Doula Support in Irvine, CA

Irvine doula happy 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 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
Irvine birth doula Megan and Marlee

About Megan and Marlee, doulas in Irvine, CA

We've been supporting families during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum since 2014. We attend Irvine home births, and also serve clients birthing at HoagKaiser Irvine, UCI, and the South Coast Midwifery birth center.

 

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Irvine 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 Irvine Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum

Acupuncture

Irvine Meridian Health Center
15785 Laguna Canyon Rd Ste 370
Irvine, CA 92618
949.502.8508
acupunctureinirvine.com

Irvine Acupuncture
2458 Alton Pkwy Ste B
Irvine, CA 92606
949.679.4111
myirvineacupuncture.com

Coastal Acupuncture & Natural Health Center
2192 Martin St Ste 280
Irvine, CA 92612
949.646.4325
coastalacupuncturectr.com


Ayurveda

Be the Change Yoga
3943 Portola Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92602
714.417.9834
bethechangeyoga.com


Baby & Me Classes

Gymboree Play & Learn
18003 Sky Park Circle Bldg 53 Ste L
Irvine, CA 92614
949.852.8855
gymboreeclasses.com

LePort Montessori
1 Technology Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
949.544.1047
leportschools.com


Birth Center

South Coast Midwifery
6817 Quail Hill Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92603
949.654.2727
southcoastmidwifery.com


Children's Boutique

Jeannie N Minnie
827 Spectrum Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
949.453.9333
jeannienmini.com

Mon Beau Bebe
6226 Irvine Blvd
Irvine, CA 92620
949.748.8043
monbeaubebe.com


Chiropractic

Dr. Heather Carmona
19742 MacArthur Blvd Ste 250
Irvine, CA 92612
949.229.7655
drcarmonachiropractic.com

Dr. Valerie Farino
6817 Quail Hill Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92603
949.899.0916
drvaleriechiropractic.com


CPR & First Aid

CPR Hero Training Center
311 W Peltason Dr
Irvine, CA 92697
714.705.6111
thecprhero.com

University Training Center
19742 MacArthur Blvd Ste 150
Irvine, CA 92612
949-251-9085
cprutc.com


Craniosacral Therapy

Irvine Spine & Wellness Center
15785 Laguna Canyon Rd Ste 110
Irvine, CA 92618
949.552.5535
chiropractor-irvine.com


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Family Attraction

Pretend City Children's Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618
949.428.3900
pretendcity.org


Hospital

Kaiser Irvine Medical Center
6640 Alton Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92618
888.988.2800
thrive.kaiserpermanente.org


Maternity Clothes

Motherhood
822 Spectrum Center Dr Ste 822
Irvine, CA 92618
949.788.0869
shopirvinespectrumcenter.com


New Parent Support Group

Kaiser Mother Baby Cafe
6640 Alton Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92618
949.932.5000
kpwomenshealth.org


Pediatricians

Superkids Pediatrics
113 Waterworks Way Ste 140
Irvine, CA 92618
949.872.2878
superkidspediatrics.com

Irvine Pediatrics
16300 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 811
Irvine CA, 92618
949.753.9000
irvinepediatrics.com


Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Support

Joanne Meyerson, LMFT
2192 Martin St Ste 150
Irvine, CA 92612
949.559.6600
joannemeyerson.com

Orange County Family Wellness Group
2081 Business Center Dr Ste 109
Irvine, CA 92612
949.791.7289
ocfamilywellnessgroup.com

Shelee Moore, LMFT
20 Corporate Park Ste 215
Irvine, CA 92606
949.261.8299
thesolutiontherapist.com


Prenatal Massage

Elements Massage
16525 Von Karman Ave Ste E
Irvine, CA  92606
949.258.7839
elementsmassage.com

Massage Heights
3881 Alton Pkwy Ste A
Irvine, CA 92606
949.383.5388
massageheights.com

Total Woman Gym & Spa
14280 Culver Dr Ste B
Irvine, CA 92604
949.733.0478
totalwomanspa.com


Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness

Fit4Mom
14301 Yale Ave
Irvine, CA 92604
714.276.4372
irvine.fit4mom.com


Prenatal Yoga

Be the Change Yoga
3943 Portola Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92602
714.417.9834
bethechangeyoga.com

Yoga Shakti
4249 Campus Dr Ste B140
Irvine, CA 92612
949.856.9642
yogashaktistudio.com


Ultrasound

Forever Yours Ultrasound
14150 Culver Dr Ste 206
Irvine, CA 92604
714.823.0121
forever-yours.us


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Other Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Professionals who serve Irvine

Natural Life Chiropractic
Prenatal, Postpartum, and Infant Chiropractic Care
naturallifechiro.com

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


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