Helping you to have the best birthing experience for you

Congratulations on your pending parenthood!! I know that this might be the most exciting thing you've ever done and I also know that it can be fraught with confusion, anxiety, seemingly endless decisions and for some of us, the most challenging aspect: a sense of losing control. While no one can anticipate how your experience will play out, there are some things that one can expect along the way: decisions to be made (either in advance or in the moment), aspirations to acknowledge and strive for, protocols to understand and prepare for, new baby behaviors that are more or less typical. The list goes on and on, and differs with each family. As a mom of 7 kids, a gramma to 3, a postpartum doula and a birth doula having attended over 300 births in SF, I'm familiar with the myriad issues that pregnant people and new parents face. I never expect that I will have the best prescribed course of action for any family to undertake. Rather, my intention is always to help families acquire information so that they are prepared to make the very best decisions possible for their situation and intentions. I am a respected additional perspective that can provide insight based on professional and personal experiences. As a practicing doula, I am aware of and share current information about hospital, birth center or home birth practices, provide a vast array of great community resource recommendations, and information that might be most helpful for your specific situation. Contact me for a free chat to discuss your needs and my services.