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LAS VEGAS

Virginia Bobro ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Who I am: I’ve been a doula and BFW mentor since 2002, a Certified BFW Childbirth Educator and Doula since 2005, and a trained breastfeeding educator and counselor since 1996. I am also an artist, writer, and mother to three wonderful young adults. Over the past 22 years, I’m honored to have supported over a thousand expectant parents, new parents, and perinatal professionals.…

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PITTSBURGH

Christy Cozby ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Christy is a Certified Birthing From Within Mentor and facilitator-in-training. She is also a DONA-certified birth doula. She has served as a volunteer for Postpartum Support International and has worked as an in-home parenting coach. She offers private and group Birthing From Within classes, labor support, and creative workshops on birth preparation, transitioning to parenting, and processing the journey.…

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PORTLAND

Christine DEsposito ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Christine is a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula and a Birthing From Within childbirth mentor and facilitator in training. She has witnessed the many ways in which the pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey holds the capacity to be a transformative experience for everyone involved. Her hope as a doula and childbirth mentor is to validate and celebrate each parent’s experience as she helps facilitate their own self-discovery.…

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SPOKANE

Melanie Floerchinger ★

Certifed Birthing From Within Doula and Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I have been a birth doula and childbirth mentor for 6 years. I have a B.S. in Exercise Science and a minor in Native American Studies. My doula services and childbirth classes focus on information, education and support. Everyone comes to birth with different needs and whatever they may be I will support and guide you on your journey.…

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FORT MYERS

Christine Ghali ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

I am proud to have earned my professional Doula Certification (2011) through Birthing From Within along with my Birth Mentor/Childbirth Educator Certification (2014). I am deeply rooted in the birth community in SW Florida, as a co-founder of the VBAC Advocates of Lee County (2013) and co-leader for the SW Florida Birth Network (2014-2015). In 2018 I expanded Mindful Birth Services into an all-inclusive doula agency.…

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SEATTLE

Charlene Hamilton ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Charlene has been working with birthing families for over 20 years, and has been with Birthing From Within since 2002. She believes that preparing for childbirth takes guts, creativity, self-reflection, and more than a little sass; her classes -from multi-week group sessions, to one day explorations, to private, one-on-one mentoring- reflect that.

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DUBLIN

Krysia Lynch ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

I started my training as a BFW Mentor and Doula in 2003 and have supported many hundred of pregnant people in that time. I offer weekly childbirth classes, weekend courses and also private classes within your home.

I also offer Birth and Postpartum doula services in the Greater Dublin area. I have attended over 75 births and supported many hundred of new mothers and their families in the postpartum period.…

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BLACKSBURG

Shalene Massie ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

I am a certified mentor and doula through Birthing From Within. I have been mentoring parents since 2012 along their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journeys. I began to hear my call to birth work when I became pregnant with my daughter Abigail in 2008. I met a Doula and hired her to assist in my birth.…

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VANCOUVER

Judy McLaren ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Since 2004, we’ve been supporting Vancouver area families with the very best prenatal and postpartum classes. While we do cover all of the same core information you would find in any prenatal class, our goal is to provide you with something more – offering a blend of information and practical tools together with a deeper sense of personal preparation for birth and new parenthood.…

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MANCHESTER

Donna Moore ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Donna has been a Birthing From Within Mentor since 2001, when she first met Pam England on a weekend-long journey (AKA Birthing From Within workshop) that helped her remember why she became a labor nurse in the first place. Since then, she has brought the Birthing From Within philosophy to her own life and nursing practice, and had the opportunity to mentor parents in Birthing From Within Childbirth Classes.…

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SAN DIEGO

Nicole Morales ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I’ve been working with Birthing from Within since 2003 and became a Certified Mentor in 2006. I find it a valuable approach to life and life skills which is how we can help families guide themselves into and through the unknown of their unique journey. Birthing from Within has influenced my work as a midwife, midwifery instructor, mother, and so much more.…

