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Our Greatest Loves and the Thin Places

Our Greatest Loves and the Thin Places

A few years ago Sara Barielles released a song called "I Choose You" and it's a beautiful love song. And a community of adoptive parents heard it in a way that the rest of us didn't. I've never listened to love songs the same way because of this. I challenge all of...

The Fear Culture that Follows Birth

The Fear Culture that Follows Birth

The Fear Culture that Follows Birth Maybe it was your mother, maybe it was your best friend. Maybe it was your Uncle Stan, your aunt’s creepy second husband who never knows when to stop. It could also have been your grandmother. Maybe it was all of them. Somewhere...

My beautifully breastmilk fed baby.

My beautifully breastmilk fed baby.

Today I picked up donor milk from a black woman. The milk before that was the milk made by a lesbian. My baby has had milk from me and so many other people. I choose to see the beauty and the joy in this. My baby, and my heart, have been fed by community. I haven’t...

The Origin of Abby

The Origin of Abby

I was always envious of people who grew up knowing exactly what their career trajectory looked like. How did they know that? Were their parents more strict? Did I lack some internal barometer of my own abilities? I still don't know the answer, but now I am too old to...

Stephanie’s Origin Story

Stephanie’s Origin Story

I love to fall in love. I remember when I was growing up and I was (sadly, shamefully) called "BoyCrazy". Now I won't go down the rabbit hole of my own hot mess of a childhood – but I can tell you something that I have realized throughout my life – I love to fall in...

BLACK LIVES MATTER

BLACK LIVES MATTER

For at least two years we’ve been dreaming of adding a blog to our website. The pandemic closed down the world and we finally had some time to tinker around. And we were so close. And then Breonna Taylor was killed in her sleep. And George Floyd was murdered before...

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Looking for a Bay Area Doula?

Have you been wondering how to find a doula in the Bay Area? We make this easy for you! You can meet the doulas at one of our community workshops or request a free consultation. When you hire our doula team you become a member of a supportive community of fellow Bay Area families and you'll have access to our Community Workshops throughout your pregnancy and early parenting. During each workshop we cover a topic related to pregnancy, birth, and parenting and provide time for Q&A and community support.

We offer comprehensive preparation and support for Silicon Valley families at every step of the journey. We hold safe space and are an inclusive practice for our vibrant diverse community. We offer services to families in the South San Francisco Bay Area including Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Alameda, and San Benito counties. We're looking forward to supporting you and welcoming you to our community of families.

 

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Our workshops are included in our birth packages for Silicon Valley Doula clients. Learn more about how our workshops go beyond basic labor prep and comfort measures to help you Rock Your Birth!

 

Serving the South San Francisco Bay Area!

San Jose, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, San Carlos, Foster City, Redwood City, Fremont, Milpitas, Santa Cruz, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Hollister

We serve families choosing to birth at home or at Casa Natal Birth Center, Full Moon Birth Center, Kaiser San Jose, Kaiser Santa Clara, Kaiser Redwood City, Sequoia Hospital, El Camino Mountain View, El Camino Los Gatos, Good Samaritan Hospital, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, Regional Medical Center, Sutter Maternity Center, Dominican Hospital, St. Louise Regional Hospital, and Hazel Hawkins Hospital.

Looking for a Bay Area Doula?

Have you been wondering how to find a doula in the Bay Area? We make this easy for you! You can meet the doulas at one of our community workshops or request a private consultation in your home or our private studio. When you hire our doula team you become a member of a supportive community of fellow Bay Area families and you'll have access to our Community Workshops throughout your pregnancy and early parenting. During each workshop we cover a topic related to pregnancy, birth, and parenting and provide time for Q&A and community support.

We offer comprehensive preparation and support for Silicon Valley families at every step of the journey. All are welcome. We hold safe space and are an inclusive practice for our vibrant diverse community. We offer services to families in the South San Francisco Bay Area including Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Southern Alameda and San Mateo counties. We're looking forward to supporting you and welcoming you to our community of families.

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Our workshops are included in our birth packages for Silicon Valley Doula clients. Learn more about how our workshops go beyond basic labor prep and comfort measures to help you Rock Your Birth!