Doula Support in Laguna Beach, CA

Laguna Beach doula crawling 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!
 
After the experience I had with Marlee and Megan, I cannot even begin to list all of the invaluable things that they do.
— Bree, Laguna
Laguna Beach postpartum doula Megan and Marlee

About Megan and Marlee, doulas serving Laguna Beach, CA

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

 

I'm looking for a:


Laguna Beach 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 Laguna Beach Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum

Acupuncture

Laguna Beach Acupuncture
1100 S Coast Hwy Ste 312
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.407.8728
lbacu.com


Baby & Me

Storytime at Laguna Beach Public Library
363 Glenneyre St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.497.1733
ocpl.org

Bala Shala Yoga (Baby & Me Yoga)
950 Glenneyre St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.293.5145
balashala.com

Magic Steps Music
380 Third St
Laguna Beach, CA 92672
949.573.3332
magicstepsmusic.com


Breastfeeding Support

Elizabeth Olsheim, MAE, CLE
31852 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 200
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.499.2258
lagunabeachobgyn.com

Mission Hospital Breastfeeding Support Group
31872 Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.499.1311
mission4health.com


Children's Boutique

Little Freebirds
227 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.376.9925
littlefreebirds.com


Chiropractic

Nice Touch Chiropractic
1757 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.494.7233
nicetouchchiropractic.com


Newborn Photography

Gillian Crane Photography
990 Meadowlark Dr
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.637.6543
gilliancrane.com


Pediatricians

Newport Children's Medical Group
31862 Coast Hwy Ste 203
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.499.4538
newportchildren.com


Obstetrician & Midwife Combo

Laguna Beach OBGYN: Dr. Kenneth James, OBGYN & Allison Molinski, CNM (check out our interview with Allison here!)
31852 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 200
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.499.2258
lagunabeachobgyn.com


Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Support

Mission Hospital Support for Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders
31872 Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.499.1311
mission4health.com


Prenatal Massage

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa
30836 Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.328.6074
handandstonelagunabeach.com

Laguna Beach Massage
1999 S Coast Hwy Ste 6
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.306.3104
lagunabeachmassage.com

Laguna Canyon Spa
3295 Laguna Canyon Rd Ste F
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
lagunacanyonspa.com


 Photo of Laguna Beach coast from  visitlagunabeach.com

Photo of Laguna Beach coast from visitlagunabeach.com


Other Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Professionals who serve Laguna Beach

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

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

 

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


Laguna Beach postpartum doula baby hand in parent hand