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Charleston Pregnancy & Postpartum Guide

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Finding out that you are pregnant can bring a rush of a million different feelings, thoughts, and plans. Once the initial shock and excitement starts to wear off, you may feel overwhelmed with the questions you have, 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. 

Disclosure: 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. 

Premier Sponsors

From the earliest weeks of pregnancy through delivery, recovery, and those precious, but sometimes anxious postpartum days, Roper St. Francis is your trusted partner throughout the childbirth experience. We consider it a privilege to care for families during these tender, memorable moments, and we look forward to welcoming your child with care and compassion, in a birthing experience customized to your family’s wishes. 

• All of our maternity patient rooms at Bon Secours St. Francis and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospitals are private and furnished with special comforts such as birthing beds, private baths or showers, rocking chairs, TVs and sleeper chairs. 
• We offer more than 14 comprehensive in-person childbirth education classes in addition to online classes and free eBooks to help educate you about what lies ahead with your newborn.
• We understand that being told your pregnancy is high risk can be frightening, that’s why we offer a Maternal Fetal Medicine center at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital designed exclusively to provide the highest level of care and comfort.
• Our lactation consultants are board certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLC) and offer additional help in the hospital as well as a breastfeeding support group at our Bon Secours St. Francis and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital locations.

For more information and to find a doctor who delivers at our hospitals, visit http://www.rsfh.com/womens-health/pregnancy.

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital
2095 Henry Tecklenburg Drive
Charleston, SC 29414

Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital
3500 Highway 17 North
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

FIT4MOM Charleston

FIT4MOM is the country’s largest fitness program for moms offering pre- and post-natal fitness classes to moms throughout Charleston, and the Mt. Pleasant area for every stage of motherhood. FIT4MOM Charleston helps moms make strides in fitness, motherhood and life.®

Our Programs:
We offer several programs for every stage of motherhood.

Stroller Strides® is our popular total body workout designed for parents with little ones in tow. It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller and the environment. Taught by certified and specially trained pre-and postnatal fitness instructors, it is a great workout for any level of exerciser at any stage of motherhood. Every class includes songs and activities to entertain and engage the little ones.

Stroller Barre® is our signature blend of ballet, Pilates, barre, yoga and stroller-based exercises designed to help improve strength, muscle tone and posture. 

Body Back® is our HIIT series for those ready to take their fitness to the next level.

FIT4BABY® is our exclusive prenatal fitness and exercise program that helps moms improve their prenatal health through strength-training, stretching, balance and cardio exercises.

Our Commitment to the Charleston Community:
In addition to free weekly playgroups, monthly Moms’ Nights Out and family activities, we also hold quarterly “Moms on a Mission” activities to benefit the Charleston community. FIT4MOM has raised money for MUSC Children’s Hospital, The Breast Cancer Fund and March of Dimes. 

Our Values:
• We help moms achieve their ultimate potential, both physically and emotionally.
• We offer support and education for moms.
• We inspire moms to reach optimal health and well-being.
• We inspire children to emulate their moms and make fitness a part of their lives.

Hospitals & Birthing Centers

From the earliest weeks of pregnancy through delivery, recovery, and those precious, but sometimes anxious postpartum days, Roper St. Francis is your trusted partner throughout the childbirth experience. We consider it a privilege to care for families during these tender, memorable moments, and we look forward to welcoming your child with care and compassion, in a birthing experience customized to your family’s wishes. 

• All of our maternity patient rooms at Bon Secours St. Francis and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospitals are private and furnished with special comforts such as birthing beds, private baths or showers, rocking chairs, TVs and sleeper chairs. 
• We offer more than 14 comprehensive in-person childbirth education classes in addition to online classes and free eBooks to help educate you about what lies ahead with your newborn.
• We understand that being told your pregnancy is high risk can be frightening, that’s why we offer a Maternal Fetal Medicine center at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital designed exclusively to provide the highest level of care and comfort.
• Our lactation consultants are board certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLC) and offer additional help in the hospital as well as a breastfeeding support group at our Bon Secours St. Francis and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital locations.

