The Following Individuals, Organizations and Products Can Support You on Your Journey of Pregnancy, Birth and Parenthood:

ASSOCIATIONS

Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH)
P.O. Box 1398
Forestville, CA 95436
707 887-2838
appah@aol.com
www.birthpsychology.com

Attachment Parenting International
2906 Berry Hill Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
615 298-4334
info@attachmentparenting.org
www.attachmentparenting.org

American Association of Birth Centers
3123 Gottschall Road
Perkiomenville, PA 18074
215 234-8068
reachnacc@birthcenters.org
www.birthcenters.org

Maia Midwifery and Preconception Services
23 Altarinda Road, Suite 215
Orinda Ca 94563
925 253-0685
info@maiamidwifery.com
www,maiamidwifery.com
Dedicated to serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and
heterosexual families.

Holistic Pediatric Association
1275 Fourth Street, #118
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707-237-5312
www.hpakids.org

Vaccines
National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)
www.909shot.com

To access articles on Vaccines
www.mothering.com
www.icpa4kids.com
 
Family and Medical Leave Act
Learn more about Maternity leave
www.dol.gov/esa/whd/fmla/
 
The National Infertility Association
Resolve
301 652-8585
info@resolve.org
www.resolve.org

Co-Sleeping: Healthy Childhood Sleep
James J. McKenna, PhD
Director of the Mother-Baby Sleep Laboratory At the University of Notre Dame
Access article: "Breastfeeding and Bedsharing"
www.icpa4kids.org/research/references.htm

International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)
1304 Kingsdale Avenue
Redondo Beach, Ca 90278
800 686-ICAN
www.ican-online.org

National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Center (NOCIRC)
P.O. Box 2512
San Anselmo Ca 94979
415 488-9883
nocirc@concentric.net
www.nocirc.org

Depression After Delivery, Inc. (DAD)
PO Box 1282
Morrisville, PA 19067
800 944-4773
215 295-3994
www.depressionafterdelivery.com

INFERTILITLY SUPPORT PRORAMS- Nationwide Resouces

Fertility Soul Retreats
800 551-5947
www.thefertilesoul.com

INFERTILITY SUPPORT PROGRAMS - San Diego

Reproductive Wellness
877 843 7100 ext 513
www.reproductivewellness.com
info@reproductivewellness.com

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

MAGICAL BEGINNINGS, ENCHANTED LIVES CLASSES - Nationwide Resources:

The Chopra Center Childbirth Program and Teacher Training
The Chopra Center for Wellbeing at La Costa
2013 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad Ca 92009
888 424-6772 ext 1639
760 494-1600
www.chopra.com

MAGICAL BEGINNINGS, ENCHANTED LIVES CLASSES - In the San Diego Area:

Magical Beginnings/Enchanted Lives
A Six week series; for couples or singles
meets 2 hours each week
Registration is required
Contact Vicki Abrams for upcoming class schedule
858 456-9029
Vicki@journeyintobirth.com
www.journeyintobirth.com

BIRTH SUPPORT

MIDWIVES - Nationwide Resources:

California Association of Midwives (CAM)
info@californiamidwives.org
www.californiamidwives.org

Midwives Alliance of North America
PO Box 175
Newton, Kansas 67114
888 923-6262
www.mana.org

The Farm
42 The Farm
Summertown, TN 38483
931 964-2293
www.thefarmcommunity.com/inamay.htm

Citizens for Midwifery (CFM)
888 CFM-4880
info@cfmidwifery.org
www.cfmidwifery.org

MIDWIVES - in the San Diego area:

Michelle Freund, LM - Birth Matters
1904 S. Horne Street, Suite A
Oceanside, CA 92054
Office: 760 757 8650
Pager: 619 968-3602
michelle@birthmattersinc.com
www.birthmattersinc.com

Catharine Miller -First Breath
Office: 760 942-0595
Pager: 760 943-3000
catharine@firstbreathathome.com
www.firstbreathathome.com

Andrea Myers
Countrywood Lane
Encinitas, CA 92024
Office: 760 436-9166
Pager: 760 436 9166
andrea-midwife@adelphia.net

Celesta Rannisi Owen LM, LCS, CT
A Celebration of Birth and LIfe
Phone 619 443 0165
Address 9936 Chocolate Summit Dr. El Cajon, CA
www.sandiegohomebirth.com

DOULAS - Nationwide Resources:

Doulas of North America
PO Box 2045
Medford, NJ o8o55
888 862-4784
info@DONA.org
www.DONA.org

Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educations (ALACE)
1-888 22-Alace
alacehq@aol.com
www.alace.org

Art of Birthing Doula Training
P.O. Box 4528
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505 254-4884
morgan@birthingfromwithin.com
www.birthingfromwithin.com

Birth Tubs
yourwaterbirth@cbnn.net

DOULAS - in the San Diego area:

Becky Gonzolaz
Labor Doula, Pregnancy Massage
760 439-7715
alohabecky@cox.net
www.alohaspirits.com

Cheri Joseph L.Ac MTOM
Labor Doula, Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine
619 680-8243
acharia@cox.net

Vicki Morgan M.T.
Labor Doula, Pregnancy massage
Acupressure
619 563-4771/ 884-9431
vmorganmt@aol.com

Aimee Ryan
Labor Doula
619 813-4032
aimee@homebirthmidwife.com

BIRTH CENTERS - in the San Diego area: 

UCSD Birth Center
800 926-UCSD (8273)
Provides a safe, spacious and comfortable environment which supports the personal experience desired by many women when bringing their babies into the world

Best Start Birth Center - Your Birth Your Way
3343 4th Avenue
San Diego, Ca 92103
619 299-0840
www.beststartbirthcenter.com

BIRTH TUBS - Nationwide Resources:
To Rent or buy a birth tub

Aqua Doula
waterbirth@aquadoula.com
www.Aquadoula.com.

Your Water Birth
Yourwaterbirth@cbnn.net
www.yourwaterbirth.com

BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES:

In our present culture, many women have never witnessed an infant at the breast. When a woman is called upon to nurse her own infant, much of her success depends on a learning process. -Ruth Lawrence, M.D.

BREASTFEEDING - Nationwide Resources:

International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA)
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27607
919 787-5181
info@icla.org
www.ilca.org

La Leche League International
1400 N. Meacham Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173  
847 519-7730
Breastfeeding Helpline: 800 525-3243
mlofton@lli.org
www.lalecheleague.org

LACTATION CONSULTANTS - in the San Diego area:

Rose deVigne-Jackiewicz RN,MPH,IBCLC
10142 Woodpark Drive
Santee CA 92071
619 516-6133
12rosebuds@cox.net

Shari Silady IBCLC
12048 Medoc Lane
San Diego, Ca 92131
858 271-0913
slsilady@san.rr.com

Ann Russell IBCLC, RLC
12621 Hedgetree Court
Poway CA 92064
858 513-1327
anntarus@aol.com

BREASTFEEDING CLASSES - in the San Diego area:

Scripps Breastfeeding classes:
1-800 SCRIPPS (727-4777)
www.scripps.org

Breast Feeding for Expectant Parents
Offered at Hillcrest and Scripps Ranch Family Medicine.
To register, call 1-800 926-UCSD (8273).

Kaiser Permanente Breastfeeding Class
1-800 290-5000
This class is open to members only

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUPS - in the San Diego area:

Scripps Hospital weekly Breastfeeding support groups:
Scripps, La Jolla
858 626-4123
Scripps, Encinitas
760 633-7850

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women
3003 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
858 939-4127

Sharp Grossmont Hospital
619 740-4983

UCSD LACTATION SERVICE
619 543-7149

BREASTFEEDING SUPPLIES - Nationwide Resources:

Herbs to enhance breastmilk:
Motherlove herbal company
Laporte, Colorado
970 493-2892
www.motherlove.com

BREASTFEEDING/LACTATION SUPPLIES - in the San Diego area:

Sharp Mary Birch Lactation Store
New Beginnings Boutique. Women's Education.
858 939-4127
Cindy.Tagliapietra@sharp.com
Provides certified lactation educators who who can answer questions
about breastfeeding, breast pumps, nursing bras, accessories, etc.

Scripps Mercy Breastfeeding Store
Nursing Notions
619 260-7234

PRE-NATAL YOGA AND EXERCISE - in the San Diego Area:

North Park Yoga - Pre-Natal Yoga
Private Home studio on Alabama Street
San Diego, CA 92104
blissyogi@hotmail.com
www.blissyogi.com

Prana Yoga Center -Prenatal Yoga
Wednesdays 4:00pm to 5:15pm with Vicki Abrams
Mondays 10:15am -11:30am with Ariti Lane
1041 Silverado St
La Jolla, CA 92037
858 456-2802
Vicki@journeyintobirth.com
www.prana-yoga.com

Soul of Yoga
681 Encinitas Blvd. #305
Encinitas, CA 92024
760 943-7685
Michele@soulofyoga.com
www.soulofyoga.com

