A BIT ABOUT ME
Growing up in Oregon I had a strong connection with nature and was a natural born caregiver for all the animals and plants on the farm. I witnessed my first birth at age 12 when my niece was born and ever since I've always had a foot in the birth world. Throughout college in Hawaii, Arizona and Oregon, I nannied and helped mamas and their families through pregnancy and post partum for years.
In my late twenties I spent a lot of time traveling and developed a strong relationship with many mamas in Peru where I was reconnected with ritual, ceremony and intention.
I have been in the Bay area since 2016 and completed my doula training with Natural Resources in the mission. I volunteer as a doula at SF General Hospital every month and enjoy learning as much as I can from teachers like Rachel Yellin who has a powerful hypnobirthing workshop for expecting couples. I am currently studying to become a nurse midwife and feel grateful to have found my calling.
The name, Bay Leaf Doula Care, comes from the land my husband and I are sinking our roots into. Bay Leaf Hill Farm is in the Mayacamas mountains of Napa county and I hope to offer pre and post partum sessions here one day- under the bay leaf trees that offer fertility, abundance and protection. I am learning more about healing plants and herbs everyday and would love to help anyone seeking a stronger connection to nature, body, womb and spirit.
In my role as a certified Doula, I offer support to women and their partners before, during and after childbirth. My role is to help facilitate safe, positive and empowering birthing experiences by offering the information, emotional support and physical support needed during this time. I am happy to have a complimentary meeting to see if I may be a good fit for your needs, feel free to call or e-mail me.