Doula Support in Orange County, CA

Orange County 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!
 
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 also serve clients birthing at:


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 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


Babywearing Instruction

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


Birth Center

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

Debut Photography
323.804.9916
debutphoto.com

Milana Photography
714.794.8374
milanaphotography.com


Car Seat Safety, Education, and Installation

OC Car Seats (check out our interview with Amanda of OC Car Seats here!)
949.431.6451
occarseat.com


Chiropractic

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

Natural Life Chiropractic
614 S Brea Blvd
Brea, CA 92821
714.256.2225
naturallifechiro.com


Cloth Diaper Consults/Set-up Assistance

Stephanie Ramirez-Hudnall
ladoulaoblongata.com


Diaper Service

Pannolino Diaper Service
ocdiaperservice.com


Family & Newborn Photography

Life's Little Legacy Photography
lifeslittlelegacyphotography.com

Kayden Studios
kaydenstudios.com

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


Infant Massage Instruction

Moondance Childbirth Services (Check out our interview with Tammy Leeper here!)
moondancechildbirth.com


Homebirth Midwives

Lauren Slak, LM, CPM
2850 Mesa Verde Dr E #105
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
808.896.2629
wholisticwomenshealthcare.com

Jessica Breiter-Bonner, LM, CPM, RN
714.273.6611
miracleoflifemidwifery.com


Nanny Placement & Consulting Services

The Heirloom Company
949.478.5145
heirloomfamily.com


Obstetrician & Midwife Combo

Laguna Beach OBGYN: Kenneth James, OBGYN and Allison Molinski, CNM (check out our interview with Allison here!)
Serving clients birthing at Mission Hospital (including the new birthing center) and Saddleback Memorial Hospital
31852 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 200
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.499.2258
lagunabeachobgyn.com


Parent & Baby Activities

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


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


Placenta Encapsulation

Your Birth Team
714.657.6409
yourbirthteam.com


Postpartum Belly Binding

OC Belly Binding
ocbellybinding.com


Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Support

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


Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness

Fit4Mom
111 Park Ave
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949.353.7713
southoc.fit4mom.com


Prenatal Yoga

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

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


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