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In this issue         vol. 5| 2009

     Perspective
       by Kim Nelson....3




                      What You Should Know About BPA
                       Lindsey Nelson, Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles.....4




                                 I Seem to Have Misplaced My Mojo
                                    by Catherine DeMonte, LMFT.....6




                                Fear and Its Effects On Labor
                                  by Giuditta Tornetta.....7




Moms Take Climate Action: The Real Cost of Stuff
                  by JoBea Holt.....8




                          Buckling Up for Expectant Moms
                           Richard Pass, RN, BS....14


Breastfeeding Consultant Resource Listings ................................4

The Early Days of Breastfeeding, by Susan Aldana ..............................5

Breastfeeding and Returning to Work, by Susan Aldana ......................5

Resources ........................................10
                                                                                       Cover photo: Shutterstock




Doula Resource Listings ......................14

Motherhood Consortium......................15

Professional Education and Training........15



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                                                                   Perspective
                                                                   by Kim Nelson

    I      recently listened to an interview with Rainn Wilson (The Office) and he asked
a very poignant question, “what do you miss about being 5 years old?”.
    That question immediately spiraled me to an afternoon with my mom, after
kindergarten pick up, in our kitchen, ready to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
with a bowl of Campbell’s Scotch Broth. I can still taste the soup and remember the
chewy texture of the tasteless beef. A memory that I hadn’t given much thought to in a
very long time.
    But more importantly, it brought back a feeling…and probably what I miss most
about being five years old…the innocence of being five…free to “be”…wanting and
willing to take in all of life with no real purpose or goal except…there was a calm-
ness…that life was pretty much unraveling before me as a gift…in that moment my only
obligation was…to be.
    It made me think about my children. If I took more time to remember what it was
like…to go back to that feeling of being 3, 5,12 ,18 or 22, to try and put my self in
their space…before their eyes…their perspective….that would make me a better per-
son…a better parent.
    So I am practicing. Practicing the art of considerate perspective—to see the space
before my eyes and make it meaningful, to see the space before others and make it rel-
evant—for the purpose of being a better person and a better parent. To take in the facts,
the relevant data that surrounds the day from our world and make it purposeful, with
the people that we interact with daily, to be sympathetic, empathetic, compassionate
and walk each day with grace.
    One may not agree with or understand another point of view, but at the very least
practice the art of what you see and what others see in the space before the eye and
appreciate and make an attempt to understand the point of view.
    I thought that it would be easy to focus on what is—the old cliché “to put myself in
someone’s place, walk in their shoes”—but as I practice, I realize that there is more. It
takes much practice and much effort, but with practice and ongoing effort, recognizing
other’s perspective provides a bridge to connect, to align yourself with another person.
    I realize that I all too often lose touch with the perspective that keeps me appreciative
of another’s perspective and it is my children that show me the way. They remind me.
    Just landing in Asia for a few weeks, trying to keep three kids together, travel doc-
uments organized…occupied on a very long flight, gathering luggage…we are all                                                                                                         photos: Shutterstock
exhausted as we head to customs and I’m a little anxious.
    I watch my children approach the uniformed customs agent…to me an unap-
proachable government entity…my daughter walks up to the desk with much ease and                Perspective: the state of
no apprehension (which is part of her general perspective)…she sees that there is a line        existing in space before the eye;
that she needs to get in to…and goes…just walks up…ready to present her passport                the state of one’s ideas, the
with the attitude of…let me in your country…I am here to see the world…I am here                facts known to one, etc, in having
to experience “this”.                                                                           a meaningful interrelationship;
    I stood there watching my children…because their perspective seemed to be so dif-           the faculty of seeing all the
ferent than mine…the space before their eye …innocent…simple…calm.                              relevant data in a meaningful
    Because the facts known to our children (their life experiences)…are a little less          relationship
complicated or different than those of one…who has experienced “more” (us)…my
daughter had no apprehension, no anxiety about the imagined possibilities in my

                                                                                                mind…I had to get in her head…and there was a peace there…a different perspective.
                                                                                                    Because in my distress of the travel…a new country, customs, a new experience
                                                                                                (which for our children every thing is a new experience!)…I could have reacted dif-
                                                                                                ferently…became agitated, upset with my daughter for going up to the counter so
                                                                                                effortlessly…not paying attention to the surroundings…but I didn’t. I sat back in that
                                                                                                peace and it made me love her a little more…a little lesson…for me…because I saw
                                                                                                that moment through her eyes…
                                                                                                    And that instant took me back… again to my childhood…sitting in my room, play-
                                                                                                ing editor…I was making books, magazines…cutting up pieces of paper, laying out the
                                                                                                design in my magazine…I was in my bliss…my mom walks in…and to her…my room
                                                                                                was an absolute mess…she didn’t see my innocent bliss…that flashback made me rec-
                                                                                                ognize that there are times, I need to appreciate my children’s perspective…their point
                                                                                                of view…maybe an exercise as easy as “what do you miss about being three?”.
                                                                                                    Being in that place…appreciating your child’s point of view…connects you to
                                                                                                them…for me…takes away some of the grown up frustration…perspective…makes it
                                                                                                okay for them to “be”.
                                                                                                    Remembering what you miss most about being an infant or toddler for most is a
                                                                                                difficult task…so…try to remember your first vivid memory…go back and recall a time
                                                                                                when you were most happy…a time maybe when others didn’t understand the delight
                                                                                                or sadness in your moment…remember the feeling of the memory…then pick up your
                                                                                                son or daughter…imagine their perspective…to see the meaningful relationship of the
                                                                                                world that they are seeing…to practice
                                                                                                perspective…practice makes better a par- Kimberly W. Nelson
                                                                                                ent…a better person…to see the world
                                                                                                                                               kim_nelson@sprinklesofmagic.com
                                                                                                through another’s eye.
                                                                                                                                              Kimberly W. Nelson is a freelance writer. Her articles
                                                                                                                                              have appeared on www.familyeveryday.com and OC
                                                                                                                                              Family. She and her husband are raising their four
                                                                                                                                              children in Westlake Village, CA.
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                                  What a mother needs to know about BPA.
                                  by Lindsey Nelson, Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles
                                     Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles
                                     (213) 596-5776
                                     www.breastfeedla.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater LA offers a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            variety of opportunities for education and involve-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ment for professionals and laypersons alike, through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            workshops, internet links on its website, and joining
                                                                                         consumers. However, many health and                                                                                                                                                forces with others to create the kind of supportive cli-
                        O
                 n any day with your child at the
      park, you have probably seen moms toting
                                                                                         consumer safety groups including the
                                                                                         Breast Cancer Fund, Physicians for
                                                                                                                                                                                    not have the antioxidant and other disease
                                                                                                                                                                                    fighting agents that are in breastmilk, so
                                                                                                                                                                                    the artificially fed infant is left with fewer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mate we would wish for mothers, babies and families
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            who choose breastfeeding. Consider attending a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Breastfeeding Task Force Meeting. Meetings are held
      around trendy looking metal water bottles                                          Social Responsibility and the Environ-                                                     tools to fight the ill effects of exposure to                                           quarterly, in Inglewood, from 9am to 12pm, are free
      decked in flashy designs. Maybe you have                                           mental Working Group are calling for                                                       environmental pollutants.                                                               and open to mothers and professionals.
      been strolling the aisles of your nearest                                          action to protect Americans from expo-                                                          An important step to reducing your                                                 For more information about the Breastfeeding Task
      baby super store preparing your baby reg-                                          sure to BPA. In 2008, the National Tox-                                                    baby’s exposure to BPA is to breastfeed                                                 Force of Greater Los Angeles, and links to other
      istry and have seen signs proclaiming that                                         icology Program (NTP) raised concern                                                       directly from the breast. If you must use a                                                                         breastfeeding information
                                                                                         that exposure to BPA, which mimics estro-                                                  pump, be sure that your pump compo-                                                                                 and activities, visit the
      you’re in a “BPA Free section”. But what                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Breastfeeding Task Force
      is BPA and how does it relate to expectant                                         gen in the body, during pregnancy and in                                                   nents, milk storage containers, and bot-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        on      the     web       at
      and breastfeeding mothers?                                                         childhood could negatively impact the                                                      tles are all BPA free. Wash bottles by hand                                                                         www.breastfeedla.org.
           Bisphenol-A, or BPA, is an industrial                                         developing breast and prostate, hasten the                                                 with gentle cleansers and discard bottles                                                                           Babies are born to breast-
      chemical used primarily to make polycar-                                           onset of puberty, and affect a child’s behav-                                              that are scratched or have become                                                                                   feed!
      bonate plastics and epoxy resins. It can be                                        ior. After this report, Canada banned the                                                  “cloudy” with age. As a breastfeeding or
                                                                                         use of BPA in baby bottles. Here in the                                                    expectant mother, there are steps you can                                               Lindsey Nelson serves on the Board of Directors of the
      found in a wide variety of consumer prod-
                                                                                         United States, many states including Cali-                                                 take to reduce your own intake of BPA,                                                  Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles. She
      ucts including CDs and DVDs, electronic
                                                                                         fornia, have followed suit and have intro-                                                 thus curbing your child’s exposure. Most                                                is a founding member of FirstRight, an organization
      equipment, cars, sporting equipment,
                                                                                         duced legislation to ban BPA from food                                                     importantly, reduce BPA exposure by                                                     dedicated to advocating for mothers who have expe-
      paints and adhesives. It is also commonly
                                                                                         and beverage containers, and in March a                                                    avoiding canned foods and beverages.                                                    rienced discrimination for breastfeeding in public and
      used in reusable food and drink contain-
                                                                                         bill was introduced in the United States                                                   BPA leaches from can linings at a higher                                                is mother to breastfeeding two-year-old twins. She
      ers and as a protective lining on the inside
                                                                                         Senate intending to protect Americans                                                      rate than from BPA plastic containers. In                                               can be reached at lindseyn@firstright.org
      of canned foods, beverages, and infant
      formula. The plastics industry and the                                             from BPA exposure in our food.                                                             case you needed another reason to avoid
                                                                                             Every American is exposed to BPA,                                                      drinking soda, the BPA lining might add                                                 to note that some of these products are
      Federal Food and Drug Administration
                                                                                         including breastfeeding mothers. This,                                                     to your motivation to pass them up.                                                     lined with a BPA resin on the interior, so
      (FDA) insist that BPA
                                                                                         in turn, means that BPA has been found                                                     Canned soups and pastas leach at the                                                    be sure that you are buying a BPA free
      has been exten-
                                                                                         in breastmilk. However, this fact in no                                                    highest rates. Buy fresh or frozen foods                                                container. If you do use plastics, avoid
      sively tested
                                                                                         way diminishes the superiority of breast-                                                  instead, and if you do use canned, rinse                                                heating them in the microwave or leaving
      and is safe
                                                                                         feeding as a means of infant nourish-                                                      the products before cooking when possi-                                                 them in a hot car.
      for
                                                                                         ment. Formula, especially the liquid vari-                                                 ble. If you like the convenience of canned                                                  An excellent resource for informa-
                                                                                         ety, also contains BPA, and because it is                                                  soups and other dishes, consider making                                                 tion about BPA and summaries of many
                                                                                         administered through a bottle, the expo-                                                   homemade in large batches and freezing                                                  independent studies conducted to deter-
                                                                                         sure to the chemical may be compound-                                                      in single serving portions. Or perhaps                                                  mine its safety can be found at the Envi-
                                                                                         ed. Formula-fed infants consume higher                                                     consider having an alternative baby show-                                               ronmental Working Groups website
                                                                                         levels of BPA than breastfed infants. BPA                                                  er where your guests bring a dish that you                                              www.ewg.org. Until more wide-reaching
                                                                                         is so widely used by the plastics industry                                                 can freeze and heat later when you’re too                                               legislation passes in our state and nation-
                                                                                         because it is durable and does not melt                                                    wiped out from caring for your newborn                                                  ally, there is much we as individual con-
                                                                                         when heated. This made it ideal for use in                                                 to even think about cooking.                                                            sumers can do to protect our-
                                                                                         baby bottles which need to be heated                                                            Avoiding certain plastics will also                                                selves and our children from
                                                                                         when the milk or formula is being                                                          limit your exposure to BPA. Many num-                                                   BPA and we have yet another
                                                                                         warmed, and are also heated during the                                                     ber 7 plastics (check for the number on                                                 reason to savor our
                                                                                         recommended sterilization process of                                                       the bottom of the product) contain BPA,                                                 breastfeeding
                                                                                         boiling, washing in dishwasher, or steam                                                   so this is a plastic to avoid. If the plastic is                                        relationships
                                                                                         sterilizing. Unfortunately, BPA leaches                                                    soft and flexible or is opaque, it does not                                             and feel safe in
                                                                                         from the containers when they are heat-                                                    contain BPA. Many consumers are turn-                                                   the knowledge
photos: Shutterstock




                                                                                         ed, so baby bottles are at especially high                                                 ing to glass and metal containers as an                                                 that we are giv-
                                                                                         risk of exposing your infant to BPA.                                                       alternative to plastic. As metal water bot-                                             ing our best to
                                                                                         Additionally, artificial infant milk does                                                  tles become more popular, it is important                                               our children.

                                                                                                                 Breastfeeding (Lactation) Consultants & Resources
    The following list of breastfeeding resources has been graciously provided by the Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles. For more information on breast-              Symbols indicate services in languages other than English:  American Sign Language, F Armenian, G Chinese, *
                           feeding, credentials explanations, tips for pumping, breastfeeding books, and local resources, or to make a donation, visit                              Farsi, p French, L Hebrew, l Italian, H Korean, N Japanese, Ì Russian, I Spanish
                                                               http://www.breastfeedingtaskforla.org.
                       BEVERLY HILLS/WEST LOS ANGELES/SANTA MONICA                       Epps, Cynthia, MS, IBCLC 310-458-6430                                                      Slavick, Suzy, RN, CLE 310-871-3554, I                                                  Lee, Carole F. , OTR/L, MA, MS, CLE 323-528-1406
                                                                                         www.Motherwork.com                                                                         www.bhlactationcenter.com                                                               Also serves Los Feliz, Echo Park. Mt. Washington
   Aronson, Debbie, RN, BSN, IBCLC 310-600-9194
                                                                                         457 25th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90402-3033                                               145 S. La Peer Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211-2601                                      Private instruction; consults in hospital, office, client’s home; experienced in med-
   310-829-6330
                                                                                         Also serves Hollywood, Silverlake, Glendale, Culver City                                   Also serves San Fernando Valley, Culver City, Mid-Wilshire                              ically fragile, high risk infants with special needs; available weekends & evenings.
   928 Stanford Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403-2224
                                                                                         Breastfeeding classes, prenatal, post partum, private instruction; post natal nutri-       Consults in hospital, office, client’s home; credit cards accepted; available week-     McClain, Dionne, DC, CLE 323-653-1014
   Serves LA County
                                                                                         tion, transition to solids & gentle weaning; consults in hospital, client’s home; avail-   ends & evenings. Experienced in hospital setting. Warm and supportive approach.         McClain Sports and Wellness
   Classes prenatal, private instruction; consults in hospital, client’s home, office;
                                                                                         able weekends.                                                                             Tellalian, Louise Arce, RN, LCCE, CLC 310-274-2272, I                                   6360 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 410, Los Angeles, CA 90048-5601
   pump rentals, sales, related sales; pump delivery; available weekends &
                                                                                         Kramer, Rachel, MD, CLE, Melissa Tatum, MA, CLE                                            1911 San Ysidro Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210-1520                                     Also serves, Beverly Hills, Ladera Heights, View Park, Culver City
   evenings. Specializes in transitioning premature babies to breast, latch / suck
                                                                                         310-273-9533, p I                                                                          Serves Greater Los Angeles                                                              Private instruction; consults in hospital, office, client’s home; credit cards
   and milk supply problems.
                                                                                         250 North Robertson Blvd., Suite 404, Beverly Hills, CA 90211-1788                         Prenatal breastfeeding classes; small group in home setting on Saturday AM              accepted; low or no cost consults for teens; available Saturdays, evenings.
   Breastfeeding Culture Enterprises, 310–819-0408
                                                                                         Also serves West Hollywood, Miracle Mile, Hollywood                                        with phone follow-up, private instruction available; phone counseling.                  The Pump Station 323-469-5300
   Yocheved “Hedi” Schoenes, IBCLC
                                                                                         Consultations in hospital and Pediatric office; physical assessment of infant and          The Pump Station 310-998 1981                                                           W. Haldeman, RN, MN, CLC, C. Harvey, RN, MS, CLC, J Sacher, RN, MN, CLC
   1119 Broadway #D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3030
                                                                                         well child follow-up. Credit cards accepted.                                               W. Haldeman, RN, MN, CLC, C. Harvey, RN, MS, CLC, J Sacher, RN, MN, CLC                 www.Pumpstation.com
   Classes prenatal, post partum; consults in office, client’s home, free weekly
                                                                                         MCH Services Inc 800-822-6688                                                              www.Pumpstation.com                                                                     1248 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90038
   support group; sale of breast pumps & supplies; very low cost services avail-
                                                                                         Rona Cohen, RN, BS, MN, IBCLC                                                              2415 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403                                              Breastfeeding classes; consults in office & home visits; breast pump rentals &
   able; credit cards accepted; available evenings and Sunday.
                                                                                         www.mchservicesinc.com                                                                     Breastfeeding classes; consults in office & home visits; breast pump rentals &          related sales; credit cards accepted; support groups; bras & nursing wear,
   Cedars-Sinai Lactation Education Center
                                                                                         P.O. Box 6241 Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1241                                                 related sales; credit cards accepted; support groups; bras & nursing wear,              baby care products, baby & preemie clothes.
     310-423-5312, F I Ì
                                                                                         Multi Site Turnkey National Corporate Lactation Programs                                   baby care products, baby & preemie clothes.                                                           CULVER CITY/SOUTH LOS ANGELES
   8700 Beverly Blvd., Suite 3202, Los Angeles, CA 90048
                                                                                         Prenatal education through corporate lactation programs only. Breast pump
   Linda Kingsley, IBCLC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kaiser Permanente Medical Center 323-857-4121, I
                                                                                         sales. Credit cards accepted.                                                               MIRACLE MILE/HOLLYWOOD/SILVERLAKE/DOWNTOWN
   Prenatal classes; consults in hospital; breast pump rentals & related sales;                                                                                                                                                                                             Also serves West Los Angeles, Baldwin Hills
                                                                                         Saint John’s Health Center/Lactation Station 310-829-8944
   credit cards accepted; medical translators for most languages; information line                                                                                                  Hamilton, Maureen 323-228-4855, I                                                       6041 Cadillac Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034-1702
                                                                                         1328 22nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404-2091
   800-972-6003.                                                                                                                                                                    2963 4th Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90018-2933                                             Gwen Brown, RN, BSN, CLC, Alexanne Soltwedel, RN, BSN, CLE
                                                                                         Elaine Robertson, IBCLC, Teresa Sakamoto, BA, IBCLC, available daily 9AM - 5PM.            Also serves Beverly Hills, West LA
   Mon-Fri 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, Sat 9 AM-2:30 PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Breastfeeding classes prenatal, post partum; consults in hospital, clinic; breast
                                                                                         Consults in hospital & by appointment; breast pump rentals & sales; credit cards           Private breastfeeding instruction; consults in hospital, clinic. Provides post partum
                                                                                         accepted; support groups Wed. & Fri. at noon; weekend phone consults.                                                                                                              pump sales & related sales; credit cards accepted; support group, teen services.
                                                                                                                                                                                    care for mother and newborn up to one year; available weekends and evenings.            Lactation Education Center Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM
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                At Home with Your Newborn                                                                              Breastfeeding and Returning to Work
                       The Early Days of Breastfeeding                                                                          The Transition from Home to Daycare
by Susan Aldana, La Leche League Leader                                                                          by Susan Aldana, La Leche League Leader

