Doula Support in Whittier, CA

Whittier doula smiling 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 a baby has been the most earth shattering, humbling, and overwhelming experience in our lives. Megan and Marlee’s presence throughout was always comforting, calming, and reassuring. To us, they were invaluable.
— Sarah
Whittier birth doula Megan and Marlee

About Megan and Marlee, doulas in Whittier, CA

We've been supporting families during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum since 2014. We attend Whittier home births, and also serve clients birthing at PIH Health Hospital WhittierWhittier Hospital Medical Center, and the Natural Birth Center.

 

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Whittier 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 Whittier Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum

Acupuncture

Oasis Healing Arts
12360 Penn St Ste A
Whittier, CA 90602
562.789.1588
oasishealingforyou.com

Ca. Scientific Acupuncture Medical Center
14632 Whittier Blvd
Whittier, CA 90605
562.698.3008
acupuncture4paincontrol.com

Bright Acupuncture Clinic
6552 Bright Ave
Whittier, CA 90601
562.698.3056
brightacupuncture.com

Premiere Healthcare
12541 E Lambert Rd
Whittier, CA 90606
562.789.8661
premierehealthcare.com

Uptown Wellness Center
7354 Painter Ave
Whittier, CA 90602
562.789.1999
uptownwellness.com


Ayurveda

SCU Health System Integrative Health & Medicine
16200 Amber Valley Dr
Whittier, CA 90604
562.445.4063
scuhealth.org


Baby & Me

Storytime at Whittier Public Library
Central Library:
7344 S Washington Ave
Whittier, CA 90602
562.567.9900
Whitwood Branch Library:
10537 Santa Gertrudes
Whittier, CA 90603
562.567.9950
cityofwhittier.org

Circle of Musical Friends
16563 Whittier Blvd
hittier, CA  90603
657.217.2263
circleofmusicalfriends.com


Breastfeeding Support

La Leche League of Whittier
11345 Miller Rd
Whittier, CA 90604
562.567.3335
lllwhittier.weebly.com


Chiropractic

Harrod Chiropractic
6501 Bright Ave
Whittier, CA 90601
562.693.7776
harrodchiropractic.com

Dr. Delicia Paredes
7354 Painter Ave
Whittier, CA 90602
562.415.8209
deliciachiropractic.com

Woods Chiropractic Wellness Center
16236 Whittier Blvd
Whittier, CA 90603
562.947.2864
woodschiropractic.com


CPR & First Aid

PIH Health Hospital Whittier
12401 Washington Blvd
Whittier, CA 90602
562.698.0811
pihhealth.org

His Grace CPR
13112 Hadley St Ste 103
Whittier, CA 90601
562.519.1595
hisgracecpr.com


Family Attraction

We Rock the Spectrum
15334 Whittier Blvd Ste 10C
Whittier, CA 90603
562.315.5418
werockthespectrumwhittier.com


Hospitals

Whittier Hospital Medical Center
9080 Colima Rd
Whittier, CA 90605
562.945.3561
whittierhospital.com

PIH Health Hospital Whittier
12401 Washington Blvd
Whittier, CA 90602
562.698.0811
pihhealth.org


Maternity Clothes

Tatiana's Maternity
11521 Washington Blvd Ste D
Whittier, CA 90606
213.741.0179
tatianasmaternity.com


Newborn Photography

Rebecca Merlino Photography
6729 Washington Ave
Whittier, CA 90601
562.698.4011
rebeccamerlino.com

Carlos and Brenda Photography
11146 Reichling Ln
Whittier, CA 90606
562.646.6067
carlosandbrenda.com


New Parent Support Group

My Postpartum Tribe
13900 Penn St
Whittier, CA 90602

7652 Greenleaf Ave
Whittier, CA 90602
mypostpartumtribe.weebly.com


Pediatricians

PIH Health Pediatric Care
15725 E Whittier Blvd Ste 300
Whittier, CA 90603
562.947.9399
pihhealth.org


Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Support

Marisela Rosales, LCSW
13033 Penn St Ste 800
Whittier, CA 90602
562.276.2717
mariselarosales.com

Galarza Counseling
8826 Ocean View Ave
Whittier, CA 90605
562.665.6262
galarzacounseling.weebly.com


Prenatal Massage

Oasis Healing Arts
12360 Penn St Ste A
Whittier, CA 90602
562.789.1588
oasishealingforyou.com

Norabellas Salon & Skin Care
10820 Beverly Blvd Ste A4
Whittier, CA 90601
562.699.3325
norabellasalon.com

Uptown Wellness Center
7354 Painter Ave
Whittier, CA 90602
562.789.1999
uptownwellness.com

Serenity Jade Spa
7921 Painter Ave Ste 2
Whittier, CA 90602
562.693.8889
serenityjadespa.com


Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness

Maternifit
7652 Greenleaf Ave
Whittier, CA 90602
562.715.8164
maternifit.com


Prenatal Yoga

Greenleaf Yoga Studio
12824 Hadley St Ste 103
Whittier, CA 90601
562.696.0502
greenleafyoga.com



Other Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Professionals who serve Whittier

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

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

OC Belly Binding
ocbellybinding.com


Whittier postpartum doula baby hand in parent hand