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ACUPUNCTURISTS

Laurel Axen, MS, L.Ac
Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist
www.ancientcurrent.com
Ph. 917.862.7589
I
met Laurel when she was doing Bambino Boot Camp in Fort Greene Park.
She has an upbeat attitude and is in amazing shape.  She has
transitioned into being a full-time acupuncturist and herbalist when
her daughter was about a year old. In her own words: "I really love to
work with women through the entire process of conceiving, carrying and
delivering babies. I work with all the aspects of conception through
delivery and post-partum care: fertility treatments, breech
presentation, labor preparation, and induction if the woman is past 41
weeks. I am also a labor doula and work with women during delivery."

Jill Blakeway at YinOva Center
Www.yinovacenter.com
80 E. 11th St.
Suite 407
NY, NY
212-533-2255
106 Angell Hill Road
Chatham NY 12037
518- 392.4555
$125
for first session; $95 thereafter. An acupuncturist and Chinese
herbalist, Blakeway specializes in pediatrics and women’s conditions,
including infertility, PMS, morning sickness and gynecological
disorders.

She was written up in the
NYTimes Sunday Magazine on October 16, 2005 for being a top fertility
specialist. From the article: ‘Jill is a fertility goddess,” says
Marisa Schwartz, a 39-year-old Brooklyn-based teacher who conceived two
sons under Blakeway’s care after trying unsuccessfully for five years.

Moonflower Acupuncture
Michelle LaDue

718.415.1583
moonflower7@earthlink.net
www.moonfloweracupuncture.com
455 W. 23rd Street btw. 9th and 10th aves
Specializes in turning breech babies. I specialize in women’s health and offer acupuncture, herbal medicine, shiatsu, and Reiki services to women during their pregnancy, labor, and postpartum.

Dr. Rong-Bao Lu 
221-227 Canal Street

New York, New York

212-966-2178


He has been written up in the
NY Times.  He is a licensed MD in this country and he integrates
chinese practices like herbs and acupuncture for fertility and other
things as well.  He has some sort of specific affiliation with a
fertility center at Columbia, and he works with patients at other
fertility clinics.  He would probably work with you however you want to
go, but it is my understanding that it’s good to give the herbs and
acupuncture a little time to do their thing before initiating a round
of ivf.  Good luck!
-Anonymous

Everyday Family Center at the Everyday Athlete
www.everydayathletestudio.com
136 Union street (between Hicks and Columbia.)
718.852.6300
The
Everyday Family is a new center within the Everyday Athlete Studio in
Carroll Gardens that is facilitated by experienced Childbirth
Educators, Doulas, Midwives, Nurses, and Lactation specialists and
caters to the needs of new and expectant families. They have Childbirth
Preparation Classes, Breastfeeding and Newborn Care classes,
Breastfeeding Support Groups, Colic Support Groups, Prenatal Yoga, pre
and postnatal training (with childcare!) and yoga, nutrition, massage,
craniosacral therapy, and more.

Sarah Rivkin
Park Slope Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

www.slopeacupuncture.com

665 President Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-309-0432
While her primary area of interest is women’s health, she has treated a
wide range of conditions—from joint pain to digestive problems and
infertility to insomnia. In additional to her private practice, Sarah
is on the board of the Acupuncture Society of New York (ASNY) and the editorial board of The American Acupuncturist,
an academic journal. She continues to participate in the acupuncture
for labor and delivery program at Lutheran Medical Center. Sarah lives
in Park Slope with her
husband and daughter.

Noah Rubinstein at Longevity Health

www.longevityhealth.org

166 Fifth Avenue, Second Floor

New York, N.Y. 10010;
(212)675-9355 ;
$85 a session
(a second office is in Chatham, N.Y.; 518-392-4555).

"This handsome ex-paramedic
studied acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in both China and the
United States and treats everything from insomnia to migraines to men’s
infertility and back and neck pain. He’s married to another top
acupuncturist, Jill Blakeway."

-NYTimes article, October 2005 for top services in NYC.

Billy Villano and Zoe Kogan
http://brooklynacupuncture.com/
info@brooklynacupuncture.com
28 Berkley Place #3 (btw. 5th and 6th)
Brooklyn, NY 11217 (Park Slope)

718-230-0583

I went to Billy on the
suggestion of my labor doula when my baby was breech. I went for one
session to do moxiebustion. Within 10 seconds, (I am not kidding!) I
felt a huge movement and told Billy so. He said, "Oh, it’s unlikely the
baby turned so fast…but who knows?". The next morning I went to get
an ultrasound, and the baby had turned! Billy was thrilled and very
humble about it. I have been back to him for various other needs:
sciatica, balancing, etc and have been pleased each time. Very gentle
soul.

-Karen

CHIROPRACTORS

www.icpakids.org
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association’s website has research articles and family wellness.

