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First Steps Prenatal Care

Walk-Ins Welcome-We Accept New Patients All Year!
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Dr. Luc O. Fonaine

Luc O. Fontaine, MD is a practicing OBGYN (Obstetrician & Gynecologist) at First Steps Prenatal Care.  He completed a residency at Healthsouth.  He received his medical degree from Universite Libre de Bruxelles Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish and French.

Annette Aviles, CPHW, MA/CCE Coordinator,       First Aid/CPR/AED 

Annette Aviles is the Founder of First Steps Prenatal Care. She worked for Dr. Gubin’s office in the Coachella Valley for years before opening her first clinic in Cathedral City, CA.  She is a Certified Childbirth Instructor, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, CPR Instructor, Licensed Phlebotomist, and Wellness Coach. Annette has a sincere passion for people and donates her time and services as a Board Member of THE EIGHT nonprofit. She is a contributing writer of

Mary Earhart, Midwife

Mary Earhart started doing friends births at home in 1980 and was licensed in California in 1998.  As a registered nurse, she worked for 17 years in hospital-based maternity care.  She has a degree in Public Health, a BA in Science and became a midwife in order to provide better births and bonding for moms with addiction and abuse issues. For 18 years, her care was part of an award-winning residential treatment program serving women and children. Mary is currently a clinician at First Steps Prenatal Care in both Cathedral City and Coachella.  She is a writer.  Her work can be read on as well as on



FACT: Every year approximately 150,000 babies in the United States are with one or more common birth defects. Proper education and awareness are the main keys to prevent the birth defects in your baby. Good prenatal care has been shown to prevent complications in pregnancy. 

  • Well Woman, OB/GYN Care

  • We see routine OB care patients. High risks will be transferred to a  Perinatologist.

  • Post-Partum & Breast Feeding Support

  • Adolescent & Adult Gynecological Care

No Insurance?
  •  Free Diapers

  • Free Pregnancy Test

  • Free Prenatal Vitamins

  • Free Condoms

  • and more...

We will provide you with the prenatal care you need. We will help you with your Medi-Cal paperwork and other referrals. 

Midwifery Services

In the months leading to your child's delivery, you will have many decisions to make regarding your labor experience and how you choose to give birth. First Steps offers a variety of options. We are dedicated to helping you decide what is best for you and your family. Our options include full midwifery services. 

  • Childbirth & Parenting Education Classes

  • IBCLC on-site for Breast Feeding

  • Diabetes Prevention & Education 

  • Nutrition Counseling 

  • CPR & First Aid Classes

  • Teen Health & Education

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