Community Resources for "Planning, Pregnancy and Birth"

Well Baby Center has sponsored this westside guide so parents can know about other local classes, workshops and counseling services offered around town.

   Well Baby Center                                                                                                                                            Low fee parent education and post partum counseling support center for pregnant women, new mothers, fathers and  families including Baby Care, breastfeeding support, Mindful Parenting, and Attachment Parenting    well as free drop-in play time every morning from 10 am - 12 noon. 12316 Venice Blvd, Mar Vista, CA 90066.                310.402.2229  

Birth and Beyond
Childbirth education and support center which offers a variety of classes for pregnant women and new mothers including labor and doula services, breastfeeding support and a mom's connection group (social support for mothers).1750 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 206 Santa Monica, CA 90405


Birthplace at Santa Monica/UCLA Medical Center
The hospital has an educational program for prenatal and postpartum issues including: breastfeeding, childbirth preparation, Infant CPR and Safety, Sibling Preparation, Baby Care, and Mother-Infant Support Groups.
1250 16th St. Santa Monica, CA 90404

Campion Counseling Center
Under the umbrella of the Ocean Park Community Center, this counseling center offers mental health services including assessment and counseling for children and families and expecting parents. Programs include Playroom Therapy for children 4 years and older where they learn to express themselves and increase their self-esteem.
1453 16th St. Santa Monica, CA 90404

Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Prenatal Education
This department of Cedars-Sinai Hospital offers prenatal and parenting classes ranging from infant care to breastfeeding. Open to the community -- you do not have to be delivering at Cedars to take these classes.
8700 Beverly Blvd., Rm 3623, Los Angeles, CA 90048                                                                         

Doulas of North America 
Doulas of North America is an international non-profit organization for birth and postpartum doulas. On their contact page, DONA offers a comprehensive search tool to locate a doula for your birth.
P.O. Box 626, Jasper, IN 47547

La Leche League of Los Angeles
Non-profit organization that provides education, information, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. Offers support groups and services led by experienced mothers who have breastfed. The warmline is for questions regarding lactation.
310.454.2251  Warm Line: 310.285.9393

Our House
Grief support groups for adults and children who have experienced the death of a loved one.
1663 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90025

The Sanctuary Birth and Family Wellness Center
Midwifery services, lactation consultation, and support groups.

11965 Venice Blvd, Suite 307
Los Angeles, CA 90066                                                                                                                               

The Pump Station
Resource center for breastfeeding mothers including breast pump rentals, parenting classes, and lactation support services.
2415 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90403

Santa Monica Yoga
Yoga studio offering pre and postnatal classes.                                                                                               310.396.4040                                                                                                                                                      1640 Ocean Park Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405

Hotline and shelter for battered women and their children.
1453 16th St. Santa Monica, CA 90404

Thrive Infant-Family Program                                    This program consists of psychoanalysts and psychotherapists who provide education for expectant families, prenatal groups, and support groups for parents of premature or critically ill infants.  310.464.0864

UCLA Nurse Midwifery Associates
This organization provides nurse midwives for prenatal care, labor/delivery, and postpartum care for low-risk pregnancies.
310.825.5172 or 310.794.4434
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 430 LA, CA 90095

Venice Family Clinic/Venice Family Health Center/Venice Family Clinic Wellness Center
Clinic provides mental health, parent-child groups, and childcare services to low-income families. Programs include: Women's Health, Children First, and Pediatric Child Development. Women's Health focuses on prenatal care, while Children First is a comprehensive child development program and the Pediatric Child Development program offers tailored case management to children and families in need.
604 Rose Ave. Venice, CA 90291

Vista Del Mar's Family Services of Santa Monica
Includes counseling for children and families as well as parenting education classes and placement services. Medi-Cal accepted.
3200 Motor Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90034

Westside Pregnancy Clinic
A resource center for men and women in unplanned pregnancy situations. Offers parenting support, pregnancy workshops, and a fatherhood program.
11500 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 570 Los Angeles, CA 90064

Women's Physical Therapy
Physical therapy center for prenatal and postpartum women. Hypnobirthing groups, lactation instruction and baby care. Also offers a wide range of perinatal services including: massage, pool exercise, and prenatal and postpartum pilates and yoga. Insurance accepted.
900 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 315 Santa Monica, CA 90401

Whole Body Momma
Providing nurturing massage experiences designed to pamper the expectant mother and baby. Their massages are specificaly tailored to relieve the strains and stresses unique to a pregnant woman's body. They provide prenatal and postpartum massages and also provide in-home treatments.  
15219 Sunset Blvd. Suite #203, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Yoga West
Kundalini yoga studio offering prenatal yoga classes and Mommy and Me yoga.
1535 South Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035

Yoga Works
 Westside yoga studio with multiple locations offering prenatal classes and Mommy and Me yoga  classes.
 2215 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405                                                                                                                 1426  Montana Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90403  
15327 Sunset Blvd. Pacific Palisades, CA 90272


Yo San University Clinic
Yo San University Clinic provides effective, low-cost treatment for a wide variety of ailments that may occur during pregnancy and postpartum using acupuncture and other healing properties of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
13315 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90066
For more information call 310.577.3000 or TOLL FREE 1.877.YOSAN4U  

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