     L   a Leche League Leaders are often asked the question, “How can I tell if my
newborn baby is getting enough milk?” This question makes sense. You cannot see-
                                                                                                                    Leaving your baby to return to work is hard, regardless of how you choose to feed
                                                                                                                 your baby. For a breastfeeding mother, these tips may make the adjustment easier.
through the breasts and you cannot see the number of ounces the baby is getting. Here                                 • Let your employer know in advance that you will need a place to pump. This
are some signs to let you know that your baby is getting enough milk.                                                   gives both of you a chance to make a plan that will work for you and your
 • During the first few days, the baby receives mother’s thick, immunity-boosting                                       employer. Let your employer know about the important health choice you are
   colostrum. There may be 2 or more wet diapers per day.                                                               making to nurse your baby. Breastfed babies are half as likely to get sick in the
 • Once mother’s milk comes in, usually on the third or fourth day, the baby usually                                    first year as compared to babies who receive artificial baby milk. If your baby
   has at least 2-5 bowel movements every 24 hours for the first several months,                                        does not get sick as often, you will miss less time being off work. Encourage
   although some babies will switch to less often at about 6 weeks.                                                     cooperation about having a place to pump available to you.
                                                                                                                      • At home, try making a list and deciding with your partner or other family mem-
                                                                                           photo: Shutterstock          ber who will do the grocery shopping, cooking, laundry, housekeeping, and
                                                                                                                        errands. Then determine who will do what is on the list. Don’t forget child-
                                                                                                                        care responsibilities, including breastfeeding!
                                                                                                                      • Make the first week back to work a short one by returning late in the week. Do
                                                                                                                        as much as possible the night before such as:
                                                                                                                            Ì Prepare the baby’s diaper bag so you only need to add the
                                                                                                                              breast milk you have stored up.
                                                                                                                            Ì Lay out everyone’s clothes.
                                                                                                                            Ì Set up the breakfast menu (cereal, juice, fruit, etc.) so it’s
                                                                                                                              easy to get to in the morning.
                                                                                                                            Ì Plan and begin the preparation for the next day’s dinner.
                                                                                                                      • Use a crockpot for suppers. Make several casseroles and freeze some for future meals.
                                                                                                                      • You may need to take time to talk to your family about how things are going
                                                                                                                        with this new phase of your life. What is working well? Are there any difficul-
                                                                                                                        ties you can discuss to make things easier for every one.
                                                                                                                      During the weeks you have been at home, you probably realized that breastfeeding
                                                                                                                 is more than the breast milk you give to your baby. It’s also the relationship and con-
                                                                                                                 nection between you and your new son or daughter. While the baby may only have been
 • The baby nurses frequently, at least 8-12 feedings per 24-hour period. A baby that                            in your arms for a few weeks, your voice and heartbeat have been familiar since the
   sleeps rather than feeds every 2-3 hours or is generally lethargic may need to be                             early pregnancy months. You are the baby’s source of comfort and reassurance, as well
   assessed by a health care provider to make sure that he is adequately hydrated.                               as food. When you are not there, the baby misses you, and expresses that sadness in the
                                                                                                                 only way a baby can––by crying.
 • Allow the baby to determine the length of the feeding, which may be 10 to 20 min-
                                                                                                                      As the days go by, your baby will develop a relationship with and an attachment to
   utes per breast or longer. You should be able to hear baby’s swallowing sounds while
                                                                                                                 the caregiver you have chosen. If you use a sling or front pack baby carrier, ask the
   he nurses.
                                                                                                                 caregiver to use it as well. Maybe you can begin singing a particular song when you are
 • The baby should gain at least 4-7 ounces per week after the fourth day of life.                               nursing or rocking your baby, or even ask the caregiver to sing the same song when he
 • The baby will be alert and active, appear healthy, have good color, firm skin, and                            or she is trying to comfort your baby.
   will be growing in length and head circumference.                                                                  When a mother returns to work, some babies may sleep much of the day and are
     The physical act of breastfeeding is more than how much breast milk is taken in.                            awake more in the evenings or at night, when they know mom is there. This can be
It is warmth, nutrition, and mother’s love all rolled into one. Understanding and                                hard on you, but keeping your baby close at night can help to maximize your sleep.
appreciating the signs of knowing when your baby is getting enough to eat is the one                             When mom is not there, babies naturally want to be with their mothers. Babies are not
of the most important things a new mother can learn. If you have any concerns regard-                            able to say to themselves, “I’ll be OK, Mom will be back in a few hours.” All he knows
ing your baby, they should be addressed with your health care practitioner or a lacta-                           is that she loves you and wants to be with you, and you aren’t there. This is a good thing.
tion consultant.                                                                                                 Strong attachments are the foundation for all future relationships. Encouraging your
     If you do need to increase your milk supply after keeping track of wet diapers,                             daycare provider to comfort and soothe your baby as much as possible, and staying close
bowel movements and weight gain, there are several options you can try to increase                               when you are home together, can help you through this challenge.
your milk supply. Call or email a local La Leche League Leader. Or visit the Frequently                               If you need support or more information during this transition, contact a La
Asked Questions (FAQs) written by accredited La Leche League Leaders:                                            Leche League Leader or check the FAQs on the Web site: www.lalecheleaguescnv.org
http://www.llli.org/FAQ/FAQSubject.html Look for the FAQ on “Increasing Your Milk                                     (Adapted from material published in New Beginnings, the La Leche League journal for parents.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    photo: Tanya Young www.tanyayoung.com




Supply” and refer to our Web resource page on milk supply issues or further informa-
tion. Keep in touch with your health care provider if your baby is not gaining well or
is losing weight. In most cases, improved breastfeeding techniques will quickly resolve
the situation, but occasionally, weight gain may indicate a health problem.
     Most mothers experience few breastfeeding challenges. FAQs cover a wide range
of topics that some mothers may encounter. If you have a breastfeeding question or
problem, and you are unable to reach a local LLL Leader, you can use the breast-
feeding Help Form to ask an accredited LLL Leader about your concern. Most LLL
services are provided at no cost. Go to www.llli.org/nb.htm and click “Submit an Online
Breastfeeding Help Form.”
     La Leche League’s The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding is the most complete resource avail-
able for the breastfeeding mother and can be ordered from the La Leche League
Online Store. The online catalogue may also have other products, such as informa-
tion sheets on topics like “How to Know Your Healthy Full-Term Breastfed Baby is Getting Enough
Milk” and “Increasing Your Milk.” These may also be available from a local Leader. You can
find a LLL Leader and Group by going to:
      http://www.lalecheleaguescnv.org/websites.htm

La Leche League Mission
La Leche League’s mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support,
encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an
important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother. Our Web site: www.llli.org offers
extensive breastfeeding and parenting information. Need quick answers to breastfeeding questions? Read the
extensive Frequently Asked Questions section. Find articles from back issues of our journal, New Beginnings.
Browse the Mother-to-Mother forums and connect online with other breastfeeding moms. To find local La
Leche League Leader, Group or Web sites visit: www.lalecheleaguescnv.org
To contact a Leader in these communities, call a Warm Line:
Antelope Valley: 661-724-0526                            Orange County: 714-965-1182
LA West Side-Santa Monica: 310-285-9393                  Palos Verdes Peninsula: 310-373-4135
Long Beach-Lakewood: 562-804-8725
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                                                                                                                                                         Catherine DeMonte, LMFT
                                                                                                                                                         818-880-6559
                                                                                                                                                         www.catherinedemonte.com
                                                                                                                                                        Catherine DeMonte, LMFT is a psychotherapist in
                                                                                                                                                        Calabasas. She sees adults, couples, teens and children.
                                                                                                                                                        Her website is www.catherinedemonte.com and she
                                                                                                                                                        may be reached at (818) 880-6559.




 I Seem to Have Misplaced
         My Mojo
by Catherine DeMonte, LMFT




    “I         seem to have misplaced my mojo. It was here awhile ago. Or has it been
longer than ‘awhile’ A long while ago maybe?”. Sound familiar? It seems having chil-
                                                                                                    me become aware of my body was good for me. Exercises like yoga, tai-chi, pilates, dance,
                                                                                                    floor exercise, pole-dancing, movement; all use the body and body-mind connection
dren has a direct correlation to losing our libido. Between errands and chores, neither             and awaken our body awareness. I found I began to feel sexy again because I was loving
of which ever seem complete, lack of sleep, a house that can’t stay clean, and feeling              moving my body and expressing myself through it. I did these things privately in my
spread too thin, sex goes out the window.                                                           house, or in women-only classes. I wasn’t “performing” This was for me. But a lovely
    I hear this from new moms at a high rate.                                                       little side-effect was that by doing these things, I was feeling better about myself and
    What is it that makes our sex drive go on hiatus after a certain point in our rela-             where I was in my life and my husband noticed the difference and was moved by it. Like
tionship? Adding to the overwhelm and being tired, we are also possibly not in the best             most things we do, when we give to ourselves in loving ways we send ourselves the mes-
shape of our lives, maybe not feeling sexy, have had changes in our hormones, and on                sage “I Matter” and it is attractive.
and on. I had a girlfriend tell me she felt like she was in “touch overload” when she was                In my “Ignite Your Inner Goddess” class I teach women to listen to their body-sto-
nursing and carrying her baby on her hip all day. She said the idea of her husband touch-           ries, to love all the parts of themselves, and to embrace wherever it is they find them-
ing her at all was taxing. This is obviously a frustrating place to find ourselves, for us and      selves on their journey. What is your “story” about being a Mom as it relates to sex?
for our men. There can be a kind of mourning or longing for it to be different but with                  Part of losing our libido soon after children are born is a protective system in place
no energy to shift it.                                                                              that Nature wisely set in new mothers. It is there to prevent women from having a lot of
    What can we do to bring it back? The first rule of thumb is good communication                  children close together so that she can tend to herself and the baby at hand. Smart, huh?!
between you and your husband. Without it this will be a hard struggle to get through.               So it’s meant to be a time to nurture ourselves and take things slowly, to be reflective,
This stage was the hardest point in my marriage and I believe our lack of talking about             and to heal.
it was a huge part of the problem. I think I was afraid to bring it up for fear of putting               Intimacy, or “Into-Me-See” takes vulnerability. When we are tired, overwhelmed,
any light on it and making it grow bigger, and my husband dealt with it by stuffing it.             our sleep has been interrupted, perhaps we are arguing more with our partner, then we
Now we would be different. We are older, wiser and closer (we just celebrated our 27th              may not feel like having sex! For women, wanting to be sexual comes from having felt
anniversary). Sharing feelings honestly about what’s going on in imperative. It’s impor-            loved and appreciated and emotionally connected to throughout the day. It’s our fore-
tant for a woman to share that she isn’t feeling ready and it’s important for a man to              play. When that’s not there
share if he feels frustrated. Having empathy when the other speaks is important too. Nei-           sometimes our libido isn’t
ther person is wrong; they are just in different places. Sharing how one feels with the             either.
other reflecting back what they heard is an important first step. I like the technique of                One way to bring it back is a
one person saying what they need to, and then the other person saying “It sounds like               technique called sensate focus. A
you’re feeling...”, or, “I hear that you are frustrated (or whatever word they used) and            shortened definition of sensate
that makes sense to me.” Saying you hear the other person is not saying you agree, or               focus is that you take sex out of
that you are wrong. It’s simply saying you get how they would feel that way. We can listen          the equation. The goal is intima-
to respond or we can listen to understand.                                                          cy, not orgasm. So it begins with
    Use “I” statements when communicating. This means starting your sentences with                  a romantic setting; candles,
“I” vs. “You” (as in “You never want to be intimate anymore”. Ugh. No one wants to be               music, connecting to each other.
spoken to that way).                                                                                Some kissing. Some light (non-
    Getting your mojo back also requires US to feel good about our beautiful goddess                sexual) touching. Both partners



     Children Change a Relationship
selves and comfortable in our skin. I found exercises that didn’t deplete my chi and made           know that in the beginning there
                                                                                                    can be no sex. It’s agreed. There-                                               photos: Shutterstock

                                                                                                    fore neither should bring it up or try to sway the other. It’s off-limits for now. The per-
                                                                                                    son doing the touching is exploring the other’s body. It is suggested that one night be

                  Specializes in helping couples
                                                                                                    about one partner doing the touching and the next time the other partner does the


                in transforming into parenthood
                                                                                                    touching exercises.
                                                                                                         After a period of non-sexual touching for several nights, it gets more intimate. More
                                                                                                    caressing, longer and more passionate kissing. You add to your repertoire. Sexual touch

     Catherine DeMonte, LMFT specializes in heIping people adjust
                                                                                                    can be added, but still no intercourse.
                                                                                                         This is followed at a later time with sex being agreed on. Now it comes because both
     to the effects having a baby has on them a couple. She also helps
                                                                                                    people have anticipated it, wanted it but couldn’t have it and have grown closer by the

     couples with issues of post-partum depression, miscarriage,
                                                                                                    exploration. I find when I suggest this technique to my clients they see positive results
                                                                                                         If the situation isn’t needing something as structured as sensate focus to get back on
     intimacy and parenting issues. Please see her website at                                       track, there are other ways to bring sexy back. If men knew how much kindness and emo-

     www.catherinedemonte.com
                                                                                                    tional connection turned us on, they would always be in great moods! Asking about our
                                                                                                    day, making us coffee in the morning, rubbing our feet, leaving little notes around -

                                Catherine DeMonte, is a Marriage, Family, Child Therapist in pri-
                                                                                                    most of the time these are bigger turn-ons than any sexual acrobatics or feats. It makes

                         vate practice, licensed since 1990. She is also the mother of two. She
                                                                                                    women feel loved to be treated like this. And feeling loved makes us feel loving. And
                         has been helping couples cope with the changes a baby brings and
                                                                                                    feeling loving makes us, well...you get the idea.
                         helps them better their connection, communion and understanding of
                                                                                                         Having sex in different places from your usual place (I read about one couple hav-
                         each other. She also sees new parents individually who need coping
                                                                                                    ing sex on the trampoline in the backyard!), reading or viewing sexy literature or movies,
                         skills or parenting tools or are struggling with post-partum depression.
                                                                                                    using a lubricant, going slowly, setting “dates”, calling your partner at work and whis-
                                She works in beautiful Calabasas and can be reached at
                                                                                                    pering sweet nothings to him, can all supercharge your sex life as well. Have fun with it.
                         (818) 880-6559 (by appointment only).
                                                                                                    There is no end to the possibilities. Knowing this is a stage and not the way it always will
                                                                                                    be helps a lot. Getting through this stage with humor, grace and love can get a couple
    Pregnancy • Post-partum • Parenting • Couples Issues • Life Transitions
                                                                                                    not only back to the other side but closer than ever before because of the journey.

