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.

Doula Training

Teri Nava-Anderson, PhD, CD/PCD, ICCE, CLE
Harmony Doula Mentoring

(408) 391-7797
HarmonyDoula.com
Teri@HarmonyDoula.com
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Are you interested in becoming a doula? Harmony Doula Mentoring offers Community-Based Doula Training workshops in Modesto and Mountain House.

Are you already a doula or perinatal professional interested in advancing your skill set? Advanced Doula Skills Training Workshops are open to doulas, nurses, midwives, other birth workers, and anyone else who might interested.

Teri is a certified, professional Birth and Postpartum Doula, Doula Trainer and Mentor, VBAC Specialist, Childbirth and Lactation Educator, certified Professional Aromatherapist, and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist. She is an experienced practitioner who teaches on subjects such as acupressure and rebozo use from labor, breastfeeding, business skills, mindfulness, self-hypnosis/guided meditation, aromatherapy safety, and trauma-informed care.

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Deanna M. Dawson-Jesus, CD, CLE
Birthing Babies ~ A Celebration of Life
(925) 216-7264
BirthingBabies.info
deanna@birthingbabies.info
Facebook
Twitter: @BrthnBabies

Deanna is a professional Birth Doula with fourteen years of experience. She has an extensive background as a patient advocate, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Support Specialist, and VBAC Specialist. She offers specialized services for families working through Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Perinatal Loss Support.

Childbirth Educators

Susan

Susan Jessee, CD/PCD, CBE (AAHCC)
Embrace Birth

Bradleybirth.com/susanjessee
Classes
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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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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Midwives

Evaly
Evaly Long
Island Midwife

IslandMidwife.com
Evaly@IslandMidwife.com
Facebook
(415) 728-8893

Service area: Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Joaquin counties

Evaly works with all family types providing comprehensive care through pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum in your home. Midwifery care is based on informed choice and the understanding that she will provide my clients enough information for them to feel empowered to make important decisions about theirs and their baby's health. Midwifery care happens in spaces that make you comfortable, like your home, so that you can release and work with your body to birth your baby. Midwifery care holds the space for families with respect, honor, trust and love, so they can grow and welcome a new baby into their lives throughout pregnancy, the birth and postpartum.

Placenta Processing

Teri

Teri Nava-Anderson, PhD, CD(DONA)
Harmony Doula Group

HarmonyDoula.com/placenta.html
Teri@HarmonyDoula.com
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(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.

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Red Tree Placenta

Kathryn Webb
Red Tree Placenta

redtreeplacenta.com
doula.kathryn@gmail.com
(925) 7875116

Safe, professional, and reliable encapsulation services in the East Bay. Offering encapsulation, tinctures, prints, salves and more!

Serving Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.

Photographers

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
2255 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Suite T, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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.

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Kaylee McIntosh

Kaylee McIntosh, PhD
Integra Physical Therapy

(510) 822-1071
917 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Suite #299
Danville, CA 94526
www.integra-pt.com
Facebook
integraphysicaltherapyca@gmail.com

Integra Physical Therapy provides the latest health care treatments to optimize healing, recovery, and daily function. We provide a unique hands on approach to ensure the highest quality physical therapy attention to each client. Our holistic approach enables us to build a stronger relationship with you and design a recovery plan designed to your specific needs.

Dr. McIntosh is specialized in pelvic health, prenatal and postpartum care, spinal manipulation, and is Graston Certified.

Yoga Instructors

Sandi Smith-Grove

Sandi Smith-Grove, LM, CCE
Yoga & Movement Center
1379 Locust Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
www.yoga-movement.com and sandi.yoga
sandismithgrove.yoga@gmail.com

Pregnancy is a unique and special time in a woman's life. Her body is changing daily while she grows her baby. With those changes comes excitement and anticipation, aches and discomforts, and an opportunity for exploration and renewal.

Sandi's workshops can help you learn to strengthen and tone muscles, ease aches in the lower back and shoulders, create openness and mobility in the hips, work with breath and the pelvic floor, find deep relaxation and rest.