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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.

Ananda Doula Care
Ana Hernandez
Santa Cruz County , CA
(831) 239-4893
http://www.anandadoula.com


I love integrating my rich background in parenting and bilingual education within the holistic services I provide women and their families as a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula. As a certified Innate Postpartum Care Provider I support the physiologic needs of the newborn mother/baby to promote optimal postpartum healing, health and well-being. Bilingual services 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 and a Nursing Mothers Counselor.
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.
Blessed Birth
101 Hagemann Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
http://www.blessedbirth@gmail.com


Blessed Birth - providing birth and postpartum Doula services locally for over a decade. I also offer placenta encapsulation, life coaching, reiki (energy work), pre and postnatal yoga (at Luma and privately), and mother blessing ceremonies. I do private childbirth education and I am a student midwife as well.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Metta Mama Wellness
Hayley Miller
412 Bay Ave Unit A
Capitola , California 95010
(858) 3363780
http://www.mettamamawellness.com


I’m Hayley Miller and I am a birth and postpartum doula, a childbirth educator, a trained yoga instructor (200-RYT, soon to be certified prenatal and postpartum RYT), as well as being a wife and mama to a little boy named Callum. I’ve been interested in the history of birthwork for a long time, but felt especially drawn to it after observing my own incredible midwife and doula during the birth of my son. I felt called to nourish the minds and support the bodies of birthing people in the same way that my team supported me.
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 20 years, and has served women in a variety of settings. She offers birth & postpartum doula services, Birthing From Within childbirth classes, and massage for the childbearing year.
Omni Doulas
Santa Cruz , CA
(831) 295-3972
http://www.omnidoulas.com


In addition to the typical, continuous support during labor, our birth team offers bi-monthly Community Prenatals open to all expecting parents, as well as 4th Trimester follow-up support in order to encourage maternal well-being and healthy families.
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.
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!







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