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SAN DIEGO

Jamie Mossay ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Jamie has been serving the San Diego community as a massage therapist for over 17 years, specializing in pregnant families, and started attending births as a doula in 2009.  Her approach to birth support and her own spiritual path transformed utterly when she discovered Birthing From Within® in 2013, and started mentoring childbirth classes soon after her introductory training.…

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BOULDER

Erika Primozich ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I am honored to be one of Birthing From Within’s co-owners, and lead facilitators. This position reminds me that we are all always learning and growing. Through my local business, Dive into Birth, I offer birth preparation classes in the Boulder area, both in a weekend retreat format and as a six-week series. As a mother of three children and a Certified Birthing From Within Mentor, I believe strongly in each woman’s innate ability to give birth and I enjoy guiding parents on their journey.  …

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SEATTLE

Barrie Rein Thunemann ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Barrie has had the privilege to work with birthing and postpartum families since 2006, touching the lives of hundreds of families. In addition to being a certified Birthing From Within Mentor and trained Birth Story Listener, she is also an Internationally Certified Childbirth Educator and Certified Birth Doula. She offers group and private childbirth preparation classes, birth story listening sessions and private birth art instruction.…

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SAN DIEGO

Janine Rivera ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Hi, my name is Janine Rivera. I offer Birthing From Within childbirth preparation classes for first time parents as well as Refresher classes for experienced parents. I also offer my services as a labor and birth Doula. I became passionate about labor and birth after the birth of my first daughter in 2008 when I realized how transformative the experience is.…

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ATLANTA

Pam Roe ★

Certified Birthing From Within Mentor & Doula, and Birth Story Listener

Being a certified Birthing From Within mentor, facilitator-in-training, and doula was born of a calling that began with my own family. My best friend of more than 40 years and I share a family of children and grandchildren that own our hearts. I began working with other families as a La Leche League leader in 1990, sharing about breastfeeding at births, through classes, and in one-on-one counseling.…

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SAN ANTONIO

Nikki Shaheed ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Nikki Shaheed is one of the Co-Owners of Birthing from Within International. Since 2012 she has guided hundreds of families as a Birthing from Within Mentor and Doula. Nikki offers Birthing from Within classes monthly in San Antonio, TX, as well as Birth Story Healing sessions, community-building support circles, and training events for local birth professionals.…

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NEW YORK CITY

Koyuki Smith ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Through Birthing From Within New York, I provide smart, compassionate preparation for and healing from the transitions that accompany the childbearing experience. I have a BA and MA from Columbia University; before entering the birth field, I was a public secondary school teacher for 8 years. I started in the birth world in 2008 as a birth doula, then added babywearing education, and then childbirth education.…

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SHEPPARTON

Nicole Tricarico ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Birth- its mysterious and complex nature is something that has always fascinated me. When I started as a childbirth educator in 2006, I was very idealistic and outcome focused. With time I noticed more and more things that concerned me about my approach, and with this I began seeking a better and more holistic way to help my clients prepare.…

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FORTUNA

Rachael Adair

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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WASHINGTON, DC

Pamela Adams

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Welcome. I’m so glad you found your way here.

I’m Pamela Adams. I’m a Birthing from Within trained birth mentor and doula. I’m also an ancestral healer who’s passionate about decolonizing birth through community care and ritual.

I believe birth is a sacred rite of passage and should be honored as such. In caring for parents, I seek to help parents connect with their own inner knowing so they can walk with confidence into the initiation of parenthood.…

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SAN DIEGO

Stephanie Adams

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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KITCHENER

Bronwyn Addico ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Bronwyn Addico is a certified Birthing From Within TM mentor, a Birth and Postpartum Doula, a certified Dancing For Birth TM instructor, and the co-owner of Balancing From Birth to Baby, a prenatal and parenting preparation business in Kitchener ON. She offers virtual birth and new parenting coaching in addition to her in-class sessions. Bronwyn focuses on empowering her clients to find the tools within themselves to thrive during pregnancy, birth, and early parenting.…

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NAPA

Danielle Alexander

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Hello Beautiful Women and Families!
I am so pleased to make your acquaintance. Congratulations on your decision to be a parent and to learn and grow through this wonderful process!
Many things bring me to this inspiring intersection with you, but perhaps the most important two things are my commitments to women and to education. I come to this work through twenty years of teaching Women’s History to college students.…

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NEWCASTLE

Clancy Allen

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Clancy Allen is a Birthing From Within Mentor, Certified Doula, Kinesiologist & Yoga teacher specialising in Pre-natal yoga classes. She provides birthing services around Newcastle, Hunter Valley & the Central Coast. areas of NSW.

