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Acupuncturist

Acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles which are then activated through gentle and specific movements of the practitioner's hands or with electrical stimulation. Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe the human body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points connected by pathways or meridians. These pathways create an energy flow (Qi, pronounced "chee") through the body that is responsible for overall health. Disruption of the energy flow can cause disease. By applying acupuncture to certain points, it is thought to improve the flow of Qi, thereby improving health. Studies have shown that acupuncture is effective for a variety of conditions.

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Brooklyn, Manhattan

Adoption Doula

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Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut, Other

Bereavement Doula

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Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut, Other

Birth Assistant

A birth assistant is a trained medical assistant, who usually assists midwives at birth centers or home births.

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Brooklyn, Manhattan
Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Other
Brooklyn, Northern New Jersey, Other
Bronx, Manhattan, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut
Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester, Southern Connecticut
Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens

Body Worker

Bodyworkers are licensed professionals who understand the structure and functions of the human body and can employ therapeutic techniques intended to benefit the receiver. Bodyworkers are trained to assess the posture (or feel pulses), formulate treatment plans, and apply their specialized knowledge to address physical symptoms based on the principles of their modality.

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Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Westchester
Bronx, Fairfield County, CT, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut
Bronx, Manhattan
Brooklyn, Manhattan
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Northern New Jersey
Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Northern New Jersey

Chef

A personal chef will come to your home once or twice a week and prepare an array of healthy, wholesome, delicious meals — taking care of all the shopping, cooking, cleaning up and leaving you with a week's worth of meals.

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Brooklyn, Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Southern Connecticut, Northern New Jersey

Childbirth Educator

A childbirth educator offers evidence-based, unbiased information about the physiology of birth to expectant parents. Their primary goal is to equip families with the knowledge and skills to evaluate all their options as pregnancy and labor progress, as well as how to find their voice in the decision-making process.

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Brooklyn, Manhattan
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens
Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Other
Bronx, Fairfield County, CT, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Bronx, Manhattan, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Westchester

Childcare provider

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Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan

Chiropractor

A chiropractor is a licensed healthcare professional who treats disorders (such as back and neck pain) chiefly of the musculoskeletal system especially through the manual adjustment or manipulation of the spinal vertebrae to correct nervous system dysfunction.

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Capital Region (Albany), Other

Dietitian

Dietitians teach people and populations about nutrition, food and health. They work in all the same types of settings as nutritionists, including schools, hospitals, long-term care facilities, government health facilities, insurance companies, nonprofits, research firms and sports institutions.

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Bronx, Westchester
Brooklyn
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens

Doula

A doula is a non medical provider who supports women and other birthing people through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum with informational, physical, and emotional support and advocacy.

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Brooklyn, Manhattan
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens
Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Other
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut, Other
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island, Queens, Southern Connecticut, Northern New Jersey, Westchester, Staten Island

Family Medicine Doctor

A family medicine doctor is a doctor who provides general medical care for people of all ages (also called a family practitioner). You may initially be surprised to learn that some family medicine doctors manage pregnancy and deliver babies. The term OB or OB-GYN is often associated with doctors who deliver babies, but some family medicine doctors are also highly trained to deliver as well.

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Fertility Specialist

A fertility specialist is a medical professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating fertility problems, in order to help people who have been unsuccessfully trying to have a baby. Fertility specialists treat conditions associated with infertility of all sexes and genders. 

Common fertility-related conditions treated by fertility specialists include ovulation, abnormal sperm, hormonal disorders, weight or age-related infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, fibroids, blocked fallopian tubes, azoospermia, and fertility related to certain genetic conditions.

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Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Southern Connecticut

Havening Practitioner

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Manhattan
Bronx, Virtual , Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester

Herbalist

Herbalists are people who dedicate their lives to working with medicinal plants. They may be native healers, scientists, naturopaths, holistic medical doctors.

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Bronx, Fairfield County, CT, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut
Brooklyn, Manhattan
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Bronx, Manhattan
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Other

IBCLC (Lactation Consultant)

An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is the highest level credential for health care professionals who specialize in the clinical management of breastfeeding. IBCLCs are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, Inc. (IBLCE), under the direction of the US National Commission for Certifying Agencies.

An IBCLC practice is guided by the Scope of Practice for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. An IBCLC is a professional member of the healthcare team. IBCLCs may also be nurses, midwives, dietitians, physicians, and experienced volunteer breastfeeding counselors.

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Bronx, Westchester
Westchester, Southern Connecticut
Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Brooklyn, Manhattan

Lactation Counselor

The Certified Lactation Counselor® (CLC®) certification identifies a professional in lactation counseling who has demonstrated the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes to provide clinical breastfeeding counseling and management support to families who are thinking about breastfeeding or who have questions or problems during the course of breastfeeding/lactation.

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Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens
Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Fairfield County, CT, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester
Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester, Southern Connecticut
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan

Lactation/Feeding Specialist

A lactation and feeding specialist can offer general feeding support and education. This includes showing families how to position and latch their babies for nursing and kangaroo care (skin-to-skin contact). They can also help manage a wide range of issues that may come up, including engorgement. They can also answer questions and provide tips about bottle feeding, such as the best bottles or nipples to use for a baby's specific feeding needs.

