Birth Centers:

Jacksonville Community Midwives

 2301 Park Ave, Ste 203

Orange Park, FL 32073


Heart 2 Heart Birth Center of Sanford
1110 Lexington Green Lane
Sanford, FL 32771
(407) 322-9944

Fruitful Vine Midwifery

2221 University Blvd West

Jacksonville, Fl 32217

Phone: 904-855-4211

Home Birth Midwives (CPM)

Tara Dettra LM, CPM – Saint Augustine Homebirth
(904) 540-7994
St. Augustine, FL

Breastfeeding/Lactation Support & Education 

Lisa Ellis ( formally Olschewske ) , CLC, CST,  LLL Leader 904-806-3778

Amy Johnston, IBCLC, LLL Leader

Jessica Gillan CLC LLL Leader

Breastfeeding support groups, clinics, classes

Bereavement * Loss Doula Support (Miscarriage, still birth SIDS ) 

Jacksonville & St. Augustine

* Jennifer Nash , Rn

* Lisa Ellis ( Olschewske )     In addition to helping families who have a baby loss, I am also a photographer and welcome the opportunity to take family and baby pictures at the time of birth or afterwards.

Making memories Ideas

Bereavement Photography 

Lisa has supported and photographed many stillbirths including under 20 weeks.

Photos Here

Community Hospice : Grief and Loss Support Groups 904-407-7001

The Tear Catchers  904-202-2240

Camp Healing powers (for Siblings)   904-407-6222

SIDS Support Group  904-230-8749 or 904-614-9805

Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss  1-800-821-6819

Mandarin United Methodist Church 904-268-5549

Ft Caroline United Methodist Church 904-744-1311

Wolfsons Children’s Hospital Support page:

Morning Light Ministry
a Catholic ministry for bereaved mothers and bereaved fathers who have experienced the death of their baby through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death up to one year old. This Catholic ministry also welcomes bereaved parents of other Christian denominations, bereaved parents of other faiths and bereaved parents of no religious affiliation who are struggling with the very notion of faith. There is no cost to bereaved parents.

Catholic Diocese of Florida Loss Support Resources

Burials **  The Diocese of St. Augustine has plots available for the burial of children lost through miscarriage and stillbirth at San Lorenzo Cemetery located at 1635 US 1 South, St. Augustine, FL 32084.  For costs and more information, please contact:

North Florida Catholic Cemeteries
Bruce Wright
(904) 826-7211

More Online Resources for Support


Postpartum Depression Support

Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness 

Lauren Giles


Daytona Area OB’s and VBAC friendly 

Halifax OBGYN: Pamela P. Carbiener, M.D.


1890 LPGA, Ste 160 Daytona Beach, Fl 32117

St Augustine OB’s and CNM’s (Flagler Hospital)

OBGYN Associates of St. Augustine

300 Health Park Blvd.
Ste. 3002
St. Augustine, FL 32086
(three doctors/ three midwives)

Meet the CNM’s at OBGYN of St Augustine:

Michelle Rogero CNM (is a local favorite)

VBAC Friendly OB in St Augustine 

Dr David Dhas

Anderson Gibbs Building
301 Health Park Blvd. Ste 219
St. Augustine, FL 32086

Jacksonville Hospital with best VBAC, Breech, Twin birth options

UF North

15255 Max Leggett Parkway · Jacksonville, FL 32218  |  904-244-0411

Childbirth Educators 

Lisa Olschewske Ellis

Private Childbirth education


Women’s Services / Crisis Pregnancy 

May Oliver ( Crisis Pregnancy ) 866-901-9647

Post Abortive Healing


Doulas in Florida and South Georgia

Lisa Olschewske Ellis  904-806-3778 


Placenta Encapsulation

St Augustine

Gabrielle Teyrek

Birth Tub Rentals

Heart 2 Heart Birth Center

Michelle Gawne
(407) 322-9944

ICAN of North Florida
Kimberly Hellmuth
(904) 237-0451

Depression & Postpartum depression support groups

Abused women shelters and support groups

If any of these Wheels applies to you get help:

Betty Griffin House

PO Box 3319 St. Augustine, Florida 32085

Crisis line and Shelter: (904) 824-1555

1375 Arapaho St. St. Augustine, FL 32084

Outreach Center: (904) 808-8544

1961 A1A S Saint Augustine, FL 32080

Thrift Store: (904) 471-4716

Services: Emergency shelter for abused women and their children, temporary shelter for rape victims, 24 hour crisis hotline, advocacy, legal representation, case management, group and individual counseling for victims and batterer’s, PEACE Club group for children.


