Birth photography and videography

Raina Carpenter, Raina Jo Film, View our package deal here.

Sumer Schlabach,

Cara Bettcher, Borne Back Photography

Adina Brown-Selner, Thistle and Lace Photography


Home Birth Midwives

Kate Shantz, CNM, Peaceful Beginnings Midwifery Service,

Birth Centers

Goshen Birth Center,

New Eden Care Center, Topeka, Indiana, 260-768-4401

Blessed Beginnings Care Center, Nappanee, Indiana, 574-773-7755



Goshen Hospital, 200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 574-364-1000

Elkhart General Hospital, 600 East Blvd, Elkhart, IN, 574-294-2621

Memorial Hospital, 615 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN, 574-647-1000

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, 5215 Holy Cross Pkwy, Mishawaka, IN, 574-335-5000


Urgent Care

Goshen Physicians Family Medicine and Urgent Care Clinic, 2824 Elkhart Rd., Goshen, 574-535-1700

MinuteClinic, 410 S. Main St, Goshen, IN, 866-389-2727

US Healthworks, 2014 Lincolnway E., Goshen, IN, 574-537-1709

Physicians Urgent Care, 900 Johnson St., Elkhart, IN, 46514, 574-747-8004


Midwives who Attend Hospital Births

Fairhaven OB/GYN, 1111 Lighthouse Ln, Goshen, IN, 46526, 574-533-0348, —The midwives here attend births at Goshen Hospital and the Goshen Birth Center.

Beacon Medical Group OB/GYN Elkhart, 1215 Lawn Avenue, Elkhart, IN, 574-293-2893. The midwifes here attend births at Elkhart General Hospital.

Beacon Medical Group Midwifery Centered Care, 621 Memorial Drive, Suite 403, South Bend, IN 574-647-1405. The midwives here attend births at Memorial Hospital.

Saint Joseph OB/GYN Specialists and Midwifery 611 E. Douglas Rd., Ste 408, Mishawaka, IN, 46545. The midwives here attend births at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center.


Pregnancy Resource Center

RETA (Reason Enough To Act) is a faith based resource center for moms and dads. They offer free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, coaching for moms and dads, abortion regret support, pregnancy loss support and more. They are located at 300 W High St, Elkhart, IN. Call 574-522-3888 or visit


Online Birth Resources

Evidence Based Birth provides unbiased research and information regarding the benefits and risks of every decision you will make as you create your birth plan.

The Miles Circuit is a combination of three positions done in succession that can help position a baby in the last few weeks of pregnancy or in labor.

Spinning Babies has an ample array of exercises and movements for pregnant women to begin doing in the third trimester to help position baby and to help correct breach and posterior positioning.



Dr. Robin Niezgoda, Community Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Millersburg

Dr. Clarke Kauffman, Avad Chiropractic LLC, Goshen, 574-312-0402

Dr. Matthew Bennett, Schneider Clinic, 574-293-7000, Elkhart

Prenatal Massage

The Getaway Salon, Middlebury, IN, 574-825-9919,

Giving Tree Massage, Goshen, IN, 574-821-4483,


Prenatal Yoga

Sheri Bontrager, Spacious Heart Yoga, Goshen, IN, 574-606-9937,

Maureen Rousseve, Penrose Physical Therapy, Granger, IN, 574-318-4956



Andrea Bontrager Yoder, Goshen, IN, 608-234-2870

Erin Hurst, Mishawaka, IN, 317-370-8550,

Whitney Gingerich, Goshen, IN. Whitney specializes in using nutrition to balance hormones, increasing your chances of a happy, healthy pregnancy.

Connie Lehman, 260-336-3952. Connie does individual Gestational Diabetes Courses and schedules them according to your schedule. She can do home visits if needed or she teaches them at the Topeka Pharmacy, 101 N Main St, Topeka, IN.


Physical Therapist

Kelley Penrose specializes in women’s health including prenatal and postpartum care, pelvic pain and incontinence. She also works with pregnant women to create a plan for a pain free pregnancy. Granger, IN, 574-318-4956


Childbirth Classes

Jessica Stackowicz,

Adair McDonald, Blue Heron Birth Education,

Goshen Birth Center offers a natural childbirth class for all Fairhaven Midwife Patients. Please sign up at your next prenatal visit.

Placenta Encapsulation

Jessica Stackowicz,


Mother Blessing Services

Jessica Stackowicz,

Jamie Lake,


For Your Baby

Family Doctors/Pediatricians

Dr. James Gingerich, Maple City Health Care Center, Goshen, IN, 574-534-3300,

Dr. Bethany Wait, Goshen Family Physicians, Goshen, IN, 574-281-0075

Dr. Bethany Cohen, Granger Community Medicine, 574-335-8300

Dr. Alfred Schlorke, Goshen Physicians Osteopathic Family Clinic, Nappanee, IN,574-773-4101


Pediatric Dentists/Tongue Tie Revision

Dr. Rachel Poulsen, Princess City Dental Care, Mishawaka, IN, 574-259-8571,

Dr. Michael Bigler, Crossroads Pediatric Dentistry, Goshen, IN, 574-875-6531,

Dr. Terry Mahoney, Mahoney Family Dentistry, South Bend, IN, 574-217-4709,


Classes for Infants

Shepard Swim School 574-296-7946 Bathtime Babies is a free class for babies younger than 6 months old and focuses on helping babies enjoy being in water. Visit the website for class schedules and to sign up.

