Resources List

This is your comprehensive guide to everything pregnancy, birth, and parenting related in Hampton Roads. Links are included for your convenience, simply click the name of the business to go directly to their website.

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Women’s Health


Maternity & Newborn Photography

Maternity Boutiques

Postpartum Support


Holistic Services

Local Mommy Groups

Kid Friendly Outings

Gyms with Child Care

Pediatric Care & Dentistry

Domestic Violence Shelter & Assistance


Recommended Reading

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

Natural Hospital Birth by Cynthia Gabriel

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher

Sacred Pregnancy by Anni Daulter

Sacred Motherhood by Anni Daulter and Niki Dewart


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Hampton Roads Home Birth Midwife Directory

EVa Home Birth
Chesapeake, VA 2332
(757) 696-7175

Our practice offers complete and affordable care throughout your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. We offer waterbirth for no additional fee and VBAC/HBAC clients are welcome. Your care will be personalized to you. Over the course of your pregnancy we’ll get to learn more about each other and build the level of trust and friendship necessary for a peaceful birth.

Hampton Roads Midwifery
Tammi McKinley, CPM
(571) 318-6136
Office locations: Norfolk/Newport News

I am a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) who attends birth center and home births, including waterbirths, VBACs, and more. I serve moms with Medicaid and offer a discount for military families. I offer complementary care for those moms who are planning a birth with an obstetrician.

Ohana Home Birth
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(757) 377-0622

Licensed home birth midwife (CPM) serving Hampton Roads since 2008.

Sacred Midwifery
Virginia Beach, VA
(304) 886-4974

I am a homebirth midwife that believes you have a right to welcome your baby into the world with gentleness and respect. As a Certified Professional Midwife, CPM, I offer family-centered continuous care during pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. For low-risk women, a planned homebirth with a skilled midwife in attendance provides a supportive and safe environment to welcome your child into the world.

Seven Cities Midwifery
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 740-0197

We are Certified Professional Midwives (CPM) that are licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, authorized to specialize our midwifery care for home birth families.

Giving birth is a very sacred and intimate time for families. We are dedicated to providing respectful and individualized care, tailored to your needs and desires. We honor your individual process and provide gentle support and experienced guidance to enhance your confidence to birth your baby with dignity, in the safety and sanctity of home. We wholly support The Midwives Model of Care.

Three Rivers Midwifery
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 774-6790

Three Rivers Midwifery Service offers prenatal care, home birth, postpartum, and well woman care for women throughout the Hampton Roads region. Cindi Wylie says, “I am a certified nurse-midwife offering prenatal care, home birth, postpartum care, well-woman, and gynecological care. My practice is low-tech and high touch with a focus on wellness and holistic care. I believe in shared decision making and informed consent and declination and every family’s right to make the decisions that are best for them.”

The Village Midwife & Birth Center
Newport News, VA 23601
(757) 472-2936

Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle. Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support.  Free standing Birth Center in Tidewater.

Birth Facilities & Policies

Giving Birth at Bon Secours

Giving Birth at Sentara

Giving Birth at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Giving Birth at Riverside Regional Medical Center – Coming Soon

Women’s Health

Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates of Hampton
4000 Coliseum Drive, Suite 280 Hampton VA 23666
(757) 722-7401

OB/GYN Associates of Hampton provides an array of services such as family centered-obstetrics, state of the art gynecological surgery, Treatment of urinary incontinence, ablation, ultrasound, family planning, menopause management, and ESSURE™ in-office sterilization.

Insurance: Cigna HMO/PPO/POS, Optima HMO/PPO/POS, MAMSI/Optimum Choice, Alliance PPO, Aetna, Virginia Health Network, Beech Street PPO. Although we are currently not participating with Tricare, we will see Tricare patients in limited circumstances. In addition, we are only accepting a limited number of Medicaid and Medicare patients.

Riverside Partners Women’s Health
401 Oyster Point Rd, Newport News, VA 23602
(757) 249-3000

We provide the following services: Full-Service Obstetrical Care and Surgery, 3/4D Ultrasound Imaging, Breastfeeding Support, Contraception Counseling, Incontinence Therapy, Infertility, Irregular Menstrual Cycle Treatment

Insurance: Accepting Anthem, Cigna, Healthkeepers, VHN, PHCS, Medicare, Tricare, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and Healthkeepers Plus.

Tidewater Physicians for Women
828 Healthy Way, Suite 330, Virginia Beach VA 23462
(757) 461-3890

We offer well woman exams, family planning, preconception counseling, early pregnancy assessment, maternity care, expertise in high-risk pregnancies, and expert diagnosis and treatment of problems in the reproductive system.

