Jennifer Marsicano


​​After being a nanny and childcare worker for almost 2 decades, Jennifer decided she wanted to do more for couples than just help them take care of their kids. While Jennifer loves working with kids, and had enjoyed being around during the pregnancies and after the birth to support the families, she found that what she truly enjoyed was helping moms and dads  on their journey into their new roles as parents.

C: 714.422.7945


Alicia Garrett, Doula


Placenta Encapsulation


​As an advocate for informed consent it is Alicia's firm belief that mom's have the right to make the choices that are right for them as an individual, based upon current information pertaining to the risks and benefits that are incurred by each option.  Alicia spends hours each week keeping current on pregnancy related issues and options that are available, as to better help her clients prepare for their next visit with their care provider.

C: 714.425.1704


Kim Gross, Instructor


When Kim became pregnant with her son Griffin in 2002 She realized She had found her life’s calling. She became passionate about the field of childbirth and wanted to help families have the best birth experience possible. She has been empowering and supporting families as an educator and doula since 2006. Kim's background includes Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis instructor, lactation education, prenatal yoga training, midwifery training and birth advocacy training.  She has had the privilege of attending over 275 births as a doula and midwifery assistant/student, both in and out of the hospital.

C: 310.773.8774


Abby DuBose, Doula

DONA, CAPPA, Placenta Encapsulation

Growing up and having birthed her 3 children in New Zealand, Abby is passionate about bringing the same loving and supportive birth environment to mothers and fathers here in America.  After moving to the U.S. three years ago Abby has set out to support and empower women wherever they choose to birth. Abby believes women should be nurtured, respected and allowed to make informed decisions about their birth. As a Doula she finds it a true reward and honor to walk alongside women and their families during this very special time in their life. 

C: 949.836.8771


Dr. Aimee Bautista, DC

Biomedical B.S., Webster Certified


​Dr. Aimee Bautista truly believes that life is about living at the greatest potential and we are all born with an innate intelligence to adapt to our environment without any interference. Dr. Bautista has extensive knowledge  behind helping families achieve health and wellness. She is a proud member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is Webster Certified. Her passion is to restore vitality for women and children.

C: 714.794.2171


Angie Heffner
DONA & Hypno-Doula Trained

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Angie is a mother with 20 years of birthing experience and 7 children of her own, which gives her a unique connection with expectant mothers. She has 14 years of breastfeeding experience, is Hypno-Doula Trained, is a birth assistant and has worked with the area’s premier midwives. As an advocate for birthing mothers, Angie believes the body is designed for these miracles and with proper information, mothers can often give birth in their most ideal way! You are sure to find support since Angie has personally experienced it all… from birthing with and without medication to birthing with midwives and obstetricians.

C: 949.237.2699


Yolanda Fortin, PhD, IBCLC

Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Educator​​

Yolanda’s passion for breastfeeding started as excitement about the incredible bonds it fostered between herself and her two sons, as well as its health benefits, and cost savings. At the same time she was frustrated that some new parents do not have access to support and education when breastfeeding is a struggle, and do not feel empowered or fully supported in their infant feeding choices. She left her career as a research psychologist to complete her lactation education and internship, in order to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). 

C: 949.424.3968


Angela Brown, RN

Hypnobabies Doula/Childbirth Educator, Prenatal Massage Therapist, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Author

Angela loves the power and intelligence that lives within pregnancy and birth, and loves when pregnant women awaken to this power. Angela believes that every woman has within her the innate intelligence of being able to birth naturally, if she chooses to. She believes that the lack of a true birth intention and focused vision plays a big part behind many women not choosing to birth naturally. “Claim Your Birth, Set a Powerful Birth Intention” is a book Angela has written to support pregnant women worldwide. When a pregnant woman knows her own heartfelt intention, she has begun the process of consciously aligning herself with the innate “birthing” intelligence that she already is; and from this consciousness, she can only birth from a place of trust, love and joy!

C: 323-893-5740

Jori Brown

DONA Trained Doula

Jori's passion and interest for all things birth lead her to becoming a Doula. Jori’s excitement and passion only continued to grow while working for a birth center in the Irvine area. This is where she learned firsthand the value of having constant and continuous support for the birthing mother during the labor and delivery period. Jori received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from Cal State Fullerton, where she also took classes in Women’s Studies. She has worked as a volunteer for CHOC Hospital in Mission Viejo and has a thorough understanding of both in-hospital and out-of-hospital practice. It is Jori's practice that every mama has a unique and beautiful birth story fit just to her.

C: 949-374-4703

Réka Morvay​

IBCLC Lactation Consultant, DONA Trained Birth & Postpartum Doula, 
CBI Trained Childbirth Educator, Psychologist


Reka is trained as a doula through the Hungarian Doula Association, DONA and Békés Dúlakör. She apprenticed as a home birth midwife for one year and has been attending births since 2009. Currently, she offer childbirth classes, birth doula, night doula and lactation consultant services in Orange County. One of Reka's many passions is to educate and has been training doulas, midwifery students and other birth workers since 2012. ​

C: (949) 466-2863


Aimie Woods, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CA

Aimie Woods is a in the State of California. She has been practicing psychotherapy since graduating from the University of Southern California in 2008 with a Master of Social Work Degree. Her educational background focused on Families & Child Development. Her post-graduate work has been at a local adult outpatient mental health program. Aimie has further developed skills in aiding clients to better cope with mental health struggles including anxiety & depression, major loss, traumatic events and day-to-day life stressors.

From a strengths based & eclectic approach, Aimie prefers to utilize multiple theories to tailor her treatment to a client’s individual needs & personality.

C: 657.215.0330


Reina Chavez

DONA Trained Birth Doula

CAPPA Trained Postpartum Doula

Dedicated and Conscientious; Reina's invigorating positive energy will enhance your birth team and experience. The journey of parenting has given her the experience to bring compassion and understanding to your birth. She believes all families should have access to a quality birth experience and is sincerely at your service with an open heart and mind. She provides labor & postpartum support, lactation education and placenta encapsulation services.

C: 562-810-5663

Janell Bartzatt, Doula


Janell is committed to assisting birthing parents to achieve their ideal birth. Having given birth to three amazing young gentlemen, Janell's passion and heart for birth is genuine.  She appreciates the value of integrity and love that is brought to each birth.  It is Janell's belief that the ability to give birth is coded within each woman and she looks forward to complimenting you and your partner in your journey into parenthood. 

C: 402.321.6514



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Gina Kegel

CBWS Certified Babywearing Educator

Too much of the parenting experience revolves around competition and comparison. With a non-judgmental approach to babywearing, centered on a detailed understanding of physiology and ergonomics, Gina focuses on meeting parents where they are and facilitating their journey toward where they want to be, providing the tools needed along the way. She offers free monthly meetings through BabywearingOC as well as paid classes and in-home private consultations to meet individual needs.

C: 562.234.4488