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Providers for Counseling (Prenatal/Postpartum)

Prenatal/Postpartum counseling can help women cope with stresses, fears, and sadness relating to pregnancy and childbirth. Women preparing for birth who have had a traumatic first birth (cesarean section, unexpected emergency, or other disturbing situation) or who have experienced past physical or sexual abuse may especially benefit from prenatal counseling. These counselors may include hypnotherapy, marriage and family counseling, or other types of visits or practitioner. Postpartum depression (PPD) can often be resolved with counselors trained in working with postpartum women.

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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.

Sunmind Therapy
Genine Leighton
5161 Soquel Drive
Suite E
Soquel , California 95073
http://www.sunmindtherapy.com


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.
ThriveRD
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.
HAND of the Bay Area
Kristie Shulman, HAND of Santa Cruz Facilitator
(831) 438-4513
https://handsupport.org/


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.

Nursing Mothers Counsel
Nursing Mothers CounselP.O.Box 5024
San Mateo , California 94402
(831) 688-3954
http://www.nursingmothers.org


FREE breastfeeding support provided by trained volunteers via phone, email and in-home visits.
We also provide: Free Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes are listed online to register at nursingmothers.org
We offer training to be a Nursing Mothers Counselor see details at nursingmothers.org
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.
Lauren Reppy, LMFT
Lauren Reppy
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 216-6522‬
http://www.laurenreppymft.com


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.
Salud Para La Gente
Jessica Jolley BA, IBCLC
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.
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.
Dancing Birth Perinatal Services
Journey Talkovic, IBCLC/CNM
2621 Placer St.
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 3593098
http://www.dancingbirth.com


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
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.







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