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Amber's Personal Story 

When I was eleven years old, I began begging for a brother or sister. "PLEASE" I would cry to my mom. And it was one of the most exciting moments when my mother told me she was pregnant! I was present for all the prenatal visits and homebirth. The birth experience shaped my perspective on birth because it was a birth without fear it propelled me to become a midwife and doula. And it was a beautiful birthday, to this day my brother and I are very close. 

A picture of my mother and I, with a newspaper article showing, The Art Of Being Born. Quite comical.

Proud Big Sister!

Why Work With Us

I have been serving and empowering families through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum since 2012. I have supported hundreds of families all over the world. And guess what? You can do this! You are made to give birth and the body has such a wealth of knowledge! Yet, with our current culture and health care, we have made it a lot more complicated than it really is. 

I have a deep understanding and knowledge during this whole arc as families become new parents. Through the many modalities of knowledge, I have learned over the years as a life coach, yoga teacher, midwife, doula, and Ayurveda coach I have many tools to support families in preventing if possible complications and creating a network of support for each family and mother. Therefore, supporting mothers and families live in more joy and health rather than feel isolated and fearful of the process. Many of the modalities I coach families through is preventative care which carries through your health for life. 

Your health through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is essential to not only yourself but your family so you can care for your little one(s). Ayurveda says that the first 42 days after birth affects your next 42 years! My mission to support families during this process is so you have the most comfortable experience possible and enjoy the process while preventing complications and infections along the way.

Our health care solely focuses on the baby and the birth as the most important thing and that is vital. Yet, we need to put the mother's health equally first because when the mother is healthy, normally, so is the baby. Hence Healthy Mamas, Healthy Babies! 

In my experience, there are so many books on birth and classes to take which can get very overwhelming and time-consuming. I want to free up your time and support you in feeling more confident as a parent. I have created an arc of support so you can get the right preparation through pregnancy, birth, and the first couple years after. With the packages I provide, in our practice, we have only seen 1% Caesarian births, 75% natural vaginal births, 60% no vaginal tears, and 99% exclusive successful breastfeeding. This is the type of statistics you should be getting everywhere in the world! If we prioritized individual, knowledge-based and consistent client care then we would have better outcomes.  If this is what you want then I would love to support you on this amazing journey!

Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Desiree

Desiree Dougherty 

Desiree is a Cornerstone trained birth doula and childbirth education facilitator. 

 

From a very young age, she was drawn to the miracle that is birth and became a birth worker in order to share the wealth of knowledge she has amassed with the families in her care.  She believes that the journey to parenthood is in part mental, physical, and spiritual. Desiree endeavors to support families in all of these aspects through both pregnancy and birth. 

 

Desiree has attended births in hospital, birthing center, and home-birth settings.  She believes that birthing bodies hold the knowledge necessary to birth the babies they have grown and works with families to access that knowledge as they prepare for labor and birth.  Desiree is committed to providing judgement free and evidence-based information to help her clients make confident and informed decisions for themselves and their babies.  

 

Desiree feels there is no higher honor than the be a part of a family's birth team.  

Sheryll

Sheryll Randazzo

Sheryll is a DONA trained Birth and Postpartum Doula.  She is also a Lactation Consultant through The Healthy Children Project - Center for Breastfeeding, and Placenta Encapsulator through the International Placenta & Postpartum Association.

After experiencing her own home birth with a midwife, she believes that everyone should have consistent care.  She is dedicated to supporting you and your birth partner throughout your entire pregnancy journey with compassion and believes all types of family structures deserve the most positive birth experience possible.  

 

Ariana

Ariana Kaback

Ariana Kaback is a certified birth & postpartum doula who serves  mothers in owning their birthing journey with a deep commitment to offering each family a strong foundation of care and support.

 

Focusing on holistic health, Ariana acts as a guide offering a wide range of evidence-based birth and postpartum support plans that care for the mother, baby, and the family unit.

 

Ariana is an empathic, gentle, and nurturing advocate as she empowers birthing mothers to make the best decisions for themselves and the lives they are bringing into the world. She specializes in Ayurvedic Postpartum Care. Bilingual (Spanish & English).

Nicole

Nicole Cain

Through a variety of health challenges, Nicole decided to study  Holistic Nutrition at the Nutritional Therapy Institute in Colorado and Ayurvedic Medicine at the California College of Ayurveda.

Over the years she has supported many as an Ayurvedic Health Educator. Nicole eventually began supporting families through postpartum ayurvedic medicine with the understanding of the lack of support after birth.

Nicole has a wealth of knowledge to support new families as a postpartum ayurvedic doula and is a mom herself.

Alana

Alana Corrin

I found a passion for supporting expecting and new moms after working with families over the years who had traumatic birth experiences. Hearing their stories lit a fire in me to want to support women have an empowered experience!

I am so captivated by the all and the amazing things our bodies are capable of when we have the right support. I have been working since 2019 with families and I specialize as a Birth Doula (DONA) and Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula. 

Danielle

Danielle Mauldin

Pronouns: She/Her/They

I’m a Bay Area native, based in Oakland. I have been passionate about birth and supporting mothers for years. As soon as I heard the term and definition of what a “Doula” was, I knew that was supposed to be a part of my life’s journey. After doing extensive research on unnecessary interventions, c-section rates, and Black maternal deaths in the U.S., I began to see how needed doulas were in the birthing space. I decided to leave my career in sports to pursue my divine calling as a Birthworker. I am here to help support and hold space for as many birthing people as I can in getting the

birth experience THEY want. I am a professionally trained and certified Full Spectrum Doula. My goal is to leave you feeling empowered about your birth. We are going to work together but I really want to support you find the answers that reside within yourself. 

Lauren

Laurel Samuel

Laurel has been a birth doula for fifteen years. She is a mother of three little ones and is a herbalist. 

Laurel first began supporting the elderly as an end-of-life doula and then began to support those welcoming life into the world as a birth doula.

 

Laurel is trained and certified as a labor doula, postpartum doula, and infant care doula.  
 

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Lindsey Weinstein

Lindsey is a mom of two and passionate about supporting families to have a healthy journey into motherhood. She has a BA in Social Science with a focus on family relations and child development. Lindsey is a registered Pre & Postnatal Yoga Teacher, a certified Child Birth Educator, and certified Innate Traditions of Postpartum Care Provider. Lindsey Specializes in Ayurvedic Postpartum Care.