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                                                  Fear and Its Effects On Labor
by Giuditta Tornetta
Excerpt from: Painless Childbirth: An Empowering Journey Through Pregnancy and Birth
                                                                                                       Even if you had a difficult
 “We need to always remember that mothers who are afraid tend to secrete the hormones that        first birth your fear can be still
  delay or inhibit birth. This is true of all mammals and is part of nature’s design. Those who   strong, especially if the first birth
                                                                                                  was difficult, and that fear needs
  are not terrified are more likely to secrete in abundance the hormones that make labor and
                                                                                                  healing through reenactment.
                   birth easier and less painful-sometimes even pleasurable.”                          Imagine a small child
                          —Ina May Gaskin, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth                          frightened and shaky,
                                                                                                  screaming under the covers
    T       he most common fear we all experience is fear of the unknown, and of course
if this is your first time labor and delivery your fear falls into that category. You have
                                                                                                  at the monster she believes
                                                                                                  lives in the closet. Mom
heard that labor is painful, and that it will hurt a lot. You have seen it on TV, friends         runs to the room, “What’s
have told you, and there is an exorbitant amount of confirmation out there that you               the matter? Don’t be silly!
are in for the most painful experience of your life. People even stop you in the streets          There are no monsters in
to share their experience with you, warning you: “get your epidural as soon as possi-             the closet.” This answer
ble,” they say, “I had a cesarean could not stand the thought of going through with it.”          won’t appease the child. In
they proudly exclaim. And that is not only what you expect but what you fear, and focus           fact, when dismissed and
on.                                                                                               ridiculed the fear will
     Managing the hurtful labor becomes all encompassing, you take classes on how to              hide deep within the
breathe during labor, you learn about the drugs that are available if you cannot man-             child’s unconscious.
age it, you take classes to learn how to deal with the waves, focusing on being brave and         The child resolves to
taking it, or screaming for an epidural in the parking lot.                                       not share her fears
     But fear is not only a future projection of what you can expect during labor, some           with Mom to avoid
of your fears have nothing to do with labor per se, you might mask them that way, but             being belittled and
the fears that often stand in the way of a painless childbirth are fears that come from           ridiculed. Ideally the
your past. Those fears are the ones you need to deal with in order to manifest a pain-            scene could go as
less childbirth. For instance: the fear to go against the norm, to be different, to stand         follows:
on your own and have that rare but possible experience of a painless childbirth.                       Mom walks in




                                                                                                                                                                                         photo: Shutterstock
     It’s important to recognize that past fears, which have yet to be dealt with, can affect     and hugs the child as
the quality and length of your labor and delivery                                                 she saying, “So, my little
     Scientific studies indicate that certain hormonal changes take place in the pres-            one, tell me more about the
ence of fear, stress, and anxiety. “The adrenaline released while in fear or stress has           monster under the bed.”
been referred to as the antithesis of oxytocin, the naturally produced hormone that               The little girl might
stimulates uterine contractions. Another category of hormones called catecholamines               respond, “It’s big and scary! Make him go away, Mommy!” Then Mom responds by
(which include epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine) is indicated by other                   taking her daughter’s words seriously, “Do you want me to go and look in the closet
studies as one of the causative factors in fetal distress and problematic labor. Cate-            and tell him to leave you alone?” “Can you do that?” says the little girl, still fright-
cholamines circulate when the pregnant mother is anxious or afraid, and they pass                 ened. “Sure. In fact, I’m going to leave my angel with you, and together with your angel
through the placenta to the baby, affecting his environment.”                                     they’ll watch over you.” Then Mom shines a light into the closet and speaks these words:
     When we are afraid,we tend go into an automatic fight-or-flight reaction:we tense            “I know you are there monster, and I want you to know that you are frightening my
every muscle of our body in order to prepare for a defensive action. Consequently,                girl. From now on, my angel and her angel will stand guard over her so you may not
fear can be a deciding factor affecting our overall experiences.                                  come back here and frighten her.”
              In labor: fear creates tension and tension creates pain.                                 Simply denying ours or our children’s fears and negative feelings will only make
              In postpartum: fear creates confusion, anxiety, the feeling of                      them stronger. Through the lesson learned in the second chakra associated with our
                 helplessness and of being lost and alone.                                        right to feel, we have learned that we need to acknowledge our feelings, even those that
              In life: fear is the very obstacle to our self-confidence and, ulti-                seem unjustified or fantastic, like the fear of the monster in the room.
                 mately, to our success.                                                               In this book, we are learning to parent ourselves so that we may learn how to par-
     Often our deepest fears are reenacted in our dreams, and many of us have very                ent our child. Using our dreams as a tool for knowledge will bring us closer to the real-
vivid dreams during our pregnancy. Be grateful when that happens as your dreams help              ization that we have within us Divine Powers to heal ourselves and others and to love
you discover was is deeply embedded in your unconscious and give you a chance to face             unconditionally all that was, is, and will be.
it. Babies can and will accrue memories while in the womb and will feel and embrace
the mother and father’s emotions. If fear and low self-esteem are what you feel most                  Giuditta Tornetta
of the time, so will your child.                                                                      310.435.6054
     Another way to explore our fears is through hypnotherapy. During a hypnother-                    www.JoyInBirthing.com
apy session I help my clients bring to the surface a memory from the past that seems
to still influencing their present. Once they are in the midst of the memory, not only               Giuditta Tornetta is a birth and post-partum doula, a
intellectually but with their entire sensory engaged, we slowly modify the memory, by                lactation educator, and hypnotherapist. She is the
adding a rescuing element, a positive image that shatters the past and reconstructs a                author of the book Painless Childbirth: An
new memory of the event. In a sense the mother-to-be learns how to embrace her fears                 Empowering Journey Through Pregnancy
by changing her memory to one of success and safety. Embracing your is fears is ideal                and Birth (available at amazon.com). She
because trying to erased them will only make them fight harder to survive.                           has a private practice in Marina del Rey, California.
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                                                                Moms Take Climate Action: Part III

