I have been a doula and childbirth educator for close to 30 years. I am the founder and former director of Blossom Birth Services in Palo Alto and have taught at Alta Bates, Kaiser, Stanford and several other non-hospital venues including Blossom, Birthways, Natural Resources and Palo Alto Medical Foundation. I currently teach classes at Loving Arms in Albany and at Then Comes Baby in Oakland. Having provided doula support to over 600 women and their partners, I still feel honored to be a part of each miraculous birth. I believe that my unconditional support can make a significant difference towards creating a calm, safe environment that enhances confidence and creates a more relaxed atmosphere for optimum clarity and comfort.
I have trained dozens of Bay Area doulas through my doula trainings and continue to mentor these wonderful women as they begin their birth work and create their own practices.
Additionally, I have come to love placenta encapsulation and tincture preparation and have processed over 500 placentas to date. I also certified as an instructor and thoroughly enjoyed teaching Dancing for Birth™ classes in a lovely dance studio near my home. I am not currently dancing but look forward to beginning again when my schedule allows.