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.
*Group classes TBD
Breastfeeding is "natural", but doesn't come natural-ly! Based on the latest research, this fun and informative class 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. Fathers, partners, and co-parents are highly encouraged to participate.
*Postpartum support groups meet at Pacifica Family Maternity Center:
3101 Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley
Come together with other mothers and babies in a welcoming and inclusive environment as we discuss breastfeeding, sleep, development, self-care, and more. Get out of the house, get your questions answered, and make new friends! This is a weekly facilitated group that is open to the public in addition to Pacifica families. (Though a donation is suggested, we welcome all families regardless of payment.)
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. Our work together will address your family's unique needs when it comes to sleep, nutrition, energy, healing, mental health, bonding, and more.
I offer in-home visits for comprehensive support/ troubleshooting and same-day phone consults if you need immediate advice. I also love to cook delicious, nutrient-dense dishes, which can be an optional add-on service if we work together in your home.
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 as comfortable and motivated as possible while respecting and supporting her partner at the appropriate comfort level of involvement. We'll start with a complimentary consultation and go from there. For more birth doula details, click here.
*I am currently working with a limited number of birth clients due to the demands of midwifery education plus my two small children.
That's me, Jeannie, a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (UCSD) and birth & postpartum doula (Natural Resources).
After my first daughter was born I realized I had not yet discovered my life's calling. Now I have two daughters and am in school to become a 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 respectful restraint and professionalism. 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.
Here's my oldest daughter as a wee one. Like all small children, she has the instinctual 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!