Dr. Daniel Gardiner
218 Dekalb
 
(Btw. Clermont and Adelphi)
Fort Greene
718 246.0660

I read at least 4 recommendations about Dr.
Gardiner before deciding to take the plunge (honestly, I was nervous).
Those 4 people were right: Dr. Gardiner is the real thing: educated,
knowledgeable, and best of all, effective.  He helped me resolve some
neck and back issues. Beware though: my insurance gave me 13 visits up
front and because I didn’t use them right away (by the first month), I
lost those leftover visits. Apparently, this is common.
-Karen

Chiropractic Center of Park Slope
Dr. Michael Annicelli and Dr. Donna Sands
http://www.parkslopechiro.com/
361 5th Ave and 5th Street
718-965-2100

We do more than just adjust the spine; we treat the whole body. We
address soft tissue dysfunction as well as joint dysfunction in order
to thoroughly asses and manage your condition. Our doctors are trained
in a variety of techniques including Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, Flexion-Distraction, and diversified chiropractic adjusting.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

Everyday Family Center at the Everyday Athlete
www.everydayathletestudio.com
136 Union street (between Hicks and Columbia.)
718.852.6300
The
Everyday Family is a new center within the Everyday Athlete Studio in
Carroll Gardens that is facilitated by experienced Childbirth
Educators, Doulas, Midwives, Nurses, and Lactation specialists and
caters to the needs of new and expectant families. They have Childbirth
Preparation Classes, Breastfeeding and Newborn Care classes,
Breastfeeding Support Groups, Colic Support Groups, Prenatal Yoga, pre
and postnatal training (with childcare!) and yoga, nutrition, massage,
craniosacral therapy, and more.

MASSAGE THERAPISTS

D’Mai Urban Spa
http://www.dmaiurbanspa.com
157 5th Ave
Park Slope, NY 11217
tel: 718-398-2100

Edamame Spa at Destination Maternity
http://www.destinationmaternity.com/store_spa.asp
575 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10022
(The Corner of Madison Avenue and 57th Street)

212-588-0220

The prenatal massage chair was great.
-Laura

No
one was at the spa the few times I went there so I felt like I was in
my own private spa.  I had a prenatal massage and a bikini wax
(yikes!)- but both were great and both providers were gentle and
solicitous.
-Karen

Everyday Athlete
www.everydayathletestudio.com
136 Union street (between Hicks and Columbia.)
718.852.6300
The
Everyday Family is a new center within the Everyday Athlete Studio in
Carroll Gardens that is facilitated by experienced Childbirth
Educators, Doulas, Midwives, Nurses, and Lactation specialists and
caters to the needs of new and expectant families. They have Childbirth
Preparation Classes, Breastfeeding and Newborn Care classes,
Breastfeeding Support Groups, Colic Support Groups, Prenatal Yoga, pre
and postnatal training (with childcare!) and yoga, nutrition, massage,
craniosacral therapy, and more.

Motherly Love
Leigh Withers

New Windsor, NY 12553
Tel: 845-561-0478

Leigh comes to your house in Brooklyn. She was great. It’s kind of pricey but she is really worth it.
-Gretchen

Providence Day Spa
http://www.providencedayspa.com/
329 Atlantic Avenue
(btw. Smith St. & Hoyt St.)
Brooklyn, New York
718.596.6774
Monday 1pm – 9pm
Tuesday through Friday 11am – 9pm
(Retail area closes at 7pm)
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 8pm

I thought they were very accommodating.  (Sarah) was focused on what I asked for and she applied good pressure.
-Amanda

SAGE Spa
www.sagebrooklyn.com
405 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
781-832-2030
Rated #1 in Brooklyn by CitySearch.  Owner has 20 years of experience in prenatal massage. Certified prenatal therapists will work with you in all stages of pregnancy and afterwards for prenatal, birth and mommy issues/stress.

Stana Weisburd
493 12TH STREET

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11215

stanadoula@yahoo.com

Tel: 917.575.1227
Tel: 718.369.7170

Stana is a labor doula that
we interviewed pre-birth. At the meeting, she gave me a quick massage
and I nearly melted. She used some acupressure and quickly relieved a
very sore hip. I keep meaning to call her to try a full massage, as I
think she would be excellent.

-Karen

REFLEXOLGY

Angelique Clarke
www.angiedoesfeet.com
info@angiedoesfeet.com
She offers reflexology to offer relief from morning sickness, aching back and belly, water retention and swelling, indigestion, heartburn, stress and overall vitality.

REIKI PRACTIONERS

Oded
646-784-0160

I know of a reiki practitioner in Ft. Greene and he would be worth the trip! His name
is Oded and he is a wonderful healer. He’s studied many types of
healing from all over the world and he helped me tremendously.
-Kim

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  1. A lot of great tips here! :) I will definitely check them out! /Elsa

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