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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.

Womb Wellness
Laura Layla Centorrino
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(510) 610-8418
http://theArtemisWoman.com


I bring decades of experience supporting womens embodiment: physical, emotional and energetic. Womb Wellness includes menstrual cycle teachings, infertility, loss - miscarriage, abortion, preparations for pregnancy, childbirth and post partum integration. I offer counseling around Conscious Relating and Family Planning to explore and prepare on a deeper level for the Rite of Passage to parent(s). My work is based in peri prenatal repatterning and other modalities with a focus on Intergenerational healing.
Pitaka Christie Close
2395 Delaware Ave.
Santa Cruz , Calif 95060
(916) 694-9440


I arrive with my COVID test results in hand and provide 24-7 newborn care from birth to six weeks of age. I am a trained vegetarian cook and offer bed rest care for mom if needed, help with establishing breastfeeding, bottle feeding if requested/needed, cleaning and organizing all baby care equipment, nursery care with lite housekeeping, and baby laundry. I do this during the day when baby is asleep. I charge for 16 hrs per 24 hr shift with a sliding scale.
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.
Genine Leighton, LMFT
Genine Leighton
820 Bay Avenue Suite 204B
Capitola , CA 95010
(831) 331-4498
http://www.genineleighton.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.
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.
Lauren Reppy, LMFT
Lauren Reppy
520 Mission Street
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.
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.
Center for Intimqacy & Sexual Health
joanna whitcup
, ca 95010
(831) 854-2290
http://drwhitcup.com


Working with sexuality and intimacy for new parents. Education and intervention.
Birth Point Acupuncture Group
Kate Wilson, DACM, LAc, NCCOAM
628 Frederick Street
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 566-4838
http://www.birthworksacupuncture.com


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.







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