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March 2022: Central Coast Childbirth Network Newsletter

Updated: Mar 28, 2022

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


Hello CCCN Community! We are so excited to welcome you into 2022 as we are back with our first newsletter of the year! This year we have a year of fun and educational events planned for CCCN Members and Community. We will be publishing our CCCN Newsletter quarterly this year.

Thank you for taking the time to stay connected with CCCN. If you are new to our website, we welcome you! Our newsletter is a great way to get introduced to who we are, our mission, vision, programs and exciting community updates! We invite you to keep reading to learn more.

And if you are returning, thank you! We appreciate the support from our community members and #CCCNMembers.


We have so many exciting events planned for this new year, including the Central Coast Birth, Baby, Family & Wellness Expo on May 14th from10am-4pm at the Women's Club in Arroyo Grande. Hosted by Central Coast Childbirth Network, INC. Sponsored and funded by First 5 SLO County, Children's Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara County, Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition and the City of Arroyo Grande. Check out our Expo webpage where you can learn more about this event and see vendors who will be there!

There are many ways you can support CCCN and this upcoming event with vendor and non-vendor opportunities.


Great news! We received two grants from @WalmartGiving to support our mission here at Central Coast Childbirth Network. At the CCCN, we believe that every individual and family should have access to diverse birth and wellness providers and resources on the Central Coast. By bringing education, respect, collaboration, and community spirit, we can make an impact today to create a brighter future.

This is a group effort, and everyone has a unique ability to make a difference. Thank you, Walmart Store # 2507 and #5659 in Santa Maria, for joining the movement! You’re proving that generosity can bring our community together in times of need. Together, we can ensure the CCCN 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.

Thank you, From all of us at the CCCN TEAM


Exciting announcement 🎉

✅We are hosting our first FUN-draiser.

🗣🎨Calling all Artists and Creatives

🎁The goal of this virtual auction is to raise money for our programs and services and we want your help.

Support CCCN today!Sign-up and donate your creative talents and crafts by April 9th, 2022! Learn more by clicking link below.

Fundraiser Info
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The #CCCNTeam had the wonderful opportunity to join the South County Chambers luncheon last month as we listened to CCCN CFO/Treasurer, and Secretary Susannah Brown speak on behalf of Spokes for Nonprofits. Spokes has a tremendous presence for our organization and continues to be a great resource for our Board of Directors. We had a wonderful afternoon networking and connecting with local businesses. We are so proud of you Susannah 🎉🎉

We are grateful to share this opportunity with #CCCNInterns Morgan and Alana!

Learn more about South County Chambers on their website. Also, check out our Instagram post from this event as well as South County Chambers.


Thank you #CCCNMembers, #CCCNInterns and CCCN Board of Directors for joining our first in-person event of 2022! CCCN Member Connection was so much fun! Congrats to Natalia Mendez #cccnmember who got to take home @themayancollective candle!

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! Check out our Instagram post!

Our next Member Connection will be August 3rd.

Guests welcome. CCCN Members Free | $10 Non-Members

Contact for more information.


We were so excited to host our first CCCN Coffee Connection of 2022 for birth and wellness professionals on the Central Coast!

We are excited to talk to local doulas in the CCCN Community about doula support for families and peer support for birth workers on the Central Coast. We invite you to check out our recent doula blog and our CCCN Member Directory where we have 19 doulas as #cccnmembers!

Thank you to our guest speakers for joining us. Also, thank you Rock and Roll Diner in Oceano for hosting us on the patio and our CCCN Team for putting these events together!

If you are interested in being a speaker or sponsor of one of these events, please contact


We want to hear from YOU! Contact us today to volunteer for the opportunity to share your valuable information and resources in the CCCN Blog, Newsletter, Community Calendar and on our social media accounts. We are looking for guest speakers, blog writers, social media creatives, event planning, and researchers.

