About me

My Story
For as long as I can remember I have been inherently drawn to caring for others. After practicing massage therapy for 7 years, I felt called to find new and more impactful ways to use my skills and intuition. As a mother of two, the opportunity to work with families on their journey to parenthood was a natural direction to pursue. I fell in love with birthwork and haven't looked back! I received my certification in January of 2019.
My Philosophy

As a birth and postpartum doula I strive to offer intentional and evidence based support tailored to you, through active listening and acknowledgement of your personal truths and choices. I aim to become my highest self through service to others while embracing the beauty, complexity, and diversity within each individual and family.​

 

Certifications
Additional Training

Certified Labor Doula

Cornerstone Doula Training

 

Certified Postpartum Doula

Cornerstone Doula Training

Massage Therapist and Health Educator

The National Holistic Institute

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Homebirth
Cornerstone Doula Training
Induction
Cornerstone Doula Training
PAIL (Pregnancy and Infancy Loss) 
Nneka Hall
Trauma Informed Care
Jesse Remer and Astrid Castro
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I have experience working with:

Hospital Births

Homebirths

Inductions

Epidurals

Planned C-Sections

Med Free Births 

Anxiety

Depression

Miscarriages

Previous Birth Trauma

Fertility Issues

LGBTQ Families

Single Moms

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Time Pregnancies

Hypertension/Pre-eclampsia

Preterm Births

Cervical Polyps

IVF

Lotus Birth

Abortion

Group B Strep

Anemia

As a Birth and Postpartum Doula, I  Do Not

-Offer medical advice

-Perform medical procedures or clinical tasks

-Express my own opinion on your choices

-Discriminate based on cultural preferences, age, race, religion, sexuality, or gender/pronouns

-Actively participate in sleep training before 3 months of life

As a Birth and Postpartum Doula, I Do

-Offer evidence based informational support

-Offer physical support

-Express unbiased and non judgmental support

-Promise to better myself through continued education and mindfulness towards your individuality

-Recommend gentle, physiological, and emotionally appropriate methods of sleep training after three months of life with referral to a sleep trainer

Areas I Serve

I offer birth doula and postpartum doula services to families in the East Bay Area. Solano County, Alameda County, and Contra Costa County, cities including: Vallejo, American Canyon, Napa, Benicia, Fairfield, Vacaville, Cordelia, Crockett, Rodeo, Hercules, Pinole, El Sobrante, San Pablo, Richmond ,El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, Piedmont, Orinda, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Pacheco, and Martinez.

I am a proud member of the Mt. Diablo Doula Community and Solano Doula Group.

Memberships

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