Local Resources

Summer Birth Services does NOT necessarily endorse, agree, or disagree with any of the listed resources and providers.  We DO support making informed decisions after looking at all sides of an issue and we wholeheartedly support parents as the expert decision makers for their families.  With that intent, we provide many different resources that may or may not be controversial/uncomfortable for some.

 

Birth Centers:

Birth and Wellness Center

Dar a Luz Women’s Care

Family Birth and Wellness Center

 

Breastfeeding:

La Leche League of Rolla a mother-to-mother group for breastfeeding mothers or women who plan to breastfeed, is available with monthly meetings (informal get together with babies and toddlers welcome!) , an email discussion list, and free phone or email help for breastfeeding support.  For more information on this group and breastfeeding, please see this page.

PCRMC Lactation Center  is a free-to-use clinic that offers access to lactation consultants and various breastfeeding products, which include breast pump rentals and purchase.  Mothers who qualify for WIC may be eligible to receive reduced-cost breast pumps.

 

Chiropractic during Pregnancy:

Dr. Annise Neidrich specializes in pregnant people and newborns, while also providing care for the whole family.

 

Family Planning and Crisis Pregnancy Services:

Tri-Rivers Family Planning offers free and reduced cost pregnancy testing, family planning services, and STD testing as well as referrals for services not provided, such as: prenatal care, adoption, and abortion.  Fees are  based on income, but are usually quite reasonable.  This is a secular, pro-choice facility.

Pregnancy Resource Center is a religious based organization that offers free pregnancy testing, counseling, and other resources depending on your particular situation.  This is a religious, pro-life facility.

Birthright of Rolla is a religious based organization that offers free pregnancy testing, counseling, support groups, adoption resources and more.  While they are a religious, pro-life facility, they focus heavily on non-judgmental support as well as post-abortion counseling.

 

Low Income Assistance:

MO HealthNet for Pregnant Women provides low or no-cost insurance for pregnant women with moderate to low-income.  This insurance covers the entire pregnancy, labor, birth and six weeks postpartum.  For some individuals, it additionally covers six months of family planning services.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program serves pregnant and breastfeeding women (up to 6 months  postpartum), infants, and children up to 5 years.  They provide vouchers redeemable at grocery stores for basic food items, such as milk and cheese.  There are income guidelines, but they are set fairly high and those who qualify for medicaid will qualify for WIC.  They also offer some nutritional information.

 

Maternity and Birth Photography:

Little Mother Photography offers maternity, birth, family and newborn portraits. Summer Birth Services doula clients who book birth photography from Little Mother receive a free gift!

 

Midwifery Care:

Birth Works offers home birth services, placenta encapsulation and more, with a “desire to help educate women and families therefore empowering them to make an informed decision for their care.”

Dar a Luz Women’s Care offers home birth services in mid-Missouri region and private birth suites at their office in Warrensburg, in addition to well-woman care as well as non-hormonal fertility education and whole-woman nutritional support.

Mother’s Embrace Birth Services offers a full range of birth services in the central Missouri area, including: home birth midwifery, birth and postpartum doula, childbirth education, lactation support and placenta services.

Texas County Memorial Hospital offers hospital-based midwifery care services, as well as care for other women’s health events such as annual gynecological exams, family planning needs including birth control implants, treatment of sexually transmitted infections, breastfeeding care and consultation, care during teenage years as well as menopause care.

 


Physicians:

PCRMC physicians group offers three physicians and a women’s health nurse practitioner.

Mercy Clinic offers three physicians.

Maternal-Fetal Specialist from Mercy Clinic

Texas County Memorial Hospital offers a physician and Certified Nurse Midwife.

 

Support Groups:

Babymoon is a postpartum group for new mothers to share and support each other as they transition into their new family life. While plans are in the works for a monthly get-together, we currently offer a Facebook group.

Birth Circle is a group for pregnant mothers to share and learn from each other while preparing themselves for birth. We meet monthly to discuss questions/concerns and learn hands-on skills as well as offer a Facebook group.

Mindful Mothers is a group for pregnant women and mothers with children of all ages who wish to make informed parenting choices, including natural birth, attachment parenting, gentle discipline, holistic health care, nutritious whole foods, and environmentally conscious living. (This is a welcoming, supportive environment, you do not have to do everything “holistic” or “natural” in order to be welcomed into the group!)

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a Christian oriented group that meets twice monthly for a speaker and a creative activity.  Childcare is provided.

Rainbow is a group for women who are or have experienced pregnancy/infant loss to share their grief journeys and receive support. We meet the third Tuesday of every month at WomanSpace, from 5pm – 7pm. We also offer a Facebook group.

Rolla Birth Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women and families during the childbearing year.