Charleston Pregnancy and Postpartum Guide


Finding out that you are pregnant can bring a rush of a million different feelings, thoughts, and plans. Once the initial shock and excitement start to wear off, you may feel overwhelmed with questions and what comes next in this journey. It is our hope that with this resource guide, we are able to answer some of those questions for Charleston moms. We hope that this will provide you with some guidance both during your pregnancy and after you give birth.

We want to thank our featured sponsors and businesses listed here. If you would like your business included in this guide, let’s chat!

*This is a sponsored guide, presented by our valued local partners. While we love sharing these resources with our readers, we have not personally vetted each individual business represented here and encourage our readers to do their own research to find the best fit for their family.

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Roper St. Francis Healthcare is privileged to be your trusted partner from the earliest weeks of pregnancy through to recovery. We’re committed to the highest quality, compassionate care for mothers and babies.

Your experience matters, so we offer comfortable childbirth suites flooded with natural light to create a spa-like experience. Take a virtual tour.

Your safety is first, so our perinatology experts treat women with existing medical conditions, history of pregnancy complications and those who develop complications during pregnancy.

We believe that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to childbirth, and the same holds for childbirth education. That’s why we offer more than a dozen pregnancy classes to give new moms the skills and confidence necessary enjoy this beautiful new chapter in life. Our classes are open to any expecting mother or family. Certified lactation consultants are also available to assist breastfeeding mothers, and we offer breastfeeding support groups.

We deliver personalized attention and all the preventive care and treatment women need in each stage of life – from annual wellness exams and mammograms to gynecological surgery.

To find a doctor or learn more, visit our website.

FIT4Mom Charleston Title Sponsor P&P Guide 2023

FIT4MOM® offers pre and postnatal health, wellness, and fitness programs for any age and stage of motherhood in a supportive community for moms from pregnancy to postpartum and beyond.

FIT4MOM is dedicated to fostering a motherhood sisterhood by providing classes, resources, and support for mamas throughout every stage of motherhood. Through Fit4Baby’s pregnancy friendly fitness classes, Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, BodyWell, Run Club+ and Our Village, women have the opportunity to connect with other moms in an environment that encourages and supports motherhood.

Each Fit4Mom class or program focuses on making workouts and support accessible to every mama, everywhere.

Find your Strength in Motherhood® with FIT4MOM CHARLESTON!

Follow the links below or email us at [email protected] to learn more!

Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®)

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There are so many important “to-dos” before baby arrives and choosing to store your baby’s newborn stem cells is one of them. This is a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity to protect your family’s future health.

We educate parents on the benefits of preserving their baby’s newborn stem cells. Contact Erica today to learn more about this important decision and to receive special pricing.

Want to learn more? Join us for a free educational webinar.

For more information, special pricing, and information on upcoming expectant parent webinars, please contact your local Cbr® consultant Erica Hoppenrath 843.323.7950.

Rome Physical Therapy

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We specialize in Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy serving women in the Charleston area. We help women navigate through pre-and postnatal symptoms, urinary or bowel issues, and pelvic pain. We believe in an active and hands-on approach to treatment where we look at the whole body to find the underlying cause of these women’s pelvic health issues to ensure you find lasting relief!

Grounded in a sense of warmth & comfort, we’re passionate about providing positive, life-changing experiences for each unique individual.

Click here to fill out a visit request form online.
Click here to visit our online course offerings.

Nature and Nurture
Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Care

Nature Nurture 2023 Preg PP Guide

Clare Parks of Nature and Nurture offers intuitive birth and postpartum doula care, nutritious postpartum meals for your healing and recovery, and intentional herbal remedies to support families in their transition into parenthood and in growing their family size.

Nature and Nurture believes in deeper support for mothers and parents as a whole, using local and seasonal ingredients to support postpartum healing, and keeping nature and local communities at the forefront of everything they do.

Visit their website for more information on their birth and postpartum doula packages and consultations, healing postpartum meal delivery via Harvested Postpartum (partnership with Harvest to Highchair), and regular classes at Charleston Birth Place and local nonprofit Mugs for Moms.

The Cub Club

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The Cub Club was founded by a local Nurse Practitioner that specializes in Women’s Health, and is also a Mom of 4 boys! We support you before delivery with Birth Prep, Infant Care/CPR courses (located in Mt. Pleasant and Downtown, or virtual), and after delivery with a virtual, expert-led postpartum membership.

Sign online multiple times per week with our nutritionist, doula, perinatal-certified therapist, fitness instructor and nurse practitioner! New content every week, local in-person meet ups, and so much more. You’re not alone…we’re here to guide you from birth through the baby’s 1st year (without packing up a diaper bag to leave the house!)

Have questions or need more information about participating in our Pregnancy and Postpartum Guide?

New and expecting moms are always looking for recommendations from a trusted friend and we would love to hear why your business should be part of this Pregnancy and Postpartum Guide! Get the word out about why moms of the Charleston area need to know about you! Contact us below to get started.

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Julia Shaw was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. Collegiate athletics brought Julia to the Midwest where she competed in DII lacrosse. She completed her undergraduate degrees in marketing & sport management, and went on to receive her MBA while working in Division I college Athletic Development (fundraising, donor relations and event management). Julia and her husband Jimmie made the move to Charleston to be closer to family, and to take advantage of all that the Lowcountry has to offer. From amazing people, to a vibrant city scene, great food, rich history, and the outdoors, Julia is thrilled to be back on the East Coast and to raise her children Perry (2 years) and Paxton (10 months) near their cousins. She is excited to connect parents with local businesses who share her same passion for raising a family in such a fantastic community. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, watching and playing sports, trying new food, reading, traveling, and spending time with family.