Support for Expecting Families in Orange County, CA


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A doula can...

  • Help you feel more surrounded with support (both physical and emotional) before, during, and after birth

  • 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!

Orange County birth doula Megan and Marlee

About Megan and Marlee, doulas serving Orange County, CA

We are a wife-and-wife doula team, and we've been supporting families during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum since 2014.

We attend Orange County home births and birth center births, and we specialize in helping families navigate the hospital environment during birth.

We serve clients birthing at:

Orange County birth coach pink heart
Megan and Marlee’s birth services were absolutely invaluable. Before the birth I often wondered if doulas were even necessary - what if I ended up having a cesarean? Well, I did end up with a c-section, and I still wouldn’t have had it any other way! They made me feel stronger and happier while giving birth, and I felt like a tough woman that could accomplish this wonderful but trying task!
— Vanessa, Orange

I'm looking for a:

Mission Viejo postpartum doula Marlee and baby Billye

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 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 in-person consultation so we can get to know each other and learn how we can best serve you on your journey into parenthood.

Our Favorite Local Resources for Orange County Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum


Megan Joyce Wellness (check out our interview with Megan here!)
2900 Bristol St Bldg J Ste 106
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Pilar Chandler (check out our interview with Pilar here!)
2845 Mesa Verde Drive E Ste 8
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Baby & Me

Fullerton Library Story Time
353 W Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832

Babywearing Instruction

Stephanie Ramirez-Hudnall (check out our interview with Stephanie here!)

Birth Doula

Birth Centers (out of hospital)

South Coast Midwifery
6817 Quail Hill Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92603

Beach Cities Midwifery
23141 Moulton Pkwy Ste 108
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Birth Photography

Sarah Kae Photography

Debut Photography

Breastfeeding Support

Car Seat Safety

Childbirth Classes


Spilt Milk Nannies (occasional babysitting and date night childcare) - learn more about this service here

The Heirloom Company (nanny placement and consulting services)

Chiropractic (for pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics)

Coastline Chiropractic (also offers body work during labor)
16168 Beach Blvd Ste 111
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Brittney Cicon
22672 Lambert St Ste 611
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Lander Chiropractic
1203 Imperial Hwy Ste 100
Brea, CA 92821

Cloth Diapering Guidance

Stephanie Ramirez-Hudnall

Diaper Service

Pannolino Diaper Service

Family, Maternity, & Newborn Photography

Life's Little Legacy Photography

Kayden Studios

Chloe Atnip Photography
282 S Prospect Ave Unit A
Tustin, CA 92780

Sarah Kae Photography

Jennifer McNeil Photography
926 E Park Ln
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Health & Nutrition

Bella’s Healthy Living
Dr. Sears Wellness Institute Certified Health Coach

Homebirth Midwives

Nancy Pol, MSN, RN, CPM

Lindsey Meehleis, LM, CPM

Lauren Slak, LM, CPM

Lisa Marie Sanchez Oxenham, LM, CPM

Jessica Breiter-Bonner, LM, CPM, RN

New Parent Support Groups

Read our blog post listing many new parent support groups in Orange County

Obstetrician & Midwife Combo

Laguna Beach OBGYN, serving clients birthing at Mission Hospital (including the new birthing center) and Saddleback Memorial Hospital. Care providers include:

31852 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 200
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Pelvic Floor & Women's Health Physical Therapy

Sarton Physical Therapy
Office locations in Tustin, Mission Viejo, and Los Alamitos
Tustin & Mission Viejo: 714.770.8222
Los Alamitos: 562.285.9985

Melia Perrizo Physical Therapy
905 Calle Amanecer Ste 115
San Clemente, CA 92673

Placenta Encapsulation

Your Birth Team

Postpartum Belly Binding

OC Belly Binding

Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Support

Lauren Deliberato, LPC
Healing Arts Counseling Center
22706 Aspan St Ste 702
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Melissa Fisher Goldman, LCSW (also specializes in working with parents who have experienced loss)
Office locations in Fullerton and Yorba Linda

Laura Navarro Pickens, LCSW (also specializes in working with parents who have experienced loss)
408 Westminster Ave Ste 9
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Kris La Fave Smith, LMFT (check out our interview with Kris here!)
Dana Point, CA (also offers online and in-home appointments)

Marissa Zwetow, LMFT
23181 La Cadena Dr Ste 104
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Postpartum Doula Support (Daytime)

Postpartum Doula Support (Overnight)

Your Birth Team

Postpartum Massage (in-home)

Brandy Ferner

Potty Training

Savvy Parenting Support

Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness

Fit4Mom (various locations in Orange County)

Prenatal Yoga

Amanda Cagle (private classes)

Ma Yoga
2701 Harbor Blvd Ste E-1
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Unfold Yoga
512 S Brea Blvd
Brea, CA 92821

Sleep Consulting (infants and toddlers)

Seal of Orange County, California

Orange County postpartum doula baby hand in parent hand