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August 2021: Central Coast Childbirth Network Newsletter

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


Hello Central Coast!

Happy August! This past month, the CCCN has been putting out a lot of fun and educational content in efforts of supporting birth and wellness professionals and families on the Central Coast. We have a lot of amazing events, announcements, and posts lined up for the month of August that we are so excited to share with all of you. You can expect a lot of informative writing content and posts revolving around the theme of lactation and feeding support in the upcoming weeks. Later this summer and fall, topics such as preconception, infertility support, bereavement support, and more will be the main focus of our informative content. If you have a topic you are passionate about, specialize in, or want to learn more about, send us a message!

“Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes life."—Maya Angelou


We've teamed up with with Kendra Aronson, a food stylist, cookbook author, and founder of Pregnant and Hungry to host a virtual cooking experience for our CCCN Members + Community. Watch Kendra and Alexandra Klein, Co-host and CCCN Board of Director cook three delicious recipes to enjoy anytime from preconception through postpartum. *This event opens to community members August 14th, 2021.

We are excited to share that for CCCN Members + Community members this event includes with registration:

  • Link to watch pre-recorded Cooking demonstration with Kendra and Alexandra from July 15th-August 12th, 2021

  • 3 PDF Recipes + Grocery list

  • 1 month free subscription to Pregnant & Hungry ($9 Value)

  • Giveaways

CCCN Members, last day to register is August 12th, please visit the event link to Register Today


We are excited to announce New and Renewed CCCN Membership through July 2021! Click on image to learn more.

Please help us welcome:

  • Pregnant and Hungry

  • Paris Ward, Hula Hands Massage/Doula


Listen to our most recent Coffee Connection here on Spotify!

This month we shared valuable lactation resources and we want to share them with you too! Here are links for you to use as we share the responsibility of educating our community on the benefits of breastfeeding.


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!


This Fall CCCN is ready to welcome a new intern. Please join us in welcoming Morgan Jamati.

"My name is Morgan Jamati, and I am a fourth-year at Cal Poly SLO. I am majoring in Child Development and minoring in Psychology. I am also on the Pre health track in the hopes of obtaining my Master’s in Nursing post-graduation! I am from the East Bay but have found myself loving so much about the central coast. I am so grateful to be an intern for the CCCN this upcoming Fall and am excited to continue building connections between our health professionals and the community. I hope to build on my current knowledge about maternity health to better help and serve those in our own backyards. My goal for the future is to become a L&D or NICU nurse one day, and I believe this internship will be a great learning opportunity." Morgan will continue to support projects in current CCCN Programs. At this time, Morgan is also interested in in-person or virtual shadowing opportunities in Maternal Health.

Please get in touch with for intern program questions. If you would like to learn more about our intern program, please read our recent blog posts!

Our CCCN Summer Interns contribute their time to: Informative Content, Website, Newsletter, Virtual Directory, Designing a Physical Directory Tri-fold, Data and Statistics research, Infographics, and so much more.


Did you know we highlight Awareness Months, Weeks and Days on topics from preconception through the first year of parenting? Yes, we do each month! These are great to add to your your social media calendar or learn something thing new.

Check out CCCN New blog post HERE for more information.

Made possible in collaboration with Julianna LaCoCo, CCCN Intern. We greatly appreciate your support!

Do you know of any other important Awareness days or months for August? Please share in the comments.

For more resources and support visit

📸:Jenny Garcia, @matrimonymedia


Educational Opportunity with local lactation expert happening August 17th! Andrea Herron, RN, MN, CPNP, IBCLC is speaking for Gold next month, “The Relationship Between Parent/Infant Synchrony, Breastfeeding Success and Infant Cues”. Click on flyer to register.


At our last board meeting, CCCN Board of Directors shared a positive and heartfelt thank you to Lindsey Faucette for her contributions and service on the board and to the organization from 2020 through July 2021.

The board is deeply grateful to Susannah Brown, current CFO, Treasurer and Secretary who unwaveringly held several positions on the board, including Interim-Vice President while leading the Professionals to Community Program. Her dedications will continue to lead us into an impactful year.

This summer the board welcomed two additional Board of Directors (link blog post new board members) to the team. CCCN is excited to announce that Cheryl Wakefield is CCCN newly elected Vice President. With many years of non-profit board experience, event planning, and bright vision, the CCCN Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Cheryl into her new role.

To learn more about the CCCN Board of Directors, please visit our updated BOD webpage to learn more.

Interested in serving your community with our local non-profit?

Join our Board! We are excited to hear from you!

We have an exciting announcement...We are proud NEW members of the South County Chamber of Commerce! We are excited to use membership benefits to connect, collaborate with valuable community partners to strengthen our Mission, Programs, and Services to birth and wellness professionals and families on the Central Coast. Read our recent South County Chamber highlight here.


Our blog has some new, informative and personal posts! Take a look at recent informative content CCCN Interns have published recently here. Visit our blog this month for more informative content about lactation and feeding support here.


See what is new on Link.tree!

Navigating and Supporting CCCN Programs and resources just got easier! We are now on @centralcoastCN

Head over to our Instagram page or click our unique link now to make a lasting impact for CCCN Programs that support Birth and Wellness Professionals and families on the Central Coast!


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

Current requests: Printer, Ink, Copy Paper, Envelopes, Binders, Dividers

We always welcome donations of new items that are birth and wellness related or items of appreciation that could be used to thank our speakers, interns, volunteers, for giveaways, or if we see a community or professional need.

We also could use a food and beverage donation or discount for 5 members of our all-volunteer Board for their 2022 and beyond planning retreat happening sometime between mid-September to early November.

If you or your business would like to make a tax-deductible donation of items/goods/services we would appreciate it!

Know someone who can support one of our needs? Please reach out, as we try to keep our costs to a minimum so we can focus on high-impact programming.

Thank you to our friends and donors of CCCN!

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, in-kind donations and CCCN membership. Donations are always greatly appreciated. We would like to take this opportunity to those who have recently donated to CCCN.

  • The Mayan Collective- Candles

  • Tayler Enerle-Professional Headshots for CCCN Members

  • Zabrina Cox LLC-Event giveaway items

  • Children's Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara County- Board Retreat Meals


Local Community Resources:

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


Local Resources for business support


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

SB County


Click on the links below to read our previous Newsletters.









All of us serve our community every day. 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

*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!

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.

Newsletter made possible by:

Julianna LaCoco, CCCN Summer 2021 Intern

Ashley Vu, CCCN Summer 2021 Intern

Zabrina Cox, CCCN Director

Susannah Brown, CCCN Director

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