I am an experienced doula and mother of two boys.
I have supported women birthing in hospitals, birth centers and home birth settings. I believe in the power and wisdom of nature, mothers and babies. I trust the birth process to unfold naturally and with no or little intervention most of the time, and I support the compassionate and discerning use of medical interventions when necessary. I am passionate about supporting women and families in their natural birth journey. I also gladly support medicated births and hold no judgement when someone chooses pain relief.
I am located in Berkeley and work in the greater Bay Area including San Francisco, North Bay and East Bay.
I offer Birth and Postpartum Doula Services, Placenta Encapsulation and other Placenta remedies, private and group Childbirth Education, Rebozo education, Spinning Babies Parent classes, birth tub and TENS Unit rentals. My clients can combine any of these services to create a unique package that thoroughly nourishes them.
One of my specialties is rebozo skills, the other is Spinning Babies (Optimal Fetal and Maternal Positioning). Combining the two, I have been helping mamas with posterior and breech babies to find comfort, make space for baby to find an optimal position and ease pregnancy and help progress labor. If you feel that you could benefit from a session in late pregnancy or even in early labor, please call on me!
Included in my Birth Doula Services:
One complimentary interview to get to know each other
Unlimited phone and email support throughout your pregnancy
Access to all my resources, books and DVD's
Two prenatal meetings including embodied labor preparation and Rebozo education
Being on call for you 24/7 from your 38th week until baby is born
Support for you and your whole family during labor and birth
The use of my TENS Unit for pain relief
Two postpartum meetings to review your birth, help you with breastfeeding and newborn care
A back up doula