For more information and to find a doctor who delivers at our hospitals, visit http://www.rsfh.com/womens-health/pregnancy.

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital
2095 Henry Tecklenburg Drive
Charleston, SC 29414

Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital
3500 Highway 17 North
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

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Mother’s Helper has been providing prenatal and postnatal services to families across the lowcountry since 1988. Founder Lin Cook offers Bradley Method Birthing Classes, Labor Doula services, and lactation consultations to educate and assist expecting and new moms. Mother’s Helper also provides Infant Massage Classes and Postnatal services.

[email protected]

843-696-1068

 

Additional Resources

Fertility, Adoption, & Surrogacy

The Fertility Center of Charleston

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At The Fertility Center of Charleston, Dr. Stephanie Singleton and her staff compassionately guide each patient to parenthood using the latest advanced reproductive technologies. Dr. Stephanie Singleton provides individualized care through personalized treatment plans. The Fertility Center of Charleston offers free second opinions. Some services include: in invitro fertilization therapy, polycystic ovarian syndrome, amenorrhea, IUI and male factor infertility. 

[email protected]

1280 Hospital Drive, Suite 300
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

843-881-7400

Additional Resources:

Postpartum Care, Infant Care, & Breastfeeding Support

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Breastfeeding and lactation support in the privacy of your own home while keeping you and your baby close.
Personal lactation consultation with your specific goals and needs in mind.
Information and guidance at any stage of your breastfeeding journey, from newborn to weaning and in between.

[email protected]

843-732-2916

Pregnancy & Postpartum Guide New Hope

We are a family centered chiropractic office offering drug-free health care, with a focus on pregnancy and pediatrics. Our office is passionate about serving you and your family with highly sophisticated neurological scans and a personalized, hands on approach to care. We would love to serve you and your family!

[email protected]

843-203-3199

1483 Tobias Gadson Blvd, Ste 106
Charleston, SC 29407

Additional Resources:

Maternity, Birth, & Newborn Photography

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I am a Maternity, Newborn and Family Photographer. I absolutely love what I do. I am honored to be trusted by my clients to capture such special moments in their lives.

[email protected]

843-377-9847

Additional Resources:

Fitness & Wellness

FIT4MOM Charleston

FIT4MOM is the country’s largest fitness program for moms offering pre- and post-natal fitness classes to moms throughout Charleston, and the Mt. Pleasant area for every stage of motherhood. FIT4MOM Charleston helps moms make strides in fitness, motherhood and life.®

Our Programs:
We offer several programs for every stage of motherhood.

Stroller Strides® is our popular total body workout designed for parents with little ones in tow. It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller and the environment. Taught by certified and specially trained pre-and postnatal fitness instructors, it is a great workout for any level of exerciser at any stage of motherhood. Every class includes songs and activities to entertain and engage the little ones.

Stroller Barre® is our signature blend of ballet, Pilates, barre, yoga and stroller-based exercises designed to help improve strength, muscle tone and posture. 

Body Back® is our HIIT series for those ready to take their fitness to the next level.

FIT4BABY® is our exclusive prenatal fitness and exercise program that helps moms improve their prenatal health through strength-training, stretching, balance and cardio exercises.

Our Commitment to the Charleston Community:
In addition to free weekly playgroups, monthly Moms’ Nights Out and family activities, we also hold quarterly “Moms on a Mission” activities to benefit the Charleston community. FIT4MOM has raised money for MUSC Children’s Hospital, The Breast Cancer Fund and March of Dimes. 

Our Values:
• We help moms achieve their ultimate potential, both physically and emotionally.
• We offer support and education for moms.
• We inspire moms to reach optimal health and well-being.
• We inspire children to emulate their moms and make fitness a part of their lives.

[email protected]

843-790-3688

Additional Resources:

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