Doula Support in Aliso Viejo, CA

Happy baby doing tummy time Aliso Viejo doula

A doula can...

  • Help you feel more surrounded with support before and during birth (this goes for moms as well as dads and partners!)

  • Answer questions and help you locate additional resources

  • Help you prepare for your birth and postpartum experience

  • Provide comfort measures, coping techniques, encouragement, and guidance during labor and birth

  • Promote rest, recovery, and bonding with your baby in the weeks after birth

  • Help you understand what is normal and identify possible areas of concern

  • Brainstorm with you to help come up with creative solutions to challenges you may face

  • ... and so much more!

 
We are so lucky we found Marlee and Megan. Their warmth and awesomeness made it possible to actually enjoy parts of our son’s birth, instead of just being frozen in fear like we were before we hired them.
— James, Aliso Viejo
Megan and Marlee Malone-Franklin headshot Aliso Viejo birth doula

About Megan and Marlee, doulas serving Aliso Viejo, CA

We've been supporting families during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum since 2014. We attend Mission Viejo home births, and also serve clients birthing at Saddleback Memorial and Beach Cities Midwifery birth center.


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Family Life in Aliso Viejo

Aliso Viejo is a great place to raise a family. Scenic Orange County views, a Trader Joe’s (crucial, right?), close proximity to shopping, beautiful parks, and many walking and hiking trails make this a wonderful city to live in with little ones. And there are plenty of great resources for pregnancy and postpartum in and near Aliso Viejo too!


Marlee holding newborn Aliso Viejo birth class

Are you in search of an understanding and knowledgeable companion to accompany you through the journey of labor and birth?

Are you looking for practical and emotional support as you settle in at home with your baby?

Are you trying to find a meaningful childbirth preparation class before your little one arrives? 

We're here for you.

We have been providing prenatal childbirth education, labor support, and help for families with a new baby since 2014, and we love love LOVE working with parents in Orange County and Long Beach! We have training through Childbirth InternationalStillbirthday, and we are Advanced Birthing From Within mentors, so you'll find we may approach the experiences of welcoming a baby a bit differently than other birth professionals in the area.

We strive to offer nonjudgmental support to everyone we work with, offering a safe space to experience the range of emotions this time of life can bring. We honor your journey into parenthood as a rite of passage, not just a medical event.

We offer a free consultation so we can get to know each other and learn how we can best serve you on your journey into parenthood.


Local Resources for Aliso Viejo Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum

Acupuncture

Open Mind Modalities
15 Mareblu Ste 310
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949.229.4033
ommacupuncture.com

Modern Acupuncture
27054 La Paz Rd
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949.647.4449
modernacupuncture.com

Kennedy Chiropractic Health & Wellness Center
11 Mareblu Ste 120
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949.305.1790
kennedychiropractic.net


Chiropractic

Aliso Creek Chiropractic
92 Argonaut Ste 110
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949.427.9730
alisocreekchiro.com

Family & Sports Chiropractic
27131 Aliso Creek Rd
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949.448.9088
familyandsportschiropractic.com


CPR/First Aid Classes

Premier Aquatics
36 Argonaut Ste 130
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949.716.3333
swimoc.com


Craniosacral Therapy

Massage Envy
26852 La Paz Road Ste 2
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949.472.8177
massageenvy.com


Maternity Clothes

Due Maternity
5 Argonaut
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
866.746.7383
duematernity.com


Newborn Photography

Jenny Mason Photography
27101 Aliso Creek Rd Ste 104
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949.305.9115
jennymasonphotography.com


Pediatricians

Sea View Pediatrics
2 Journey Ste 100
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949.951.5437
orangecountypediatrician.com

Hoag Medical Group Aliso Viejo Pediatrics
26671 Aliso Creek Rd Ste 200
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949.791.3105
hoagmedicalgroup.com


Prenatal Massage

Massage Envy
26852 La Paz Road Ste 2
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949.472.8177
massageenvy.com

Renaissance Club Sport
50 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949.449.2988
renaissanceclubsport.com


Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness

Fit4Mom
111 Park Ave
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949.353.7713
southoc.fit4mom.com


Beautiful photo the hills of Aliso Viejo from  thetenantbase.com

Beautiful photo the hills of Aliso Viejo from thetenantbase.com


Family-Friendly Activities in Aliso Viejo

Aliso Viejo Community Park
150 Cedarbrook
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
avca.net

Aliso Viejo Public Library Storytime
1 Journey
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949.360.1730
ocpl.org

Gymboree Play & Music Classes
27131 Aliso Creek Rd Ste 140
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949.680.7187
gymboreeclasses.com


Other Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Professionals who serve Aliso Viejo

Melia Perrizo Physical Therapy
Women’s Health / Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
meliaperrizopt.com

Modern Roots Birth (Melanie Smith)
Vaginal Steaming
modernrootsbirth.com

OC Car Seats
Car Seat Education & Installation Services
occarseat.com

Pannolino Diaper Service
ocdiaperservice.com

PelvicSanity
Women’s Health / Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
pelvicsanity.com

Sarah Kay Photography
Maternity, Birth, & Newborn Photography
sarahkaephotography.com

Sarton Physical Therapy
Women’s Health / Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
pelvichealing.com

Spinning Babies Parent Class
Hosted by Lundquist & Patterson Chiropractic Center
chiropracticforpregnancy.com

Stephanie Ramirez-Hudnall
Babywearing Educator & Cloth Diaper Consults
ladoulaoblongata.com

The Birth School (Nicole Green)
Belly Binding (postpartum)
thebirthschool.com

Wholistic Womens Healthcare (Lauren Slak, CPM)
Home Birth Midwife and IBCLC
wholisticwomenshealthcare.com

Your Birth Team (Amanda Cagle)
Placenta Encapsulation and Overnight Postpartum Doula Support
yourbirthteam.com

Angell Chiropractic (Jennifer Angell, DC)
Prenatal, Postpartum, and Infant Chiropractic
angellchiro.com

Brandy Ferner
In-Home Postpartum Massage
brandyferner.com

Brittney Cicon
Chiropractic
ocmidwifery.com

Coastline Chiropractic (Julia Goodman, DC)
In-home Prenatal, Postpartum, and Infant Chiropractic
coastlinechiro.com

Gabriella Cerince
In-home Prenatal and Postpartum Massage
sacredorigins.services

Jennifer McNeil Photography
Maternity & Newborn Photography
jennifermcneilphotography.com

Laguna Beach OBGYN
OB + Midwife Combo (in-hospital birth center at Mission Hospital)
lagunabeachobgyn.com

Lauren Deliberato, LPC
Holistic Counseling
laurendeliberato.com

Life’s Little Legacy (Kayleen Jones)
Maternity & Newborn Photography
lifeslittlelegacyphotography.com

Light Within Chiropractic
Prenatal, Postpartum, and Infant Chiropractic
lightwithinchiro.com

Mama Sol Birth (Amber Navarro)
Babywearing Education
mamasolbirth.com

Megan Joyce Wellness
Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
joycewellness.com

Megan Masler
Lactation Consultant
oclactationstation.com


Baby hand in parent hand Aliso Viejo breastfeeding newborn help