BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM DOULAS

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CHELSEA BRYAN

Birth Doula

Chelsea began attending births as a doula before her first son was born in 1993, it was an apprenticeship with a local homebirth midwife for a year that deepened and transformed the way she attends births. Chelsea completed an intensive midwifery internship at a free-standing birth center in El Paso, Texas in 2002. While there, she participated in 100 births, catching 48 babies herself and grounding herself in the perfect design of natural birth. Currently, Chelsea teaches birth classes at the NEST, maintains a private doula practice, assists a home birth midwife, and is enrolled in midwifery school. 
Chelsea wants every mother she works with to feel as if she had the best birth experience possible. She wants birthing families to feel educated, supported and empowered. Birth is an everyday miracle! Chelsea wants you to rejoice in your strength and celebrate your baby’s arrival as the most important day of your life!

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KATE DRUCKER

Birth Doula

Kate is a former therapist turned life coach and doula with nearly a decade of experience working with children, adults, and families in the non-profit sector. Kate’s work focuses on offering coaching and healing to women during the postpartum period. She understands the unique gifts and challenges new moms face and aims to provide effective, simple tools to help them feel more confident and connected to their inner wisdom and transition into their new role with greater ease. Blending her training as a therapist and doula, she uses a client-centered, nonjudgmental approach with a down-to-earth style.  Kate’s hope is that every person she assists feels supported during their transition to parenthood as an individual or couple; birth and beyond. 

For more information on Kate’s offerings, visit www.katedrucker.com or write to kate@katedrucker.com.

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ASHLEE SAKAISHI-GRIFFITHS

Birth, Postpartum, CMT and Ayurdoula

Ashlee has a deep belief in the power of women to birth their babies and in the importance for mothers and families to receive supportive birth and postpartum care. As an Ayurvedic postpartum doula, birth doula, ​and massage therapist it is her goal to ease the transition into parenthood for new families through nourishing food and rejuvenating bodywork. Ashlee has formally studied Nutrition, Ayurvedic medicine, Ayurvedic bodywork, Labor Doula support, Herbalism, and Ayurvedic postpartum care.  Ashlee has had the joy of working with new families since 2012 in Nevada County and look forward to many more years ahead.

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SAMANTHA VEITCH

Postpartum Doula

Samantha is a practising Ayurvedic postpartum doula, certified Go Diaper Free coach and a Maiden to Mother mentor helping new mamas with the new baby transition. Offering in home support as well as remote coaching and local meal delivery. She specialises in preparing nourishing and healing postpartum food and lactation boosting snacks from the Ayurvedic tradition. She prioritises working with mothers for the full sacred window period of 6 weeks after birth so real deep healing and support can be provided for mama and the whole family. Services from her and team include daily meal prep, food shopping, house cleaning, infant and childcare, herbal remedies, self and infant massage instruction, baby wearing support and elimination communication  instruction and support (the original tribal pottying method for infants from as young as birth).

Contact Samantha:

tel: 5413907241

email: trustlifeandlove@gmail.com

instagram: @emergingwisdomcare

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MARISSA MIGNONE

Birth Doula

Marissa supports parents from pregnancy to parenthood as a Doula, Childbirth Educator and Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga instructor. Her journey as a birth supporter began 10 years ago by becoming a Birthing From Within mentor and has been enhancing the lives of birthing families ever since. Marissa is very passionate about creating safe spaces for parents to awaken and empower themselves through the portals of the childbearing year. She believes the transformation available during that time happens within a container of being held by a mentor.

 

Marissa’s approach to being a Doula is to love and support people unconditionally and to empower them with information, practices, and processes. She believes if birthing people received the care and support they deserve, the world would be a happier, healthier place.

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SARAH BLISS

Postpartum Doula

My roots are in the red dirt and wild prairies of Oklahoma, but a desire to begin anew brought me west to San Francisco in 2009. Since then, I have been collaborating with families in multiple capacities—as a caregiver to children, a bridge builder, a space holder, a cheerleader, and a peacekeeper. In late 2020 I moved to Grass Valley, and am now offering postpartum support to families in Sacramento and throughout Nevada County.

