Doula Support in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach doula happy 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 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, Long Beach
Long Beach birth doula Megan and Marlee

About Megan and Marlee, doulas in Long Beach, CA

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

 

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Long Beach 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 Long Beach Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum

Acupuncture

Well Within
3215 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803
562.370.0470
wellwithinnow.com

Simple Health
3939 Atlantic Ave Ste 223 & 203
Long Beach, CA 90807
562.426.8247
simplehealthacupuncture.com

Sacred Roots Holistic Healing
2841 E Broadway Ave
Long Beach, CA 90803
562.265.1810
sacredrootsholistichealing.com

Little Sage Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
2800 Pacific Ave Ste A
Long Beach, CA 90806
562.310.1948
littlesageco.com


Baby & Me

Gymboree Play & Music
4148 N Viking Way
Long Beach, CA 90808
562.429.4886
gymboreeclasses.com

My Gym
3287 Industry Dr
Signal Hill, CA 90755
562.986.0066
mygym.com


Birth Center

Beach Cities Midwifery & Women's Healthcare
1224 E Wardlow Rd
Long Beach, CA 90808
562.912.4421
beachcitiesmidwifery.com


Breastfeeding Support

Susan Orr, IBCLC
3833 Worsham Ave Ste 301
Long Beach, CA 90808
562.595.5479
columbiapediatrics.com


Children's Boutiques

Born Free
191 Park Ave
Long Beach, CA 90803
562.342.6993
bornfreeboutique.com

Sweet Threads
2746 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803
562.439.7933
shopsweetthreads.com


Chiropractic

Gallagher Chiropractic
5324 E Second St
Long Beach, CA 90803
562.433.2443
gcsmgroup.com

Dr. Amy Forrest-Readdy, D.C.
4425 Atlantic Ave Ste A10
Long Beach, CA 90807
562.270.5503
drforrestreaddydc.com


CPR & First Aid

Bixby Health & Safety
3520 Long Beach Blvd Ste 205
Long Beach, CA 90807
562.426.5035
bhas.ws

Long Beach Fire Department
3205 N Lakewood Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90808
562.570.2568
longbeach.gov


Craniosacral Therapy

Maria Weston
911 E San Antonio Dr Ste 5
Long Beach, CA 90807
562.786.5174
gentlespirit.massagetherapy.com

Long Beach Spine & Rehabilitation
3434 N Los Coyotes Diagonal
Long Beach, CA 90808
562.938.8770
longbeachchiro.com


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Photo of Aquarium of the Pacific from thingstodoinsoutherncalifornia.org

Family Attraction

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
562.590.3100
aquariumofpacific.org


Hospitals

Long Beach Memorial Miller Children's & Women's Hospital
2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
562.933.5437
memorialcare.com

St. Mary Medical Center
1050 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
562.491.9000
dignityhealth.org


Newborn Photography

Miranda North Photography
2022 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814
562.673.2627
mirandanorth.com

Kristin Edlridge Photography
2003 Shipway Ave
Long Beach, CA 90815
562.980.6480
kristineldridge.com

Charla Blue Photography
251 Grand Ave
Long Beach, CA 90803
562.310.6515
charlabluephotography.com

Blossom Blue Studios
4720 E 2nd St Ste 5
Long Beach, CA 90803
562.706.0032
blossombluephotography.com


New Parent Support Group

Miller Children's and Women's Hospital Long Beach
2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
800.636.6742
memorialcare.org

Beyond Birth Postpartum Support Group
1224 E Wardlow Rd
Long Beach, CA 90808
562.912.4421
facebook.com


Pediatricians

Columbia Pediatrics
3833 Worsham Ave Ste 301
Long Beach, CA 90808
562.595.5479
columbiapediatrics.com

Solomon Laktineh, MD
780 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
562.624.1111
longbeachkidsmd.com


Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Southland Physical Therapy
2820 N Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90815
562.384.4525
southlandpt.com

 


Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Support

Helen Caldwell, LCSW
235 E Broadway Ste 524
Long Beach, CA 90802
562.888.1856
helencaldwell.org

Rose Hanna, LMFT
5199 E Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 400
Long Beach, CA 90804
562.291.6356
rosehanna.com

Alexia Kutzner, LMFT
5305 2nd St Ste 206
Long Beach,CA 90803
562.230.8093
alexiakutzner.com


Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness

Fit4Mom
5302 E Eliot St
Long Beach, CA 90803
562.879.4214
longbeach.fit4mom.com


Prenatal Massage

Maria Weston
911 E San Antonio Dr Ste 5
Long Beach CA 90807
562.786.5174
gentlespirit.massagetherapy.com

Dee Dee Thai Spa
200 Argonne Ave
Long Beach, CA 90803
562.434.5100
deedeethaispa.com

Lee Chiropractic
5935 E Spring St
Long Beach, CA 90808
562.497.2910
lbcchiro.com

Moonlight Fusion Spa
5544 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803
562.200.0807
moonlightfusion.com


Prenatal Yoga

Long Beach Prenatal Yoga
4005 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814
562.434.8888
longbeachprenatalyoga.com

FreeSpirit Yoga
3910 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807
562.989.9959
freespirityoga.com


 View of downtown Long Beach from visitlongbeach.com

View of downtown Long Beach from visitlongbeach.com


Other Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Professionals who serve
Long Beach

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

Your Birth Team
Placenta Encapsulation & Overnight Postpartum Doula Services

yourbirthteam.com

 

Brandy Ferner
In-Home Postpartum Massage
brandyferner.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

Megan Joyce Wellness
Acupuncture
joycewellness.com

Moondance Childbirth Services
Infant Massage Instruction
moondancechildbirth.com

OC Belly Binding
ocbellybinding.com


Long Beach postpartum doula baby hand in parent hand