Birth Doulas

Board President

Kathryn Webb
Your East Bay Doulas

(925) 403-1475
youreastbaydoulas.com
youreastbaydoulas@gmail.com
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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.

Vice President & Kaiser Liaison

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

(408) 391-7797
HarmonyDoula.com
Teri@HarmonyDoula.com
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Teri is a certified, professional Birth 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.

Secretary

Sara Thompson
Warm Hands Birth Services

(925) 339-5960
WarmHandsBirthServices.com
Sara.WarmHands@gmail.com
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Service area: Tri-Valley, Diablo Valley, and East Bay Area

Helping families prepare for their births is Sara's passion and delight. She works with parents planning all different routes to delivery, from homebirth to planned cesarean. She specializes in diverse families, multiples, preemies, breastfeeding support, LGBTQ+ parents and nighttime postpartum support.


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Treasurer

Angela Steele, CD(DONA)
Your East Bay Doulas

(925) 403-1475
youreastbaydoulas.com
youreastbaydoulas@gmail.com
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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.

Kaiser Liaison
Emeritus Board Member

Holly Wiersma, CD(DONA), LCCE
(925) 947-5874
GotContractions.com
HDWiersma@hotmail.com
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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.

Affiliates Coordinator
Emeritus Board Member

Deanna M. Dawson-Jesus, CD, CLE
Birthing Babies ~ A Celebration of Life
(925) 216-7264
BirthingBabies.info
deanna@birthingbabies.info
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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.

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

(209)227-4787
Bradleybirth.com/susanjessee
ModestoDoulaGroup.com
embracebirthsj@gmail.com
Facebook Page

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.

Renata Provost, CD(DONA), LE, NCS
(510) 421-3477
TheBayAreaDoula.com
RenataProvost@gmail.com

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

Kristine DiTano, CCE, CD, BA
Doula Pride

(415) 307-6939
DoulaPride.com
DoulaSupportServices.com
KristineDiTano@yahoo.com

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.

Abbie Alvey, CD(DONA), IBCLC
Nurture Doula Services

(925) 639-3512
Nurture-Doula-Abbie.com
AbbieAlvey@yahoo.com

Serving area: East Bay

Abbie’s mission is to educate and provide laboring women loving and practical birth support. After her doula certification through DONA in 2011 she went on to become a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor to help bridge the gap of breastfeeding support.

Megan Shinkle, EMT
All Seasons Doula Services

916-317-5841
meganshinkle.com
meganshinkle.doula@gmail.com
Facebook Page

Megan Shinkle is a professionally trained birth doula serving families in the Bay Area. Comfortable working in any environment, Megan wants nothing more than to support you during your pregnancy, labor, and birth. With her training and practical experience, she offers unbiased support, evidence-based information, calming and reassuring touch, and genuine care for those she works with. It is her esteemed privilege to work with you during your pregnancy.

Jinny Pagle
510 Doula and Placenta Services

415-238-6887
doulajinny.com
jinnypagle@gmail.com

A mother of two, Jinny is a professionally trained birth doula, postpartum doula, and placenta encapsulation specialist. She is passionate about supporting you and your family through the transition from pregnancy to birth and postpartum healing. No matter where or how your baby is born, Jinny wants to support you to come through satisfied with your birth experience and confident and capable to parent in your own way. Offering unbiased support, encouragement, local information and resources, and skilled comfort techniques, Jinny would be honored to work with your family.

Rebecca Duncan
Empathic Doula Services
(925) 765-7866 empathicdoula@gmail.com
Facebook Page

Rebecca is a birth and postpartum doula who specializes in LGBT, lactation support, sleep support, baby signs, and babywearing.

Leah Giles
Belly Coach - Bay Area Doula Services

(925)269-9336
BellyCoach.com
Facebook
leah@bellycoach.com

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.

Christine Torres, CLD (CBI), PpD, CBE, BC
New Birth Services, LLC

(707) 563-1171
newbirthservices.com
info@newbirthservices.com
Facebook

Christine is birth and postpartum doula, as well as a childbirth educator and breastfeeding counselor. She also has a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Science which she uses to enhance her skills. She has experience working with families from different cultural backgrounds and is fluent in Spanish. Her education and experience allows her to work with each client on an individual basis and provide non-judgmental support for the experience that each family desires.

Naphtalie Scully, PCD
Warm Hands Birth Services

(707) 563-1171
warmhandsbirthservices.com
GoddessBirthing@gmail.com

Service area: Tri-Valley, Diablo Valley, and East Bay Area

Jessica Garcez
(510) 246-6223
Website
jessicagarcez@hotmail.com
Yelp

Jessica is a birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, and placenta specialist.

Andrea Tyrrell
(925)708-1827

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
925-787-7331
saramarksbrown@gmail.com

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.