Our licensed counselor is available to any of our patients who may be struggling with daily challenges. She offers help for every type of challenge such as postpartum depression, anxiety, anger, stress, or any issue caused by daily life.

Insurance: PPO and HMO plans offered in the Hampton Roads area and accept traditional indemnity insurance. At this time, we do not participate with Tricare Prime.

Virginia Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology
Multiple Locations in Hampton Roads
(757) 425-1600

Services include Gynecology, Obstetrics, Ultrasounds, Fertility Testing, Postpartum Support, Incontinence and Pelvic Prolapse Treatment.

Insurance: Virginia Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology participates in the majority of Indemnity, PPO and HMO plans offered in the Hampton Roads area. Aetna, Anthem, Anthem Healthkeepers, Cigna, Virginia Medicaid, Medicare (traditional), Optima, Tricare Standard, United Health Care, Virginia Health Network, etc. We currently do not participate with Tricare Prime, discount plans, or Medicare replacement plans along with a few other plans.

Woman Care Centers
100 Kingsley Ln, Ste 200, Norfolk VA 23505
(757) 451-0929

Our Team of Board Certified OB/GYN Physicians and Certified Nurse Midwives provide outstanding individualized patient care for every stage of life. Specializing in Midwifery and Centering Pregnancy.

Insurance: Most insurance accepted. Contact for more information.

Fertility Clinics

Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
601 Colley Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23507

‌Assisted reproduction technology ( ART ) cycles performed at the Jones Institute have resulted in the birth of thousands of babies. Our success rates in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and related techniques, coupled with our caring environment, provide an exceptional setting for infertile couples to undergo diagnosis and treatment. Our multidisciplinary approach provides patients with a formidable team of highly qualified physicians, nurses, counselors, and laboratory personnel to assess individual needs.

New Hope Center for Reproductive Medicine
448 Viking Drive, Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Founded by Dr. Robin Poe-Zeigler in 1997, The New Hope Center has spent the last 20 years creating families in The Hampton Roads area with its main focus always being making each patient feel like a member of our family while we work to expands theirs. The expert team at The New Hope Center is proud to have brought over 3,000 babies into the world.

At The New Hope Center, we are sensitive to what couples struggling with infertility are going through. Our goal is to always surround you with compassionate care, a plan for success, and a high-level of ongoing communication.

Procreate Fertility Center
300 Medical Parkway, Suite 200 Chesapeake, VA 23320

It is our mission to be an answer to the families of the state of Virginia. We recognize the link between fertility and overall health and well-being. Procreate offers a holistic approach to provide each patient with an individualized path to improved health and positive outcomes. It is our goal to utilize technology and reduce overhead costs so that we can help more families reach their goals.

Resolve- National Infertility Association

Bereavement Support

Loss is heartbreaking and traumatic at any stage of pregnancy. However you are feeling, it is important to allow yourself to ask for support and give yourself time to process your grief. Here are a few resources for you to find support through fellowship with other mothers, therapists to speak to, and doula support throughout this difficult time.

Dr. Holly Tracey

Specializing in Children, Marriage, Family, and Grief Therapy. Being a Certified Trauma Specialist and Certified in Thanatology (grief and loss) allows her to specialize in the linked issues of loss and trauma, both past and present.

Jennifer Brown, N.P.

Jennifer offers a range of services including crisis evaluation, individual/couples/family therapy, diagnostic evaluation and medication prescribing/management. Specializes in anticipatory and /or unresolved grief and loss.

Kathleen Engebretson, M.S.

Kathleen has experience working with clients who struggle with emotional issues, grief, and difficult life transitions. Kathleen makes every effort to establish a collaborative relationship with her clients and focuses on establishing a non-judging, safe environment.

Ashley Cano, Bereavement Doula Services

Full Spectrum Doula offering support for any situation. Also offers Maternity, Birth Photography & Videography. Bereavement care is very individualized, Ashley offers personal or emotional support via text, phone, email, or instant messaging while a mother labors and births her baby, preparing her to greet her baby, bonding options for her, and walking with her through the grief journey.

Eastern Virginia Support Groups

Sentara Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

Maternity & Newborn Photography

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Amanda Stewart Photography

Virginia Beach VA

Amanda Stewart is a professional Hampton Roads photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, baby, and family photography.

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Erin Hingley Lifestyle Photography & Postpartum Doula

Chesapeake, VA

Serving families in Hampton Roads with affordable lifestyle photography and postpartum doula services.

