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Services, products, and providers listed here may include photography, belly casting, newborn screening, tub rentals, baby & toddler classes, diaper service, and other helpful resources.


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

Circle Of Changes
Martina Lin
Scott Valley , CA 95066
(760) 2743403

Emotional/spiritual supports during pregnancy.
Help preparing for an aware and smooth birth with a meditation based Inner Space Technique.
Establish home life with rhythm and simple schedule that brings calmness and peace to everyone.
Fertile Spring Acupuncture
Tara Anderson, L.Ac., FABORM
1500 Graham Hill Road, Suite A
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 515-8571

Fertile Spring Acupuncture offers highly specialized acupuncture care for the effective treatment of Morning Sickness & Fatigue, Miscarriage Prevention, Breech & Posterior Positions, Birth Preparation, Natural Labor Induction, Difficult and Prolonged Labor, Postpartum Depression, Insufficient Lactation, Hormone Balancing and Stress/Anxiety Relief. Insurance Accepted. Easy Online Booking.
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.

Brandi Brewer
9700 Manzanita Ave
Ben Lomond , CA 95005
(831) 2782776

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
Megan Bunch
(831) 423-8483

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.
Bundle of Joy Doula Care
Deidre Lorenzo
Scotts Valley , CA 95060
(831) 246-1191

I would love to help you achieve an easier, joyous, low-stress birth. I've supported over 500 births since 2005. I also offer professional-grade pregnancy, birth and new family photography, and provide in-home private childbirth prep, lactation assistance and post-partum care.
Central Coast Doula Services
Nora Yerena
Watsonville , CA
(559) 287-8934

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.
Karen Ehrlich, CPM, LM
Santa Cruz , CA
(831) 425-3326

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.
Aiko Fisher
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 334-9931

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.
Full Moon Birth and Family Wellness Center
Sunshine Tomlin, LM
701 Mission St
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 454-8031

Genine Leighton, LMFT
Genine Leighton
550 Water St. Ste E-2
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(831) 566-6830

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who provides counseling and support for expectant families, postpartum moms experiencing anxiety/depression and their partners, as well as couples support. In addition, I also work with women who have experienced a loss, endured a traumatic birth or seeking support in their adjustment to parenthood as well as infertility struggles. I have specialized training in working with perinatal and postpartum challenges and I facilitate the Postpartum Wellness Group at Sutter Hospital. Please contact me or see my website for more information.
A Parent's Path: Early Parenting Support Services
Elizabeth Green
Santa Cruz , CA.
(831) 431-6681

I offer Home Visits for Infant Sleep Consults, and Phone Consults for early parenting questions.
HAND of Santa Cruz
Kristie Shulman, Facilitator
(831) 438-4513

HAND of Santa Cruz (Helping After Neonatal Death) provides peer support and information to parents who have experienced the loss of a baby before, during or after birth. We offer phone support, grief support meetings, subsequent pregnancy support meetings, resource library, quarterly newsletter, volunteer trainings, and inservice seminars for healthcare providers. All services are free.
Healthy Dragon Kids
Sally Sherriff, Dr. Fellow of Oriental Medicine
320 River Street
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(831) 818-5445

Get to the root of your child's dis-ease!
We offer blood work, allergy testing, hair analysis and muscle testing. Gentle Traditional Oriental Medicine, NAET, nutritional and herbal recommendations, shonishin, cupping, laser, moxibustion and tuina massage for babies and children.

Help for 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, allergies, developmental issues ADHD, Autism etc...

Monthly Full Moon treatments also available!

As a Doctoral Fellow and Professor of Pediatrics at Five Branches University, Sally is the local "go to" person for children's health!
Inanna Holistic Health
Christine Keith Hall
250 Main Street #663
ben lomond , Ca 95005
(925) 4706068

Congratulations from the bottom
of my heart!
The fourth trimester is a beautiful sacred time. I am here to help you honor this time.
As a postpartum doula, it is my goal to help you adjust to the many changes and new challenges you may encounter with a new baby. It is my hope that when you have support, those challenges can feel less overwhelming, your confidence may be higher and your new family can bond and flourish.
I have been a massage therapist for fourteen years and practiced in many modalities including Reiki. I rely on listening to your body and my intuition to help heal your body mind and soul.
Blessings of light
Christine Keith Hall
Integrative Energy Medicine
Kathleen Pouls L.Ac., CMP
3335 Mission Drive
Santa Cruz , Calif 95065
(831) 475-8885

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.
Santa Cruz Family Doula Collective
Megan Jacobsmeyer
(831) 431-3963

I believe that all women are powerful, capable and innately prepared to birth and care for their babies. As a doula and as 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. I am also the co-founder and leader of Womb Song.
Journey to Conceive
Marga Vaquer-Rhodes
555 Soquel Ave, Ste 260
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 227-3431

