Birth Network Santa Cruz County logo
Sign up for our newsletter for information and events

All Providers


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

Adventure Birth
Amy Boschen
Santa Cruz , CA
https://m.facebook.com/adventurebirth


Birth doula services for the Santa Cruz County area.
Fertile Spring Reproductive Acupuncture
Tara Anderson, L.Ac., FABORM
1500 Graham Hill Road, Suite A
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 515-8571
http://www.fertilespring.com


Fertile Spring Reproductive Acupuncture provides integrative & holistic care for fertility, pregnancy, postpartum & reproductive health. Our practitioners specialize in maternity acupuncture for preconception, prenatal & postnatal wellness. We commonly work with morning sickness, fatigue, swelling, threatened miscarriage, breech, pre-birth cervical ripening, acupuncture induction, lactation, and postpartum mood support.
Angela Burger IBCLC
Angela Burger
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(650) 2350007
http://www.bayareabreastfeeding.org


In-home breastfeeding support offered by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Providing lactation services ranging from prenatal education to clinical breastfeeding care. Assisting mothers with low supply, low weight gain, mastitis, oral restrictions, mixed feedings, inducing lactation, oversupply and the full-spectrum of possible lactation needs. Serving Santa Cruz County.
Beth Lilienthal - Postpartum Doula Care
Beth Lilienthal, PCD
Santa Cruz County , CA
(831) 588-7367
http://www.santacruzbabydoula.com/


You have done an amazing job carrying and birthing your baby...it'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 amazing transition into parenthood can be a smooth one. Every family is unique and my support will change as your families 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 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.
Births by Stephanie
Stephanie Kough
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(818) 667-8464


Providing loving, full spectrum birth doula services in the Santa Cruz County area
Blessingway Herbals
Santa Rosa , CALIFORNIA 95407
http://blessingwayherbals.com


Becka is an herbalist and retired homebirth midwife who has been sharing her knowledge of birth & plants for the last 40 years. She is the founder of Blessingway Herbals (formerly known as Blessingway School of Midwifery & Herbs), which started in Humboldt county and is now based in Sonoma county. Her classes & services provide practical, how-to information focused on herbs for midwives, doulas, moms-to-be (and their partners and/or birth team), and others who work with pregnancy, birth and babies. Topics include women's health, pregnancy & birth, newborn care, child & family well being, and native foods & medicines. Her classes are held in Santa Rosa and she offers Blessingways and Relaxation & Visualization Sessions for moms-to-be. She also offers FREE natural childbirth consultations for those with question or concerns about home/natural birthing. www.blessingwayherbals.com
Wise Woman Consults
Kate Bowland, CNM
Santa Cruz County , CA
(831) 423-9750


Birth can range from agony to ecstasy and many women can benefit from the perspective of a "wise-woman consult." Give yourself the gift of compassionate listening based on 40+ years of midwifery practice. Birth can bring up many feelings, often years later, that deserve to be processed. Services offered to birthing women, partners, grandmothers, or other participants.
Also offering Mommy/Baby postpartum home visits to assess wellness in the first six weeks.

Brenda Leach Art
Brenda Leach
(831) 247-3666
http://www.brendaleachart.com


Belly Painting: Turn your new shape into art! Body painting designed to express what inspires you, and to celebrate this special time. Photo sessions, blessingways, baby showers.
Brandi Brewer
9700 Manzanita Ave
Ben Lomond , CA 95005
(831) 2782776
http://lullababy.org


I am part of the Luma Doula team. We make sure to provide individualized care to each client by providing a discovery session to set your birth intentions in the privacy of your home, taking the time to address your questions and concerns about labor and birth, and offering the necessary assistance to map out the best birth plan for your family. Our clients also receive unlimited educational support via phone and email during business hours, continuous on-call care no matter your gestation, and immediate support from early active labor, through the birth of your baby and until baby's first feeding. Team Care allows us the unique ability to always have someone ready to serve you! Blessingways, Newborn Photograhy, Placenta Encapsulation
Momma Love Santa Cruz
Sarah Brick
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(415) 309-4179
http://mommalovesantacruz.com


I provide placenta encapsulation services and can also provide tincture and umbilical cord keepsakes plus placenta art. Placenta encapsulation really helps support a mother and baby through the 4th trimester. I also support new families with postpartum doula services, helping you adjust to life with a newborn I can help around the house,give nutritional support as well as emotional support. My goal is that you are able to enjoy your new family feeling calm, well supported and happy.
Childbirth and Parenting Education
Donna Brown
Mid-County , CA
(831) 722-9970
http://www.mindfulchildbirthsantacruz.com


Childbirth and Parenting Education in Mnidfullness Based Stress Reduction.
7 weeks series with Donna Brown. Open to all expectant parents. In this program we will develop tools for managing stress in pregnancy, birth, parenting and daily life. See website for more information.
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://CentralCoastDoula.com


