Partners


 


Resources + Recommended Services
 

Pre/postnatal and Family Practioners
 

Kristin Mallon, CNM, MS, RNC and Dr. Jonathan Ratzersdorfer, MD
Mindful Midwifery
315 Park Ave
Hoboken, NJ 07030

358 Beech Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
201.487.8600 (for both locations)
• Private top level practitioners include midwife, Kristin Mallon, who has extensive experience as a labor and delivery nurse (RN) and a D.O.N.A. trained doula as well as OBGYN, Dr. Ratzersdorfer, who specializes in high-risk pregnancies/labors. Both practioners facilitate in delivering a highly personalized and "home-like" birth experience in the hospital; Provide highly attentive, thourough and holistic medical attention at every exam/appointment throughout your pregnancy and postpartum; Striving to help women achieve the most natural birth experience possible while openly support all other types of birthing experiences.
Delivers exclusively at Hackensack Medical Center. Certain insurances accepted.
affordability : $/$$$


Dr. Carmen Lebron, MD, FAAP
Baby Steps Pediatrics
CarePoint Health
150 Warren Street, 2nd floor (Paulus Hook)
Jersey City, NJ 07302
201.600.4306
Individualized, holistic and very personal services for your child that are unbiased towards any one business model and offer an unrushed, thorough visit with the doctor. Two lactation consultants are available to assist new moms. Certain insurances accepted.
affordability : $/$$$

Kelly Ur, LMT
Annealing Healing
Hoboken Chiropractic + Wellness
50 Harrison Street (at Newark Street) Suite 316
Hoboken, NJ 07030
201.792.3544
• Birth and postpartum doula services and Pre/postnatal massage.
• Servicing northern and central NJ. Based in Hoboken, NJ.
affordability : $/$$$

Raizy Green
Mindful Midwifery
358 Beech Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
201.487.8600
• Birth and postpartum doula services. Mother of seven children and receptionist at Mindful Midwifery's Hackensack location.
• Servicing northern NJ.

affordability : $


Jesika Wachter
The Parent Garden
• Pre/Postnatal massage, Infant massage instruction. Postpartum Doula Extraordinaire : breast feedling support, Reiki, placenta encapsulation, etc.
• Servicing northern NJ & NYC. Based in Morristown, NJ.
affordability : $$/$$$

Dr. Laura Brayton, DC, CACCP
Hoboken Chiropractic + Wellness
50 Harrison Street (at Newark Street) Suite 316
Hoboken, NJ 07030
201.792.3544
• Specializing in chiropractic care, maternity and pediatric, massage, nutrition and supplements, SASTM, and NAET (allergy elimination treatment). Certain insurances accepted.
affordability : $$/$$$

Garmia Abhishek Gupta
Soak & Sprout Wellness
• Holistic Health Practitioner and Culinary Coach specializing in working with couples that are preparing to get pregnant or are pregnant.
• Servicing northern NJ & NYC. Based in Jersey City, NJ. Sessions can be in person or over the phone/Skype.
affordability : $$

Jennifer Lisimachio
Mahala Lactation and Perinatal Services
Mahala Breastfeeding Center
258 Newark Street #206 (between Park and Willow)
Hoboken, NJ 07030
201.589.0058 / 917.312.5700
• Private or group comprehensive prenatal breastfeeding classes (recommended after 36 weeks gestation) and support groups, postpartum lactation consultations in our office or in your home (fees vary): general breastfeeding consultations, pump parts/scale and rentals collaboration with your healthcare team resources and referrals. Certain insurances accepted.
affordability : $/$$$

 


Family-Friendly MeetUp Groups


Michelle Timek Yoga
Jersey City Moms
JCFamilies
Paulus Hook Moms Group
Paulus Hook Mamas
Holistic Parents of Hudson County
Jersey City First-Time Pregnant Moms
Postpartum Therapy Group of Jersey City/Hoboken
Young Filipino Moms & Dads in Jersey City
The Hoboken Moms

 


