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!

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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


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!)

Amber Navarro

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

Breastfeeding Support

Car Seat Safety

OC Car Seats

Childbirth Classes

Chiropractic (for pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics)

Angell Chiropractic & Wellness Center
4029 Westerly Pl, Ste 115
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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

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

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

Lander Chiropractic
1203 Imperial Hwy Ste 100
Brea, CA 92821

Light Within Chiropractic
1709 N El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672

Cloth Diapering Guidance

Stephanie Ramirez-Hudnall

Diaper Service

Pannolino Diaper Service

Family, Maternity, & Newborn Photography

Life's Little Legacy Photography

Kayden Studios

Sarah Kae Photography

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

Naturally Newborn
2662 S Grand Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705

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

Homebirth Midwives

Jennifer Angell, LM, CPM

Jhoanna Galvez, LM, CPM

Lindsey Meehleis, LM, CPM

Lauren Slak, LM, CPM

Lactation Consultants

Megan Masler
3 Corporate Plaza Dr Ste 200
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Réka Morvay

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

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

Pelvic Sanity
25401 Cabot Rd Ste 121
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Lokahi Physical Therapy and Wellness
18384 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Placenta Encapsulation

Your Birth Team

Postpartum Belly Binding

Nicole Green

MiMi Lopez-Steele

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)
Savi Ranch Counseling
22600 Savi Ranch Pkwy Ste A21
Yorba Linda, CA 92887

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

Gabriella Cerince

Potty Training

Savvy Parenting Support

Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness

Fit4Mom (various locations in Orange County)

Prenatal Yoga

Amanda Cagle (private classes)

Unfold Yoga
512 S Brea Blvd
Brea, CA 92821

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

Modern Roots Birth

Seal of Orange County, California

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