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Amelia Foster Physical Therapy
Amelia Foster
4125 Portola Dr.
Santa Cruz , CA 95066
(831) 204-8429

Pelvic floor physical therapy and integrative wellness coaching focusing on yoga, Pilates, gentle bodywork, and holistic management of women's health
Bay Area Babywearing

BAB promotes the practical art and skill of babywearing through support and education for local caregivers. Each of our free monthly meetings provides the opportunity for free 1 to 1 support for your babywearing practice, as well as a lending library of carriers which may be borrowed at low cost.

Meetings are the 2nd Sunday of every month...
- Santa Cruz Babywearing: 10-12 @ the Circle Family Center (245 Sea Ridge Rd, Aptos)
- Watsonville Babywearing*: 1-3 @ Raîces y Cariño (1205 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville)

*Bilingual Services Available
Beth Lilienthal - Postpartum Doula Care
Beth Lilienthal, PCD
Santa Cruz County , CA
(831) 588-7367

You have done an amazing job carrying and birthing your's now time for you and your family to be cared for as well! As a postpartum doula, I am honored to be invited into your home during this exciting time. Your postpartum support is just as important as your prenatal care. With my physical and emotional support for you, your baby, and your family - the transition into parenthood can be a smooth one. Every family is unique and my support will change as your family's needs change in those early days, weeks, and months. I offer morning and nighttime care; educating and assisting you in everything newborn, soothing techniques, coping skills, breastfeeding assistance, bottle feeding, nutritious snacks, and meals - all of which can help you rest and recover and focus your energy on bonding with your new baby. I am a certified postpartum doula through DONA International and a Nursing Mothers Counselor. I have had many hours of training in breastfeeding assistance. Sliding scale if needed. Medi-Cal accepted.
Brie Buxton, Birth Doula
Brie Buxton

(831) 359-2668

As a Full Spectrum Doula of color, specializing in birth support, my role in a family's journey to parenthood is to help instill and bolster your innate confidence, provide information, and fully support your decisions. No matter how a family comes together - be it through adoption, surrogacy, long-planned or unexpected pregnancy, loss or abortion, my goal is to support & honor your experience in a judgement-free, open hearted way.
Silicon Valley Midwives
Charlette Bright, LM CPM
1101 S. Winchester Blvd.
Suite M257
San Jose , CA 95128
(408) 454-8556

Midwifery team Charlette Bright, LM CPM and Stephanie Kerwin, LM CPM provide home birth, hybrid care, well person exams, and childbirth education in Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz County.
Megan Bunch
(650) 722-0614

Expectant parents have many options available to them in terms of prenatal and postpartum care. My goal is to help navigate the maze of options. I offer birth and postpartum doula services as well as group and private childbirth education classes and prenatal yoga class.
Casa Natal Birth Center
Melissa Dean LM CPM
246 Union Ave
Los Gatos , Ca 95032
(408) 337-2830

Free-standing Birth Center located in Los Gatos and Morgan Hill run by Licensed and Certified Professional Midwives providing comprehensive prenatal, birth, postpartum care as well as newborn care, well-women care and Functional Medicine. We support birth center birth as well as home birth in the Bay Area from Redwood City to Watsonville.
Cascade Doula Care
Nicole Lakey
Scotts Valley , CA 95066
(702) 569-2257

After a 15-year career in the medical field, Nicole has pursued her true passion of supporting families during the transformational process of childbirth as a birth doula. She has discovered her true calling. Nicole is married and has three children. Her easygoing, confident, and approachable personality, along with her good sense of humor, helps put families at ease. Nicole works well with hospital staff, birth center staff, and home birth providers, viewing her role as a team member who helps create a calm and supportive birth environment. She maintains an unbiased approach to childbirth, providing families with education and information, and empowering them to speak up. Nicole brings a variety of tools to assist families in making the best decisions for themselves. She is an expert in the use of the birth sling and provides hands-on, loving care and physical support.
Central Coast Doula Services
Nora Yerena
Watsonville , CA
(559) 287-8934

Empowering the Mother through Evidence-Based Care - Birth and postpartum support, breastfeeding educators, and evidence-based parenting education. Our specialties include: natural & medicated birth; Cesarean & VBAC delivery; LGBT, adoption, & surrogate families; premature birth; and multiples.
Madrone Midwifery
Madrone Mireille Cervelli
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 566-1167