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Griffin Photography

Virginia Beach, VA

Griffin Photography is a local husband & wife photography team, specializing in fine art maternity & newborn portraits. Jason & Brandy
have been providing Hampton Roads’ new parents with a full service custom experience for over 10 years. We are honored to capture this sweet, magical stage of your family and can’t wait to talk more with you! Please visit our website or contact us by phone or email and we’ll start planning your family’s session.

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Jessica Veara Photography

Suffolk, VA

Jessica is a Newborn Photographer specializing in capturing all the special moments during your baby’s first year.  Serving the Hampton Roads area from her boutique studio in North Suffolk at Governor’s Pointe.

Hampton Roads doula and birth photography

Michelle Lynn Photographic Artist

Norfolk, VA

Professional Photographer Serving Hampton Roads as well as New Hampshire and Maine. Specializing in Maternity. Newborn, and Lifestyle Photography.

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Susan Bang Photography

Virginia Beach, VA

Newborn Portrait Photographer serving the Hampton Roads area.

Maternity Boutiques

Hampton Roads maternity and baby boutiques

Grandma Bear’s Consignment
1529 International Blvd #104, Norfolk VA 23513
(757) 858-9547

Children’s consignment store offering lightly used clothing, toys, baby equipment, strollers, and more.

Le Bebe Chic Boutique
237 Hanbury Rd. East #15, Chesapeake VA 23322
(757) 578-2408

Local family owned children’s boutique offering organic baby brands, children’s clothing, cloth diapers, amber necklaces, toys, soaps, and more.

Mom & Me Boutique
1564 Laskin Rd, Ste 166
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
(757) 425-1018

Maternity & baby boutique offering maternity apparel, nursing and teething supplies, babywearing slings, children’s clothing, gifts, and more. In addition, they offer many personalized services, such as belly casting and belly bowls, belly painting, and surf board growth charts.

Motherhood Maternity
701 Lynnhaven Pkw, Virginia Beach VA 23452
(757) 498-1294

Maternity boutique offering maternity apparel, nursing bras, nursing tops and dresses, post-pregnancy wear, and gifts.

Once Upon a Child
12233 Jefferson Ave, Newport News VA 23602
(757) 968-5437

Children’s consignment store offering gently used clothes from preemie sizes through Youth 20.

Rock-A-Bye OBX
1201 Laskin Rd Ste 200, Virginia Beach VA 23451
(757) 962-7977

Voted “Best Baby Shop on the Beach!” Family owned children’s consignment store offering new and gently-used clothes, toys, and furniture.

Sprout Children’s Boutique and Consignment
1556 Laskin Rd, Ste 124, Virginia Beach VA 23451
(757) 422-0644

A unique and fun children’s clothing and gift boutique offering styles for newborn sizes up to Youth 12.

Sweet Repeats for Kids
1528 Volvo Pkwy, Ste B, Chesapeake VA 23320
(757) 410-5439

Children’s consignment store offering baby and kids clothes sized newborn through Youth 8, with a variety of real Baltic Amber teething necklaces and bracelets in stock. Also selling infant carriers, furniture, and various baby equipment.

Tiny Tots Treasures
1581 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 437-8687

Children’s consignment shop specializing in baby equipment, clothing from preemie-size 14, toys, books, DVD’S, bedding/room decor, feeding items and bows.

The Thrifty Baby
5230 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach VA 23464
(757) 729-5437

Children’s consignment store selling new and gently used baby and children’s items. We carry a large selection of clothing, toys, shoes, and gear.

The Velveteen Rabbit
7386 Harbour Towne Pkwy, Ste 19, Suffolk VA 23435
(757) 483-0750

Family owned children’s boutique that offers “simply irresistible” infant and children’s furniture, clothing, toys, and gifts. Baltic necklaces and natural baby products available.

Natural Parenting & Lactation Support Boutique

For Mom & Keiki
110 Hatcher Ct, Yorktown VA
(757) 232-2162

Natural parenting store offering baby care items, breast pumps, teething and amber necklaces, babywearing supplies, diapering supplies, and natural health care items. Tricare approved breastpump distributor!

Holistic Services

Placenta Pills


Luke Acupuncture
408 Investors Place, Suite 101, Virginia Beach VA 23452
(757) 295-8999

Professional TCM practitioner and a licensed acupuncturist offering Acupuncture Treatments, and services including Fertility Support, Moxibustion, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Cupping.


Babywearing International of Hampton Roads

Babywearing International Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote babywearing as a universally accepted practice, with benefits for both child and caregiver, through education and support.

BWI of Hampton Roads supports this mission by hosting monthly meetings and a variety of meetups and special events throughout the year. We also maintain a lending library to provide caregivers the opportunity to try different carriers. Our Volunteer Babywearing Educators (VBE), Advanced Babywearing Educators (ABE), and Master Babywearing Educators (MBE) are accredited through Babywearing International, Inc and provide assistance and guidance at our meetings.