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Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut, Other
Bronx, Fairfield County, CT, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut
Brooklyn, Northern New Jersey, Other
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan
Westchester, Southern Connecticut
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Southern Connecticut, Other

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists specialize in the art of providing therapeutic massages to clients. Their primary objective is to promote relaxation, reduce muscle tension, and enhance overall well-being. They utilize various techniques and modalities, such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and aromatherapy, to address specific client needs and preferences.

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Bronx, Manhattan
Virtual , Other
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Southern Connecticut
Brooklyn, Long Island, Queens
Brooklyn, Manhattan
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Northern New Jersey

Mental Health Therapist

Mental health counselors are licensed professionals who treat the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional aspects of mental health and substance use conditions. They work with individuals, families, couples, and groups in a variety of settings.

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Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island, Queens, Southern Connecticut, Northern New Jersey, Westchester, Staten Island
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Other
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Westchester
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Westchester

MFM

An MFM, meaning Maternal Fetal Medicine doctor, is a physician who is a high-risk pregnancy expert, specializing in the un-routine. For pregnant people with chronic health problems, MFM physicians work with other clinical specialists in an office or hospital setting to keep the woman/birthing person healthy.

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Virtual , Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester

Midwife

A midwife is a healthcare provider who is trained to provide obstetric and gynecological services, including primary care, prenatal and obstetric care, and routine gynecological care like annual exams and contraception. They’re an expert in uncomplicated Ob/Gyn care and low risk birth.

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Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens
Brooklyn, Northern New Jersey, Other
Bronx, Manhattan, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island

Newborn Care Specialist

A newborn specialist works in the home usually starting the day you come home with baby or the day of home birth. An NCS helps empower new parents to become confident in their new roles, by helping establish good feeding and sleeping routines and habits.

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Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester, Southern Connecticut
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Brooklyn, Manhattan, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Other
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut, Other
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Southern Connecticut, Northern New Jersey

Nurse Practitioner

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a nurse who has advanced clinical education and training. NPs share many of the same duties as doctors. They perform physical exams, diagnose and treat diseases and other health conditions, and prescribe medication. A nurse practitioner must have a graduate-level degree of education. As clinicians that blend clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating health conditions with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management, NPs bring a comprehensive perspective and personal touch to health care.

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Nutritionist

Nutritionists typically work with individuals or populations to teach them about general nutrition, food and health. One of their focus areas is food behavior, which involves collaborating with individuals to create and implement meal plans that help improve the nutritional well-being of both that individual and their family.

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Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut, Other
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Other
Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut
Brooklyn
Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut

OB-GYN

An OB/GYN, meaning obstetrician gynecologist, is a medical doctor who combines two disciplines: obstetrics and gynecology. Gynecology is the care of a woman's (or other person with a uterus’) reproductive organs and health. Obstetrics involves the treatment of pregnant people, including the delivery of babies, specializing in high risk, interventionist birth and surgery.

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Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Other
Brooklyn, Manhattan
Bronx, Westchester
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
Brooklyn, Manhattan
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey

Other

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Bronx, Virtual , Manhattan, Queens, Westchester
Bronx, Virtual , Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester

Partera

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Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island

Pediatrician

A pediatrician is a medical practitioner specializing in children and their diseases.

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Manhattan

Pelvic Floor Therapist

Pelvic floor physical therapy is a treatment to help address dysfunction in the pelvic floor muscles. The type of therapy prescribed will depend upon the symptoms you’re experiencing. Some will require relaxing and lengthening of the muscles, while others may require strengthening the muscles. 

The pelvic floor refers to the muscles that support your reproductive, colorectal, and urinary tracts,- including your bladder, uterus, prostate, and rectum. These muscles attach to your pelvic bones and wrap around the urethra and rectum to provide support. In addition to providing support, they also help you control your bladder and bowel function. When these muscles aren’t working as they should, they can cause pain and other symptoms that interfere with daily functioning. Physical therapy can help ease pain and associated symptoms, getting you back to normal functioning.

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Virtual , Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester

Photographer

Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event.

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Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Fairfield County, CT, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey
Virtual , Other
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens

Placenta Encapsulator

Placental encapsulation is the practice of ingesting the placenta after it has been steamed, dehydrated, ground, and placed into pills. The placenta is the organ that surrounds the fetus in the womb and allows for the exchange of nutrients, blood, and waste with the birthing person.

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Brooklyn, Northern New Jersey, Other
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut
Virtual , Other
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Other

Pre/postnatal fitness instructor

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Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Westchester
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut, Other

Primary Care Physician

A primary care physician is a specialist in family medicine, general internal medicine or general pediatrics who provides definitive care to the undifferentiated patient at the point of first contact, and takes continuing responsibility for providing the patient's comprehensive care. This care may include chronic, preventive, and acute care in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

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Manhattan
Manhattan

Registered Nurse

A registered nurse is a medical professional who has graduated from a college's nursing program or from a school of nursing and has passed a national licensing exam.

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Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut

Rheumatologist

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Manhattan

Sleep Consultant

A sleep consultant is a sleep health professional who assesses your child's sleep issues, your main concerns, and your goals for your family's sleep.

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Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan
Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

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Manhattan

Yoga Practitioner

A yoga practitioner practices yoga, sharpens their knowledge about yoga, and masters the yogic kriyas, asanas, and meditation techniques.

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Brooklyn, Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Southern Connecticut
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Northern New Jersey
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Staten Island, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut
Northern New Jersey, Other