Madrone Mireille has been providing birth support locally for over 19 years. As a midwife they provide primary prenatal care in the comfort of your home including water birth, postpartum care, and lactation support. As a monitrice they provide labor support and concierge medical monitoring at home for people planning hospital births. Specialties include: LGBTQ+, gender inclusive, trauma informed care, VBAC, unique family units
Natural Bridges Doula
Holly Chargin
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 295-4080

As a postpartum doula, I'm there to ensure you and your family are taken care of during the postpartum period. You've worked hard to bring your baby into this world, now I'm here to help with all things postpartum. Whether its newborn education, feeding support, household maintenance, or just being an extra set of hands, I'm there for you and will meet you where you are at. If you are in need of reduced fees, don't hesitate to reach out. I'm dedicated to reducing barriers to help make postpartum care more accessible.

Serving Santa Cruz county and the surrounding areas.
Ruth Coffin
315 Brackney Rd
Ben Lomond , CA 95005
(650) 400 4237

Honor the amazing changes as your baby grows with Prenatal Massage, and deepen the level of relaxation you can achieve for healthy birthing. Supports couples struggling with infertility using 1:1 relaxing touch and receptivity exercises. Nationally Certified and recognized by Allure Magazine, "Best of" 2004, for Prenatal Massage.
Community Bridges WIC (Women, Infants & Children)
18 West Lake Ave Ste. A
Watsonville , CA 95076
Bi-lingual, bi-cultural breastfeeding support and counseling and breast pump loans for WIC participants.
Live Oak Acupuncture
Marcia Connelly, DTCM, LAc, Dipl.OM
245 Sea Ridge Road
(The Circle Family Center)
APTOS , CA 95003
(831) 8187051

I am doctor of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, licensed in CA since 2009. I am a member of Birth Point of Santa Cruz. My approach to healthcare includes an east/west integrative perspective when working with:women's health, prenatal/postpartum, pediatric/teen wellness, fertility, pain management, and emotional balancing. I will offer sliding scale for cases of financial hardship. Se Habla Espanol.
Seek Optimal Health, P.C.
Lee Ann Cuny, D.O.
550 Water Street, Suite K4
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 423-2298

Osteopathic physician double-boarded in osteopathic manipulation and integrative medicine, comfortable treating all ages. Extensive training in cranial and biodynamic osteopathy. Additional training in homeopathy, nutritional supplements, detoxification, and hormone balancing. Non-invasive myofascial laser treatments and collaboration with dentists doing infant frenectomies to support successful breastfeeding and long-term orofacial function.
Wild Creek Healing Arts
Inna Dagman
320 River street
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(415) 6724259

Inna is a birth doula and a licensed massage therapist specializing in Craniosacral therapy for the pre-natal-postpartum continuum, including work with infants.
Points for Wellness
Beth Dorsey, LAc, FABORM
4841 Soquel Dr
Soquel , Ca 95073
(831) 475-1055

I am a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist and I specialize in fertility, endocrinology, pre and postnatal care. I am a Board Certified Fertility Specialist and work with many of my patients from preconception to post birth and beyond. I have attended many births and am available for labor and delivery. Insurance accepted.
Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry
Ariana Ebrahimian
5 Erba Ln, Ste A
Scotts Valley , CA 95066
(831) 438-4411

We are an integrative dental practice providing tongue and lip tie releases for newborns through adults. We utilize the LightScalpel CO2 laser, encourage a collaborative approach, and have a screening program to monitor proper orofacial growth as the child grows.
True Nature Chiropractic
Isabel Eden
4895 Capitola Rd
Capitola , Ca 95010
(831) 205-3146

Dr. Isabel has completed post graduate training in perinatal and pediatric care. She provides specific and gentle care throughout pregnancy as well as for babies and children. Using a variety of techniques including chiropractic, craniosacral, and soft tissue work. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is Webster certified. She sees her role as a facilitator to bring balance and to provide the optimal environment for your body to thrive.
Crandell Chiropractic
Kerri Crandell
6530 Highway 9
Felton , CA 95018
(831) 335-9300

Dr. Kerri Crandell has been a licensed chiropractor serving the people of the San Lorenzo Valley since 2000. She specializes in family care and has had intensive training in pediatric, prenatal and post-partum chiropractic. She is a pediatrics professor at Palmer College of Chiropractic West, a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association, is Webster Certified. As a chiropractor with experience, Dr. Kerri is committed to promoting optimal health and well being of her patients.

