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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.

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.
Central Coast Doula Services
Nora Yerena
Watsonville , CA
(559) 287-8934
http://CentralCoastDoulaServices.com


Empowering the Mother through Evidence-Based Care - Birth and postpartum support, breastfeeding educators, and evidence-based parenting education. Our specialties include: natural & medicated birth; Cesarean & VBAC delivery; LGBT, adoption, & surrogate families; premature birth; and multiples.
Blessed Birth
Mireille Cervelli
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 566-1167
http://www.blessedbirth.net


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.
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.
Luma Yoga
1010 Center Street
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(831) 325-2620
http://lumayoga.com
Luma is an award-winning yoga & wellness center. Our space also includes an eco-friendly family boutique and lounge where you can relax, drink tea, hop online, meet friends, or feed a baby. Specializing in classes & events from birth, to baby & beyond, Luma is 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.
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 and Birthing From Within childbirth classes
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.
Natalya Lukin, LM, CPM
Natalya Lukin
Santa Cruz , CA
(831) 621-0003
http://www.midwifenatalya.com


Holistic, in-home midwifery care for all families, from preconception through birth and beyond. Services include homebirth, hospital birth support, postpartum care, preconception counseling, and intrauterine insemination (IUI). Free consultation.
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.
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.
Inner Matrix
Annie Shaw
108 High St
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 254-0233
http://www.annieshawdoula.com


Providing holistic full-spectrum and postpartum doula care, I am in service to you and your family's vision of an empowering birth and fourth trimester. Herbs, nutrition, yoga/breath/movement practices, and compassionate care are at the root of my service.
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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