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).
Laura Maxson LM, CPM
Laura Maxson
The Sash Mill
303 Potrero St. #43-105
Santa Cruz , CA
(831) 336-0961

Licensed midwife offering complete homebirth services including prenatal and postpartum care. Free interview. Also available: Home visits for breastfeeding support, specializing in latch-on in the first weeks. Home visits for Newborn Screening Test. Birth Tubs available. See website for more information
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.
Luma Doula Team
Kaili Reynolds
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 295-3972

I offer childbirth education through Luma Yoga, Sutter, and Dominican. In addition, I work with a small of team of Doulas, offering parents prenatal, labor, birth and postnatal support. As a student midwife, I am studying under homebirth midwives in order to fully enable myself to provide well rounded care.
Mindful Ways
Jennifer Jeffcoat
1741 Saratoga Ave.
San Jose , CA 95033
(408) 891-3751

Empowering the Mindful Birthing Process, Facilitating the transition into Parenting, Guiding the Whole Family to an engaged life. Through Doula Care, Mindful Childbirth & Parent Education, Pre & Perinatel Birth Psychology, Reiki, and hypnotherapy.
Monterey Bay Parenting
Tina McRorie, MA
(831) 332-0864

Monterey Bay Parenting offers the Attached at the Heart Parenting Program as well as free parenting support groups and other free family events.
Music Together/MusicalMe, Inc.
Lizz Hodgin
PO Box 66438
Scotts Valley , CA 95067
(831) 438-3514

We offer the best Early Childhood Music & Movement Program ever - Music Together. In our playful classes we teach and lead the doting adults of infants, toddlers and preschoolers in how to create a rich musical life for their little ones every day. We've taught over 50,000 children since 1996 throughout Santa Cruz & Santa Clara Counties.
Open To Creation Birth Services
Lori Dent
50 Carneros Ave
Aromas , CA 95004
(831) 566-3951

I have been involved in the birth community for the past 18 years. Ten working as a medical assistant and the past 8 years I have been working as a birth doula and placenta encapsulation specialist. My passion is supporting and encouraging families to birth in their own way and time.
Sharon Potteiger LM CPM
303 Potrero St #47-201
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 332-3075

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?
Nicole Rivera
Capitola , CA 95010
(787) 244-0069

Providing continuous educational, emotional and physical support for women and their partners during pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn period.
Tummy Temple Doula
Kelli Rosenbloom
124 Glen Drive
Aptos , Ca 95003
(831) 901-5503

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

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.
Santa Cruz Birth Photography & Doula Services
Paige Driscoll
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.
SPIN, Special Parents Information Network
(831) 423-7713
Information for families with children with special needs.
Tiny Tots Diaper Service and Baby Boutique
138 Railway Avenue
Campbell , CA 95008
(408) 866-2900

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

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.
Sacred Path BIrth Services
Avira Wenn, CD(DONA), CLEC
Serving Santa Cruz County & surrounding areas , CA
(559) 623-3291

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

As a Postpartum Doula and Lactation Counselor, CLC, I am honored to support our local families as they transition into each new journey together. Providing elegant yet functional nursing bras via regular pop-ups (see website) and as Mobile Nursing Bra fittings, where I bring them to you in the comfort of your home. Placenta encapsulation services, following the time-honored TCM process also available.
With My Own Two Hands
Julie Lefmann
Santa Cruz , CA
(408) 529-8031

I am DONA trained as a Birth Doula & have practiced locally for over 10 years. I've had the privilege of attending over 200 births so far. I was a nanny for 15 years before becoming a doula. I'm also a Certified Massage, Reiki, & Watsu (warm-water meditation/massage) Practitioner. I have specialized in Pre & Postnatal Massage for 14 out of the 15+ years that I've practiced massage professionally. I've also professionally practiced both Watsu & Reiki since 2004. I live on 38th Ave. here in beautiful Santa Cruz. I love to marry my passions together with my work - water, children, healing, music - and am thrilled to do the work I love!
Womb Song
PO BOX 7345
Santa Cruz , CA 95061
(831) 431-3963

~ Birth Centered SINGING CIRCLES ~
Amanda West & Megan Jacobsmeyer lead Womb Song. Womb Song is a community based singing circle open to all mothers, mothers-to-be (including trying to conceive), birth workers and women who love to sing. Prepare for labor and life through vocal toning and breathing exercises, strengthen your connection to yourself and your 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. Drop-ins welcome. Sliding scale donations made at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Womb Song is every third Monday evening, 7-8PM at the Pacific Cultural Center in the Studio: 1307 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz. Check the dates on our webpage and add yourself to our email list!
Find "Womb Song US" on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest Womb Song news, and to receive informative and inspiring information on birth, pregnancy, motherhood, music and more!