Prior to training as a doula, I worked as a nanny and household assistant for over ten years. I have experienced firsthand the challenges that growing families face. My present work is an embodiment of my passion to support all kinds of families who are on the spectrum of all reproductive experiences with an emphasis on intuitive healing and personal empowerment.

In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my three cats and doing reproductive justice organizing with The Bay Area Doula Project.

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SHALIN BUTTERWORTH

Birth  Doula

I am passionate about supporting families as they achieve healthy, positive birth experiences.  Pregnancy and childbirth are normal, natural processes, and I trust the intuitive wisdom and strength of the birthing person. I believe families do best when they are informed, supported, and empowered as they navigate pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenthood. By providing services as a certified birth doula, certified postpartum doula, certified lactation educator counselor, and through teaching childbirth classes as an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, I am able to offer comprehensive, evidence based, compassionate support to all birthing families 

I have experienced first-hand the transformative power of the birth process. Today, I am Mom to a happy, curious four-year-old who is a constant reminder of the beautiful simplicity in this world. My teammate-for-life, my husband, is the steady calm upon which our family floats. In addition to fostering community and connection with expecting families and fellow birth professionals, I enjoy spontaneous outdoor adventures, connecting with nature, cooking, spending time with my family and friends, movement meditation, and crafting and using natural remedies to maintain optimal health. Wellness starts from within, and I believe in taking care of myself so that I can be there for my family and the families I serve.

 

It would be a privilege and an honor to walk beside you as you welcome your littlest addition.

Contact Shalin:

tel: (916) 616-4093

email: shalin@sozenbirthservices.com

web: www.sozenbirthservices.com   

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HANNAH-ROSE KENT

Birth  Doula

After becoming a mother in 2017, a deep passion to be part of improving birth outcomes and experiences was ignited. Bringing a child into the world is a rite of passage that can benefit from community support. Whether families want to labor in nature, a hospital or anything in between, I am a space holder for their vision and goals. I encourage parents to advocate for themselves and build confidence in their own intuition and strength. Navigating the options throughout the perinatal season can be overwhelming. I share my knowledge and resources, which include a foundation of human rights, informed consent, mindfulness techniques, intuitive, guided labor positions, and vocalizations, as well as incorporating partner involvement.

I am currently working on my DONA certification and am a Lactation Education Counselor. I have taken workshops through Evidence Based Birth, Birth Monopoly, Spinning Babies and Naoli Vinaver. I am part of a mentorship and doula circle where we inspire each other and learn new ways to best assist our clients. I create belly castings and enjoy integrating ritual, ceremony, music, and herbal remedies into my offerings. I also channel insight and guidance through oracle and tarot readings. My favorite sources of wisdom are animal, Native American and Zen teachings.

I would love to meet you and see if I would be a good fit to support your family through the adventures of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.

Contact Hannah-Rose:

tel: 530-488-6738

email: intothisworldbirth@gmail.com

web: www.intothisworldbirth.com

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CHAZLYNN WATTS

Birth  Doula

Chazlynn strongly believes that giving birth is the most powerful right of passage any human being can go through, and with support and guidance, can be the most beautiful and magical experience of one’s life. She witnessed her first birth when she was 12 years old, as her nephew entered this world,and it changed her life forever. 

 

Many years later, with her best friend pregnant, she received her Doula training in San Francisco to help support the birth of her goddaughter.  This began Chazlynn’s journey as a Doula.  After having both of her children at home, she decided to focus on her family.  Now that her children are older,she is excited to support families with their own incredible birth experiences.

 

 It is part of Chazlynn’s life purpose to help people bring babies into this world in a sacred and healthy way.  She loves supporting humans during this precious time. However families choose to birth their babies, at home or in a hospital, her goal is to help their vision come to life. 

 

Chazlynn believes in the power of the human spirit, and the inherent intelligence of the human body.  She loves being there to help empower people to trust in the divine connection of body, mind and spirit throughout the birth journey.  Chazlynn supports families and helps them discover what they feel is best for themselves before, during and after the birth.

 

 Beyond the birth, Chazlynn’s offerings include placenta encapsulation, belly casting, baby shower ritual, folding laundry, guidance and assistance with food preparation after the birth. It is truly her honor to be of service to growing families.

Contact Chazlynn:

tel: 530-613-0083

email: Chazlynndreamz@gmail.com