I see birth as an opportunity to meet ourselves, to better know ourselves, to become more self-aware and as a transformative rite of passage.…

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EAGLE RIVER

Jennifer Allison

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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LONG BEACH

Vickie Alston

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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MIAMI

DeAnna Alvarez

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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DENVER

Natalie Baca

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

I am a community midwife who is passionate about childbirth education. I believe that it is so important for a birthing person to prepare for this life changing event. I myself took Birthing From Within classes before giving birth to my own children, and now I share this invaluable information with other growing families. I offer private or group classes, weekend intensives and a 6 week class series.…

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BRYANSTON

Sally Baker

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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ALBANY

Michelle Beaulieu

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator ★

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EDMONTON

Kayla Becvar-Woodman

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Our Birth Prep Workshop is a great alternative to the traditional classes you’ll find in abundance, offering an interactive, connective, and hands-on experience. We call it a “workshop” rather than a “class.” Your participation in the exercises and practices is what makes this day so beneficial and powerful.
Through compassionate and honest preparation, we will guide you through everything you need to know and introduce practices & exercises to cope with the intensity of labour – for both the birthing person and the birth partner!…

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Guina Bixler ★

Certified Birthing From Within Mentor, Birth Story Listener, Facilitator in Training and CAPPA doula

A lifelong process of personal and professional growth began in 2008 when Guina first read Pam England’s book Birthing From Within. On those pages she found an approach to life and to birth which she’d never known existed.
“Doing The Next Best Thing” without attachment to outcome has become her life long quest. Applied to the season of pregnancy, birth and early parenting the birthing person and partner can learn and embody this.…

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PRINCE GEORGE

Cindy Black ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

I have been a Birthing From Within Mentor since 2012 and offering regular six week series since then. The training and work that I have done with Birthing From Within has greatly affected all areas of my life including my work as a Birth Doula. I have been serving families in Prince George and surrounding communities since 2009.…

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SEATTLE

Emelyn Carrie Bluhm

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

I am a Birthing from Within mentor, full-spectrum doula, Certified Lactation Educator, and trained Infant Massage Instructor. As a mentor and doula, I work with pregnant people of all identities across the full spectrum of pregnancy experiences, including miscarriage, abortion, birth, and adoption.

I believe that birth is a profound rite of passage and that every family should be enveloped in loving support throughout the childbearing year and beyond.…

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OLYMPIA

Marissa Bolanos

Trained Birthing From Within Doula

Originally from Mexico, Marissa is a doula and birth photographer residing in Olympia, WA. When working with expectant parents, Marissa uses Birthing From Within tools and inspiration to help parents dig deep to find their inner knowledge and develop a strong confidence in their intuition. She offers birth support, nourishing postpartum care, as well as photo and video documentation so that families can enter parenthood feeling supported and remember the beautiful details of this important part of their lives.

