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Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting Professionals

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Parent Education

Name Services

Area

Served

Contact Information
415 area code

(unless otherwise noted) 

Alicia Willoughby

Essential Balance

Physical Therapy

 

Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy.Individualized hands-on treatments, exercises to prevent/treat discomforts/ injuries, postpartum pelvic floor & core muscle training, posture & body mechanic training, abdominal separation resolution.  One-on-one with a physical therapist, no aides.  Accepts many insurance providers. Marin

924-5700

www.essentialbalancept.com

Catherine Stone CLD

Birth and Post-partum Doula, Lactation Specialist, Massage, Vegetarian cuisine.

SF Bay Area, Marin

388-8099
377-2162 cell

psyche113@sbcglobal.net

www.motherangel.net

Cherry Jones LMFT, CIMI,CMT

Adoption Counseling Services:  Pre and Post Adoption. In home and office. Specializing in helping parents and babies have a healthy adjustment to adoption.  Infant Massage Classes: Private and Group.  In  home and office.  Includes information about parenting: baby development and attachment.

Marin, SF

381 5889
cherryajones@earthlink.net
www.cherryjonesmft.com

CPR Family

Georgia Montgomery 

CD, CBE, BLS, CLE

In Home Classes:    Infant / Child CPR

Learn to save a choking infant or child, perform rescue techniques hands-on with mannequins. Certification through CPR Family.[Follows current national American Heart Assn. guidelines]

Marin, SF Bay Area

608-8308

georgia@cprfamily.com

www.cprfamily.com

Dara Colacchio, RCST, IBCLC, BCST, APP, PBT, CIIM

 


Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, infants, children, adults. Perinatal Support for conception, pregnancy, birth preparation, postpartum, and lactation. Integration with sleep, eating, nursing, crying and separation issues. Early trauma resolution. Medical/hospitalization, accidents, dental work, pain, balance, adoption, and developmental issues. Enhancing bonding and attachment. Offices in Marin. Home/hospital visits. Serving Bay Area families for over 25+ years.

Marin, SF, East Bay, Sonoma

847-8319

daracolacchio@earthlink.net

www.birthnatural.com

Jennifer Norstrom, LMFT, CMT

Perinatal Counseling Services. Infertility treatment stress, perinatal mood disorders, birthing trauma, and postnatal adjustment. Women and couples.  New mother support groups.

Marin, SF,  East Bay

448-6478

www.jennifernorstrom.com

info@jennifernorstrom.com

Kelly Gray, CD (DONA), CBE, CMT   Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator Massage Therapist 

A holistic childbirth preparation workshop that demystifies birth while guiding class participants to discover personal beliefs around pregnancy, partnership, birth, and parenthood.  As a birth doula and locally trained educator, I am equipped to objectively discuss Bay Area hospital's individual cultures and protocols. In addition, I provide up-to-date information and insights into birth research, support measures, community resources, communicating collaboratively with your providers, and all the powerful dynamics parents face as their children enter this world. Private or Group Classes, Hospital or Home Birth.

East and West Marin, Sonoma County,

SF

847-6680  

writekgray@gmail.com

www.ninemoonsdoula.com 

Regula Keller LVN, Lactation Educator, Acupressure/Massage

Post-partum Doula and Twins Specialist. Enthusiastic professional with background in pediatric nursing. Uniquely qualified to provide wisdom and expertise to families during the first challenging weeks of parenting. Over 20 years working with twins and singles. Lactation support, sleep and behavioral feedback, essential parenting skills. Fluent in English, Swiss, German, French. Days and evenings.

SF, Marin, Novato, Berkeley

454-1650
reguladoulakeller@gmail.com

www.regulakeller.com

Margie King, IBCLC

BLS

Peri-natal Health Educator, Certified Hospital Lactation Consultant. Instructor at Kaiser: Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Newborn Care. Private consults/classes available.

