In the off-chance that I am unable to attend
your birth (an unfortunate doula reality) I choose my back-up
doulas carefully. I do guarantee you that I will be there
if at all possible. Because of my experience and reputation
it is important you are getting a backup doula who is highly
skilled and of the highest ethical and professional caliber.
I work with a small team of like-minded women who are highly
trained and experienced and match my philosophy and style,
most were personally trained by me. I wholeheartedly trust
and respect this group of carefully selected and amazing women.
You're guaranteed an experienced professional and wonderful
WHEN: Meet and Greets for 2018 are
2/10, 4/14, 6/9, 9/15, 11/10
LOCATION: CPMC Cafeteria, 3700 California St.
TIME: 9-10 am
The meet and greets are for our existing clients only.
You will receive an email reminder the week of the meet/greet. Please check your email the day of the meet/greet as sometimes due to births the meeting has to be rescheduled.
Because of the uncertainty of our birthing schedules there
is a possibility that either myself or one of the other doulas
will not be able to attend, but we still encourage you to
come and meet the other doulas and make the connections. If
you don't see me, look for a group of women chatting!
Judy Behr, CD DONA www.doulajudybehr.com
Judy has been a birth doula for 7 years and has most recently began offering postpartum doula services.
She trained several years ago as a birth doula with Felicia Roche and in Judy' words "That's why I'm so good!" LOL!
She volunteers at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center helping families in birth who could not hire a doula. She is passionate about the cause.
Judy is also a Postpartum doula and newborn care specialist. She offers her clients day and overnight doula services and enjoys helping families adjust to their new lives with baby. Judy feels that birth is her life's passion and she loves helping mamas and their families during birth and beyond. Whether you have Judy as your birth doula or afterwards to help assist you, and baby, heal and bond you couldn't be in better hands!
Gillian Gillette www.gilliandoula.com
Gillian Gillette was trained as a doula and placenta encapsulator by Felicia Roche through Working Woman. Her experience with post-natal care was through both her experience with her two children (14, 9) and as lay educator and group leader through Mother's Support Network in Sacramento. Gillian loves that birth and bonding is best explained through science and best experienced through love. In her spare time, she attends as much live theater as she can and reads as many books as possible.
Jourdan has been a birth doula since 2015, and also offers her assistance as a postpartum doula as well. She has trained under Felicia, and is always looking to further her knowledge of birth work. She is currently enrolling in the SFGH doula volunteer program. Jourdan has helped several families succeed in having a confident and positive birth experience. When Jourdan isn’t helping families with births, she works as a professional baby sitter. Her clientele consists of young children who she has watched from infants who continue to grow. She currently resides in Berkeley and is willing to travel around the bay to help families has a healthy and happy birth experience.
Kathleen Thomas www.kathleenthomasdoula.com
Kathleen has 17 ++ years' experience in OB/GYN clinics at Union City and Hayward Kaiser Permanente and has worked with hundred of families during this time in their pregnancy and birth journies. Kathleen is a certified doula with DONA, Int'l and also has had training at Contra Costa Service as a volunteer doula. Kathleen has an AA for medical assisting from Chabot College.
Backup Backup doulas -Just as amazing but
only on-call specific times due to life's demands!
Fatemah Mohammad hummingdoula.com
As an active healthcare worker with extensive experience in
labor and delivery, I have made it my mission to provide excellent
labor coaching and bedside assistance to couples throughout
the San Francisco Bay Area as safely and professionally as
possible. and a CAPPA Trained Lactation educator. Also an
active doula for the San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH)
Doula Program, as well as the Homeless Prenatal Program (HPP)
in San Francisco. Currently pursuing a degree in Health Education
at San Francisco State University and applying to nursing
school. I hope to specialize in labor and delivery, and eventually
become a Certified Nurse Midwife.
Zoey Anderson www.alamedadoula.com
Zoey attended her first birth eleven years ago, and is a DONA International trained doula, mentored by Felicia Roche. Zoey is a Northern California native who grew up in the rural splendor of the Sierra Nevada Gold Country, and who brings her love of nature wherever she goes. Zoey is a mother and a wife, who brings her calm, reassuring presence and compassion to the birthing space. Zoey has extensive experience and reading in lactation and nurture, and has a hands on approach, providing personalized, one-on-one comfort and support at all stages of pregnancy, delivery, and post-partum.