With a healing touch and a warm presence, El is a full-spectrum doula serving the East Bay, San Francisco, and Marin. El has attended around 200 births in the roles of doula, midwife’s assistant, and apprentice midwife. As a doula, El seeks to help clients clarify their needs and preferences for the birth, and to provide non-judgmental support throughout. El understands that every birth is different, and relies on her intuition, creativity, and strong communication skills to adapt to every person’s individual needs. At the center of her practice is a desire to guide people in feeling grounded and centered in their own bodies, and to make empowered choices about their own reproductive health care. El envisions a world where everyone is free to choose and express their gender, sexuality, and reproductive choices without having to fear pressure or judgement. She brings this vision to life in her daily practice of providing full spectrum doula care.
Doula Services Include:
-Complementary consultation to see if we are are a good match
-2 prenatal appointments, which give us the opportunity to build trust and connection in our relationship, provide education and help you understand your options and preferences for your birth
-Unlimited phone and email support
-Access to my lending library of books and resources
-Continuous support during labor and birth
-1 postpartum visit, which includes education on newborn care, breastfeeding support, emotional support, and processing the birth experience
**I also offer birth photography, learn more at www.bayareabirthphotography.com**
I would love to support you on your journey through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum! Please visit my website for additional information.