Doula Support in Orange, CA

Orange doula sleeping baby

A doula can...

  • Help you feel more surrounded with support before and during 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!

Megan and Marlee’s birth services were absolutely invaluable. 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
Orange birth doula Megan and Marlee

About Megan and Marlee, doulas in Orange, CA

We've been supporting families during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum since 2014. We attend Orange home births, and also serve clients birthing at St. Joseph HospitalUCI, and the South Coast Midwifery birth center.

 

I'm looking for a:


Orange 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 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 Orange Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum

Acupuncture

Orange Acupuncture
2050 W Chapman Ave Ste 102
Orange, CA 92868
818.923.6345
acupunctureorange.com

Foster Health
630 S Glassell St Ste 102
Orange, CA 92866
714.639.3935
fosterhealth.net


Breastfeeding Support

UC Irvine
101 The City Drive S
Bldg. 22A, 2nd Floor, Classroom 2105
Orange, CA 92868
877.824.3627
ucirvinehealth.org

La Leche League
1315-G N Tustin St
Orange, CA 92867
714.403.1550
sites.google.com/site/lalecheleaguewestoc

St. Joseph Hospital
363 S Main St
Orange, CA 92868
714.744.8764
sjo.org


Children's Boutique

The Stork Stop Boutique
363 S Main St
Orange, CA 92868
714.744.8764
sjo.org

Mother's Secret
364 S Tustin St
Orange, CA 92866
714.289.7688
motherssecrets.com


Chiropractic

Lundquist & Patterson Chiropractic Center
516 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92866
714.633.1648
chiropracticforpregnancy.com

Poole Chiropractic
1289 E Lincoln Avenue
Orange, CA 92865

714.282.6141
poolechiropracticoc.com


CPR & First Aid

SureFire CPR
1835 W Orangewood Ave Ste 105
Orange, CA 92868
888.277.3143
surefirecpr.com

CHOC Children's
1201 W La Veta Ave
Orange, CA 92868
714.509.8887
choc.org


Hospital

St. Joseph Hospital
1100 W Stewart Dr
Orange, CA 92868
714.633.9111
sjo.org

UC Irvine Health
101 The City Drive S
Orange, CA 92868
714.456.7890
ucirvinehealth.org

CHOC Children's
1201 W La Veta Ave
Orange, CA 92868
714.997.3000
choc.org


Maternity Clothes

Mother's Secret
364 S Tustin St
Orange, CA 92866
714.289.7688
motherssecrets.com


New Parent Support Group

St. Joseph Hospital
363 S Main St Ste 100
Orange, CA 92868
714.744.8266
sjo.org


Newborn Photography

Sipper Photography
5722 E Stillwater Ave
Orange, CA 92869
714.348.0636
sipperphotography.com


Pediatricians

CHOC Children's Clinic - Primary Care
1201 W La Veta Ave
Orange, CA 92868
888.770.2462
choc.org

St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group Pediatric Services
2501 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92869
714.633.1011
sjhmg.org


Postpartum Anxiety & Depression Support

Michelle Malloy, LMFT
1107 E Chapman Ave Ste 203
Orange, CA 92866
714.837.8997
oc-therapy.com


Prenatal Massage

BodyCentre Wellness Spa
1607 E Lincoln Ave Ste A
Orange, CA 92865
714.921.9777
bodycentrewellnessspa.com


Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness

Fit4Mom
8040 E White Oak Ridge
Orange, CA 92869
anaheimhills.fit4mom.com


Prenatal Yoga

Ma Yoga
17251 17th St Ste A & B
Tustin, CA 92780
714.657.6409
mayoga.com

The Yoga Mat
1315-G N Tustin St
Orange, CA 92867
714.403.1550
theyogamatoc.com


 Photo of a beautiful afternoon in Downtown Orange at the Orange Circle from shutterstock.com

Photo of a beautiful afternoon in Downtown Orange at the Orange Circle from shutterstock.com


Other Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Professionals who serve Orange

OC Car Seats
Car Seat Education & Installation Services
occarseat.com

Orange County Midwifery (Lindsey Meehleis, CPM)
Home Birth Midwife
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

Unfold Yoga
Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga
unfoldyogaoc.com

Wholistic Womens Healthcare (Lauren Slak, CPM)
Home Birth Midwife
wholisticwomenshealthcare.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

Emergence Midwifery (Nancy Pol, CNM)
Home Birth Midwife
emergencemidwifery.com

Jennifer McNeil Photography
Maternity & Newborn Photography
jennifermcneilphotography.com

Laguna Beach OBGYN
OB + Midwife Combo (in-hospital birth center at Mission Hospital)
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

Natural Life Chiropractic
Prenatal, Postpartum, and Infant Chiropractic Care
naturallifechiro.com

OC Belly Binding
ocbellybinding.com


Orange postpartum doula baby hand in parent hand