Welcome! I provide professional lactation and doula services to East Bay families. My care is friendly, compassionate, and non-judgmental. The information I provide is current and evidence-based. It is my privilege to help you to discover your inner strength and confidence in labor, birth, and parenting.
Breastfeeding is "natural", but doesn't come natural-ly! Based on the latest research, this fun and informative class, conveniently located in the comfort of your home, is ideal for expectant parents who want to feed their babies, naturally. Topics include milk supply, latching, positions, biological nurturing, engorgement, common concerns, pumping, bottles, nursing beyond 6 months, and the fascinating science behind it all.
They say "it takes a village". Wow, they are right! With in-home postpartum and lactation support, I will help you with breastfeeding, newborn care, and coping with your exciting (and exhausting!) transition to parenthood. Other important things we might address include sleep, nutrition, energy, healing, mental health, bonding, and more. I offer both in-home visits and phone appointments depending on your needs.
Bodies are wise, mothers are strong, and birth is powerful. As your doula I provide you with reassurance, physical and emotional comfort, and objective guidance. My goal is to keep mom comfortable and motivated while respecting and supporting her partner's role during labor and birth.
*As a student midwife, I have limited availability for birth doula clients. If you reach out to me and I'm not available, I am happy to refer you to capable hearts and hands.
That's me, Jeannie, a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (UCSD) and birth & postpartum doula (Natural Resources).
After a decade-long career in design, I realized I had not yet discovered my life's calling. Two daughters later, I am on my path as a student midwife! I truly enjoy helping families find their groove in labor, birth and the transition to parenthood.
As a mother, I empathize with the challenges that come with birth and parenthood. At the same time, I believe in respecting and celebrating individuality without judgment. I do not have an agenda.
I am available to work with East Bay families in and around Berkeley, Oakland, and Albany. Based on my schedule, I can sometimes work with families outside of this area as far as SF, Marin, or Walnut Creek.
Here's my oldest daughter as a wee one. Like all small children, she has an innate ability to stay present through ups and downs, something that comes in handy in pregnancy, labor, birth, and parenting! We can all benefit from a child’s wisdom.
If you have questions, there are answers! Check these FAQs for more info.
To schedule an appointment for lactation counseling, postpartum doula services, or private breastfeeding classes, email me at or call (917) 825-6031 and provide your name, number, and concern or request. You'll get a prompt response and we'll take it from there.
For birth doula services, email me with your name, number, town where you live, where you plan to give birth, and your estimated due date. I'll respond within 24 hours and we will schedule a complimentary in-home interview and consultation.
Read the FAQ page for the details and get in touch if you have more questions.
Thanks for stopping by!