                                                         The Real Cost of Stuff
                                                                                        factor in the temperature of the room, by JoBea Holt
                                                                                        but the number of people does not mat-
                                                                                        ter much. As we start to trust the model Author of “Baby’s Day Out in Southern California
                                                                                        more, we might ask what would happen if - Fun Places to Go With Babies and Toddlers”
                                                                                        we double the insulation or add window (Gem Guides Co., 2006, second edition) – a
                                                                                        shades. So with work, our model will give travel guide to help moms and dads find more
                                                             In addition                us a good understanding of what controls adventures with your baby.
                                                                                        the temperature of our baby’s room,
                                                             to the cost                and allow us to make educated guesses Dr. JoBea Holt
                                                             to our                     about the future if something about the
                                                                                        room is changed.
                                                                                                                                     www.babysdayout.net
                                                             atmosphere,                    Likewise, models of the Earth’s Dr. JoBea Holt was a research scientist at NASA’s Jet
                                                                                        atmospheric temperature have been Propulsion Laboratory from 1976 through 1999
                                                             a recent study             developed by a number of universities. where she studied climate change in arctic forests using
                                                                                        They include many variables as the satellites and the Space Shuttle. She received her
                                                             estimated                  controls on our Earth’s temperature Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, and her Ph.D.
                                                                                        are indeed complex. These models from Caltech in Planetary Science. In 1999, JoBea left
                                                             it costs                   have been tested against data from a JPL to raise her two children. She is an active leader in
                                                             $1,400                     collection of Earth sensing satellites Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts, is on the board of her chil-
                                                                                        that have been in space for decades (see dren’s Little League organization, and is currently a
                                                             to provide                 http://climate.nasa.gov/Eyes/ to get an member of Al Gore’s Climate Project. Her first non-
                                                                                        idea!). The models can be run back- NASA book, Baby’s Day Out in Southern
                                                             8 cups of                  wards in time to reconstruct past tem- California, was released in 2003 and again in
                                                                                        peratures when volcanoes erupted and 2006.
                                                             water a day                over full solar cycles. They
                                                                                        can tell scientists how
                                                             for a year                 important the solar cycles,
                                                                                        volcanoes and burning fos-
                                                             from                       sil fuels are to the Earth’s
                                                             disposable                 heat budget, and how much
                                                                                        the temperatures should
                                                             bottles...                 increase if we continue to
                                                                                        add CO2 to our atmos-
                                                                                        phere. And, indeed the
                                                                                        models show us that burn-
                                                                                        ing fossil fuels causes tem-
                                                                                        peratures to rise, and they
                                                                                        all predict even higher tem-
                                                                                                                                                                        photos: Shutterstock
                                                                                        peratures if we continue
                                                                                        using energy at the rate we do now.
    Y       our baby is finally here and you are ready – with a crib, a high chair, a
bath seat, a jumper, a car seat, and lots of toys. Your thrills in the next ten years
                                                                                            To see how too much stuff for baby relates to global warming, let’s pick on the
                                                                                        disposable water bottle. As a mom, I always had a slab of them in the back of my
                                                                                        car in case my children got thirsty, and most of them ended up on the car floor
will come as you eliminate all these things from your life - which over time will be    after only a few sips. When I was a kid, we learned that we should not be litterbugs,
covered in crackers and juice stains! But how much stuff do you really need? Does       meaning we should not throw our trash out the window of the car. We learned to
your daughter really need ten dolls? Does your son really need a new bicycle every      put our empty cans and bottles in a garbage bag in the car and everyone was happy.
year? And what does this have to do with our climate anyway?                            Later we learned that there are different kinds of garbage and if we throw our cans
    This is the third of a three part series of articles focused on helping new moms    and bottles in the blue recycling bin rather than the garbage can, they will be recy-
understand climate change and learn how to take action. The first article explained     cled into something else and everyone will be happy again. So we did. But there is
the science of greenhouse gases, including the role of carbon dioxide in support-       a new understanding of the bottle and our environment, and it turns out it is not
ing life on our planet. We talked about how carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is         about the bottle at all, but about the energy it takes to make the bottle. To make
increasing as we dig up buried carbon that formed hundreds of millions of years         the plastic to make the bottle, about a pound of carbon dioxide is released into the
ago, and pump it into our atmosphere through our cars, power plants, factories          atmosphere at the plastic-making factory. This plastic is then taken to the bottle-
and homes. We also talked about how we can reduce the amount of CO2 we put              making factory where it is turned into a disposable bottle – again releasing about
into the atmosphere by reducing the energy use in our homes – something that we         a pound of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. So to get the bottle, two pounds
moms control. The second article focused on the evidence for global warming:            of CO2 are released, and to recycle the bottle, you still release a pound of CO2.
higher global temperatures, receding glaciers worldwide, and an Arctic ice cap that     These are estimates and do not include the energy taken to transport the bottles
is 40% smaller than in the past. We also talked about how our driving is a big con-     and the water to the back of your car. But if instead we use a reusable water bottle,
tributor to global warming. This article explains how scientists predict future cli-    we do not release any CO2 to keep us well hydrated. In addition to the cost to our
mate change, and how the things we buy (yes, even all that paraphernalia for our        atmosphere, a recent study estimated it costs $1,400 to provide 8 cups of water a
new babies) take energy to make and transport.                                          day for a year from disposable bottles, but it only takes $1.40 to get that water from
    First, how do scientists predict future climate change? They cannot see into        the faucet.
the future any more than you and I, but they use data and models to help them.              Keeping this in mind, think about the energy required and the associated CO2
Let’s say we wanted to make a model of the temperature in your baby’s room. We          released into the atmosphere for all those things you buy for your children. Of
would first write down the basic equations for the laws of physics and heat trans-      course you need some of them, but so many of them are used for an hour and left
port (you will learn these with your child in middle or high school). Our model         in the boredom pile or on the floor of the car.
might use the outside temperature, the thermostat setting, and the number of                So as scientists look into the future and as we moms consider what we will do
people in the room as input. The next thing we might do with our model is meas-         today to make our children’s future as wonderful as possible, here is a Native Amer-
ure the actual room temperature along with the outside temperature, thermostat          ican proverb to remember:
setting and number of people for a period of time to see if our model works. We
could then tinker with our model to find out if we have included all the factors                        “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors;
correctly. As time goes on, we may discover that we need to add the amount of                                  we borrow it from our children.”
insulation and whether the windows are closed to get our model to calculate the
temperature correctly. Harder tests will come when there is a cold snap or rain or          Happy trails,
some other unpredictable factors. We might discover that the insulation is a big                  JoBea Holt
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(888) 909-BABY or (310) 850-8880.                                            PHONE NUMBER OF A LA LECHE GROUP IN YOUR AREA.
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www.BabiesAdvantage.com                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pasadena chapter - support group for SAHM’s of color
                                                                             LA County USC M.C.                                                        Orange County’s oldest and most established birth center. A warm,
Bellies, Babies & Bosoms                                                     Breastfeeding infant clinic. Kittie Frantz, RN 213-226-3644               nurturing place. Birthing options include home, birth center and        www. mochamoms.org
Lactation center and retail store carrying breastfeeding related                                                                                       water birth. Free consultations. 4650 Barranca Parkway, Irvine          Natural Birth & Woman’s Center
items; free 1/2 hour breastfeeding consults with lactation educator.         One Hot Mama                                                              (949)-654-2727 www.southcoastmidwifery.com
                                                                             Mom’s support group incl. nursing in public 323-969-0790                                                                                          Sibling, parenting and CPR training, ACHI childbirth, breastfeeding
3461 N. Verdugo Blvd., Glendale, CA 91208                                                                                                                                                                                      support and classes, postpartum support group.
(818) 541-1200 www.bellies.biz                                               Glendale Mem Hosp                                                                                                                                 (818) 386-1082 www.gr8birth.com
Birth & Beyond                                                               Free 818-502-BABY; Lactation Institute & Breastfeeding Clinic - Free       Mommy & Me Classes/Playgroups                                          Parenting Ed
                                                                             newborn class, Board Certified Consultants -Ind. & small group.
Childbirth classes, Labor/postpartum, Baby Basics, Lactation                 Working Mom’s support group 818-995-1913                                                                                                          Catherine DeMonte M.A., M.F.C.C. Therapy/Support/Education
Services, Grandparenting, Infant CPR, Bradley Method ICEA DONA                                                                                         Parenting Experience
                                                                                                                                                       Mommy, Me and More; Conejo Valley 805-383-0133                          818-880-6559
BirthandBeyond.net 310-458-7678                                              Medical Center of North Hollywood
                                                                             Breastfeeding classes 818-753-2468                                        Conejo Valley Mom’s Club                                                Parenting Plus
The Birth Connection                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ruth J. Gruen 310-287-1920
The Birth Connection provides products and services that support             Woodland Hills Kaiser                                                     Support, playgroups, activities for stay-at-home-moms & children.
parents during the childbearing years. Childbirth, Labor/postpartum,         Lactation consultant 818-719-4305                                         Conejo Valley, Lisette 805-496-7681                                     Parenting Resource
Mommy and Me, Breastfeeding (and many more) Classes;                                                                                                   Moms-n-More                                                             Pamphlets, books, videos,catalogs, CICC 818-980-0903
Photography, Doula, Massage Services; Holistic Moms Network;                 Women’s Pavilion & Resource Ctr                                           2x month Thurs, Inland Empire, 909-825-6119                             Woodland Hills Mothers & More 818-347-4622
Lactation supplies, maternity clothes, baby supplies, locally mommy          800-779-6636 at Encino-Tarzana Regional MC
made products and much more. Mon, Tue, Thur, Sat 12 to 7pm; Fri                                                                                        Upland Moms Club                                                        Pasadena Calif. Christian Women’s Club
10am to 5 pm; closed Wed and Sun.                                            Birthing Project, Healthy Babies Alliance                                 Friendship and support for mom Debbie 909-981-5660                      Free nursery at luncheon, Call June 626-358-4876 or
                                                                             Breastfeeding support group 626-296-1000                                                                                                          Gail 818-952-0351 for reservations
813 North Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92832
                                                                             Methodist Hospital Arcadia                                                Mommy & Me on-the-lap time
(714) 525-9900 www.thebirthconnection.com                                                                                                              Grand Terrace Library Mondays 10am 909-783-0147                         Pomona Valley Hosp Medical Center
                                                                             1-800-950-BABY. The Breastfeeding class fee is : $30 for couples                                                                                  Boot Camp for New Dads every 2nd month 909-620-MOME;
Breastpumps Etc.                                                             delivering at Methodist Hospital; $35 for others.                         MOMS Club                                                               Parenting & teen parenting program 909-620-6663
Free Breastfeeding classes & phone support. Breastpumps & private                                                                                      Support group for stay-at-home moms. Outings, playgroups,
consult. Ellen Steinberg RN consultant 818-345-4439                          Pasadena Public Health Dept. Black Infant Health                          activites and more. This is a non-profit orginization that has many     RIE Parent/Infant Guidance Classes -
Bright Beginnings & Beyond                                                   Program                                                                   chapters in the Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside and San         e-mail educarer@rie.org, Resources for Infant Educators
                                                                             Breastfeeding & Childbirth & parenting education classes. Free for        Bernadino Counties. To find out more about the orginization please      323-663-5330
229 Avenue I, Redondo Beach, CA 90277                                        Medi-Cal eligible 626-744-6093
(310) 316-1528 www.BrightBeginningsBeyond.com                                                                                                          visit www.momsclub.org. To find out the contact person in your local
                                                                                                                                                       area, please send an e-mail to momsclubcanw@aol.com                     San Antonio Community Hospital
Mission Hospital                                                             Whittier Regional Medical Center                                                                                                                  NICU, support group 909-985-2811 ext 3676 Parenting classes, 909-
27700 Medical Center Road, Mission Viejo, CA 92691                           Free breastfeeding classes by CLE, MPH 562-947-1451 x 2932                F.E.M.A.L.E.                                                            980-BABY (2229)
(949) 364-4284                                                               Breastfeeding Support Center                                              For moms setting aside careers to care for child. Evenings without
                                                                                                                                                       child. Los Angeles, Leslie 310-827-3779                                 Santa Monica / UCLA Hosp
www.mission4health.com/services/offerings_solutions.htm                      IBLC run clinic, drop in & private consults, pump rentals & breast-                                                                               Nuparent 310-319-4000 xt 92888
                                                                             feeding classes 310-374-3426 xt 183                                       Mommy & Me and Daddy & Me
A Mother’s Haven                                                                                                                                       Los Angeles, support groups 310-205-8400                                Verdugo Hills Hospital
Infant care class, breastfeeding, infant massage & sign language for
babies, Hypnobirthing Classes. Open Mon–Sat. 10 AM–5 PM,                           Child/Baby Safety Classes                                           New Parent Support and Mommy & Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               New Mother’s Forum Free discussion group 818-952-3532
Sun. Open for Monthly Workshops                                                                                                                        Los Angeles, Babies welcome 310-477-PLUS                                Westside Crisis Pregnancy Center
15928 Ventura Blvd., Suite 116, Encino, CA 91436
                                                                             Adult/Infant/Child CPR                                                                                                                            Free preg. test kits. Maternity & baby clothing. 24hr hotline
                                                                             at our location or yours Ms. Dennis 310-266-2845 or 323-298-1516          Michelle Barone, MA, MFCC                                               310-581-1140
(818) 380.3111 www.amothershaven.com
                                                                             Pomona Valley                                                             Mothers Support Group, children ok, San Fernando Valley
                                                                                                                                                       818-951-7744                                                            Crispen Williams, MA
Mother’s Guild                                                               Infant CPR & Safety, 909-620-MOME                                                                                                                 Reg MFT Intern IMF 39218 Supervisor: E. Shatzkin, MFC 35359
Learn from experienced Lactation Consultants! Get breastfeeding off                                                                                                                                                            Psych-ed groups teaching ex-spouses & step-parents to coparent.
to a great start with affordable mom and baby friendly classes. New          Save a Little Life                                                        St Joseph’s Medical Center
                                                                                                                                                       “Mommywise” San Fernando Valley 818-841-BABY                            Cert. CoMama Group Facilitator 310-843-2700
classes each month, call for schedule. Ventura County‚s largest              CPR & First Aid Richard Pass, 818-344-1442
selection of nursing bras and supplies. Extensive selection of natural                                                                                 Mothers of Multiples Club
products for both mom and baby, including belly cast kits, cloth dia-        Total Care 2000
                                                                             CPR Eng/Span 818-508-6825                                                  San Fernando Valley, Lynda Jacobs 818-713-8747 & Eve Sullivan                               Photography
pers and covers, maternity and nursing bras, baby slings and carri-                                                                                    818-890-3491
ers, natural body care products, books, and more! New classes                White Memorial                                                                                                                                    Anamaria Brandt Fine Art Photography
added regularly.                                                             Infant CPR Eng 323-265-5050 Span 323-267-4352                             Valley Presbyterian Hospital                                            Prenatal, infants, children and family photos.
3130 Loma Vista, Ventura, CA                                                                                                                           “New Moms in Touch” support group for moms with infants 0-6             www.photodiversions.com, 714-730-5050
(805) 667-2115                                                               Hoag Hospital                                                             months; Parenting series for 2-6 year olds 818-902-2977.
                                                                             Infant CPR & Safety 949-760-BABY                                                                                                                  Baby’s First Impression
Mommy Zone                                                                                                                                             Linda Rose, Honeysucklerose & Yoga Birth -                              4d ultrasound images. www.babysfirstimpression.com, 909-946-5410
Everything you need for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and baby             South Coast MC                                                            Playgroups
care. Certified Lactation Consultants on duty: Linda M. Hanna, RNC,          Baby Safe 949-499-7514                                                    8 weeks-1 year & Babycare & Conscious Parenting classes                 Big Belly Photography
IBCLC, Gina Breceda, and Carolyn Bramen                                                                                                                818-994-7809 honsucklerose @aol.com                                     Specialize in pregnancy photography. www.ALaModePhoto.com
                                                                             English/Spanish CPR & First Aid                                                                                                                   310-770-2676
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM–6:00 PM, Sat 10 AM–3 PM, Sun closed.                  CPR, Etc. - Private. Offered at home, church, temple, for groups &        A Mother’s Gathering
18399 Ventura Blvd., #14 &15, Tarzana                                        individ. In Eng. & Span. Ellen Steinberg RN 818-345-4439                  (0-12 months) Kindermusic, San Fernando Valley 818-380-3111             Brubaker Photography
(818)345-6060                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Maternity, babies, children, weddings & head shots.
                                                                             Glendale Advent.                                                          Citrus Valley M.C. QoV Campus                                           http://www.brubakerphotography.com, 310-476-1992
Moreser Lactation Resources                                                  Infant/Toddler Safety 818-409-8100                                        Baby & Me, play group for teen parents 626-813-2844
Breastfeeding classes prenatal, postpartum, consults in hospital, also                                                                                                                                                         Day One Photography
at Glendale Memorial Hospital, office, client’s home, breast pump            Valley Pres Hosp                                                          Foothill Presbyterian Hospital                                          Pregnancy, birth, adoption, babies, families and events.
rental and sales, pump delivery, baby weigh scales, nursing bras and         Pediatric CPR & Pediatric Life Support, Eng/Span 818-902-2977             Babies welcome 818-963-8411 ext 3399                                    www.dayonephoto.com, 310-820-2505
nursing wear, available weekends and evenings, credit cards accepted.        Training Solutions                                                        Huntington Memorial Baby & Me                                           First Look Sonogram
Tujunga, CA 91042                                                            Paramedic instructor. CPR. Eng & Span 818-789-8907 days/eves              626-397-8768                                                            4d Sonogram and newborn imaging. www.firstlooksonogram.com
Please call to schedule appointments: (818) 353-7446                                                                                                                                                                           310-543-5152
moreserlactation@yahoo.com                                                   Methodist Hosp Arcadia                                                    Babydays Mom & Baby Group
