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May 2021: Central Coast Childbirth Network Newsletter

Updated: Jun 5, 2021

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


Hello! Last month we celebrated our first year as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Check out our year in review and videos available in links below. We are so grateful for the messages and comments we received. Your support continues to aid CCCN in being a platform to connect valuable community resources and support for birth and wellness professionals and families on the Central Coast from preconception through the first year of parenting.

Did you miss our videos? Here is a link to our Videos on Instagram and YouTube.


The Central Coast Childbirth Network Board of Directors has been actively trying to grow the Board and to fill the Vice President vacancy. In 2020, Board of Director Susannah Brown was able to take on the role of Interim Vice-President as the careful search for the new Directors began. It has been especially important to find the right individuals with skills in fundraising and non-profit expertise

The Vice-President role is still to be determined, and an essential step forward is to bring on board these new individuals. Join us in welcoming our new Directors Cheryl Wakefield and Michelle Graham, to the Board. They will both serve as Board of Directors through March 2022.

Learn more about our newly appointed Board of Directors here.


CCCN and many amazing community partners have been working closely with the Bridges Planning Team and we are so excited to share that community registration is now open!

Join us for the 5th annual BRIDGES TO RESILIENCE conference on June 9th! This virtual event provides a day of learning and networking that strengthens trauma informed care networks by raising awareness of resources that can help prevent, treat, and heal the harmful consequences of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Register today at


A summary of our last Coffee Connection from CCCN Board Member Zabrina Cox.

June's Coffee Connection speaker was Megan Bochum, LM, CPM, IBCLC and owner of Pacific Midwifery.

Megan shared an informative overview of her own practice from the midwifery model of care from adolescent into postpartum. In summary, Megan shared how her midwifery care incorporates the family unit as client centered, trauma informed, and multigenerational where the birth process resembles a physiological process rather than a medical event to support minimal to as little interruptions as possible to keep the family together. It is important to make sure the clients feel heard, safe, respected in bodily autonomy and decision makers of their care. CCCN recently shared an IG post from the coffee connection with Megan here.

If you would like to learn more about Megan Bochum, LM, CPM, IBCLC, or midwifery care please visit, Pacific Midwifery.

CCCN Members ONLY: Join us for the next COFFEE CONNECTION Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 9:00 - 9:45 am. Katie Leach, Birthwork For All will be our speaker on childbirth education! Click here for link.


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


Attention Birth/Wellness Professionals and parents!


2021 Maternal Mental Health Community Directory for Northern and Mid-Santa Barbara County

Key Updates:


-Support groups

-Perinatal Loss

Did you see CCCN is listed in the new 2021 Maternal Mental Health Community Directory?

Thank you Dignity Health and Calandra Park, MSW, RN Program Coordinator, Perinatal Mental Health at Dignity for their community collaborative effort to provide essential resources for our community! Go download today!

Birth and wellness professionals and parents: Learn about May 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:



*Copy Paper





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!


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.


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!

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