Michelle's birth Doula practice is expanding and she is honored to
announce that she has joined the Golden Gate Doula Associates.
Birth and Postpartum Services
Now Offering Placenta Encapsulation
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Welcome! My name is Michelle and I am a certified Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator and Placenta Specialist, serving San Francisco and the greater Bay Area.
I have always been fascinated with birth and babies and considered a career as a labor and delivery nurse in my 20’s; instead, by accident, I found myself working as a systems administrator. I enjoyed working with people in that context for 15 years, but I knew it was not the job I was intended to be doing.
In 2005, I became pregnant with my first child. I remember my family was anxious as they tried to support me during my birth; I was scared and had no one to ground me. After the birth of my daughter, I learned about doula and began to research all I could about who they were and what they did, and it struck a chord with me. Not long after that, my best friend asked me to support her during her baby's birth. The experience was amazing; I was hooked, and started down the path of becoming a doula.
In 2013-2014, I enrolled and trained with Cornerstone Doula Training and received my birth and postpartum certifications. Then 2017 I received my Childbirth Educator Certification. I have also taken classes on optimal fetal positioning and on home-births.
I can't think of a better job than helping babies being born and to experience how incredible the birth of a child is. A parent never forgets the birth of their children and I am honored to support, encourage and be there for the beginning of a new life.
My practice welcomes any type of families
*Up to date on Tdap and Flu vaccine
*Italian native speaker
“When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, FAITH is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly” ~Patrick Overton
“Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions,
your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life.”
~Ina May Gaskin
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