Empowering the Mother through Evidence-Based Care - We offer birth & postpartum doulas, lactation (breastfeeding) educators, and evidence-based parenting education. Our specialties include: natural & medicated birth; Cesarean & VBAC delivery; LGBT, adoption, & surrogate families; premature birth; and multiples.
Blessed Birth
Mireille Cervelli
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 566-1167
http://www.blessedbirth.net


Blessed Birth - providing birth and postpartum Doula services locally for over a decade. I also offer placenta encapsulation, life coaching, reiki (energy work), pre and postnatal yoga (at Luma and privately), and mother blessing ceremonies. I do private childbirth education and I am a student midwife as well.
BlossomBelly Birth Services
Susan Collum
(831) 704-6001
http://blossombelly.com


The BlossomBelly Birth Course with Susan Collum.
This 6-week live, online course gives you all the tools you need to give birth feeling confident, peaceful, and joyful, with a birth-partner that knows exactly how to support you. Live, with me, your guide. New groups start every month. Also offering Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis private and Home Study Advantage classes and 1:1 Birth Revolution Coaching!
Live Oak Acupuncture & Healing Arts
Marcia Connelly
6892B Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 818-7051
http://marcia@marciaconnelly.com


I am a California Board Certified licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, and a member of Birth Point of Santa Cruz. I specialize in women's health, obstetrics, pediatric wellness, male/female fertility, pain management, integrative cancer support and addiction treatment. Se Habla Espanol.
Devi Pride Photography
Devi Pride
1060 River St.
#103
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(055) 8316006055
http://1060 River St.


Maternity, Birth, Newborn, Baby and Family photography offered in studio or on location
Points for Wellness
Beth Dorsey, LAc, FABORM
4841 Soquel Dr
Soquel , Ca 95073
(831) 475-1055
http://www.pointsforwellness.com


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.
Doula Erin Merchant
Erin Merchant
250 Middleton Dr.
Boulder Creek , California 95006`
(559) 281-8880
http://www.facebook.com/doulaerinmerchant


Providing birth doula services and breastfeeding counseling to Santa Cruz County and immediate surrounding areas. Please contact me for further information.
Endless Possibilities Acupuncture, Inc
Dr. Maureen Rozenn, L.Ac., DAOM, FABORM
845 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 426-1093
http://www.AcupunctureSantaCruz.net


Dr. Maureen Rozenn was the first female Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) to become a member of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). As a board certified fertility specialist, Dr. Rozenn specializes in working with patients from the preconception phase, through pregnancy, and beyond. She is especially well versed in helping women with obstacles to pregnancy fulfill 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. Treatments are also an elegant mix of traditional and modern perspectives. 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 with a duel specialization in Women's Health and Pain Management and deeply enjoys helping women achieve their health goals.
Karen Ehrlich, CPM, LM
Santa Cruz , CA
(831) 425-3326
http://midwifekaren.org


Not seeing your provider until 6 weeks postpartum? TLC mother/baby visits in the peace of your own home. Homebirth midwife of 40 years offers basic wellness checkups for both mom and babe, newborn screening tests, counsel for this tender transition to life with your infant. Terms negotiable.
Santa Cruz Naturopathic Medical Center
Dr. Caitlin Fanning
736 Chestnut St
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 477-1377
http://www.scnmc.com


Dr. Caitlin Fanning is a natural fertility and women's health expert in Santa Cruz, CA. As a licensed naturopathic doctor she treats patients of all ages and conditions with a focus on pre-conception care, fertility, hormone health, nutrition, gastrointestinal issues, stress management, and pediatrics. She combines the wisdom of ancient healing modalities with modern diagnostic testing to create unique treatment plans specifically designed for each patient. She uses natural, effective, and non- invasive techniques to help patients restore balance. She loves to educate and support her patients while they work towards creating healthy lifestyles.
Crandell Chiropractic
Kerri Crandell
6530 Highway 9
Felton , CA 95018
(831) 335-9300
http://www.feltonchiro.com


Dr. Kerri Crandell has been a licensed chiropractor serving the people of the San Lorenzo Valley since 2000. She specializes in family care and has had intensive training in pediatric, prenatal and post-partum chiropractic. She is a former pediatrics professor at Palmer College of Chiropractic West, a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the International Chiropractic Chiropractic Association, is Webster Certified. As a chiropractor with experience, Dr. Kerri is committed to promoting optimal health and well being of her patients.

