Family readingBeautiful 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:


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

relax-doula-1024x682The 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


Leilani Wilde: IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)
Breastfeeding Fixers and Wellness Center
2667 Camino Del Rio South Ste. 201 San Diego, 92108

Alyssa McPherson, IBCLC

Heather Shabestari, IBCLC, BS
Breastfeeding Consultants of San Diego, LLC
Office: 619-677-2730

San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition

La Leche League International


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

10kddfAmerican Academy of Pediatrics

Centers for Disease Control

International Cesarean Awareness Network

Other Resources

Seat Belt Safe USA

Seat Check

Articles on Sleep Issues

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

Wellness Services



Nick Olow, MS, L.Ac.
AcuMassage Therapy Center
Specializing in Pregnancy Care, Labor Promotion for Overdue Mothers, Postpartum care, and Pain Management
Located in North Park
(619) 405-5282

Reproductive Wellness
Specializing in Natural Fertility and Reproductive Health support. Treating every aspect of women’s health, from pregnancy care, labor inducement, pain management or postpartum care; to infertility, advance maternal age or menstrual disorders.
With offices in Mission Valley, Sorrento Valley and Temecula
(858) 381-2281

Gayle Kildebeck, L.Ac.
North Park Acupucture
Located in North Park
(619) 294-6616

Dr. Brent Keime, L.Ac.



World of Wellness Chiropractic

Located in El Cajon
(619) 938-1800

Gerken Chiropractic
Located in South Bay
(619) 422-3088

Good Vibrations Chiropractic
Located in Kensington
(619) 281-1234

Pure Life Wellness 
3503 4th Ave. SD San Diego 92103

Vitality Chiropractic
3900 5th Ave. Ste. 230 San Diego 92103

Dr. Brandey Dollens, Family Chiropractor
7777 Alvarado Rd. Ste 712 La Mesa, CA 91942

Dr. Stephanie Williams, Pediatric and Pregnancy specialist
Pacific Beach

Dr. Leigh Caulk

We Love Acupuncture: Dr. Brent Keime, Lac, MSTOM, Dipl.O.M.
Mission Gorge-San Diego
North County:  4-S Ranch area


Midwives & Birth Centers

Midwives Coalition of Greater San Diego

List of local midwives and birth centers in San Diego County



Baby Garten Studio
Our mission is to provide a place for families in South Park and the surrounding communities to gather, learn, and make lasting friendships as they grow in their parenting journey together. We strive to offer classes from San Diego’s very best practitioners in one beautiful, comfortable, convenient location.

Jen Varela
Certified Gentle Sleep Coach
Sugar Night Night
Helping Families Have Sweet Sleep

Thrive Momma:  Help and Guidance for moms going back to work

Elaine McGhee


Parent Coaching

Parent Alliance
Twitter: @AParentAlliance

Adriana Covell

Mom’s Empowerment Coach


Baby Foot

Dog Training

Bethany Cunningham, CPDT-KA
Dog Behavior & Training | Photography
(818) 427-7729


Photography Services

Nova Bella Conte
Birth Photographer
(619) 398-5683

Vuefinder Photography
Catie Stephens

Ann Collins

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Placenta Services

Nova Bella Conte
(619) 398-5683

Leilani Wilde
(619) 922-0808

Tatiana Koontz
(949) 610-4114



YogaYoga & Exercise

Sharp Mary Birch Yoga and Fitness Classes
Located in Kearny Mesa/ Clairemont

Scripps Yoga and Water Aerobics Classes
Call for location

Carlsbad Pilates
Located in Carlsbad

Ginseng Yoga
Located in South Park/ Golden Hill

Jade Dragon Yoga Shala
Located in Crown Point

Hapa Yoga
Pre and postnatal yoga classes, childcare available

Natures Whisper
Pre and post-natal yoga classes, yoga instructor trainings, parenting support, located on Park Blvd.

Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga
Yoga classes, workshops, meditation and teacher training in Normal Heights and North Park San Diego, California.

Honey Yoga



Your Handyman Next DoorYour handyman, Next Door
Construction, remodel, design build and handyman
John Scarborough, 619-454-5576

Robin Media
Web and Graphic Design
Photography and Videography