I am a DONA-certified birth doula practicing at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center where I also mentor and train new doulas. I have worked with over 100 families during their births and provided doula labor support to hundreds more.
Outside of the hospital, I am a proud mother of three wonderful, adult children who all work in the public sector, and mom-in-law to their three exceptional spouses. I am also a grandmother of two adorable little boys. I enjoy baking and gardening. I love all dogs but especially dachshunds.
I am excited to be a part of your journey!
As a doula, I believe:
Healthy Mom, healthy Baby is the goal
"Be very kind to the mother"
- Dr. Marshall Klaus, DONA International Founder
Every woman and her birth partner have a right to ask questions and have their opinions taken seriously
Every woman should have access to a doula if she desires
Evidence-based research guides doula care
Respecting midwife, doctor, and nurse professional perspectives before, during, and after delivery
What is a doula?
A doula is a person experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to a mother before, during, and after childbirth. Doulas can assist laboring women with comfort measures such as breathing, relaxation, massage, movement, and positioning.
Doulas do not offer medical advice but may facilitate positive communication between the healthcare provider and client.
Doulas can help both partners and providers to address and consider the woman's emotional needs, questions, and fears. Doulas respect patient self-determination and act in an impartial and supportive manner. They follow a code of ethics and respect patient confidentiality.