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




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

(310) 335-0073

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

Pregnancy & Family Photographers

Dena O'loughlin


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

Pregnancy Massage & Cranio-sacral Therapy

Karen Axelrod, BA, CST-D, CACMT
(310) 376-0113
Katherine Pierce
Hermosa Chiropractic Center
Hermosa Beach
(310) 372-4200

Hypnobirthing Childbirth Classes

Ellie Shea
(310) 293-8464

L.A. Birth Bliss with Johanna Kim
(310) 528-2784
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:
Your Waterbirth
Your Waterbirth is a website that offers rentals and sale of waterbirth tubs, videos, and books.
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:

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). 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,
The Pump Station
(310) 998-1981, located at 2415 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica
La Leche Legue
Redondo Beach Chapter,, (310) 373-4135.”
FREE Breastfeeding Handouts/Info
Info here:Click Here


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. Amy is also opening up a Birth Center in Mar Vista Fall of 2013.
Susan Barie, CNM
(424) 264-0297
in-Hospital Midwives
UCLA-Ronald Reagan
in-Hospital Midwives
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 430, (310) 794-7274
The Sanctuary Birth & Family Wellness Center, (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,
Gum Tree Café
Gum Tree Café – (310) 376-8744,, 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,

Postpartum Doula Support

Placenta Preservation

Satya Reyes
Satya Reyes, (310) 991-7112,

Placenta Benefits

After Birth – Rate Your Doctor!

Rate MDs



Cesarean Births & VBACs

Basic information and Q&A

Breastfeeding After a Cesarean How To:
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) & VBACs

Circumcision Decision