Local Resource List

Here is our recommended list for local businesses and organizations in the Omaha and surrounding areas.  If you would like to be added please contact us.  Thank you.

Resources Index

Pregnancy and Birth Services and Classes

Omaha Childbirth Education – Providing quality pregnancy and birthing classes in Omaha. Features an Early Pregnancy class to help you get started on the right foot!

The Midwife’s Place – First Nebraska Birth Center! Located in Bellevue, NE. Heather Ramsey is the Midwife is the owner. There are 2 birthing rooms, both equipped with large showers and large birthing tubs, exquisitely decorated. There is a large and comfy sitting room for family and friends to wait in and also a kitchen so you can bring food.

UNMC Certified Nurse-Midwifery Services – Preconception Counseling, Pre-Natal Care, Well-Woman Care, Labor and Birth Options, and Postpartum Care.

Quiet Light Foundation Preemie Support Organization- They strive to be Nebraska and Iowa’s leading support system for families with premature children during and after their time spent in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Also, raising awareness and advocating healthy lifestyles.

Omaha Placenta Encapsulation – Taking placenta capsules may help with: energy, milk production, baby blues/moodiness/depression, decreases postpartum bleeding, decreased risk of anemia, and decreased after pains (especially beneficial for moms of more than one child). Mary has personally experienced the benefits of taking placenta capsules after her third child and, compared to her first two, she couldn’t believe the difference in mood and bleeding postpartum.

Baby Love Birth Services – Doula and Pre/During/After Pregnancy Support Classes, Breastfeeding Support and a Refresher course for your 2nd, 3rd or more pregnancies.

Also many of our Doula’s offer childbirth classes — See Below!

Omaha Area Doulas

Omaha Doula Association – A non-profit organization providing professional childbirth support for expectant mothers and their families as well as a network for fellow doulas.

The Modern Doula – I know that having a healthy baby is the most important thing to you. But, your birth experience is important, too. Let me help you design and reach your birth goals. Call or Email for a free consultation.

B-earth Matters – Danielle Miles is a birth doula, placenta encapsulation specialist and belly cast artist. Serving the Council Bluffs/Omaha area.

Agape Birth Services – Doula services by Amber Piller.  Specializes in VBAC’s.

Post-Partum Support

Butterfly Kisses Family Support Services — Focuses on prenatal and postpartum support services, breastfeeding support, mother/baby attachment, infertility issues, perinatal loss, grief and the many transitions that the childbearing years can bring. Located in Bellevue.

Kanesville Therapy LLC — Laura Kinney, LLC, LCSW, LMHP, LISW, PLADC — Passion for mothers struggling with post-partum mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and more.

Eleanore Tardy Shrader, PLMHP – Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic – Passion for post-partum mothers, supportive of breastfeeding, cosleeping and understanding of attachment parenting principles. 402-498-7912 eleanore.shrader@boystown.org

Family Doctors / Pediatricians

Dr. Lisa Whitcomb Omaha Children’s Clinic – She is respectful of attachment parenting, non-vax/delayed vax parents. Promotes breastfeeding. Very popular.

Dr. Brian Finley — He is board certified in Family Medicine. He has been a physician for 26 years and operates his own Family Medicine practice in Bellevue.

Dr. Emilio Arispe at Methodist — He recommends against circumcision, supports extended breastfeeding, and is open to alternative vax… what he told me about vaccinating is that he believes the parents who come to him not wanting the regular schedule have done a lot of research and he respects their views.

Dr. Monty Mathews – Practices Family Medicine at UNMC – Encouraging of natural birth and attachment parenting.

Dr. Laura Wilwerding Located in her new practice, Naturally Healthy Kids – Dr. Wilwerding is an IBCLC as well as a pediatrician and is very supportive of cosleeping and breastfeeding.

Dr. Kelly Shidler Boys Town Pediatrics – She is respectful of non-vax/delayed vax parents. Promotes breastfeeding. However, she also does promote CIO, but would respect you if you don’t.

