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December 2021: Central Coast Childbirth Network Newsletter

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


Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday from the CCCN Team. We've made it! Our 12th and final newsletter of 2021!

In 2022, we are looking ahead to an eventful and connected year! Moving forward we will continue Coffee Connection, #CCCNMember Connections, a Central Coast Expo, Professionals' event series, and next CCCN Board of Director election.

It has been a ๐ŸŽ to serve families and birth and wellness professionals on the Central Coast alongside and in collaboration with community partners, #cccnmembers, volunteers, and interns.

It has also been a ๐ŸŽ to receive the support of service, in-kind donations and financial contributions to grow and strengthen our Mission and impact here at CCCN.

Thank you for taking the time to stay connected with CCCN. Join us in the Spring for our next publication. Stay connected with us through our social media pages and website.


Thank you for supporting CCCN on Giving Tuesday! Because of generous members, businesses, neighbors, friends and family, we were able to raise over $3,600 towards the $20,000 we need to fully fund our programs in 2022. YAY! We are so grateful for the kindness and community spirit.

As a nonprofit, we rely on generosity, donations, and volunteerism to lead and operate the CCCN including hundreds of hours from unpaid student interns. Contact us to find out ways to continue giving year-round. Email:


Thank you #CCCNMembers, #CCCNInterns and CCCN Board of Directors for joining our last in-person event of 2021! CCCN Quarterly Connection was so much fun! Congrats to Sheryl Gross #cccnmember for winning our basket giveaway!

Thank you Old Juan Cantina for hosting us and we enjoyed their amazing service!

We couldn't do what we do without our fabulous volunteers and donors!

Who will join us in 2022? Next #CCCNMember Connection is February 2nd 530-630 PM. Details to follow. Guests welcome. Contact for more information.


Our recent CCCN Coffee Connection co-host and CtP Program Director Zabrina Cox and CCCN Members spoke with local birth and wellness professional Dr Niki Rarig, ND, LAc about Naturopathic Medicine and modalities that support individuals from preconception through postpartum. Click HERE to read our November Coffee Connection Highlight Blog post to learn more!

Coffee Connections will resume the first Tuesday in March 2022! If you are interested in being a speaker please contact

Visit our IG page to see Coffee Connection Q & A with Dr. Niki Rarig, ND, LAc! Click on image to watch video now.


Earlier this month we had another inspiring event presented by Carrie Asuncion @carriekte for #cccnmembers and new or established business owners. It was so great to reflect about our personal and professional values and vision for 2022! Thank you everyone for attending!

Visit our IG or FB page to read full review of event!

Join us again in December 2022! Details TBA soon.


We have something exciting to share ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

CCCN CFO, Treasurer, and Secretary Susannah Brown was recently accepted into the Leadership South County Class III.

Learn more about the program and exciting new in recent post. Click on image to read more.

Learn more in recently published South County Chamber Newsletter.


We are excited to announce November New CCCN Membership. Click on the image to learn more.

Please help us welcome:

  • The SLO Doula Connection

If you are interested in joining Central Coast Childbirth Network as a birth and wellness professional, you are invited to join any of our end of the year events to learn more about CCCN and membership with a one time guest pass.

Thank you #CCCNMembers for supporting our Mission and Vision! We have an online directory with over 40 Birth and Wellness Professionals who support the community from Preconception through the First Year of Parenting. Twice a year we send out membership information and a whole lot of appreciation.

This year we were able to collaborate with one of our #cccnmembers for an extra special gift. Thank you Ashley Murphy #cccnmember of TwoBriths Doula for making an amazing healing salve for each #cccnmember. Learn more about this great collaboration here. (Pictured from left to right: Cheryl Wakefield, CCCN Vice-President, Megan Fisher-CCCN Intern, Morgan Jamati-CCCN Intern)


Whether you are a new parent or birth and wellness professional, you will want to stay connected with helpful resources on our community calendar. For more upcoming events, check out our community calendar. Do you have an event you want to share? Please submit your event info here.

#cccnmember event coming up...

INNATE 4th Trimester Course Flyer with The Gardening Doula - VICTORIA CARRANZA
Download PDF โ€ข 2.08MB

Community classes:

2022 L & D Classes French Hospital
Download PDF โ€ข 9.39MB

Download PDF โ€ข 306KB

Marian Childbirth Class Schedule
Download PDF โ€ข 150KB

Jen Rogez Flyer
Download PDF โ€ข 3.64MB


CCCN thanks the hard work and dedication from CCCN Interns.

