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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.

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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.

Fertile Spring Acupuncture & Wellness
Tara Anderson, L.Ac., FABORM
1500 Graham Hill Road, Suite A
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 515-8571
http://www.fertilespringacupuncture.com


Fertile Spring Acupuncture & Wellness 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.

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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
HAND of Santa Cruz
Kristie Shulman, Facilitator
(831) 438-4513
http://www.HANDsupport.org


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
Dr. Sally Sherriff, DAOM
320 River Street
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(831) 295-6327
http://healthydragonkids.com


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 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 Doctor and Professor of Pediatrics at Five Branches University, Dr. Sally is the local "go to" person for children's health!
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
Luma Yoga
1010 Center Street
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(620) 8313252620
AT LUMA, YOU WILL FIND A CALMING AND INVITING YOGA STUDIO FOR BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN. OUR SPACE ALSO INCLUDES A FULL WELLNESS CENTER, AN ECO-FRIENDLY FAMILY BOUTIQUE, AND A LOUNGE WHERE WE INVITE YOU TO RELAX, DRINK TEA, HOP ONLINE, READ, MEET A FRIEND, OR FEED A BABY.
THE COMBINATION OF OUR ADULT, KID, AND FAMILY-FOCUSED PROGRAMMING GIVES US A UNIQUELY RELAXED YET VIBRANT FEEL, WHICH OUR STUDENTS AND CLIENTS OF ALL AGES APPRECIATE. WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.
Monterey Bay Parenting
Tina McRorie, MA
(831) 332-0864
http://www.montereybayparenting.org


Monterey Bay Parenting offers the Attached at the Heart Parenting Program as well as free parenting support groups and other free family events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sacred Path BIrth Services
Avira Wenn, CD(DONA), CLEC
Serving Santa Cruz County & surrounding areas , 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!
Womb Song
PO BOX 7345
Santa Cruz , CA 95061
(831) 431-3963
http://www.WombSong.com


~ 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!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Womb-Song-US/1430876330469537







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