Marin

453-4035

margie@marinbreastfeeding.com

Melissa Berg, L.Ac., Birth Doula, Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Birth Doula. I specialize in whole family health care with an emphasis on pregnancy and postpartum care. I also offer bodywork, guided imagery and Placenta Medicine services. Located at 1938 A Fourth Street, in San Rafael. Marin, SF

601-0745 melissakeeneberg@gmail.com

rebirthingcollective.org

TheTreeOfLifeAcupuncture.com

Melissa Koning, PCD (DONA), CLEC

Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Educator and Counselor. Offering in-home postpartum support, breastfeeding assistance, and placenta encapsulation.

 

Marin, SF,  East Bay

616-634-6353

melissa@melissakoning.com

www.MelissaKoning.com

Mollee Franklin CD, CLE

Birth Doula and Certificated Lactation Educator Experienced birth doula and lactation educator providing complete pregnancy and labor support along with breastfeeding education and support.  Available for hospital, home and birthing center births.  Please contact me with any questions.  References available.  

Marin, SF, Sonoma County

 

 

572-4526

www.MarinDoulaServices.com

www.birthdoulasofmarin.com

Mollee@MarinDoulaServices.com

Nancy Mae, MA, MS, MIM

Coaching for Conscious Parenting helps you make choices that will best foster mutual growth for you and your child.  Parenting has a way of bringing up unresolved issues from our own childhood.  Sessions often include energy work to help clear these issues.  Intuitive guidance is also incorporated giving you a combination of insight and tools designed to help you strengthen your own intuition and help you to be the best parent you can be.

SF Bay Area

510-883-3180,

nancy@nancy-mae.com

www.nancy-mae.com

Parents Place

Our Parent Workshops topics cover all stages of childhood  development—from infancy to young adulthood. Topics include: Infant Sleep  Solutions, CPR, Positive Discipline, Parenting Your Spirited Child and more. Parent/Child Activities are offered as well.  We also provide individual parent and family coaching and consultation services  in all aspects of parenting, such as behavior and discipline, sleep, potty  training, limit setting, divorce and social-emotional development. Our expert parent educators take the time to listen to your concerns and provide you with effective and practical strategies and solutions. 

Marin and SF

491-7959

www.parentsplaceonline.org/marin

ParentsPlaceMarin@jfcs.org

 

 

Midwives / Birth & Postpartum Doula Services* / Prenatal

* Postpartum doulas come into the home after baby is born to assist mom, baby and family. They are sometimes called "baby nurses". Those who work nights are sometimes known as "night nurses".  [This is not the same as a Registered nurse or RN. If you require an RN to care for your child, please contact your pediatrician for a referral.]

Name Services Area Served

Contact Info
(415) Area

unless otherwise noted 

Brigette Barnato

Birth doula, Placenta Encapsulator

Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulator

Supporting families through birth doula services starting prenatally and extending through birth to the postpartum period. I provide continuous care and am able to work as a team with you and your partner. I provide physical, emotional, and informational support and can tailor my care depending on your needs. I offer my services on sliding scale or with a payment plan, if needed. 

Marin, SF Sonoma, East Bay Peninsula

847-7001

brigette@peacelovebirthdoula.com

www.peacelovebirthdoula.com

Catherine Stone CLD

Birth and Post-partum Doula, Lactation Specialist, Massage, Vegetarian cuisine. Available for night care.

SF Bay Area and Marin 388-8099
377-2162 cell
psyche113@sbcglobal.net

Colette Mercier, LM, CPM

Supporting families through Homebirth Midwifery services for the prenatal, birth and postpartum periods. Unique, individualized care. Nutritional counseling. Breast-feeding support. Birth Doula services available upon request.

