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An ongoing compilation of local and national resources on pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and breastfeeding. Please feel free to recommend other additions, contact us.


Research demonstrates that having a doula or labor coach at your birth shortens labor time, decreases mom’s perception of pain and yields births with less interventions (including c-sections). Some great information on doulas:
Doulas of North America
Penny Simkin Author, Doula, Childbirth Educator, Birth Counselor

There are a few networks of doulas locally here in San Diego to help you in your search.
Beautiful Beginnings (San Diego)
Birth Resource Network—San Diego
North County Doulas 

Other Prenatal Massage Resources

Body Therapy Associates. Based in San Diego, Body Therapy Associates provides one of the most rigorous trainings in North America for massage therapists wanting to work with pregnant and postpartum women.
Going Ga-Ga. Another prenatal Massage Therapist, Brenda Goodell. She’s amazing, smart and safe. Check her out!

Other San Diego Wellness Resources for Pregnancy and Postpartum

Best Start Birth Center
Mamas & Milk
San Diego Breastfeeding Center
San Diego’s Postpartum Health Alliance
Surface Prenatal Esthetics (facials!!)
Family Matters for LGBT parents-to-be

Some Favorite Pregnancy Advocacy Organizations

Childbirth Connection
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)

Childbirth Education Resources

Birthing from Within
San Diego HypnoBirthing
Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) 
The Childbirth Education Association (CEA)