Belly Casting/Painting

See above resources Seven Cities Midwifery, Peek of Joy Ultrasound & Spa, & Mom & Me Boutique

Chiropractic Care Providers

In Good Hands Chiropractic
3145 Virginia Beach Blvd #201, Virginia Beach VA 23452
(757) 227-4100

In Good Hands Chiropractic is a state-of-the-art, welcoming facility known for its range of chiropractic techniques and other services, including massage. Offering Webster Technique for expecting mothers.

Olde Towne Chiropractic
355 Crawford St, Ste 105, Portsmouth VA 23704
(757) 399-4700

Voted Best in Portsmouth four years running! Offering prenatal massage, chiropractice care, nutritional counseling, and health workshops.

Premier Health Chiropractic
633 Independence Blvd
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
(757) 962-6191

Chiropractic practice specializing in Pediatric and Prenatal care.

Naturopathic Herbalist

Herbal Farmacy 
(757) 622-5828
4215 Granby St. Norfolk, VA 23504

Norfolk VA’s premier holistic center! Offering herbal remedies for many ailments.

Prenatal Massage

Back to Life VA Mobile Massage
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 816-7149
Back to Life VA is a mobile massage company that conveniently brings therapeutic heath treatment and spa straight to your doorstep.

Hampton Roads Prenatal Massage
3630 S Plaza Trl Ste. 110, Virginia Beach VA 23452
(757) 553-4052

Licensed Massage Therapist serving Hampton Roads, certified in Prenatal Massage and Reflexology.  Providing safe and effective massage to all pregnant women. Fertility Massages, in-home Postpartum Massage visits, and Couples Workshops are available.

Massage Envy Norfolk
420 Monticello Ave, Norfolk VA 23510
(757) 624-3689

Full service spa offering Prenatal Massages and specializing in various methods of massage and skin care treatments.

Peek of Joy Ultrasound & Spa
(757) 345-5458

Pregnancy Spa offering Prenatal Massage, Belly Casting, 3D/4D Ultrasounds, and Childbirth Education.

Prenatal Yoga 

Yoga with Sublime Motherhood

Breathe Norfolk
4005 Granby Street, Norfolk VA 23504
(757) 226-7881

Yoga Studio offering Personal Instruction, Events/Workshops, Teacher Training, and Community Support.

Studio Bamboo Yoga
Multiple Locations, Check Class Schedule
(757) 496-7444

We offer specialized classes such as kids yoga, prenatal, post natal, yoga for therapy (rehabilitative) and adaptive yoga (for those with special needs), yoga for athletes, seniors and hot classes. In addition to yoga classes, we also proudly offer barre and pilates classes.

Yoga Nook
927 Battlefield Blvd North Suite 100, Chesapeake VA 23320
(757) 454-6849

Yoga Studio offering Therapeutic Massage, Prenatal and Group Yoga Classes, Teacher Training, and Workshops.

Zenya Yoga & Massage Studio
101 Herman Melville Ave, Newport News VA 23606
(757) 643-6900

Yoga Studio offering Massage, Prenatal and Group Yoga Classes, Teacher Training, and Barre Fusion Classes.


Crystal Gardens Massage

Certifications include medical cupping, neuromuscular therapy, pregnancy massage, medical massage, polarity therapy, traditional & thai reflexology, craniosacral therapy, trigger point therapy, sound energy therapy, and reiki therapy master.

Yoga Tidewater Therapy

YTT offers mobile wellness services to all of Hampton Roads, Virginia and the Outer Banks, NC. Private yoga classes, meditation, aromatherapy, spa services, and reiki sessions are available.


ICAN of Hampton Roads VA

ICAN of Hampton Roads, VA, is a chapter of the International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).

Local Mommy Support Groups

Birth & Babies Hampton Roads

Moms of Virginia Beach Area

Virginia Beach Moms

Homebirth in Hampton Roads

Sweet Drop Cafe – Local Breastfeeding Support

Milk Made Lactation Support Group

Postpartum Support

Hampton Roads birth and postpartum doula support

For Mom & Keiki
110 Hatcher Ct, Yorktown VA
(757) 232-2162

Natural parenting store offering baby care items, breast pumps, teething and amber necklaces, babywearing supplies, diapering supplies, and natural health care items. Tricare approved breastpump distributor!

Lactation Store at Chesapeake Regional
800 Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake VA 23320
(757) 312-6508

The Lactation Store offers new mothers the convenience of everything in one place, including professional lactation advice and assistance, and all the products and apparel to make breastfeeding comfortable and convenient. Bra fittings are available by appointment.

