I am a Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, and the mom of two sweet, rambunctious boys; the first was born via emergency c-section and the second was a VBAC. I believe that women's bodies are knowledgeable in the birthing process, and that another female presence during labor can be soothing and empowering. I am excited to be that presence for your birth!
I am a native Northern Californian and graduated from UC Santa Cruz. I attended the Natural Resources Birth Doula Training which included 36 hours of material in:
Comprehensive understanding of labor and birth
Comfort measures and relaxation techniques
Positions for an active birth
Emotional support for women and their partners
Consumer advocacy and informed choice
Understanding the pros and cons of medical technology in birth
I also attended the Cornerstone Childbirth Educator Program.
I am based in Oakland and am available for births in both the East Bay and San Francisco.