Maria Fernandez Manual Therapy
Maria Fernandez
108 Locust St, Suite 3
Santa Cruz , ca 95060
(831) 818-3237

Supporting pregnant women to feel comfortable in their bodies as they change and grow so that they can be relaxed and strong as their bodies transform. In addition, providing support postpartum to reconnect and reintegrate into the body.

I work with a sliding scale
FIT4MOM Santa Cruz
Carolyn Eckman, Owner
Santa Cruz County , CA
(831) 287-6344

FIT4MOM Santa Cruz provides exercise classes, playgroups, and events for parents and caregivers in all stages of their parenting journey. Many of our classes and programs are offered at low or no cost with the goal of making strength and community accessible to all families.
Full Moon Birth and Family Wellness Center
Sunshine Tomlin, LM
701 Mission St
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 454-8031

Full Moon Family Wellness and Birth Center offers services beginning with fertility, throughout the childbearing year and beyond. We have services for every family regardless of intended place of birth. Nourishing individuals, families, and our community.
Sunmind Therapy
Genine Leighton
5161 Soquel Drive
Suite E
Soquel , California 95073

Welcoming a new baby into the world can be a joyous event as well as one filled with immense challenges. Some of these challenges may include sleep deprivation, inadequate nutrition, hormonal issues, identity changes and shifts in our relationship with others. In addition, many women experience depression, anxiety, panic, disturbing thoughts and feelings of hopelessness. I offer individual and couple's therapy to help with these transitions as you enter this new chapter of life.
Yoga Doula Care
Kate Giampapa Friel
40 Sears Circle
Soquel , CA 95073
(973) 615-6319

My offerings as a Doula are to provide you with education during pregnancy, help you prepare for labor and delivery through yoga and breath work, prenatal massage, as well as be a calm and confident advocate for you and your family during your BIRTH day! I will set you up for success and prep you for the "fourth trimester". I support all families regardless of your background. Please call me and let's see if we are a good fit! Congratulations on your pregnancy!
Kelsey Gonzalez
Kelsey Gonzalez is a registered dietitian specializing in prenatal/postpartum nutrition, women's health and weight management. Kelsey is extremely passionate about teaching others how to eat healthfully, and support the many changes that a woman's body endures throughout pregnancy, postpartum and beyond.
GroovaRoo Dance Santa Cruz
Carolyn Eckman
(831) 287-6344

You're invited to a babywearing dance party! GroovaRoo Dance is a community-centered babywearing soul line dance class designed to help nurture the bond between babies and their caregivers with fun dances to popular songs and lots of opportunity for families to have fun together. No dance experience required.
HAND of the Bay Area
Kristie Shulman, HAND of Santa Cruz Facilitator
(831) 438-4513

HAND (Helping After Neonatal Death) is a volunteer group of parents who have experienced the loss of a baby before, during or after birth. We offer empathetic peer support to parents and their adult loved ones during the normal mourning following miscarriage, stillbirth, interruption of a wanted pregnancy due to a prenatal diagnosis or for maternal health, premature birth, SIDS, or infant death in the first year of life. We offer several types of support group meetings: Grief, Early Pregnancy Loss, Parenting After Loss, and Subsequent Pregnancy; one-on-one peer support; information and resources for bereaved parents and professionals; presentations and bereavement care sensitivity training for healthcare providers; and limited financial assistance to help eligible families with funeral expenses. All services are free.

Healthy Dragon
Dr. Sally Sherriff, CTOM, MTCM, L.Ac, DAOM
320 River Street
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(831) 508-0101

Dr. Sally provides Holistic Health Care for babies, children and families.

Getting to the root cause of dis-ease, gentle treatments can include therapeutic massage, Shonishin, moxibustion, acupuncture, Energy (Qigong) healing, NAET, cupping, Gua Sha, and Nutritional and Herbal recommendations. Strengthen the immune system, balance digestive Qi, nourish blood, Yin and Yang and clear & release negative harmful beliefs and thoughts.

The wisdom of Ancient Energy Medicine offers a whole person approach for transformative healing. Bringing vitality and harmony to the physical body, the mind and the vibrations of the Spirit. For physical and emotional pain, musculo-skeletal & neurological issues, stress and anxiety, skin, rashes, ear aches, allergies, digestive complaints, asthma, lung problems, auto-immune disorders, developmental concerns, ADHD and Autism and other issues.

Dr. Sally offers monthly pediatric Lunar Treatments, near the time of the full moon time, a tradition she brought from Japan, where she lived and studied for over 6 years.

