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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.

4th Trimester Doula Services Intl.
Maria Varvoutis
26 Via Buena Vista
Monterey , California 93940
(831) 264-7240
http://www.4thtrimesterdoula.com


4th Trimester Doula Services Intl. was created to empower, support, and nourish the mom and birthing partner from birth to throughout the postpartum period, commonly referred to as the 4th Trimester. Our services range from working together to achieve your feeding goals, light house cleaning, pelvic floor connection from birth to postpartum, newborn care, and advocating for the mother's physical and mental recovery. What can we NOT do for you?
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
(831) 423-8483
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. I also offer CAPPA-approve Labor Doula Trainings for new and aspiring doulas.
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.blessedbirth.net


Home Birth Midwifery care, including water birth, for low-risk clients. Home Birth care includes the same full spectrum of prenatal and postpartum care that you would receive in an OB/GYN office, and includes additional postpartum care provided in the comfort of your home with your baby.

Additional services include placenta encapsulation, pre & post natal yoga, mother blessing ceremonies, reiki energy work, and life coaching. Birth & Postpartuum Doula services are also available.

Madrone Mireille has been providing birth support in the community for over 16 years as has attended over 300 births. As a midwife she provides all of your primary medical care with a personalized touch, and as a doula she provides labor support both in the home and in a hospital or birth center. https://www.madronemidwifery.com/
Wave Cycle Doula Care
Justine Cullinane
Santa Cruz , California 95062
(510) 374-0336
http://www.wavecycledoula.com


As a Full Spectrum Doula, I meet people exactly where they are at, providing support through varying reproductive transitions. My services include individual prenatal education and birth preparation, continual doula support throughout labor and birth, newborn, new parent, and new family care throughout the postpartum period, and support through pregnancy loss or abortion. My goal is for you to feel safe, heard, and held throughout any momentous reproductive transition. I am currently accepting birth and postpartum clients for 2021. Feel free to reach out!
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.
Rosewood
Emiliy Flynn
7145 Hihn Rd
Ben Lomond , CA 95005
(610) 7627354
http://7145 Hihn Rd


I provide postpartum daytime services, some birth and overnight doula services, postpartum and pregnancy consulting services, infant sleep basics classes, and sleep adjustment consultation services. I am also an advanced doula trainer at Luma Yoga.
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.
Golden Mandala Birth
Emma Marie Whelan
5624 Freedom Boulevard
Aptos , CA 95003
(415) 6374764


I am an Innate Postpartum Care Provider and doula, offering families full-spectrum support & education prenatally to prepare for birth and postpartum. I am devoted to centering mother's thriving through their transformative, postpartum passage ~ especially the initial 40 days following the birth of their baby. I share hands-on healing modalities and emphasize pillars of nourishment that create ripples of health through the mothers, and therefore through the nervous system of the baby and family as a whole. I also offer: prenatal & postpartum meditation & gentle yoga, belly painting rituals & blessing way ceremonies, photography (prenatal, birth & postpartum), postpartum abyanga (warm oil) massages, postpartum cooking and more
Melissa Harrell, Doula
Melissa Harrell
310 Farmer St
Felton , CA 95018
(408) 205-1986
http://www.santacruzbirthdoula.com


I am a birth and postpartum doula serving Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties. My holistic services draw on the doula tradition combined with scientific research, evidence-based practice, yoga, and mindfulness.
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 95063
(218) 851-7556
http://www.xochitlinnerg.com


Certified Professional Birth Activist & Postpartum doula services
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.
mamacare
Natasha Joyet
406 Mission St
Suite E
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 471-6262
http://www.mama-care.com


I have been working with pregnant families in Santa Cruz since 2001. I encourage women to trust themselves. I believe every woman knows how to birth and take care of her baby. My role is to support families in discovering their own innate knowledge. 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 and birth.
Ariana Kaback
Santa Cruz , CA 95076
(310) 560-8306
https://www.hummingbirthdoulacare.com/


Ariana Kaback is a certified birth and postpartum doula who serves expecting families through the birthing process. Ariana partners with mothers in owning their birthing journey with a deep commitment to offering each family a strong foundation of care and support. Focusing on holistic health, Ariana acts as a guide offering a wide range of evidence-based birth and postpartum support plans that care for the mother, baby, and the family unit. Ariana is an empathic, gentle, and nurturing advocate 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, Meal Prep Support, Mother Blessing Ceremonies, Maternal Yoga Teacher, Sibling Support, Backup Doula


http://www.hummingbirthdoulacare.com/
Stephanie Kerwin
Santa Cruz , CA 95065
I became interested in doula work following the birth of my son, 14 years ago and began training and attending births. I want all women to know and understand their choices in childbirth and to feel supported and empowered in the choices they make. I provide physical and emotional support to mothers and their partners before, during and after childbirth. I am excited to be supporting families in my community again as a birth doula.
Lavender Moon
Olivia Levine-Gorelick
4875 Old San Jose Road
Soquel , California 95073
(510) 7868138
https://www.lavendermoonsupport.com/