Sonoma and Marin

510-490-4405

www.colettemercier.net

Dr. Colleen Lindstrom

The Life Studio

Chiropractic/Cranial-sacral

At the The Life Studio, you will be reminded that you are your bodies true healer. You will be cared for as a unique individual and a special human being. We use our minds, hearts and hands to release the essence of life (A.K.A. life force, human electricity, chi, prana, light, mental impulses). Marin

887-9689

www.thelifestudiosausalito.com

Cynthia Whitman-Bradley CD, HCHD DONA Certified Birth Doula and Hypnobabies Certified Birth Doua, offering prenatal and birth support

Marin,

SF

305-5854

cindy.whitman@gmail.com

www.tamalpaisdoulacare.com

Dara Colacchio, RCST, IBCLC, BCST, APP, PBT, CIIM

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, infants, children, adults. Perinatal Support for conception, pregnancy, birth preparation, postpartum, and lactation. Integration with sleep, eating, nursing, crying and separation issues. Early trauma resolution. Medical/hospitalization, accidents, dental work, pain, balance, adoption, and developmental issues. Enhancing bonding and attachment. Offices in Marin. Home/hospital visits. Serving Bay Area families for over 25+ years.

Marin, SF, Sonoma, East Bay 847-8319 direct line           daracolacchio@earthlink.net          www.birthnatural.com

Elizabeth Shelhart

CMT, RYT

Prenatal/ Postpartum Massage Therapy

Come enjoy a relaxing and therapeutic massage in Fairfax and in San Rafael. Or in the convenience of your own home.  I will help you to embrace this time of transformation and address any physical limitations through gentle, or deep massage therapy.

Marin

706-3705

eshelhart@gmail.com

www.eshelhart.com

Full Circle Placenta Encapsulation Services

Kelly Gray, CBE, CMT, CD

Full Circle Placenta Encapsulation uses the Traditional Chinese Medicine method to prepare each placenta with love and respect. Placenta supplements yield great benefits including sweet postpartum recovery, increased breast milk, and restoration of essential mommy nutrients and minerals. 

Marin, East Bay

595-2888 

www.fcplacenta.com 

fcplacenta@gmail.com

Hattie Engel,

Birth Doula

Birth Doula  I provide experienced continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth. Will attend to you in home, hospital and birth center births.

Marin, Sonoma,

SF

203-1867

Heartsandhandsdoula@yahoo.com

www.heartsandhandsdoula.com

 

Joan Green, LM, CPM

Midwife Services

Homebirth and Water Births with a seasoned midwife. Empowering women and their families through childbirth. Includes prenatal and post partum care in your home. Nutritional counseling, early parenting and breast feeding support. Marin, SF, Sonoma

488-1406

marinmidwife@aol.com

www.marinmidwife.com

Julia Winn CD

DONA

Birth Doula... Providing continuous support during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Available for labor support at hospital, birth center, and home births.

Marin, SF

415-747-5001
julia@groundswellbirth.com
www.groundswellbirth.com

Karina Plotek, CPD

Certified Postpartum Doula, and former Pediatric RN, trained in Poland. I have 5 years experience as a pediatric nurse and over 15 years experience as an overnight baby nurse/ night doula. Experience with TWINS. I can provide excellent references. I look forward to hearing about your current needs, and will meet with you at your convenience.

SF, Marin, E. Bay, S. Bay and Penninsula

510-677-3151
minekp@gmail.com

Rachel von Doepp CD, (DTI) CLE

Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Educator 

Experienced birth and postpartum doula as well as lactation educator providing mothers and families education and support from pregnancy through birth and beyond.  Please contact me with any questions.

Marin, SF, Sonoma

451-1845

rvondoepp@gmail.com

rachelvondoepp.com

Martina Smolova, CPD (CBI). Postpartum Doula Experienced with pre-term infants, singletons, and twins. Newborn care, breastfeeding and nutritional education, as well as physical and emotional support. Available for nights and days. SF, Marin, Novato, East Bay, South Bay

925 -330 -5509

msmolova@yahoo.com

www.BabyNightDoula.com

Melissa Berg, L.Ac., Birth Doula, Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Birth Doula. I specialize in whole family health care with an emphasis on pregnancy and postpartum care. I also offer bodywork, guided imagery and Placenta Medicine services. Located at 1938 A Fourth Street, in San Rafael. Marin, SF

601-0745

melissakeeneberg@gmail.com

rebirthingcollective.org

TheTreeOfLifeAcupuncture.com

Mollee Franklin CD, CLE

Birth Doula and Certificated Lactation Educator Experienced birth doula and lactation educator providing complete pregnancy and labor support along with breastfeeding education.  Available for hospital, home, birthing center births.  References available.  

