I'm currently offering natural childbirth classes and doula/labor support services. I offer interest free payment plans and sliding scale for women/couples in need. I have a limited number of partial scholarships available as well!
Partial Scholarships for Childbirth Education are made possible due to generous friends and family. To make a donation, please visit the GoFundMe page!
The birth of my daughter was the most profound experience of my life. In that moment I joined the generations of mothers who labored in sweat, blood, and pain, but with immense strength and resolve, to bring forth their children into this world. And from that moment, I was in love with my precious baby Olive. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Women have been giving birth since the dawn of our species. Childbirth is an amazing natural and normal process which, in most cases, can occur without medical interventions such as pain medication, epidural, cesarian section. There are numerous benefits, both to the mother and the baby, of a natural birth. Sure, it can be scary, and undoubtedly painful, but with the proper preparation and labor support, it can be done!
There is no one best way to care for a pregnant lady, to give birth, or to care for a newborn. While I believe that a natural pregnancy and labor provide the best possible start for a new baby, it's important to keep in mind that life doesn't always turn out as we plan. I believe that a pregnant woman and her partner deserve to have access to any information they need in order to make informed decisions about pregnancy, labor, and newborn care. I also believe that every family needs to make the decision that is best for their own situation, and that no one should be made to feel guilty for the choices they make. Parenting is hard enough as it is without added sources of guilt.
Everyone always says that healthy mom healthy baby is the most important outcome of a birth. While this is true, it is also extremely important that a mother and her partner and family feel listened to, respected, and supported during labor, birth, and the postpartum period. I feel that it is my honor to help new moms and dads achieve this on their journey into parenthood. I would love to be part of your journey.
My Birth Training and Affiliations
-Childbirth Educator and Affiliated Instructor: The Bradley Method™ (July 2014)
-Certified Labor and Postpartum Doula, including special training for homebirths: Cornerstone Doulas (May 2017)
-Advanced Training on Fetal Positioning: Spinning Babies (January 2018)
-2 unmedicated vaginal births of my own! (July 2013, January 2017)
-Affiliate member of Mt. Diablo Doula Community (May 2017), and currently working on provisional doula membership
-Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Volunteer Doula (March 2018)
-Member DOULAS by the BAY (April 2018)