Affiliates

Acupuncture

Anna

Anna Ritner, MS, L.Ac.
Bloom Retreat
1444 S Main St., Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
www.annaritner.com
facebook.com/annaritnerlac
Instagram: anna_ritner_acupuncture
annaritnerlac@gmail.com
(925)269-7283

Anna Ritner is a California-state Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist specializing in women's health. She has four years of training in both Western & Eastern medicine, and received additional post-graduate training in China, focusing in obstetrics and digestive health. Utilizing acupuncture, herbs, bodywork, nutrition counseling and lifestyle guidance, she assists women with fertility, hormonal balance, pre-conception, pregnancy, and post-natal care.

A trained birth doula and a placenta encapsulation specialist, Anna is passionate about helping women flourish physically and emotionally through pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.

Belly Art

Childbirth Educators

Susan

Susan Jessee, CD, CBE (AAHCC)
Embrace Birth

Bradleybirth.com/susanjessee
ModestoDoulaGroup.com/cbe3.html
Facebook.com/embracebirthsj
embracebirthsj@gmail.com
(209) 227-4787

Susan teaches Bradley Childbirth classes which are designed to educate you and your partner about what is happening with your body and baby during pregnancy and delivery. Bradley teaches you how to work with your body through relaxation and positioning so that you can work toward your goal of natural childbirth. The ultimate goal is: HEALTHY MOTHER, HEALTHY BABY, HEALTHY FAMILY! Classes are once per week for 10 weeks.

Private and group classes are available in the East Bay, Tri-Valley, Delta Valley, and San Joaquin and northern Stanislaus counties.

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BayBee

Jenny Bare, CD(CAPPA), CCCE, CLE, CHES
Bay Bee Birth Services

baybeebirthservices.com
Facebook
baybeebirthservices@gmail.com
(925) 381-9563

Jenny offers a general Childbirth Preparation course, that can be customized to the clients' individual birth wishes. Newborn Care and Breastfeeding Education classes are also available. All of Jenny's classes are founded on non-biased principles and evidence-based information to help the birthing mother and her support team to make individual, well-informed and confident choices. Jenny has provided Childbirth Education to 250+ families and has personally supported birthing families in many birthing scenarios and outcomes.

Private and group classes are available in Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda counties.

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Life Love Belly

Kristina Duncan, M.Ed, CCE(AAHCC)
Live Love Belly

lifelovebelly.com
Facebook
lifelovebellykmd@gmail.com
(510) 210-3792

Prepare your body. Prepare your mind. Know your options. Get your partner involved.

Kristina offers 12-week natural birth preparation classes (Bradley Method), private birth classes, and 6-week birth classes.

Serving Concord/PHill/WC/Martinez and greater East Bay Area.

Chiropractors

Body Love Cafe

Body Love Cafe
3093 Citrus Cir., #125
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Contact Dr. Brandi at (925) 788-6300
DrBrandy@BodyLoveCafe.com

LOVE YOUR BODY. HEAL YOUR MIND. FEED YOUR SOUL.

Dr. Brandi offers body work, nutrition, and functional medicine care.

Lactation Consultants

Paula

Paula Santi, IBCLC

PaulaSanti.com
paula.santi.lc@gmail.com
(510) 750-2255

Paula offers in-home consultation and breastfeeding support. She is based in Walnut Creek, California and will travel anywhere within a 30-minute drive.

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Serena

Serena Meyer, RN, IBCLC

bayareabreastfeedingsupport.com/
serenemother@gmail.com
(510) 612-4000

Serena Meyer, RN, IBCLC is in private practice as a Lactation Consultant and travels through out the Bay Area. Her business is set up to provide you with dynamic and comforting lactation support. She offers consults that are solution oriented, unbiased, and done in the comfort of your own home. She have extended hours in the evening for working parents.

She can help make your first experience with your baby a relaxing and bonding experience, the way you want it to be! Serena is easy to talk to, warm and open- without judgement. She'll work on getting your comfortable and back onto the road of success!

As part of your health care team, She offers her experience in dealing with common and complex difficulties!