Marin, San Francisco, Sonoma County

 

 

572.4526

www.MarinDoulaServices.com

www.birthdoulasofmarin.com

Mollee@MarinDoulaServices.com

Ozzie Ozkay-Villa
DTI trained Birth and Post-Partum Doula

Birth and Post-Partum Doula available for home and hospital births, specializing in natural childbirth. 

Marin

246-5161

o_ozkay@yahoo.com

www.doulamarin.com

Rachel Yellin (DH)

(DH)Depth Hypnois/Hypnotherapy, Yoga, Ceremonies.  DH is a therapeutic model which combines hypnotherapy with Buddhist psychology,  transpersonal psychology, shamanism, and energy medicine to help people get to  the root cause of their issue and transform it. Rachel specializes in working  with issues related to pregnancy, depression/anxiety, medical problems, fertility, and more. 

Mill Valley and SF

383-8419

rachel@rachelyellin.com

www.rachelyellin.com

Rebecca Plum,

Hearthstone Midwifery

Home Birth (including Water Birth), Hybrid Midwifery Care, Well Woman Care & Support Groups   I am primarily a homebirth midwife, but also offer hybrid midwifery care for those intending a hospital birth.  Well Woman care can include yearly PAPs, STI testing, nutritional counseling, and pregnancy prevention or intention counseling.  Support groups are offered for Single folks and Queer folks who are considering parenthood, actively trying, or expecting.
East Bay, Marin, SF 250-6845
rebecca@hearthstonemidwifery.com
www.hearthstonemidwifery.com

Regula Keller LVN, Lactation Educator, Acupressure/Massage

Post-partum Doula and Twins Specialist. Enthusiastic professional with background in pediatric nursing. Uniquely qualified to provide wisdom and expertise to families during the first challenging weeks of parenting. Over 20 years working with twins and singles. Lactation support, sleep and behavioral feedback, essential parenting skills. Fluent in English, Swiss, German, French. Days and evenings.

SF, Marin, Novato, Berkeley

454-1650
reguladoulakeller@gmail.com

www.regulakeller.com

Rene VerduinCD, CMT

Birth and Post-partum Doula also provide lactation support, nurturing pregnancy massage. Will travel. Student of Midwifery.

 

Marin , SF Bay Area, Sonoma

488-0212
602-5905 cell
reneverduin@yahoo.com

www.marindoula.com (Rene)

www.birthdoulasofmarin.com

Samantha Stormer CMT, CCE

Sacred Beginnings  Birth Services

Birth Doula, acupressure, homeopathy, visualization, and prenatal/postpartum massage (caesarean massage).

Marin, SF, Santa Rosa, East Bay 924-9096
aromasam@comcast.net
Sarah Hummingbird, CPD Certified Postpartum Doula Marin and SF

752-2474

jolity@earthlink.net

www.sarahhummingbird.com

Shakila Marando, CD

(DONA)

Birth and Post-partum doula, provides newborn care, lactation support, help with sleep issues. Also offers physical, emotional, and informational support for entire family.

SF, Marin, Eastbay, Lamorinda

955-7612

doulasbythebay@gmail.com

www.doulasbythebay.com

 

Resources: Counseling, Nannies, Massage and more...

Name Services Area Served Contact Info
(415) Area unless otherwise noted 

 

Alyce Desrosiers, LCSW

Since 1994 Chirp Connecting Families and Nannies LLC  has provided personalized nanny placement services assisting San Francisco Bay Area families through their process of choosing nannies that fit.

SF, Marin County and the Bay Area

 

331-NANI (6264)

info@chirpchirpchirp.com

www.chirpchirpchirp.com

                  

Brigette Barnato

Placenta Encapsulator,

Birth Doula

Placenta Encapsulator, Birth Doula

I provide placenta encapsulation services using the Traditional Chinese Medicine method or the Raw method, depending on your preference. I also offer other services such as tinctures, broths, salves, smoothies, prints, and umbilical chord keepsakes. 

