Beautiful Beginnings supports local organizations and is a member of the Postpartum Health Alliance and the San Diego Breastfeeding Coalition.

Our doulas are well trained in other support services for your birth, parenting, and health related resources. Below is a list of doulas and their speciality. Please click on their name under Our Doulas to contact them directly:

Michell Adelson:  Infant massage instructor

Nova Bella Conte: Certified placenta encapsulation specialist, private childbirth education, birth photography

Diana Kay: Childbirth educator, Speaks Spanish, Acupressure protocol trained, massage, Hypnosis doula

Beth Machado: Speaks Portuguese

Stacey Scarborough: Childbirth educator

Jenn Smith: Hypnobirthing childbirth educator, placenta encapsulation

Jema Sturtevant: Speaks Spanish

Marjorie Strafford: Massage therapist

Leilani Wilde: IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), placenta encapsulation

Alyssa McPerson: IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)

Book Recommendations | Breastfeeding | Childbirth | Doula Organizations

Parenting | Professional Perinatal Sites | Other Resources


Family reading

Book Recommendations

The Baby Book by Dr. Sears

The Baby Sleep Book by Dr. Sears

Birth Matters by Ina May Gaskin

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

The Doula Book by Marshall H. Klaus

Easy Labor by William Camann & Kathryn Alexander

The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Baby by Dr. Marc Weissbluth

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg

Sleeping through the Night by Jodi Mindell

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin


La Leche League International

San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition


Baby Center



Birthing from Within

Bradley Method

Lamaze International

International Cesarean Awareness Network

International Childbirth Education Association

DONA FoundersDoula Organizations

DONA International

North County Doulas

Preparing the Parents

Doulas Association of Southern California


Dr. Sears

Baby Sign Language Basics

Happy Healthy Hip Parenting

Honoring Families | Supporting Parents | Enriching Relationships

Professional Perinatal Sites

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses

American Academy of Pediatrics

Centers for Disease Control

Other Resources

Seat Belt Safe USA

Seat Check

Articles on Sleep Issues

Operation Special Delivery – offers free doula services to moms with deployed partners

ENT Dentistry (“tongue tie” procedure)

Dr. Ochi tel:(858)792.4800
477 North El Camino Real – Suite C303
Encinitas, California 92024

Dr. Seth Pransky at Children’s
3030 Children’s Way
Ste. 402
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 309-7701
Fax: (858) 966-8038

Dr. Eyla Boies at UCSD Pediatrics
7910 Frost st sd 619-496-4800

Dr. Sacker at Kaiser Pediatrics

Dr. James Jesse

Dr. Jean Chan
260 E. Chase Ave Suite #101 EC

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