First Friends
Jen Walker
18055 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek , California 96006
(831) 512-1155
http://www.firstfriends.biz


First Friends is more than a dog training business. It supports families with dogs, learning how to live better together â" through many life changes! First Friends offers specialized in-home, group, and seminar training for expectant families, those with children, and also for elders with pets.
Aiko Fisher
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 334-9931
http://www.aikofisher.com


I am a Nutritional Consultant, and Postpartum Doula who specializes in postpartum and pregnancy Nutrition & Wellness, for women and families. Part of my goal is to create space to nurture and support women and families in pregnancy and the postpartum phase of pregnancy with nutritional support, hands on in home care and nutritional postpartum wellness education. If women and their families get the kind of support they need it gives the family a head start. A well nourished and supported family is a happier family.
FIT4MOM Santa Cruz
Jessica Hassani
(831) 824-4112
http://www.santacruz.fit4mom.com


FIT4MOM Santa Cruz provides fitness classes for moms in all stages of motherhood. Fit4Baby® for the expecting mama, Stroller Strides® & Stroller Barre® for moms with little ones, & Body Back® provides High Intensity training for Moms without their kiddos. We also offer a free playgroups with Our Village so moms can form lasting friendships through organized playdates, moms' nights out, and activities for the whole family.
Full Moon Family Wellness and Birth 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 and throughout the childbearing year and beyond. We have services for every family regardless of intended place of birth. Nourishing individuals, families, and our community.
Stellar Healing @Thrive Natural Medicine Upstairs
Dr. Miranda Gensler D.A.O.M, L.Ac
2840 Park Ave.
Soquel , CA 95073
(503) 740-4772
http://www.stellarhealingsc.com


Dr. Miranda Gensler is dedicated to supporting & empowering women through every stage of their pregnancy journey & birth. She has a family practice with advanced training in women's health, pregnancy, birth preparation/induction, postpartum care, pediatrics and orthopedics/sport's medicine. She is passionate about helping people attain physical and emotional balance & freedom through the use of acupuncture, diet, lifestyle guidance, Chinese herbs & bodywork including: myofascial release, cupping, gua sha, deep tissue, acupressure and tuina. Dr. Gensler is board certified & licensed in the state of California.
Nancy Greenwood Birth
Nancy Greenwood, LM, CPM
Santa Cruz , California
(831) 275-5111
http://www.nancygreenwoodbirth.com


After 20 wonderful years as a midwife in Canada, supporting women and their families, I am still deeply struck by the dignity, power and joy with which women give birth. Drawing on my extensive knowledge and experience to offer holistic care including information, reassurance and comfort, tailored for you, helping you be empowered, safe and satisfied with your birth journey. Contact me for a free consultation. I’m also delighted to be a member of Pacific Community Midwives. I teach Prenatal Yoga 5:30 pm Tuesdays and facilitate the New Mom’s and Babes Group, 12:30 Thursdays at Luma - come join us!
Omni Doulas
Kim Guiley
(831) 809-4805
http://www.omnidoulas.com


I believe that all women are powerful, capable and innately prepared to birth and care for their babies. As a doula and a mother, I have experienced this power firsthand and know that with the right support, women can have truly transformative births. Your body already knows the path it must take, but a doula can help light the way.
Fullness of Joy Doula
Corrie Hallock
Santa Cruz , CA
(831) 234-2917
http://www.fullnessofjoydoula.com


I absolutely love that I get the honor of supporting women and their families as a birth doula. My goal is to establish open communication and a relationship of safety with expectant moms and their partners so that together we are able to surround her with honor, confidence, and empowerment as she brings her baby into the world. I am pleased to also offer sibling preparation workshops, placenta prints and support in planning gatherings focused on celebrating and blessing the momma-to-be.
HAND of Santa Cruz
Kristie Shulman, Facilitator
(831) 438-4513
http://www.HANDsupport.org


HAND of Santa Cruz (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 relatives and friends during the normal mourning following miscarriage, stillbirth, interruption of a wanted pregnancy after prenatal diagnosis, or death in the first year of life. We offer grief support meetings, subsequent pregnancy support meetings, one-on-one peer support, resource library, quarterly newsletter, volunteer training workshops, and presentations for healthcare and mental health providers. All services are free.
Santa Cruz Family Doula Collective
Jennifer Harn
140 Harn Ranch Rd
Soquel , Ca 95073
(831) 234-0132
http://www.santacruzfamilydoulacollective.com


Jenni Harn is a mother of three and a Santa Cruz native who is proud of her local community as a birth doula. She recognizes that we all have our own ideas of what childbirth encompasses and she honors this diversity. Her goal is to prepare expectant Moms and their Partners to enter childbirth feeling empowered; confident in their abilities to make decisions and advocate for themselves.
Healthy Dragon Healing Arts
Dr. Sally Sherriff, DAOM
320 River Street
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(831) 295-6327
http://DrSally.org
NATURAL HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN
Get to the root cause of your child's dis-ease!
Gentle Traditional Oriental Medicine treatments, NAET, nutritional and herbal recommendations, shonishin, cupping, laser, moxibustion and therapeutic tuina massage for babies and children.

