Postpartum Doulas

Vice President & Kaiser Liaison

Teri Nava-Anderson, PhD, CD/PCD, ICCE, CLE
Harmony Doula Group

(408) 391-7797
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Teri is a certified, professional Birth and Postpartum Doula, Doula Trainer and Mentor, VBAC Specialist, Childbirth and Lactation Educator, certified Professional Aromatherapist, and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist. She is an experienced practitioner who has been advocating for pregnant people and helping families welcome new babies and navigate birth and parenthood since 2008.


Sara Thompson
Warm Hands Birth Services

(925) 339-5960
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Service area: Tri-Valley, Diablo Valley, and East Bay Area

Since 2011, Sara has supported over 200 families as they transition to parenthood. As witnessed by her testimonials, Sara's knowledge, warm support and gentle guidance is an asset in the first 4 months after your baby arrives. Sara specializes in family sleep support, breastfeeding, LGBTQ+ families, multiples, NICU families, and preemies. Up to 7 nights/week of support!

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Beth Hammond, CD, CPPD, BA
Postpartum Support for New Parents
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Service Area: Entire Bay Area
Hours: Overnights

Specializing in overnight care for newborns. Beth has been nurturing new families for over 20 years. She helps families adjust to life with their new baby or babies and offers a wide range of education and support services, including breastfeeding education, fussy baby and sleep issues, newborn care and development education. Beth nurtures the entire family, allowing mom time to heal and bond helping all family members bond with their newest family member. Excellent references available. Trustline registered. Multiples a specialty.

Postpartum Doula Liaison

Andrea Berkey, CPD
Three Phases Night Doula
Mothering, Postpartum, and Sleep Support Services

(408) 307-8046
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Service area: greater Bay Area
Hours: Nights

Andrea has been supporting new and growing families in the bay area since 2006, it has been her goal to help families settle into the role of parenthood through nurturing, support and education. Providing solutions for sleep issues including nighttime care so tired moms and families can rest! Supporting preemies, singletons, and multiples.

Susan Jessee, CD/PCD, CBE (AAHCC)
Harmony Doula Group
Embrace Birth

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Susan is a certified Childbirth Educator, Birth and Postpartum Doula, and Newborn Sleep Specialist. She have been attending hospital and homebirths since 2002. Encouraging a mother and her partner to listen to and trust her own body as she gives birth is her passion.

Megan Shinkle, EMT
All Seasons Doula Services


Service area: Entire San Francisco Bay Area
Hours: Overnights

Megan Shinkle has been supporting families as a postpartum doula since 2013, but has been supporting families as a childcare provider for over 10 years. Experienced with newborns, singletons, multiples, and special needs, Megan is confident in her ability to serve your family in the postpartum period. As a registered Emergency Medical Technician, she is also well versed in emergency first aid and CPR. Currently, Megan is only taking overnight clients.

Jinny Pagle
510 Doula and Placenta Services


Service area: East Bay Area from Marin to San Leandro
Hours: Days, occasional night

A mother of two, Jinny is a professionally trained birth doula, postpartum doula, and placenta encapsulation specialist. She is passionate about supporting you and your family through the transition from pregnancy to birth and postpartum healing. No matter where or how your baby is born, Jinny wants to support you to come through satisfied with your birth experience and confident and capable to parent in your own way. Offering unbiased support, encouragement, local information and resources, and skilled comfort techniques, Jinny would be honored to work with your family.

Rebecca Duncan
Empathic Doula Services
(925) 765-7866
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Rebecca is a birth and postpartum doula who specializes in LGBT, lactation support, sleep support, baby signs, and babywearing.

Christine Torres, CLD (CBI), PpD, CBE, BC
New Birth Services, LLC

(707) 563-1171

Christine is birth and postpartum doula, as well as a childbirth educator and breastfeeding counselor. She also has a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Science which she uses to enhance her skills. She has experience working with families from different cultural backgrounds and is fluent in Spanish. Her education and experience allows her to work with each client on an individual basis and provide non-judgmental support for the experience that each family desires.

Leah Giles
Belly Coach - Bay Area Doula Services


Leah is a Birth and Postpartum Doula. She is passionate about helping woman feel comforted, supported and safe. Offering compassionate care during delivery and/or easing into your new family life at home.

Naphtalie Scully, PCD
Warm Hands Birth Services

(707) 563-1171

Service area: Tri-Valley, Diablo Valley, and East Bay Area

Jessica Garcez

(510) 246-6223

Service area: East Bay

Jessica is a birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, and placenta specialist.



Service Area: Entire Bay Area and surrounding areas

Hours: Nights and limited Days & Evenings

Doula Tracy has supported families in the Bay Area since 2006. She holds certifications as a Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator Counselor, Advanced Newborn Care Specialist, Happiest Baby Educator and is Newborn Sleep Certified.

Sara Marks Brown, MA

Originally from England/Sweden, Sara is a professionally trained birth and postpartum doula. She has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and has worked with babies, children, and families for over 40 years. She has experience working with families from many different cultural backgrounds as well as young mothers and the LGBTIQ community. A mother of two adult children, Sara is dedicated to supporting families in a caring, non-judgmental, and compassionate way, during pregnancy, labor and in the first few weeks at home.

Maciej Stabile
Tranquil Waters Healing Arts