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Providers for Doula (Birth)

A birth doula is experienced in normal birth and offers physical, emotional, and informational support for pregnant women through the labor and birth. Studies are clear that using a birth doula can shorten labor, reduce the use of Pitocin (to induce or augment labor), reduce the use of pain medications, increase a woman's satisfaction with her birth, enhance bonding and breastfeeding success for the mother and baby, and reduce postpartum depression. Birth doulas train and certify with a variety of organizations, but certification is not required. A birth doula often provides one or more prenatal visits, several weeks of on-call time around the due date, continuous assistance during labor through immediate postpartum, assistance with initial breastfeeding, and one or more postpartum visits. Ask doulas about their specific services.

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Resources listed are provided for your information only; please interview and choose carefully to find the care that is right for you.

Beyond Birth
MonaSanta Cruz , CA 95065
(831) 275-2039
http://www.beyondbirth.net


Birth and Postpartum services in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Santa Clara County.
Brie Buxton, Birth Doula
Brie Buxton

(831) 359-2668
http://www.briebuxtondoula.com/


As a Full Spectrum Doula of color, 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.
Now offering Virtual/hybrid services & (in)fertility & conception support.
Megan Bunch
(650) 722-0614
http://www.balancedbirth.com


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.
Butterfly Birth Doula Services
Clarabel Moes
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(530) 953-6502
http://www.birthbutterfly.com


Birth Butterfly is a birth doula service with postpartum options available too. Clarabel, the doula, offers trauma-informed care that integrates elements of Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness into the practice of labor. Service includes an interview, two prenatal visits, birth care, and a postpartum visit. Additional services available upon request.
Central Coast Doula Services
Nora Yerena
Watsonville , CA
(559) 287-8934
http://CentralCoastDoulaServices.com


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
http://www.madronemidwifery.com


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
Sound Bliss Yoga & Births
Aya Dunin
PO Box 1384
Los Gatos , CA 95031
(415) 6199837
http://www.soundblissyoga.com


Holistic & Mindfulness-centered Birth Worker. Pregnancy & Postpartum Care. Pre/postnatal Yoga. Theta Healing™ & InnerYoga™. Trauma informed offerings, in English, French, and Spanish. Private sessions, group classes, shakti circles, workshop, retreats.
Full Moon Birth and Family Wellness Center
Sunshine Tomlin, LM
701 Mission St
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 454-8031
http://www.fullmoonbirthing.com


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.
Ananda Doula Care
Ana Hernandez
Santa Cruz County , CA
(831) 239-4893
http://www.anandadoula.com


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
http://www.holistic-sister.com


Certified Professional Birth Doula Activist
Certified Massage Therapist
Placenta encapsulation
Music
Reiki
Integrate With Cait
Cait Kelso
4 Harris Court
Ste A
Monterey , CA 93940
(831) 383-8436
http://www.integratewithcait.com


Cait Kelso is a California certified massage therapist in Monterey, CA offering Therapeutic Massage, Arvigo® Mayan Abdominal Massage Therapy, Holistic Pelvic Care™, and Craniosacral for families on the Monterey Peninsula. Her practice, Integrate With Cait, provides treatment modalities that focus on each client's unique needs, placing a heavy focus on individualizing the care of clients by acknowledging that we are all individuals who want to reach our highest potential. Caitlin has trained under the tutorship of globally respected masters in her field, expanding her knowledge base and gaining insights into best practice. Caitlin's skills will benefit pelvic floor dysfunctions, promote prenatal and postpartum wellness, chronic back and neck pain, as well as bringing balance into children aged infants to 18 for birth trauma, cranial dysfunctions, anxiety, ADHD, trauma release, and general health maintenance. Together, we will develop the best plan for you.
The Westside Healing Arts Center
Natasha Joyet
406 Mission St
Suite E
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 359-1781


I have worked with over a thousand pregnant families in Santa Cruz since 2000. I encourage families to trust their innate instincts around birthing and raising their children. As a birth doula, I see my role as a team-member working closely with the entire family and their care providers to encourage the best possible birth for all. It is an honor and privilege to support families during the amazing and transformative time of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. I also offer private childbirth education and birth preparation classes. Reach out and schedule an informational interview, let's see if we are a good fit.
Ariana Kaback
Santa Cruz , CA 95076
(310) 560-8306
https://www.hummingbirthdoulacare.com/