Divine Mercy House

Tel (904) 268-6282

4118 Loretto Road
Jacksonville, FL 32223

Hubbard House
PO Box 4909
Jacksonville, FL 32201
(904) 354-3114

Quigley House
PO Box 142
Orange Park, FL 32067
(904) 284-0061

  • Addiction services and support groups 

Al-Anon & Al-Ateen

1 (800) 508-2512

Services: Support groups for family members and friends of alcoholics, information and educational, prevention


1400 Old Dixie Highway, Suite C St Augustine, Florida 32084

(904) 829-2273/Fax (904) 824-0724

Services: Big Brother/Big Sister Mentoring Programs, intervention and prevention services, outpatient individual counseling and groups, anger management

Psychological Services

1100-1 South Ponce de Leon St. Augustine, FL 32086

(904) 824-7733/Fax (904) 829-9768

Services: Counseling, psychiatric services, support groups, anger management, sex therapy, women’s issues, developmental assessment, self improvement programs.

Breastfeeding pump and equipment suppliers (purchase  and rental) 

Ward Medical

2451 US1 S ST Aug


The Wellness Shoppe

1539 Parental Home Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 338-0434 ext 19

Cord Blood Banking:

Child abuse protection agencies

Department of Children and Families Abuse Hotline

1(800) 96ABUSE or 1(800) 962-2873

Services: Child and Adult Abuse Reporting System (abuse by caregiver)

Department of Children and Families Child Protective Investigations

75 King St. St. Augustine, FL 32084

(904) 824-7381

Services: Child Abuse, neglect, and abandonment investigation, referral

Family Integrity Program of St. Johns County

1955 US 1 South Suite B6 St. Augustine, FL 32086

(904) 209-6080

Services: Social Work case management of children in Protective Services Supervision and Foster Care.

Family Resource Connection

304 Kingsley Lake Drive Suite 602

St. Augustine, FL 32092

(904) 824-0050 Fax: (904) 824-0049

Services: Supervised Visitation (Parenting Time-Share), Parenting, Monitored Exchanges and Phone calls, Anger Management and Mentoring groups, Reunification, sibling and elder visits.


2825 Lewis Speedway Unit 101 St. Augustine, FL 32084

(904) 827-5628

Services: Volunteer child advocacy program that represents children’s best interest in family crisis and court proceedings.

St. Johns County Community Resource Center

1955 US 1 South Suite 110 St. Augustine, FL 32086

(904) 209-6100

Services: Parenting classes, Family Team Conferences, resource and information, prevention services, social work assistance.

St. Johns County Community Resource Center-Hastings

201 W. Lattin Street, Hastings, FL 32145

(904) 209-6080 ext. 4069

Services: Parenting classes. Family Team Conferences, resource and information, prevention services, social work assistance.

Childcare options 

~ St. Gerard Campus/ St. Gerard House

1405 US 1 South St. Augustine, Florida 32084

Administrative Office: (904) 829-5516 24-Hour Hotline: (904) 797-9437

40 Services: Pregnancy supportive service, information and referral, adoption, parenting, assistance with medical care and finances, education and daycare

Children’s Hospitals 

Wolfson Children’s Hospital
800 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 202-8000

Nemours Children’s Clinic
807 Children’s Way
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 390-3600

   **Crucial Care

11048 Baymeadows Rd #9

Jacksonville, FL 32256


**Not a hospital but very child friendly. I have personally received great care with my nursing babies here.


Chiropractors, Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioners , Acupuncturist :

St Augustine area

Dr. Eliana Melendez

Jacksonville area

Dr Nicole Orozco  (have personally been with her at births)

 Alterman & Johnson Family Chiropractors

423 North Third St

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

(904) 247-3933

Chiropractors and CST / Facia workers

Lisa Ellis  CST , CLC  904-806-3778 St Augustine

Melissa Joel, LMT 217-549-3012 Melyn wellness Jax Beach 

William Soriano DC.  Apex Chiropractic 904-310-4176

Amberly Parkhurst ( palm coast ) Wellness one Chiropractic

Eliana Melendez. Changing Tides chiropractic ( St Augustine). 904-217-0715

Hugo and Nicole Orozco Align Chiropractic 904-425-8070

Community services and programs groups

 Catholic Charities Bureau


Services: Counseling services

Cultural/Multi-cultural resources 

Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
R.A. Gray Bldg, 3rd Floor
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250
Phone: 850.245.6470
Fax: 850.245.6497

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Jewish Family & Community Services
(904) 448-1933

Early intervention programs for babies with special needs 

Early Steps Program

910 North Jefferson St

Family doctors/Pediatricians 

Dr. Homero Sicangco, MD

Progressive Pediatrics  (holistic)
1539 Parental Home Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 338-0434

Robert Raspa (Family Doctor)Catholic

2708 St Johns Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32205
(904) 542-7972

Rainbow Pediatric Center
4745 Sutton Park Ct, Ste 803
Jacksonville, FL 32224
(904) 223-9100

