October 2021: Central Coast Childbirth Network Newsletter

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


Hello Central Coast!

This past month we have a lot of amazing events and announcements lined up for the rest of the year and we are excited to share with all of you. We hosted our most attended event series this Summer and just announc Fall Professionals Event Series. Our Board of Directors met last month and reflected on 2021 and made great strides in creating a larger vision for programs in 2022. CCCN had its first in-person booth at a local community event that had a successful outreach. We look forward to more in-person connections with you.

We've continued to connect with impactful community partners, and we've had a tremendous amount of support these past few months from our internship program. This month topics such as bereavement support will be the main focus of our informative content. We understand this content is sensitive and we will provide content warnings as necessary. If you have a topic you are passionate about, specialize in, or want to learn more about, send us a message!

"Hope is an embrace of the unknown." -Rebecca Solnit


Wow! What a fun CCCN Member and Community event. Cooking with Kendra was the most attended event series. Congratulations to our community member event Giveaway Winner Natalia Mendez. Thank you to Kendra Aronson, owner of Pregnant & Hungry for partnering with us. Thank you to Alexandra Klein, CCCN Board of Director for co-hosting the amazing cooking videos. A big thank you to the following businesses who made this giveaway possible: California Fresh Market, Donated Items from Seeds Family Childcare, and Zabrina Cox LLC.


Are you a Birth and Wellness Professional, local community establishing, or established business owner looking to assess professional or personal Vision, Values 2021? Join us for our last Professional Event Series! Build Resiliency in the Midst of Change Presented by Carrie Asuncion with Keys To Empowerment on December 2, 2021, from 5-6 PM PST via ZOOM. Register here to learn more. RSVP by 12/1


Our booth at the Spotted Whale event on Friday and Saturday, September 24th & 25th was a hit! It was incredible to attend one of the first in-person events where we got to interact and connect with people in the community in need of a variety of community resources. We cannot wait to be at more events like Spotted Whale in the future and make connections with the community!


CCCN is excited to have a booth at Tiana's "Mardi Gras" Princess Ball on Saturday, October 23! We cannot wait to be in person and connecting with the community at this event. Buy your tickets soon, as there is limited availability! Click here to get your tickets!!


We are excited to announce September New and Renewed CCCN Membership. Click on the image to learn more.

Please help us welcome:

  • The Pure Rose Collective

  • 5 Elements Pelvic Health and Women's Physical Therapy


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.


CCCN is excited to welcome two new CCCN Interns this Fall!! They have already begun to make meaningful community connections throughout the Central Coast. Keep reading to learn more about these wonderful interns.

Hi everyone! My name is Morgan Jamati and I am a fourth-year at Cal Poly SLO. I am majoring in Child Development and minoring in Psychology. I am also on the Prehealth track in the hopes of obtaining my Master’s in Nursing post-graduation! I am from the East Bay but have found myself loving so much about the central coast. I am so grateful to be an intern for the CCCN this upcoming fall and am excited to continue building connections between our health professionals and the community. I hope to build on my current knowledge about maternity health to better help and serve those in our own backyards. My goal for the future is to become an L&D or NICU nurse one day and I believe this internship will be a great learning opportunity. Thank you!

Hi!! My name is Megan Fisher and I am a fourth-year at Cal Poly SLO majoring in Psychology and minoring in Child Development. I am so excited to be working with CCCN and gaining this incredible experience in the childbirth world. When I changed my major to Psychology, I had the idea of becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist, but as I took more classes and my interests expanded. I knew I needed to explore the possibilities of childbirth/care in my future. What originally drew me to CCCN, was being able to connect with doulas in the community, but now I am fascinated by the multitude of opportunities and professions in the childbirth/care world. My goal for this internship is to leave with a greater understanding of what I want in my future and possibly find a niche for myself in the childbirth profession!

Thank you to CCCN Members and local businesses for providing shadowing opporutnites for CCCN Interns: Tamra Winfeld- Childbirth Educator/French Hospital, Dr. Daniel Bronstein of Beacon Chiropractic, and Jennifer Stover of Moving Toward Ease & Labor of Love


Read recent informative content on the CCCN Blog on topics from preconception throughout the first year of parenting:


CCCN Coffee Connection was joined by two guest speakers, Ashley Daoust, CBD and Jennifer Rogez, ACSW & PMH-C who guided us through conversations, resources, and support surrounding the topic of grief in pregnancy and infant loss.


"Perinatal loss occurs in. almost 2 million women a year."

"There is a stillbirth every 21 minutes in the United States."

"10-25% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage."

Resources highlighted during this month coffee connection:

Local Bereavement support in the CCCN Member Provider Directory

Local Bereavement Resources