Help for allergies, coughing, sleeping issues, pain, digestive problems, musculo-skeletal issues, neurological issues, skin rashes, ear aches, constipation, thrush, etc... as well as for issues such as asthma, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, developmental issues, ADHD, Autism etc...

Monthly Full Moon treatments also available!

As a Doctor and Pediatrics faculty at Five Branches University, Dr. Sally is the local "go to" person for children's health!
Healy Chiropractic
Krista Healy DC
Located within Hastings chiropractic center
9509 Soquel Dr.
Aptos , CA 95003
(831) 419-9289
http://www.healy-chiro.com


Dr. Krista Healy is a 2000 Palmer West Graduate with a diplomate in OB/GYN and the mother of two little girls. She believes in combining traction, stretching, massage and education with each adjustment for the best results to pre and post natal women. She accepts cash/check/credit cards, Health Savings Plans and Med Pay. Free Consults, $60 Exams (30 min), $60 treatments (30 min).
Ananda Doula Care
Ana Hernandez
Santa Cruz County , CA
(831) 239-4893
http://www.anandadoula.com


I love integrating my rich 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 available.
Holistic Sister
Gretchen Retka
Santa Cruz , CA 95063
(218) 851-7556
http://www.xochitlinnerg.com


Certified Professional Birth Activist & Postpartum doula services
Placenta encapsulation
Music
Reiki
Holistic Women's Wellness
Shannon Innis CYI, CMP, AIMI
5905 Soquel Drive
Suite 200
Soquel , California 95073
(831) 4197552
http://www.holisticwomenswellness.com


Providing massage and yoga services for women and infants during the child-bearing year and beyond. Shannon lovingly supports women as they are born into mothers with prenatal/postpartum massage, private infant massage instruction, mobile prenatal, couples and postpartum yoga instruction. "My life's work is supporting women physically and emotionally."
Hope Curated Therapy
Hope Schachter
10 Jackson Street
Los Gatos , CA 95006
(408) 8092513
http://www.HopeCuratedTherapy.com


I am an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in pre/peri-natal support with over a dozen years experience running a business assisting families as a trained Postpartum Doula and certified Parent Educator.
The Joy of My Heart, The Work of Our Hands
Rebecca Hughes LM, CPM, RN
Soquel , CA 95073
(831) 462.6444
http://rebeccamidwife.com


Blessed to provide complete Homebirth Midwifery care including classes, prenatals and breastfeeding support through weaning. Working with birthing families since 1982 as a Midwife's Assistant, Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Counselor and Lay Midwife. Licensed RN in '99, Licensed Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife in 2010. Experienced Monitrice services also available for hospital births. Please call for a Free Consultation or visit our website.
Integrative Energy Medicine
Kathleen Pouls L.Ac., CMP
3335 Mission Drive
Santa Cruz , Calif 95065
(831) 475-8885
http://www.kpoulshealingarts.com


Acupuncture, herbs, supplements, bodywork and emotional availability are the ways I work with pre and postnatal women and their families since 1982. My bodywork possibilities include: prenatal massage, deep tissue, Cranial-sacral, energy work, reflexology, acupressure, as well as stress reduction, integrative mindfulness meditation techniques.
My bottom line is to listen, educate, empower and help create a deep trust in ones healing journey as well as take care of their health care needs. Many insurance plans cover my services.
Jenny Johnston, L.Ac., CD (DONA)
Jenny Johnston
320 River St.
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 535-3785
http://jennyjohnstonlac.com


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: http://jennyjohnstonlac.com/pregnancy-postpartum-care/
Journey to Conceive
Marga Vaquer-Rhodes
555 Soquel Ave, Ste 260
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 227-3431
http://www.JourneyToConceive.com


Individual, couples and group therapy for women and couples struggling with family-building. The services are open to partnered or single individuals of any age and sexual orientation, who have been trying to conceive unsuccessfully for a short or long time, naturally or through assisted reproductive technologies (ART).
mamacare
Natasha Joyet
441 Spring St.
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.
Andrea Karjack
1535 Lincoln Ave
Captiola , Ca 95010
(818) 430-7672
http://andreaguides.com


RIE inspired infant toddler guidance classes and private family consulting. Magda Gerber's approach to caring for infants was based of mutual respect between caregiver and child. My classes provide guidance in how to establish a respectful and caring relationship that grows into lifelong trust. Respect + Care = Trust
Stephanie Kerwin
Santa Cruz , CA 95065
(831) 682-6763
http://www.stephaniekerwin.com


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.
La Leche League of Santa Cruz County
(831) 425-3088
http://lllnorcal.org/groups/SantaCruzCA.html


Support for breastfeeding families, special emphasis on the breastfeeding relationship
Warm Line for breastfeeding questions: 831.425.3088
email: LLLofSantaCruz@gmail.com
Free Breastfeeding Information and Support; All Ages and Stages; Free Lending Library; Babies and Children, Fathers and Partners welcome! Call or email for meeting times and locations and to request a call back
Omni Doulas
Mandy Lariz
(831) 278-0294
http://www.omnidoulas.com