We need volunteers! If you are interested, use this form today! Questions please contact

We recently started our Ambassador Program this year. CCCN Ambassadors are volunteers who are vital to the CCCN Team. They are responsible for engaging with key community partners, community and CCCN Members in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties to raise awareness about the CCCN Mission, Vision, Programs and Services. Our next meeting is March 28, 2022 at 12:00pm. Contact for more information

👋Welcome Emily Cracknell to the #cccnteam. Emily is already a part of the CCCN Community as a #CCCNMember and we are excited to Welcome Emily to our team. Emily has already attended her first Coffee Connection and has an active role planning the upcoming Central Coast Birth, Baby, Family & Wellness Expo. @rosebirthandwellness

💡Learn more about Emily and our Ambassador program at


We are excited to announce New CCCN New & Renewed Membership.


Follow us here across social media for March #CCCNmembers. 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.


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.

Join us as the Spotted Whale May 6th and 7th!

"The Spotted Whale will be returning to the Madonna Expo! Don’t miss out on SLO County’s largest consignment sale held in the Central Coast’s largest indoor event space."-

Community classes:

Join past CCCN Presentor and supporter Carrie Asuncion at upcoming ReFuel + ReFlect:

2022 L & D Classes French Hospital
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Marian Childbirth Class Schedule
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Jen Rogez Flyer
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CCCN thanks the hard work and dedication from CCCN Interns.

We are so fortunate to partner with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo students for our internship program.This month we said thank you and stay connected with us as both #cccninterns Morgan Jamati and Alana Krull finished their internship.

Read their personal reflections to learn about their experiences and message to future interns.

"All of these experiences and more taught me so much about maternal health, childbirth education, and the importance of community involvement. I have a passion for serving others and helping those who have limited resources...I feel more prepared and excited than ever before and cannot wait to see what the future has in store for me." -Morgan Jamati, CCCN Intern

"The experiences, knowledge, learning, and growth I gained from this internship are priceless. These are only a few reflections from the many activities I participated in. I am so thankful for the mentorship, self-discovery, skills, and investment that came from Zabrina and Susannah this quarter. I recommend checking out CCCN's Instagram, website, and events for further support, resources, and news!" -Alana Krull, CCCN Intern

CCCN is grateful for our internship mentors Susannah Brown and Zabrina Cox who wear many hats here and our birth and wellness professionals who offered many shadow opportunities this quarter. Their time and dedication has make an impact for our interns.

1000'𝒔 - 𝒐𝒇 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒌 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒘𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒌 𝒚𝒐𝒖, 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒏𝒔, 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑪𝑪𝑪𝑵 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒊𝒓𝒕𝒉, 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒇𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑪𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒍 𝑪𝒐𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒐𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒅𝒐𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒆𝒔.

  • Dignity Health French Hospital, San Luis Obispo

  • Alia Clark, CPM, LM

  • Justine Waldram, CPM, LM

  • Jennifer Stover- Mama Mentoring

  • Kids Network of Santa Barbara County

  • P5-CAN SLO

  • Zabrina Cox LLC

  • Alexandria Porter, Birth Within Doula Services

  • C. L. Smith Elementary

  • Susannah Brown

Thank you to January- March 2022 interns:

Alana Krull and Morgan Jamati

Thank you, previous interns June - December 2021:

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


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 Latest 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 March? Please share in the comments. For more resources and support visit


To learn more about the CCCN Board of Directors, please visit our updated BOD webpage to learn more. We are excited to be introducing 2022-2024 Board of Directors this Spring/Summer. Interested in serving your community with our local non-profit? Join our Board! We are excited to hear from you! Please contact or for any questions.

Board Retreat 2021
Board of Directors from Left to Right: Cheryl Wakefield, Zabrina Cox, Alexandra Klein, Susannah Brown, Natalia Mendez


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 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.

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.


To see our past newsletters from 2021, CLICK HERE


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, CtP Program Director

Morgan Jamati, CCCN Intern

Last updates: (3/28/2022)

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