Leah is a mother of 3, ages 12,8 and 6.Growing up her mother was a midwife so she has always had faith in the birthing process. Her children were all born at home.
She was trained to become a birth and postpartum doula in year 2008. As she was helping families in their journey she has noticed that our society has a void where there should be support in the newly postpartum period which is why she felt it important to offer both birth and postpartum care together in addition to offering them separately. In order to better help mamas in this time, she has also trained at UCSD and became a CLE (Certified Lactation Educator) as many new mothers don’t realize that breastfeeding may or may not come so easily to some mom/baby dyads. In working with new families she found a niche with twin families in the postpartum period as they often have extra needs in learning how to support two babies at once. Leah has helped more than 13 twin families in the last 10 years.
Leah also took part in a Hypnobabies Instructor Training in March 2010, and while she is not teaching classes she is very familiar with the process and loved giving birth to her daughter using the program. Leah has been attending births since Feb 2009 and she has been blessed by each and every birth she has been a part of. Her goal as your doula is to help you have the best birth possible. That may mean no pain meds, with pain meds or even with hypnosis pain relief. She’d love to meet with you and discuss what options you’d like to explore and use.