Charleston Pregnancy and Postpartum Guide


Finding out that you are pregnant can bring a rush of a million different feelings, thoughts, and plans. Once the initial shock and excitement starts to wear off, you may feel overwhelmed with questions and what comes next in this journey.

It is our hope that with this resource guide, we are able to answer some of those questions for Charleston moms. We hope that this will provide you with some guidance both during your pregnancy and after you give birth.

We want to thank our featured sponsors and businesses listed here.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored guide, presented by our valued local partners. While we love sharing these resources with our readers, we have not personally vetted each individual business represented here and encourage our readers to do their own research to find the best fit for their family. 


Corrective Chiropractic is passionate about helping Charleston moms have their best pregnancy, birth and postpartum recovery! Dr. Kaitlyn Carroll has advanced training in perinatal and pediatric care through the ICPA and is certified in both Birthfit and Webster Technique for expecting mothers. Webster Technique is chiropractic treatment specifically designed to address the changes your body experiences during pregnancy, and has so many amazing benefits.

  • Comfort: A more comfortable pregnancy, allowing you to stay safely active through all three trimesters
  • Relief: Provides natural pain relief for neck and low back pain, sciatic pain, round ligament pain, pubic bone pain, rib pain, and more!
  • Baby: Promotes optimal fetal positioning through proper pelvic alignment
  • Natural: Supports natural labor and delivery, and reduces average labor time
  • Postpartum: Improves healing time and supports you during the fourth trimester

Through focusing on the proper alignment and biomechanics of mom’s pelvis, hips and spine, Dr. Kaitlyn can help you have your healthiest pregnancy and birth!

Ready to make an appointment for pregnancy or postpartum chiropractic care? Please give us a call at (843) 972-3174 or request an appointment through our website. She looks forward to meeting you and your family!

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We buy, sell and trade gently used kids’ items every day – clothes, shoes, toys, equipment and more! There’s no appointment needed, we pay you cash on the spot for your items and we love to trade.

We also carry Charleston’s largest inventory of items for all your kids, from newborns to tweens. Each store has over 200,000 pieces of handpicked items we have purchased from local families.

Don’t forget to sign up for their New Moms Club! Helping you save even more and getting free gifts along the way. For expecting parents through baby’s first year.

We have two convenient Charleston area locations: West Ashley and North Charleston

Stop in a store today to see why we have been voted Charleston’s best kids stores!

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MUSC Women’s Health provides comprehensive health care to meet the changing needs of women. Our multidisciplinary care model ensures the safest care and best patient experience for mother and baby whether a low risk pregnancy or a high-risk obstetrical case requiring our nationally recognized maternal-fetal medicine specialists.


MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion opened in February 2020. This innovative facility houses 36 mother/baby rooms and 82 NICU beds, making it one of the largest NICUs in the region and one of only a few facilities in the country to feature couplet-care rooms where newborns and mothers can recover together. When needed, our specialists include counselors through a seamless collaboration with psychiatrists who specialize in women’s health.


Call us at 843-792-5300 or book an appointment online.

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Under the Almond Trees is the premier baby gear boutique serving the Charleston area offering the latest and greatest baby items to new and expecting parents. Let the staff on King Street help you find everything you need to help dress, feed, stroll, snuggle and play with your baby in style. As your baby grows and changes, so do their needs. Little Almond Blossoms is the sister store to Under the Almond Trees where you can continue to discover great brands, trends and products right next door.

Under the Almond Trees hosts a number of classes where new parents and their families can learn practical skills such as infant CPR, SIDS prevention, and proper car seat installation. To view upcoming classes, check their calendar.


From the earliest weeks of pregnancy through delivery, recovery and those precious, but sometimes anxious postpartum days, Roper St. Francis Healthcare is your trusted partner throughout the childbirth experience. We consider it a privilege to care for families during these tender, memorable moments, and we look forward to welcoming your child with care and compassion, in a birthing experience customized to your family’s wishes.

  • Take a virtual tour of our private, comfortably furnished maternity patient rooms.
  • We offer free e-books, a mobile app, and over 14 in-person childbirth classes. To learn more and to register for a class, visit our class calendar. You can download the “My RSFH Baby” app by visiting your phone’s App Store.
  • The Roper St. Francis Perinatal Center, located at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, cares for women who may experience pregnancy-related complications, such as preterm labor or delivery of multiples. Our board-certified maternal fetal medicine specialists work closely with you and your OB to ensure you and your baby receive the best care possible.
  • Our lactation consultants are certified through the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and offer additional help in the hospital and on the outpatient basis. Additionally, the La Leche League breastfeeding support groups meet at our Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital locations.

