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From support groups and birth centers to classes and diaper service, you’ll find a ton of resources here. Check back to see new listings.

Baby Gear   Birth Care Providers   Breastfeeding Assistance   Classes/Family Fun   Family Support Groups


Baby Gear

Little Birdy Lane
Little Birdy Lane is a locally owned-and-operated retail kids and maternity consignment store with a mission to offer the local community an enriching, eco-friendly and affordable way to dress their children, while saving our planet and keeping our dollars local.
654 E. Main Street
Ventura, Ca. 93001
805-648-1735

Luludew cloth diaper service
Luludew is a cloth diaper laundering service delivering organic cloth diapers to your doorstep on a weekly basis. We have many diapering options that are perfect your busy lifestyle.
info@luludew.com
(323) 225-5858

Clubhouse Funzone Consignment Shop
One of Ventura’s favorite play places offers a small consignment shop for its customers. Features gently used maternity and children’s clothes, furniture, car seats and baby gear at reasonable prices.
4535 McGrath St. Unit B
Ventura, CA 93003
mail@theclubhousefunzone.com
805.639.0414

Natural Moms Marketplace
Parents selling gently used items in the Ventura County area.

Terramor
Organic, non-toxic baby and bedding products to help you and your family live a healthy, joyous, environmentally sustainable lifestyle! Retail store in Ojai, 805.640.3699

Ventura Freecycle
One family’s junk is another’s treasure!


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Birth Care Providers

Mary Jackson Midwifery
Mary Jackson Midwifery is located in the Ojai Valley of Ventura County, California, and offers unique homebirth midwifery services from south of Ventura to north of Santa Barbara and international educational opportunities from the pre- and perinatal psychology perspective. Please contact Mary at (805) 649-3063 or mjmidwife@gmail.com.

Dr. Stuart Fischbein
Home-birth physician has supported midwives for decades, and continues the age-old service of attending women for prenatal and postpartum needs at home. Dr. Fischbein also holds office hours at The Women’s Place in Camarillo.
Office number: 310 282-8613 or 805 987-6807 (Ask for Mimi)

Sunrise Birthing Center
Karni Seymour-Brown LM, is one of the first legally licensed midwives in California, and has devoted 30 years of her life to helping women embrace the innate power of birth through compassionate one-on-one care. Contact Karni at 805.648-2350 to find out more about midwife or doula services at home, at the center or in the hospital.

Ventura Birthing Center
The midwives at the Ventura Birth Center provide a full spectrum of care, from conception through postpartum, offering the option of giving birth at the birth center or at home, and well-woman/annual exams. Call Sue Turner for more information 805.667.2229.

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Breastfeeding Assistance

Diane Berger, RN PHN: A professional lactation counselor with an extensive background in maternal-child health, Diane provides loving in-home breastfeeding support and education for mothers and babies. Contact Diane at 805-654-1463.

LLL of Camarillo:
The second Friday of each month at 10 a.m.
Camarillo Health Care District
3639 Las Posas Road, Building F, Suite 160
Contact Leaders: Natalie 805.484.2648, Jen 805.384.1670, Maureen 805.484.4928 CamarilloLLL@gmail.com

LLL of Ventura daytime meeting:
Every third Tuesday starting at 10 a.m.
Coastline Bible Church nursery
426 S. Mill Rd. (across from the Pacific View Mall)
Contact Leader: Karen Glenn 805.984.9102

LLL of Ventura evening meeting:
Every 4th Tuesday starting at 6 p.m.
8892 Tacoma Street, Ventura 93004
(Home of Kari Aist)
Contact Leader: Kari Aist 805.217.1467

Ojai Breastfeeding Helpline: Call for information and assistance 805.646.7559.


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Classes/Family Fun

Casa de la Gente
Bring your family to vacation in Jaci and Rich Delahanty’s beautiful home in Las Gaviotas, Rosarito, Mexico.

Clubhouse Funzone
A fun, clean and safe environment for children and adults to play, relax and socialize.

First 5 Ventura
By working with parents, school districts, community leaders, social service and healthcare agencies, First 5 Ventura County helps to design and fund a network of essential services for young children and their families. Check their calendar [http://www.first5ventura.org/events] for upcoming events and contact info.

Gull Wings Museum
Dedicated to providing a place for children and their families to explore and discover together the wonders of the world around us. Gull Wings features over 15 hands-on imagination stations.

KinderMusik with Katie Shinden
KinderMusik Village is a bonding experience (3-18 months) that provides a delightful environment with a unique blend of multi-level activities.

My Gym Ventura
A children’s fitness center that offers structured classes for little ones from 6 weeks of age to 13 years old!

Pump It Up: The Inflatable Party Zone
Private indoor arenas are filled with gigantic inflatable bounce houses, slides, a jousting arena, basketball court and more. For more info: 805.339.9669

Scarlett Strength and Conditioning Beach Booty Camp
One hour classes; first class is FREE!
Beach Booty Camp offers you a chance to get outside and enjoy the view of the ocean while getting a good workout. New moms are welcome to bring their baby in a stroller.

Ventura Family YMCA
3760 Telegraph Rd, Ventura 805.642.2131
Call to find out about swim lessons, camps, family activities, childcare and more.

Ventura Stroller Strides
Are you a new mom? Are you looking to get back into shape? Do you want to meet other new moms? Then…. Stroller Strides is your solution!
Meets Mon. and Weds. At 10:15 a.m.
Contact Darla Hoffman or Trisha Helland 805.380.5252 trishahelland@strollerstrides.net


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Family Support Groups

Postpartum Support International
Postpartum Support International is dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth. We also work to educate family, friends and healthcare providers so that moms and moms-to-be can get the support they need and recover. You are not alone. You are not to blame. With help, you will be well.
Central Coast Coordinator, Ventura
Deb Harpster CD(DONA), PCD(DONA)
Telephone: 805 570-2743 
deb@lananadoula.com

BEBA
BEBA (Building and Enhancing Bonding and Attachment) supports families to resolve prenatal, birth and other early trauma, both physical and emotional, while facilitating the development of compassionate relationships, the healthy growth of children, and effective parenting.

The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN)
Support and info for moms who have experienced cesarean sections, those who want to experience VBACs. Meetings every 2nd Tuesday in Ventura. Call 805.876.ICAN (4226) for info.

Natural Mothering Group
Ventura County’s Natural Mothering Group is a collective of supportive, open-minded mothers who meet on a weekly basis to connect with other moms and moms-to-be. Contact the moderator via the Yahoo group to find out more. Meetings on Thursdays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center
Dedicated to the nurture of children pre-birth to 3, through inspiring partnerships and community resources that address pre- and post-natal wellbeing, infant/ toddler development, and parent education and support. Call for more info 805.646.7559

Ventura County Attachment Parent List
An online, moderated listserv with hundreds of helpful, non-judgmental mothers, living the Attachment Parenting lifestyle. Playdates and events often available.

Ventura County Mothers of Multiples (VCMOM)
Fee-based non-profit organization that offers support for parents of twins or higher order multiples based in Ventura County. Many benefits listed on their site.

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