family wellness resources
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We are fortunate to be apart of a community with so many wonderful practitioners who are dedicated to serving + supporting families — beginning preconception, continuing in pregnancy, and then through all phases of postpartum + parenthood. listed below are various local resources who provide a range of physical + mental health services, as well as parental guidance.
we only endorse practitioners with whom we have worked + can personally attest to the quality/efficacy of their services + care. if you reach out to one of our resources directly, please mention that happy baby referred you!
birth + postpartum doulas
Diana is a Los Angeles birth & lifestyle photographer and birth Doula. She specialize in fine, artsy and colorful portraiture and she is very passionate about supporting moms during their journey through parenthood.
She was born and raised in Verona, Italy where from an early age on the studies of ballet, theatre and contemporary dance whet her appetite for visual beauty. After completing a BA in Film's Studies and a Master's Degree in Digital Imaging in London, she moved to California where she started working in the Visual Effects Industry as a Visual Effects Compositor on movies, such as Sin City, Memoirs of a Geisha and the Marvel Superheros.
Her next adventure and true love began on the day her daughter was born, as she realized there is no more beautiful journey than being a mom. Seven years later, her heart has expanded twice more thanks to the births of her two sons.
postpartum doula referral service
Khefri Riley can help you and your precious baby have a great start with gentle care and support. Her registry of postpartum doulas includes the most dedicated professionals, sharing their own unique areas of expertise with high standards of care to the families they serve.
A postpartum doula is there to help a new family in those first days and weeks after bringing home a new baby. Research shows that moms, dads and babies have an easier time with this transition if a good support team is in place. We help to “mother the mother”. Our doulas take a family centered, community oriented approach to caregiving and consider the physical, emotional, and practical needs of the entire family to ensure a worry and stress-free start.
Light housekeeping so that mom does not feel so overwhelmed
Assistance with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding and comforting
Light meal preparation
Baby soothing techniques
Referrals to local resources: classes, pediatricians, lactation support and support groups
Rates vary $34-$50 per hour
Daytime Shifts (Minimum 4 hours), Nighttime shifts (8-12 hours), 24 hour Care, Breastfeeding Support
khefri riley, CD, CLEC, CPYT
Khefri Riley is available at happy baby for private mommy coaching, birth-hypno doula services, birth and postpartum consults, and education in the areas of newborn care, birth prep, breastfeeding, and prenatal yoga prep.
“My greatest joy is witnessing the magical power of the birthing women, the awakened mother and a radiant child!”
In-Home or Studio Lactation Counseling
Get the most out of your breastfeeding experience! Enjoy a visit from a Certified Lactation Educator Counselors (CLECs) at happy baby or in the comfort of your own home. To address your concerns and issues, the intake session includes an in depth assessment of you and your baby’s breastfeeding experience. Session will include: observation of your baby feeding, teaching of new holds, optimal night feeding arrangements, correct latch and positioning, nutritional needs of the mother, and success strategies to help you stay calm and confident. As needed, an IBCLC is available as circumstance requires.
Khefri is available for appointments at happy baby on Wednesdays. Call the studio to book your lactation appointment.
Postpartum/Birth Doula Referral Service for Happy Births + Happy Babies
postnatal life + womb wellness coaching
nicole la cour-wordlaw
Nicole’s coaching is tailored to women who are anywhere from 1 day to 99 years postnatal.
“I focus on helping mamas actualize and fulfill their goals with ease and grace, whether needing to experience more time for self-care, visualizing and expanding their career goals, or working on a weakened pelvic floor. I am committed to helping mamas move into their full, amazing selves.”
Becoming a mother metamorphs us not just physically but emotionally, mentally, and spiritually as well. I can help develop and foster your goals so that you are shining and basking in your brightness!
Some of Nicole's areas of expertise include: life balance, self care, career transition, support and accountability for achieving your life's goals, identifying your life's goals, close diastasis recti (abdominal wall separation), reduce "baby belly", improve back pain, strengthen pelvic floor muscles (including improving incontinence), assist with prolapse, help eliminate PMS naturally, Moon Cycle tracking/radiant cycle health, fertility tracking, living from your Divine Feminine, increase low libido, scar tissue release, gain full body strength and flexibility
A free 20-minute call can be scheduled to help determine if we are a good fit to work with one another. Rates will be discussed in this phone call.
parent consultation + support
Parenting can sometimes feel like a roller coaster ride, with enough ups and downs that can make you feel off balance and disconnected from your children and your partner. I offer help to families wanting to restore balance to their household through communication and understanding.
Common themes parents seek help for are:
How to set limits
Dealing with tantrums
Understanding your child better
Coping with transitions
How to co-parent effectively with your partner
Using a mindful parenting approach, together we will come up with the right tools that will build your confidence in handling these struggles.