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Featured Staff
Kenneth A. James, MD 
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 4April 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!
What's New...
'The Healthy Pregnancy Book' , co-authored by our very own, BJ Snell, is now ON SALE!


The Healthy Pregnancy Book guides expectant mothers and fathers through all stages of pregnancy from preconception through birth, focusing on how to enhance the health of mother and baby. In this uniquely authoritative and comprehensive month-by-month guide, the authors address emotional and physical changes that take place during pregnancy, baby's brain development, healthy pregnancy habits, pregnancy superfoods, optimal weight gain, fitness, managing stress, sleep, choosing the right healthcare provider, birthing choices, the transition into parenthood, engaging personal stories, and more.


The book is available for purchase at the birth center -- $15 per book or $20 for an autographed copy.

Happy Birth Day!
Welcoming our March Babies

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


1 - Charlotte15 - Otto22 - Noah30 - Lincoln
5 - Harvey16 - Elianna22 - Aurora
6 - Clara16 - Jonah23 - Merrik
7 - Eve18 - Mile25 - Sierra
7 - Cruz19 - Jonathan26 - James
9 - Rylen21 - Micah26 - Rowan


Featured Staff
Kenneth A. James, MD, FACOG  


Kenneth A. James is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a private practice in Laguna Beach, California. In addition to his own practice, Dr. James is the consulting physician with Beach Cities Midwifery & Women's Health Care. He graduated from the University of Rochester and then completed medical school at the Chicago Medical School.  His OB/GYN training was done at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York and then began his career in private practice in New York City.  He built a large, respected and successful practice where he served women for 8 years and then moved his practice to California in January 2007.  Dr. James specializes in low and high risk obstetrics.  He has extensive experience in all types of pregnancy and is very birth friendly.  

In the News...
This section features articles in the news we found worthy of your attention:
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 3 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, BJ Snell, Kenneth James, and award-winning author Henci Goer.  


To view the conference schedule or for more information on the day's events, please check out the Conference Brochure


To purchase tickets to this event, please visit:

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