I received my certification as a Birth & Postpartum Doula at Cornerstone Doula Trainings in San Francisco in January 2014. Prior to starting my doula practice, I worked at a San Francisco nonprofit as a Care Navigator, Health Educator & Advocate for underserved women living with breast cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. I was honored to provide emotional & practical support to these women throughout their medical treatment, recovery period, and/or end-of-life transition. Through my doula practice, I embrace the opportunity to extend the same service of unconditional support to pregnant individuals and their families during such a transformative and powerful time in their lives.
My work as a postpartum doula has been featured in the blog series Doulas at Work: A Photography Project Celebrating Doulas. Click here to view the project and learn more about my doula practice.
I believe that birth heals us. It connects us to the innate wisdom and strength of our own bodies, requiring our full presence. It is creative, transformative and profoundly unique for every woman. Through birth we welcome ourselves as mothers, understanding that there is no greater calling.
Education & Affiliations
Birth Doula Training & Certification at Cornerstone Doula Trainings (January 2014)
Postpartum Doula Training & Certification at Cornerstone Doula Trainings (April 2014)
Cornerstone Midwifery Traning Course with Midwife Juli Tilsner (February 2015)
Massage for Doulas with Francine Madrid of Mariposa Massage & Doula
Homebirth for Doulas at Cornerstone Doula Trainings
Optimal Fetal Positioning at Cornerstone Doula Trainings
Infant & Child CPR/AED at Birthways
Volunteer with the Birthways Volunteer Doula Program, serving low-income families delivering at Alta Bates
25-hour training in Active Listening & Peer Support with the Shanti Project
Student of Herbal Medicine - Dr. Aviva Romm's Herbal Medicine for Women Course
Former Board Member of the East Bay Integrative Pregnancy Project
BA in Italian & BA in International Affairs from the University of Georgia (May 2010)