Childbearing Wisdom

Neri Life-Choma
Birth Doula, Prenatal & Postpartum Coach,
Childbirth Educator, Doula Trainer

There is no ideal birth experience, but the

one your heart desires.

I lead you to your desired experience with confidence, clarity, and care.

I'm committed to your positive experience!

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How I Support You in these Challenging Times

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.  

My Experience 

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 of Birth 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
  • Spinning Babies with Gail Tully
  • NLP with Dr. Matt and The Empowerment Partnership
  • Bay Area Doula Training - Lead Instructor
  • Birth Coach Method, Founder


Birth Doula Support 

  • 4-6 prenatal Coaching sessions
  • Free access to my audio-visual guide (see below) 
  •  Limitless emails, phone calls or text support
  • On-call 24/7
  • Continuous support throughout your birth
  • One postpartum home visit

Prenatal Coaching

  • Clarify your childbirth vision
  • Clarify your beliefs, values, and motivations 
  • Build confidence and overcome fears and potential challenges
  • Connect with your inner strengths
  • Write your affirmations
  • Practice labor support tools
  • Developing your advocacy skills

Postpartum Coaching

  • Resourcing and support
  • Increasing confidence
  • Time management 
  • Resolving potential conflicts 
  • Balancing your needs and your baby's for a healthy mindset
  • resuming couple's intimacy
  • Overcoming anxiety
  • Practicing mindfulness

Birth givers' satisfaction relates more to how they conducted themselves throughout childbirth and the way they were treated, and less on the clinical aspects of their labor