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

Acupuncture

All Pro Health Center
5220 Clark Ave Ste 445
Lakewood, CA 90712
562.867.6183
allprohealthcenter.com


Baby & Me

The Little Gym
4042 Hardwick St
Lakewood, CA 90712
562.239.4416
thelittlegym.com

Angelo M. Iacoboni Story Time
4990 Clark Ave
Lakewood, CA 90712
562.866.1777
colapublib.org


Chiropractic

Full Circle Chiropractic
5220 Clark Ave Ste 320
Lakewood, CA 90712
562.665.1479
fullcirclechiropractic.com

Back to Life Chiropractic
4115 South St
Lakewood, CA 90712
562.408.1140
haygoodchiropractic.com

In Health Family Chiropractic
5220 Clark Ave Ste 320
Lakewood, CA 90712
562.925.6825
inhealthfamilychiro.com

Lakewood Family Chiropractic
5836 Bellflower Blvd
Lakewood, CA 90713
562.461.3998
lakewoodfamilychiro.com


Family Attractions

Del Valle Park
5939 Henrilee St
Lakewood, CA 90713
562.429.0545
lakewoodcity.org

Glacial Garden Ice Arena
3975 Pixie St
Lakewood, CA 90712
562.429.1805
trekaroo.com


Maternity Clothes

Motherhood
88 Lakewood Center
Lakewood, CA 90712
562.602.8612
motherhood.com


Maternity Photographer

Klo Eng Photography
4853 Oliva Ave
Lakewood, CA 90712
kloeng.com


Pediatricians

Lakewood Pediatrics Medical Group
3650 E South St
Lakewood, CA 90712
562.633.5301
memorialcare.org


Prenatal Massage

Divine Royalty Massage
5150 E Candlewood St Ste 17C
Lakewood, CA 90712
562.513.0903
divineroyaltymassage.net

BB Therapeutic Massage
20314 Norwalk Blvd Ste A
Lakewood, CA 90715
562.392.0007
bbtherapeuticmassageca.com


 Photo of the Lakewood community garden from  lakewoodcity.org

Photo of the Lakewood community garden from lakewoodcity.org


Other Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Professionals who serve Lakewood

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

Unfold Yoga
Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga
unfoldyogaoc.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

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

 


Lakewood postpartum doula baby hand in parent hand