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Fort Wayne & Allen County Resources


Babywearers of Northeast Indiana (BWNI)

The mission of BWNI is to provide community, support, and education for babywearing families, caregivers, and advocates in Northeast Indiana.

La Leche League of Fort Wayne

All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call one of our Leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies are always welcome at our meetings.

Meeting Information

Meetings are held the second Wednesday morning and third Thursday evening of every month. Check our Facebook page for meeting announcements!

Leader Information

La Leche League Leaders are experienced mothers who have breastfed their own babies and who have been trained and accredited by La Leche League International to help mothers and mothers-to-be with all aspects of breastfeeding. They are available by phone whenever you have breastfeeding questions or concerns.


Breastfeeding Friendly Fort Wayne

Breastfeeding Friendly Fort Wayne works to empower women's natural rights to breastfeed anytime, anywhere by educating businesses and the community on state laws regarding breastfeeding in public.

Childbirth Education

Birth Matters

Birth Matters is a resource for quality, independent prenatal and postpartum classes and workshops.  We seek to provide excellent education to families allowing them to enter into childbirth and parenthood prepared to make the best decisions for their families.  Please visit our website for class descriptions, schedules and registration.  

Fort Wayne Natural Childbirth

Natural Childbirth WorkshopGoing above and beyond the information provided in standard childbirth classes, the Natural Childbirth Workshop covers everything couples need to know to have a natural childbirth that is empowering, satisfying and comfortable. Emphasis is placed on the tools and information couples need to succeed in the goal of having an unmedicated childbirth. 

Cloth Diapering

Fort Wayne Cloth Diapers

Fort Wayne Cloth Diapers is an online community for anyone wishing to cloth diaper, currently cloth diapering, wanting to learn more about cloth, or wanting to sell their stash locally. Questions, advice, and conversations about cloth diapers are all welcome here.


Share the Love

Share the Love is a national cloth diaper bank that works to achieve one goal: eliminate diaper need and poverty in our local communities.

Through education, resources and support, Share the Love does more than just distribute diapers. It teaches people about the underlying effects of poverty such as diaper need. It enables more parents to provide their babies with clean diapers. It allows a family to buy better meals, pay a bill and save for the future. But most importantly, Share the Love provides hope to those who need a caring, helping hand.

Doula Services

Appleseed Doula Services

I provide birth doula services involving prenatal birth planning and continuous labor support to the families of Fort Wayne and surrounding areas. I am an active member of the Doula Network of Fort Wayne.

Lauren Hale, Birth Doula

Lauren helps families-to-be have easier, more enjoyable births so they can begin their parenting journey with confidence. Services include continuous, one on one pre-birth, labor, and early postpartum support which helps families feel prepared and confident.  Lauren serves families in northeast Indiana, including Allen, Dekalb, and Noble counties.

Sacred Lane Birth Services

My name is Kirsten Lane and I am a Birth/Postpartum Doula, as well as a Placenta Encapsulator.


Earthen Vessels Nurse-Midwifery LLC

Janis Chrissikos CNM
Earthen Vessels Nurse-Midwifery LCC provides full-scope nurse-midwifery services to families living Northeast Indiana in Allen County/Fort Wayne and surrounding counties. Services include well-woman care and preventative screenings plus all-inclusive prenatal, home birth and postpartum care for healthy mothers and babies. We also offer nitrous oxide for labor pain relief. Lab tests, ultrasounds, diagnostic tests, prescription medication, pap smears, women’s health, and common ailments can all be managed by your midwife at Earthen Vessels Nurse-Midwifery.
Parenting Support Groups

AP/Gentle Parenting Moms of Northeast Indiana

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