I am a birth and post-partum doula, and a lactation specialist. I support women in birth and afterwards. I teach soul to soul communication between mother and baby (and father and baby). It’s important to honor the different pace of your baby’s mental processes and to meet your baby there. Soul-to-Soul Communication facilitates a meeting between the slow brain waves of baby and the rapid brain waves of adults.
I also conduct Sacred Wisdom Circles for mothers and babies with my partner, Meg Ellsworth, mother of two young girls.
I believe that women hold the key to the evolutionary potential of humanity by the way they bring their children into the world, and by the way they mother. It is my joy to inspire and assist new mothers to recognize and access their innate wisdom, and follow their hearts in birthing and caring for their babies. Fathers have a very important role in this, as well, but biology places mothers in the position of being the first love. Fathers’ loving support of mothers creates the safety, pleasure, and serenity needed for the optimal growth of children.
Intention in mothering is all-important. It sets the tone for you to manifest your ideals in your own family. Mothering can be a spiritual path, in the sense of a practice in selfless service, and a labor to polish and refine your rough edges. After all, you don’t want to simply repeat what you experienced as a child, do you? You do have choices, and you can choose how you wish to mother. No one is perfect, and there will be times of crisis and difficulty. A sacred community of mothers who support each other makes it easier. There are many groups of mothers in all regions of the earth. You can create your own. On these pages, you can learn more about what we are doing in Marin County, California, and use what pleases you.
I recently discovered an invaluable resource for birthing families called The Pink Kit, out of New Zealand from the Common Knowledge Trust. It teaches actual skills, based upon your unique pelvic structure, to help you assist your baby’s efforts to be born. Fathers and partners are empowered to really help in labor, and the skills are learned from the multi-media Kit, in your own home, during pregnancy. Check out the website,www.birthingbetter.com and learn more. I distribute the Kits, or you can order direct from the website. The best $80 investment you could make to prepare yourself for labor.
by Email firstname.lastname@example.org
by Phone H: (415) 388-8099 C: (415) 377-2162
Consultations Available by phone or email for questions on mothering.
Services Birth Doula Post Partum Doula Lactation Specialist Sacred Wisdom Circles for mothers / babies Placenta Processing