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AUSTIN

Kim Borchert

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Kim is the mother to six children, and since the birth of her first child in 2002, she has been passionate about birth and supporting birthing individuals and their families. In 2015, she completed her doula training through Doula Trainings International (DTI). In 2017, she certified as a childbirth educator with DTI

In her own birthing experiences, she has had a wide variety of labors and births.…

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SAN DIEGO

Cinda Brown

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

I am the mother of two girls and my path to childbirth education, birth doula care and breastfeeding support began with the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period with my first daughter. During and after this journey, I was called to help other families and I began supporting mothers and their partners as a doula. I have attended advanced BFW and BSL training.…

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ATLANTA

Megan Brown

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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BROOKLYN

Jenifer Buice

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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IRVINE

Amanda Cagle

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

I have been a doula and educator since 2011, having supported over 300 Southern California families in various capacities. In that time, I have trained with over a dozen birth and parenting organizations, including becoming a Birthing From Within Mentor. My aim has always been to have a practice where my clients can receive quality, well-rounded information & guidance to prepare for birth & beyond.…

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CHICAGO

Amy Catania

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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SAN JOSE

Shannon Cath

Trained Birthing from Within Doula

My role as a birth doula is to create a safe space and empower all birthing persons to have a positive birth experience. I work as a team with the birthing person, partner and caregivers. I support your choices and listen to your desires. During our prenatal visits, I can help you create your birthplan, and set up important support systems prior to the birth of your baby.…

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HUNTINGTOWN

Kimberly Chandler

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Kimberly has been providing pregnancy and birth services for nearly 10 years. Her specialty is birth preparation and postpartum care. She has studied the method of Dr. Robert Bradley, Dancing for Birth, birth art, prenatal Kundalini Yoga, and postpartum wellness in addition to her Birthing From Within training.

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BROMLEY

Edwina Cheng

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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STAFFORD

Brittany Ciuferri

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

I believe the path we walk during the perinatal time has many twists and turns, and it can feel a little less confusing if we have someone to guide us along the way. This is what led me to become a doula in 2015, after the birth of my first child; having a doula at my own birth made such a positive impact on the memories of that time.…

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AUSTIN

Allison Cline

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Allison has completed child birth education training for mentoring couples and doula work with Birthing From Within. She is currently deepening her knowledge and certifying as a child birth educator and a doula with their Nationally Recognized Program for birth professionals. In addition to her professional birth training, she has had 3 natural hospital births of her own.…

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NANAIMO

Teri-Ann Coombes

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator (Mentor)

I am a passionate life long learner who loves helping parents prepare body and mind for birth and beyond. I am a certified Holistic Nutritionist and a childbirth mentor. My offerings include nutrition specifically for prenatal needs that are evidence-based. Birth is an initiation that transforms us. I offer mentorship to prepare parents for the challenges of childbirth and what comes after, whether it is their first or third child.…

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SEBASTOPOL

Melanie Corrigan ★

Certified Birthing from Within Doula, Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Melanie fell in love with supporting women and their partners after her first doula training in 1998. With the guidance of open-hearted midwives, she developed her philosophy and skills in tending families during birth. Inspired by midwives, she quickly developed a passion for mentoring expectant parents. This passion was further solidified when she honed her craft by training with Birthing From Within™.…

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LOMA LINDA

Deidre Coutsoumpos ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

After practicing as a trained doula for 4 years, I noticed a gap between what parents were learning and what they were experiencing during their labors and births. I knew in my bones there must be a way to address the spoken and unspoken shortcomings families were expressing during the postpartum period.

Attending my first Birthing From Within workshop in 2009 introduced me to the philosophy and practices to let go of attachment to outcomes and help parents tap into their own personal coping in order to carry them through labor, birth and beyond.…

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RED DEER

Lisa Cowdery

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I am a Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator, a former Trained Birthing From Within doula and am currently completing my final transition into Registered Midwifery practice (Spring of 2020).

My professional birth philosophy acknowledges and upholds the human rights of women & birthing people to make autonomous, meaningful decisions about the circumstances in which they access care and give birth.…

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EDMONTON

Lisa Cryderman ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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VIRGINIA BEACH

Rebecca Cypert

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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SQUAMISH

Kimberly Daniels

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Kimberly’s classes offer a balanced approach to childbirth preparation. With a holistic view, she covers the events of birth and how it unfolds as well as ways to cope with the intensity of labor. Throughout the class, she discusses the practical events of labor while encouraging Partners to learn how to support the Birthing Parent through labor.…

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SAN LEANDRO

Rosanna Davis ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Rosanna is a midwife and innovative creator of a group prenatal experience: Village Midwifery Care. A Birthing From Within Mentor of 18 years, Rosanna brings her extensive experience as a midwife and group facilitator to the childbirth preparation experience for expectant parents.