Tele-health appointments available for established patients.
Financial hardship rates available and Medi-Cal for children accepted.
Dr. Sally speaks Spanish, French, Chinese and Japanese.

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Healy Chiropractic
Krista Healy DC
9019 Soquel Dr. Ste 1C
Aptos , CA 95003
(831) 419-9289

Dr. Krista Healy is a 2000 Palmer West Graduate with a diplomate in OB/GYN, Webster technique and spinning babies certification. She is the mother of two girls. She believes in combining traction, stretching, massage and education with each adjustment for the best results to pre and post natal women. She accepts cash/check/credit cards, Health Savings Plans and provides superbills for out of network PPO. Free Consults, $70 Exams (30 min), $70 treatments (30 min).
Vital Lymph with Vanessa Hemingway
Vanessa Hemingway
P.O. Box 2580
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 705-3014

Vanessa Hemingway, OTR, CLT specializes in lymphatic drainage massage, a soothing and effective form of detoxifying the body during and after pregnancy. Reduce swelling and risk of varicose veins, improve circulation for mom and baby, decrease carpal tunnel and nerve-related symptoms, improve labor outcomes and newborn health, speed healing after c-section, feel better and experience restorative sleep!
Ananda Doula Care
Ana Hernandez
Santa Cruz County , CA
(831) 239-4893

I love integrating my background in parenting and bilingual education within the holistic services I provide women and their families as a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula. As a certified Innate Postpartum Care Provider I support the physiologic needs of the newborn mother/baby to promote optimal postpartum healing, health and well-being. Bilingual services and discounts available.
Holistic Sister
Gretchen Retka
Santa Cruz , CA 95065
(218) 851-7556

Certified Professional Birth Doula Activist
Certified Massage Therapist
Placenta encapsulation
With hundreds of births supported in the last 12 years as a Certified Doula, it is with a warm heart & open mind I offer support. Pre & postnatal massages, a focus on optimal fetal positioning through spinning babies exercises & other body balancing techniques for comfort pre & during labor. Combining my background in performing arts (movement/body studies) yoga, meditation/mindfulness & a lifetime caring for children. Called to this work through my dreams & lineage (Grandmother was a L &D nurse)
Holistic Women's Wellness
Shannon Innis CYI, CMP, AIMI
5905 Soquel Drive
Suite 200
Soquel , California 95073
(831) 4197552

Providing massage and yoga services for women and infants during the child-bearing year and beyond. Shannon lovingly supports women as they are born into mothers with prenatal/postpartum massage, private infant massage instruction, mobile prenatal, couples and postpartum yoga instruction. "My life's work is supporting women physically and emotionally."
Hygeia Breast Pumps
Marcy Ziesing
45 Belle Ave.
San Anselmo , CA 94960
(415) 8199862

Hygeia Pro, hospital-grade performing, cordless breast pump, 100% covered by insurance. Free extra accessories for most insurances and a free mobile app for everyone! We do all of the insurance work, ships FedEx. Order:
Golden Chiropractic
Goldberry Jacques-Maynes
9053 Soquel Drive
Aptos , CA 95003
(831) 661-5577

Dr. Goldi specializes in the care of prenatal and postpartum patients. With over 15 years of clinical experience she is also trained in several prenatal care techniques: Webster Technique, Spinning Babies and Dynamic Body Balancing/Cranial Sacral Unwinding (Level I, II and III). Dr. Goldi provides patient centered care that may include: manual adjusting, craniosacral release, Activator, drop, soft tissue work, and more.
Jenny Johnston, L.Ac., FABORM
Jenny Johnston
550 Water St, Building K
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 535-3785

Jenny is deeply dedicated to caring for women and their families before, during and after the perinatal year, using a safe, natural and effective approach. She collaborates with other birth workers as a member of Birthpoint to offer acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, exercise, lifestyle counseling, massage, doula skills, and more to help women achieve a safe, healthy, and satisfying transition into motherhood. Acupuncture can be used in a variety of ways to promote maternal and fetal health through the childbearing year. In many cases it is an ideal form of treatment as it offers women a safe, natural and drug-free way to improve quality of life, provide relief for a multitude of problems that can arise during the perinatal time and prevent them from becoming serous enough to necessitate medical treatment. See website for the many conditions acupuncture can help during the perinatal year:
Jenny Putt Physical Therapy
1001 Delaware Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 227-4331

