I've helped well over 200 ladies in the Bay Area have babies. I'm a mom of two boys. I volunteer at their schools in the classroom and in the office. I've been happily married for 19 years. I've worked in the corporate world, working 60 hours a week for many years. When I became a mom, I decided to stay home. I've been a stay-home-mom for 16 years (time flies!)
My friends and family joke that I'm a Jill of all Trades. I have many interests (golf, art, painting, gardening, reading, animals, yoga, home improvement, running, skiing, biking). I love learning new things. I do a lot of volunteer work in the Tri Valley, the East Bay and the South Bay too.
I have a BS in Business from Cal Poly State University with a minor in Art. I'm a SPAR & member of DONA (Doulas of North America), BABI (Bay Area Birth Information) , CAPPA, Co-leader of Mt. Diablo Doula Community, Tri Valley Natural Families, ICEA, East Bay Doula Group, ICAN and I'm the Livermore La Leche League leader.
Help birthing mothers recognize their own strength and confidence. I hope to help provide a more positive, safe and joyful birth experience for you. I'm a Bay Area Doula supporting ladies at home, in hospitals and at birth centers.
I offer a private doula service and I'm a part of a TVD Circle which is composed of 2 experienced doulas.
How to Prevent a C-Section "Continuous labor support, including support provided by doulas, is one of the most effective ways to decrease the cesarean rate."
What is a doula?A doula offers care and support to women before, during and after labor. A doula offers mental and physical support during labor.
How do you meet doulas? I host a monthly Meet the Doula Night the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7pm. Please RSVP to (925)413-6328 or email me. I will give you the meeting location for the month.
We usually have 3 or 4 Birth Doulas in attendance who serve the East Bay and the entire Bay Area.
The other way to meet me is to setup an interview. I'll come to your house or we can meet at a coffee shop somewhere in the East Bay.
Why am I a doula? A woman should be empowered and honored during her birth. Women are strong, beautiful, vulnerable, nervous and excited during labor. All of her needs and wants should be encouraged and embraced during labor. Having a doula helps to make labor more relaxed and enjoyable for everyone involved. Through education, experience and extensive use of resources I help prepare a pregnant woman for her upcoming journey. During labor, I I offer continuous physical and emotional encouragement to a laboring woman and her partner. I also provide postpartum care in the new mother's home to make sure the transition into motherhood is as it should be. I help birthing mothers recognize their own strength and confidence. I hope to help provide a more positive, safe and joyful birth experience for you. I'm a Bay Area Doula supporting ladies at home, in hospitals and at birth centers. I live in the East Bay, so I'm mostly an East Bay Doula. However, I support woman anywhere in the Bay Area. I offer child birth education, lactation education and comfort measures for childbirth.
Tri Valley Doula
Supporting Women Before, During and After Birth since 2007.
We offer experienced care that helps you have the empowered birth you want.
Serving the Tri Valley, East Bay, South Bay, North Bay and Peninsula communities.
One of the most important things to remember when picking a doula is chemistry. If you feel you can talk with, cry with, laugh with and most important labor with a woman, then you have probably found the right doula.
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DONA video about doulas
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Some services I offer include: Reiki, TENS, Kinesio Taping, Postpartum Doula work, massage, pain management education, acupressure, preparing for labor education, complications in labor education, natural labor support, & birth plan writing.
I service Livermore, Oakland, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Danville, Fremont, Union City, Castro Valley, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Pleasanton Hill, Alamo, Martinez, Antioch, and surrounding areas.