I am a birth and postpartum doula on the Omni doula team. As a doula and as a mother I fully support and respect your wishes and intentions as your family is born and grows. As a team, we offer bi-monthly Community Prenatals, private prenatals, birth and postpartum support for all expecting parents.
Laura Maxson LM, CPM
Laura Maxson
Santa Cruz County , CA
(831) 336-0961
http://www.homebirthsantacruz.com


Providing in-home breastfeeding support.Over 30 years experience. The first few days and weeks can be a challenge and problems can come up quickly - give me a call and we can often schedule a same day visit.
Aquadoula labor tubs available for rent.
See website for more information.
Birth Point Acupuncture Group, Life's Essence Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Einav Avital
1200 41st Ave, Suite G
Capitola , CA 95010
(831) 227-6442
http://lifesessenceacu.com


I am a licences registered nurse, certified acupuncturist, herbalist and a member of the Birth Point Acupuncture Group.
I specialize in infertility ,prenatal care, labor, postpartum care and pediatrics.
I have been working in this community with the collaboration of midwives, doctors and Dualas since 2004.
I am a Bradley Childbirth Educator as well, and birthed my four children naturally with the knowledge of this great method.

Lisa Piediscalzi, L.Ac., IBCLC
Lisa Piediscalzi
(831) 334-7250
http://www.newfamilysupport.com


Craniosacral therapy and breastfeeding support for newborns-toddlers. Acupuncture and craniosacral therapy for Moms during the childbearing years. Housecalls available in Santa Cruz County.
Little One Sleep
Michael Holden Klingler Certified Sleep Consultant
http://www.littleonesleep.com


We offer support to families who would like to get more sleep and parents-to-be who would like to prepare for their coming baby. Our goal is to help parents better understand their childâs natural ability to sleep and provide tools they can use to support their little oneâs sleep. We do this by offering education about sleep, co-creating customized plans with families that match their parenting style, and supporting the process of implementing changes with individual coaching. Our specialty is 0 to 5 year olds.
Long Meadow Midwifery
Rachel Slade, CPM, LM
PO Box 257
Santa Cruz , CA 95061
(831) 252-1598
http://www.long-meadow.com


Licensed Midwife offering comprehensive and individualized prenatal, home birth, and postpartum care to families in Santa Cruz county. Waterbirth and VBAC available, as well as labor and postpartum doula services.
Sacred Cycles Midwifery
Serena Russell
Felton , CA 95018
(707) 484-3403
http://sacredcyclesmidwifery.com


As a licensed midwife with over 17 years of experience, I’m honored to provide complete midwifery care to all kinds of families including comprehensive prenatal & postpartum care, home birth, water birth and VBAC, holistic well woman care, fertility support including at home inseminations, as well as specialty postpartum or collaborative prenatal care packages for those birthing in the Hospital.
Luma Yoga
1010 Center Street
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(831) 325-2620
http://lumayoga.com
Luma is an award-winning yoga & wellness center. Our space also includes an eco-friendly family boutique and lounge where you can relax, drink tea, hop online, meet friends, or feed a baby. Specializing in classes & events from birth, to baby & beyond, Luma is here for you!
Crystal Lyons
(831) 818-4562


Loving, nurturing care for new mothers and families in Santa Cruz and surrounding areas. As a mother of three, Crystal brings 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. Trained herbalist, birth and postpartum doula currently working toward Postpartum Doula Certification with DONA. It is her joy to serve clients with a calm, humble Spirit of gratitude and reverence.
Blossom Acupuncture
Serina Marichiba, L.Ac., Dipl.OM
6892 B Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz , California 95062
(831) 325-9338
http://www.BlossomAcupunctureSantaCruz.com


I am a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist with a focus on Women's health including fertility, prenatal care and post-partum wellness. I also treat pain and injuries, stress and emotional balancing. My treatments are gentle, yet effective and nourish your innate healing potential. Some insurance is accepted.
Metta Mama Wellness
Hayley Miller
412 Bay Ave Unit A
Capitola , California 95010
(858) 3363780
http://www.mettamamawellness.com


Iâm Hayley Miller and I am a birth and postpartum doula, a childbirth educator, a trained yoga instructor (200-RYT, soon to be certified prenatal and postpartum RYT), as well as being a wife and mama to a little boy named Callum. Iâve been interested in the history of birthwork for a long time, but felt especially drawn to it after observing my own incredible midwife and doula during the birth of my son. I felt called to nourish the minds and support the bodies of birthing people in the same way that my team supported me.
Momo Acupuncture
Maureen Raytis-Vargas
550 Water Street, K2
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 325-2943
http://www.momoacupuncture.com


