Doula Support in Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana doula yawning 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!

Having appointments with Marlee gave my husband and I a comfortable setting for discussing things we weren’t confident with and questions that we had without feeling stupid or ashamed. It was a very positive addition to our first few weeks of parenthood! We had the extra support that we needed.
— Austin, Santa Ana
Santa Ana birth doula Megan and Marlee

About Megan and Marlee, doulas in Santa Ana, CA

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

 

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Santa Ana 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 Advanced 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 Santa Ana Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum

Acupuncture

Natural Health Orange County
2781 W MacArthur Blvd Ste G-3
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714.979.9790
agapeacupuncture.com

Agape Natural Health
2781 W MacArthur Blvd Ste G-3
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714.979.9791
agapeacupuncture.com


Baby & Me

My Village
719 N Poinsettia St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
657.859.1719
myvillageoc.com

Storytime at Santa Ana Public Library
26 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701
714.647.5250
ci.santa-ana.ca.us


Children's Boutique

Moa Boutique
2800 N Main St Ste 844
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714.836.7988
moaboutique.com


Chiropractic

Back to Life Chiropractic
2431 N Tustin Ave Ste A
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714.541.5433
drwikoff.com

Shahin Chiropractic & Wellness Center
2130 N Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714.544.1600
shahinchiropractic.com


CPR & First Aid

Santa Ana College
1530 W 17th St
Santa Ana, CA 92706
714.564.6913
sac.edu


Family Attractions

Bowers Museum
2002 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92706
714.567.3600
bowers.org

Discovery Cube OC
2500 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714.542.2823
oc.discoverycube.org


Maternity Clothes

Motherhood at Macy's
2850 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714.547.7211
motherhood.com


Newborn & Maternity Photography

Jennifer McNeil Photography
926 E Park Ln
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714.758.5366
jennifermcneilphotography.com

Naturally Newborn
2662 S Grand Ave
Santa Ana, Ca 92705
714.504.5633
naturallynewborn.com


Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Support

Pilar Aguero, MA, MFT
1633 E. 4th St Ste 184
Santa Ana, CA 92701
949.769.1161
pilaragueromft.com


Prenatal Massage

Moonstone Massage
1921 N Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714.926.0637
moonstonespa.com

Back to Life Chiropractic
2431 N Tustin Ave Ste A
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714.541.5433
drwikoff.com


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Other Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Professionals who serve Santa Ana

OC Belly Binding
ocbellybinding.com

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

Orange County Midwifery
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

Your Birth Team
Placenta Encapsulation & Overnight Postpartum Doula Services
yourbirthteam.com

Brandy Ferner
In-Home Postpartum Massage
brandyferner.com

Brittney Cicon
Chiropractic
ocmidwifery.com

Coastline Chiropractic
In-home Prenatal, Postpartum, and Infant Chiropractic
coastlinechiro.com

Jennifer McNeil Photography
Maternity & Newborn Photography
jennifermcneilphotography.com

Laguna Beach OBGYN
OB + Midwife Combo
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


Santa Ana postpartum doula baby hand in parent hand