La Leche Leaque of Hampton Roads
(757) 857-8403

All breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call our Leaders for breastfeeding help. The mission of La Leche League to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Stacy D. Kucharczk, MSN, RN, CPNP, IBCLC
BestFeeding Lactation Services
Chesapeake, VA
(757) 944-1234

Our mission is to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to have a successful breastfeeding relationship with your baby. Prenatal Classes, Lactation Consults, and Phone Consults are available.

Tidewater Lactation Group
4176 South Plaza Trail, Ste 217, Virginia Beach VA 23452
(757) 422-5502

Educational Classes, Home and Office Lactation Consultations, Nursing Bra Fittings, and Weight Checks are available as well as breastmilk testing and other services.

ENT/Lip Tie Evaluation*

Dr. Hasty
1055 Kempsville Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23464
(757) 474-1200

Dr. Keyes
500 Independence Parkway, Suite 100 Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 547-9714

*see an IBCLC before evaluation, see Breastfeeding Support above for resources

Speech Therapy

Kiernan Speech Therapy
Virginia Beach VA
(757) 606-0531

Private professional speech therapy practice serving the Hampton Roads area with the highest quality of home-based and clinic-based speech services to infants, children, adolescents, and adults.

Car Seat Check

Norfolk Child Passenger Safety Program

Four different Fire Stations offer Free Child Seat Checks. Click the link here for more information!

Kid Friendly Hair Salons

Anna Malave Mobile Stylist

Professional Hair Stylist and Color extraordinaire available for in-home appointments!

Cookie Cutter’s Haircuts for Kids
940 Cedar Rd, Suite 105, Chesapeake VA 23322
(757) 410-0741

Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids – Chesapeake, where haircuts are fun for kids and stress-free for parents.

Olivia’s Scissors
(757) 402-9476

A local Hampton Roads stylist and licensed cosmetologist of 5 years. She takes her passion to the Chesapeake and Virginia Beach streets, bringing the salon to you when you need it!

Pigtails and Crewcuts
1554 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach VA 23451
(757) 422-8888

Kid friendly salon specializing in haircutting and styling services, parties, kid-centric hair products, accessories, fun gifts and more.

Shear Bliss
2817 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Professional salon offering family haircuts, styles, color, and other add on services.

Natural Cleaning Services

The Greater Good Green Cleaning
Serving Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake
(757) 395-0935

Premium residential green cleaning company in Hampton Roads. Hourly cleaning, service packages, and carpet cleaning appointments are available.

That Green Maid
Serving Norfolk, VA
(757) 955-5274

Professional, dependable green cleaning lady in Norfolk, Va. Environmentally friendly residential house cleaner and organization specialist. Pet friendly!

Delivery Services

Instacart Grocery Delivery



Postpartum Support Resources*

Placenta Encapsulation, Postpartum Doula Support with Sublime Motherhood*

Postpartum Depression – Article by Lyndsay*

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale Self Evaluation Only

Postpartum Depression Nutrition Plan

Postpartum Depression Support Groups– Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, and more locations

Sentara Postpartum Depression Support Group

Postpartum Support VA

How to Heal From a Bad Birth- book

Other Postpartum Depression support includes medication, professional counseling, and other methods of therapy like Cognitive Behavior Therapy or EMDR Therapy. Contact your doctor for medication options and specific referrals to local specialists.

For emergency situations and severe symptoms, please don’t wait to contact a professional to get support you need.

Tina the Postpartum Doula
Chesapeake, VA
(757) 343-8115

Helping ease the transition following birth of a baby by providing emotional, & physical needs for mom and family!

Moms Need Help, Too LLC
Williamsburg, VA
(757) 504-0511

Whether you need a couple of hours of rest, or assistance with your daily obligations, Moms Need Help Too will alleviate some of your stressors. We personally customize our services to best suit you, all in the comfort of your home. We will meet your post-birth needs in addition to creating a positive, comfortable, and nurturing environment.

Child Care

Brilliant Beginnings Learning Center
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 468-5747

Brilliant Beginnings Learning Center is an Early Learning Center dedicated to providing affordable, quality Early Childhood Care and Education for families in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. We offer a faith-based learning program for children 6 weeks through 12 years.

Le Bon Enfants
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 689-4764

We specialize in the development of children six weeks through pre-kindergarten. Our mission is to provide the best care possible to children in Virginia Beach and the Hampton Roads area.

Lightbridge Academy Preschool
2121 Salem Road, Virginia Beach VA 23456
(757) 301-9900

Lightbridge Academy offers a unique Circle of Care, in which the needs of parents are as important as the care and education of their children.