Dr. Michael Dulac – Supportive of breastfeeding, cosleeping, intact care and parents choice on vaccinations.

Midwifery Support Organizations

Nebraska Friend of Midwives — State-wide midwifery support organization working to make it legal for a CNM to attend homebirths.

ICAN

ICAN is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve child-maternal health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery and promoting Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC).
ICAN of Omaha
ICAN of Central Nebraska
ICAN of Lincoln

Breastfeeding Support

Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition — A network of individual members and organizational partners dedicated to improving the health of Nebraskans by making breastfeeding the norm through education, advocacy and collaboration.

Lactation Consultants

Milkworks O — Milkworks O located in Rockbrook. Anne Easterday and Debbie Erickson are the 2 IBCLC’s there.

Kristen Treat IBCLC — Butterfly Kisses Family Support Services

Dr. Wilwerding IBCLC — Naturally Healthy Kids

Lara Anderson IBCLC — Elite Lactation Professionals

La Leche League

La Leche League of Nebraska — Breastfeeding monthly support group.

La Leche League Omaha — Several locations around Omaha and Bellevue..

Breastfeeding Support of Omaha Facebook Page — Breastfeeding online support group that also meets monthly on the first Thursday of each month. Led by 2 La Leche League leaders.

La Leche League of Lincoln — Chapters Several locations around Lincoln.

Local Milk Sharing Networks

OANP Breastfeeding Support Group Local online support group and milk sharing group

Human Milk 4 Human Babies — Nebraska Chapter Local Milk-sharing network.

Human Milk 4 Human Babies — Iowa Chapter

Eats on Feets Nebraska Another local milk-sharing network.

Eats on Feets Iowa

Local Circumcision Info

Intact Omaha — One Mission. One Body. We are men and women around the Omaha area sharing research-based information on intact care and circumcision.

Intact Iowa — One Mission. One Body. We are men and women across Iowa sharing research-based information on intact care and circumcision.

Natural Baby Stores

Baby Junk — Omaha’s #1 Natural Baby store! Cloth Diapering, toys, baby wearing, nursing wear, baby carriers, and more. Offers various workshops on cloth diapering, baby-wearing, breastfeeding support, and more.

Diaper Du-dee Diaper Service — Serving Omaha, Lincoln and Des Moines — Cloth diaper washing service, and cloth diaper stripping service, they pick-up and deliver. They provide prefolds and also pockets.

Child Safety and Advocacy

Safe Kids USA — Safe Kids USA is a nationwide network of organizations working to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the leading cause of death and disability for children ages 1 to 14. They educate families, provide safety devices to families in need and advocate for better laws to help keep children safe, healthy and out of the emergency room. Services include Car seat safety and installation, Bike safety, Fire Safety, and Home safety. Also knowledgeable on car seats, children’s products and crib recalls. Please see their Event Calendar for upcoming carseat check events throughout the state of Nebraska.

Safe Kids Omaha Chapter — For Douglas county please call 402-898-7351, 402-331-3333, or 402-502-8850 to schedule an appointment to have your car seat installed or inspected.

Safe Kids Lincoln Chapter — Please call 308-650-5555 or to schedule an appointment to have your car seat installed or inspected.

Safe Kids Sarpy and Cass County — Chapter For Sarpy county contact: 402-291-SEAT or e-mail carseats@bellevue.net and for Cass county please call 402-898-7351 to have your car seat installed or inspected.

Safe Kids Three Rivers — Serving Dodge, Saunders and Washington Counties. Please call 402-898-7351 to make an appointment to have your car seat installed or inspected.

Safe Kids Loess Hills — Serving Pottawattamie and Mills County IA — Please call Jessica at 712-256-9566 ext. 28 to schedule an appointment to have your car seat installed or inspected.