                                                                             Child safety & baby-proofing 626-574-3475 to Reg.                         Santa Monica 310-869-7297                                               Janell Mithani Photography
Mother Care                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Maternity portraits, newborn/infants, children, cards.
Private breastfeeding assistance in clients home or at MotherCare            Clarence Calhoun                                                          Chapman Family Center                                                   www.jmphotostudio.com, 626-798-4167
Center. Breastpump rental and sales. Prenatal classes, support group         Infant CPR 626-357-3100                                                   “Mommy & Me,” “Working Moms,” & “Fathers/Expectant Fathers”
and infant massage.                                                                                                                                    310-453-5144 - 3 hr. sessions in the RIE method 310-453-5144            La Neve Studio
Pamela Hastings, RN, IBCLC and Laura Karr, RN, IBCLC.                        Natural Birth & Woman’s Center                                                                                                                    Pregnancy, infant and children and family portraits. Monthly specials.
                                                                             CPR, Parenting, Sibling, Breastfeeding, and Childbirth classes.           The Early Childhood Parenting Center                                    www.lanevephoto.com, Downtow Brea. 714.529.3686
5212 Katella Ave., Suite 103-A, Los Alamitos, CA 90720                                                                                                 Was primary prevention program at Cedars-Sinai for over 30 years
                                                                             (818) 386-1082 www.gr8birth.com
(562) 421-CARE (562-421-2273) www.mothercarelactation.com                                                                                              and are now a freestanding non-profit located at Westside locations.    Linnea Lenkus Fine Art Portrait Studios
                                                                             Huntington Memorial                                                       We offer free WarmLine service, Parent-infant, toddler, single parent   Fine art pregnancy and baby portraits, cards, albums, boxes. Long
Natural Birth & Woman’s Center                                               Infant/Child CPR & Safety 626-397-8768                                                                                                            Beach (562) 981-8900; Pasadena (626) 744-9104; Irvine, Orange
Breastfeeding classes and support, parenting classes, doulas, nutri-                                                                                   and working parent groups. fees are $120-130/month and some
tional support, individual birth plans - home, birth center, hospital,       Safety In Motion                                                          scholarships. Phone 310-281-9770 www.parentingtots.com                  County (949) 753-1600. By appointment only.
water labor, water birth, and VBAC.                                          Car Seat Education. At-home car seat installation & education                                                                                     www.linnealenkus.com
                                                                                                                                                       YWCA Santa Monica/Westside -
FREE TOUR.                                                                   day/evening/weekend appts available 714 264-2924                          Begins new program Sept. 2004, “The Cottage - A Place For               Little Darling’s/Precious Memories Portrait Studio
(818) 386-1082 www.gr8birth.com                                              www.safetyinmotion.org                                                    Parents” for parents; Toddler & Me(age 0-3) / Infant & Me(age 0-1)      Photography in your home. 888-425-2000
                                                                                                                                                       classes; a variety of Parent Support Groups & Caregiver /Teacher
Pampered Pregnancy                                                           Dr. Lois Schunk, MFT, LCCE, CLE                                           training. 2019 14th St., Santa Monica. 310-452-3881 Call Barbara        Lori Dorman
A maternity center that caters to the needs of pregnant women.               Lamaze, Breastfeeding & CPR 310-643-5117                                  Olinger at YWCA.                                                        Pregnancy,baby and family photography. www.loridorman.com
Childbirth classes, maternity fashion, diaper bags, slings, baby wear,                                                                                                                                                         818-247-0200
breast pump prental and sales, lactation consultation, Pregnancy             Total Child Safety                                                        Moms Helping Moms
massage center, pregnancy photography, and more! New classes                 Home & Car Seat Safety Class / Infant & Child CPR Free 805-230-1100       Meetings, playgroups, newsletters 562-933-1670                          Margaret Gruesbeck Photography
added regularly.                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fine art photography, birth, pregnancy, infancy and children.
239 N. Euclid Aveue, Upland, CA                                                                        Midwives                                              Parenting Support Classes                                         www.margaretgruesbeck.com, 626-836-7761
909-932-1144 www.pamperedpregnancy.net                                                                                                                                                                                         Milk and Cookies Photography
                                                                             Tonya Brooks, LM, MS                                                      Dr. Christine Anderson                                                  Specializing in unique maternity and child portraits, from the tummy
The Pump Connection                                                          (818) 386-1082                                                            Board Cert. in Chiropractic Pediatrics. Free classes to help raise      to six years old. www.milkandcookiesphotography.com 323.533.4268
CLC, store carrying breast pumps, nursing bras, diaper bags and              www.gr8birth.com                                                          healthy children 323-436-2735
baby items. breastfeeding,mother & baby support group, classes and           Holistic Nutrition-based prenatal care, Natural Family Planning, VBAC,                                                                            Peek-a-Boo Ultrasound
consultations, infant massage class, and baby sign class,                    Homebirths, Birth Center, Water Labor, Water Birth, Hospital Birth.
                                                                                                                                                       Attachment Parenting Int. of Hollywood                                  Non-Diagnostic for family, fun, & entertainment. 909-579-8229
22554 Ventura Blvd., #112, Woodland Hills, CA 91364                                                                                                    Support group, call Tiffany 818-557-6395
                                                                             Classes - ACHI Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Sibling, Parenting, Midwifery                                                                           Pregnancy Portraits
(818) 225-8822        www.thepumpconnection.com                              Assistant and Doula Training.                                             CALFAM                                                                  Specialize in pregnancy photos and newborn sessions.
The Pump Station                                                                                                                                       Advanced parenting support group. 818-907-9980                          www.pregnancyportraits.net, 818-905-3213
                                                                             Blessed Beginnings Midwifery
2415 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403                                  714-639-7530                                                              The Early Childhood Parenting Center                                    Prenatal Peek
(310) 826-5774 www.pumpstation.com                                           www.BlessedBeginnings.net                                                 Parent and me education and support groups for infant to three year     Newborn imaging. 23161 Ventura Boulevard Suite #207, Woodland
                                                                             Susan Scott Gill, LM, CPM; Lori Luyten, LM, CPM; and Karen Pecora,        olds. New groups beginning in September ‘09. www.parentingtots.org
Sharies Lactation Station                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hills, CA. 91367. (818)390-1141 www.prenatalpeek.com/sfvalley
20 years of experience as lactation educator providing consultations         LM, CPM. Home Birth, water labor and/or birth, supportive environ-        Creative Parenting Classes
                                                                             ment, support of birth choices and plans, no separation of mother and                                                                             Marlo Yoshimoto Photography
and selling and renting breast pumps, breastfeeding supplies and                                                                                       The Parenting Experience, Santa Clarita, 805-383-0133                   Pregnancy, baby and child photography. www.msyoshphoto.com
nursing bras.                                                                baby, immediate care of the newborn including full pediatric exam.
                                                                             Dedicated to supporting women through childbearing years including        East San Gabriel Valley Mothers of Twins Club                           760.679.6136
Santa Clarita, CA                                                            prenatal, labor & birth, postpartum, and well-woman support.              626-335-9817
(661)-296-1280 sales@sharieslactation.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tanya Young Photography
                                                                                                                                                       Family Resource Counseling Center                                       Artistic pregnancy, baby and child photography.
                                                                             Candace Leach, LM, CPM
                                                                             562-272-4541                                                              Individual psychotherapy, assessment and wide variety of group ther-    Tanya@TanyaYoung.com 310.939.1155
                                                                             www.birthgoddess.com                                                      apeutic services including infant/ child development and parenting.
                                                                             Pre-conception, prenatal, homebirth, waterbirth, postpartum, well-        310-479-9798
                                                                             woman & well-baby care. Free consultations.                               Friends of the Family                                                            Pre/Postnatal Exercise
                                                                             Tender Loving Childbirth                                                  Young Moms Support & Info. 818-988-4430; Melody-Joy McLaughlin
                                                                             310-278-6333                                                              (British) RN, RM, CIFC, Pre/Postnatal Ed 818-785-3790                   Contact your local hospital for available exercise classes.
                                                                             www.tenderlovingchildbirth.com                                            Lisa Fuquay                                                             AMKR Dance Productions
                                                                             Give birth to your baby in the warmth, love and comfort of your own       Parent Ed. 0-3 years 213-251-7794 ext 205                               Prenatal & postpartum classes Inland Empire 909-860-1063
                                                                             home. Homebirth is safe, natural and empowering. Call today to
                                                                             schedule a FREE homebirth consultation.                                   Julie Johnson CD DONA                                                   Angel City Yoga
                                                                                                                                                       Early Parent workshops & ongoing support for new & expect. moms         Pre/ postnatal classes Mommy&Me/Children’s yoga 800-500-9642
                                                                                                                                                       Birth Rights 310-289-9255
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                                                                                  Natural Birth & Woman’s Center 818.386.1082                                                                                                         Denise Kinsella-Denise Kinsella is working on her
                         Childbirth Classes                                       www.gr8birth.com                                                                                            Instructors                             Birthing From Within certification. She believes in
A p p l e Va l l e y                                                                               ACHI Childbirth Class, VBAC (1 day crash course) Tonya Brooks                                                                      educating, empowering and encouraging expectant
                                                                                                   Newborn Pediatrics                          Tonya Brooks              Leslye Adelman-MA, IBCLC, LCCE, UCLA                         parents.
in your home 760.486.4298 wombtowalk.com
                                                                                                   Breastfeeding                               Tonya Brooks              trained; Providing more than 20 years of individ-
                Childbirth Education                Rebecca Noel                                                                                                                                                                      Candace Leach-Licensed Midwife, Certified
                                                                                                   Sibling                                     Tonya Brooks              ualized, nurturing education to promote students
Beverly Hills                                                                                                                                                            optimal preparation for childbirth, breastfeeding            Doula, & Certified Childbirth Educator with over
                                                                                                   Parenting                                   Tonya Brooks                                                                           11 years experience attending 400+births and
Maba Beyond Breastfeeding 310.271.2589 atmaba.com                                                  CPR                                         Tonya Brooks              and newborn care.
                Breastfeeding                       Carol Levey, C.L.E.                                                                                                                                                               teaching thousands of families.
                                                                                                   Postpartum Support                          Tonya Brooks              Heather Archer-CIMI, CMT - Certified Massage
                Newborn Preparation                 Kathryn Auger DONA R.N.                        Midwifery Assistant and Doula Training Tonya Brooks                                                                                Jodi Leanse-Instructor for 7 years; Have given
                                                                                                                                                                         Therapist
                Labor & Delivery Prep                                                                                                                                                                                                 birth 4 times; All natural, unmedicated; “Our
                Infant Massage                      Heather Archer CIMI, C.L.E.   O ra n g e / P l a c e n t i a                                                         Kathryn Auger,-DONA, R.N., Believes child-                   bodies are strong are strong and we have to con-
                CPR and Safety                      Barbara Wogh, R.N. BSN        Private Home 714.744.6932                                                              birth should be a joyful experience. Preparation             nect deep inside to feel the miracle of birth.”
                                                                                                   The Bradley® Method                       Sue Coffman                 gives a woman confidence in the ability to give
B re a                                                                            Private Home 714.985.9862 spiritfilled@sbcglobal.net                                                                                                Randi Levinson-Kuzmin-Teaching since 1987 as
                                                                                                                                                                         birth in a relaxed and peaceful state of mind and
Natural Life Chiropractic 714.290.3174 dccenteno@msn.com                                           The Bradley® Method                       Pauline Scharf                                                                           LCCE. Received FACCE status from Lamaze
                                                                                                                                                                         body.
                Bradley® Natural                    Danielle Centeno                                                                                                                                                                  International in 2001. CLE status; Giving fami-
                Childbirth Classes                                                Pacific Palisades                                                                      Ida Bird,-RN, MN,-Lamaze Certified                           lies enough makes all the difference.
                                                                                  Native Indian Birthing Grove 310.454.0920 leclairemethod.com                           Childbirth Educator, Assistant Clinical Professor
Downey                                                                                             Hypnobirthing-Leclaire Method Michelle Leclaire O’Neill Ph.D                                                                       Carol Levey-C.L.E. 10 years as a lactation pro-
                                                                                                                                                                         UCLA School of Nursing, teaching evidence
Downey Regional Medical Center 562.904.5580                                                        The Magic of Multiples        Michelle Leclaire O’Neill Ph.D                                                                       fessional; -The birth of a child is a miracle.We
                                                                                                                                                                         based content.
                Lamaze                              Alma Aragon                                    Hypnobirthing Multiples       Michelle Leclaire O’Neill Ph.D                                                                       offer “ hands on “ lactation support so that both
                                                                                                                                                                         Tonya Brooks-founded (Association for                        baby and mom thrive in their new roles.
Calabasas                                                                         Pasadena/Altadena/ Los Angeles                                                         Childbirth at Home International) as an interna-
Growing Blessings 818.317.3264 growingblessings@aol.com                           in your home or mine 626.388.2191 www.support4birth.com                                                                                             Octavia Lindlahr-Octavia Lindlahr is a Certified
                                                                                                                                                                         tional research association; a licensed midwife and
                Lamaze                              Lisa Spiegel                                   Childbirth Preparation                    Cordelia Sattefield Hanna                                                                Infant Massage Instructor, trained through the
                                                                                                                                                                         childbirth educator. She believes in empowering
                Lamaze Weekend Course               Lisa Spiegel                                   Birth Options Consults                    Cordelia Sattefield Hanna                                                                International Association of Infant Massage. She
                                                                                                                                                                         the mother with knowledge so she creates the birth
                Baby Care Basics                    Lisa Spiegel                                   Breastfeeding Education                   Cordelia Sattefield Hanna                                                                is a certified labor doula and hypnotherapist
                                                                                                                                                                         she envisions and makes the best choices for her
Encino                                                                            Pasadena Public Health Dept. 626.744.6093 www.support4birth.com                        baby and her birth.                                          working with pregnant women during labor and
A Mother’s Haven 818-380-3111 amothers-haven.com                                  (free to Medi- Cal; $75 other)                                                                                                                      delivery.
                                                                                                   Understanding Birth                       TBA                         Britta Bushnell-Certified Birthing From Within
                Prepared Childbirth                 Leslie Adelman                                                                                                                                                                    Christine Low-Labor doula for 12 years, Bradey
                                                                                                   Coping with Labor                         TBA                         mentor; prenatal yoga instructor and mother.
                Prepared Childbirth Intensive                                                                                                                                                                                         instructor for 10 years; Each labor is unique and
                                                                                                   Options for Childbirth                    TBA                         Britta’s classes help parents build a pain-coping
                Caring For Your Newborn             Leslie Adelman/Terry Gaff                                                                                                                                                         that is how I look upon each birthing couple.
                                                                                                                                                                         mindset so they may fully participate in births rite
                Breastfeeding 101                                                 Pomona                                                                                 of passage.                                                  Katie Mc Call-AAHCC,ALACE, Certified by
                CPR and First Aid                   Richard Pass                  Private Home 714.290.3174 dccenteno@msn.com                                                                                                         Bradley (AAHCC) and ALACE, Katie is a child-
                Hypnobirthing                       Alisha Tamburri                                Bradley® Natural                         Danielle Centeno             Angela Calzada-Angela is ASPD (Lamaze) certi-
                                                                                                                                                                         fied and teaches childbirth education in both                birth educator and birth doula. Katie is also in
Fullerton                                                                                          Childbirth Classes                                                                                                                 midwifery school and owner of The Birth
                                                                                                                                                                         English and Spanish. She oversees the services for
Belly Sprout 714.290.3174 dccenteno@msn.com                                       Redondo Beach                                                                                                                                       Connection.
                                                                                                                                                                         Spanish speakers at The Birth Connection.
                Bradley® Natural                    Danielle Centeno              Parent Education Center 310.326.2764 doulabirthpartners.com                                                                                         Madalyn Morris-ICCE, CLEC, ICEA & UCSD
                Childbirth Classes                                                                 Hypnobirthing                             Ellie Shea                  Judy Chapman-RN, certified nurse-midwife and
                                                                                                                                                                         a certified Lamaze instructor trained through                Certified Instructor. Experienced, personable, and
The Birth Connection 323-845-4643 empowered4birth@yahoo.com
                                                                                  Santa Clarita                                                                                                                                       reliable. I believe the best way to birth is your way.
                Birthing From Awareness                 Denise Kinsella                                                                                                  UCLA in 1972. Certified (DONA) doula and
                Lamaze (Spanish)                                                  Babies & Beyond 661.259.1802 skraye@aol.com                                            doula trainer and have birth and postpartum                  Rebecca Noel-I am a CAPPA certified childbirth
                Prepared Childbirth                                                                Baby Care                                 Alise Hatley, CLE, CE       doula registries.                                            educator and a DONA trained birth doula. I offer
