Doula Support in Lake Forest, CA

Lake Forest doula baby looking curious

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 connect you to 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
Lake Forest childbirth class Megan and Marlee Malone-Franklin

About Megan and Marlee, doulas in Lake Forest, CA

We've been supporting families during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum since 2014. We attend Lakewood home births, and also serve clients birthing at Mission Hospital, Kaiser Irvine, Beach Cities Midwifery Birth Center, and South Coast Midwifery Birth Center.


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Lake Forest postpartum doula Marlee Malone-Franklin

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 Lake Forest Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum

Acupuncture

Inner Balance Acupuncture
22762 Aspan St Ste 201
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.235.9494
innerbalanceacupuncture.com

South OC Chiropractic
23792 Rockfield Blvd Ste 210
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.470.4757
southocchiropractic.com


Children’s Boutiques

Buttercup Exchange
23615 El Toro Rd
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.600.9770
buttercupexchange.com

Children’s Orchard
22421 El Toro Rd Ste A
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.951.0444
childrensorchard.com


Chiropractic

Brittney Cicon (Backs, Babies, & Bellies)
22672 Lambert St Ste 611
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.981.8170
ocmidwifery.com

Revive Balance Chiropractic
23101 Lake Center Dr Ste 110
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.586.2730
revivebalance.com

Longevity Chiropractic
22972 El Toro Rd
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.472.4007
longevitychiro.com

Waters Family Wellness
23101 Lake Center Dr Ste 110
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.586.2731
watersfamilywellness.com


CPR & First Aid Classes

The CPR Squad
22706 Aspen St Ste 403B
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.436.7277
thecprsquad.com


Family Attractions

Pump It Up
26242 Dimension Dr Ste 100 
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.951.9663
pumpitupparty.com

Serrano Creek Park
25101 Serrano Rd
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.461.3450
lakeforestca.gov


Maternity Clothes

Buttercup Exchange
23615 El Toro Rd
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.600.9770
buttercupexchange.com


Pediatricians

Southern Orange County Pediatric Associates
23321 El Toro Rd Ste F&G
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.770.0513
socpa.com

Santiago Pediatrics
24432 Muirlands Blvd Ste 111
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.364.2229
santiagopeds.com


Postpartum Anxiety & Depression Support

Lauren Deliberato, LPC
22706 Aspan St Ste 702
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.829.4874
laurendeliberato.com


Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness

Fit4Mom
21701 Pittsford Dr
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.400.5472
fit4mom.com


Prenatal Massage

Waters Family Wellness
23101 Lake Center Dr Ste 110
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.586.2731
watersfamilywellness.com

The Center for Clinical Massage
22672 Lambert St Ste 601
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.510.4946
nmtmassage.com


Prenatal Yoga

Shaanti Yoga
26981 Vista Terrace
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.328.1120
shaanti.yoga

Kind Karma Family Yoga
24301 Muirlands Blvd Ste V
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.877.1600
kindkarma.com


 Photo of Lake Forest welcome sign from  karenbenefield.com

Photo of Lake Forest welcome sign from karenbenefield.com


Other Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Professionals who serve
Lake Forest

OC Belly Binding
ocbellybinding.com

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

Orange County Midwifery (Lindsey Meehleis, CPM)
Home Birth Midwife
ocmidwifery.com

Pannolino Diaper Service
ocdiaperservice.com

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

Spilt Milk Nannies
Occasional Care & Date Night Babysitting
spiltmilknannies.com

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

The Heirloom Company
Nanny Placement & Consulting Services
heirloomfamily.com

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

Emergence Midwifery (Nancy Pol, CNM)
Home Birth Midwife
emergencemidwifery.com

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

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


Lake Forest car seats baby hand in parent hand