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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.

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.

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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.







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