Affiliates

Acupuncture

Nikoo

Nikoo Saleh Kasmai, M.S., L.Ac.
Guest House Acupuncture
110 La Casa Via, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
guesthouseacupuncture.com
925-567-3337

Nikoo Saleh Kasmai is a California Board Certified acupuncturist and herbalist, and licensed to practice as a primary care provider. In 2013 Nikoo completed Birth Doula training at Natural Resources in San Francisco, which enhanced her skills to provide compassionate and informed care during pregnancy and labor. She is trained in obstetric acupuncture.

Nikoo is a general practitioner, with specialties that include pregnancy and labor support, gynecological and urinary conditions such as chronic UTIs and painful bladder syndrome, yeast and bacterial imbalances, and cancer support.

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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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Stacy Hattori, CD(DONA), IBCLC
Tri Valley Doula & Lactation, LLC

(925) 413-6328
TriValleyDoula.com
Yelp
Stacy@TriValleyDoula.com

Stacy has been supporting women before, during, and after birth professionally since 2007. She is a Licensed Lactation Consultant, Certified Birth Doula with DONA International, Le Leche Leader, DONA International member and past SPAR, Evidence Based Birth Instructor and active community volunteer. Stacy offers in-home consultation and breastfeeding support. She is based in Livermore, and will travel anywhere within the East Bay.

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

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

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.

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Body Love Cafe

Dr. Brandy Mychals, DC
Body Love Cafe

(925) 788-6300
3093 Citrus Cir., #125
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
www.bodylovecafe.com
Facebook
drbrandy@bodylovecafe.com

Love your body. Heal your mind. Feed your soul.
Body Love Cafe offers chiropractic care, massage therapy, nutritional health support and coaching, and energy work.

Yoga Instructors