Childbirth Educator

Childbirth classes can help you and your partner prepare for labor and delivery. They can be beneficial for first time to experienced parents, as they can help you make informed decisions.

Childbirth Educator

What they do
Childbirth Educators teach about labor, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period.
How they help
They can help mothers by providing information and strategies to manage childbirth and early motherhood.

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Deanna

Dawson Jesus

Deanna

Dawson Jesus

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My birthing philosophy is simple; “Your Birth, Your Way.” I have been practicing as a Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator for 19 years. I was certified as a Birth Doula (by both DONA and CAPPA) in 2001; and is currently re-certifying with DONA. I am a Certified Lactation Educator with UCLA, and has been a HypnoBirthing Practitioner. I have additional extensive training in Assisted Reproductive Technologies, VBAC support and Perinatal Loss Support.
  • 250+ Moms served
  • Doula: 19+ years

Lina

Gutierrez Monclova

Lina

Gutierrez Monclova

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I studied at DONA INTERNACIONAL AND DOULA CARIBE INTERNACIONAL becoming the first certified Doula in Colombia. I implemented the first Doulas Volunteer Program in a public hospital, being the first hospital to employ Doulas in my native Colombia. Now based in the Bay Area, I bring my skills as a Perinatal and Postnatal Educator along with her experience in more than 400 births, educating more than 500 couples, and conducting numerous courses for parenthood. I believe that families deserve to be informed, empowered to make birth decisions and that their voices need to be heard and respected. I work comfortably within the hospitals and medical staff, as well as alongside homebirth Midwives.
  • 400+ Moms served
  • Doula: 15+ years

Mari

Freitas

Mari

Freitas

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I am DONA certified and trained with 21 years of massage therapy and prenatal specialties. As a birth Doula, I am available to support and help facilitate you birthing the way you want. As your postpartum & night support doula, I will meet your family with whatever your needs are.
  • 200+ Moms served
  • Doula: 10+ years
  • Massage Therapist: 25+ years

Laura

Howells

Laura

Howells

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I offer in home support to families as a lactation consultant and postpartum doula. Some of my fees are covered by many kids of insurance. Call me if you have questions, need reassurance or have complex lactation support needs, I am here for all of it.
  • 300+ Families served
  • Postpartum Doula: 15+ years
  • Massage Therapist: 10+ years
  • Lactation Consultant: 6+ years

Kaye

Jarrett

Kaye

Jarrett

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I have been supporting mothers and newborn for 20+ years. I'm very kind, compassionate, focused, and flexible.
  • 300+ Moms served
  • Doula: 20+ years

Thea

Lemaster

Thea

Lemaster

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I (she/her) have been working with families in various capacities since 2015. My role as a Cornerstone trained doula is steeped in authenticity and understanding. As a mixed-race, queer birth worker, I center my trauma-informed approach to each family’s unique needs.
  • 50+ Moms served
  • Doula: 6+ years

Marty

Dreher

Marty

Dreher

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I'm a birth and infant care nerd. My practice includes birthwork as a full spectrum doula, infant feeding support, and education. I've incorporated time-honored practices with current evidence-based care. These are all go-to tools I share with clients I serve. It's important to me to to be able to share information on their rights with my birth clients, review how they might choose to assert their rights during pregnancy and labor, and include those choices in their plans. In the US, some communities —including Black, Brown, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ communities— have been excluded from receiving equitable care and comforts while pregnant, while giving birth, and in the weeks and months after delivery. In my services, I actively challenge structural biases and systems that perpetuate disparities. All new parents and infants deserve access to comforts, safety, survival, respectful support and care. I engage so everyone who wants a doula receives the best-suited support for their journey.
  • 50+ Parents served
  • Doula: 5+ years

Lenore

Musambacine

Lenore

Musambacine

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Birth terrain inherently comes with unexpected twists and turns and I help you and your birth partner design a roadmap to meet them prepared and confident. In my practice, I utilize a multi-dimensional approach that promotes a healthy pregnancy and baby. We'll integrate a combination of relaxation techniques, comfort measures, mindset practices and wellness modalities with existing tools you already possess to customize a plan just for you. One that reflects your values, celebrates your strength and ensures your physical and energetic needs are met. Together, we’ll also create a holistic postpartum plan that emphasizes healing, rest, nourishment and space to bond with your baby.
  • 150+ Moms served
  • Doula: 5+ years

Renee

Diaz

Renee

Diaz

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4 years as a birth worker, I have Experience in both hospital births(vaginal/cesarean)/ home births/ free births.
  • 200+ Moms served
  • Doula: 4+ years

Melanie

Staehelin

Melanie

Staehelin

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consultations, Melanie provides a comprehensive range of services from prenatal consults to tackling postpartum feeding challenges. She also specializes in flange size assessment, ensuring optimal milk output and comfort during pumping. Melanie's holistic approach combines her deep expertise in midwifery and women's health to deliver compassionate, evidence-based care that empowers parents on their breastfeeding journey.
  • 350+ Moms served
  • Postpartum Care: 4+ years

Claudia

Penate

Claudia

Penate

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I am all about feeling prepared and feeling supported and heard. I mirror how I prepped for labor/childbirth and postpartum through my own personal experiences. I am also a mom of 2 sons and both with two very different experiences. I like to help my clients feel supported and cared for throughout their experience. I have assisted many women undergoing IVF treatments as well as many who have continued on becoming my birth clients and following them through pregnancy into parenthood with a smooth transition. I also offer child birth education courses which can be specifically tailored to each client. I do offer evidenced based information and believe in educating not only the birthing person but also their support person/persons in order to fully understand and know what to expect and how to further support throughout labor, delivery into postpartum.
  • 150+ Moms served
  • Doula: 4+ years

Justine

Cullinane

Justine

Cullinane

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My goal is for you to feel safe, heard and held throughout any momentous reproductive/life transition. I honor all outcomes, experiences, choices and family structures.
  • 30+ Moms served
  • Doula: 3+ years

Nevelyn

Pimenta

Nevelyn

Pimenta

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As a Latina immigrant born in Brazil, living in the United States, I am aware and have experienced the challenges that ethnic minorities face in America. My purpose is to develop an environment where all can feel welcomed and embraced, independently of their background.
  • 10+ Moms served
  • Doula: 2+ years

Julie

Dubrouillet

Julie

Dubrouillet

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My philosophy is that for the vast majority of women, birth works best when supported with patience and left to follow its own path with as little intervention as possible. By sharing information, providing encouragement and supporting their choices, I help women feel respected and listened to so they can look back on labor and birth as a positive and empowering experience.
  • 500+ Moms served
  • Doula: 21+ years

Davina

Williams

Davina

Williams

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I am committed to building strong relationships, helping families in their transition to parenthood through self-discovery and connection, getting you in alignment, and providing you with the support and education you need to make informed decisions.

Only offering virtual services

  • 20+ Moms served
  • Doula: 1+ years
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