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About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

Our Core Members

Marisol Garcia CD, AAHCC

Founder of Latina Mothers Collaborative, Certified Doula & Childbirth Educator

Marisol Garcia is a birth and postpartum doula and the owner of Together In Birth, a company focused on educating and empowering women and couples to achieve the birth they desire. Her company provides prenatal education classes, workshops, services and guidance throughout the pregnancy and postpartum journey. She is also the Founder of Latina Mothers Collaborative. An organization focused on uplifting professional Latina women, mothers and business owners who focus their work with pregnant and new mothers, offering services that foster a positive and empowering journey into motherhood. 

Marisol lives in Long Beach, CA with her partner, 2 sons Nicholas & Marrik and 2 dogs. She is firmly grounded in her beliefs and is guided by her amazing village which consists of her mother, sister & brother, they are her foundation. Along with the incredible families she has assisted in their own parenting journeys.

 Email: togetherinbirth@gmail.com  Phone: 562.472.5437  Website: www.togetherinbirth.com


Carolina Adame

Photographer

Carolina feels her experience as a an elementary teacher, as an artist, and as a mom allows her to capture love between mother and thier families in it's most simplistic form, so there will be enough room for all that is truly important. She wants you to know:

"I'm here to give you the gift of love captures through my eyes. I see you mama, and I hear you. I'm here to do what your heart yearns for. You know that moment you hold your little in your arms, and you notice he feels more like a boy and less like a baby? Or when you pick up your daughter and realize her chubby belly has disappeared and wonder, how in the world did you get so big? Your little one runs to you, with overflowing joy, wraps himself in your arms and the world stops, you stop, they stop. You want to memorize, to engrave the moment. I'm here to pause life for you. Let's replace the posed smiles for the authentic. Let's capture what it means to be fully present with those you love most in the world. If you would like to chat about a session, I'm here to listen. I want to hear your story and fill your heart. Contact me to begin planning an unforgettable session."

Email:  carolina@carolinaadame.com   Website: www.carolinaadame.com


Renee Lemus Elisaldez Ph.D.

College Professor & Certified Yoga Teacher

Renee has a PhD in Ethnic Studies and works as a college professor at Cal State Los Angeles and in the Los Angeles Community College District. She is also a certified yoga instructor specializing in prenatal yoga, and yoga for bodies of all shapes and sizes. Both her academic work as well as her yoga practice is grounded in a feminist perspective that considers how women navigate a patriarchal society that devalues and disempowers them. She is an advocate for reproductive justice which calls for an intersectional approach to reproductive rights that particularly centers the experience of women of color and other marginalized identities. To that end, Renee seeks to share the knowledge she has gained in her own reproductive journey as well as her academic education in order to empower women to make fully informed decisions in regards to their bodies and their reproductive choices.

Renee is a proud mama to 2 boys, and happily married living in Long Beach. She is available for private yoga session, as well as guest speaking jobs. 

 Email: renee.elisaldez@gmail.com   Website: www.renee-elisaldez.com


Susana Marquez M.A., MFT

Maternal Mental Health Clinician

When a woman has a baby, it is a moment of excitement, happiness, love and pure joy. Though it can also be a time in which a woman feels sad, lonely, nervous, worried, abandoned, neglected, scared, cries a lot, feelings of inadequacy even suicidal ideation. As a PPD/PPA survivor, I know all too well the struggles & challenges of being a mother of an infant & feeling non-existent or not know how to keep going. My biggest passion is providing validation, strength and empowerment to all mother's through their motherhood journey. I help my clients, mother's, find their tribe, their support system, their voice and their strength to help them through the challenging times of motherhood so they can learn to self care, manage stress effectively and not pour from an empty vessel.  As a Latina, I provide services in Spanish and cultural traditions, myths, expectations are explored and/or challenged so that the mother finds her own sense of identity in her journey.

Every mother's struggles and symptoms are different, no motherhood journeys are the same. I have received training on perinatal mood disorders, symptoms and treatments from Maternal Mental Health Now.  

My educational background includes an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, a Doctorate of Psychology (in progress) in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University in Irvine. I earned a BA in Sociology from California State University Long Beach. 

Email: memyselfnmommy@gmail.com   Phone: 562.668.0186   Website: www.memyselfnmommy.com


Cristina Rose (Smith) Ph.D.

La Leche League Leader

Grand-daughter of Priscilla of New Mexico and Concepcion of Cebu, Dr. Cristina Rose Smith was born in Los Angeles, CA and earned a PhD at the California Institute of Integral Studies. As a mother, an artist and a writer as well as a Gender and Ethnic Studies professor at CSU Dominguez Hills, she is engaged with women-affirming and indigenous-rooted communites based out of Long Beach.

Email:  drcristinarosesmith@gmail.com   Website: cristinagolondrina.com


Natalie King Wilson D.C.

Chiropractor & Certified Lactation Educator Conselor

Dr. Natalie Wilson is a mother of 3, Adele 6, Alaia 4 and Luke 6 months.  Dr. Wilson is a chiropractor, a certified lactation educator counselor and a certified health coach.  Dr. Wilson’s chiropractic office offers care for the entire family but takes special pride in her extended education and course work with the International Pediatric Chiropractic association for the care of pregnant women and children.

Dr. Wilson feels that health care come from within and it is also Full Circle and take a holistic approach in all aspects of her life. She manages her private practive, 3 kids, and homeschoo and loves every minute of it. Dr. Wilson's focus to empower women and families and to help them reach their highest potential and be aware of all the choice out there and to help them choose what is the best for them and their families unique situations.

Email: drnataliedc@gmail.com  Phone: 562.665.1479


Danellia Arechiga CD, CBE

Full Spectrum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Placenta Encapsulator, Owner of MaMi Amor Birth, Co-Owner La Fuente LB

Danellia trained as a birth doula and childbirth educator in 2012 by the amazing Ana Paula of Bini Birth whom she worked and apprenticed with during her early years as a new doula. She also encapsulates placentas and teaches other birthworkers how to take sacred placenta medicine into their communities. I have trained with traditional Mexican midwife Naoli Vinaver learning rebozo techniques for labor and birth. I have studied belly binding with Monarca Birth, and is currently training with Indigemama through learning Mexican Traditional Medicine for postpartum healing. ⠀

Ma Mi Amor Birth was created to provide quality birth education, to consistently support the birthing person, and to share resources with families as they enter into their parenthood journey using evidence-based information and intuitive knowledge. Danellia also acknowledges the epidemic of systemic racism and obstetrical violence that is prevalent in communities of color and she is committed to being a resource of support and resistance for these communities. ⠀

Email: mamiamorbirth@gmail.com Phone: 310.616.6091 Website: www.mamiamorbirth.com