Family Care Services
 

JC Families
• A Jersey City parents' community for online discussions, events, summer camp, directory listings, blogs, marketplace, schools.
affordability : Free membership

Care.com
• Full service, extensive care for your entire family. In-home or out-of-home childcare, care for special needs children and seniors and even pet services. Sources for finding tutoring, camps or housekeepers, etc.
• Servicing major cities in USA, Canada and the United Kingdom. Check for your local area's listings.
affordability : $ membership

SitterCity
• Search, interview and evaluate sitter options to identify the best fit for your family.
• Servicing major cities in USA. Check for your local area's listings.
affordability : Free membership/$

UrbanSitter
• Find babysitters, nannies, Mother's helpers and last minute care based on reviews and your specific needs.
• Servicing major cities in USA. Check for your local area's listings.
affordability : Free membership/$

Meal Train
• A free interactice online calendar to share with friends/family (via email or Facebook). Loved ones can sign up and schedule to bring you or to have delivered a meal of your liking exactly when you need it (hint: brand new sleep deprived parents who have to eat!). You can also organize a Potluck for any event to ensure you don't end up with 11 pasta salads at your picnic! Handy features include customized calendar dates, times and meal preferences.
affordability : Free membership/$

 


Shopping & Services for Babies/Kids


Once Upon A Child (Consignment)
137 Route 46 West
Fairfield, NJ 07004
973.287.6321
• Go green and save money. Consignment for newborns up to size 16 in children. Brand name gently used or new merchandise (within a few years old) including clothing, gear, furniture, toys, books, etc. Buy or sell on the spot.
affordability : $

The Great Cloth Diaper Exchange
Worldwide locations. Check website for your local event.
• An annual worldwide event that allows parents of infants/toddler to exchange their current cloth diaper or training pants for a different diaper brought by other participants. To participate, you must have a baby currently in diapers or training pants, bring a 100% reusable cloth diaper, or trainer, (or borrow one) to change into at the event. If you have more than one baby that qualifies for the change, you’ll need to bring an extra person for each baby.
affordability : $

Hazel Baby & Kids
199 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

17 McWilliams Place (Hamilton Park)
Jersey City, NJ 07302
201.369.1999 (both locations)
• Stylish and chic organic boutique clothing, accessories and gear for baby and kids. Great for gifts! Both locations owned by husband and wife local Jersey City residents/parents.
affordability : $$$

Jennifer Davis Photography
NYC based photographer, happy to travel worldwide.
917.734.8159
• Local Jersey City resident and mom specializing in baby/children and wedding photography that's documentary style, capturing thos candid, natural and intimate moments to treasure forever.
affordability : $$

 


Chiropractic

Dr. Anthony Di Liberto, DC
Di Liberto Chiroprctic
66 York Street, Suite 101 (behind Montgomery Street post office)
Jersey City, NJ 07302
201.434.1285
• Specializing in treatment of sports injuries with a particular emphasis on disc injuries utilizing non-invasive techniques with a holistic approach. Certain insurances accepted.
affordability : $/$$

Dr. Laura Brayton, DC, CACCP
Hoboken Chiropractic + Wellness
50 Harrison Street (at Newark Street) Suite 316
Hoboken, NJ 07030
201.792.3544
• Specializing in chiropractic care, maternity and pediatric, massage, nutrition and supplements, SASTM, and NAET (allergy elimination treatment). Certain insurances accepted.
affordability : $$/$$$

Dr. Brian P. Corrigan, DC
166 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
201.232.4326
• Chiropractic care for all ages. Delivering attentive, gentle and individualized service, available in English and Spanish. Walk-ins welcome. Insurance not accepted.
affordability : $

Dr. Charles V. Nicolai, DC
Wall Street Chiropractic & Wellness
Wall Street (at Water Street)
111 Broadway Suite 1303
New York, NY 10006
212.747.0047
• Specializing in (lower) back relief with a holistic approach. Certain insurances accepted.
affordability : $/$$

 