Indoor & Outdoor Play — Museums, Gyms, Libraries and more

Ultimate Guide of Things to Do with Kids in Omaha

Holistic Dentistry and Kid-Friendly Dentists

Mercury Free and Mercury Safe, Holistic, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. James Lewer is a holistic, mercury free and mercury safe dentist and he is dedicated to practicing safe and healthy dentistry. His mission is to treat his patients in the most healthy, caring, holistic way possible and to share information about dental wellness with his patients so that they may make educated decisions about their oral health.

Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry — Specializing in treating infants, children and teenagers. Our goal is to help make your child’s dental care as easy, comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry — Offers specialized dental care for infants, children and young adults.

Pediatric Optometrists and Opthamologists

Optometrists
Recommendations Needed!

Ophthalmologists
Boys Town Pediatric Ophthalmology — Boys Town Pediatric Ophthalmology specializes in the medical care, diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders and diseases that are unique to children.

Midwest Eyecare — Dr. Kathryn Hodges specializes in pediatric muscle surgery (strabismus). Dr. Hodges is also a parent and well-read on the topics of learning disorders including dyslexia, so her first goal is to provide parents with the treatment options available to them.

Pediatric Ophthalmology Associates, P.C. — Dr. Sebastian J. Troia, M.D. Pediatric Ophthalmologist


Chiropractors

Essentials Family Chiropractic and Wellness — Chiropractic care for all ages, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Infant Massage, Prenatal Care. Very popular amongst this community.

Meylor Chiropractic — Located in Gretna, Dr. Meylor is a third generation Chiropractor also certified in Acupuncture.

Aligned Health & Wellness — Dr. Melissa S. Waszak is a chiropractor serving West Omaha and the surrounding communities of Elkhorn, Bennington, and Gretna. She offers complete family care for all ages including pregnancy.

Millard Wellness Center — Dr. Sheri Millard and Dr. Erin Komp offer multiple specialties including Webster technique and pediatric chiropractic. They also offer acupuncture and cold laser therapy.

Elite Family Chiropractic — Dr. Vanessa Green focuses on children and pregnant moms as well as the rest of the family. She also offers allergy testing.

Radiant Life Chiropractic — Dr. Andrew Kamerman specializes in pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders.

Alternative Health

Land of Milk and Honey Herbs  – Land of Milk and Honey Herbs is an Omaha based wellness business focused on using botanical medicine to support your health goals.  Clinical herbalist and registered aromatherapist Kate Bodmann offers personal consultations to discuss your health concerns and uses traditional techniques to determine an herbal protocol to help bring you back into balance.

Omaha Whole Living – Omaha Whole Living is a cooperative endeavor focused on providing opportunities to learn, grow and share while nourishing your mind, body and spirit. Retail offerings are by local artisans. Classes are offered by a variety of talented and inspirational people from our community who will share their passions.

Four Winds Healing Center — Herbal and Nutritional Counseling, Massage Therapy, Shirodhara, Herbs and Dispensary, Herb Classes and Workshops, Supervised cleansing and detox programs, Lifestyle counseling, Accessory traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic healing practices (moxa, cupping, etc.), EQH and Medical Chi Kung, and Tai chi and chi kung private classes.

Whole Health Omaha — Formerly known as ‘Alternatives’, Whole Health Omaha offers several services including detoxification programs, LED therapy, Nutrition therapy, Breast thermography, skincare and anti-aging and more. Workshops on various holistic topics. Also offers skincare and nutritional products.

Yoga for Women and Families with Carole Westerman — Meet other expectant mothers as you embark on the amazing journey to motherhood. Strengthen, tone and relax as you learn labor strategies and breathing techniques through yoga. Prenatal Yoga can help bring joy to your pregnancy and labor, making them some of the most meaningful experiences of your life!

