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Well Baby Center has sponsored this guide to other local classes, workshops and counseling services found on the westside of Los Angeles. We hope you will find it useful. If anything is outdated or not listed, please let our webmaster know! Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birth and Beyond
Childbirth education and support center which offers a variety of classes for pregnant women and new mothers including: birth education (Bradley method) classes, infant care, infant CPR, Parenting with the Brain in Mind, Mommie Brain (a writing course for pregnant women). Also offers labor and doula services, breast-feeding/lactation support and a Mom's connection group (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 www.cedars-sinai.com/prenatal
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
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
Outside the Box for Babies
Offers developmental playgroups for babies and parents with an emphasis on cognitive development through multisensory learning -- specifically using music. Groups held at parents' homes (throughout the Westside and other areas). Classes for children with special needs also available. The founder is a doula who provides midwife and doula services as well.
The Sanctuary Birth and Family Wellness Center
Midwifery services, lactation consultation,and support groups.
11965 Venice Blvd, Suite 209
Los Angeles, CA 90066
The Pump Station
Resource center for breast-feeding 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
Well Baby Center
Mindful Pregnancy & Childbirth Classes - Stay connected with your body, mind, and spirit throughout your pregnancy and during your child’s birth. Gain tools to remain united with your partner throughout this physically and emotionally challenging experience. Discover a sense of security and of being in charge -- whether you choose a hospital or home birth.
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
Kundalini yoga studio offering prenatal yoga classes and Mommy and Me yoga.
1535 South Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035
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 www.yosan.edu/community-clinic/
If there is an activity or service offered within the geographic boundaries of the Westside that is not listed, please send an e-mail to: email@example.com and we will add you to our listings. Thank you!