Music Together 574-535-6100. This class is free for babies 8 months old and younger and uses music and movement to help your baby develop. Classes are 45 minutes long and last for 6 weeks. Visit the website for class schedule and location.



Lactation Consultants

Goshen Hospital 574-364-2764

Elkhart General Hospital 574-389-4886

Kosciusko County Hospital 574-372-5818

Memorial Hospital 574-647-3475

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center 574-335-4127

Jennifer Moryl, 574-527-2564, Jennifer is an excellent private lactation consultant who does home visits or meets one-on-one in her office.

Kristin Szerszen, Certified Lactation Counselor, 574-315-3196, Kristin offers home visits and private breastfeeding education if you wish to take a class prenatally.

Breastfeeding Support Groups/Weight Checks

Mother to Mother, Goshen Hospital, 1st floor, 200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN, Tuesdays 1:30-3:00 and 5:30-7:00

Motherhood and More, Elkhart General Health Education Center, 2222 Rieth Blvd., Goshen, IN, Tuesdays 3-5pm

The Nursing Nook, Beacon Medical Group Midwifery Centered Care, 621 Memorial Drive, Suite 403, South Bend, IN, Mondays and Thursdays 11:00-12:30

Breastfeeding Support Group, Saint Joseph Health System Mishawaka Medical Center, 4th Floor, Family Unit East Conference Room, 5215 Holy Cross Parkway, Mishawaka, IN, 46545, Wednesdays 2-3:30

Nursing Mother’s Group, Kosciusko Community Hospital, 2101 East Dubois Drive, Warsaw, IN, Tuesdays 9:30-11:30, Siblings older than 6 months are welcome after 10:30 am.

La Leche League of South Bend, Visit for a list of different gatherings and events.


WIC Offices

Goshen 574-535-6765

Elkhart 574-522-0104

Warsaw 574-269-4456

St. Joseph County 574-245-5520


Breastfeeding Friendly Clothing



Grief Support Groups

Ryan’s Place offers group and individual counseling for children, teens, young adults and adults who have lost someone significant including parents who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. They meet Monday evenings at Goshen Church of the Brethren, 203 N 5th Street, Goshen, IN. Call 574-535-1000 to schedule an appointment.

Forget Me Not is a monthly support group coordinated by the Center for Hospice for parents who have lost a child during pregnancy, childbirth, or infancy. The Elkhart location is at 22579 Old US 20E and the phone number is 574-264-3321. The Mishawaka location is at 501 Comfort Place and the phone number is 574-255-1064.

Pregnancy Loss Support Group is hosted monthly by RETA on Monday nights at 300 W High St, Elkhart, IN 46516. 574-522-3888



Story of Hope Counseling, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. Michelle Story specializes in supporting women and couples throughout the entire childbearing process, including through infertility or difficulty adjusting to parenthood. Mishawaka, IN, 574-904-9959,

Shetler Psychological Services. There are several counselors in this office and many are members of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Goshen, IN, 574-534-2161,

Postpartum Support Groups

 The Postpartum Project is run by local doula, Jayde Wilkinson and meets every Friday at 3:30 pm. They also walk at Fidler Pond and Shanklin Park throughout the week. Click here for more information.

Various Doula Services

Bengkung Belly Binding

Jessica Stackowicz,


Postpartum Doulas

Jamie Lake,

Jayde Wilkinson,


Sibling Resources

Jamie Lake, Sibling Doula,

Sibling Class, Goshen Health offers a one hour sibling class for children aged 2-10. Call 877-566-4660 to register or visit for more info.


Adoption Doula

Jamie Lake,


Infertility Doula

Jamie Lake,


Birth Doulas

Rachel Cunningham, Enlightened Labors,

Jessica Stackowicz, Sacred Birth Services,

Jamie Lake, Life Song Doula Care,

Jayde Wilkinson, Lake City Doula Care,





Jamie Lake,

Giving Tree Massage, Goshen, IN, 574-821-4483,

Addiction Recovery

Domestic Violence Resources

Elkhart County Women’s Shetler, PO Box 2684, Elkhart, IN, 574-294-1811

Indiana Department of Child Services, 1659 Mishawaka St., Elkhart, IN, 574-266-2401

Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline 1-800-800-5556

Child and Parent Services, 1000 W. Hively Ave, Elkhart, IN, 574-295-2277,

YWCA, 1102 S Fellows Street, South Bend, IN, 574-233-9491,

24 Hour crisis hotline 1-866-YES-YWCA

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