                Postpartum Support                                                                 I.C.E.A.                                  Jan Sheridan                                                                             private sessions so that my clients are being taught
                                                                                                   Breastfeeding                             Jill Spector, CLE           Ron Coffman-I enjoy birth and starting new
                Out of Hospital Birth (Childbirth Prep)                                                                                                                  families off right like teaching the man’s point of          in a more relaxing atmosphere.
                Starting out Support for New Moms                                                  C/S Delivery                              Laurie Sutherland, RD
                                                                                                   Lamaze                                    Laurie Sutherland, RD       view for helping his partner.                                Michelle Leclaire O’Neill- PhD,R.N Created
                Bonding with your Unborn Baby Sylvia Poareo                                                                                                                                                                           the Leclaire Hypnobirthing Method. Doctor
                Breastfeeding                                                     Santa Monica
                                                                                                                                                                         Sue Coffman-Certified labor doula since 1998
                                                                                                                                                                         through DONA: Wanted to reach more parents,                  O’Neil has also trained physicians, nurses, and
                Intro to Pregnancy                                                Pump Station 310.374.4546 pumpstation.com                                                                                                           other health care professionals in mind/ body
                Baby Care                                                                 Lamaze                 Ida Bird
                                                                                                                                                                         like Bradley’s non-intervention point of view.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      medicine. She is the author of Creative
                Happiest Baby on the Block                                                         Lamaze-Bradley®                           Judith Chapman              Erin Daugherty-RN, BSN,CLE, Erin (is a nurse                 Childbirth, Meditations From Pregnancy and
                Bradley®-Private                                                  Private Location 310.394.6711                                                          and lactation educator working on her IBCLC                  other works.
                Lamaze, Private                                                                    Bradley® Childbirth                       Nancy Griffin               (lactation consultant certification). She currently
                                                                                  Birth & Beyond 323-931-8521 jbleanse@sbcglobal.net                                     works at CHOC.                                               Sylvia Poareo-MSW, Sylvia overseas the drop-in
Glendale                                                                                                                                                                                                                              postpartum support group. She has her Masters
Glendale Adventist Med Center 818.409.8325                                                         Bradley®                                  Jodi Leanse                 Shelia Felman-AAHCC Certified Bradley®                       degree in Social Work.
                Childbirth Preparation                                            Sherman Oaks                                                                           Method® Educator and Labor Support Doula.
                                                                                  Natural Birth & Women’s Center 818.386.1082 Gr8birth.com                               Shelia has a passion for helping couples prepare             Diane Peterson-ICEA certified childbirth educa-
G ra n a d a H i l l s                                                                                                                                                                                                                tor; DONA certified doula ;lead Mommy and Me
Private Home 818.368.8428 klone@socal.rr.com                                                       Birthing, Midwifery Assistant Tonya Brooks                            for birth with education, relaxation practice, and
                                                                                                                                                                         learning to release fear of birth. 87% of her stu-           groups and couples relationship workshop;
                Bradley®                            Christine Low                 Silverlake                                                                                                                                          Breastfeeding educator philosophy -supporting
                Breastfeeding Class                 Christine Low                 Silverlake Yoga 323-397-1274
                                                                                                                                                                         dents have had drug free natural births.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      informed choices for expectant and new mothers.
                Birthday/Follow-Up                  Christine Low                                  Bradley®                                  Liuba Randolph              Andrea Gamble-Bradley® Childbirth Instructor
                                                                                                                                                                         in Long Beach.                                               Richard Pass-With decades of emergency room
High Desert                                                                       S i m i Va l l e y                                                                                                                                  and health education experience, Richard is an
Private Homes 760.486.4298 wombtowalk.com                                         Natural Birthing Center 818.645.4692 Sacredmotherdoula.com                             Terry Gass-RN,IBCLC, With more than 20 years                 expert in the knowledge and delivery of this life
                Intro to Hypbirth                   Rebecca Noel                                   Infant Massage                            Octavia Lindlahr            in the field of maternal and child health, Terry is          saving information.
                Infant Massage                      Rebecca Noel                                                                                                         committed to offering nurturing and patient edu-
                                                                                  Ta rz a n a                                                                                                                                         Laine Podell-MA, CLE, Laine’s 10+ years work-
Irvine                                                                            Mommy Zone 818.645.4692 Sacredmotherdoula.com
                                                                                                                                                                         cation and support to ensure successful breast-
                                                                                                                                                                         feeding.                                                     ing in the fields of parent education and child
Hoag Hospital 949.764.2229 hoaghospital.org                                                        Infant Massage                            Octavia Lindlahr                                                                         development has made her passionate about pro-
                Cesarean Class                      Caitriana Finn                                                                                                       Mara Gendel-Mara teaches preschool and ele-                  viding quality and nurturing prenatal and parent-
                                                                                  Thousand Oaks
                Baby Care Basics                                                                                                                                         mentary age children at the Long Beach Nature                ing education.
                                                                                  Los Robles Hospital 818-707-0894
                Baby Saver                                                                                                                                               Center. Her experience and sweet energy makes
                                                                                                   Couples Childbirth Class                  Robin Gruver, AAHCC, ICEA                                                                Khefri Riley-Khefri Riley is the yoga instructor
                Breastfeeding                                                                                                                                            her a natural for preparing siblings-to-be.
                                                                                                   Prenatal Yoga                             Robin Gruver, AAHCC, ICEA                                                                at The Birth Connection. She is Goldenbridge
Lakewood                                                                                                                                                                 Melanie Gersten-Melanie teaches parents,                     trained and enjoys preparing pregnant women
                                                                                  To p a n g a
in your home 562-272-4541 www.birthgoddess.com                                                                                                                           babies, and Early Childhood Educators about the              and empowering new mothers.
                                                                                  Private Home 310.455.2652 brittab@charter.net
                Prepared Childbirth                 Candace Leach, LM, CPM, CCE                                                                                          benefits of and steps for success to signing with
                                                                                                   Birthing from Within                      Britta Bushnell                                                                          Linda Rose-is a certified DONA doula infant
                Homebirth                                                                                                                                                babies and toddlers. (310) 529-7094 or (714)
                                                                                                   Birthing Again                            Britta Bushnell                                                                          expert and a calming presence. Offering gracious
                Early Pregnancy                                                                                                                                          816-0814 www.BabySignsWithMelanie.com
                                                                                                   Birth Story Workshop                      Britta Bushnell                                                                          assistance to parents, certified as a Kundalani yoga
                Baby Care
                                                                                  Va l e n c i a                                                                         Nancy Griffin-MA, 20 years affiliated Master                 teacher at Golden Bridge Spiritual Village.
Long Beach                                                                        Private Home 661.254.2069 yvonne@doulawithlove.com                                     Bradley® Instructor/ Lactation Consultant/ Child
562-208-4383 www.BradleyBirth.com                                                                  Childbirth Prep                           Yvonne Novak                Development Expert/ Pregnancy-Recovery                       Pauline Scharf, CBE-Teaching for 12 years.
                Bradley®                            Andrea Gamble                                                                                                        Exercise Specialist/ Professional Writer for                 Bradley Method classes.
                                                                                  Va n N u y s
Los Angeles                                                                       The Childbirth Connection 818.734.0723
                                                                                                                                                                         Mothering Magazine/ Owner of Mommy Care                      Ellie Shea-I believe a well-prepared and support-
Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai 310-453-5144                                                              Breastfeeding Education              Randi Levinson-Kuzmin            Mothering Center                                             ed woman will use her own power in birth to make
                Lamaze-Bradley®                     Judith Chapman                                 Childbirth Educ for Women with Disabilities                           Robin Gruver-AAHCC, ICEA I have been work-                   decisions from an intuitive level instead of from
Pump Station/Private Home 323-244-3912 www.OneWithChild.com                                        Parent Training                                                       ing with couples who would like to have an                   fear.
                Lamaze- Bradley®                    Madalyn Morris, ICCE, CLEC    Wo o d l a n d H i l l s                                                               unmedicated birth for 30 years. I have been                  Jan Sheridan-ICEA, Focused on individual
Private Home 323-931-8521 jbleanse@sbcglobal.net                                  Private Location 818.346.2467 lotusmoonbirth.com                                       teaching Prenatal Yoga for 23 years.                         needs and concerns, very experienced
                Bradley®                            Jodi Leanse                                    Bradley®                                  Shelia C. Feldman           Mireille Halley-Mireille Halley is a prepared                Lisa Spiegel-ICEA, LCCE, Lisa is a Lamaze
                                                                                                                                                                         childbirth educator and birth doula. She believes            Certified Childbirth Educator with 12 years expe-
The Birth Connection                                                              LeClaire Childbirth & Mind/Body Cntr                                                   in empowering and educating expectant parents to             rience supporting Informed Choices for the
Prenatal yoga classes. Fullerton 323-845-4643                                     Mommy & Me, Meditate class 310-454-0920                                                make healthy choices.                                        expectant family. Classes are nurturing and indi-
empowered4birth@yahoo.com
                                                                                  Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine                                                Alise Hatley -certified lactation educa-                     vidualized to promote a positive birth experience
Blessings Center                                                                  Stroller Roller Exercise Class; Pregnancy Fitness Class                                tor,certified doula, Lamaze certified, in last year          for the couple.
Pre & postnatal Yoga classes, Gurutej Kaur 323-930-2803                           310-454-0920 http://www.longbeach.gov/park/
                                                                                                                                                                         of nursing school. Amazing qualifications and                Laurie Sutherland-RN Lamaze certified, med-
Camarillo Yoga Center                                                             Love the Belly                                                                         very personable.                                             ical training, very caring, realistic approach to
Prenatal Yoga Classes. Tara Stivers Instructor 805.504.3920                       Prenatal yoga and pilates; Pregnancy belly dancing. Silverlake.                                                                                     labor, meeting personal preferences.
                                                                                  323.662.4200 lovethebelly.com                                                          Hoag Hospital-Instructors are registered nurses
Chapman Family Center                                                             Natasha Maidoff
                                                                                                                                                                         with training and or certification in the Lamaze             Alicia Tamburri-CCHT, 25 years experience.
LCCE Pre/post- natal exercise, infant massage 310-453-5144                                                                                                               philosophy of childbirth or ICEA certified. We               Alisha’s passion is helping pregnant couples have a
                                                                                  Dance class for moms & babies at Electric Lodge 310-358-6769
                                                                                                                                                                         have 9 lactation certified RN’s on staff in our              fearless, often pain free birth using
Denise See, LMT, MA                                                               Rose Mary Mosher, RN, CNP                                                              department currently.                                        Hypnnobirthing Childbirth Education.
Preg massage & Water therapy sessions 818-948-4788                                Pre/postnatal exercise & prenatal yoga 310-375-1145 or
                                                                                  310-374-3426 ext 126                                                                                                                                Nicole Warne-McGraw-Nicole has her Masters
Equilibrium Fitness Pilates
Pre/postnatal exercise, Phyllis Douglas 909-593-1717                              A Mother’s Haven
                                                                                  Pre-post Yoga Classes 818-380-3111                                                     Santa Monica Family YMCA                                     Yoga Body
Exercise for Two                                                                                                                                                         Aqua prenatal & land postpartum classes                      Toluca Lake Sat 12-1:30pm Pre/ postnatal yoga - kundalini
Private training & consult. Lauri Reimer Mihailov 310-453-2380                    Mommy Care                                                                             310-393-2721                                                 teacher/doula Linda Rose 818-566-1166
Fortanasce & Assisted Phys. Therapy/ Sports Med Ctr.                              The official workout program for St. John’s Hosp. Group/personal
                                                                                  training. Baby massage, Nancy Griffin 310-394-6711                                     True Yoga Westlake Village                                   Yoga Kingdom Sanctuary
Aqua Fit For Motherhood                                                                                                                                                  Prenatal Yoga 805-449-4225                                   Prenatal Yoga. Pasadena. www.yogakingdom.com 626-792-7871
class Tue/Thurs 5:30 pm 626-446-7027                                              Mommy & Me Dance Classes
                                                                                  Parents and/or caregivers learn to dance with infants/toddlers.                        Westlake Yoga                                                YWCA of Santa Monica/Westside
Honeysucklerose                                                                   Venice 310-358-6769                                                                    Prenatal Yoga 805-496-5780 ext 2                             “Mommy & Me, Pilates & More”, Infants & Me(age 0-1)/Toddler &
Linda Rose, Kundalini Pre-natal Yoga, Baby & Me, Conscious                                                                                                                                                                            Me(age 0-3), Pre & Post Natal Yoga classes. (310) 452-3881
Parenting, private/group classes 818-994-7809                                     Prenatal Belly Dance Classes                                                           Yoga Works
                                                                                  with Merika. Hollywood Area 323-878-0431                                               Prenatal yoga / mommy & me yoga 805-371-3030
Karuna Yoga
Prenatal class 323-665-6242                                                       Prenatal Yoga                                                                          Verdugo Exercise & Gym                                               100% cotton
Khalsa Way Pre-Natal yoga                                                         Robin Gruver 818-707-0894 Yoga Works Westlake Village 805-371-                         YMCA (in the pool) 818-790-0123
                                                                                  3030; True Yoga Westlake Village - 805-449-4225                                                                                                          Would you wrap
Romy Rapoport, 310-483-3987, Malibu                                                                                                                                      Yoga at the Village
mothernaturebirth@yahoo.com                                                       Prenatal Yoga in Pasadena                                                              Prenatal / postnatal classes MOMMY & ME, Yoga for kids
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          her in anything else?
                                                                                  Lettie Watkins, Gurmukh cert. Free parking 626-441-3572                                Family Yoga; Glendale
                                                                                                                                                                         818-265-9833 http://www.yogaatthevillage.com                          (800) 80-dydee
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            Pampering (cont. from p.14)                                                    Postpartum Care                                              CPR-First-Aid                                                                                                     New Moms Connect
A Mother’s Touch                                                           Andra Brosh, Ph.D.                                                                                                                                                                   sponsored by Jewish Family Service of L.A.
Pre & Postnatal massage for mom. In your home. 888-644-9595                Clinical Psychologist (PSY 22901); www.motheringminds.com                             Training for
                                                                           310-922-6969                                                                                                                                                                          Help with Post Partum Disorders
Mommy Massage                                                                                                                                            Parents & Care Providers                                                                                 If you need help or know someone who is
Monica Lundrey pre/postnatal massage 818-589-1017                          LeClaire Childbirth & Mind/Body Center Postpartum
                                                                           depression, Ind. or Group home visit, PhD & RN 310-454-0920
                                                                                                                                                            In-Home Instruction                                                                                       suffering silently, please reach out.
StressBusters Body Therapy Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Call JFS/New Moms Connect
The spa has specialized in prenatal, post-partum, Labor, and Infant        Margaret Heikes                                                               by Experienced R.N.-Educator                                                                                        323-761-8800 x1028
Massage Training for the past ten years. Experience better pain man-
agement without medical interventions, less interventions, shorter
                                                                           Postpartum care 310-390-9450                                                             (818) 344-1442                                                                                            all calls are confidential
birth time. 949-831-1988 www.stressbustersspa.com                          Trina Hetherington                                                                                                                                                                   classic symptoms can include sleep problems,
                                                                           Postpartum care & healing 818-951-7122                                       Courses in Spanish Offered
Touch of Comfort                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                difficulty bonding with the baby, feelings of
Licensed Massage Therapist LMT Certified Infant Massage Instructor         Veronica Hinojosa-Stang                                                    on the web @                                                                                            hopelessness, anxiety, irritability, guilt, sadness,
CIMI -- Touch of Comfort Pre & Postnatal massage therapy & infant          DONA certified; Baby Massage Educator; Lactation Educator;                 Savealittlelife.com                                                                                                    sense of overwhelm
massage. 818-776-8626continued from page 14                                Professional Massage Therapist; Able to travel in and out of USA;
                                                                           Night shifts; 10-12 hours minimum; postpartumcare@ymail.com
Karen Axelrod, BA, LMT                                                     310-365-8042                                                             If you know of a Southern California Childbirth or parenting resource that you would
Pre/postnatal massage + craniosacral therapy for adults & kids. My
                                                                           Mommy Care
site or your home. 310-376-0113
                                                                           Nutrition for pregnancy & breastfeeding, taking care of yourself after   like to share with Wet Set Gazette readers please contact Kerry Rasmussen at the
Jill McArthur                                                              birth. Infant brain development. Nancy Griffin 310-394-6711              Wet Set Gazette office at thewetset@dy-dee.com or call at 714-222-6686.
Licensed Massage Therapist. Pre/postnatal 818-426-1810
                                                                           New Moms Connect
Caitlin Philips/Massage Extensions                                         Support for Postpartum depression. Jewish Family Service Hotline:
Labor consult & prenatal massage 310-239-4023                              323-761-8800 ext. 1028

