Birth Doulas

Board President

Teri Nava-Anderson, PhD, CD/PCD, ICCE, CLE
Harmony Doula Group

(408) 391-7797
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Teri is a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, Doula Trainer and Mentor, VBAC Specialist, Childbirth and Lactation Educator, certified Professional Aromatherapist, and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist. She is an experienced practitioner and teaches on subjects such as acupressure and rebozo use from labor, mindfulness, self-hypnosis, guided meditation, aromatherapy safety, and helping doulas to assist trauma survivors and LGBTQIA parents. She has been helping families achieve their best birth since 2008.

Vice President

Angela Steele, CD(DONA)
Your East Bay Doulas

(925) 403-1475

Angela believes in you and your ability to birth your baby. She will support you without judgement or her own agenda in whatever capacity you desire. Her goal is to help you have the birth you dream about, a birth that will have you feeling transformed.




Kim is a certified birth and postpartum doula, and lactation educator counselor. She is passionate about working with families in underserved communities, helping them to have the birth they envision and thrive in the postpartum period.


Deanna M. Dawson-Jesus, CD, CLE
Birthing Babies ~ A Celebration of Life

(925) 216-7264
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Twitter: @BrthnBabies

Deanna is a professional Birth Doula with fourteen years of experience. She has an extensive background as a patient advocate, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Support Specialist, and VBAC Specialist. She offers specialized services for families working through Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Perinatal Loss Support.


Leah Giles
Belly Coach - Bay Area Doula Services


Leah is a Birth and Postpartum Doula. She is passionate about helping woman feel comforted, supported and safe. Offering compassionate care during delivery and/or easing into your new family life at home.

Affiliates Director

Kathryn Webb
Your East Bay Doulas

(925) 403-1475

Service area: East Bay, Delta Valley, and Tri-Valley

Kathryn views her job as ensuring you, her clients, are fully informed and then fully supported in your choices, whatever they may be. You are the owner of your birth. Not your doctor, midwife, hospital, or doula. She believes your experience matters.

Hospital Liaison
Emeritus Board Member

Holly Wiersma, CD(DONA), LCCE
(925) 947-5874
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Holly has been a DONA Certified Birth Doula since 1996 and has served over 400 families. She is a VBAC Specialist. She is also a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Lactation Educator, and Happiest Baby on the Block Educator.

Susan Jessee, CD/PCD, CBE (AAHCC)
Embrace Birth

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Susan is a certified Childbirth Educator, Birth and Postpartum Doula. She have been attending hospital and homebirths since 2002. Encouraging a mother and her partner to listen to and trust her own body as she gives birth is her passion.

Kristine DiTano, CCE, CD, BA
Doula Pride

(415) 307-6939

Kristine has been serving the birthing community for 20+ years as a DONA-certified birth doula and is also a Hypnobabies doula, Kaiser Permanente childbirth educator, and newborn care instructor.

Renata Provost, CD(DONA), LE, NCS
(510) 421-3477

Renata has been attending births since 2010 and has experience in most hospitals in the Bay Area.

Rebecca Duncan
Empathic Doula Services
(925) 765-7866
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Rebecca is a birth and postpartum doula who specializes in LGBT, lactation support, sleep support, baby signs, and babywearing.

Andrea Tyrrell

Andrea is a DONA certified birth doula who aims to empower families through the choices about birth that are right for them. From home births to inductions, she feels all births can be positive and understands how important this journey is to each individual. Working with massage techniques and Spinning Babies, Andrea approaches birth with wide knowledge of the human body and many tools on how to support your full being, mentally, physically, and spiritually, through the journey of child birth.

Sara Marks Brown, MA

Originally from England/Sweden, Sara is a professionally trained birth and postpartum doula. She has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and has worked with babies, children, and families for over 40 years. She has experience working with families from many different cultural backgrounds as well as young mothers and the LGBTIQ community. A mother of two adult children, Sara is dedicated to supporting families in a caring, non-judgmental, and compassionate way, during pregnancy, labor and in the first few weeks at home.

Heather Morgan

Heather is a Cornerstone Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula with a background as a Certified Massage Therapist with The National Holistic Institute. She believes in the innate wisdom of all birthing people and is humbled to serve, support, and offer guidance to those on their journey through pregnancy and birth.

Ashley Buchanan
Ashley Regala Birth and Postpartum Doula
(702) 445-4199

Ashley is a birth and postpartum doula. She believes that her role is not to replace your partner or family members, but to provide additional support to your birth and postpartum team. She believes that going into your birth and postpartum with a clear understanding of your options will help you feel empowered in your decisions.

Maciej Stabile
Tranquil Waters Healing Arts

Pronouns: They/Them

Maciej combines Ayurveda (An Indian medicinal practice) and doula services to create restorative support for you, with therapies that help naturally rebalance your nervous system, and boost erratic energy levels so that you can ride the waves of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, with ease. Maciej is a Cornerstone birth and postpartum doula and an Ayurvedic Counselor, trained at Kerala Ayurveda Academy. Supporting all bodies and families in the SF Bay Area, with a focus on Queer and Trans families.