Mother’s Day Out Preschool & Kindergarten
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 495-6531

The teachers and directors at our schools all firmly believe in a sound education in a safe and loving environment. School should be a positive and happy experience and lessons should be interesting, should keep the child engaged, and should be fun.

2960 S Lynnhaven Rd, Virginia Beach VA 23452
(757) 340-9627

Our philosophy is to provide a loving, nurturing, and challenging atmosphere in which children can learn. We provide them with the tools that they need to build self-esteem and confidence.

Sowing Seeds Preschool
5441 Blvd Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach VA 23462
(757) 962-2221

Come see how your child will bloom in our loving, educational childcare environment. Sowing Seeds Preschool nurtures children ages 12 months to 5 through year-round daycare.

Kid-Friendly Outings

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Baby Talk Cafe
5792 Churchland Blvd, Portsmouth VA 23703
(757) 975-3267

Here at Baby Talk Cafe, we’re more than a cafe, we’re a community.  It’s our dream to provide caregivers with a place they can take their little ones and relax, learn, play and belong. Here you can find board games like checkers that teach critical thinking skills, book reading, nutrition classes, and more.

Bergey’s Breadbasket
2207 Mt Pleasant Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 546-9225

We are a family owned and operated Bakery, Deli, Creamery and more in Chesapeake, VA. Come and visit us for a taste of our famous cinnamon rolls, cream cheese danish, made to order sandwiches, fresh ice cream, made from scratch pies, breads, cupcakes, cookies and so much more! Parties, events, and a petting zoo too!

Chesapeake City Park
900 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake VA 23320
(757) 382-6411

This 90-acre site has 60 acres of open space with the remainder rows of reforested pine trees. Chesapeake City Park is the premier place in Chesapeake for entertainment. Amenities include the Fun Forest Playground, Horseshoe, Volleyball and Basketball Courts, Outdoor Fitness Area, Skate Park, and Walking Trail.

Children’s Museum of Virginia
221 High St, Portsmouth VA 23704
(757) 393-5258

The Children’s Museum of Virginia is a place where families and caregivers with children ages 1-11 are encouraged to imagine, explore, and discover together through play. Children step inside a world where bubbles grow bigger than they are, where the forces of energy electrify and spark their imagination, where they can be a farmer, a banker, a scientist, a star gazer and more.

Cloud 9 Air Sports
825 Greenbrier Cir, Ste P, Chesapeake VA 23320
(757) 296-2001

Trampoline park offering kidjump times, parties, activities, and more!

First Landing State Park
2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach VA 23451
(757) 412-2300

Beautiful and peaceful state park offering 1.5 miles of beach by the calm bay. Recreational activities include swimming, walking trails, and fishing.

Funville Playfound and Cafe
4200 Portsmouth Blvd Ste 312A, Chesapeake VA 23321
Second Location in Virginia Beach
(757) 967-9122

4000 sq ft indoor play place, toddler play area, bumper cars, cafe, ninja warrior obstacle course, favorite character events, and parties. Wifi for parents with play time!

Great Neck Park
2513 Shorehaven Dr, Virginia Beach VA 23454
(757) 496-6766

70-acre district park located along the banks of the Lynnhaven Bay. The gazebo and Lynnhaven Bay overlook are beautiful sights. You may also enjoy exploring the pathways through the wooded areas of the park and playing with the kids at the playground.

Green Bean Play Place
1952 Laskin Rd Ste 509 Regency Hilltop Shopping Center, Virginia Beach VA 23454
(757) 282-6681

Green Bean is a modern day party, play and learning venue devoted to engaging the imagination, curiosity and senses of young children(ages 0-6). We do private parties, holiday events, and weekly activities!

Grommet Island Park
Boardwalk &, 2nd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 385-1100

Playground features 15,000 sq feet of ramps and decking a shaded play area, bench seating and areas to picnic. Soft play sculptures, accessible play equipment and cushioned play surfaces provide recreational opportunities and special beach wheelchairs are available for those who want to cruise on the sand.

Hooray- Smiles, Slides, and Coffee
2137 Upton Dr. Suite 312, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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Our exciting 6,000 square foot facility features open play spaces, a make-believe play village, private party rooms, and an inviting coffee bar to ensure guests, regardless of age, receive a fulfilling experience.

Hunt Club Farm
2388 London Bridge Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 427-9520

Virginia Beach’s only petting farm and the area’s original haunted Halloween attraction! We are 28-acre family-owned and operated farm that raises chickens, goats and other livestock, provides educational field trips and features agricultural-based entertainment by way of its petting farm, pony rides, educational field trips and seasonal farm festivals, including an Easter Egg Hunt, Harvest Fair, and Halloween Festival.

