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June 2021: Central Coast Childbirth Network Newsletter

Updated: Jul 7, 2021

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


It's June! That means we are halfway through the year and we anticipate it to be an active Summer. As we continue our second year as a non-profit and envision in-person settings, we are dedicated now more than ever to continue to support birth and wellness professionals and families on the Central Coast. We miss you! We've got some exciting announcements to share this month that strengthen and grow our programs and commitments.

This month, we will highlight our Summer Interns, and Childbirth Education Resources. Representing CCCN, President/CEO Zabrina Cox was on the planning team for the Bridges to Resilience Conference that occurred on June 9th. "This has been a phenomenal opportunity to join forces with tri-counties resources to build Central Coast care networks that are trauma-informed and resiliency-focused. There are so many dedicated advocates who are raising awareness about the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) for children, parents, and families on the Central Coast." Continue to learn more about great community events and locally in this month's newsletter.


You screened for ACEs. Now what? As a medical professional, you know that you should screen for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)—but where should you refer people for services? Find the resources and tri-county connections you need at BRIDGES TO RESILIENCE, a live virtual conference on June 9th. To learn more, visit Visit Central Coast Childbirth Network in the Resource Hall!


Maternal mental health can be thought of as the “first ACE” (adverse childhood experience) which then cascades into physical and mental illness in the child and family for generations, playing a role in the perinatal physical health outcomes of both moms and their babies. View 2020 Mom and Jonathan Goldfinger, MD in a discussion that focuses on how doctors can address this in their scope of practice and how CA’s Surgeon General has prioritized ACE screening. Amanda Winn from HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) joined us as well with the research explaining why PACEs is the newly adopted term in the ACEs movement.

To learn more about 2020 mom click here.


Early this month, we announced our new interns joining the Professionals to Community (CtP) program here at CCCN! Click the image to learn more about who they are and their goals for supporting the CCCN in Summer 2021!


June 14th from 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Hosted by Jean Steel, on learning to manage stress and lengthen your life. RSVP by June 12th!


This month we heard from Katie Leach of Birthwork For All as we discussed Childbirth Education on the Central Coast. As a Registered Nurse, Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Lompoc native, her perspective is refreshing and tailored to her clients.

Looking ahead, join us next month for a coffee connection with Tawny Sterios as we highlight spiritual and connective wellness! July 6th at 9 am. (This will be pre-recorded).


Our biggest supporters are our CCCN Members. CCCN members are birth and wellness professionals who provide services from preconception through the first year of parenting in SLO & N. Santa Barbara Counties. Our members inform, educate, and advocate through CCCN events, blog, and discussion panels. We are so thankful for their support. Read our latest blog as we highlight New and Renewed CCCN Membership.

In the CCCN Member Directory, check out local professionals providing services for:


✨Baby & Toddler Programs


✨Bereavement Support

✨Birth Center

✨Childbirth Education


✨Chiropractic Care


✨Family Physician

✨Fitness & Nutrition


✨Infant & Child Sleep Consulting


✨Lactation Support

✨Massage Therapy & Bodywork

✨Mental Health Professionals




✨Pediatric Care

✨Parenting Education & Support

✨Photography & Videography

✨Physical/Pelvic Floor Therapy

✨Placenta Encapsulation

✨Preschool, Baby & Toddler Classes


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.

Disclaimer: CCCN does not give medical advice. See full disclaimer at


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


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


Did you hear? CCCN is on!

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.

Current requests:



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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.

Feeling a deep connection and a strong attachment to your newborn can happen instantly or take time to develop, especially for partners. Here are some great ideas to increase bonding with your little one and a new member of the family. See our post we recently shared on Instagram.

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!


Local Resources for business support


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!

Made possible in collaboration with:

Bernice Nuñez, CCCN Summer 2021 Intern

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