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Prenatal Through Postpartum

Congratulations on your pending parenthood!! I know that this might be the most exciting thing you've ever done and I also know that it can be fraught with confusion, anxiety, endless decisions and for some of us, the most challenging aspect: a sense of losing control.

While no one can anticipate how your experience will play out, there are some things that one can expect along the way: decisions to be made (either in advance or in the moment), aspirations to acknowledge and strive for, protocols to be navigated, new baby behaviors that are more or less typical. The list goes on and on, and differs with each family.

As a mom of 7 kids, a gramma to 3 and a doula having attended over 300 births in SF, I'm familiar with myriad issues that pregnant people and new parents face. I never expect that I will have the best prescribed course of action for any family to undertake. Rather, my intention is always to help families acquire information so that they are prepared to make the very best decisions possible for their experience and hopes. I am a respected additional perspective that can provide insight based on professional and personal experiences. As a practicing doula, I am aware of and share current information about hospital, birth center or home birth practices, a vast array of great community resources and information that might be most helpful for your specific situation.



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