Mount Trashmore Park
310 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach VA 23462
(757) 473-5237

World-renowned Mount Trashmore Park encompasses 165 acres and is comprised of two man-made mountains, two lakes, two playgrounds, a skate park and vert ramp, and multi-use paths.

Norfolk Botanical Garden
6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk VA 23518
(757) 441-5830

The Botanical Garden includes 175 acres, 12 miles of paved & mulched trails and offers a Children’s Garden and Family Events.

11 Hidenwood Shopping Center, Newport News VA 23606
(757) 534-7900
Play & Co. is a clean, safe, and modern indoor children’s play center focused on connecting community, encouraging children to grow through play, and parental enjoyment. Kids love it. Parents too!

Red Wing Park
1398 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach VA 23451
(757) 437-2038

Red Wing Park, a 97-acre park located off of General Booth Blvd, is known for it’s beautiful gardens and annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Offers two playground areas, a dog park, playing courts, and walking trails.

Sage Kitchen
1925 Fisher Arch, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 599-3510

Come to Anderson’s, a family-owned, local garden center in Newport News and Virginia Beach, where you’ll find a remarkable shopping experience with greenhouse; nursery; landscaping services; pottery and outdoor furniture; Sage Kitchen café; Paleo-To-Go; ladies’ boutique; gift shop; pet and bird supplies; and so much more.

Slover Library
235 E Plume St, Norfolk VA 23510
(757) 664-7323

There is no age limit on fun or curiosity, so there’s something for everyone here. We devote an entire floor to children filled with books, a Playscape for the very young and, for the progressively older, a KidZone, pre-teen area and Teens space. Depending on age and interests, young visitors can explore an art studio, computer lab, study areas, gaming room and more.

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach VA 23451
(757) 385-3474

The mission of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is to inspire conservation of the marine environment through education, research and sustainable practices. Daily activities are included with admission and there are programs for all ages!

Virginia Beach Bounce House
829 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Virginia Beach VA 23452
(757) 306-1334

Open Jump at the Bounce House allows your child to play until they are exhausted on exciting inflatables – and plenty of places to run – without a party reservation.  We also have a special place for smaller kids with inflatables for toddlers.  Families enjoy bringing their children to our temperature-controlled inflatable playgrounds for open jump every day of the week.

Virginia Living Museum
524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News VA 23601
(757) 595-1900

Visitors will experience animals native to Virginia in habitats, discovery centers and interactive exhibits. The Virginia Living Museum showcases Virginia’s natural and living resources to encourage understanding and protection of our natural world.

Williams Farm Rec Center
5252 Learning Cir, Virginia Beach VA 23462
(757) 385-2950

Williams Farm Recreation Center is a 70,993 square foot, Silver LEED-certified facility. Get all the benefits of a gym, plus recreational amenities and activities including an indoor water park with toddler area.

Gym with Child Care

Hampton Roads prenatal exercise

Inlet Fitness
2101 W Great Neck Rd, Virginia Beach VA 23451
(757) 412-0600

Group Fitness Classes, On Site Childcare, Personal Training, Weight Loss Programs, Yoga Studio, Massage & Spa

Mt Trashmore YMCA
4441 South Blvd, Virginia Beach VA 23452
(757) 456-9622
Local Branches Available

Indoor Pool, Infant Wading Pool, Spa, Health and Wellness Services, Exercise Classes, Stay & Play Center, Coffee Bar

Onelife Fitness
4628 Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake VA 23321
(757) 465-6900

Lap, Aerobics, and Kids Pools, Sauna, Sports Facilities, Exercise Programs, Kids Club, Women Only Workout Area, Barre, Yoga, Zumba, and more!

Pediatric Care

Beach Kids Dentistry
1300 Kempsville Rd, Ste 5, Virginia Beach VA 23464
(757) 467-7797

We provide specialized dental care for infants, children, teens and individuals with special needs. Our goal is to maintain a lifetime of healthy smiles and that begins with a child’s very first tooth. Infant & pediatric oral health Care, hospital dentistry, restorative dentistry, and emergency care available.

Konikoff Kids Pediatric Dentistry
2100 Lynnhaven Parkway Ste 200, Virginia Beach VA 23456
(757) 961-4000

Any dentist can treat a child’s teeth, but at Konikoff Kids our dentists have specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry. We use the latest technology and our office is specifically designed to create a super fun and welcoming environment. Services include infant oral exams, oral health education, cleaning and prevention, restoration dentistry, and emergency care.