I am a birth and postpartum doula serving Santa Cruz County. I support people through pregnancy, birth, postpartum and beyond. I also offer special services, such as placenta preparation and encapsulation and energy work. I am currently accepting birth and postpartum clients.
Citrus & Succulents
Barbara Lish
311 Younglove Ave.
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(970) 3196536
http://www.citrusandsucculents.com


Birth doula who combines yoga and nutrition background to offer a wholesome approach to the mother's care. Barbara believes in preparing for a birth with evidence-based support, and making space for the tender moments surrounding pregnancy, birth, and postpartum transitions.
Magnolia Dream Doula Services
Vanessa Ortega
Salinas , CA
(831) 9753442


I am an Indigenous birth & postpartum doula. Being of Indigenous roots myself, I understand the complexities & trauma that come along BIPOC parents & their journey to bring new life into this world. I want to be a voice & advocate in whichever my clients wishes are.
MLC Doula Services
Margaret Chase
3810 Los Altos Court
San Jose , Ca 95121
(559) 267-3283
http://mlcdoulaservices.com


Birth Doula-I help pregnant women map out what they want for their home birth, so that they feel confident and have sovereignty over their body and space. I bring my RN experience and my alignment based Hatha Yoga to my service. I serve San Jose and also 1.5 hour radius.
Nantzin Birth Medicine; Integral Midwifery Services
Nantzin-Nancy Maldonado
Salinas , CA 93906
(831) 905-5927


Formed as a Certified Nurse Midwife and nurtured as a Mexican Traditional Midwife, I offer eclectic midwifery services that weave contemporary and ancestral knowledge and skills to care for birthing families. I carry and share 21 years of experience supporting and guiding families through their own and unique journey from pre-conception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and beyond.

As a midwife of color, I am committed to support Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in the Northern Central Coast including families in Santa Cruz County.
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.
Peanuts and Parents Birth Photography and Doula Services
Cristy Solomon
Santa Cruz , CA
(510) 4219092
http://www.peanutsandparents.com


Cristy Solomon is a student midwife offering birth photography and experienced doula support and education to all families, encouraging them to empower themselves throughout the childbearing year. She is also a Breastfeeding Counselor and a Certified Educator of Infant Massage.
Pomegranate Birth Companion
Julianne Bellin
(831) 291.3620
http://www.pomegranatebirthcompanion.com


I offer birth and postpartum support with a focus on QTBIPoC families, perinatal rituals, maintain a Jewish perinatal database, and sell reusable menstrual and nursing pads. I advocate for your desires and needs. You deserve the safe, healthy, happy birth YOU want. Always sliding scale. Queer mixed race business.
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.
Nicole Rivera
Capitola , CA 95010
(787) 244-0069
http://www.doulacaring.com/


Doula Caring by Nicole Rivera was founded in 2015 to support, educate, empower, and advocate for pregnant people and newborn families. My goal is to provide evidence-based and holistic care to folks who are committed to prepare for a physiological birth and receive traditional postpartum care. Servicios en Espanol.
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.
TLC Doulas
Sabine Omvik
(831) 332-3207
http://www.tlcdoulas.com


Sabine is an experienced birth doula since 2000 offering loving support & guidance for you and your family during the transformative time of childbirth. Her unbiased support encourages women to trust their own innate birthing knowledge. I also offer zoom and in-person doula services, spinning babies childbirth education, placenta encapsulation, professional photography and lactation support. Please contact me for a free, no obligation interview.
Healing Hands Doula
Christine Vermeersch
San Jose , CA 95118
(408) 9126299
http://www.healinghandsdoula.com


I am a birthdoula, a certified Aromatherapist and a Reiki practitioner. I am a CLC offering in home lactation services, same day when possible! Teaching in home Infant Massage.
Sacred Path BIrth Services
Avira Wenn, CD(DONA)
Serving Santa Cruz County & nearby , CA
(559) 623-3291
http://www.sacredpathbirth.com


I am honored in taking part in women's birth experiences, offering supportive hands and gentle guidance throughout the process. I believe a woman's ability to have a positive birth experience is directly related to her internal feelings/beliefs, her knowledge of the process, and the support she surrounds herself with. I am committed to every woman I work with to achieve this affect. Offering: Birth & Postpartum Doula Services, Lactation Support, Belly Casting, Mother Blessing Ceremonies







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