Doula Support in Dana Point, CA

Dana Point doula sleeping baby

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 with breastfeeding and answer baby care questions
  • 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!
Having a baby has been the most earth shattering, humbling, and overwhelming experience in our lives. Megan and Marlee’s presence throughout was always comforting, calming, and reassuring. To us, they were invaluable.
— Sarah
Dana Point birth doula Megan and Marlee

About Megan and Marlee, doulas in Dana Point, CA

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


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Dana Point doula Marlee Malone-Franklin postpartum doula

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 Dana Point Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum

Acupuncture

Southern California Acupuncture
28 Monarch Bay Plaza Ste E
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.892.9167
southerncaliforniaacupuncture.com

Five Seasons Healthcare
32840 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste A
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.661.1236
fiveseasonshealthcare.com

As Designed Wellness
32840 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste A
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.412.6815
asdesignedwellness.com


Baby & Me

Dana Point Public Library Story Time
33841 Niguel Rd
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.496.5517
ocpl.org


Children's Boutique

The Wee Loft
32585-K Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.489.9202
theweeloft.com


Chiropractic

Nexus Family Chiropractic
34085 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 114
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.356.0556
nexusfamilychiropractic.com

Coastal Chiropractic
24863 Del Prado
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.248.1314
drgeoffreys.com


Craniosacral Therapy

As Designed Wellness
32840 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste A
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.412.6815
asdesignedwellness.com


Family Attraction

Ocean Institute
24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.496.2274
ocean-institute.org


Newborn Photography

Kimble Photography
46 Corniche Dr Ste A
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.257.5509
kimblephotography.com


Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Support

Kris La Fave Smith, LMFT (check out our interview with Kris here!)
Dana Point, CA (in-home and online sessions also available)
949.633.0482
motherwarrior.com


Prenatal Massage

Deavah Siemens
34072 Violet Lantern Ste C
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.218.1659
deavah.com

Dana Point Bodycentre
24629 Del Prado
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.487.0891
danapointbodycentre.com

White Lotus Day Spa
24582 Del Prado Ave Ste F
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.496.2977
whitelotusdayspa.com


 Photo of flowers at Salt Creek Beach from danapoint.org

Photo of flowers at Salt Creek Beach from danapoint.org


Other Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Professionals who serve Dana Point

OC Belly Binding
ocbellybinding.com

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

Orange County Midwifery
ocmidwifery.com

Pannolino Diaper Service
ocdiaperservice.com

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

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

The Heirloom Company
Nanny Placement & Consulting Services
heirloomfamily.com

Your Birth Team
Placenta Encapsulation & Overnight Postpartum Doula Services
yourbirthteam.com

Brandy Ferner
In-Home Postpartum Massage
brandyferner.com

Brittney Cicon
Chiropractic
ocmidwifery.com

Coastline Chiropractic
In-home Prenatal, Postpartum, and Infant Chiropractic
coastlinechiro.com

Jennifer McNeil Photography
Maternity & Newborn Photography
jennifermcneilphotography.com

Laguna Beach OBGYN
OB + Midwife Combo
lagunabeachobgyn.com

Ma Yoga
Prenatal, Postpartum, and Baby & Me Yoga
mayoga.com

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

Megan Joyce Wellness
Acupuncture
joycewellness.com

Moondance Childbirth Services
Infant Massage Instruction
moondancechildbirth.com


Dana Point postpartum doula baby hand in parent hand