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sierra Madre
Wellness Facials by Carol                                                  Dr. Elena Riedo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Community Nursery School
Wellness Facialist/Licensed Esthetician, specializing in all natural       Indiv and group counseling for pregnancy and postpartum
facials and skincare, and pregnancy facials. Skin care boutique in         stress/depression/anxiety 310-479-9798 x4
Studio City. House calls for very pregnant and/or busy, high profile
clients. 626-818-4753                                                      Linda Rose
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                BURBANK/PASADENA/GLENDALE                                                                     SAN FERNANDO VALLEY                                               SIMI VALLEY/CONEJO VALLEY/VENTURA COUNTY                                                             LONG BEACH/ORANGE COUNTY
Baghdassarian, Roza, BA, CLE 818-353-7446, F                                           A Bundle of Joy 818-345-4439; 818-929-7584, I                                        Collett, Vivienne, RN, CLC 818-879-2005; 818-807-                                       Baylis, Cynthia, MPH, RD, IBCLC “Heart & Soul” 562-596-9598
www.moreser.com                                                                        4431 Callada Place, Tarzana, CA 91356                                                9545                                                                                    2561 Gondar Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90815-2217
Also serves San Fernando Valley and Greater LA                                         Serving San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas                                    Serves Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo               Also serves Bellflower, Downey, N. Orange County
Breastfeeding classes prenatal, private instruction; consults in hospital, office,     Breastfeeding consultations in hospital, Tarzana office, or client’s home; breast    Consults in client’s home; breast pump rentals & related sales; available               Breastfeeding classes, prenatal, post partum; consults in office, client’s home;
client’s home, at Glendale Memorial Hospital; breast pump rentals, sales; Baby-        pump deliveries - rentals and sales; baby scales, nursing bras. Phone support        Saturdays & evenings.                                                                   breast pump rentals & sales, pump delivery; credit cards accepted; available
Weigh scales, nursing wear; available Saturday & evenings; credit cards accepted.      and mail order service.                                                              Holistic Lactation 805-582-2058                                                         weekends & evenings.
Bell, Cynthia, RNC, BSN 213-703-6400                                                   Adelman, Leslye, MS, IBCLC, LCCE; Jaffe, Fran, MPH,                                  www.holisticlactation.com                                                               Gibson, Christine RN, PHN, CLE 949-697-6670
2324 Janet Lee Drive, La Crescenta, CA 91214-2208                                      RD, IBCLC “Gentle Nurturing” 818-789-6718;                                           Dianne E. Oliver, IBCLC                                                                 www.Learn2breastfeed.com
Private breastfeeding instruction; consults in hospital, client’s home, pediatric      818-929-7481                                                                         Serves Ventura County and Greater Los Angeles                                           Learn2Breastfeed near Bellflower and Wardlow
office, hospital clinic; available weekends and evenings.                              www.gentlenurturing.com                                                              Breastfeeding classes prenatal, post partum, private instruction; consults in           Also serves Whittier
Bellies, Babies and Bosoms 818-541-1200;                                               Also serve West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Santa Monica                  hospital, client’s home; available weekends and evenings.                               Classes prenatal, private instruction; consults in client’s home; back to work
   818-247-0200, F L N I                                                               Breastfeeding classes prenatal, post partum, private instruction at “A Mother’s      Rahmat, Mindith, MA, CLEC 805-501-1782                                                  consulting; available evenings and weekends.
H. Schroeder MPH, RD, IBCLC, MJ Haddad, IBCLC, M. Limbach, CLE                         Haven” & “CosmiKids”; consults in hospital, pediatric office, client’s home;         www.breastfeedingguru.com                                                               Long Beach Memorial Medical Ctr./ Miller Children’s Hosp.
www.bellies.biz                                                                        breast pump rentals & sales, pump delivery; credit cards accepted; available         Breastfeeding classes prenatal, post partum, private instruction; consults in             562-933-2779, I
3461 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA 91208                                               weekends & evenings.                                                                 hospital, office, client’s home; breastfeeding & yoga classes, special interest in      Memorial Care Center for Women - Lactation Support Services
Also serves San Gabriel Valley, Eagle Rock / Los Angeles                               “A Mother’s Haven” 818-380-3111, , I                                                teens, maternity homes.                                                                 2801 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90801-1701
Prenatal & post partum classes, private instruction; consults in hospital, office,     L. Podell-Camino, MA, CLE, Leslye Adelman, MS, IBCLC, Terry Gass, RN, IBCLC                                                                                                  www.memorialcare.org/miller/services/center-for-women/breastfeeding_store.cfm
client’s home; breast pump rentals & sales, nursing wear; baby scales;available        15928 Ventura Blvd. Suite #116, Encino, CA 91436                                          MONTEBELLO/WHITTIER/DOWNEY/LYNWOOD                                                 Prenatal & post partum breastfeeding classes, private instruction; consults in
weekends & eves.                                                                       www.amothers-haven.com                                                               Kennedy, Diane R., MS, IBCLC, CLE, LCCE 562-652-0408                                    hospital & clinic; breast pump rental & sales.
Bridwell, Margaret, OTR/L, CLE 626-372-0929                                            Classes prenatal & post partum; consults in location of your preference; breast      11328 E. Clare Street, Whittier, CA 90601-2574                                          Mon. -Sat. 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Altadena, CA 91001-3746                                                                pump rentals & related sales; New Mother & other classes and support; SFV            Also serves Pasadena, San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach, Orange County                     Orr, Susan, PT, CLC, IBCLC 562-427-3782
Also serves San Gabriel Valley                                                         largest selection of nursing bras & clothing, slings, baby care & clothing; avail-   Private breastfeeding instruction; consults in client’s home; breast pump               3757 Falcon Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807
Private breastfeeding instruction; consults in hospital, office, client’s home;        able weekends & evenings.                                                            rentals and related sales; available weekends and evenings.                             Also serves Torrance, South Bay
pediatric office; hospital clinic; also available weekends and evenings.               Breceda, Gina, LVN, CCE, IBCLC, 818-702-8803, I                                      Anastasia Pappas, MD, AAFM, CLE, ABM; Andrea Mason, MD,                                 Breastfeeding classes, prenatal, post partum; consults in office, client’s home,
Dawson, Diane LM, CPM 818-913-0448                                                     Also serves Malibu, Calabasas, Moorpark, Westlake, Agoura, West LA, Santa            AAFM, ABM 562-698-0811 Ext. 8516, I                                                     pediatric office; breast pump rentals & related sales; Pediatric Physical
West Home Birth                                                                        Monica                                                                               9251 Pioneer Blvd. Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670                                           Therapy; available some weekends & evenings; $20 consults at Columbia
www.westhomebirth.com                                                                  Private breastfeeding instruction; consults in hospital, client’s home; available    12291 Washington Blvd.. Suite 500, Whittier, CA 90606-2551                              Pediatric Clinic, Long Beach.
380 S. Euclid Avenue, #301, Pasadena, CA 91101-3104                                    weekends and evenings.                                                               Prenatal & post partum care; consults in hospital,office, client’s home; credit                     SAN GABRIEL VALLEY/INLAND EMPIRE
Also serves Studio City, Silverlake                                                    Providence Holy Cross Medical Center 818-847-4142, I                                 cards accepted; address medical problems associated with breastfeeding;
Breastfeeding classes, prenatal, post partum, private instruction; consults in         15031 Rinaldi St., Misson Hills, CA 91345-1207                                                                                                                               “Best Fed Breastfeeding Center” 626-919-6455
                                                                                                                                                                            available weekends & evenings; MediCal provider.
hospital, client’s home; credit cards accepted; available weekends & evenings.         Also serving Burbank, Santa Clarita Valley                                                                                                                                   Harding, Cindy, LVN, **CLC
                                                                                                                                                                            Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital 562-698-0811 Ext.7652
Glendale Memorial Hospital & Health Center                                             Terry Gass, RN, IBCLC, RLC, Carol Chacón, CCCE, IBCLC, RLC                                                                                                                   www.breastfeedingcenter.com
                                                                                                                                                                            12401 Washington Blvd., Whittier, CA 90602-1099
818-507-4191, F I                                                                      A Baby Friendly Hospital; Breastfeeding classes prenatal, post partum, sup-          Serves Whittier, San Gabriel Valley & North Orange County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1300 E. Maplegrove St., W. Covina, CA 91792-1210
1420 S. Central Ave., Breastfeeding Resource Center 5th Fl., Glendale, CA              port group; consults in hospital, client’s home; support group; breast pump                                                                                                  Also serves Whittier
                                                                                                                                                                            Dominica Castro, RN, CLE, IBCLC
91204                                                                                  rentals & sales, credit cards accepted. 8 AM-5 PM                                                                                                                            Private breastfeeding classes; consults in office, client’s home; breast pump
                                                                                                                                                                            Prenatal breastfeeding classes, private instruction; consults in hospital, clinic;
Serves San Gabriel/San Fernando Valleys and Greater Los Angeles area                   Rivas, Margie, RN, CPNP, CLEC 818-831-8982, I                                                                                                                                rentals, sales, specialty feeding devices; credit cards accepted; available
                                                                                                                                                                            support group.
Breastfeeding classes prenatal; consults in hospital, clinic; support groups;          11001 Nestle Avenue, Northridge, CA 91326-2850                                                                                                                               evenings & weekends.
                                                                                                                                                                            Mon. - Fri. 9 AM - 4 PM
phone consultations and referrals to community resources; childbirth class             Prenatal classes; consults in hospital, clients home; breast pump rentals, sales,                                                                                            Citrus Valley Medical Center, Queen of the Valley
series; MediCal reimbursable.                                                          and related sales; available weekends & evenings.                                                                                                                            Campus 626-851-2753, I
                                                                                                                                                                                       WESTCHESTER/SOUTH BAY/SAN PEDRO
M - F 9 AM - 5 PM                                                                      Steinberg, Ellen, RN, LCCE, IBCLC 818-345-4439, I                                                                                                                            Gail Katz, RN, MSN, CNS, IBCLC, Lactation Services Program Coordinator
Glendale Pediatrics 818-246-7260 F I                                                   Serving San Fernando Valley & surrounding areas
                                                                                                                                                                            Breastfeeding Support Center 310-374-3426, Ext 183, p I                                 1115 S. Sunset Avenue, West Covina, CA 91790-3940
1530 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Suite #101, Glendale, CA 91206                              Consults in hospital, Tarzana office, client’s home; breast pump rentals & sales,    www.bchd.org                                                                            Post partum breastfeeding classes daily; consults in hospital; support group
Cindy Ames, LVN, **CLC                                                                 baby scale rentals; specializes in milk supply concerns, sucking difficulties,       Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave., 1st. Fl., Redondo Beach, CA 90277   Tuesday 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Breastfeeding classes prenatal, post partum, private instruction; consults in          sore nipples; craniosacral therapy for mother and baby.                              Sharon Watkins, IBCLC; Barbara Zimmerman RN, IBCLC; Miriam Nash, IBCLC                  Citrus Valley Medical Center, Queen of the Valley
pediatric office; pump rentals & related sales, Baby Weigh Scales rented, cred-        9 AM - 9 PM seven days a week, by appointment only.                                  Prenatal, post partum classes; consults in hospital, clinic, client’s home; breast      Campus 626-814-2446, I
it cards accepted.                                                                     The Pump Connection 818-225-8822,  I                                                pump rentals & sales; low cost drop-in clinic, free weight checks & phone               Mother-Baby Specialty Shoppe
Mon-Fri. 9 AM-5:30 PM                                                                  www.thepumpconnection.com                                                            counseling.                                                                             Dawn Cooper, RN, BSN, Director Program Development
Huntington Hospital 626-397-3172, I                                                    "Binky" Petok, BS, IBCLC, L. O’Neil, BS, IBCLC, R. Ross, BS, IBCLC                   Mon. - Thur., 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Sat. 10 AM - noon                                      1115 S. Sunset Ave., West Covina, CA 91790
Outpatient Center - 100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105-7103                   22554 Ventura Blvd. Suite 112, Woodland Hills, CA 91364                              Berger, Dymphna, MA, IBCLC 310-251-7350 G !                                             Prenatal breastfeeding classes for $5.00; breast pump rentals, sales & related
Also serves Greater San Gabriel Valley                                                 Also serves Simi Valley and Santa Clarita                                            1120-A Vincent Street, Redondo Beach, CA 90277                                          sales.
Ann Meier RN, BSN, CLC; Maggie Byrne BA, CLC                                           Breastfeeding consults in office, client’s home; support groups & classes;           Prenatal and post partum classes, private instruction; consults in client’s home,       Miles, Lorraine, RN, BA, CLC, IBCLC (RLC) cell: 909-595-
Five Certified Lactation Consultants are available. Breastfeeding classes, prenatal;   breast pump rentals/sales, professionally fitted nursing bras; credit cards &        WIC center; telephone counseling; available Fri., Sat., Sun. and evenings.              9620
consults in hospital, clinic; breast pump rentals & sales, bra fittings and sales,     web orders accepted. M-F 10-5 & Sat. 11-4                                            Bright Beginnings & Beyond Lynette Miya, MN, RNP                                        Baby Beginnings
scale rentals; nursing wear and pillows; credit cards accepted; free support           The Pump Station 323-469-5300                                                        310-316-1528, I                                                                         Also serves Montebello, Whittier, Downey, Lynwood
group.                                                                                 W. Haldeman, RN, MN, IBCLC, C. Harvey, RN, MS, IBCLC, J. Sacher, RN, MN,             www.brightbeginningsbeyond.com                                                          Private breastfeeding instruction; consults in hospital, client’s home; breast
Mon-Fri 9 AM-4 PM                                                                      IBCLC                                                                                229 Ave. I, Suite 101, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-5600                                     pump rentals, pump delivery; free teen program, NICU & pre-term babies
Johnson-Haddad, Miranda, CLE, IBCLC 818-621-5477                                       www.Pumpstation.com                                                                  Breastfeeding classes prenatal, post partum; consults in office, client’s home;         follow-up; available weekends & evenings.
4735 Alta Canyada Road, La Cañada, CA 91011- 2035                                      1248 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90038                                                breast pump rentals & sales, nursing wear; credit cards accepted , some                 Orellana, Josie, IBCLC 626-484-0964,  I
Also serves Burbank, N. Hollywood                                                      Breastfeeding classes; consults in office & home visits; breast pump rentals &       reduced rates; support group; available weekends.                                       28 Mountain Laurel Way, Azusa, CA 91702-6264
Breastfeeding classes prenatal, post partum, private instruction; consults in          related sales; credit cards accepted; support groups; bras & nursing wear,           Education and Consulting Associates 310-541-6580                                        Also serves Montebello, Whittier, Downey, Lynwood, Glendale, Pasadena
hospital, client’s home, also at Bellies, Babies & Bosoms; support groups; avail-      baby care products, baby & preemie clothes.                                          Linda M. Smith, RNC, MS, NP, CLE                                                        Breastfeeding classes prenatal, post partum; consults in office, client’s home;
able weekends and evenings.                                                                                                                                                 www.lactationedu.com                                                                    nursing wear; credit cards accepted; available weekends, evenings.
Pasadena Rosey Babys 626-432-6730                                                                             SANTA CLARITA VALLEY                                          P.O. Box 905, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274                                            Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center 909-623-6455, I
Chetti, Carolyn, RN, CLC                                                                                                                                                    Serves Beach Cities and Palos Verdes Peninsula, Long Beach                              1798 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, CA 91767
                                                                                       Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital 661-253-8238, I                                 Prenatal & post partum breastfeeding classes, private instruction; consults in          Terry Bretscher, RN, CLC, IBCLC
Serves Greater San Gabriel Valley
Private breastfeeding instruction; consults in hospital, office, client’s home;        www.HenryMayo.com                                                                    hospital, client’s home; sale of breastfeeding supplies available weekends.             Prenatal classes; consults in hospital, outpatient appointments available; breast
available Saturday and evenings.                                                       23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355-2083                                        Goldbach, Victoria, RN, BSN, CLE 310-540-2790; 310-874-2438                             pump rentals & sales; Mommy ‘N’ Me Wednesday 10 AM; medical translators
San Marino B.A.B.I.E.S. 626-285-1473                                                   Mary Beth Sweet, IBCLC; Jolli Bernier IBCLC, Lisa Araki, CLE                         Private breastfeeding instruction; consults in hospital, office, client’s home, phone   available for other languages.
Gail Katz, RN, MSN, CNS, IBCLC, FACCE                                                  Breastfeeding classes prenatal; consults in hospital, clinic; breast pump rentals    consults; baby-care instruction and in-home help; available evenings & weekends.        Teachout, Stella, RN, BSN, IBCLC 626-966-2277, >
PMB 430, 2275 Huntington Drive, San Marino, CA 91108                                   & sales; support group Thurs. 9:30 - 11:00 AM; available weekends.                   Lipsey, Gwendolyn, CLE, PCD 310-663-6235                                                18853 E. Nearfield Street, Azusa, CA 91702
Private breastfeeding instruction; consults in hospital, office, client’s home;        Takeda, Cindee Robinson, MS, CLE, IBCLC 661-298-                                     www.family-doula.com                                                                    Also serves Burbank, Pasadena, Glendale
breast pump rentals & related sales; specializes in NICU babies; available             1774                                                                                 Also serves West LA, Santa Monica, Culver City                                          Private instruction; consults in hospital, office, client’s home, pediatric office,
evenings & weekends. Certified Lamaze Breastfeeding Support Specialist Course          28468 Alder Peak, Santa Clarita, CA 91387-3109                                       Private breastfeeding instruction; consults in hospital, client’s home; available       WIC Center; experienced in hospital setting, NICU / Preterm babies, multiples;
                                                                                       Also serves San Fernando Valley                                                                                                                                              available weekends, evenings.
Instructor.                                                                                                                                                                 Saturdays and evenings.
                                                                                       Private instruction; consults in client’s home, pediatric office; experienced with
The Pump Station 323-469-5300                                                                                                                                               The Breastpump Connection 310-212-6461; 310-779-7943
                                                                                       preterm, multiples & special needs infants; available weekends & evenings.
W. Haldeman, RN, MN, IBCLC, C. Harvey, RN, MS, IBCLC, J. Sacher, RN, MN,                                                                                                    Luanne Rosevear, RN, BS, CLE, LCCE
                                                                                       Will, Emily, RN 661-296-1280
IBCLC                                                                                                                                                                       Breastfeeding classes, prenatal, post partum; consults in hospital, office,
                                                                                       www.yourlactationstation.com
www.Pumpstation.com
1248 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90038
                                                                                       Also serves San Fernando Valley
                                                                                                                                                                            client’s home, pediatric office; breast pump rental & sales, pump delivery;
                                                                                                                                                                            available evenings & weekends.
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                                                                                       Private instruction; consults in client’s home; breast pump sales and rental,
Breastfeeding classes; consults in office & home visits; breast pump rentals &         free delivery within Santa Clarita Valley, breastfeeding supplies; available         Torrance Memorial Medical Center 310-517-4711                                                 Would you wrap
related sales; credit cards accepted; support groups; bras & nursing wear,             evenings and weekends.                                                               3330 Lomita Blvd., Health Links, West Tower, Torrance, CA 90505-5073
baby care products, baby & preemie clothes.                                                                                                                                 Susan Orr, PT, LCCE, CLC, IBCLC; Nancy Kraus, BA, LCCE, CLE                                  her in anything else?
                                                                                                                                                                            Breastfeeding classes prenatal, post partum; $25 consults in clinic Mon. & Sat.
                                                                                                                                                                            310-517-4743, weekends by appt.; breast pump rentals & sales, nursing wear,                         (800) 80-dydee
                                                                                                                                                                            books, baby items; credit cards accepted.
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                                                                   Maternal Safety Means Buckle Up – Correctly!
      by Richard Pass, RN, BS