For more information and to find a doctor who delivers at our hospitals, visit our website.


Rome Physical Therapy offers direct one-on-one physical therapy care for those with Women’s Health issues. Specific areas of treatment include but are not limited to:

Bladder Leakage

Pelvic Pain / Pelvic Floor Tightness

Pelvic Floor / Core Weakness

Breast cancer treatments and lymphedema

Pregnancy Preparations

Postpartum Rehabilitation

SI Pain/Tailbone Pain/Low back pain

For those of you with Women’s Health issues, it is important to seek advice and learn about what is normal so you can get back to doing things you love!  Don’t struggle with leaks, painful intercourse, diastasis recti, back pain or other uncomfortable postpartum changes. To learn more about these and other women’s health issues, check out my FREE e-books here.

Rome Physical Therapy is striving for the most optimal care for each individual. This approach is designed to incorporate hands on physical therapy in order to empower those to live the best life they could possibly live. There are multiple visit-style options available including office visits located in Mt. Pleasant, home visits, as well as virtual online visits for those busy days you cannot leave home.

Private Therapy Services

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During the pregnancy and postpartum period there are a lot of conditions that can occur which are common, but not normal! This can include signs and symptoms such as pelvic pressure/prolapse, back/pelvic girdle pain, abdominal weakness, diastasis recti, urinary or fecal incontinence (just to name a few!). While it is often thought that the symptoms will resolve after pregnancy or after a period of healing postpartum, you should not suffer through this waiting period! Physical therapy can help you to find relief to your symptoms both during pregnancy and postpartum. We have several treatment options including but not limited to exercise, activity modification, manual therapy, and modalities. Following an examination we will help you decide on a treatment plan that best fits your needs!

Two locations in our area: Charleston and Mount Pleasant 

Your Baby Consultant

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We believe parents know best, but they need a little help. Our purpose is to help parents and babies achieve their best sleep, ease anxiety by providing education on the birthing process and infant care, and assist with nanny referrals. We take the time to listen. Your family is unique and we want to understand what has or hasn’t worked for you and your family. We provide gentle solutions founded in experience and education. Mandy Owens, Owner of Your Baby Consultant, is a registered nurse with over 18 years of experience. Mandy’s extensive background in nursing, maternity care, pregnancy, and postpartum care give her unique insights and expertise. She is also a mom of two rambunctious boys and understands the woes of motherhood first hand. We want you to know you are not alone. We follow up on the routines and solutions we’ve suggested and help you continue to strategize as your baby develops and changes.

Fit Mommy

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Fit Mommy Charleston serves prenatal and postpartum moms by providing stroller-friendly fitness classes that include a mix of cardio, strength and core conditioning for a total body workout. Classes are held Monday through Friday at various locations around the Lowcountry. Our members also enjoy play dates, Moms’ Night Out events and Saturday morning family workouts. We offer flexible memberships and no sign up fees. Together we sweat, play and share life. Come join our community! 

Katie Guffey, owner

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Have questions or need more information about participating in our Pregnancy and Postpartum Guide?

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New and expecting moms are always looking for recommendations from a trusted friend and we would love to hear why your business should be part of this Pregnancy and Postpartum Guide! Get the word out about why moms of the Charleston area need to know about you! Contact us below to get started.

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Karla Ciokiewicz
Hello! My name is Karla Ciokiewicz (bonus points if you can pronounce it). I'm a mom of two girls under two and a wife to my awesome husband Lee. My husband and I moved to Charleston from Indiana after we married in 2016 by orders of the United States Air Force. Since we've been in Charleston we bought our first home, welcomed our two beautiful girls into the world, made lots of new friends and are enjoying everything about the area...except the bugs! To say our life has been busy since we said our I Do's would be a huge understatement, but we are loving the crazy family life we're building together. As a mom of two small children free time is hard to come by, but when I'm not busy wiping up messes, noses or bottoms you can find me at the nearest craft store looking for projects to add to my "to be completed" stockpile