Doula Support in Lakewood, CA

Lakewood doula sleeping 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 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
Lakewood birth doula Megan and Marlee Malone-Franklin

About Megan and Marlee, doulas in Lakewood, CA

We've been supporting families during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum since 2014. We attend Lakewood home births, and also serve clients birthing at Long Beach MemorialSt. Mary Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Beach Cities Midwifery.

I'm looking for a:

Lakewood 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 Lakewood Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum


All Pro Health Center
5220 Clark Ave Ste 445
Lakewood, CA 90712

Baby & Me

The Little Gym
4042 Hardwick St
Lakewood, CA 90712

Angelo M. Iacoboni Story Time
4990 Clark Ave
Lakewood, CA 90712


Full Circle Chiropractic
5220 Clark Ave Ste 320
Lakewood, CA 90712

Back to Life Chiropractic
4115 South St
Lakewood, CA 90712

In Health Family Chiropractic
5220 Clark Ave Ste 320
Lakewood, CA 90712

Lakewood Family Chiropractic
5836 Bellflower Blvd
Lakewood, CA 90713

Family Attractions

Del Valle Park
5939 Henrilee St
Lakewood, CA 90713

Glacial Garden Ice Arena
3975 Pixie St
Lakewood, CA 90712

Maternity Clothes

88 Lakewood Center
Lakewood, CA 90712

Maternity Photographer

Klo Eng Photography
4853 Oliva Ave
Lakewood, CA 90712


Lakewood Pediatrics Medical Group
3650 E South St
Lakewood, CA 90712

Prenatal Massage

Divine Royalty Massage
5150 E Candlewood St Ste 17C
Lakewood, CA 90712

BB Therapeutic Massage
20314 Norwalk Blvd Ste A
Lakewood, CA 90715

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Other Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Professionals who serve Lakewood

OC Belly Binding

OC Car Seats
Car Seat Education & Installation Services

Orange County Midwifery

Pannolino Diaper Service

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

Stephanie Ramirez-Hudnall
Babywearing Educator & Cloth Diaper Consults

The Heirloom Company
Nanny Placement & Consulting Services

Unfold Yoga
Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga

Your Birth Team
Placenta Encapsulation & Overnight Postpartum Doula Services


Brandy Ferner
In-Home Postpartum Massage

Brittney Cicon

Coastline Chiropractic
In-home Prenatal, Postpartum, and Infant Chiropractic

Jennifer McNeil Photography
Maternity & Newborn Photography

Laguna Beach OBGYN
OB + Midwife Combo

Ma Yoga
Prenatal, Postpartum, and Baby & Me Yoga

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

Megan Joyce Wellness

Moondance Childbirth Services
Infant Massage Instruction

Natural Life Chiropractic
Prenatal, Postpartum, and Infant Chiropractic Care


Lakewood postpartum doula baby hand in parent hand