Doula Support in Dana Point, CA

Sleeping baby Dana Point 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 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!

I can’t imagine giving birth without Marlee and Megan’s support! They were a godsend during both my births and I’m so grateful for everything they did to help me.
— Kristin, Dana Point
Megan and Marlee headshot Dana Point birth doula

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.


I'm looking for a:


Marlee holding newborn Dana Point postpartum doula newborn help

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.


Family Life in Dana Point

Dana Point is a beautiful place to raise a family! From the beaches to the hiking and biking trails to the many classes and programs available for kids, there is a little something for everyone in this picturesque Orange County town. Plus, there are many great resources for pregnancy and postpartum in and near Dana Point!


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


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


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


Family-Friendly Activities in Dana Point

Baby Beach
24300 Dana Point Harbor Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
tripadvisor.com

Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
34558 Scenic Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.248.3527
danapoint.org

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

Doheny State Beach
25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.496.6171
parks.ca.gov

Ocean Institute (including The Pilgrim)
24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.496.2274
ocean-institute.org

Pines Park
34941 Camino Capistrano
Dana Point, CA 92624
danapoint.org

The Wee Loft (children’s boutique)
32585-K Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.489.9202
theweeloft.com


Other Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Professionals who serve Dana Point

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 Dana Point breastfeeding help