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HILLSBOROUGH

Andrea Denali ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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SAN DIEGO

Dawn Dickerson ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

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BRATISLAVA

Zuzana Durillová

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Becoming a mother was a life changing event for me. I decided to leave my corporate carrier, follow my heart and become a mentor. The passionate and compassionate mentor who guides expecting parents navigating through their childbearing year.

As a trained mentor and birth story listener I discovered inside of me a deep desire to bring more compassion to our lives, as I believe that the story we are telling ourselves about ourselves matters.…

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MINNEAPOLIS

Megan Dwyer

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I believe birth manifests many times and in many forms in a single life – perhaps presenting as the birth of a baby, project, business, masterpiece, idea, or a new version of yourself – and each birth is an expression of being in the flow with the cycle of life and death on your journey. I see it as my role to shine light on the path of your journey as it unfolds in front of you and empower you to find your own way of birthing whatever you are called to bring into the world.…

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OAKLAND

Jennifer Eames Huff

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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ATHENS

Electra Economidou ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

My mission as a midwife is to raise awareness of the unique way you are shaping your baby’s future physical and emotional health throughout pregnancy and the first years of life. Birth Engineering is my attempt to provide you with tools and workshops for the intrauterine environment, increase your confidence in your instinct and make the best choices for you and your baby.…

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NEW YORK

Chantal Eder

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Chantal Eder is a a trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator in NYC, who also specializes in Pre & Postnatal wellness. She is a certified Postnatal fitness specialist, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, and Yoga For Backcare teacher.

She is also a proud mama of a 2.5 year old, who was born in the the back of a NYC Taxi!…

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SYDNEY

Erika Elliott

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Hello
I have been actively supporting couples through their birth preparation, labour, birth and the post partum phase for the past 15 years. The original BFW book fell into my hands very early in the piece and I have developed my offerings through extensive training and exploration with BFW. My outlook and assumptions around birth completely changed.…

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VENTURA

Marcy Erickson

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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SEATTLE

Caellyn Everson

Trained Birthing from Within Doula

When approaching birth, parents often are bombarded with information and recommendations from friends, family, strangers. Everyone has an opinion. Navigating this maze of knowledge is the first step into parenting: deciding what is right for your family. We all have our own ideas about how we want to live. There is no correct way to do everything, only to find what works for our own family.…

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CARLSBAD

Sarah Feinstein

Trained Birthing From Within Doula

Hi, my name is Sarah Feinstein. I have been a certified massage therapist since 2013, and I’m currently working on my certification to become a Birthing From Within Doula. I have been fascinated by the body-mind connection since a young age, and I consider all bodywork to be an important part of one’s overall health, pregnancy, and/or healing journey.…

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WESTMINSTER

Jes Fisk

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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SAN DIEGO

Lisa Fletcher

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Hi there! My name is Lisa.​ I am a mother, doula, mentor, and at heart, an ambassador of love, seeking all opportunities where I can share love to others. It brings me great joy and excitement to follow my heart’s calling to serve women traveling their hero’s journey of motherhood. I received this calling after having emerged from my own challenging entrance into motherhood.…

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ZAGREB

Hannah Francetic Brcic ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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PLACERVILLE

Chelsea Fredlund

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

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SAN JOSE

Stephanie Freeman ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

I have been working in the field of birth for about 14 years. Originally as a La Leche Leader, and then as a Doula and Childbirth Educator. However… it all started for me with the birth of my first child. It was truly (cliche as it sounds) a life changing experience, one that I am forever grateful for.…

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EAU CLAIRE

Amy Gamerdinger Jeffers

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator and Doula

My journey began as prenatal and pediatric chiropractor, BIRTHFIT Leader and a mom of two boys. My childbirth education was very fact based with outdated images of what birth looks like in our culture and lacked the focus on inner knowing and preparing me for the unknown in birth and postpartum. My two vastly different birth experiences helped me to answer the call to mentor others to see a different approach to childbirth education and support through BFW and prepare for the heroic journey of pregnancy, birth and parenthood.…

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PROVIDENCE

Lisa Gendron

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Lisa has been a doula and community advocate for birth options since 2007 and worked extensively with families in pregnancy, birth and the postpartum. She currently a senior midwifery student at National College of Midwifery.