Ginseng Yoga
2985 Beech Street
San Diego, CA 92102
619 338-9642
www.ginsengyoga.com

Yoga One
1150 7th Ave
San Diego, Ca 92101
619 294-7461
www.yogaonesandiego.com

YOGA VIDEOS/DVDs - Nationwide Resources:

Yoga for Pregnancy, Labor and Birth with Colette Crawford (my favorite)
866 SHC-YOGA
holisticcenter@comcast.net
www.seatleholisticcenter.com

Postures for Pregnancy
Yoga Zone
www.yogazone.com

Yoga Journal's Prenatal Yoga
Gaiam: with Shiva Rea
www.gaiam.com

Baby and Mom Prenatal Yoga
With Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
http://www.amazon.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR PREGNANCY, BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM - San Diego Area:

Elisa Marusak Thomson
Outside the Lens
7514 Girard Avenue, Suite 143
La Jolla, CA 92037
858 349-1142
Elisa@outsidethelens.org

Amy Connor
858-792-8219
amy@amyconnor.com
www.amyconnor.com

Hillary Lopez
619 518-7935
mothersglow@hotmail.com

Colleen Morgans
136 S Cedros Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92075
858-793-7057

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH PRACTITIONERS - Nationwide Resources:

Holistic Moms Network
877 HOL-MOMS
www.holisticmoms.org
Provides natural health options.

Practioner Database
By Mothering Magazine
www.mothering.com/practioners

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH PRACTITIONERS - in the San Diego Area:

Acupuncture

Gayle Kildebeck, L.Ac., DNBAO
Orthopedics & Women's Health
3080 North Park Way
San Diego, CA 92104
Apts: 619 294-6616
Cell: 619 606-7060
admin@northparkacupuncture.com
www.northparacupuncture.com

Cheri Joseph L.Ac MTOM
Acharia Acupuncture
Chinese herbal medicine
Labor Doula
619 680-8243
acharia@cox.net

Alex Tiberi
4443 30th Street Suite 210
San Diego, CA
619 542-0884
r31obin@aol.com
www.pacificcenterofhealth.com

Chiropractors

Bridgett Chelf
Ocean Wellness
Specializes in Pregnancy/infants/children
509 S. Cedros, Suite D
Solona Beach, CA 92074
858 792-7296
www.oceanwellness.net

Patrick Dorman, D.C.
Integrative Chiropractor
3330 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
619 297-4091
Patrick@integrativechiropractic.us

Hypnosis for Relaxation and Birth

Patrick L. Dorman, D.C.
3330 4th Avenue
San Diego, Ca 92103
619 297-4091
partick@integrativechiropractic.us

Pregnant Massage

First Breath
Becky Gonzalez
1114 N. Coast Highway, Suite 11
Leucadia, CA
760-458-5100

Angela's Therapeutic Massage
Angela Marie Brengle
8950 Villa La Jolla Dr, Suite 2151
858 546-0011
amelton7@verizon.net

Camelia Clum
Bodysense
Prenatal and Postnatal Massage
Camelia.clum@sbcglobal.net
619 806 3920

Gayle Kildebeck, L.Ac., DNBAO
Orthopedics & Women's Health and Massage
3080 North Park Way
San Diego, CA 92104
Apts: 619 294-6616
Cell: 619 606-7060

Sunshine Massage Therapy
Julie Zomerdyke, M.T.
La Jolla, CA
619 857-8348

Infant Massage is a natural and soothing way to promote infant health and
enhance bonding.

Infant Massage - in the San Diego Area:

Opening Spaces - Infant Massage
Chris Morris
Private or group sessions
619 540-1469
cmorris@san.rr.com

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) - Infant Massage
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, Ca 92037
858 362-1352 ext 1352 Judy Nemzer
www.lficc.org

POSTPARTUM RESOURCES

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION - Nationwide Resource:

Postpartum Depression International
A Support Resource
1 800 944 4773
www.postpartum.net
For a support group in your area, call
805 967-7636

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION - in the San Diego Area:

Sharp – Mary Birch
Weekly - Postpartum support Group
3075 Health Center Drive
San Diego, Ca 92123
858 939 4141

POSTPARTUM YOGA - For Mommy and Me - San Diego Area:

Prana Yoga - Mommy and Me Yoga class
Fridays 10:15 - 11:30 am
For moms and pre-walking babies
1041 Silvarado Street
La Jolla, Ca 92037
858 456 2806
www.prana.yoga.com