๐‘พ๐’† ๐’๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’„๐’†๐’๐’†๐’ƒ๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’‚๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•๐’”, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐’๐’–๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’•๐’๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’“๐’†๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’”๐’†๐’“๐’—๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’–๐’”.

โ˜…729- total hours from 8 interns in 7 months.

โ˜… 241.5 hours in the last 10 weeks by 2 interns alone!

โ˜…6 Educational Institutions represented: 4 ๐‘ช๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ท๐’๐’๐’š, 1 ๐‘ผ๐‘ช๐‘บ๐‘ฉ + ๐‘ช๐’–๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’‚ ๐‘ช๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’ˆ๐’†,1 ๐‘ผ๐‘ช ๐‘ฉ๐’†๐’“๐’Œ๐’๐’†๐’š, 1 ๐‘ผ๐‘ช ๐‘ด๐’†๐’“๐’„๐’†๐’…, 1 ๐‘บ๐’•. ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’“๐’š'๐’” ๐‘ช๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’ˆ๐’†.

โ˜…2- Interns will be joining us in 4 weeks for the Winter Quarter, Thanks to our continued partnership with California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.

โ˜… 1- intern will be joining us from Tennessee State University in early 2022 for the semester.

1000'๐’” - ๐’๐’‡ ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’๐’๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’‚๐’š ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’Œ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐’Ž๐’๐’”๐’•๐’๐’š ๐’˜๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’‚๐’š ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’Œ ๐’š๐’๐’–, ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’๐’”, ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’”๐’–๐’‘๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ช๐‘ช๐‘ช๐‘ต ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’–๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’“๐’•๐’‰, ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’”๐’”, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’‡๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’๐’” ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ช๐’†๐’๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ช๐’๐’‚๐’”๐’• ๐’˜๐’‰๐’ ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Ž ๐’”๐’‰๐’‚๐’…๐’๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’‘๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’–๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’†๐’”.

Thank you to June- December 2021 interns:

Ashley Vu Dominique Tzou, Julianna La Coco, Bernice Nuรฑez, Morgan Jamati, Megan Fisher, A.W., Dante Coletta

Thank you, previous interns 2019-June 2021:

Kassidy Hamer and Lauren Carter.

Stay tuned as we will be presenting 5 of these Interns for their specific contributions to the CCCN and the Central Coast Community in the next week!


We are excited to announce CCCN Intern Megan Fisher three part blog series is now published. Learn more about Megan's personal reflection as a CCCN Intern, personal shadowing experiences while offering her final perspective on her future. Thank you Megan for your contributions to CCCN!


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 social media calendar or learn something thing new.

Check out CCCN's New blog post HERE for more information.

Made possible in collaboration with Morgan Jamati, CCCN Intern. We greatly appreciate your support!

Do you know of any other important Awareness days or months for December? Please share in the comments. For more resources and support visit

Last month, CCCN published recently blog post about local retail businesses that have products to support families from preconception through early parenting. Learn more about each business and see what they have to offer on the Central Coast here! We want to continue to support local businesses and childbirth wellness professionals in our community.


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!

Positions Available March 2022:

  • Secretary

  • Vice-President

  • Board of Director

We are grateful for the support from past Board of Directors who have been instrumental in the Mission, Vision and Programs of CCCN: Thank you for your service Mckayla Rodriguez, Brittany Randolph, Karla Wenger, Lindsey Faucette, and Michelle Graham.


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.

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.


Local Community Resources for parents and birth and wellness providers:

  • The 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.

  • Postpartum List Worksheet

  • CCCN Member Provider Directory. See Flyers below.


Local Resources for business support

Did you hear you can add a link to your Instagram stories? Learn more info HERE!


Latest COVID-19 resources by county

SB County

Health Care Professionals and anyone entering the hospital setting, including birthing families and partners, please note the more recent State Office Public Health Order from the CA Department of Health regarding Requirements for Visitors in Acute Health Care and Long-Term Care Settings. Please read the following order for more information here. At this time, it is important to phone your local hospitals or birth setting for the most up-to-date visitor policies.


Click on the links below to read our previous Newsletters.

Next Publication March 2022! Update: CCCN will move to quarterly Newsletters to be published in the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter 2022. Subscribe now to stay up-to-date with CCCN.













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:

Zabrina Cox, CCCN Director and CtP Program Director

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