Jenny specializes in perinatal pelvic floor physical therapy. She serves those who are trying to conceive, pregnant and postpartum. She offers a wide range of services both virtual and in-person including individual and group pelvic floor physical therapy, workshops, online programs and fitness programming. She will be offering childbirth education soon. Jenny believes every individual should have access to pelvic floor health especially those having children. She treats diagnoses such as incontinence, prolapse, diastasis recti, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction and all orthopedic pains such as low back, neck, hip, sacral, shoulder and wrist. Her treatments are individualized and use a combination of hands on manual therapy and exercise with an emphasis on functional weight lifting since everyone who has a kid lifts a progressively heavier weight all day!
Kaplan Chiropractic
Jeffrey Kaplan
154 Forest St.
Boulder Creek , CA 95006
(831) 338-0677

Dr. Jeffrey Kaplan has been in practice for 41 years as a family chiropractor taking care of patients through all stages of life including pregnant moms, new born babies and kids. He has an office in Campbell and in Boulder Creek. He was present at the home birth of his daughter and adjusted her five minutes after she was born. His daughter, Dr. Sarah Kaplan has recently joined the practice and they work together in the Campbell office. @kaplanchiropractic
Silicon Valley Midwives
Stephanie Kerwin, LM CPM
1101 South Winchester Blvd.
Suite M-257
San Jose , California 95128
(408) 454-8556

Midwifery team Stephanie Kerwin, LM CPM and Charlette Bright, LM CPM provide home birth, hybrid care, well person exams, and childbirth education in Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz County.
La Leche League of Santa Cruz County
(831) 425-3088

Support for breastfeeding families, special emphasis on the breastfeeding relationship
Warm Line for breastfeeding questions: 831.425.3088
Free Breastfeeding Information and Support; All Ages and Stages; Free Lending Library; Babies and Children, Fathers and Partners welcome! Call or email for meeting times and locations and to request a call back
Roots Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Danae Lane
9019 Soquel drive
Aptos , CA 95003
(831) 216-6552

Infant Feeding Therapist and infant massage educator.
Lavender Moon Doula
Olivia Levine-Gorelick
657 24th Ave
Apt 52
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(510) 7868138

I am a birth and postpartum doula offering whole family centered care. I am also a nanny of 10+ years, and feel especially called to helping you get to know your little one and ease into the transition of new parenthood. I am a certified lactation counselor, childbirth educator and reiki practitioner as well.
Lisa Piediscalzi, L.Ac., IBCLC
Lisa Piediscalzi
(831) 334-7250

Craniosacral therapy and breast/chestfeeding support for newborns-toddlers. Acupuncture and craniosacral therapy for parents during the childbearing years. Housecalls available in Santa Cruz County.
Live Oak Lactation
Becca Scheiblauer
Santa Cruz , CA
(734) 846-9016

Becca is a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who offers warm, non-judgmental infant feeding support via home visits within Santa Cruz County.
Sacred Cycles Midwifery
Serena Russell
Santa Cruz , CA 95063
(707) 484-3403

I am a licensed midwife with over 20 years of experience, providing comprehensive midwifery care to families of all kinds, including individualized prenatal & postpartum care, home birth, water birth, VBAC, & holistic well woman care as well as fertility support including at home inseminations (IUI).
Sarah Hirshland
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 212-2253

Full Spectrum Doula Services. Including fertility, pregnancy, birth and postpartum care. Offering compassionate and dedicated Doula and Family Services.

Sliding scale, and low cost services.
Does not exclude indigenous, people of color or the LGBTQ communities
Connections to local OGBYNS and more
Offers virtual services
New born photography
Birth Story

I look forward to meeting you!
Natalya Lukin, LM, CPM
Natalya Lukin
Santa Cruz , CA

I am a Licensed Midwife offering respectful, holistic, in-home, midwifery care for all families. My services include homebirth and IUI. Please contact me for a free consultation.
Crystal Lyons
(831) 818-4562

Offering loving, nurturing care for new mothers and families. As a mother of three, Crystal brings experience, knowledge and compassion to her work and holds the postpartum season in high regard as a very sacred time in life to be honored and protected. She is a trained herbalist, birth and postpartum doula, certified aromatherapy bodywork practitioner and fitness coach. It is her joy to serve clients with a calm, humble Spirit of gratitude and reverence.
Blossom Acupuncture
Serina Marichiba, L.Ac., Dipl.OM
515 Broadway
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(831) 325-9338

