July 2021: Central Coast Childbirth Network Newsletter

Updated: Jul 10, 2021

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


Hello Central Coast!

Can you believe it's July already? We have been seeing so many of our CCCN Members sharing fun and meaningful events, as well as planning special events and celebrating togetherness once again. We are also planning some fun and educational events and will be announcing one of them in about a week! We are all about connecting information in a positive and easy-to-digest way. You may have seen some of our interns work this past month with some informative content pieces written about important conversations about baby bonding as well as a father-figure or caregiver's role in bonding. We have a lot of informative content coming out over the summer and later this fall on a range of preconception through the first year-year of parenting topics. Have a topic you want to learn more about or if you are a professional, and want to educate the community? Send us a message!

We value support, connection and, respect and are working on getting some in-person connections between providers going once again. Upcoming this month we will have some changes to our CCCN Board roles as we are excited to be finally appointing a new Vice-President! This past year, we all have had to pivot and make adjustments and are so thankful for the work Susannah Brown has given us as interim Vice-President. She will be continuing to serve on the Board as well as lead the Professionals to Community Program. We are committed to bringing the community and our professionals the best leaders possible and are always looking for more mission-driven driven minds. If you find our mission speaking to you, or know of someone who might fit in send us a message and we can find a way for you to make meaningful contributions to the CCCN and the Central Coast community.

We hope your July is full of celebration, and that you make time to connect with what supports your spiritual and wellness journey. For many of us, that means outside family time, hiking, beach days, long drives, and for others that might look like unplugging and journaling or connecting with a provider who supports that journey. However that looks for you, remember we are here for you and if you need resources or support follow our social media and website updates, and check out our resources and member directory for providers who can help.

Share with us your spiritual and connective wellness photos all July with the hashtag #cccnconnect.

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


Twice a year, we send out membership information and a whole lot of appreciation. This year we were able to give our members a custom lanyard and custom seed paper. We've enjoyed growing with our members and community! Thank you, #CCCNMembers, for supporting our Mission and Vision! We have an online directory with over 40 Birth and Wellness Professionals. They support the community from Preconception through the First Year of Parenting. We are grateful for CCCN's #cccnmembers and the heartwork we get to do with all of you in our community! The CCCN to Professionals Program integrates our values: Respect, Support, Collaborate; with birth and wellness professionals to support our mission here on the Central Coast. Click on the picture to see our previous IG post and see what our CCCN Members are saying about their membership. Learn more about Central Coast Childbirth Network programs and membership at centralcoastchildbirthnetwork.com

Photo Credit: Alexandria Porter, CCCN Member


Since Fall 2020, Our President, Zabrina Cox, has had the opportunity to represent CCCN on the Bridges to Resilience Planning Team for the Bridges to Resilience: ACES Aware Conference for the tri-counties region. This event took place virtually on June 9th and included over 900 registrants!“This was such a wonderful opportunity to learn more about ACES and the impacts of ACES on the child and family. There are key resources in our community that foster healthy relationships in families. A vital stage of development we represent is from Preconception through the first year of parenting. Building connections in our community with other organizations, our CCCN Members, and families fosters our Mission and Values. Thank you to the Chair and co-chairs: Barb Finch (KIDS Network), Florene Bednersh (Children and Family Resource Services), Terri Allison (Resilient Santa Barbara County) of the planning team for the amazing work you are doing in the community and to the many other organizations who supported this event. " Zabrina Cox, President

Check out CCCN and other local resources in the tri-counties region in the conference Resource Hall.

Read our IG post for day of the event comments and pictures.