I am a Childbirth Educator at Kaiser in Santa Rosa CA, a Doula and a stay-at-home Mom; married to a loving, supportive husband. I have had a passion for pregnancy and childbirth for as long as I can remember, and it was only intensified by giving birth to my own child in August of 2001.
I see pregnancy and childbirth as an incredible, life changing event that deserves to be treated with awesome respect and passion. I absolutely love being a Doula and feel that I have many qualities that would contribute positively to your birth. I am an extremely nurturing and caring person. I stay calm and positive in stressful situations.
I am open and caring and will listen to your wants and desires for your birth. I will work with you and your husband/partner and who ever else you desire at your birth. I work well with hospital staff, earn their respect, and respect them in return.I have expanded knowledge on breastfeeding; the possible problems and how to get through them. I do not let my personal agenda or feelings about, “How birth should be.” get in the way of your best possible birth experience.
I have four children and can truly understand what labor is like. I feel like I have been ‘through it all’ as far as birth experiences. My first was highly medicalized that ended in a C-section, my second, third and fourth were VBACs (Vaginal Birth After C-section).
I am currently a Childbirth Education and Perinatal Educator at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Rosa. I have experience at all three Santa Rosa Hospitals, as well as Homebirths. I am also familiar with many OB’s, CNM’s and midwives in the area. I have taken numerous classes and read many books in order to be a better mother myself.
My philosophy on birth is that when all is said in done, the most important thing is that you, the parents, remember the birth in a positive way. That you felt that the decisions were with all of the information available, and with your full participation. That is what I think is most important.
“Willow” from Middle English… The Willow is believed to have the power to grant mothers easy delivery!
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