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April 2021: Central Coast Childbirth Network Newsletter

We are always so thankful to connect with YOU, our CCCN Members and local community members.


Hello! As we continue in our second year as a non-profit, we want to recognize the first year as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Reflecting back on CCCN in the last year has been an honor. We want to take an opportunity to share who we are and what we do on the Central Coast and thank everyone who has helped us along the way!

Join us April 21, 2021 across our social media as CCCN shares the past, present, and future of CCCN.

Here is a link to our year in review Video on Instagram. Learn more about our programs here.


What a special gift and honor to receive this book and inscription. One of over 11,000 copies sold. One of the CCCN Book Club Readers received this book at our recent event.

Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology is a phenomenal resource for Perinatal and Reproductive Health Professionals, Students, and Advocates. Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens said some of her first supporters were DOULAS!

Admiring words of wisdom from our LIVE Q & A from Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, she says, “A book club is building community. You build community. You educate yourself.” More than a book, Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens shared, “ History does matter. The work that, that we all do matters, in our own way, you know, so whether or not someone knows the name of medical bondage or knows my name. That's unimportant, but if I can at least persuade and influence both who are able to pass legislation to protect and secure the lives and safety of millions of people in this country, that matters.” Together we can make a difference.

Thank you to Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, our sponsors, participants, and volunteers! Stay tuned for an event summary soon from Moderator and CCCN President Zabrina Cox.

Follow on IG @deirdrecooperowens to learn more about her upcoming and exciting projects and advocacy in Black Maternal Health.

Stay tuned for upcoming Summer and Fall educational series for birth and wellness profressionals!


Several of our board members are attending the Spokes Symposium a "three-part series bringing together experts in the field and regional nonprofit leaders to discuss taking stock, pivoting, and building collaborations to survive and thrive during times of great change."


CCCN recently joined and attended the Early Childhood and Family Wellness Coalition Meeting. We are excited to learn more about Santa Barbara resources and continue to connect, collaborate and share resources with you. The mission of Early Childhood and Family Wellness Coalition is promoting strong families, high quality inclusive early education, social/emotional development and physical health by connecting people, ideas, and resources through a comprehensive family and community coalition.


A summary of our last Coffee Connection from CCCN Board Member and Coffee Connection Coordinator, Alexandra Klein.

April's Coffee Connection speaker was Michelle Lee Graham; author of Undefined: More Than the Sum of My Losses and local CEO at Children's Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara County.

Michelle also shared with us these local resources:

  • Find local child care for free

  • Get assistance with child care fees

CCCN Members ONLY: Join us for the next COFFEE CONNECTION Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 9:00 - 9:45 am. Megan Bochum of Pacific Midwifery will be our speaker on Midwifery for pre-teen and adolescent support, wellness information, and more! Click here for link.


Our Board meetings are on the second Wednesday of every other month. 11:00 AM-1:00 PM * exceptions July 7th

We are excited to share that we've approved two new board members. Please stay tuned as we are excited to introduce you to these great individuals who are committed to furthering our Mission, Programs and Services.


Attention Birth/Wellness Professionals and parents!


2021 Maternal Mental Health Community Directory for Northern and Mid-Santa Barbara County

Key Updates:


-Support groups

-Perinatal Loss

Did you see CCCN is listed in the new 2021 Maternal Mental Health Community Directory?

Thank you Dignity Health and Calandra Park, MSW, RN Program Coordinator, Perinatal Mental Health at Dignity for their community collaborative effort to provide essential resources for our community! Go download today!

Birth and wellness professionals and parents: Learn about April Awareness Months and Days on our recent blog post here.


Navigation CCCN Programs and resources just got easier! We are excited to announce that CCCN is now on @centralcoastCN. Are you a local non-profit? Did you know that you can get for free? Sign-up today for a no-profit discount.

Head over to our Instagram page or click our unique link!


We are excited to announce that CCCN has an Amazon Wishlist. Learn more about our wishlist and how you can help. Read our most recent blog.


Lots of new events happening! For more upcoming events check out our community calendar. Do you have an event you want to share? Email us at or tag us on IG!


These awesome B.R.A.I.N.E.D. infographics are printed and available to CCCN Members. Local businesses, or organizations please inquire. Available in both English and Spanish. Contact: to request more.

Do you want to connect with other local birth and wellness professionals? Are you looking for resources from preconception through the first year of parenting? Check out the CCCN Members in our UPDATED online directory.


Local Resources for business support

A unique opportunity from local leaders Carrie Asuncion and Kathy Marcove, SHRM-SCP. "If you choose to accept it, is to join a community of like-minded women who share your struggles. In 90 days or less, you will create your personalized “Fire From Within” toolkit to release the guilt, find your voice and feel confident that you are creating the best life for you and your loved ones." Learn more about this program at


Latest COVID-19 resources for re-opening your business.


All of us serve our community everyday. Let's serve together with smiles, laughter, and heartwork. "Heartwork. Your purpose. Your art. Will land in the hears it's meant to. You won't be for everyone, but you are for someone. And to that someone, what you have to give matters. and that's the beginning of everything." - Danielle Doby With Gratitude, The CCCN Team Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected.

Is there anything you would like shared in our newsletter? We are happy to share any business/professional accomplishments or news updates. Please email Zabrina at

Mission: To provide a diverse network of birth and wellness professionals who are committed to inform, educate, and advocate for the individual needs of Central Coast families from preconception through the first year of parenting.

*Due to COVID-19, our programs and services have changed drastically. In order to continue to provide support, education and resources to the birth and wellness community on the Central Coast we rely on funding through donations and CCCN membership. Any monetary donation is always appreciated and tax-deductible. Thank you for your support!

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