Trained Birth Doula (DONA), Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Lactation Educator/Counselor, Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Personal Trainer
My goal as a birth doula and a childbirth educator is to help couples achieve their best birth experience. My intention is to help ensure a safe and satisfying birthing experience. Thru emotional support, advocacy, love and respect, I keep the couple calm, focused and hormonally harmonious. My life experience and heartfelt attitude will help you explore the kind of birth that feels right for you. I've been teaching childbirth preparation classes for the last 11 years, 9 of which has been at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. I received my certification through International Childbirth Educators Association (ICEA). I am quite privy to the inner workings of Labor & Delivery in a hospital setting. I teach couples how to labor naturally in a hospital setting as well as laboring with an epidural. I believe the best way to birth is your way and will help you achieve that. My DONA birth doula training was thru BINI Birth. I am a certified Breastfeeding Educator/Counselor (UCSD) as well as a certified massage therapist. I've been a personal trainer for the last 20 years and specialize in pre and postnatal fitness (UCLA). It is an honor and a privilege as a doula and an educator to support women, husbands, partners, friends and family through their wonderful journey.