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: Most odd numbered months on the second Saturday - July/November are subject to change - dates will be announced to clients
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!
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.
Judy Behr, CD DONA www.doulajudybehr.com
Judy has three adult children, one adorable granddaughter, and another grandbaby on the way! She has always been fascinated with birth, and has always wanted to be involved in birth from an early age. Her career path led her in a different direction, but she never lost her passion for labors and birthing women.
Finally Judy became a birth doula seven years ago. Judy has also become a newborn care specialist. She offers her clients night 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.
In her free time she enjoys volunteering at her local community hospital helping families who don't have the means to hire a doula.
Gillian Gillette www.gilliandoula.com
Gillian Gillette serves as a Doula and Placenta Encapsulator in all hospitals and home settings throughout the California Bay Area. A mother of two, she believes that the wholehearted support and nonjudgmental presence that a doula provides a birthing woman is a gift for the mother as well as the doula.
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.