I founded Eastbay Acupuncture over 15 years ago and recently expanded to Momo Acupuncture, offering full family care in Santa Cruz. I have worked extensively with MDs to provide comprehensive care in the fields of fertility and women's health, and have helped hundreds of women get pregnant, many who had already had failed treatments from conventional and alternative doctors. I also, very passionately and most lovingly, offer pediatric care. My pediatric care includes needle or non-needle techniques and can treat a variety of ages/issues from infant eczema/asthma/digestive issues to teenage hormones/anxiety/anger/depression.
Tina McRorie - Parenting Coach
Tina McRorie, MA
Santa Cruz, Monterey and Santa Clara Counties , CA
(831) 332-0864
http://www.tinamcrorie.com


Tina McRorie is certified by Attachment Parenting international to teach their parenting curriculum, the Attached at the Heart Parenting Program. She also offers private parenting coaching including home visits, phone and email support. She offers a free phone consultation to each family.
The Monterey Birth & Wellness Center
Jacqueline Little
4 Harris Ct. Ste. A
Monterey , CA 93940
(831) 717-4723
http://Montereybirthcenter.com


The Monterey Birth & Wellness Center is the Peninsulaâs first and only freestanding birth center that provides evidenced-based midwifery care in a beautiful, spa-like enviornment. Growing families will find integrative, holistic care during their preconception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and well woman experience with a team of dedicated womenâs health professionals. The center offers midwifery care, childbirth education, functional medicine, acupuncture, massage therapy and a full classroom.
Mother- to - Mother Doula Service
Salle Webber
Santa Cruz County , CA
(831) 331-6158
http://www.sallewebber.com


Offering personal, professional, flexible in-home care for postpartum families. Honoring the tender weeks following childbirth, I support mother and newborn, home and family with nurturing care, relevant information, and gentle guidance. Over 28 years of local experience.
Mother's Journey
Kymm Ann Wallin
(831) 334-3917
http://www.mothersjourney.com


Kymm Ann has had the honor of working with hundreds of families as they journey into parenthood. She has been attending births for over 20 years, and has served women in a variety of settings. She offers birth & postpartum doula services, Birthing From Within childbirth classes, and massage for the childbearing year.
Natalya Lukin, LM, CPM
Natalya Lukin
Santa Cruz , CA
(831) 621-0003
http://www.midwifenatalya.com


Holistic, in-home midwifery care for all families, from preconception through birth and beyond. Services include homebirth, hospital birth support, postpartum care, preconception counseling, and intrauterine insemination (IUI). Free consultation.
Northern Waters Doula Services
Santa Cruz , California 95060
http://www.northernwatersdoulaservices.weebly.com


Northern Waters Doula Services supports people of all genders, ages, sexualities, and family arrangements during pregnancy, labor, and birth through informed and compassionate care. As a birth doula, I provide physical, emotional, and informational support to birthing parents and their chosen birth partner(s) to ensure that they have a memorable and fulfilling birth.
Nursing Mother's Counsel
Nursing Mothers Counsel
FREE breastfeeding support provided by trained volunteers via phone, email and home visits.

Free Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes held on the 2nd Saturday of every month, 2-5pm at The Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz. For a complete listing of class dates and to register, go to www.nursingmothers.org.

Kelly Olmstead, LM, CPM
Santa Cruz , CA
(831) 429-2229
http://kellyolmstead.com


Welcoming a baby into your family is one of life's most important, intimate experiences. Why not choose a caregiver who understands this while also fostering a healthy, safe pregnancy and birth? As a Licensed Midwife, I provide nurturing care during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Call for your complimentary interview today.
Omni Doulas
Santa Cruz , CA
(831) 295-3972
http://www.omnidoulas.com


In addition to the typical, continuous support during labor, our birth team offers bi-monthly Community Prenatals open to all expecting parents, as well as 4th Trimester follow-up support in order to encourage maternal well-being and healthy families.
Santa Cruz Midwives
Kara O'Loughlin
The Sash Mills
303 Potrero St. #47-201
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(408) 497-0229
http://www.santacruzmidwives.com


Compassionate, skilled midwifery care for the childbearing year. Services include prenatal care, continuous support in labor and home postpartum care.
Peaceful Sleeping Baby
McKenzie Mangus
2844 mattison lane
santa cruz , ca
http://peacefulsleepingbaby.com


Do you have a baby or toddler that doesn\'t sleep through the night? Is your family feeling tired? Are you ready to give yourself back the gift of sleep? I am a certified Gentle Sleep Coach trained to work with infants, toddlers and older children. I offer hours of support both in your home and/or Skype and on the phone guiding your family through a gentle and effective sleep coaching method that is changing peoples lives! I offer a free 15 min. consultation so give me a call or check out my website for more information.
Pelvic Potential Physical Therapy
Sara Tanza
6233 Soquel Drive Suite E
Aptos , CA 95003
(831) 239-1312
http://www.pelvicpotential.com


