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Services, products, and providers listed here may include photography, belly casting, newborn screening, tub rentals, baby & toddler classes, diaper service, and other helpful resources.


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

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
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.
Holistic Acupuncture Santa Cruz
Laura Casasayas LAc
550 Water street
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 5159659

Laura Casasayas is a bilingual Spanish licensed acupuncturist and nutritionist with a focus on prenatal and postnatal care. Her expertise centers on promoting psychoemotional and physical well-being, providing a holistic approach to support the unique needs of expectant and new mothers.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

For more information go to
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!
Crescent Bear Midwifery
Emily Hites
515 Broadway
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(303) 775-9833

I'm a Licensed Midwife providing homebirth services for low risk women + collaborative care for those who wish to birth in the hospital. I offer prenatal, birth and postpartum services as well as well-woman care, annual exams and placenta encapsulation. I also have available appointments for Arvigo Mayan Abdominal Therapy, Pre and Postnatal Massage and Holistic Pelvic Care. My approach is ecological and evidence based with a respect for nature and reverence for birth.
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)
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:
The Osteopathic Way
Sibyl Knight
2425 Porter Street
Suite 17
Soquel , CA 95073
(831) 920-3838

Osteopathic Manipulation and Breastfeeding Medicine - hands on treatment for pregnancy, postpartum and infants. Tongue tie evaluation and release.
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.
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

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

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.
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.

Nursing Mothers Counsel
Nursing Mothers CounselP.O.Box 5024
San Mateo , California 94402
(831) 688-3954

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
We offer training to be a Nursing Mothers Counselor see details at
Golden Chiropractic
Dr. Michaela Peterson, D.C.
9503 Soquel Drive
Aptos , California 95003
(831) 661-5577

Dr. Michaela Peterson provides custom treatments ranging from manual adjusting, Activator, soft tissue release, and more. She is Webster Technique Certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She is also a member of the International Affiliation of Tongue Tie Providers. She has completed post-graduate courses in infant adjusting, palate and latch assessment as well.
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).
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.
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.
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.
SPIN, Special Parents Information Network
(831) 423-7713
Information for families with children with special needs.
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.
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 postpartum doula support. 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.