Congratulations on being hopeful, courageous and pregnant! Preparing for birth in a post-pandemic world can be even more overwhelming than it is in peaceful times. Using my coaching skills, I will guide you with a series of prenatal coaching sessions. We will discover your beliefs, clarify your wishes and needs, increase your confidence, and practice labor support techniques. We will explore what will be the best support I can provide you during birth, and how can I help your partner be involved. There are many options to choose from so let's explore them, together!
I'm a mother to three amazing girls and happily married to a juggler who turned into a software engineer. We relocated to the SF Bay Area in 2001. I love spending time with my family and our sweet Goldendoodle, Punk, at the beach. My preferred vacation would be to explore a new city I've never been to before. I am practicing yoga and meditation regularly, I consider labor support tools to be my life support tools. Once a week I visit the art studio for a mixed media class.
Over the past 24 years, I have been blessed to support and teach so many expectant people and to direct two birth resource centers. I am also the founder ofBirth Coach Method. I published the popular audio-visual guide Practicing for an Active Birth that became an Amazon Choice (See below), and in November 2016 I published the printed guide The Art of Coaching for Childbirth,a practical guide integrating the principles and strategies of coaching into childbirth support. I am approved as a continuing education provider by the California board of registered nursing. I now lead nurses' workshops with the goal of improving patient-centered maternal care. It is my hope to build the bridge between doulas and L&D medical teams.
Learning & Community
MA in Cognitive Science from Tel-Aviv University
Birth Doula and Childbirth Education Training, Jerusalem Israel
Hypnotherapy at HTI, Marin County California
Transformational Life Coaching, Sophia Univ. Palo Alto