Improving Birth Rally, Houston TX 2012

birth rally 2013

Improving Birth Rally, Santa Rosa CA 2013

Local Resources:


Meet the Doulas Night. Santa Rosa Women’s Health and Birth Center

7pm-8pm, second Wednesday of every month

Meet the Doulas Day. Santa Rosa Thrive Birth Center 

6pm-7pm, first Sunday of every month


Monthly Doula Care Collective Family Gathering

Typically on first Sunday of each month. Time & location vary, follow Doula Care Collective on facebook to see posted invitations! Free, fun, and open to all!


MASSAGE therapists:

Susanna Napierala 707-321-2078

Lisa Todd & Kathryn Barry 707-486-5275

Santa Rosa Birth Center 707.539.1544

Thrive Center for Birth and Family Wellness 707-387-2088 


Ruth Blanding, meal support, Deepest Roots Wellness, 707-508-6906

Sara Saraswati, personal chef 805-405-4062

Prenatal yoga:

Catherine Pierce

Lisa Flato

Sara Woll

Kate Coletti @ Yoga Community, Sonoma Monday evenings

Elizabeth Shelhart varied schedule/locations in Novato

Pomegranate Center in San Anselmo


Ruth Schlesinger, Blossom Center, Sebastopol (707) 823-8903

Vladi Starkov, Flourish Integrative, Santa Rosa, (707) 205-1224

Emily Zeinal, Vibrant Life, Sebastopol (707) 829-9009

chiropractic care:

Dr Jen Santos, Acorn Chiropractic Club, Petaluma (707) 200-4466

Dr Jake, Santa Rosa Chiropractic Center (707) 523-9850

Naturopathic Drs:

Dr Kimberly Hoffman, TruHealth Medicine, Santa Rosa 707-292-8882

Dr Jen Riegle, Wild Oak Medicine, Santa Rosa 707-243-8998

Lactation support:

Maggie Eaugallie, IBCLC, Home visits throughout Sonoma County (707) 290-5312

Adriana Arrizon, IBCLC, Home visits throughout Sonoma County (707) 889-0608

Kim Hansen, IBCLC, Santa Rosa (707)567-1735

Cranial Sacral Workers/Osteopaths:

Dr Dennis Hertenstein, Santa Rosa (707) 566-7396

Dr Connie Earl, West County Health Center (707) 824-9999



more local resources to come…

Internet Resources:

A film about doulas
Watch the business of being born HERE OR ON NETFLIX)
Short messages on birth related topics from author, Penny Simpkin
Wiki: what is a doula?
A great spot for matching you with a doula!
Lauren’s postpartum certification company About Doulas Dads & Doulas
pregnancy/labor/natural childbirth/special circumstances:
midwives and more:
circumcision, intact care:
babywearing:  -Napa babywearing supplies
cloth diapering:

Baby wearing!

******************************************************************************My Lending Library

-The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
-Conception, Pregnancy & Birth “Childbirth Bible for Today’s Parents” by Dr Miriam Stoppard
-Birth Right by Susan Ross
-“The Bradley Method” Husband-Coached Childbirth, 4th Ed by Dr Robert A Bradley
-Childbirth Without Fear by Granthy Dick-Read
-Your All-In-One Resource for Pregnancy & Childbirth by Sandy & Marcie Jones
-Natural Birth After Cesarean by Crawford & Walters
-Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy by Carole Osborne-Sheets
-Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can Help by Drs Klaus, Kennell, Klaus
-The Gift of Motherhood, a lengthy magazine guide
-As Your Baby Grows magazine by the publishers of American Baby
-Circumcision Exposed by Billy Ray Boyd
-Bestfeeding: How to Breastfeed Your Baby by Renfrew, Fisher, Arms
-CD Hypnobabies “What is Hypnobabies?” plus one session
-CD Belly Love “Guided Meditations for a Happy & Healthy Pregnancy”
-CD Heart Strings “Visulizations for Pregnancy”
-CD Tender Beginnings “Music & Meditations for Birth & Beyond”
-CD Health Journeys: Meditations to Support a Healthy Pregnancy and Successful Childbirth
-DVD (x2) Circumcision info and actual footage
-DVD Laboring Under an Illusion, a documentary about mass media childbirth vs the real thing
-The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp
-The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley
-Baby-Led Weaning by Gill Rapley & Tracey Murkett
-Magical Parent, Magical Child “The Art of Joyful Parenting” by Michael Mendizza
-The Attachment Parenting Book by Dr William Sears
-Creative Parenting by Dr Sears
-Mothering Your Nursing Toddler by Norma Jane Bumgarner
-The Parent’s Tao Te Ching “Ancient Advice for Modern Parents” by William Martin
-Playful Parenting by Lawrence J Cohen
-Parenting with Spirit by Jane Bartlett
-DVD The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp



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