Pelvic Potential Physical Therapy specializes in pre/post natal care and treatment of pelvic floor disorders. We treat patients suffering from incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pain with sex, diastasis recti and pain anywhere in the body.
Playbies
Shira Coleman
118 Calabasas Road
Watsonville , CA 95076
(831) 588-2541
http://www.Playbies.com


Online courses and support for families of babies birth to two. Child development, neuroscience, joyful parenting, resourcefulness and abundance. Supporting development and bonding through play. App available on Google Play and itunes/AppStore. Parents, co-parents, grandparents, and caregivers, find joy and abundance in parenting and get science based information on parenting infants and toddlers.
Santa Cruz Midwives
Sharon Potteiger & Kara O’Loughlin
303 Potrero St #47-201
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 316-4953
http://Www.santacruzmidwives.com


I provide care tailored to meet the needs of you & your family. Including home birth midwifery, hospital labor support, postpartum in home care, as well as massage and mother-roasting.
Feel empowered, and be a part of decision making during your pregnancy and birth. What better way to become a parent?
Pretty Pokets
Madhu Challa
, California
https://prettypokets.com


Pretty Pokets is a diaper bag created by a mom for moms. This mom bag is an elegant and functional accessory that a new mom can carry anywhere. The bag has a unique diaper dispenser which simplifies the processing of diapering. No more digging for diapers!!. The bag provides the much-needed style and confidence whenever a mom steps out of the house with her baby.
ProMotion Chiropractic & Sports Injury
Deborah Vitale, DC
320 River St
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 239-5854
http://promotionsantacruz.com


Through gentle adjustments, massage and nutritional support, Deborah offers relief from pain and discomfort in the joints and muscles more common with pregnancy. Longer appointments allow for time to answer questions. We really enjoy pregnant patients, providing extra information and resources to help enhance their journey to becoming new parents.
Mahina Midwifery
Shannon Purpuri LM, CPM
Santa Cruz , CA 95065
(808) 333.2909
http://www.mahinamidwifery.com


Offering holistic midwifery care for home birth families. Providing in-home prenatals, waterbirth, personalized postpartum care, placenta encapsulation & well woman care. My practice is based on continuity of care, trust & a deep respect for woman and babies.
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Dana Ramsey
2907 Chanticleer Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95065
(831) 477-2375
http://www.pamf.org/dana-ramsey.html


Dana Ramsey is one of the eight Certified Nurse Midwives at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Santa Cruz. She delivers babies at both Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center and at Dominican Hospital.
Omni Doulas
Kaili Reynolds
240 Trevethan Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 2953972
http://www.omnidoulas@gmail.com


As a provider of childbirth education and team birth doula services, I aim to serve all birthing people without discrimination of their birthing wishes, lifestyle choices, or family life. Serving as a team, we are able to provide on-call support immediately and until your baby is 3 months old.
Nicole Rivera
Capitola , CA 95010
(787) 244-0069
http://www.doulacaring.com/


Providing emotional companionship, guidance, and physical support to assist and empower each woman to have the birth of her choice and to approach motherhood with confidence. Servicios en Español.
Holistic Tides Healing
Natalia Romano-Williams
4841 Soquel Drive
Soquel , CA 95073
(831) 334-4346
http://www.HolisticTides.com


Professional Fusion of healing services and support for Prenatal and Postnatal stages of motherhood. Infant Massage classes for parents and primary caregivers.
With Natalia Romano-Williams BS Kinesiology, Holistic Health Practitioner, LMT, CST, Reiki Master.
Tummy Temple Doula
Kelli Rosenbloom
124 Glen Drive
Aptos , Ca 95003
(831) 901-5503
http://www.tummytempledoula.com


Kelli began working with women in birth in 2005. She is honored to serve mothers and fathers as they become parents. Kelli has a calm demeanor, and strong loving hands. She has training in massage, yoga and meditation. Her unique and cultivated gifts serve the entire family during this amazingly transformative experience.
Doula Connection Santa Cruz
Sylvia Rubio
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 200-3201
http://doulaconnectionsantacruz.com


Working with the community to stay up to date with current birth professionals. Resource capable and readily available to provide professional assistance for services in the Santa Cruz County. Trained in Homeopathy, Essential Oil therapy, Energy Healing and Acupressure. Ready to provide your family with an open heart and an open mind.
Earth Essence Acupuncture
Jeannine Ruskin LAc CMT
770 26th Avenue, Suite A
Santa Cruz , California 95062
(831) 200-4325
http://www.EarthEssenceAcupuncture.com