Omaha Integrative Care — OIC is dedicated to helping people cope with everyday challenges and navigate transitions in their lives- pregnancy, infertility, loss, illness, anxiety, depression or any other stress that brings about imbalance. OIC bring the most effective mind/body therapies under one roof — yoga, massage, acupuncture, nutrition and counseling. Everything about the center cocoons you in support, from the meditative energy of the building itself to the integrative approach of our practitioners.

Advanced Allergy & Wellness Solutions — Nurse Practioners Julie Jahn, Cindy Quick and Karla Tunink offer non-invasive therapy to help eliminate allergic reactions and sensitivities using natural medicine, acupressure and modern nursing practices. Infant & Child friendly.

Natural Haircare

Salon Eleven — Robin Siragusa, Owner and Stylist — Carries ‘Simply Organic’ hair coloring and other hair products.

Pigtails and Crewcuts — Kid-friendly haircuts, Pigtails and Crewcuts proudly carries Original Sprout products. Original Sprout hair products are free and clean, containing no parabens, nanoparticles, petroleum oils, gluten, soy or dairy.

Salon Z Studios on West — Maple Studio 105 Brandon Sessions offers vegan hair care and hair color products. Specializes in fun and unique cuts for kids and adults.

Green Organizations

Green Omaha Coalition — Promoting a healthy, sustainable community through partnerships, policy, and smart solutions.

Earth Day — Omaha The Earth Day Omaha Coalition is dedicated to increasing public awareness of environmental issues through annual Earth Day events and activities.

Keep Omaha Beautiful — Non-profit organization dedicated to litter reduction, beautification and education on solid waste issues.

Carseat Recycling

Omaha
Offutt Collision Repair 10106 South 15th St (corner of 15th and Cornhusker) Bellevue, NE 68123 (402)291-5599
Curbside Rewards/Recycle Bank 10330 I St #100 Omaha, NE 68127 (402)763-2278
Lincoln
Tracy’s Body Shop South: 1500 Center Park Rd Lincoln, NE 68512 (402)441-4820
North: 4538 Cornhusker Hwy Lincoln, NE 68504 (402)441-4820

Nutrition Businesses

Natural Grocers — Omaha Central Grocery store and huge selection of vitamins and supplements.

No Name Nutrition — No Name Nutrition Market’s are Omaha’s oldest and most experienced health food stores.

Jane’s Health Market — Shop and cafe. Also one of the Nebraska Food Co-op’s drop off locations.

Green Acres Natural Foods Market — Council Bluffs, IA premier health food store.

Healthy Restaurants

GreenBelly — Eco-friendly establishment that serves environmentally responsible food. Kid-friendly. $

The Grey Plume — “Greenest Restaurant in the Nation” serving fine cuisine and extensive wine list. $$$

Jason’s Deli — 2 Omaha Locations — 72nd and Dodge and 123rd and L Street — Offers several organic options in addition to regular food. Breakfast and Lunch. Salad Bar with organic offerings. Catering and more! Kid-friendly. $-$$

Table Grace Cafe — To foster a healthy community by offering great food prepared and served in a graceful manner to anyone who walks through the door. Gourmet Pizza, Salad and Soup with no set price, different dishes prepared daily, fresh and organic ingredients when available. There is no cash register, instead we are funded by a donation box. Patrons may donate or serve. Kid-friendly.

Dolce Cafe — We work with local farmers to bring fresh taste and nutrients to your plate. We source organics wherever, and as much as we can manage, on a weekly basis. $$-$$$

Soup-N-More — We offer your family a variety of dehydrated soups, breads and dip mixes that bring your family that home-made fresh taste with the convenience of a mix. All of our soups are free of preservatives, MSG, and added salts. All mixes are appropriate for a Vegetarian lifestyle. Most mixes are appropriate for the Vegan lifestyle. (402)374-2287, 4ffarms@gmail.com

Twisted Cork Bistro — Bistro, Tavern and Restaurant serving Natural, Local Food and Northwest Wine. $$-$$$

Caffeine Dreams — Vegetarian/Vegan restaurant located at 4524 Farnam St. Open 7 days a week. (402)932-2803 $

Block 16 — Block 16 is a locally-owned restaurant that’s hell-bent on creating fresh, fun, street-style food. We work hard to source your meals from local, humanely-raised and preservative-free ingredients as often as we can. We buy quality ingredients from companies that share a similar philosophy.

