Below are some helpful resources while you are pregnant or have a new baby. These resources are all serving Orange County.

First is some reading that I very highly recomend:

***Ina May’s Guid to Natural Child Birth, by Ina May - This book is very informative and inspiring, I require all my clients to read it.
The Nursing Mother’s Companion to Breastfeeding, by Kathleen Huggins - This book prepares a mother for breast-feeding very well and it answers all those breast-feeding questions.
The Vaccine Book
, by Robert W. Sears, M.D., F.A.A.P. - I have found this to be mostly unbiased on vaccine information. It is very helpful to parents that want to make their own informed decision. It is definitely not one size fits all.


Birth Educators


Bradley - Pauline Scharf
e-mail:
spiritfilled@sbcglobal.net


Child Abuse

Child Abuse Services Team: CAST
If your child has been abused and you need a physical exam done, after calling the police, this is where you go first. Going here will make it so your child has only 1 exam instead of multiple.
Child Abuse Registry #714/940-1000 (to make a report)
Phone #714/940-4747
1337 W. Braden Ct
Orange, CA 92868
http://egov.ocgov.com/ocgov/Child%20Abuse%20Services%20Team%20(CAST)/

Diaper Services/Suppliers

Dy-Dee Diaper Service
626/792-6183 or 800/80-DyDee

Granola Babies
2346 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 800/560-9534 or 949/631-3166
Hours 10 am - 3 pm M-F
They have everything you need for growing a natural baby.
Granolababies.com

Breastfeeding

Milkalicious
Milkalicious offers a free breastfeeding workshop. Bring your baby, they weigh your baby before you nurse and after to see how much milk they are getting and moms go just to sit around and talk about breastfeeding, questions, concerns, problems and the wonderful things about it. A licensed lactation consultant gives the workshop, so you are in good hands. There are many lactation consultants that offer at home, in store, phone or skype consulting.
Phone: 919/831-MILK
www.milkalicious.com

Earthly Blessings

Kelly Miller, Lactation Support
714/396-4039
ocholisticmoms@yahoo.com

LaLeche League
www.llli.org

Kelly Mom Breastfeeding and Parenting
This is for ANY and ALL of your breastfeeding questions, if you can’t find it anywhere else, it will be here.
kellymom.com

Mother-2-mother.com
Breastfeeding questions answered

Riverside Community Hospital - Women’s and Children’s clinic
They have a breastfeeding and educational clinic. There is also a breastfeeding 24 hr/7 days a week hotline.
Women’s service coordinator #
909/788-3528
4445 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
951/788-3000

Children with Disabilities

For OC Kids
Developmental assessments and treatment for children birth to 5 years of age and educational opportunities for parents and professionals; Phone: 888/9-OCKIDS (962-5437) or 714/939-6118
www.forockids.com

Down Syndrome Association of Orange County
Information and support for children with Down syndrome, their families and professionals through new parent visits, support groups, seminars, early literacy programs and lending library; phone: 714/540-5794
www.dsaoc.org

Family Support Network (FSN)
Developmental screenings for children birth to 5 years of age, emergency assistance program, camp TLC, NICU parent to parent program; Phone: 714/854-7762
www.familysupportnetworkca.com

United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County (UCP)
Support Services: Parent connection, Project Access Inclusion Training, Respite Connection, Saturday Club and Special Sitters (babysitting), Swap Meet (donated and sold items); Phone: 714/200-2628
www.ucp-oc.org


Mom’s Groups


MOPS International
Mother’s of Preschoolers
Mom’s get together every other week for breakfast, inspirational speaker, craft and good conversation. Child care is provided.
mops.org

Moms Club - support, activities, community
momsclub.org
momsclub.org/join


Morning Sickness or hyperemesis gravidarum (HG)

www.helpher.org - they have all kinds of resources for moms and families of moms with HG. If you think you have more then just morning sickness, please go to this site.

Midwives


Beach Cities Midwifery
24902 Moulton Pkwy #120
Laguna Hills, CA 92637
Beachcitiesmidwifery.com
B.J. Snell, PhD, CNM, WHCNP
949/215-7575


South Coast Midwifery
4650 Barranca Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92604
southcoastmidwifery.com
949/654-2727

Naturopathic Midwifery
Home birth and water birth
Sue Wolcott LM, CPM, RN
562/334-5706
shastamidwives.com

Blessed Beginnings
Susan Scott Gill, LM, CPM
Lake Forest
714/222-8759
www.blessedbeginnings.net
or
Karen Pecors, LM, CPM
Murrieta
951/970-5437

Midwifery Supplies - Oral Vitamin K

Birth With Love
http://www.birthwithlove.com/categories/itempage.asp?prodid=Vitamin+K+1+%28Vit+K+1+%29Oral+Vit+K

Photographers

Lindsey Kliewer - South Orange County
Specializes in pregnancy and birth photography
www.ourbeautifulmess.com
e-mail: lindsey@ourbeautifulmess.com

Eleana Friend
Inland Empire Area
eleanafriend.com

Cheryl McClusky-Chavez - North Orange County
Specializing in maternity, newborn, child and family photography
sadiejamesphotography.com
sadiejamesphotography.com/blog


Physicians

Placentia Chiropractic Center
www.bestocchiropractor.com
Dr. Craig Mortensen, DC, EMT, QME, IDE
714/996-1444
151 N. Kraemer Blvd., #115
Placentia, CA 92870

Pediatric Wellness Center
Holistic Pediatrics
Dr. Pamela Middleton, M.D.
949/631-KIDS
20321 Birch St., #100
Newport Beach, CA
www.pediatricwellness.net


VBAC/Cesarean Birth vbac.com

The International Cesarean Awareness Newwork, Inc., USA
www.ican-online.org
-They provide opportunities to talk about your birth and feelings to help plan future births

Solace for Mothers
www.solaceformothers.org
They help with healing after traumatic childbirth through support. They offer free phone called with a trained peer support person and In-person facilitated meetings and community resources

Trauma and Birth Stress - PTSD After Childbirth
www.tabs.org.nz
This is for any birth trauma

Depression After Delivery, Inc.
www.depressionafterdelivery.com
Postpartum depression support

A Uterine Rupture Support Group
groups.yahoo.com/group/auterinerupturesupportgroup

Women in Crisis

Toby’s House
Toby’s House is a maternity shelter for homeless pregnant women and their children under 5 years old. They provide counseling and a domestic violence group.
949/661-4408
www.tobyshouse.com

Kristen at Conscious Birth is serving Placentia, Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Brea, Anaheim, Irvine, Newport Beach, Alicia Viejo, Mission Viejo and other Orange County, CA cities. I am also very near, some Riverside and San Bernardino County cities. If you are interested in meeting with me, please e-mail kristen@bestocdoula.com or call 714/269-0172.