PREGNANCY, BIRTH &
Costa Mesa (818) 523-8896
Homa Hamidi is an acupuncturist and MD (Ob/Gyn) from Iran who has studied Eastern Medicine, acupuncture and functional medicine since immigrating to the US many years ago. She currently practices at Vitality Health & Wellness, Inc. She accepts multiple insurance plans.
Pillar’s Wellness Collective
Pilar offers prenatal acupuncture as well as labor prep treatments. Acupuncture sessions can help alleviate pregnancy symptoms, such as pain, nausea and vomiting, stress and anxiety and can help improve overall wellbeing.
Megan Joyce and her team support women as they transition towards their birthing time. Using a combination of acupuncture, moxibustion, and exercises, they can encourage breech babies to move to optimal positioning for labor. They also offer labor preparation treatments as well as postpartum support to promote healing, reduce postpartum depression and anxiety, and support healthy lactation.
Long Beach Birth Center
Long Beach birth Center’s team of midwives and birth assistants support expecting families in birth center births as well as home births. However you choose to birth, they will honor and celebrate your vision for your birthing journey.
BODYFEEDING ONLINE RESOURCES
Kellymom Breastfeeding & Parenting
Kellymom offers information and resources on a wide variety of chest/breastfeeding topics and addresses many common questions and concerns.
This database provides information about drugs, supplements, and herbs that may affect breastmilk and offers therapeutic alternatives where appropriate.
Le Leche League International (LLLi)
LLLi provides encouragement, information, and education on chest/breastfeeding with online resources as well as in-person peer-to-peer support groups.
Tori Brooklyn offers private virtual or in-person childbirth classes in South Orange County and San Diego. Her 4-week class series, Bloom your Birth, is a personalized and intimate process, as you will be working one on one, heart to heart.
Light Within Wellness
Dr. Annie Langford is a certified Webster Technique practitioner based in Dana Point. She specializes in prenatal and infant/pediatric chiropractic care and has a passion for helping families live healthier, happier lives.
Sacred Journey Midwifery
Lisa Marie Oxenham, LM, CPM is a Waterbirth Midwife who has been supporting birthing families for close to 25 years. She believes that how a baby is born matters to the birther, baby, and the father or partner. Her care is personal and individualized so that each mother feels safe and heard. Sacred Journey Midwifery serves Los Angeles, Long Beach, Orange County, and the Inland Empire.
HOSPITAL BIRTH CENTERS
MENTAL HEALTH THERAPY
Sarah Pace, LMFT, PMH-C
Sarah is a mental health therapist based in Anaheim. She specializes in working with expecting and postpartum individuals and couples, helping her clients navigate through this life stage.
Orange County Parent Wellness Program (OCPWP)
OCPWP offers individual therapy in your home or at their clinic. They also offer family psychoeducation, support groups, wellness activities, case management, and community resources.
PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY
Bloom Well Pediatric Wellness and Physical Therapy
Dr. Taylor Henderson is based in Laguna Hills and offers a variety of services including infant wellness programs and one-on-one skilled physical therapy services. She is a strong supporter of preventative care and believes wholeheartedly in empowering families through sharing her expertise in gross motor development.
Moonchild Birth Services
Andrea and Jen are skilled placenta encapsulators who love teaching about the benefits of placenta encapsulation and supporting birth givers in their postpartum recovery. They offer services in Long Beach and the surrounding areas as well as Orange County.
POSTPARTUM SUPPORT GROUPS
Empowered Postpartum was born from the belief that no new parent should face the challenging adjustment into parenthood alone. They offer virtual donation-based specialty support groups weekly and monthly. They also connect new families to perinatal and other family resources to help ease the transition into parenthood.
Postpartum Support International (PSI)
PSI supports families experiencing mental health issues related to childbearing. They provide online postpartum support groups with over 14 specialty support groups available 5 days a week.
PREGNANCY SUPPORT GROUP
We invite you to join our free drop-in support group to be supported through pregnancy, birth and beyond. This group offers peer-to-peer support from other expecting parents in your community plus guidance from the birth and postpartum doulas of Moonchild Birth Services. Our support group is held monthly on the third Sunday of the month at Long Beach Birth Center. All are welcome!