I am a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, in private practice since 2009, with a focus on Women's health including fertility, prenatal care and post-partum wellness. I also treat acute and chronic pain and injuries, cosmetic acupuncture, and facial therapy. My treatments are gentle, yet effective and nourish your innate healing potential. By harmonizing mind, body, and spirit, my treatments help you feel revitalized and refreshed. Some insurance is accepted.
McRorie Parenting
Tina McRorie, MA
Santa Cruz, Monterey and Santa Clara Counties , CA
(831) 332-0864

Tina McRorie is a parenting coach with a Masters Degree in psychology and over 20 years of experience raising her own 2 kids and supporting parents with empathy and sound science. She offers sleep education, online classes and 1-1 coaching for parents from pregnancy to launch. To set up a free 30 minute phone consultation, visit
Sleep Tight
Bruna Mesinovic
9755 Hwy 9
Ben Lomond , CA 95005
(415) 7605476

I teach you how to navigate and succeed on very gentle sleep training.
Twins, triplets, special needs.
Gentle for baby, and for mama.
Night weaning reinforcement, safe sleep
check and baby schedule guidance.
All in one place. Simplified.
Phone call or video conference.
Each method is designed for your family to succeed.
Portal Birthwork
Clara Miller
(415) 244 8352
As a certified birth and postpartum doula I work with families to facilitate empowered and easeful transitions into parenthood. I offer grounded and nourishing whole family care with the ultimate goal of protecting the sacredness of the birth and postpartum time. I am also a certified yoga teacher, meditation instructor, avid home cook, and amateur folk herbalist.
I offer a sliding scale and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Monarch Pilates
Sandy Novembre
4125 Portola Dr.
(831) 4758994

Monarch Pilates is a full service studio offering one on one Physical Therapy, private/semi private Pilates sessions and Reformer classes. We focus on pelvic floor health, alignment, posture and diastasis recti strengthening to help you have a more comfortable pregnancy, delivery and postpartum experience. We are passionate about helping women to enjoy this precious time in their life and empower you to enjoy parenthood with confidence in your strength.

Mother- to - Mother Doula Service
Salle Webber
Santa Cruz County , CA
(831) 331-6158

Santa Cruz's original postpartum doula, with 34 years local experience, offering personal, professional, flexible in-home care for postpartum families. Honoring the tender weeks following childbirth, I support mother, newborn, home and family with nurturing care, relevant information, and gentle guidance. Author of "The Gentle Art of Newborn Family Care"
Nursing Mother's Counsel
Nursing Mothers Counsel
FREE breastfeeding support provided by trained volunteers via phone, email and home visits.

Free Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes held on the 2nd Saturday of every month, 2-5pm at The Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz. For a complete listing of class dates and to register, go to

Empowered Transitions
Patricia Poritzky
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(831) 419 2747

As a Birth and Postpartum Doula, I am dedicated to advocating for and empowering my clients during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum experience. With certifications and experience in massage and yoga, I help create a serene and supportive environment for birthing individuals, regardless of their preferences and circumstances. I have comprehensive knowledge and training in prenatal and postpartum massage, trauma-informed care, home birth, VBAC, nutrition, babywearing, and breastfeeding.
I am also a seasoned life transition doula, in addition to my work as a birth doula. I have supported people and families through significant life changes during divorce, natural disasters, relocations, death, and health problems. My combination of skills and knowledge as both a birth doula, life transition doula and end of life doula, allow me to be a compassionate and knowledgeable source of support for individuals and families throughout all phases of life.
Positive Discipline Community Resources
(831) 476-7284, ext 107

Positive Discipline teaches parents that loving, respectful, and trusting parent-child relationships are the foundation of discipline. Using both kindness and firmness at the same time and modeling respectful parenting, parents can guide children's values, choices, beliefs, and behaviors. All our classes and resources are founded on well-established child developmental theories and trauma-informed research. We make our programs easy to use and cultural responsive so that every family can enjoy the benefits of Positive Discipline.