Massage

Laura Lacey, LMT, CMC
212 1/2 7th Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
201.927.0648
• Massage for female clients (specializing in Prenatal, Postnatal and Infant), Nutritional Counseling (general and prenatal) and on-line courses and local workshops for holistic family care.
affordability : $$

Ceallaigh Pender, LMT/CDT
Knead Massage
521 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
551.689.0763
• Massage and other therapeutic services (Craniosacral, Myofascial Release, Cupping, Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Lymphatic Drainage, Trigger Point Therapy, Plantar Fasciitis session PNF Assisted Stretching)
affordability : $$

Kelly Ur, LMT

New Motive Hypnosis (in Hoboken Chiropractic + Wellness)
50 Harrison Street (at Newark Street) Suite 316
Hoboken, NJ 07030
• Massage (focusing on Therapeutic/Sport, Prenatal and Postnatal)
affordability : $$

Asia Aromatherapy Bodywork
313 Grove Street, 2nd floor
Jersey City NJ 07302
201.433.8822
• Various massage styles including Swedish, Shiatsu, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone Massage and Couples, ranging from 30-120 minutes. Walk-ins accepted. Open early/daily, closes late.
affordability : $

Cortiva Massage Institute
2 Hudson Place (across from Hoboken PATH station) 2nd floor
Hoboken, NJ 07030
888.202.7557
• Various massage styles from therapists in training (not suitable for Prenatal)
affordability : $

Serenity Day Spa
263 Grand Street, garden level
Jersey City, NJ 07302
201.516.1772
• Offering an array of therapeutic services in a private, tranquil setting, such as massages (Side by side for couples, Swedish, Aromatherapy, Deep tissue, Hot stone, Reflexology); Body Folation; Sea Wraps; Thermal Back Purification as well an array of facials. All services are customizable to meet your exact needs and comforts. 
affordability : $$

Massage Envy
Therapist : Gisela
389 Washington Street (at 2nd Street)
Jersey City, NJ 07302
• General and Prenatal massage
affordability : $$

Jesika Wachter
The Parent Garden
Servicing northern NJ & NYC. Based in Morristown, NJ.
• Pre/Postnatal massage and Infant massage instruction. Postpartum Doula Extraordinaire : breast feedling support, Reiki, placenta encapsulation, etc.
affordability : $$/$$$

Fishion Herb Center
107 Mott Street, Rear (between Hester and Canal Streets)
(Chinatown) New York, NY 10013
212.966.8771

Massage and Acupuncture services
affordability : $

Mary Lo, LMT
Synchronicity Massage Therapy & Bodywork
303 5th Avenue (at 31st Street) Suite 1913
New York, NY 10016
212.683.9600
• Specializing in Swedish, Shiatsu, Craniosacral and trigger point massage therapies, reflexology, manual lymph drainage and Reiki
affordability : $$$

 


Acupuncture

David Baron, MS, LAc
David Baron Acupuncture
89 5th Avenue (at 16th Street) Suite 903
New York, NY
917.622.8485
• Treating physical and energetic ailments and conditions (sports injuries, backache, infertility, insomnia, migrane, vertigo, depression, anxiety, addiction, etc.)
affordability : $$

Kyler Feng, MS, LAc
Beacon Acupuncture Wellness
2 Hudson Place (across from Hoboken PATH) Suite 102
Hoboken, NJ 07030
917.576.3979
• Acupunture, herbs
affordability : $/$$

Mindy Pickard, MS, LAc
Three Treasures Acupuncture
195 Chrystie Street (near Stanton Street) Suite 703
(Lower East Side) New York, NY
• Certified in NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique) and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
affordability : $$$

Fishion Herb Center
107 Mott Street, Rear (between Hester and Canal Streets)
(Chinatown) New York, NY 10013
212.966.8771
• Acupuncture and massage services
affordability : $

 


Physical Therapy


Liberty Physical Therapy

115 Columbus Drive, Suite 300 (next to Grove St. PATH station)
Jersey City, NJ 07302
201.366.1116
• A state-of-the-art and reputable facility offering Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy services, specifically tailored to meet your unique needs for quick and lasting recovery. All therapists are certified in McKenzie®, Graston® and Dry Needling techniques that are proven to be very effective for Spine and Sports Injuries. Sessions 45-60 minutes of one-on-one and private treatments. Certain insurances accepted.
affordability : $/$$$