Pediatric Partners of Hampton Roads
656 Independence Pkwy, Ste 200, Chesapeake VA 23320
(757) 410-3630

At Pediatric Partners Of Hampton Roads, we offer a full range of pediatric care including prenatal visits for expecting parents, well–child check–ups, immunizations and sick appointments. Our caring team is committed to providing quality service in a comfortable, safe office setting where children and parents can feel at ease. We also set aside time to equip parents with the tools and resources necessary for the development of healthy children from birth to adolescence.

Insurance Accepted: Anthem Health Plans, Anthem Healthkeepers Plus, Optima Health Plans, Optima Family Care, Virginia Medicaid, United Healthcare, Cigna. Aetna, Tricare (Prime and Standard)

Renaissance Pediatrics
4012 Raintree Road, Suite 200A, Chesapeake VA 23321
(757) 488-2223

At Renaissance Pediatrics, we offer a full range of pediatric care including prenatal visits for expecting parents, well–child check–ups, immunizations and sick appointments. Our caring team is committed to providing quality service in a comfortable, safe office setting where children and parents can feel at ease. We also set aside time to equip parents with the tools and resources necessary for the development of healthy children from birth to adolescence.

Insurance Accepted: Anthem Health Plans, Anthem Healthkeepers Plus, Optima Health Plans, Optima Family Care, Virginia Medicaid, United Healthcare, Cigna. Aetna, Tricare (Prime and Standard)

Tidewater Children’s Associates
601 Innovation Drive, Chesapeake VA 23320
(757) 436-1999

Tidewater Children’s Associates has provided the highest standard of pediatric care for more than 40 years, standards so high that we were recently given the Gold Star Award from the Virginia Department of Health for our “impeccable standards of immunization pediatric care.”

Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Multiplan, Inc., Virginia Health Network, Anthem, Optima, Virginia Medicaid, Beech Street, United Healthcare, Virginia Premier Health Plan, Cigna, Tricare

Wards Corner Pediatrics
7423 Granby St, Norfolk VA 23505
(757) 451-5000

Wards Corner Pediatrics is a pediatric practice serving the greater Hampton Roads area. With offices in both Norfolk and Chesapeake, our doctors, nurse practioners, and nurses work together to provide quality medical care for your children. Even though we have a new name, we have had many years of experience working in the pediatric field. Many of our patients have been with us since birth, and are now bringing their children to our practices!

We accept most types of health insurance. Please contact us for further details.

Weis Pediatric Dentistry
5915 High St W, Portsmouth, Virginia 23703
(757) 484-8262

Our doctors practice exclusively to the treatment of children, specializing in the treatment and prevention of dental disease, as well as the overall oral health of children. Through extra years of schooling, training, experience, and certification, a pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of infants, children, adolescents and those with special health care needs.

We accept most types of health insurance. Please contact us for further details.

Pediatric Hospital

Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter (CHKD)
601 Childrens Ln, Norfolk VA 23507
(757) 668-7000

Specializing in Emergency Services, Urgent Care, Hospital In Patient Services, and Primary Care for Children.

Domestic Violence/Shelter

Barrett Haven
(757) 264-6990

When an individual has no safe place to sleep, shower and eat, it is almost impossible to move forward with their life. Barrett provides the first step in transition by providing a safe, supervised and stable environment. Along with a stable environment, Barrett’s staff will connect women with the necessary supportive services to get back on their feet.

Samaritan House Shelter
2620 Southern Blvd, Virginia Beach VA 23452
(757) 417-7367

Since 1984, Samaritan House has provided emergency and permanent housing, support services and community outreach to victims of violence and homeless families. We own and operate 11 safe houses for emergency shelter for individuals and families fleeing violence and those at risk of losing their homes. Samaritan House also provides trauma services for victims and their children.

YWCA South Hampton Roads
(757) 251-0144

The YWCA South Hampton Roads is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We offer crisis services, support services, and youth services as well as events and community outreach programs.

Drug & Alcohol Information

During pregnancy, exposure to alcohol and other drugs has a negative effect on the health and well-being of your unborn baby. In a landmark study of 400 breastfed babies, gross motor development at 1 year of age lagged in infants whose mothers drank at least one drink daily during the babies’ first three months of life. It’s important to seek out help early if you are struggling with substance abuse issues!

DrugRehab offers a Pregnancy & Addiction resource guide as well as an Alcohol Addiction page for those who desire more information.

Dept of Behavioral Healthcare Service
505 Washington Street Suite 606 Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 393-8896

Hampton Roads Clinic
2712 Washington Avenue Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 240-5223

Tidewater Psychotherapy Associates
260 Grayson Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 497-3670


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