San Francisco Night Doulas


San Francisco and Bay Area resources for lactation consultants, breastfeeding and parenting classes and supplies.

Resources by City San Francisco
Palo Alto
Walnut Creek

Pediatricians Click here for a list of pediatricians used by our clients.

Day Doulas
Birth Doulas
Click here for a list of day/birth doulas used by our clients

Sleep Consultants Click here for a list of sleep consultants used by our clients

Postpartum Depression
Postpartum Counseling
Click here for a list of postpartum depression and couseling resources used by our clients

Community Resources Mothers Groups
Fathers Groups
Couples Counseling

Additional Resources Breast Feeding
Meal Delivery Options
Maternity Clothes
Donate baby/toddler clothes etc
Tracking Made Easy
Web Design

Recommended Reading General(Breastfeeding, newborn etc)
Preparing Sibling for New Baby
Postpartum Depression

San Francisco

Day One Center
Newborn Connections
Natural Resources
Marin General Hospital Birth Center


Healthy Horizons Peninsula Breastfeeding Center

Palo Alto

Blossom Birth
Day One Center
(650) 322-3291

Walnut Creek

Day One Center
(925) 933-3291


Childs Light Pediatrics --- Who said no one makes house calls?
Dr Oded Herbsman /Dr Steve Mantel provide its patients with house-call based medical care with 24/7 direct access. Patients will have cell phone numbers and can reach the doctors directly at any time day or night.
Read the Practice Summary.
Dr. Herbsman & Dr. Mantel
(415) 265-4448

Golden Gate Pediatrics
San Francisco and Mill Valley
Dr. Piel & Dr. Gonda,
(415) 668-0888
(415) 388-6303

Spruce St Pediatrics
Dr. Alan Johnson
525 Spruce St
(415) 668-8900

Pacific Pediatrics Medical Group
Dr. Barry Rostek
45 Castro St
(415) 565-6810

Mount Zion Pediatrics -UCSF
(415) 885-7478

Noe Valley Pediatrics
Dr. Jessica Kaplan
(415) 641-1019

Stonestown Pediatric Medical Group
Dr. Mitchell Sollod
(415) 566-2727

Dr. Joseph Kushner
3635 California St
(415) 752-2242

Dr. Robert Langston
3833 California St
(415) 221-6476

Local Pediatric Dentist

Bergen James, DDS
1 Parker Ave, San Francisco
(415) 668-3500

Louise Stephens, DDS
2355 Ocean Ave, San Francisco
(415) 334-9500

Postpartum Day Doulas

Melitta Hoder
Postpartum Day Doula
Massage therapy

Tracy Dillen
Birth Doula
Postpartum Day Doula
Lactation Educator

Kara Sylvester
Postpartum Day Doula

Elaine Farber
Postpartum Day Doula
Author of Baby Lists Book

Sleep Consultants

Vivian Sonnenberg
Angelique Millette, PhDc MFTt PCD/CD (DONA)
Sara Cohen
(415) 595-5779

Local Postpartum Depression resources

Ceres Rutan, PsyD & Joanna Adler, PsyD
(415) 820-1585 or (415) 820-1580

Other Psychologists

Dr Sue Lee
(415) 928-1234

Dr Catherine Mallouh
(415) 750-1713

Dr Shana Levy- UCSF
(415) 820-1420

Becky Abel
Becky will also find a therapist for uninsured
(415) 353-1980

For people who cannot afford private psychiatry and would like to be evaluated for medication, CPMC accepts payment on a sliding scale. The amount paid is based on income.
(415) 600-0297

Postpartum Depression (PPD) Support Groups in San Francisco and Bay area

Ceres Rutan (415) 820-1585 - San Francisco PPD support group

Lee Safran (510) 496-6096 - Oakland and North Berkeley PPD support group

Redwood City PPD support group - (408) 718-2112

Los Gatos PPD support group - (408) 370-7311

Mothers Groups

Golden Gate Mothers Group

San Francisco Parents of Multiples

Southern Marin Mother's Club

San Rafael Mother's Club

Corte Madera Larkspur Mother's Club

Burlingame Mother's Club

Ross Valley Mothers Group

Fathers Groups (and Golden Gate Dads)

Couples Counseling Resources

For couples having difficulty with postpartum adjustment

Ceres Rutan, PsyD
Sutter St.
(415) 820-1585

Jane Walters
Sacramento St.
(415) 433-4633

Marsha Angus
Mill Valley
(415) 383-6119

Alyse Davis
Irving St
(415) 664 -7429

Additional Resources

Breast Feeding

Mona Gabby MD
Breastfeeding Medicine Physician

Grocery & Meal Delivery Options for Postpartum Parents

Grocery Options

A delivery service working with Whole Foods
(415) 933-9041

Meal Delivery options

Zone San Francisco
Jessica Wallack-Cohen

Patch Mowery
(650) 468-5367

Maternity Xchange

Funky Mum 2 B (located in Ireland)

Donate baby and toddler clothes and toys to
Homeless Prenatal Program in San Francisco


Jennifer Wolfe Yoga
Pregnancy Exercise: Prenatal Yoga DVD with Jennifer Wolfe

Dolphin Yoga and Doula Center
Prenatal Yoga, Childbirth Education, and Doula Services - San Francisco | Peninsula | San Mateo

Tracking Made Easy

Logs and Schedules for first weeks and months
Connect with other parents and Shop

Web Design

San Francisco Night Doulas Website Redesign
Conor Cassidy

Recommended Reading

Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws of Nursing Mothers
by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers Revised and Updated: The Most Comprehensive Problem-Solving Guide to Breastfeeding from the Foremost Expert in North America
by Jack Md Newman and Teresa Pitman

Baby 411 -Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year.
by Ari Brown and Denise Fields

Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality
by Laura A. Jana and Jennifer Shu

The Baby Book
by William Sears and Martha Sears

The Happiest Baby on the Block
by Harvey Karp - Book, Video and DVD

Baby Lists
by Elaine Farber

Book suggestions to prepare sibling for the arrival of the new baby

What to Expect When Mommy's Having a Baby (What to Expect Kids)
by Heidi Murkoff and Laura Rader

Baby on the Way (Sears Children Library)
by Martha Sears, William Sears, Christie Watts Kelly, and Renee Andriani

My New Baby (New Baby Series)
by Annie Kubler

I Used To Be the Baby
by Robin Ballard

Postpartum Depression

Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding And Treating Prenatal And Postpartum Depression
by Shoshana S., Ph.D. Bennett and Pec Indman

Postpartum Depression For Dummies (For Dummies (Psychology & Self Help))
by Shoshana S. Bennett and Mary Jo Codey

Bay Area Birth Association
The San Francisco Doula Group
La Leche League
Nursing Mothers Council
Online Breastfeeding Help
Medela Breastpump Information

Photography & Design

Photography by Emily Payne
Specializing in newborn babies and family

Website designed by
Veronica Van Gogh Design

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