I have been called the Acupuncture Fairy by some in the birth community, swooping in to lighten and smooth out tensions and imbalances common during pregnancy, labor and post-partum recovery. I am a Licensed Acupuncturist as well as a Certified Massage Therapist, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, am certified in Five Elements as well as traditional Chinese Medicine, with a focus on balancing body-mind-spirit. I am trained in Western and Eastern herbology, and craft my own Flower Essences and herbal teas and tinctures. My treatments are both nurturing and effective at clearing discomfort in the body, preparing the system on all levels for a healthy organic birth, and providing postpartum balancing. As a Massage Therapist and energy healer for over 10 years, I know how to ease discomfort from the body. I integrate into my treatments Pre-Natal massage, Cranial Sacral, yummy Swedish/Eselan, Deep Tissue, Tui Na, Myofascial Release, and of course cupping or guasha. I also offer monthly Pediatric Lunar Treatments for newborns through age 7, offer outcalls for labor and postpartum support, and accept some insurance providers.
Salud Para La Gente
Sarah Fulop-Furlano
45 Nielsen 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 Birth Photography & Doula Services
Paige Driscoll
(831) 600-6077
http://www.santacruzbirthphotography.com


As a doula and birth photographer I want my clients to feel loved, supported, and respected during labor all while documenting their journey. I document the most transformative time of your life in an artful way by capturing the true rawness and beauty of birth as it unfolds.
Santa Cruz Community Health Centers
Daryl Dichek
250 Locust
SANTA CRUZ , California 95060
(831) 427-3500
http://www.schealthcenters.org/


High quality, personalized health care services to women and children. Medi-Cal, Medicare, cash and several insurance plans accepted. Cash fees are sliding scale. Our staff is bilingual. Prenatal care program offers access to midwives, obstetricians, family practice providers, counseling, education, childbirth classes, acupuncture, and chiropractics. We have a clinic at 21507 East Cliff Drive also.
Santa Cruz Spine and Sport Chiropractic
Dylan Murray
545 Frederick Street
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 426-4325
http://www.scspineandsport.com


Dr. Dylan Murray is a local Chiropractor providing exceptional care for prenatal and pediatric clients. He is certified in Webster Technique and a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA4kids.org). Typical treatment includes gentle chiropractic, myofasical release, and therapeutic exercises. Pregnancy-specific tables are available for patient comfort.
Inner Matrix
Annie Shaw
108 High St
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 254-0233
http://www.annieshawdoula.com


Providing holistic full-spectrum and postpartum doula care, I am in service to you and your family's vision of an empowering birth and fourth trimester. Herbs, nutrition, yoga/breath/movement practices, and compassionate care are at the root of my service.
SPIN, Special Parents Information Network
(831) 423-7713
http://www.spinsc.org/
Information for families with children with special needs.
Tiny Tots Diaper Service and Baby Boutique
138 Railway Avenue
Campbell , CA 95008
(408) 866-2900
http://www.tinytots.com


Cloth and compostable diaper service with weekly delivery & pickup. Visit the boutique for the best products for new babies and nursing mothers. Take classes to learn about diapering options, babywearing, Infant & Child CPR, breastfeeding, and more.
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 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
Primrose and Lace Lingerie
Vanessa Wennstrom
Santa Cruz County & Beyond , CA
(831) 325-5030
http://primroseandlace.com


As a Birth & Postpartum Doula and Lactation Counselor, CLC, I am honored to support our local families as they transition through each new journey together. Providing elegant yet functional nursing bras via regular pop-ups and as Mobile Nursing Bra fittings, where I bring them to you in the comfort of your home. Placenta encapsulation, lactation counseling, birth and postpartum doula services also offered. Please see website for more details!
Community Bridges WIC (Women, Infants & Children)
18 West Lake Ave Ste. A
Watsonville , CA 95076
Bi-lingual, bi-cultural breastfeeding support and counseling and breast pump loans for WIC participants.
Birth Point Acupuncture Group
Kate Wilson, L.Ac.
406 Mission Street, Ste. E
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 566-4838
http://www.birthpoint.org


As a Co-founder of the Birth Point Acupuncture Group in Santa Cruz, my practice specializes in obstetrical acupuncture for pregnancy, fertility and postpartum wellness. House calls available upon request. I am a mother of two small children, both of whom had the honor of being born in this wonderful birth community.
Womb Song
PO BOX 7345
Santa Cruz , CA 95061
http://www.WombSong.com


~ Birth Centered SINGING CIRCLES ~
A five-year staple in the Santa Cruz birth community, Womb Song offers a welcoming space to build connection and support among mothers and birth workers through song. Prepare for labor and life through vocal toning and breathing exercises, strengthen connection to yourself and baby through sound, and discover a deeper sense of your own voice and power. Learn beautiful, simple songs and lullabies from around the world in an oral tradition and circle format. No musical experience necessary. Please visit www.wombsong.com for the latest info and to join our newsletter.







UPCOMING EVENTS








FaceBook