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Elizabeth Dubbs
Beach Cities Midwifery
Laguna Hills
24902 Moulton Pkwy.
Suite 120
Laguna Hills, CA 92637
Phone: (949) 215-7575
Fax: (949) 215-5757
Long Beach
1224 E. Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA 90807

Phone: (562) 912-4421
Fax: (562) 661-6084
Issue 3March 2014
We hope this newsletter finds you well.  Each month Beach Cities Midwifery will bring you news about our company, highlight a staff member, welcome the babies born the previous month, and share interesting articles about pregnancy, well-women care, and beyond.  We hope you enjoy reading it!
Guests line up for lunch at the In-In-Out burger truck
What's New...
Good times at the Beach Cities 5-year Anniversary



On Sunday, March 2, Beach Cities Midwifery celebrated their five year anniversary at the Laguna Hills birth center.  Despite the rainy weather, the party was a huge success!  Patients and their families enjoyed lunch from In-N-Out Burger, face painting, and crafts for the kids.  The children were encouraged to decorate "fish" for the Sea of Life wall, which indicated the year of their birth and their Midwife.  It was such a treat seeing familiar faces and reconnecting with patients from the past (and their growing kiddos!).  A big thanks to everyone who attended -- we wouldn't be the great practice we are without all of our amazing patients, staff, and friends.



Children and families having fun at the party

Lots of colored 'fish' for Sea of Life wall
Happy Birth Day!
Welcoming our February Babies

Beach Cities Midwifery proudly welcomes the following babies born last month:


4 - Eleanor12 - Henry22 - Quinn
4 - Braelynn13 - Cecilia24 - Marcus
5 - Miles15 - Huckleberry28 - Finn
6 - Alice17 - Kiera
9 - Gunnar20 - Emelia
9 - Brooklyn21 - Micah


Featured Staff
Elizabeth Dubbs, CNM

Elizabeth has been a Midwife since 1998 and was previously a labor and delivery nurse with LA County since 1992.  She holds a degree in midwifery from Charles Drew Medical School and a master's degree in nursing from California State University - Long Beach. Elizabeth strongly believes in educating women to make informed choices; she loves answering patient's questions and explaining things. Having worked many years in hospital settings, she is a strong supporter of birth centers and home birth.  Since becoming a Midwife, she has primarily been catching babies in homes and birth centers. Elizabeth has 3 children that were born at home in the water.  She has practiced attachment parenting, extended breastfeeding, babywearing, and uses natural remedies and homeopathics with her family.  When she isn't homeschooling her children, she enjoys doing pottery, cooking, and growing food in their large garden. 


In the News...
This section features articles in the news we found worthy of your attention:
Coming Soon...
From Passion to Pacifiers: A Relationship Workshop
This month we will be offering a unique relationship workshop for couples taught by Quentin Hafner, LMFT.  His one-day course, From Passion to Pacifiers: A Relationship Workshop for Couples with New Babies, will be held on Saturday, March 29 from 9am-noon at the Laguna Hills birth center
For more information on Quentin, please visit his website Please call our offices to reserve your spot. Space is limited.
Save the Date!
Making the Case for Mother-Friendly Birth Practices: Safer Care and Lower Costs  

We are proud to announce the 2014 CABO Event,

Making the Case for Mother-Friendly Birth Practices: Safer Care and Lower Costs conference scheduled for Saturday, May 5 at California State University, Fullerton benefiting the Community Alliance for Birth Options.   A collaboration of local and national experts will come together to discuss the future of Orange County's childbirth practices and help establish strategies to improve mother-friendly birth options. You will also have a chance to hear from prominent leaders and advocates for better and safer maternity care from this community, including Dr. David Lagrew, Nicette Jukelevics, and award-winning author Henci Goer.  


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Beach Cities Midwifery and Women's Health Care are Certified Nurse Midwives who specialize in normal pregnancy and out-of-hospital childbirth; either at our Licensed and Accredited Birth Center or in your home. We have luxurious home-like facilities, located in both Laguna Hills and Long Beach. We are in-network with many insurance companies including most PPOs, Medi-Cal, AIM, and TriWest. We have flexible payment options and pride ourselves on maximizing insurance reimbursement to limit out-of-pocket costs for our patients at all stages of pregnancy.


Here are a few highlights of our services:

  • Midwifery care throughout pregnancy, birth, and beyond
  • Labor support services provided at every birth
  • Oversized bathtub for water labor and birth
  • Birth 'your way' according to your Birth Plan
  • Award winning service and care
  • Only licensed Birth Center in Orange County and Los Angeles County
  • Nationally recognized Midwives