Marin, SF Sonoma, East Bay Peninsula

847-7001

brigette@northbayplacentas.com

www.northbayplacentas.com

Catherine Stone CLD

Birth and Post-partum Doula, Lactation Specialist, Massage, Vegetarian cuisine. Available for night care.

SF Bay Area and Marin 388-8099
377-2162 cell
psyche113@sbcglobal.net

Christina Ricchi CMT, CD

Pre & Perinatal Massage Therapist, Birth Doula

Christina provide deeply nourishing Advanced Massage Therapy to woman during pregancy, labor and postpartum period. Supports relief for aches, pains, swelling, emotional and physiological changes that come with pregnancy and childbirth.   Christina also provides support for as a Birth Doula. 

Sonoma and Marin

717-4621

christina@spiralwombwisdom.com

www.spiralwombwisdom.com

Colleen Lindstrom DC, BLS

Chiropractic Care: Prenatal/Pediatric. Cranial Sacral Technique, Webster In-utero Constraint Turning Technique, for the breech prestation. Location: 1115 Irwin Street, Suite 200San Rafael, CA 94901

Marin 632.1662
colleenlindstrom@hotmailcom


Crystal Greene

L.Ac., CMT

Acupuncture and Massage for Prenatal and Postnatal Care- Acupuncture can help with morning sickness, positioning of the fetus, stress, anxiety, depression, lactation issues, high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, back/hip/sacral pain, hemorrhoids, constipation, fatigue, heartburn, indigestion, cramping, postpartum bleeding, breast problems, and other prenatal and postnatal symptoms. Massage increases blood flow to you and your baby, along with improving mood and alleviating aches and pains Marin, East Bay, SF Bay Area, Sonoma (415) 295-5255
crystalgreene52@gmail.com
www.crystalgreenefullspectrumacupuncture.com
Dara Collachio RCST, IBCLC, BCST, APP, PBT, CIIM

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, infants, children, adults. Perinatal Support for conception, pregnancy, birth preparation, postpartum, and lactation. Integration with sleep, eating, nursing, crying and separation issues. Early trauma resolution. Medical/hospitalization, accidents, dental work, pain, balance, adoption, and developmental issues. Enhancing bonding and attachment. Offices in Marin. Home/hospital visits. Serving Bay Area families for over 25+ years.

Marin, SF, Sonoma, East Bay 847-8319
daracolacchio@earthlink.net www.birthnatural.com

Full Circle Placenta Encapsulation Services

Kelly Gray, CBE, CMT, CD

Full Circle Placenta Encapsulation uses the Traditional Chinese Medicine method to prepare each placenta with love and respect. Placenta supplements yield great benefits including sweet postpartum recovery, increased breast milk, and restoration of essential mommy nutrients and minerals. 

Marin, East Bay

595-2888 

www.fcplacenta.com 

fcplacenta@gmail.com

Jennifer Norstrom, LMFT, CMT

Perinatal Counseling Services. Infertility treatment stress, perinatal mood disorders, birthing trauma, and postnatal adjustment. Women and couples.  New mother support groups.

Marin, SF,  East Bay

448-6478

www.jennifernorstrom.com

info@jennifernorstrom.com

 

Joanna Adler, PsyD

Psychologist / Depth Hypnosis Practitioner.   Specialize in work with new moms, moms-to-be and their partners and families. Help women heal from depression, anxiety, grief and trauma that may be part of this transition. Support for women through birth preparation and recovery.

Marin, SF,

820-1580

Joanna.Adler@yahoo.com

                       

Joy Kendra, CMT

Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage ­– to relax tense muscles, improve circulation and mobility, and just help you feel good.  But it is also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant woman and their changing bodies, and therapists who are trained in prenatal massage will adjust their techniques accordingly.  Choosing massage during pregnancy not only can help with an aching back or edema, but your baby gets the benefits of your relaxation as well.  I am fully certified and have twenty plus years of experience.  My approach is intuitive and respectful-- many of my clients say "thank you for not treating me like an invalid!"  You may choose either side massage or lying face down with the belly cradled by professional pillows.  Beautiful private studio in Corte Madera, or a house-call.

