Doula Support in Lakewood, CA

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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.

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Local Resources for Lakewood Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum

Baby & Me

The Little Gym
4042 Hardwick St
Lakewood, CA 90712

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


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

Lakewood Family Chiropractic
5836 Bellflower Blvd
Lakewood, CA 90713

Craniosacral Therapy

Back to Life Chiropractic
4115 E South St
Lakewood, CA 90712

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


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

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Other Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Professionals who serve Lakewood

OC Belly Binding

Pannolino Diaper Service

Stephanie Ramirez-Hudnall
Babywearing Educator & Cloth Diaper Consults

The Heirloom Company
Nanny Placement & Consulting Services

The Lullaby Lounge
CPR Classes

Your Birth Team
Car Seat Installation, Placenta Encapsulation


Brandy Ferner
Postpartum Massage & Birth Story Medicine

Fit4Mom Long Beach

Long Beach Breastfeeds

Moondance Childbirth Services
Infant Massage Instruction

Mother Nurture Network
Mommy & Me, Babywearing Consults

My Gym
Children's Play & Fitness



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