Pig and Finch — Specializing in seasonal, farm-to-table cuisine, with French, English, and American influences. (Gastropub)

Kitchen Table — Real food made from scratch using the best local ingredients we can find.

Modern Love — Swanky vegan comfort food serving dinner and Sunday brunch.

Local Co-ops

Nebraska Food Cooperative – Nebraska farmers, gardeners, and craftspeople come together through this cooperative to offer you the best of the best.

Frontier Co-op – A Facebook group that orders monthly from Frontier Natural Products Co-op.

Thrifty Omaha Moms – Co-op Pick-up only co-op in Omaha that purchases from local farms, Melissa & Doug, and various other businesses in bulk to help you save money.

Local Farms and CSA’s

Pin Oak Place – Owned and operated by Daniel Rosmann and Ellen Walsh-Rosmann, Pin Oak Place is focused on good, fresh, flavorful food that’s good for the earth, our community and your family’s health. Located in Harlan, IA.

Rosmann Family Farms – A business owned and operated by Ron and Maria Vakulskas Rosmann and his sons, is located four miles northwest of Harlan, Iowa in Shelby County. Ron has farmed this land where he was raised since 1973. The farm has been certified organic since 1994, the beef operation since 1998, and pork operation since 2004. Farm store open Wednesday-Saturday, 9-5.Other hours, call before you come. (712)627-4653Address: 1222 Ironwood Rd, Harlan, IA 51537Email: rrosmann@fmctc.com

Chisholm Family Farm – We are a large family funning a small family farm located in Elmwood — conveniently located close to both Lincoln and Omaha. We are a pasture based farm offering grass-fed products from our family to yours. It’s our mission to provide nourishing foods for healthy families. Laura (402)440-0409 or Andy (402)450-2840. For questions, comments or to schedule a tour… please email: laura@chisholmfamilyfarm.com

Tomato Tomato – We are a year-round indoor Farmer’s Market that is open to the public and carries locally grown, raised and made products such as tomatoes, cucumbers, meats, greens, eggs, cheese, honey, jams, herbs, and much more. Many of our products are natural and organically certified products.

Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska – Welcome to Buy Fresh Buy Local® Nebraska. Here you can find BFBL’s Food Guide of farmers’ markets and community-supported agriculture providers, restaurants and groceries that offer local foods, and local farmers and ranchers who grow and produce local Nebraska foods and products. As well as much more information about local foods.

Local Work-At-Home Moms

J Boo Baby – Fresh and fun items for babies and tots. I am stay at home mom who loves to create things for my little guy. Now I want to pass my love of creativity on to you and your family.

Norwex  – Amanda Kuehmichel – Our mission at Norwex is to improve quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes. In addition, the Norwex products make cleaning faster and more cost effective than traditional cleaning products.

Mimi’s Cloth Diapers – Mimi’s Cloth Diapers is a family business created by mom, Mindy, and daughter, Angie. We strive to make cute and affordable cloth diapers.

Usborne Books – Brandi Jorgenson – Usborne books are high quality educational books for children from birth to young adult.

Robins Real Time Pain Away – Best smelling, fastest penetrating pain relief cream on the market.

Jamberry – Lucy Nissen – Fun and stylish high quality heat activated vinyl nail wraps that last up to 2 weeks on hands and 4 weeks on toes. Hundreds of styles to choose from!

Ava Anderson Non-Toxic – Jen Engelbart – Quality skincare, bodycare, haircare, kids, mens and more products without harmful chemicals.