As Your Doula I Will

Provide continuous emotional support and reassurance to you and your partner for a positive and empowered birth experience

Help facilitate labor progress by making suggestions for positions, relaxation, visualization, shower/bath and rhythmic breathing and movement

Provide hands-on support and tricks from my doula bag including: massage, counterpressure, TENS, hot and cold therapy, aromatherapy and rebozo

Ensure that the partner has the main support role, with me assisting and helping as needed and desired

Provide accurate and up-to-date information regarding your childbirth options, ensuring that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions about your care

"We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong”.     - Laura Stavoe Harm

My Doula Package Includes

Beginning in 2018, I will be offering my doula services in partnership with 2 other seasoned birth doulas, Alli Cuentos and Jen Madanat as part of Collective Hearts Birth Services (website coming soon!)

A free consultation so we can get to know one another, discuss how I can best support you, answer any questions you have and see if working together feels like a good fit

Access to my lending library of books and DVDs related to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and newborns

Resource binder full of helpful info and articles on preparing for birth, newborn care and breastfeeding

2 prenatal visits to discuss: your options, priorities and hopes for the birth process; pain-coping practices, massage techniques and positions; the normal physiology of labor; and preparing the mind and body for birth and postpartum

Attendance at a monthly Mama Circle, co-facilitated with my doula partners

24-hour on-call labor support for 2 weeks before and after your estimated due date

Phone and email support throughout your pregnancy 

Labor support starting when you need me, either at home or I can meet you at the hospital, until 1-2 hours after delivery

Pictures/video of your birth and new family postpartum (if desired)

Postpartum home visit to see how your new family is doing, talk through your birth experience, and provide breastfeeding assistance as needed 

Community referrals for belly, birth and baby related needs

Doula Services are offered on a sliding scale $1600-$2100.
Click here for an explanation of how our sliding scale works and why we choose to use one. 

Service Area

I offer doula services to families within San Francisco 

If you are a repeat client or home birth family please don’t hesitate to contact me, since I would be happy to work with you outside of my normal service area