Merrit Jones, LAC, MS, CNCNatural Harmony Reproductive Health
Robin Kaplan, M.ED., IBCLCSan Diego Breastfeeding Center
Dr. Brandey DollensDolens Family Chiropractic
Dr. Katrina HackettAction Sport Chiropractic
MAYAN ABDOMINAL MASSAGE
Joanna YañezRebirth Massage
PELVIC FLOOR SPECIALIST
Dr. Lauren Mallari-Snyder, PT, DPTWomen's Health SpecialistThrive Physical Therapy
PRENATAL MASSAGE THERAPIST
Jamie Mossie, CPMTBarefoot Birth
FAMILY FRIENDLY HIKES
Navajo Canyon Open Space Adobe Falls Hiking TrailThis leisurely hike is about two-and-a-half miles round trip, and is completely free of development. It is well-maintained and great for kids though do keep an eye out for poison oak.
6801 Easton Ct.San Diego, Ca 92120
Cabrillo National Monument in point lomaA simple two-mile tour with lots of tide pools, a beautiful lighthouse, and of course breathtaking view of downtown San Diego and beyond. The entrance fee is $5 and the park closes at 5 p.m.
Insider's Tip: Check the tide schedules and arrive in time to see the tide pools teeming with sea life at low tide.
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr.San Diego, Ca 92106Online: nps.gov
Tecolote CanyonAn urban adventure awaits in Tecolote Canyon where the trail is relatively flat and easy to navigate for all ages. There is lots of small wildlife such as birds and lizards and there is plenty of shade for a picnic.
Park on the side of the road near the Tecolote Canyon Golf Course to enter the trails from Mt. Acadia Blvd. and take a short walk (about 50 feet to the trail).
Insider's Tip: Visit the Nature Center first: there are rerstrooms, binoculars to borrow, and live snakes on display.
Tecolote Canyon Nature Center5180 Tecolote Rd.San Diego Ca 92110Online: sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/parks/osp/tecolote
HOSPITAL BASED MIDWIFERY
UCSD MIDWIFERY PROGRAM
Amanda Becerra | CNM, MSN
Anne Cooper | CNM, MSN
Christine Cortes | CNM, MSN
Janna Ekholm | CNM, MSN
POSTPARTUM SUPPORT GROUPS
Kearny MesaSharp Mary BirchA FREE Postpartum Support Group at the Sharp Mary Birch Outpatient Pavilion- Room A & B at 5075 Health Center Drive, San Diego CA 92123. No registration needed, drop-ins welcomed! For questions, call 858-939-4141. Groups held on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:00 am.
KENSINGTONGetting Beyond the UnexpectedA Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group for moms who are struggling. Receive information, support, and tools to help get beyond prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety. You are not alone. At least 1 in 8 mothers suffer during pregnancy and the first year. Facilitated by Mary Obata, MFT, and meets on the first Friday of the month from 12:30-2:00 pm. To learn more, call 619-220-4680 or visit the website https://www.meetup.com/Pregnant-Postpartum-Moms-Support-Group/ Sliding scale ($45-$5).
MISSION VALLEYFree support group to new breastfeeding mothers. The support group is held every Tuesday from 10:30am-12:00pm by Heather Shabestari, BS, IBCLC, CLEC at Hapa Yoga studio, 4242 Camino Del Rio N #10, San Diego, CA 92108. Facilitator answers questions new mothers may have and provides a baby scale to the participants. Drop in’s welcome.
NORMAL HEIGHTSFREE Pregnancy and Postpartum Adjustment Support Group (babies <12 mos welcome). Group is facilitated by Rachel Rabinor, LCSW and is located at Whole Family Acupuncture at 4443 30th Street, San Diego CA 92116 on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 10:30am -11:30am. For more information visit: www.rachelrabinor.com or call: 619-780- 3277
NORTH PARKMaiden to Mother Support GroupA circle of new motherhood led by a woman of wisdom, in a nurturing supportive environment. The group covers breastfeeding, natural baby health, baby sleep options, baby wearing, cloth and diaper free options and postpartum concerns. This is a FREE class. Babies are welcome. Groups held each Friday from 12:45-2:00 pm at Nature’s Whisper School of Yoga, 4205 Park Blvd, San Diego CA 92103.
POINT LOMAKaiser Permanente, Point LomaNew Mothers Support Group, A FREE group for the public and for Kaiser members. Offered on the third Thursday of the month from 1-2:30pm. Call 619-221-6114 for more information.
SOUTH PARKBaby Garten New Mom Support GroupFree Moms Support Group led by Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Ana Arteaga -Biggs. This group is a FREE group for New Moms held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:15pm – 2:15pm. Babies welcome! Located at the Baby Garten Studio, 1947 30th Street, South Park CA 92102. For questions please email or call 619.880.9911 firstname.lastname@example.org