Parenting classes are FREE and offered in English, Spanish, and Mixteco.
Classes are held in-person and online.
You may text 831-292-4088 to self-refer or refer a client (share name of adult, ages of children birth-young adult, and whether they are interested in heart to heart parent coaching or our classes, and lastly their zip code).
Santa Cruz Midwives Inc
Sharon Potteiger LM, CPM
303 Potrero St #47-201
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 332-3075

With over 50 years of combined experience, Sharon and Serena create a circle of support for you and your family throughout the childbearing year. Complimentary therapies are integrated throughout our practice including acupressure, aromatherapy, homeopathy, herbal remedies, and waterbirth. We want you to be involved in your care and make empowered decisions. Schedule your free interview via our website,
Mahina Midwifery
Shannon Purpuri LM, CPM
Santa Cruz , CA 95065
(808) 333.2909

Offering holistic midwifery care for home birth families. Providing in-home prenatals, waterbirth, personalized postpartum care, placenta encapsulation & well woman care. My practice is based on continuity of care, trust & a deep respect for woman and babies.
Raíces y Cariño | RC Fam
1205 Freedom Blvd
Watsonville , CA 95076
(831) 288-3105

Raíces y Cariño/RC FAM is a Multicultural, Multilingual, Inclusive Community Center.

We offer support for parenting, pregnancy, birth, play center, teens, loss, LGBTQ+, Special Needs, Family Events, Grandparents - Connecting our WHOLE community.

Sliding scale. Todos son bienvenidos aquí.
Lauren Reppy, LMFT
Lauren Reppy
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 216-6522‬

Are you a new or expectant parent? This can be a beautiful and difficult time. I am here to help you navigate the complexity of this experience because I believe that with support, all new families can thrive. I offer non-judgmental, compassionate, and practical Perinatal Psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families.
Endless Possibilities Acupuncture, Inc
Dr. Maureen Rozenn, L.Ac., DAOM, FABORM, Dipl. OM NCCAOM
845 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 426-1093

Dr. Maureen Rozenn was the first female Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) to become a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), a world-wide organization. She enjoys working with women from preconception through postpartum periods.

As a board certified fertility specialist, Dr. Rozenn specializes in working with patients from the preconception phase, throughout pregnancy, into the "4th trimester" or postpartum period. She is especially well versed in helping women through obstacles to pregnancy, and fulfilling their dream of parenthood. Her office buzzes with doctoral students and other licensed acupuncturists who wish to learn from her. However, if patients are not comfortable with observation, they need not worry, their wishes come first and their visit will be a private one with the doctor. Dr. Rozenn combines ancient forms of diagnosis with modern diagnostic techniques such as: laboratory tests, ultrasounds, semen analysis, extensive hormonal panels, etc. She couples ancient Japanese and Classical Chinese acupuncture treatments and herbal formulas, with research-backed, high- quality nutritional supplements and dietary advice. Dr. Rozenn was one of the first acupuncturists in Santa Cruz County to receive her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) with a dual specialization in Women's Health and Pain Management. She has been teaching in doctoral programs throughout the state specializing in fertility and Women's health for the last 10+ years. She deeply enjoys helping women achieve their health goals.
Earth Essence Acupuncture
Jeannine Ruskin LAc CMT
770 26th Avenue, Suite A
Santa Cruz , California 95062
(831) 200-4325

**I am so excited to announce that my practice now has a pre/post-natal Master Massage Table, allowing for safe, comfortable face down treatments at all stages of pregnancy!

I have been called the Acupuncture Fairy by some in the birth community, swooping in to lighten and smooth out tensions and imbalances common during pregnancy, labor and post-partum recovery. I am a Licensed Acupuncturist as well as a Certified Massage Therapist, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, am certified in Five Elements as well as traditional Chinese Medicine, with a focus on balancing body-mind-spirit. I am trained in Western and Eastern herbology, and craft my own Flower Essences and herbal teas and tinctures. My treatments are both nurturing and effective at clearing discomfort in the body, preparing the system on all levels for a healthy organic birth, and providing postpartum balancing. As a Massage Therapist and energy healer for over 20 years, I know how to ease discomfort from the body. There is an option to integrate into treatments Pre-Natal massage, Cranial Sacral, yummy Swedish/Eselan, Deep Tissue, Tui Na, Myofascial Release, and of course cupping or guasha. I also offer monthly Pediatric Lunar Treatments for newborns through age 7, offer outcalls for labor and postpartum support, and accept some insurance providers.
Salud Para La Gente
Jessica Jolley BA, IBCLC
45 Nielson St
Watsonville , CA 95076
(831) 728-0222

Salud Para La Gente offers high quality bilingual breastfeeding support prenatally through weaning. Consults are provided by IBCLC's that work closely with your care providers. Medi-cal, Central Coast Alliance for Health, and many other plans accepted.
Santa Cruz Community Health Centers
250 Locust Street
21507 East Cliff Dr.
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
Our Healthy Pregnancy Program combines high-quality prenatal medical care, health education, and
other social services to best support your through your pregnancy, keeping you and your baby
healthy. This program works with Medi-Cal. We operated two clinics: Santa Cruz Women's Health Center and East Cliff Family Health Center.
Santa Cruz Spine and Sport Chiropractic
Dylan Murray
545 Frederick Street
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 426-4325

