As your Doula, it’s my job to direct you towards the best possible resources if your needs go beyond my area of expertise. Below is a list of birth work professionals who I favor and highly recommend.
Baby Care & Breastfeeding Classes
Rotem is a Postpartum Doula, Lactation Counselor and Educator with over 10 years of experience. In addition to her Postpartum Doula Practice, she is an instructor at Blossom Birth and Family, Sutter Health and Nursing Mothers Counsel. She has worked with hundreds of families and is passionate about supporting mothers and families in the early postpartum weeks.
HypnoBirthing & Childbirth Education
Using the HypnoBirthing method for her own children’s births led her to become a Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner in 2010 and, shortly after, a Certified Hypnotherapist. Tracie has been privileged to teach HypnoBirthing – The Mongan Method to hundreds of Bay Area Families since 2010.
Lactation & Homeopathic Pregnancy Support
A gentle spirit providing a holistic approach on the birthing body. Whether that be birth support, natural induction, or lactation consulting.
Maternal Mental Wellness
Becoming Mothers Counseling, with Marnie Levenson, is a mental health therapy practice offering home-based maternal wellness and virtual services in your own space, at any stage of motherhood. Whether pregnant or postpartum, we’re meeting you where you are…literally. Specialties: postpartum adjustment and transitions, birth preparation and recovery, trauma involving labor and delivery, relationship building with baby and partner, and fertility challenges and loss. Marnie’s own journey to motherhood has helped her embrace her new identity as an “imperfect mom.” She recognizes the unique challenges of motherhood – of fiercely loving your child while balancing your own needs, desires, and personal goals.
Jenna Christina Photography
Documentary newborn and family photographer serving San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose, Oakland, Berkley, Santa Cruz and surrounding areas. Real is more interesting than perfect.
Suffering, Trauma, Grief & Loss
Family Tree Wellness Center
Family Tree Wellness’ vision includes creating a space where women and families feel welcome, inclusive of their most painful suffering and difficult emotions. Their shared wish is that the shame of suffering through depression and anxiety, loss, trauma, grief, disconnection and despair that so often accompanies the reproductive years can be lifted and held with tenderness and wisdom by a larger group. It is their aim to educate, honor and support all people as they traverse the rocky, expansive terrain of reproduction.
Yoga & Pelvic Floor
Personalized, comprehensive live-stream pre/postnatal and Pelvic Floor Yoga™ classes, from a veteran teacher with nearly two decades of experience. Jeanna’s classes go beyond pre/postnatal exercise, offering a variety of tools for better birth, postpartum, and parenting experiences, as well as a supportive and resourceful parenting community.