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Providers for Doula (Postpartum)

A postpartum doula helps a new mother and her partner/family make the transition into parenthood by offering physical and emotional support in the first weeks after birth. Postpartum doulas provide breastfeeding and baby care tips, and may also help with cooking, light housekeeping, entertaining siblings, and more. The supportive ear and attentive eye of the postpartum doula can help to ease the worries of the first weeks of motherhood and to connect the family to resources and information. Other family members may also benefit from postpartum doula care by being freed from household duties to be able to spend more time with mother and baby. Even if you don't anticipate needing a postpartum doula, keep a couple of names handy in case you find you've have changed your mind after the birth. Many postpartum doulas book well in advance.

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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.

Ana Hernandez Doula Services
Ana Hernandez
Santa Clara to Monterey County , CA
(831) 239-4893
http://www.anahernandezdoula.com


I feel blessed to have worked intimately with children and their parents for 18 years as a teacher and now as a trained and certified Birth and Postpartum Doula! I provide individualized antepartum, labor and postpartum care, support and service that honors and respects each unique motherbaby birthing process and journey into parenthood. Spanish services are available.
Beth Lilienthal - Postpartum Doula Care
Beth Lilienthal, PCD
Santa Cruz County , CA
(831) 588-7367
http://www.santacruzbabydoula.com/


You have done an amazing job carrying and birthing your baby...it's now time for you and your family to be cared for as well! As a postpartum doula I am honored to be invited into your home during this exciting time. Your postpartum support is just as important as your prenatal care. With my physical and emotional support for you, your baby and your family - the amazing transition into parenthood can be a smooth one. Every family is unique and my support will change as your families needs change in those early days, weeks and months. I offer morning and nighttime care; educating and assisting you in everything newborn! Soothing techniques, coping skills, breastfeeding assistance, bottle feeding, nutritious snacks and meals - all which can help you rest and recover and focus your energy on bonding with your new baby. I am a certified postpartum doula through DONA International.
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
Central Coast Doula Services
Nora Yerena
Watsonville , CA
(559) 287-8934
http://CentralCoastDoula.com


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
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.
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.
A Parent's Path: Early Parenting Support Services
Elizabeth Green
Santa Cruz , CA.
(831) 431-6681
http://www.earlyparentingsupport.com


I offer Home Visits for Infant Sleep Consults, and Phone Consults for early parenting questions.
Inanna Holistic Health
Christine Keith Hall
250 Main Street #663
ben lomond , Ca 95005
(925) 4706068
http://Inannaholistichealth.org


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
Inannaholistichealth.org
Santa Cruz Family Doula Collective
Megan Jacobsmeyer
(831) 431-3963
http://santacruzfamilydoulacollective.com/


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. www.wombsong.com
Mandys Doula Services
Mandy Lariz
(831) 278-0294
http://www.mandysdoulaservices.com


My journey of birth and postpartum doula work started in 2007. I've emerged from many respected birth, midwifery, and holistic care trainings with the skills and positive mindset to offer clients a full circle of prenatal, birth, and postpartum support.
Carmen Lawler Doula Services
Carmen Lawler
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 295-2556
http://www.carmenlawler.com


As a doula I arrive at each birth with an open mind and an open heart, ready to support each family in the way that works best for them, adapting to the unknowns of birth as we go. I support women as they navigate pregnancy, their unique birth experiences, and new roles as mothers, with loving and personalized care. I have a deep trust that each woman knows how to birth and care for her baby, and can best do this when she feels supported. As a doula I hope to nurture this intuitive and primal process.
Luma Doula Team
1010 Center St
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 246-1191
http://lumayoga.com/wellness/birth-postpartum-doula


The Luma Doula Team: Four professionally trained doulas, with hundreds of births and decades of experience, collectively. Working together allows us to encircle you with well-rounded support before, during and after birth. We work in respectful partnership with your medical team, dedicated to healthy family outcomes and positive birth experiences.
Luma Doula Team
Kaili Reynolds
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 295-3972
http://lumayoga.com/wellness/birth-postpartum-doula


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.
Crystal Lyons
(831) 818-4562


Loving, nurturing care for new mothers and families in Santa Cruz and surrounding areas. As a mother of three, Crystal brings knowledge and compassion to her work and holds the postpartum season in high regard as a very sacred time in life to be honored and protected. Trained herbalist, birth and postpartum doula currently working toward Postpartum Doula Certification with DONA. It is her joy to serve clients with a calm, humble Spirit of gratitude and reverence.
Mindful Ways
Jennifer Jeffcoat
1741 Saratoga Ave.
San Jose , CA 95033
(408) 891-3751
http://www.mindfulways.org


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.
Mother- to - Mother Doula Service
Salle Webber
Santa Cruz County , CA
(831) 331-6158
http://www.sallewebber.com


Offering personal, professional, flexible in-home care for postpartum families. Honoring the tender weeks following childbirth, I support mother and newborn, home and family with nurturing care, relevant information, and gentle guidance. Over 28 years of local experience.
Mother's Journey
Kymm Ann Wallin
(831) 334-3917
http://www.mothersjourney.com


Kymm Ann has had the honor of working with hundreds of families as they journey into parenthood. She has been attending births for over 17 years, and has served women in a variety of settings. She also offers Birthing From Within Childbirth Classes, Massage for the Childbearing Year and Postpartum Doula services.
Tonantzin Birth Services
Diana Narva
(831) 515-8014
http://www.tonantzinbirthservices.com


My hope as a birth & postpartum doula is provide the comfort, support, reassurance and information to women (and their partners) to feel empowered through their pregnancy, labor and birth. All parents should have the resources and opportunities to make informed decisions about what they envision for their birth experiences. I can be that calm, stable bridge you need to get as close to that vision as possible. Spanish services also available.
Nicole Rivera
Capitola , CA 95010
(787) 244-0069
http://www.doulacaring.com/


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
http://www.tummytempledoula.com


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.
In-Home Holistic Birth Services
Joya Tarantino
BonnyDoon , CA 95060
(831) 291-5229


I am an apprentice midwife, currently serving communities throughout Santa Cruz offering in-home Holistic Birth Doula services, and massage therapy with over 20 years of practice. It is my honor to serve your growing family throughout your pregnancy offering educational, emotional and physical support.
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 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.







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