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March 2021: Central Coast Childbirth Network Newsletter

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


Did you hear? Due to recent sponsorship from Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition and Dignity Health we invite you to a FREE Community event.

Sign-up by March 20th

The last day of Book Club was March 18th. Sign-up by tomorrow and you will still have access through March 26th.

On March 26th, we are honored to invite Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens author of Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology to the Central Coast for a LIVE Author Q & A. Learn more and sign-up here.

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


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

Thank you Dr. Carla Nerelli and Dr. Yvonne Yang for speaking with us about Family Planning! We loved hearing about the approach you both take to care for families trying to conceive which includes evaluating and caring for the mental, emotional, and physical aspects of one's health.

Dr. Carla Nerelli, L.Ac shared her passion of working with families struggling to conceive. She prides herself on helping families to understand cycles, create change with egg or sperm health, and regulate hormones. When Dr. Nerelli works with surrogacy, IVF/IUI, and social infertility she will determine appropriate timing to order labs, imaging, semen analysis and discuss a plan, the patient's willingness, interest, and their ideal timeline. Dr. Nerelli's approach to care is to focus on the roots of the tree so that the branches can flourish.

Dr. Yvonne Yang, D.O. highlighted her work as a licensed Osteopathic Physician practicing Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM), saying she often works as a bridge between Western Medicine and what Eastern Medicine already knows so that she can treat a person's cells at that moment in time.

CCCN Members ONLY: Join us on April 6th at 9am for our next Coffee Connection with upcoming guest speaker Michelle Lee Graham. Click here for link.


Our Board meetings are on the second Wednesday of every other month. 11:00 AM-1:00 PM * exceptions March 24th, and July 7th

Interested in serving your community with our local non-profit? Join our Board! We are excited to hear from you! Applications are open.


CCCN is proud to partner with the ACEs Aware Care Network Tri-County Region to support the Aces Aware Initiative on the Central Coast. Together we continue planning for the upcoming 5th Annual Bridges to Resilience Conference that will connect providers and various health sectors together for a day of learning. To learn more about ACES and how get involved visit


Behind the scenes, our team is updating the interface and experience. We've updated our home page, revamped our CCCN Member Directory and created all new CCCN Member Listings!


We have an updated Non-profit FB Page! Come join us and Like our page to learn more about Community events, resources and CCCN updates for you.


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!

Upcoming event for parents, parent leaders, and partner, and community leaders presented by the Coastal Tri-Counties Child Abuse Prevention Coaltion. Learn more here.

Educational opportunity for professionals providing reproductive and perinatal care. The CMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Register here.


Follow us on our social media for resources! March Highlight from CCCN! Find Providers who support family planning.

Learn more about Endometriosis here.

Learn more about Doula Week here.

From Dr. Jane Lehr, Director of the Office of Student Research

Professor Ph.D. Science & Technology Studies and Women’s Studies Reflecting at Cal Poly shares reflections on Women's History Month.

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.

Welcome our most recent CCCN Members!


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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