Lighthouse Pediatrics (Saint Augustine)

Health Food Stores

 Diane’s Health Food

St Augustine

Whole Foods


Natural Foods Buying Club

Hospitals/Minor Emergency Services 

Flagler Hospital

400 Health Park Blvd. St. Augustine, FL 32086

(904) 829-5155

Services: Health care and emergency services, prevention programs, information and referrals

La Leche League

Libraries/infant programs

St Johns County Public Library System


Maternity/nursing clothes

Motherhood Maternity/nursing

2700 State Rtd 16 #806

St Augustine, fl 32092


Recycle Kids

 • Obstetricians


OBGYN Associates of St. Augustine
300 Health Park Blvd.
Ste. 3002
St. Augustine, FL 32086
(three doctors/ three midwives)

Postpartum exercise classes/mother and baby exercise

city yoga of st. augustine
900-F Anastasia Blvd.
st. augustine, fl 32080

(904) 501-9193.

Support groups for parents of children with special needs

ADHD Support Group C.H.A.D.D.

1(800) 272-3900/(904) 726-5000

Services: Free ADHD Support Group Wednesdays at Nemours Children’s Clinic 5:30pm

Angelwood Inc.

P.O. Box 24925 Jacksonville, FL 32241

(904) 288-7259/Fax (904) 288-7260

Services: Developmental disabilities served through group homes, summer day camp, residential and home respite, behavioral services.

ARC of the St. Johns (Association of Retarded Citizens)

2101 ARC Drive St. Augustine, FL 32084

(904) 824-7249/Fax (904) 824-8063

Services: Adults and children with developmental disabilities can receive basic educational services, day training, social and behavioral skills, residential and employment programs,

Challenge Enterprises of NE Florida Lighthouse Learning Center

550 Kingsley Avenue Orange Park, FL 32073

Phone: (904) 264-7392/Fax: (904) 264-1241

Services: Educational and therapeutic program for children with special developmental needs, ages 0-5

Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind

207 N. San Marco Avenue St. Augustine, FL 32084 904.827-2200/ 823-4021/ (800) 344-3732

Services: Education, counseling, mental health, speech therapy, learning development, occupational and physical therapy, co-curricular activities, parent-infant program, support, resource and information. On-campus and outreach services.

New Heights of Northeast Florida

3311 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 396-1462/Fax (904) 396-1199

Services: Therapy, supported employment, supported living, computer training, respite, adult development training

Recall Resources

Teen parent support groups/educational services

St. Gerard Campus/ St. Gerard House

1405 US 1 South St. Augustine, Florida 32084

Administrative Office: (904) 829-5516 24-Hour Hotline: (904) 797-9437

VBAC/CA support groups

*VBAC Supportive Doctors

  Providers I have had successful VBACs with in the past two years:

Dr David Dhas (Flagler )

Dr. Charles Wilson (OPMC, despite the hospital policy)

Dr. Barnes and Dr. Boyd (Baptist downtown)
Dr. Garcia (Baptist Downtown)
Dr. Sanchez (Shands – resident attended, as all births at Shands)
Dr. Christian and Dr. Bordelon (Baptist Beaches)
Dr. Van Bennekom (Baptist South)
Dr. Raspa (St. Vincent’s – Dr. Seltzer consulting OB)

Central Florida Resources 

Heart 2 Heart Birth Center
Midwifery practice offering both home birth and birth center deliveries.
Tree of Life Birth and Gynecology
Midwifery practice offering both home birth and birth center deliveries.
Birth In Awareness Homebirth And Midwifery Services
Midwifery practice offering home birth and home birth after Cesarean
A Mother’s Nature
Midwifery practice offering home birth and home birth after CesareanWholistic Midwifery Services
Midwifery practice offering home birth and home birth after Cesarean
Pat Lindsey, IBCLC – Lactation Services
Pat is a wonderful resource for breastfeeding mothers. She is available by e-mail and phone for any questions/concerns you may have. See website for more information.
Life’s Choices of Lake County
Help for women in Lake County in crisis situations and pregnant. They also provide local resource information and education on parenting.
Grace House Pregnancy Resource Center
Help for women in Volusia County in crisis situations and pregnant. They also provide local resource information and education on parenting.
The Educated Mama
Offering childbirth classes, lactation services, Chiropractic care, Acupuncture, and more!
Crystal is a licensed Acupuncture Physician, Chinese Herbalist, Hypnotherapist and Childbirth Educator dedicated to preserving the balance and health of women through natural, non-invasive techniques.
Spaulding Family Chiropractic and Wellness
Great for pregnancy comfort and baby positioning. Dr. Spaulding specializes in chiropractic care for pregnant women, infants, and children.