Dr. Dylan Murray is a local Chiropractor providing exceptional care for prenatal and pediatric clients. He is certified in Webster Technique and a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association ( Typical treatment includes gentle chiropractic, myofasical release, and therapeutic exercises. Pregnancy-specific tables are available for patient comfort.
Soul Purpose Massage
Stephanie Mabie
9019 Soquel Dr.
Suite LD
Aptos , CA 95003
(831) 566-0258

Therapeutic Massage Therapy
Prenatal (table with belly cutout), Postpartum, Deep Tissue, Craniosacral, Reflexology.
SPIN, Special Parents Information Network
(831) 423-7713
Information for families with children with special needs.
Dancing Birth Perinatal Services
Journey Talkovic, IBCLC/CNM
2621 Placer St.
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 3593098

Journey provides empowering & inclusive in-person & virtual classes in Breast/chest-feeding, Mindful Childbirth Ed., Infant Care and Prenatal/postnatal yoga. Her supportive Lactation Consultant services are available in person or virtually at your home or in her office. She has 20 years of experience supporting new and expectant families.
The Circle Family Center
245 Sea Ridge Rd.
Aptos , Ca 95003
(831) 687-9499

A nonprofit family center supporting families through pregnancy & parenting. Offering childbirth education, pre/postnatal yoga, support groups, workshops and more! Serving families in English & Spanish. Scholarships & sliding scale available.
Tiny Tots Diaper Service, Inc
138 Railway Avenue
Campbell , CA 95008
(408) 866-2900

Compostable diaper service with weekly delivery & pickup to the greater Bay Area. Compostable diapers and wipes will be composted instead of going to the landfill. Breastpump and Baby Scale rental, and nursing supplies.
Christiane Vermeersch Midwife
Christiane vermeersch
903A Rosedale Avenue
Capitola , California 95010
(408) 4089126299

My services include, midwifery care, lactation consultations.
Homeopathy for pregnancy and birth.
Primrose & Lace
Vanessa Wennstrom
Santa Cruz County & Beyond , CA
(831) 325-5030

Offering nursing bra fittings in the comfort of your own home and at select venues/events (see website for our collection of bras and event updates). In addition, as a Lactation Counselor, CLC, since 2010 I have been honored to support our local families as they transition through each new journey.
Santa Cruz Pelvic Health
Taflyn Wilschinsky Jen Rawlins
701 Mission Street
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 461-8075

We are two doctors of physical therapy, (Taflyn and Jen), specializing in pelvic health for the past several years. We love working with folks during pregnancy to prepare for childbirth and resolve pain or other pelvic pelvic health related symptoms that may arise with pregnancy, such as incontinence, prolapse and diastasis, as well as supporting parents with postpartum recovery and return to exercise or other activities. At Santa Cruz Pelvic Health, we use a combination of hands on treatment, movement and exercise training pre and postpartum to address any and all pelvic health concerns and offer virtual sessions if preferred.
Kate Wilson, DACM, LAc, NCCOAM
628 Frederick Street
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 566-4838

As a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, my private family focused practice supports healthy families, pregnancy, fertility, postpartum wellness and pelvic floor conditions such as pain, dysfunction and more. I Co-founded Birth Point Acupuncture Group in Santa Cruz 18 years ago and have 20 years practicing in this wonderful community. As a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Advocate (P.A.I.L.) I offer support for grieving families. I am a mother of two children, both born in this wonderful birth community, one via C-Section and the second via VBAC. Please visit my website to find how we can work together and book you appointment. To your health!
Well Woman Health Coaching
Sarah Wise
PO Box 246
Davenport , CA 95017
(831) 239-6222

I provide support to women during pregnancy and postpartum with massage therapy and health coaching. My health coaching work is centered around helping women prepare for the postpartum period, heal from birth and navigate the postpartum period with more ease.
Womb Song
Amanda West
PO BOX 7345
Santa Cruz , CA 95061

WOMB SONG provides comfort and support to new and expecting parents through music. We offer public and private community singing circles, as well as songs for births and baby blessings. Music taught in this oral tradition offers a simple, accessible and powerful tool for connection and healing, ideal for new parents and babies. Please visit for the latest info and to join our newsletter.