RESOURCES

This list is sorted alphabetically by category. It is long. You may want to use the "find" feature on your computer. They are mostly isolated to Orange County but you will find some LA folks because they are *that* good.

 

This list is a constant work in progress. If you are not finding what you are looking for on this list, please reach out to me and we can find the best person to meet your specific needs. If you would like to recommend someone to me, I'd love to add them!

Those marked with an ** indicate that they offer discounted rates for those experiencing financial hardship. 

 

Abortion Resources: (help me fill this space!)

 

Acupuncture:

Homa Hamidi, Newport Beach

818-523-8896

Katie Marienthal Smith, Newport Beach

marienthalmed.com

Megan Joyce, Costa Mesa

joycewellness.com

 

Baby Wearing:

Florencia Sheppard**

joyfuljourneyds.com

Laura Brown (Los Angeles)

mamabirdlosangeles.com

Belly Binding:

Gigi Vera Vincent**

asimplehome.org

Melanie Smith, RSM

modernrootsbirth.com

Birth Centers:

 

South Bay Birth Center

southbaybirth.com

 

Birth Educators:

 

Amanda Cagle and Katie Hallum**

yourbirthteam.com

Ashley McIntosh**

motherbearthdoula.com

April Lovett**

unfoldmotherhood.com

Aurora Sullivan, Huntington Beach**

freckledlovedoula.com

Becca Godlewski

moonchildbirthservices.com

Carrie Cesario, Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis

bluelotushypno.com

 

Florencia Sheppard**

joyfuljourneyds.com

Gigi Vera Vincent**

asimplehome.org

Harleyann Sellers**

unadoulaoc.com

 

Julie Fors, Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class

journeyforwardbirthandparenting.com

Kristin Nicole Martinez (fluent in ASL)

sacredstorkdoulaservices.com

Melanie Smith

modernrootsbirth.com

Meredith Chase, Bradley

growwellholistic.com

Nicolle Kasch, Hypnobirthing**

mindbodybabyoc.com

Tammy Leeper**

moondancechildbirth.com

Tracy Hartley

bestdoulas.com

 

Birth Doulas:

 

Amanda Cagle and Katie Hallum**

yourbirthteam.com

Ashley McIntosh**

motherbearthdoula.com

Aurora Sullivan**

freckledlovedoula.com

Christine Acosta**

doulamatch.com

Christine Moorfield**

costamesadoula.com

Emily Heymann**

heymotherbirth.com

Emily Moritz**

nestbirthservices.com

Florencia Sheppard**

joyfuljourneyds.com

Janay Cook**

wonderschool.com

Jen Ballew**

jujubedoula.com

Jenna Paxon

nurturethestar.com

Kristin Durley**

birthservicesbykristin.com

Mathilde Bourgan**

myfrenchdoula.com

Breech Resources:

 

Doctor Emiliano Chavira (External Cephalic Version aka ECV)

*Located in Los Angeles*

(323) 783-4011

Car Seat Techs:

Holly Kohlmann

mamagooseoc.com

Amanda Cagle**

yourbirthteam.com

Chiropractors:

Dani Calahan, Laguna Hills

calahanfamilychiropractic.com

Michelle Weaver**

weaverchirowellness.com

Cloth Diapering Education:

 

Gigi Vera Vincent

asimplehome.org

Domestic Violence Resources: (help me fill this space!)

 

Laura's House, Lake Forest

laurashouse.org

Laura's House has an abundance of resources within the organization. This is a great first step for anyone who is in an unsafe environment.

 

Donation Sites:

La Habra Life Center

lahabralifecenter.org

 

Laura's House, Lake Forest

laurashouse.org

Life Center, Santa Ana

lifecenterofsantaana.org

 

MOMS of Orange County, Santa Ana

momsoforangecounty.org

Women's Transition Living Center, Fullerton

wtlc.org

Emergency Foster Care:

Safe Families

safe-families.org

714-543-5437 ext. 1234

 

Grief Counseling:

Marissa Zwetow, LMFT

postpartumhappiness.com

Homebirth Midwives:

Jennifer Angell, DC, LM, CPM

bornwithanangell.com

Lindsey Meehleis, LM, CPM

orangecountymidwives.com

Melanie Bigda, LM, CPM

originsmidwife.com

Sarah Waldron, MSN, CNM, WHNP**

wildflowerbirthandwellness.com

Lactation Support:

Amanda Cagle**

yourbirthteam.com

Emily Moritz**

nestbirthservices.com

Danielle Gauss, IBCLC**

justbreastfeeding.com

Leora Robles, BS, IBCLC

breastfeedoc.com

Rachelle King, IBCLC

latchamore.com

Réka Morvay, IBCLC

rekamorvay.com

Shelly Jacobs, IBCLC

shellyjacobslactation.com

LGBTQ+ Resources:

 

South Bay Birth Center

southbaybirth.com

The midwives at this birth center do fertility counseling, preconception counseling, individual prenatals, blood work, and pap smears for LGBTQ+ individuals. Reach out to Laura and Tasha for more information.

Midwives (Hospital-Based):

Providence Midwives, Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo

(eligible for MediCal and state-sponsored insurance)

949-364-1040

website link here

Orange Coast Women's Medical Group Midwives

Hoag Hospital, Irvine

949-829-5500

website link here

Newborn Photography:

Candice Swanson

candiceswansonphotography.com

Hilary Jo Avalos

hilaryavalosphotography.com

OBGYN for High risk and VBAC births:

Doctor Heidi Cough, M.D., Orange Coast Women's Medical Groups

Hoag Hospital, Irvine

949-829-5500

ocwmg.com

 

Doctor Kenneth James OB/GYN, Orange Coast Women's Medical Group

Hoag Hospital, Irvine

949-829-5500

ocwmg.com

Doctor Mary O'Toole MD, Orange Coast Women's Medical Group

Saddleback Hospital, Laguna Hills

949-829-5500

ocwmg.com

Doctor Craig Salcido MD, Providence 

Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo

949-364-1040

providence.org

Parenting Support:

Rachel and Tim Steinmetz

coregulatedparenting.com

Pediatric Physical Therapists:

Dr. Taylor Henderson, PT, DPT

bloomwellpt.com

Placenta Encapsulators:

Kristin Durley

birthservicesbykristin.com

Kristin Nicole Martinez (fluent in ASL)

sacredstorkdoulaservices.com

Tristen Orosco**

littleacorndoula.com

Postpartum Doulas:

Amanda Cagle and Katie Hallum**

yourbirthteam.com

Aurora Sullivan**

freckledlovedoula.com

Brittany Mason

mamabdoula.com

Christine Acosta**

doulamatch.com

Emily Moritz**

nestbirthservices.com

Gigi Vera Vincent

asimplehome.org

Oral Tie Revision

 

Team Tongue Tie, North San Diego

teamtonguetie.com

Tongue Tie Tribe, Costa Mesa

tonguetietribe.com

 

Reflexology:

Caroline Klem, Lake Forest

heartandsoleconnections.com

 

Support Groups:

Wrap Around Baby Care, Lake Forest

wraparoundbabycare.com

Empowered Postpartum

empoweredpostpartum.org

The New Mom School, Newport Beach

thenewmomschool.com

The Mommy Center, Laguna Hills

themommycenter.com

 

Yoga (for pregnancy, postpartum, or otherwise):

 

April Lovett**

unfoldmotherhood.com

Francesca Saputo Herrera

maternalroot.com

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