Focusing on Family Resources in Our Area

In an effort to provide quality information and references for our clients, Seaside Sleep Consulting has compiled a list of family resources available in and around the Wilmington, NC area. We work closely with the following businesses in an effort to collaborate, support and offer useful resources to refer our clients to for various services and products. These family and child centered businesses are just some of our favorites here in the Port City, so if you would like a recommendation for a business type or service that is not listed, please feel free to contact us.

Lactation Consultants:


Lactation Counseling Services
In October of 2014 I completed the Certified Lactation Counselor course taught by The Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding. I passed the exam and received my certification. Most recently I finished a five day peer counseling course, I learned a lot about resources for local mothers and the amazing peer counselors role in our county WIC office. I am currently working towards sitting for the IBCLC exam to become a lactation consultant. I enjoy continuing in my lactation education as new research is constantly surfacing. – Rachael Birkenhauer, Owner


Angel Food Lactation & Nutrition
Lindsey Hurd is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) providing specialized nutrition and lactation support for families preconception through preschool through home, office, and online consultations. Group Classes such as Breastfeeding for Expectant Families, Pumping and Going Back to Work, and Introduction to Solid Foods are offered throughout the month. Lindsey is passionate about her work in perinatal nutrition and lactation, aiming to empower families with the tools necessary to find their perfect balance of health and happiness.

Post-Partum Doulas:


Nicole Havelka – Cape Fear Area Doulas
Cape Fear Area Doulas is an area network connecting pregnant women to childbirth and postpartum doulas. Our goal is to improve the birthing experiences for all the women in the Cape Fear area through prenatal, labor, and postpartum support. Each doula in the network is independent, and the services they offer may vary.


Wilmington Coastal Doulas
Wilmington Coastal Doulas is our area’s first and only doula agency. We are comprised of professional doulas with a level of expertise that exceeds our clients’ expectations. We offer outstanding labor support, postpartum care, and highly knowledgeable education, while upholding professional standards.


Jess Zeffiro
Specialized support for growing families including: lamaze childbirth education + newborn care classes, postpartum doula service, breastfeeding support

Massage Therapy:


Venus Schrader – New October Sky
Centrally located in Wilmington, NC, New October Sky is a Massage Therapy Studio that specializes in Swedish massage, hot stone massage and therapy, prenatal massage, infant massage, sports massage, chair massages and reflexology. Massage helps you to relax from head to toe, helping reduce stress, toxins, aches and pains. Massage therapy from New October Sky helps your body detox and in return, your mind will be renewed. Massage helps to release tension in your tired and sore muscles, and after a session with NOS your body will be refreshed. Massage calms you from the inside out, and with services from Venus your spirit will be restored.


Jolene Hull – Southern Roots
Wilmington’s Best Kept Secret offers unique, one of a kind goods for your mind, body and soul.
All handmade in house, our exquisite products are made from scratch using natural and organic high quality ingredients hand selected and sourced from all over the world, including our local community and backyard! We pride ourselves for being unique and exclusive. In addition to products we also offer body work services including: massage therapy, aromatherapy and manual lymphatic drainage. Custom requests are always welcome, from small to large quantities we can accommodate your needs to your satisfaction.

Health & Fitness:


Fit4Mom – Wilmington Area
FIT4MOM is the country’s largest fitness program for moms offering pre and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood. We are proud to be celebrating over 8 years in the Wilmington Area! We offer Fit4Baby prenatal fitness classes, Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre post-natal fitness classes, Body Back for moms in any stage of motherhood and 5K, 10K and half marathon race training.


Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture
Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture (CBCA) is designed to offer affordable health care options to the community of Carolina Beach, Wilmington and the surrounding areas. We believe that your health should be in your control and by offering treatments on a sliding scale ranging between $30-$60 ($25 initial Treatment Fee for your first appointment) you have the opportunity to commit to treatment you can enjoy. Acupuncture has been practiced for 4000+ years and the results speak for themselves.


Family Tree Chiropractic
Family Tree Chiropractic is excited to offer valuable services to the children and families in the greater Wilmington area, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. All ages are welcome and encouraged to come in for a consultation and to see what the chiropractic approach could mean for you, your family and your community! Call or come in for more information and to meet the doctor. Follow us on Facebook to get updates on upcoming events! You can schedule you appointment below, or call!


Gray Cat Botanicals
Herbalism made Super Easy, Fun, and Local in Wilmington, NC! – We teach classes, offer private consulations and make herbal products from locally grown and wildcrafted plants. All of our products are generally safe for the whole family, easy to use and many can be used like foods!


Life is busy, stress is the new black, miracle diets abound, and all you want is to feel good in your own &@*$! body. So how can you cut out the static of the latest nutrition crazes, the caffeine shakes, sugar cravings, constipation, diarrhea, restless nights, bloating, exhaustion, and the not-so-quiet voice that tells you there’s not enough time or money to be healthy?
There’s no magic pill or perfect diet, but there IS a way to eat right for your body, and that’s what we help you discover in 2 Simple Steps, contact us to find out more!



Susie Linquist Photography
I offer not only wedding photography, but portrait photography, family photography, and boudoir photography, too. I specialize in a candid and photojournalistic approach and in taking photos that help you relive a beautiful moment again and again. If you are looking for a photographer with years of experience, someone who truly knows her craft, and someone with a trained eye who loves playing with light to create unique and timeless images, please get in touch. I’d love to make some beautiful photos with you.


Alicia Juniku Photography
Wilmington, NC based photographer



The Bump & Beyond
The Bump & Beyond is a mother, baby and children’s boutique at 890 S. Kerr Ave. Suite 3 Wilmington, North Carolina in the newly renovated Crossroads Center shopping plaza. The Bump & Beyond is a space where families can come and shop for items that are mother, baby and child friendly. Our entire inventory has been chosen with our own children in mind. We are very driven in providing local and US made items that are eco-friendly and safe. Our goal is to provide a fun and casual shopping atmosphere where moms can meet up for a class, let the kids play in the “Kids Only” area and pick up a few necessitates while they’re in.


Green Baby Diaper Service
Welcome to Green Baby Diaper Service, LLC. We are a family-owned and operated business delivering the comfort of cloth diapers to Wilmington, NC and surrounding areas. Green Baby provides OPTIONS for mothers who want to cloth diaper! We provide a traditional diaper service with prefolds AND sell a large variety of cloth diapers. Stop in today to learn about the best cloth diapering style for your busy schedule and your little one’s bottom.


Leslie York – Inner Solutions Counseling Center
As practical, interactive, solution-focused therapists, our treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, we help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. Blending conventional and alternative approaches, We draw on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. We work with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.