Doula Support in Lake Forest, CA

Curious baby Lake Forest 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 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
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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.

I'm looking for a:

Marlee holding newborn Lake Forest 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.

Local Resources for Lake Forest Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum


Inner Balance Acupuncture
22762 Aspan St Ste 201
Lake Forest, CA 92630

South OC Chiropractic
23792 Rockfield Blvd Ste 210
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Children’s Boutiques

Buttercup Exchange
23615 El Toro Rd
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Children’s Orchard
22421 El Toro Rd Ste A
Lake Forest, CA 92630


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

Revive Balance Chiropractic
23101 Lake Center Dr Ste 110
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Longevity Chiropractic
22972 El Toro Rd
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Waters Family Wellness
23101 Lake Center Dr Ste 110
Lake Forest, CA 92630

CPR & First Aid Classes

The CPR Squad
22706 Aspen St Ste 403B
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Family Attractions

Pump It Up
26242 Dimension Dr Ste 100 
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Serrano Creek Park
25101 Serrano Rd
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Maternity Clothes

Buttercup Exchange
23615 El Toro Rd
Lake Forest, CA 92630


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

Santiago Pediatrics
24432 Muirlands Blvd Ste 111
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Postpartum Anxiety & Depression Support

Lauren Deliberato, LPC
22706 Aspan St Ste 702
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness

21701 Pittsford Dr
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Prenatal Massage

Waters Family Wellness
23101 Lake Center Dr Ste 110
Lake Forest, CA 92630

The Center for Clinical Massage
22672 Lambert St Ste 601
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Prenatal Yoga

Shaanti Yoga
26981 Vista Terrace
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Kind Karma Family Yoga
24301 Muirlands Blvd Ste V
Lake Forest, CA 92630

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Other Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Professionals who serve
Lake Forest

Megan Masler
Lactation Consultant

Melia Perrizo Physical Therapy
Women’s Health / Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Modern Roots Birth (Melanie Smith)
Vaginal Steaming

OC Car Seats
Car Seat Education & Installation Services

Pannolino Diaper Service

Sarah Kay Photography
Maternity, Birth, & Newborn Photography

Sarton Physical Therapy
Women’s Health / Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Spilt Milk Nannies
Occasional Childcare & Date Night Babysitting

Stephanie Ramirez-Hudnall
Babywearing Educator & Cloth Diaper Consults

The Birth School (Nicole Green)
Belly Binding (postpartum)

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

Your Birth Team (Amanda Cagle)
Placenta Encapsulation, Overnight Postpartum Doula Support, & Belly Binding

Angell Chiropractic (Jennifer Angell, DC)
Prenatal, Postpartum, and Infant Chiropractic

Birth Services by Kristin (Kristin Durley)
Placenta Encapsulation

Born with an Angell (Jennifer Angell, CPM)
Home Birth Midiwfe

Brandy Ferner
In-Home Postpartum Massage

Coastline Chiropractic (Julia Goodman, DC)
In-home Prenatal, Postpartum, and Infant Chiropractic

Emergence Midwifery (Nancy Pol, CNM)
Home Birth Midwife

Jennifer McNeil Photography
Maternity & Newborn Photography

Laguna Beach OBGYN
OB + Midwife Combo (in-hospital birth center at Mission Hospital)

Lauren Deliberato, LPC
Holistic Counseling

Life’s Little Legacy (Kayleen Jones)
Maternity & Newborn Photography

Light Within Chiropractic
Prenatal, Postpartum, and Infant Chiropractic

Mama Sol Birth (Amber Navarro)
Babywearing Education

Megan Joyce Wellness
Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

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