Marin

464-7338   

everybodyknows@speakeasy.net  

www.everybodyknowsjoy.com

Stephanie King Psy.D.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy While I work with a wide range of patients suffering from a variety of difficulties, my area of expertise is working individually with parents, and particularly parents who are struggling to understand their identity as a mother or father and understand their changing relationships.  Becoming a parent can be a joyful time, but it can also be a time filled with confusion and stress.  I can help you make sense of these changes and unravel all the layers that are part of the process.  Using a combination of professional and personal skills that include insight, practicality, empathy and warmth, I can help people understand and resolve difficulties and struggles they may be having.

Marin,

SF

827-5446

stephaniekingpsy@gmail.com    

www.stephaniekingpsy.com

Nancy Mae, MA, MS, MIM

Coaching for Conscious Parenting helps you make choices that will best foster mutual growth for you and your child.  Parenting has a way of bringing up unresolved issues from our own childhood.  Sessions often include energy work to help clear these issues.  Intuitive guidance is also incorporated giving you a combination of insight and tools designed to help you strengthen your own intuition and help you to be the best parent you can be.

SF Bay Area

510-883-3180,

nancy@nancy-mae.com

www.nancy-mae.com

Melissa Berg, L.Ac., Birth Doula, Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Birth Doula. I specialize in whole family health care with an emphasis on pregnancy and postpartum care. I also offer bodywork, guided imagery and Placenta Medicine services. Located at 1938 A Fourth Street, in San Rafael. Marin, SF

601-0745

melissakeeneberg@gmail.com

rebirthingcollective.org

TheTreeOfLifeAcupuncture.com

Parents Place, Program of JFCS. Team of Clinicians includes LCSWs, MFTs,  PhDs

Parent Coaching, Therapy and more: Our highly experienced, licensed staff will provide your family with  support, guidance, and practical strategies. Our menu of mental health services  includes parent coaching and consultation, individual, family, and couples  therapy.  

Marin and SF

491-7959

www.parentsplaceonline.org/marin

ParentsPlaceMarin@jfcs.org

 

 

Credentials

AAHCC: American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth (Bradley Method)

APP: Associate Polarity Practitioner

BCST: Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist

BLS: Basic Life Support
CCE or CBE: Certified Childbirth Edu

CE: Childbirth Educator: Morgan's Method in Hypnotherapy

CPD: Certified Postpartum Doula (DONA)
CHBE: Cerrtified Happiest Baby on the Block Educator
CHT: Certified Hypnotherapist 

CIIM: Certified Instructor of Infant Massage

CLC: Certified Lactation Consultant

CLE: Certified Lactation Educator
CLD or CD: Certified Labor Doula (CAPPA and DONA: national certifying organizations)

CLE: Certified Lactation Educator

CMD: Certified Massage Doula
CMT: Certified Massage Therapist 

CNM: Certified Nurse Midwife

CPM: Certified Professional Midwife

DrPH: Doctor of Public Health

FAAP: Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

IBCLC: Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant

L.Ac.: Licensed Acupucturist/Chinese Herbalist

CLE: Certified Lactation Educator (Breastfeeding Instructor)
LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

LM: Licensed Midwife

LVN: Licensed Vocational Nurse

MFT: Marriage and Family Therapist

NCBTMB:National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

MD: Medical Doctor
NAPCS: National Postpartum Care Services

PBT : Prenatal and Birth Therapist, graduate Dr. Ray Castellino’s Foundation Training, BEBA Clinic, Santa Barbara,CA.

RN: Registered Nurse
RSCT: Registered Craniosacral Therapist, Craniosacral Therapy Assn. of N. America; (www.craniosacraltherapy.org.)

Important Note: Before engaging the services of any professional, you should always ask for and thoroughly check references,
certifications and credentials. Also, be sure to consult your physician before engaging in any activity or therapy,
especially if you are pregnant. The individuals on this list are independent contractors. This site provides professional
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