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JaiMa Birth

Justina Nazario-Johnson, CD, CLC

Jaimabirth.com
jaimabirth@yahoo.com
(310) 999-9731

Justina is a dedicated Birth worker that works hard to make mamas & families feel safe & at ease. She's passionate about providing evidence-based education, love and support. As part of your health care team, Justina offers her experience in dealing with common and complex difficulties!

Serving Martinez, Brentwood, Walnut Creek, Oakland, Pleasanton.

Midwives

Placenta Processing

Teri
Teri Nava-Anderson, PhD, CD(DONA)
HarmonyDoula.com/placenta.html
Teri@HarmonyDoula.com
Facebook | Yelp
(408) 391-7797

Traditionally, placenta capsules have been used to help balance hormones, enhance milk supply, increase energy, combat fatigue, as well as promote quicker healing and recovery after birth, decrease instances of postpartum depression, increase iron levels, and shorten postpartum bleeding time.

Teri offers both traditional steamed and raw placenta preparations, tinctures, essences, healing salves. She also offers custom blended essential oils for massage, and hand blended herbal teas for pregnancy, postpartum and lactation, as well as sitz baths.

Photographers

Caitlin

Cailtin Harley
CaitlinHarley.com
birth@caitlinharley.com
(925) 391-4628

Caitlin specializes in birth photography. Capturing the birth of a child is an experience like no other. Some images you will hold close and cherish for your own private collection. Many will be shared with your friends and family. She provides an assortment of each, and can also design your birth announcement and create a slideshow.

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Laurel Z

Laurel Z Photography
LaurelZPhotography.com
info@laurelzphotography.com
(925) 890-2903

Laurel is a natural light photographer based out of the East Bay. She loves capturing all the amazing moments in life for her clients. She feels very lucky to be a part of her clients lives and to be able to bring them joy through her art.

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Life Love Belly

Kristina Duncan, M.Ed, CCE(AAHCC)
Live Love Belly

lifelovebelly.com
Facebook
lifelovebellykmd@gmail.com
(510) 210-3792

Offering documentary birth photography and lifestyle newborn, baby, and family portraits. Visit Kristina's website for more info!

Serving Concord/PHill/WC/Martinez and greater East Bay Area.

Retail Shops

Small Talk Family Cafe

Small Talk Family Cafe
1536 Newell Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Small Talk Family Cafe.com
facebook.com/SmallTalkFamilyCafe
(925) 954-7468

Small Talk Family Cafe is an indoor play space and cafe in Walnut Creek where parents and caregivers can linger over coffee, tea or a bite to eat while their babies and young children can explore and interact in a safe and welcoming environment.

Sleep Consultants

Love to Sleep

LOVE TO SLEEP CONSULTING
Beth Hammond
http://doulabeth.com/Sleep___Fussy_Babies.php
(925) 330-4567

Providing sleep consulting and Fussy Baby Solutions. Solving baby and toddler sleep issues. Helping parents get a good night's sleep for over 20 years.

In home and telephone and Skype consultations available.

Therapists (Mental Health)

Therapists (Massage / Physical Health)

Pelvic Health

Melinda Fontaine
Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center

(510) 922-9836
3031 Telegraph Ave #144, Berkeley, CA 94705
www.pelvicpainrehab.com
Facebook melinda@pelvicpainrehab.com

Melinda sees people for all pelvic and peripartum complaints including urinary, bowel, or sexual dysfunction and pain. She commonly treats diastasis recti, pubic symphysis pain, painful sex, incontinence, prolapse, tailbone pain, and pelvic girdle pain.

Yoga Instructors

Michaela

Michaela Kissinger
AbundantZestForLife.com
AbundantZestForLife@gmail.com

Michaela is a graduate from Clayton Horton's 200 hour Ashtanga Yoga teacher training (Greenpath Yoga, San Francisco, CA) and Deborah Jordan's Bodhi Baby Yoga teacher training. She has been teaching pre/postnatal yoga since 2004.

Michaela’s pre- and postnatal yoga classes are more than physical exercise and stretching. Her passion is to empower and educate women to experience a wholesome pregnancy, healthy, natural birth with no or minimal intervention and quick recovery by using a wide range of tools such as yoga asana, breath work, guided meditation, power of intention and intuitive nurturing of body, mind and spirit.