Soul of Yoga - Mommy & Me Yoga class
Michele@soulofyoga.com
681 Encinitas Blvd. #305
Encinitas, CA 92024
760 943-7685
www.soulofyoga.com

Gingseng Yoga - Mommy and Me
2985 Beech Street
San Diego, CA 92102
619 338-9642
info@ginsengyoga.com
www.ginsengyoga.com

POSTPARTUM EXERCISE for Mommy and Me - Nationwide Resources:

Baby Boot Camp
Bring your baby and get fit
1-888 990-BABY
www.babybootcamp.com

Fit for Motherhood
Mommy and me - fitness classes. Playgroups
866 Fit-4MOM
www.strollerstrides.com

POSTPARTUM EXERCISE for Mommy and Me - San Diego area:
Sharp Hospital
858 939-4141

Other MOMMY AND ME PROGRAMS (from infant to pre-kindergarten) - in the San Diego
Area:

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Mommy and Me Programs
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
contact: Judy Nemzer 858 457-3030

Music Together
Infants /Toddlers / Preschoolers
858 755-6874
Laura@sandiegomusictogether.com
www.sandiegomusictogether.com

Nightingale Music
Infants /Toddlers / Preschoolers
5695 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, Ca 92037
858 488 3244

Indigo Village
609 S. Vulcan Ave.
Encinitas, CA 92024
858 509-3069
susiewalton@adelphia.net
www.indigovillage.com
Offers a variety of programs.

Itsy Bitsy Yoga
Infants/toddlers
858 581-3733
www.freeformfit.com
www.itsybitsyyoga.com

PRODUCTS

BODY CARE:

Motherlove Herbal Company
Belly oil. Bath herbs. Herbs to enhance breastmilk
Laporte, Colorado
970 493-2892
www.motherlove.com

AUDIO PROGRAMS:

"Relaxing with Your Unborn Baby"
by Vicki Abrams
Relaxation CD for Pregnancy
Cost $15 plus tax and shipping
858 456-9029
Vicki@journeyintobirth.com

The Essentials Parenting Self-Guided Coaching Program
5 CD parenting course that teaches Parenting from the Inside Out
858 278-1828
Danielle@Extraordinaryparent.com

VIDEOs/DVD's:

Birth Day
With Naoli Vinaver Lopez and Family
www.homebirthvideos.com

Giving Birth: Challenges and Choices
Suzanne Arms
Birthing the Future
1-877 Birthing
suzanne@birthingthefuture.com
www.BirthingtheFuture.com

Birth into Being: The Russian Waterbirth Experience
By Barbara Harper
1 800 641-baby
www.waterbirth.org

Water and Birth
Janet Balaskas
Active Birth Centre
www.activebirthcentre.com

Kangaroo Mother Care
Rediscover the Natural Way to Care for Your Newborn Baby
www.geddesproduction.com
orders@geddesproduction.com

Delivery Self-Attachment
Dr. Lennart Richards and Kittie Frantz
A six minute video of a newborn crawling up to the mother's breast after
birth, attaching and feeding.
www.geddesproduction.com
orders@geddesproduction.com

POSTPARTUM PRODUCTS

Biodegradable Disposable Diapers
Can be ordered from one of the following sites or purchased from Whole Foods
Market
http://www.tushies.com
http://www.seventhgeneration.com
http://www.gdiapers.com/happyplanet

BABY CARRIERS:

The HipHugger
PO Box 93963
Pasadena, CA 91109
Los Angeles
www.thehiphugger.com

INFANT CAR SEAT INSTALLATION:

Children's Hospital Safe Kids Coalition
Will help you to install car seats
858 576-1700 ext 5704

Safety Seat Inspection Info Line
858 576-1700 ext 5096
www.chsd.org

Safe Ridin' Kidz
www.saferidinkidz.com
619 303-2029

Kids Traveling Safely
www.kidstravelingsafely.com
(North County San Diego)
909 261-2729

PUBLICATIONS

Midwifery Today Inc
PO Box 2672-350
Eugene, OR 97402
800 743-0974
feedback@midwiferytoday.com
www.midwiferytoday.com

Mothering Magazine
PO Box 1690
Santa Fe NM 87504 - 1690
www.mothering.com

The Complete Mother
The Magazine of Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding
701 852-2822
Jody@Minot.com

Parents Press
The SF Bay Area's Locally owned Parent Newsletter
parentsprs@aol.com
www.parentspress.com

Pathways; to Family Wellness
Quarterly publication
ICPA
327 N Middletown Rd,
Media PA 19063
www.icpa4kids.org