Ariana Kaback is a certified Birth and Postpartum doula. Ariana partners with mothers in creating a supportive and loving birthing environment. She has a deep commitment to offering each family a strong foundation of care, support and love. Ariana believes Birth can be a beautiful and empowering experience for women and families. Ariana acts as a guide and offers birth and postpartum support plans that care for the mother, baby, and entire family. Ariana is passionate about postpartum nutrition and mama care. Ariana is an empathic, gentle, and nurturing guide as she empowers birthing mothers to make the best decisions for themselves and the lives they are bringing into the world.

Offerings: Bilingual (Spanish; English), Birth and Postpartum Doula Services, Placenta Encapsulation, Postpartum Chef, Mother Blessing Ceremonies, Body Work, Yoga Teacher, Sibling Support, Backup Doula


http://www.hummingbirthdoulacare.com/
Little Moon
Alicia Kornacker
Bonny Doon , California
(612) 7187004
http://Littlemoonbirthandbaby.com


Hello! My name is Alicia and my pronouns are she/hers. I identify as queer and recently moved here from Minneapolis. I have been a Birthworker for almost 8 years and have supported close to 300 families as a doula. I am a birth doula, postpartum doula/newborn care specialist, Spinning Babies parent educator, childbirth educator and prenatal yoga instructor. Please reach out, I'd love to meet you!
Mum's the Word
Michele Nizza
1077 Cass Street
Suite A
Monterey , CA 93940
(831) 238-0655
http://www.mumstheword.biz


Equitable, accessible, and respectful midwifery care. Offering homebirth, waterbirth, monitrice services (midwifery care, but delivering in the hospital), well-person care, doula support, lactation support and Lamaze-certified childbirth education classes. A sliding scale and extended payment plans are also available.
Primavera Birth Services
Jaimee De Pompeo
47 West St
Salinas , CA 93901
(631) 5133661
http://www.primaverabirthservices.com


Primavera Birth Services offers Birth Doula Services, Childbirth Education and Lactation Education, Lactation Support, and Placenta Encapsulation to Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. Servicios en Espanol.
Raíces y Cariño | RC Fam
1205 Freedom Blvd
3B
Watsonville , CA 95076
(831) 288-3105
http://www.rcfam.com


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.
Monet Reichhold
santa cruz, ca , California 95062
(925) 848-9038


Providing Birth Doula and education services to Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties.
I'm here to provide birth education before, during and after labor.
Support you during labor and work as a team with your partner and providers.
No matter where you decide to deliver your baby, I am here to assist you for the best experience possible.
Your body knows what to do and I am here to guide and encourage you through.
I also have a bachelor's degree in Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology. I use scientific research and holistic methods to give you the best individual services.
Salud Para La Gente
Jessica Jolley
45 Nielson St
Watsonville , CA 95076
(831) 728-0222
http://splg.org


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.
Sarah Swanson-Dexel Doula Service
Sarah Swanson-Dexel
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 252-0644


I have served birthing people for over a decade, providing birth & postpartum doula support. I strive to be culturally sensitive & practice language inclusivity. I encourage making informed decisions with wisdom & kindness. I engage in open communication with compassionate care which creates deep connections during the childbearing year & beyond.
The Circle Family Center
245 Sea Ridge Rd.
Aptos , Ca 95003
(831) 687-9499
http://www.thecirclefamilycenter.org


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.
Seeds Doula Services
Savannah Tucker Murillo
14411 Big BAsin Highway #6
Boulder Creek , CA 95006
(805) 8191111
http://www.seedsdoula.com


Birth doula services with bodywork and balance from Spinning Babies to support ease throughout labor. Partner education and prenatal work to prepare for labor and create a cohesive birth team. Nurturing postpartum foods and bodywork during postpartum visits to support whole family recovery.
Christiane Vermeersch Midwife
christiane vermeersch
903A Rosedale Avenue
Capitola , CA 95118
(408) 4089126299
http://www.Christianevmidwife.com


My services include, midwifery care, lactation consultations, doula services.
Homeopathy for pregnancy and birth.







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