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Providers for Doula (Postpartum)

A postpartum doula helps a new mother and her partner/family make the transition into parenthood by offering physical and emotional support in the first weeks after birth. Postpartum doulas provide breastfeeding and baby care tips, and may also help with cooking, light housekeeping, entertaining siblings, and more. The supportive ear and attentive eye of the postpartum doula can help to ease the worries of the first weeks of motherhood and to connect the family to resources and information. Other family members may also benefit from postpartum doula care by being freed from household duties to be able to spend more time with mother and baby. Even if you don't anticipate needing a postpartum doula, keep a couple of names handy in case you find you've have changed your mind after the birth. Many postpartum doulas book well in advance.


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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ariana Kaback
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(310) 560-8306

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 is 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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.