Little Movers Physical Therapy
Elizabeth Morel, PT
133 Brunswick Street #1
Jersey City, NJ 07302
516.581.3223
• Specializing in treatments for mom and baby, pediatrics, women's health hypopressives and craniosacral therapy. Certain insurances accepted.
affordability : $/$$$

Dr. Katherine Cano, PT, DPT
Hoboken Chiropractic + Wellness
50 Harrison Street (at Newark Street) Suite 316
Hoboken, NJ 07030
201.724.2765
• Treatments combine skilled manual care with alternative therapies inspired by myofascial release techniques tailored to fit each patient’s needs; techniques such as cupping, dry needling, gua-sha and yoga. Specializes in sports rehabilitation. Certain insurances accepted.
affordability : $/$$$

 


Alternative Body Therapies


Soma System
Online classes and visiting workshops. View website for details and locations.
• Soft-tissue and myofascial release with use of props alleviates muscle tension and aches. Improves sleep, circulation, energy, flexibility, range of motion, etc. Trainings available.

Feldenkrais Institute Institute
134 West 26th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) 2nd floor
New York, NY 10001
212.727.1014
• Highly gentle method that improves posture, flexibility, coordination, athletic and artistic ability, restriction of movement, chronic (ex back) pain and tension, etc.

 


Coaching, Holistic Healing & Intuitive Work

 

Sazzu Hope
Fully Vibrant
Servicing Northern NJ/NYC and/or worldwide (remotely).
• Intuitive Body & Lifestyle Coach specializing in coaching women take their next step in your success for business and personal. Group workshops, online courses, private sessions.
affordability : $$$

Natalie Berthold, M.Ed, CHHC, AAD
Natalie Berthold Family Constellation Therapy (FCT)
Based in New York, NY
• Lifestyle & Health Coach, Holistic Nutrition, Reiki Master/Facilitator in Family Constellation Therapy, specializing in Family and Ancestral Dynamics & Disordered Eating Facilitating you to break repeating patterns associated with embedded family dynamics. Group workshops and private sessions (in-person or on the phone session), online courses and retreats.
affordability : $/$$

Patrick Murray
New Motive Hypnosis
Hoboken Chiropractic + Wellness
50 Harrison Street (at Newark Street) Suite 316
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Wednesdays only
• Guiding you into a deep state of relaxation with tailored meditation sessions and sound therapy, which can help shift your subconcious beliefs, therby allowing you to shed fears/anxiety and replace them with the beliefs you want to embody through the power of positive suggestion.
affordability: $/$$

Barbara Sinclair
Holistic Health & Healing
Based in Jersey City
917.887.0738
• Facilitating you to break repeating patterns associated with embedded family dynamics. Group workshops (in-person), online courses, private sessions, Reiki, retreats, etc.
affordability : $/$$

Vanessa Codorniu
The Urban Priestess
Based in New York, NY
• Helping you break through fears, awaken intuition and live boldly. Group workshops (in-person), online courses, private sessions, Reiki, spiritual readings, etc.
affordability : $/$$$

 


Personal Training & Fitness

Andres Lorenz
Wellness Consultant and Personal Trainer
150 Bay Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
831.291.1834
• Specializing in Functional Fitness, Sports Specific Training, Corrective Exercise and Nutrition.
affordability : $/$$$

Ken Ford
Body4Lyfe Fitness
Serving Northern New Jersey.
347.353.7761
• Specializing in Resistance Weight Training, Breath and flexibility work, Aerobic conditioning, Diet and Nutritional Coaching, Pre/Post Natal core training as well as other holistic wellness services and counceling.
affordability : $$

DanceFit Zumba (Jersey City)
Body4Lyfe Fitness Personal and group training, Nutritional counseling (servicing Northern New Jersey)
CKO Kickboxing (Jersey City)