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Postpartum Doulas

Postpartum Doulas are guides into the new found chapter of parenthood.


Meghan Betts

Postpartum Doula

Hello! My name is Meghan Betts and I am a trained, soon to be certified postpartum doula. I am trained in newborn care, lactation support and specialize in cesarean recovery support. I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Child Development from Sacramento State University where I studied early childhood development and attachment in newborns up to school aged children.

I am a wife to my wonderful husband of more than a decade and a homeschooling mama to our 4 sweet children. I was born and raised here on the central coast and currently live in Nipomo.

I would be honored to be a part of your journey in becoming a family for the first time or with the
addition of siblings. The fourth trimester is a beautiful roller coaster of time and I would love to help make the ride as smooth as possible for you and your growing family.

Nikita Brixey

Postpartum Doula

Hi, I am a trained birth and postpartum doula serving the Central Coast. I believe every birther has a right to feel confident and powerful during birth. I believe birthers should be encouraged to follow their maternal instincts, be provided the opportunity for informed consent, have their choices respected, their body honored, and their partner included as desired. 

I also enjoy sharing my knowledge of newborn care and postpartum planning/assistance. I would be honored to be part of your birth journey.


Lauren Hammer

Postpartum Doula

Hello! My Name is Lauren Hammer. I am a trained and a certified pregnancy massage practitioner!

My passion for birth stemmed from a negative experience with a birth provider when I was pregnant with my son. After that, I dove head first into finding all of my options and found a wonderful midwife. She inspired me so much I changed my career goals to follow my new found love of caring for babies and mamas! While I intend to one day become a midwife, I am honored to serve as a doula on the central coast to gain priceless experience.

My joy is helping families navigate pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! I adore watching women usher new life into the world and marvel at their strength to do so. I believe all birth is beautiful and I would be thrilled to come alongside and support you, whether you want a home birth with a trained midwife, a planned & informed c-section or anything in between!

Lei Lei Dawson

Postpartum Doula

Located on the central coast of California, Lei Lei Dawson is a mother, dedicated doula, yoga instructor, childbirth educator, and Ayurvedic counselor. Through her work, Lei Lei leads with a unified mission to support women through pregnancy, childbirth, and their postpartum journey. Combining the ancient traditions of Ayurveda with her extensive education in birthwork and background in yoga, Lei Lei has designed a sacred suite of offerings to support, heal, and guide new mothers and their growing families.


Emily Cracknell

Postpartum Doula

"As a Postpartum Doula my goal is to give you and your family the attention and knowledge you need to make an informed plan about your 4th trimester. I am here to support and educate your family, and advocate for your choices! I believe in empowering women to cherish their bodies and their ability to create life. I implement the philosophy of "mothering the mother" into all my services. I love to utilize essential oils, ayurvedic nourishment, and self care practices regularly with my postpartum clients. With knowledge of early childhood education from Cuesta College, working as a children's gymnastics coach and camp director for 4 years, and nannying for 9 years, I am confident in supporting your expanding family through sibling transitions and growth spurts. I offer military and first responder discounts.

DONA Trained Birth Doula

SLO Birth Collective Trained Postpartum Doula

Central Coast Childbirth Network Ambassador

doTERRA Certified Essential Oil Specialist"

Sara Eckert

Postpartum Doula

My name is Sara Eckert and I am a trained postpartum doula through SLO Birth and Doula collective.  Having experienced two very different births myself, it is now my desire to help families navigate their own way.  As your postpartum doula, I can provide emotional and physical support during recovery, breastfeeding assistance, light housework and meal prepping and provide any referrals that you might need.  My wish is to empower every family through advocacy, education and teamwork. 

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