Support for Expecting Families in Orange County, CA

 


Happy baby Orange County doula

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!

 
Marlee and Megan headshot Orange County birth doula

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:


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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:


Marlee holding baby Orange County postpartum doula newborn help

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

Acupuncture

Megan Joyce Wellness (check out our interview with Megan here!)
2900 Bristol St Bldg J Ste 106
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
310.803.5459
joycewellness.com


Ayurveda

Pilar Chandler (check out our interview with Pilar here!)
2845 Mesa Verde Drive E Ste 8
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
949.891.2805
shrivedawellness.com


Baby & Me

Fullerton Library Story Time
353 W Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
714.738.6333
fullertonlibrary.org


Babywearing Instruction

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

Amber Navarro
mamasolbirth.com


Birth Doula


Birth Centers (out of hospital)

South Coast Midwifery
6817 Quail Hill Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92603
949.654.2727
southcoastmidwifery.com

Beach Cities Midwifery
23141 Moulton Pkwy Ste 108
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
949.215.7575
beachcitiesmidwifery.com


Birth Photography

Sarah Kae Photography
949.478.2761
sarahkaephotography.com


Breastfeeding Support


Car Seat Safety

OC Car Seats
occarseat.com


Childbirth Classes


Chiropractic (for pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics)

Angell Chiropractic & Wellness Center
4029 Westerly Pl, Ste 115
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.333.1550
angellchiro.com

Brittney Cicon
22672 Lambert St Ste 611
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.981.8170
ocmidwifery.com

Coastline Chiropractic (also offers body work during labor)
16168 Beach Blvd Ste 111
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
657.201.8675
coastlinechiro.com

Dr. Carmona Chiropractic
19742 MacArthur Blvd Ste 250
Irvine, CA 92612
949.229.7655
drcarmonachiropractic.com

Lander Chiropractic
1203 Imperial Hwy Ste 100
Brea, CA 92821
714.931.0475
landerchiropractic.com

Light Within Chiropractic
1709 N El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672
760.716.9293
lightwithinchiro.com


Cloth Diapering Guidance

Stephanie Ramirez-Hudnall
ladoulaoblongata.com


Diaper Service

Pannolino Diaper Service
ocdiaperservice.com


Family, Maternity, & Newborn Photography

Life's Little Legacy Photography
lifeslittlelegacyphotography.com

Kayden Studios
kaydenstudios.com

Sarah Kae Photography
949.478.2761
sarahkaephotography.com

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

Naturally Newborn
2662 S Grand Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
naturallynewborn.com

Chloe Atnip Photography
282 S Prospect Ave Unit A
Tustin, CA 92780
949.923.8811
photosbychloe.com


Homebirth Midwives

Jennifer Angell, LM, CPM
949.338.5564
bornwithanangell.com

Jhoanna Galvez, LM, CPM
562.999.1126
malayamidwifery.com

Lindsey Meehleis, LM, CPM
949.300.0291
ocmidwifery.com

Lauren Slak, LM, CPM
808.896.2629
wholisticwomenshealthcare.com


Lactation Consultants

Megan Masler
3 Corporate Plaza Dr Ste 200
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.525.8769
oclactationstation.com

Réka Morvay
714.261.9454
oclactationconsultant.com


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 in-hospital birthing center)
Mission Medical Plaza
26800 Crown Valley Pkwy, Ste 460
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
949.499.2258
lagunabeachobgyn.com


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
pelvichealing.com

Melia Perrizo Physical Therapy
905 Calle Amanecer Ste 115
San Clemente, CA 92673
949.415.4004
meliaperrizopt.com

Pelvic Sanity
25401 Cabot Rd Ste 121
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
949.393.1113
pelvicsanity.com

Lokahi Physical Therapy and Wellness
18384 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714.963.3322
lokahiphysicaltherapy.com


Placenta Encapsulation

Your Birth Team
714.657.6409
yourbirthteam.com


Postpartum Belly Binding

Nicole Green
714.609.8106
thebirthschool.com

MiMi Lopez-Steele
949.283.1561
sacredseedoc.com


Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Support

Lauren Deliberato, LPC
Healing Arts Counseling Center
22706 Aspan St Ste 702
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.829.4874
laurendeliberato.com

Melissa Fisher Goldman, LCSW (also specializes in working with parents who have experienced loss)
Savi Ranch Counseling
22600 Savi Ranch Pkwy Ste A21
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
714.584.8072
melissafishergoldman.com

Laura Navarro Pickens, LCSW (also specializes in working with parents who have experienced loss)
408 Westminster Ave Ste 9
Newport Beach, CA 92663
562.882.7901
therapistlaura.com

Kris La Fave Smith, LMFT (check out our interview with Kris here!)
Dana Point, CA (also offers online and in-home appointments)
949.633.0482
motherwarrior.com

Marissa Zwetow, LMFT
23181 La Cadena Dr Ste 104
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
949.424.3034
postpartumhappiness.com


Postpartum Doula Support (Daytime)


Postpartum Doula Support (Overnight)

Your Birth Team
714.657.6409
yourbirthteam.com


Postpartum Massage (in-home)

Brandy Ferner
brandyferner.com

Gabriella Cerince
sacredorigins.services


Potty Training

Savvy Parenting Support
savvyparentingsupport.com


Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness

Fit4Mom (various locations in Orange County)
fit4mom.com


Prenatal Yoga

Amanda Cagle (private classes)
yourbirthteam.com

Unfold Yoga
512 S Brea Blvd
Brea, CA 92821
714.455.9642
unfoldyogaoc.com


Sleep Consulting (infants and toddlers)


Vaginal Steaming

Pilar Chandler (check out our interview with Pilar here!)
2845 Mesa Verde Drive E Ste 8
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
949.891.2805
shrivedawellness.com

Modern Roots Birth
modernrootsbirth.com


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