with their baby. Check them out here and follow on IG: @brightandbaby 

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Necessities, Delivered

Now is a good time to stock up on prenatal vitamins to stay as healthy as ever while you’re expecting. Get all the essential little things — like prenatal equipment or important vitamins and supplements — delivered to your door. 

Heart Monitor

Baby Beat offers fetal dopplers for moms-to-be to check on their baby’s heart rate. Baby Beat sells and rents some of the finest at-home pregnancy equipment available. Having access to your baby’s heartbeat whenever you want provides unimaginable peace of mind. You can buy it here

Breast Pump

The Medela Breast Pump Accessory Set Value Pack is great for pumping, storage, feeding, and even cleaning. The value pack includes two Quick Clean Micro-Steam bags, two breast shields, two valves and membranes, four 150 mL breast milk bottles with lids, and a breastfeeding information guide — and all its parts are made without BPA. Purchase here from Amazon.

Supplements 

The health of your newborn starts with you. Make sure you have all the supplements your body and your baby need to get you through a healthy pregnancy and beyond.

See More: A Local Dietitian Shares The Best Immune-Boosting Foods

Ritual

For $35 per month, you can Subscribe to Ritual and get the Essential Prenatal Multivitamin sent to your door monthly. It’s a great supplement during pregnancy and even after. This vegan, non-GMO multivitamin has Bioavailable nutrient forms, like methylated folate, that are critical for supporting neural tube development. You can subscribe here.

Premama 

Premama is designed to make things easier for you as you become a parent, and to give you the nutrients you need along the way. All their products are backed by clinical research and are specifically formulated to address needs related to preconception, pregnancy, and postnatal care. Buy it here.

New Chapter 

New Chapter offers an award-winning prenatal multivitamin for expectant mothers. It’s designed to support mom and baby’s development before and throughout pregnancy. The company’s goal is to make women not only feel nourished, but confident. Purchase here.

Public Goods 

This prenatal vitamin is 100% gluten free, vegan and contains all of the essential nutrients you need when trying to conceive, during pregnancy and beyond. Its formula helps fill key nutrition gaps at a time when diet alone might not be enough. Complete with folate, iron and B vitamins for optimal fetal development and maternal health, it also packs a special blend of probiotics and enzymes to aid digestion and help maintain a well-nourished microbiome. It contains no artificial flavors, preservatives, soy, or dairy. Click here to purchase.

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Lifestyle

Regardless of the hard times that have fallen upon us, we know new and expecting mothers have no time to compromise physical or mental health. Check out these lists of ample resources to keep your mind and body healthy, even while stuck at home.

Hudson Yoga Project 

Hudson Yoga Project has initiated its Online Yoga Project, where you can practice whenever you want, from wherever you want. If you want to be the best version of yourself, then carve out some space to treat yourself well. You need to nourish yourself – from the inside out. You can buy online classes here.

See More: Everything You Need to Know About Exercising While Pregnant

Honor Yoga

Honor your mind, body, and self anywhere, anytime. Honor Yoga offers member-exclusive live streaming that will connect you to over 15 classes a day in real-time to virtually practice with real Honor Yoga instructors from all over the country. You can start a 30 day trial for only $30 here.

Asana Soul Practice

All the classes you love from Asana Soul are now formatted for the online experience. You can buy a membership or purchase classes individually. Class pricing varies by duration, so you can tailor it to your exact needs {prices ranging from $7-$11 for 15 minutes to 45 minutes}. Click here to browse their class catalogue and purchase whatever fits your needs.

Pavana Yoga

Pavana Yoga offers one online class daily at 9:00Am. If you signed up for the class you will receive a link to the video, with up to 24 hours to access the class. You can buy a membership and get unlimited access to online classes, or purchase classes individually. Online Express Classes are 30-45 minutes while Online Mini Classes are only 10-15 minutes. Check it out here.

Urban Souls

Urban Souls offers yoga, alt movement, and meditation classes all online. They have a wide variety of classes and class lengths, to encompass any of your fitness needs. You can purchase class packages or buy individual classes here.

Newborn Virtual Photography Session

For new moms with newborns two weeks or younger, Hoboken photographer Sarah Kalish is offering virtual photography sessions. Through the use of call, text, and facetime, she’s helping new moms to not miss out on these time-sensitive and once-in-a-life-time baby shots.

Her sessions are focused on helping parents achieve two naked poses and include five edited digitals, and they cost $300 for the hour. And, bonus — for every four sessions she books, she is donating 10% to FLAG, helping her small business, moms and the community.

Follow on her IG to check out her work @skalishphoto + book sessions here.

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Emergency Resources

This pandemic has caused unimaginable hardship around the country and world. If you or your family have been left jobless, homeless, or hungry, please check out the following lists.

Financial Assistance

If you are struggling and need help paying bills, rent, mortgages, debts, and more, then click here to find out how.

Food Assistance

USDA Food and Nutrition Service

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service offers special supplemental nutrition programs for women, infants, and children. Check out the website for more information.

Cooking Matters

Cooking Matters is helping end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy, affordable food choices. They offer programs that teach parents and caregivers — with limited food budgets — to shop for and cook healthy meals. Learn more here.

Read More: A Local Doctor Weighs Answers FAQs on Pregnancy + COVID-19

Housing Services

Volunteers of America

With hundreds of human service programs, Volunteers of America help 1.5 million people in 46 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico each year. Click here to locate an office near you.

Catholic Charities USA

Catholic Charities USA helps to service the growing needs of those living in poverty and those who are the most vulnerable. Click here to learn how you can get help.

Insurance Assistance

Benefits.Gov

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that provides free or low-cost health coverage to millions of Americans, including some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Click here to see how you can get coverage.

HealthCare.Gov

Click here to learn more about health insurance and see if you qualify for coverage.

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Know of another helpful site for expectant and new moms? Let us know in the comments!

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Corinne is a Jersey girl who has always loved to write, create, and make people laugh. Always the “comedian” of the friend group, she's a stand up comic and aspiring comedy writer. She studied communications/film and media at the University of Miami, with a minor in both psychology and exercise science, but now she’s living in downtown Jersey City. Singing and playing the guitar and piano are her favorite hobbies when she’s not writing, working out, or going to comedy shows.


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