Resources in the South Bay 
to Support Your Prenatal & Postpartum Experience & Wellbeing.

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Acupuncturists

Stillpoint Acupuncture & Herbs
331 Richmond Street, El Segundo, CA 90245

(310) 335-0073

http://www.acupoint.net

Deannie Janowitz, L.Ac.

Radiant Health

2848 Sepulveda, Torrance, CA  90505

(310) 955-7874

Chiropractors – Webster Technique

Dr. Dominique Scott
868 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-5007
Dr. Mahlleace Tomsin, D.C
(406) 240-7614
Dr. Ed Connaughton
440 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 372-4200

Pregnancy & Mommy Baby Yoga Classes

Yoga Works
740 Allied Way
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 322-6500
http://www.yogaworks.com

Pregnancy & Family Photographers

Dena O'loughlin

310-218-6186

denaoloughlin@icloud.com

Marisa Guzman-Aloia
Monika O’Deegan
www.photosbymonika.com
(646) 388-0765
Brad Herbst
Van Images Photography
www.vanimages.com
(213) 700-2664.

Pregnancy Massage & Cranio-sacral Therapy

Karen Axelrod, BA, CST-D, CACMT
karen.axelrod@gmail.com
www.karenaxelrod.com
(310) 376-0113
Katherine Pierce
Hermosa Chiropractic Center
Hermosa Beach
(310) 372-4200

Hypnobirthing Childbirth Classes

Ellie Shea
(310) 293-8464
Email: ellieshea@birtheducationservices.com

L.A. Birth Bliss with Johanna Kim
(310) 528-2784
www.labirthbliss.com
Johanna teaches private and semi-private HypnoBirthing classes.
She is available for refresher sessions and fear-release meditations.

Waterpool Rentals in the South Bay

Cheri Masek
(818) 273-9156
She rents out La Bassine Professional Tub. Cheri can deliver the tub to you or it is available for pick-up.

Homebirth Websites & Information

Bring Birth Home
Bring Birth Home is a great website which offers information about homebirths, resources, and a great blog! Visit Kailin’s website at:
http://www.bringbirthhome.com
Your Waterbirth
Your Waterbirth is a website that offers rentals and sale of waterbirth tubs, videos, and books.
http://www.yourwaterbirth.com
Spinning Babies
Spinning Babies website by midwife Gail Tully offers great ideas for flipping or “spinning” babies that are mal-positioned and breech. She also teaches you how to do Belly Mapping so you know exactly what position your baby is in. I just completed an Advanced Doula workshop with Gail Tully in Santa Monica February 2011. Check out the website: http://www.spinningbabies.com

Pregnancy and Postpartum Reading List

The Daily Soul Sessions for the Pregnant Mama
by Kate Coppola Leiva & Kacey Coppola Morreale
Click here to View on Amazon!

Classes About Baby

Providence Health through Little Company of Mary Hospital
(1-888-HEALING). www.providence.org. You can find classes from Baby Signs to Infant/Child CPR. Visit the website for complete listing of classes being offered. Classes are also offered in Spanish-language.
Infant CPR with Susana Lutton
(310) 372-5511. She can come to your home.

Breastfeeding Support

South Bay Breastfeeding Support & Education Center with Elaine Skaggs
(310) 469-4954, Torrance, www.southbaybreastfeedingsupport.com
The Pump Station
(310) 998-1981, located at 2415 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica
La Leche Legue
Redondo Beach Chapter, www.llli.org, (310) 373-4135.”
FREE Breastfeeding Handouts/Info
Info here:Click Here

Midwives

MaryLou O’Brien, CNM - Homebirths
(310) 376-5647, Located in Hermosa Beach, CA

Deborah Frank, CNM
(310) 659-5810, Accepts insurance and delivers at home or in-hospital, Cedars Sinai with Dr. Crane.

Davi Kaur Khalsa, CNM - Homebirths
310-278-6333, Located in West LA
Amy Tinney, LM, CPM, RN - Homebirths
(310) 990-2662. www.artofnursing.net. Amy is also opening up a Birth Center in Mar Vista Fall of 2013.
Susan Barie, CNM
(424) 264-0297
Kaiser
in-Hospital Midwives
UCLA-Ronald Reagan
in-Hospital Midwives
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 430, (310) 794-7274
The Sanctuary Birth & Family Wellness Center
www.birthsanctuary.com, (310) 566-7690, 11965 Venice Blvd. Suite 2307, Los Angeles

Baby Showers & Blessing Ways

Satya Reyes
Satya Reyes does Blessing Way ceremonies, pamper-the-momma baby showers with skin care and facials. (310) 991-7112, www.satyaskinandspirit.com
Gum Tree Café
Gum Tree Café – (310) 376-8744, gumtreela.com, 238 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA offers catering and beautiful patio for baby shower events not to mention the gift shop filled with mama and baby gifts!

Postpartum & Baby Care

Beach Cities Babies
(310) 372-5511, 700 N. Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 203, Redondo Beach

South Bay Adult Parenting Classes
(310) 372-6211, www.southbayadult.org

Postpartum Doula Support
www.DASC.org

Placenta Preservation

Satya Reyes
Satya Reyes, (310) 991-7112, www.satyaskinandspirit.com/placenta-encapsulation

Placenta Benefits
http://placentabenefits.info/research.asp

After Birth – Rate Your Doctor!

Vitals.com
http://www.vitals.com/

Rate MDs
http://ratemds.com

Health Grades.com
www.DASC.org

 

Cesarean Births & VBACs

Basic information and Q&A
http://caesareanbirth.com/

Breastfeeding After a Cesarean How To:
http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) & VBACs
www.ican-online.org/

Circumcision Decision

No Circ.org
www.nocirc.org

Circumcision.org
www.circumsion.org