               T   here are some statistics that just cannot be ignored. One of the most obvi-
     ous is the fact that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for Ameri-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The right way to
     cans from birth to nearly age 40.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              wear your seat belt!
          The question of seat belts for the pregnant mother is one that often needs to be
     brought to light. Some women are concerned about the use of seat belts during preg-
     nancy and thus, choose to go unrestrained - believing that the use of seat belts may
     harm the mother and her fetus. The truth is clear: both you and your baby are far less                                                                                                                           Adjust the lap belt across
     likely to be harmed if you use your seat belt, and do so correctly.                                                                                                                                                your hips/pelvis, and
          Experts in the field of trauma care have established that the leading cause of fetal
     death is due to trauma suffered by the mother. Fetal injuries are closely related to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BELOW your belly.
     cause(s) of the mother’s injuries. Accidents involving head and chest trauma are large-                                                                                                                          NEVER place the lap belt
     ly due to the passenger striking her head and/or chest on the steering wheel, dash-                                                                                                                               above or on your belly.
     board or windshield. A lap belt will protect your lower torso and minimize the risk of
     being thrown from the vehicle.
          Proper placement of seatbelts during pregnancy is the key to preventing serious
     injury. Place the lower part of the lap-shoulder belt under your abdominal bulge, as
     low on your hips as possible, and against your upper thighs. NEVER place the belt
     above your abdomen, as this could cause significant injuries during an accident. Posi-
     tion the upper part of the belt between the breasts and adjust both the upper and lower
     Richard Pass, RN, BS                                  parts of the lap-shoulder belt as snugly as
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                                                           is unsafe to slip the upper part of the belt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                from your neck.
      Richard Pass, RN, BS is an experienced critical care off your shoulder. If the belt system is worn
      nurse and health educator. His company, Save A too loosely or too high on the abdomen this
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    Belly Sprout is now offering a full-service Nursing Nook with Lactation Consult-                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Looking for help through your birth
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                                                                                                                                                                     Doulas and Birth Assistants
                              GROUPS AND SERVICES                                                                                              INDIVIDUALS                                                    Sandra Sohn Jaffe 323-939-0340                                                                          Yvonne Novak 661-254-2069 yvonne@doulawithlove.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Teaching since 1971 (33 years); approx. 100 births; started Lamaze classes program at Cedar-            Happiest Baby on the Block instructor. I have been involved in the birthing community since
B*E*S*T Doula Service 877-I-DOULA-U www.bestdoulas.com                                                     Taffy Allen 562-826-9883 www.cedarbirthservices.com                                                Sinai in 1971; strive to provide most supportive environment for the mother; facilitate with the        the early 80’s. I have lost track over the years as to the number I’ve attended.
                                                                                                           IDONA Certified Birth Doula with Early Childhood Education background. I am also a La              least intervention to support a healthy childbirth; proficient and familiar with hospital procedures.   Aileen Perez 310-547-0989                       www.gentlebirthsdoula.com
B*E*S*T (Birth Empowerment Support Team) Doula Service has supported hundreds of birthing fami-            Leche League Member and support women on getting a good start on breastfeeding.
lies through pregnancy, labor, childbirth and postpartum since 1996. A group of experienced, certified                                                                                                        Jody Jenson 949-369-7607                                                                                DONA trained Birth Doula, trained Hypnobirthing doula. I offer caring, compassionate and con-
doulas with a wide variety of credentials, including HypnoBirthing, Reiki, Birthing From Within,           Andrea Armstrong 818-880-1504 Sacrafmly@aol.com                                                    www.dreamdeliveries.com                                                                                 tinuous labor support, breastfeeding support, lending library and photography of labor and
Spinning Babies, newborn care and more.                                                                    I have been practicing for 9 years as a doula. I have attended over 50 births. I specialize in     I am a (CPSS) Certified Prenatal Support Specialist trained by Birth Wisdom, as well as a               birth. Hablo Español.
                                                                                                           the whole experience from prenatal all the way until the first birthday.                           Childbirth Educator through the Best Birth Childbirth Educator Program. I’ve been in practice           Claudia Perez 323-419-7949 818-271-9737
The Birth Connection 714-525-9900
www.thebirthconnection.com                                                                                 Elizabeth Bachner 310-704-3500 livinglarge10@hotmail.com                                           for five years and have attended 53 births.                                                             www.myspace.com/gentlebirthorg
                                                                                                           I am a doula acupuncturist and apprentice midwife. I believe that the intimacy that conceived      Beverly Keye 323-630-2911                                                                               I have been attending births since 1994;both as a Doula/Labor Coach/Patient Advocate as a
Providing Birth Doulas and Postpartum Doulas. The Birth Connection exists to provide products and          the baby should bring the baby into the world. I view birth to be a team effort including the                                                                                                              Midwife assistant when needed. Playing an important part of the liaison between doctors and
services that support parents during the childbearing years. We believe that every transition into par-                                                                                                       compassionatesoul@gmail.com
                                                                                                           doctor and partner. I have a lot of respect for doctors and hospitals and makes sure every         DONA certified. This is a dedication to my mom. I am a doula because I love the female spirit           patients, I believe in natural births.
enthood is unique and strive to support parent’s healthy choices.
                                                                                                           choice during childbirth is an empowered choice.                                                   and love to support and help women. I have a holistic loving approach                                   Caitlin Meg Philips 310-838-8399 www.changeworlds.com
Chapman Family Center 310-453-5144                                                                         Quincy J Bates 760-228-1011 DoulaCareQ@aol.com                                                     Julie Knaack 818-784-3700 jknaack@earthlink.net                                                         72 Births. Certified Doula w/Doula Birth Partners of Los Angeles, Certified Hypnotherapist,
Chapman doulas undergo rigorous training at our center for 27 hours before earning certification as a      I have been a doula for 9+ years. See “Doula Care Services” for more info.                         I’m a UCLA CLE, CD (DONA) & LVN. Have attended more than 50 births and helped more                      Certified Hypnobirthing, Childbirth Educator, Certified Massage Therapist. Teach Hypnobirthing
birth or postpartum doula. Unlike sole practitioners, our doulas attend monthly educational meetings to    Amanda Blake 310-383-9038 amanda@greenark.org                                                      than 120 new parents transition into parenthood with PP care. I offer experience, mature                Childbirth Prep Group Classes-for five weeks, three hours a week.
continuously learn, exchange information and offer one another support. There is a wide range of fees.     BFA, Certified birth doula, certified lactation educator (UCLA), Certified prenatal yoga instuc-   judgement and a quirky sense of humor.                                                                  Lysa Quealy 310-831-5700 www.laharborhealthgroup.com
Doula Care 760-228-1011                                                                                    tor (Golden Bridge), Midwife assistant experience in birth in all settings. Calming and gentle     Rena’ Koerner (Ward)  Integrative Childbirth Services                                                   I am pending DONA certification for birth doula. I am also a trained massage therapist (since
                                                                                                           guidance to help you tap into your innter well of timeless wisdom.                                 562.925.6948 www.integrativechildbirth.com                                                              1994), and offer pregnancy massage. My service is focused on support and the individual
I have been a doula for 9+ years, attended more than 30 births. I am the mother of six children: 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                              IBringing Knowledge and Compassion to the Birthing Place                                                needs of each person. At LA Harbor Health Group we also offer chiropractic services.
vaginal birth, 2 cesarean sections and 3 VBAC’s. I am also CA State Coordinator for Operation Special      Carmen Bornn-Gilman 818-344-1551
Delivery.                                                                                                  Doula/Massage/Monitrice Services                                                                   Providing Childbirth Education, Happiest Baby on the Block Classes, Labor Doula Support for             Linda Rose 818-994-7809 honsucklerose@aol.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                              over 8 years and Labor Doula Trainer (www.cappa.net).                                                   "The Baby Guru" DONA certified postpartum doula and newborn and infant specialist. BA
Full Moon Childbirth Education and Support Services                                                         I have 17 years experience as a Doula, and have attended hundreds of births. I am a certified
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      degree in Early Childhood Education. Also teach pre and post natal yoga classes.
626-388-2191          http://www.support4birth.com                                                         Pregnancy Massage Instructor. Birthing From Within & Hypnosis For Birth Classes                    Candace Leach, LM, CPM 562-272-4541
                                                                                                                                                                                                              www.birthgoddess.com jknaack@earthlink.net                                                              Tara Stivers 805-504-3920 www.intuitiondoula.com
Cordelia Satterfield Hanna, BA, CCE, CBA. Certified Childbirth Educator. Certified Birth Assistant         Darla Burns 661-294-5009                                                                                                                                                                                   I have been a birth doula since 2005 and also teach prenatal yoga classes. I support women
                                                                                                           www.douladarla.com                                                                                 A Licensed Midwife and Certified Doula with over 11 years experience attending 400+ births.
Gentle Choice Birth & Parenthood Support 949-300-0291                                                                                                                                                         Renee Mandala 310-729-4542 fullcirclebirth.com                                                          in achieving their definition of a positive birth experience.
                                                                                                           I have 15 years experience. I am also a postpartum doula, Infant Massage Instructor and
www.ocdoulas.com                                                                                                                                                                                              Providing newborn lactation support-trained with UCLA lactation program. Postpartum doula               Bunny Slaughter 714-220-0968 bunnythedoula.com
                                                                                                           Happiest Baby on the Block Instructor. I am passionate about birth and babies!
                                                                                                                                                                                                              for 8 years. Also certified as birth doula (currently not accepting births).                            Bunny’s Postpartum Doula Care, North Orange County/LongBeach. DONA certified 2000.
Gentle Choices Childbirth and Parenthood Support is operated by a group of passionate women who            Keri Claussen 323-371-2787 keri_claussen@sbcglobal.net
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ana Markel 818-822-9568 apmarkel@aol.com                                                                Specializing newborn care & assisting families during the first weeks home. Providing both
are committed to providing you with the best service you can find including birth and postpartum           I have been a DONA trained birth doula for just under a year and have attended 8 births. I am
doula services, childbirth education, lactation education and infant massage instruction.                                                                                                                     I am a mother of 4 children, first 2 born by cesarean followed by 2 VBAC’s. I believe in giving         emotional support, practical advice, breastfeeding help. Specialize twins, triplets. Preparing
                                                                                                           also a postpartum doula and am honored and proud to be able to provide uninterrupted sup-                                                                                                                  meals and light household needs. Happiest Baby Educator. bunnythedoula@yahoo.com
Head First-Doula Services 323-240-6002                                                                     port to the new families I serve. In addition, I am a massage technician and am also trained       parents information to make their own decisions. I provide labor support for the birth that
                                                                                                                                                                                                              they chose. I am also a childbirth educator                                                             Carole Thorpe 949-380-1681 carolethorpe@cox.net
www.headfirstdoulas.net                                                                                    in HypBirth method.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mother of 4, Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis instructor, certified hypnotherapist, doula
A West Los Angeles based company, offering a birth and postpartum doula registry. Classes (Child           Sue Coffman 714-744-6932 doulasue@yahoo.com                                                        Cheri Masek 323-222-8443 aperfect10doula@earthlink.net                                                  (DONA), lactation educator/counselor(UCSD), CPR-professional rescuer, neonatal resuscita-
birth prep, Breastfeeding, Newborn Care, Happiest Baby and C-birth Prep) and Support group. Been in        Providing labor support since 1993, became certified in 1996, became a Bradley instructor          Birth doula since 2000, 85 births, lactation support, some postpartum, "welcoming life gen-             tion certified, assisted at 350 births-home, birth center and hospitals.
business since 2003 and growing.                                                                           (along with my husband Ron) in 2000, and have a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology (Chapman 2007).     tly"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rená Ward 562-925-6948                        www.integrativechildbirth.com
Joy In Birthing 310-435-6054 joyinbirthing.com                                                             Tabare Depaep, J.D., Esq. 818-679-0947 www.doulablebirth.com                                       Kimberly Mathews 661-547-0130 mathewseven@msn.com                                                       “Bringing Knowledge and Compassion to the Birthing Place” Providing Childbirth Education,
                                                                                                           I am a certified labor doula and attorney working on informed consent and refusal issues for       I am a mother of five, a certified doula (DONA)                                                         Happiest Baby on the Block Classes, Labor Doula Support for over 8 years and Labor Doula
We provide birth and postpartum doula services with emphasis on painless childbirth through hypno-         pregnant moms. doulablebirth@gmail.com. Free consultations.                                        Lindsey Matthews 949-300-0291 www.ocdoulas.com
sis. We are lactation specialists, massage therapists and gourmet chefs-live in and night.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Trainer (www.cappa.net)
                                                                                                           Shelia C. Feldman 818-346-2467 lotusmoonbirth.com                                                  I am a DONA certified doula, a certified childbirth educator and will be an international board         Michele Weatherford 661-713-1256 yourbirthyourway@aol.com
Love the Belly Doulas 323-662-4200 www.lovethebelly.com                                                    I am a DONA Int. certified birth doula. I have had two beautiful birth experiences of my own       certified lactation consultant in July. I feel that any woman who is given courage and encour-          I have been practicing since 2001. I am a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth and
LTB is recognized in hospitals,birth centers and home birth practices throughout as professional labor     and I have been helping families with their births since 2002. I have training in massage,         agement will have a truly satisfying birth experience.                                                  Lactation Educator and a teen support specialist.
support. We’re the 1st center with a location (Silverlake) that caters to the pre -post natal woman’s      breastfeeding, and hypnosis for childbirth.                                                        Madalyn Morris, ICCE, CLEC 323-244-3912 www.OneWithChild.com                                            Jerry Whiting 909-553-5344                        www.homebirth-only.com
needs: acupuncture, massage, herbs, chiropractic, midwives, pilates, yoga and support groups               Laura Fonts 909-717-3879 lfdoula@aol.com                                                           Lamaze- Bradley. ICEA Certified. Personable, compassionate and reliable service focused on              Six years as a homebirth midwife, 400 homebirths. I do VBAC,s breeches and twins.
Supportive Doula Services 818-994-6800 supportivedoula.com                                                 I have been a doula for five years. I feel that empowerment is most important. If I can help in    your individual needs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Anna Quinn Wilson 310-372-3737                             anna@annadoula.com
Hypnosis, Reiki, and massage are all included in labor support services. Margie has attended over 60       anyway I will.                                                                                     Yana Katzap-Nackman 323-240-6002 www.headfirst.info                                                     Birth and postpartum doula, certified childbirth and lactation educator, Reiki practitioner,
births and has been in practice for three years.                                                           Barbara Joan Grubman 818-884-6236                                                                  For the past two years I’ve been very busy with creating my own company Headfirst. I am a               diploma in homeopathy with 30 years labor and delivery experience as a Registered Nurse.
                                                                                                           bgrubman@sbcglobal.net                                                                             certified DONA birth doula and I am in the process of completing my postpartum doula certi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              fication. I am SoCal’s State Rep for DONA. I am a midwife assistant and a certified Happiest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Carolyn Wolfberg 310-923-8444                         carolynla@earthlink.net
                                                                                                           During ten years as a doula, I have loved being a constant support for a birthing woman and                                                                                                                10 years experience. Worked 7 years at Cedars-Sinai in the nursery. I am " in love " and pas-
                                                                                                           her family. My business name, CALMING Presence Doula Service says it all.                          Baby Instructor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sionate about Birth, Babies and Beyond, therefore the name of the business. Births -over 30.
                                                                                                           Mireille Halley Ordinary Miracles 562-537-9442                                                     Rebecca Noel 760-486-4298 www.wombtowalk.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                              My goal is to fully support you through pregnancy and childbirth by providing information,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Leticia Yuzefpolsky 818.482.0919 www.primadoula.com
                                                                                                           birth@ordinary-miracles.com                                                                                                                                                                                Offering birth and postpartum support. I am a DONA trained birth doula. A CAPPA certified
                                                                                                                                                                                                              physical comfort and encouragement. I have been a Doula for one year. I have attended ten births.
                                                                                                           Offering Breastfeeding and Childbirth Classes, Birth Doula Services, belly casting and                                                                                                                     postpartum doula and have over 15 years of infant/childcare experience. I would be honored
                                                                                                                                                                                                              I offer belly casting, infant massage and private childbirth education sessions in your home.
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                        Motherhood Consortium                                                     Breastfeeding Task Force of                           Orange County Breastfeeding Coalition
                                                                                                      Southern California                           The Orange County Breastfeeding Coalition’s
                                   Dr. Diana Lynn Barnes, Psy.D., M.F.T. of the Center for             2010 Workshops                               goal is to educate, advocate, and facilitate
                               Postpartum Health, has established The Motherhood Consor-                                                            families, health care providers, government,
                               tium to help bring together those dedicated to supporting       Wednesday, March 17, 2010                            businesses, employers, educational institu-
                               mothers and their babies so that an open dialogue about the     Topic TBA                                            tions, and the public-at-large in the support
                               issues most challenging and relevant to the field can be dis-   Hospital Medical Center, Leavy Hall,                 and promotion of breastfeeding.
                                                                                               Los Angeles                                                            Join today!
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     Meetings are held Friday mornings from 8:30am to 10:30am at the Braemar                   Friday, April 16, 2010                               www.ocbreastfeedingcoalition.org
Country Club in Tarzana. The Consortium hopes to offer presentations about father-             Postpartum Depression:                               For additional info call: 714.242.1633
hood, obstetrics, women’s reproductive health as it relates to psychiatry, nutrition and       Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC
alternative medicines, as well as the role of community based support networks for new                                                                    Doula Association of Southern
                                                                                               Torrance Memorial Medical Center,
parents and so much more.                                                                                                                                       California (DASC)
                                                                                               Torrance                                               Connected with other members in your
     It is the Consortium’s hope that The Motherhood Consortium will be an inclu-                                                                   area. To find out when the Circle Meeting is
sive community of individuals who provide care and nurturing for mothers and their             Saturday, May 22, 2010
                                                                                                                                                      in your area go to www.dascdoulas.org
babies either through education, enrichment or social/emotional support. Anyone                Topic TBA
                                                                                               Providence Holy Cross Medical Center,                DASC offers doulas companionship, education,
offering professional services to mothers and their babies is encouraged to attend —                                                                     networking, and professional affiliation.
                                                                                               Mission Hills
from mommy & me to preschool teachers to music or sign language educators, from                                                                     for membership info go to www.dascdoulas.org
lactation specialists to postpartum doulas and midwives, from physical therapists and          Friday, July 16, 2010                                          or call 877-4-A-DOULA
speech therapists to parenting experts.                                                        Christina Smillie, MD
     Here is a list of upcoming meetings:                                                      Long Beach Memorial Medical Center,                              Birthing From Within
NOV 20 Understanding the Emotional                                                             Long Beach                                           Learn more about BIRTHING FROM
                                                                                                                                                    WITHIN workshops for birth-related profes-
   Dilemmas of Twin Births
                                                                                               Info on upcoming workshops and brochure              sionals at: www.birthingfromwithin.com
   Joan Friedman, Ph.D., author of Emotionally                                                 and registration forms available online:
   Healthy Twins                                                                               www.BreastfeedLA.org                                         Childbirth and Postpartum
JAN 29 Mending Precarious Links:                                                               click on Upcoming Seminars.                              Professional Association (CAPPA)
   Parents & Infants in the NICU                                                                                310.792.0990                        2010 Childbirth Education and Labor Doula
   Vladimir Lipovetsky, M.D., Psy.D., FIPA & Julie                                                                                                         Trainer Certification Courses
   McCaig, Ph.D., FIPA; Thrive Infant
   Family Program
                                                                                                   CPR-First-Aid                                          Antepartum Doula Training
                                                                                                                                                          Childbirth Educator Training
                                                                                                            Training for                                  Postpartum Doula Training
MAR 19 Neurodevelopmental Assessment
                                                                                                    Parents & Care Providers                          For more details visit www.cappa.net or
   of the Newborn
   Claudia Kerns, Pediatric Physical Therapist and
                                                                                                       In-Home Instruction                                      call 909-980-8062
                                                                                                                                                                  www.cappa.net
   Certified Instructor of Infant Massage                                                           by Experienced R.N.-Educator
MAY 21 Reflective Parenting 101                                                                              (818) 344-1442                                       Make a difference in
   Paulene Popek, Ph.D., co-director the Reflective                                                Courses in Spanish Offered                                  someone’s birth experience.
   Parenting Program,Wright Institute LA                                                         on the web @                                              UCLA Extension Lactation
For more information contact:                                                                    Savealittlelife.com                                          Educator/Consultant
Dr. Diana Lynn Barnes, Psy.D., M.F.T.                                                                                                                       Training Courses in 2010
   or Cathy Doré, M.A., M.F.T.I                                                                                                                     UCLA Lactation Educator Training Program
(818) 887-1312 ext. 2                                                                                                                               For additional information and registration,
   cdore@postpartumhealth.com                                                                                                                        contact Linda Polin at 310.825.7093 or
                                                                                                                                                       visit www.uclaextension.edu/healthsci
                                                                                                                                                          Richard Pass, RN, “Save A Little Life”
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