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Providers for Child & Family Health Care

This listing may include pediatricians, family practitioners, and other care providers who also treat individuals who are not pregnant.


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

Fertile Spring Reproductive Acupuncture
Tara Anderson, L.Ac., FABORM
1500 Graham Hill Road, Suite A
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 515-8571

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.
Dr. Jessica Bernardy
Jessica Bernardy, ND
736 Chestnut Street, Suite F
Santa Cruz , California 95060
I'm a licensed naturopathic doctor who is passionate about helping you create optimal health in yourself so you can create a healthier future. As an ND, my approach to perinatal health uses a distinct system of medicine, integrative naturopathic medicine. I use holistic diagnostics and natural therapeutics to curate an individualized treatment plan. I treat everything from infertility and preconception optimization, to natural hormone balancing (PMS, PCOS, cycle irregularity, low libido, skin issues, insomnia), postpartum support, pediatrics, digestive issues (IBS, IBD, SIBO), fatigue, anxiety, depression, thyroid disease, pediatrics and many more. My treatments may include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, IV therapy, physical medicine, and hydrotherapy. I'm conveniently located in downtown Santa Cruz, and serve the greater Bay area.
Live Oak Acupuncture & Healing Arts
Marcia Connelly
6892B Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 818-7051

I am a California Board Certified licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist since 2009, and a member of Birth Point of Santa Cruz. I utilize an east/west integrative and holistic approach specializing in women's health, obstetrics, pediatric wellness, male/female fertility, pain management, and emotional balancing. I will offer sliding scale for cases of financial hardship. Se Habla Espanol.
Arrow Acupuncture
Samaya Cullerton, LAc
200 7th Ave.
Suite 135
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 588-9581

My approach natural medicine is interdisciplinary, holistic and individualized care tailored to each patientâs needs. I utilize of acupuncture, herbs, diet and nutrition, lifestyle guidance, cupping, gua sha, traditional Asian body work, massage and shoni shin therapies. My experience includes working with families to achieve conception, during pregnancy, labor and delivery, continued care with children and families in the fourth trimester and beyond.
Seek Optimal Health, A Professional Corporation
Lee Ann Cuny
550 Water Street, Suite K4
Santa Cruz , CA 95060

Osteopathic manipulation
Cranial osteopathic manipulation
Integrative medicine
Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center
Vanessa Diamond
1200 41st Ave Suite H
Capitola , CA 95010
(831) 4751200

Vanessa Diamond is a physical therapist specializing in Women's Health who can help pregnant and postpartum women prevent, treat and recover from pregnancy and postpartum related pain or dysfunction with manual therapies addressing any soft tissue disorders as well as teach women how to coordinate their abdominal and pelvic floor muscles and breath in order to facilitate vaginal birth and during the postpartum phase to progressively strengthen the body, pelvic floor and core muscles for a safe return to fitness activities. There are also postural, breathing and mindful exercises that can be used to help normalize posture and hormonal balance for optimal health of mother and baby. Vanessa speaks Spanish and some French, Italian and Portuguese.
Empowered Healing Chiropractic
Rachel Selnick
930 mission St suite 2
Santa Cruz , Ca 95060
(831) 204-0224

Dr. Rachel did post-graduate coursework to be able to offer specific and gentle prenatal & pediatric chiropractic care. She empowers your body through adjustments to be able to handle growing pains & the birth process as it is meant to do!
Stellar Acupuncture @Thrive Natural Medicine
Dr. Miranda Gensler D.A.O.M, L.Ac
2840 Park Ave
Soquel , CA 95073
(831) 245-3400

Dr. Miranda Gensler is dedicated to supporting & empowering women through every stage of their fertility journey, pregnancy & 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, tuina and energy work. Miranda is board certified & licensed in the state of California.
Healthy Dragon Healing Arts
Dr. Sally Sherriff, CTOM, L.Ac, DAOM
320 River Street
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(831) 508-0101

Dr. Sally provides Holistic Health Care For Babies and Children.

Get to the root cause of your child's dis-ease with gentle Traditional Asian Medicine based on Five Element diagnosis. Treatments can include therapeutic massage, Shonishin, moxa, cupping and Nutritional and Herbal recommendations.
These treatments help to strengthen your child's lung Qi and immune system so they recover quickly from any coughs and colds, balance their digestive Qi and nourish their heart blood and Yin for sleeping issues and emotional well-being. The wisdom of Ancient Asian Medicine offers a whole child approach for healing from pain, musculo-skeletal & neurological issues, skin rashes, ear aches, allergies, asthma, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, auto-immune problems, developmental concerns, ADHD and Autism and other issues.

Dr. Sally also offers monthly Lunar Full Moon Treatments, a Japanese tradition, to support the health of your child's body mind and spirit. For more information go to
Medi-Cal for children accepted. Dr. Sally speaks Spanish, French, Chinese and Japanese.
Lisa Piediscalzi, L.Ac., IBCLC
Lisa Piediscalzi
(831) 334-7250

Craniosacral therapy and breastfeeding support for newborns-toddlers. Acupuncture and craniosacral therapy for Moms during the childbearing years. Housecalls available in Santa Cruz County.
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.
Thrive Natural Medicine
Irene Valencia, ND
2840 Park Ave
Suite A
Soquel , CA 95073
(831) 515-8699

Naturopathic Medicine, Prenatal & Postnatal Care, Well Woman Exams, Cervical Escharotic Treatment for Dysplasia, IV Therapy
Birth Point Acupuncture Group
Kate Wilson, DACM, LAc, NCCOAM
628 Frederick Street
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 566-4838

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. I am a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Advocate (P.A.I.L.). House calls available upon request. I am a mother of two children, both born in this wonderful birth community, one via C-Section and the second via VBAC.