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OTTAWA

Jennifer Gillean ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Jennifer loves Birthing From Within’s powerful approach to birth as a rite of passage, acknowledging the sacred path to parenthood. She works with folks who know that there really is more to learn about birth and parenthood than just gathering information or creating a birth plan. Jennifer also accepts doula clients on a case-by-case basis.
With nearly 18 years of experience teaching yoga and as an Embodied Yoga Therapist, Jennifer weaves in somatic and mindfulness practices into her classes, workshops and private sessions.…

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COOS BAY

Dani Goette

Trained Childbirth Educator

Hi! I am Dani. I started my doula journey at Breitenbush Hot Springs. I was surrounded by women cocooned in a yurt nestled in the forest. We bathed in the ancient knowledge of birth that has been passed down since the beginning of time and married that with evidence based birth practices of our modern world.…

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ATLANTA

Colleen Goidel

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

My goal is to help every woman have a safe, positive birth and postpartum experience, empowered by knowledge and informed consent—whether her intention is an unmedicated or a medically assisted birth, at home, at the Birth Center or in the hospital. I strive to help my clients feel a sense of empowerment, satisfaction and connection with their births and their babies, regardless of the path birth takes.

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DALLAS

Heather Gream

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I discovered Birthing From Within while pregnant, shortly after completing my certification in Expressive Arts Therapy. During that pregnancy, I utilized the wisdom of BFW and experienced an empowering and conscious home birth. In the next fews years I I also took courses in the Bradley Method and Hypnobirthing and I became a Certified Dancing For Birth™Instructor.…

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IRVINE

Nicole Green

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Nicole Green is a trained Birthing From Within childbirth educator, Bradley Method® certified childbirth educator and DONA certified birth doula. Nicole and her husband have enjoyed the births of their four children and each was so different: one in a hospital, one in a birth center and two at home. Nicole has had the fortunate opportunity to work with over 600 families on their journey toward their birth experience, including midwives, nurses, medical doctors and hospital administrators.…

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NORTHGLENN

Amy Haderer

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

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ST. JOHN'S

Jillian Hand ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I am a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula with both Doula Canada and DONA International, as well as a doula instructor and trainer. I offer both private one-on-one and group Birthing From Within classes, as well as one-on-one online options for those outside of the city. With a Masters in Social Work, I also have a private counselling practice with a focus on perinatal issues such as birth trauma, postpartum mood disorders, perinatal loss, and fertility issues.…

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TONASKET

Aza Hankins

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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NELSON

Tracy Hill ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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CALGARY

Kym Holt

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I am a mother of 3 and am currently enrolled in the Mentoring From Within course. I love Birthing From Within’s philosophy and am excited to work with pregnant parents! If you are interested in a prenatal class that helps you to learn about the birth process while discovering your inner resources, please contact me. I’m looking to connect with pregnant people in Calgary to practice with and learn together!

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ABBOTSFORD

Carolyn Hostinsky ★

Certified Birthing From Within Educator

My midwifery journey began by becoming a doula (someone who provides emotional labour support) and through that provided support to a wide range of families. While doing doula work was fulfilling, it wasn’t enough for me, and it was shortly thereafter that I applied to the midwifery program at UBC. In the meantime, I continued with my training by certifying in Birthing From Within® childbirth education method, certified with A Safe Passage (birth counselling training courses), as well as the Breastfeeding Class for Health Care Professionals at Douglas College.…

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FRESNO

Melissa Hunter ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

I am a responsible, nurturing, attentive woman focused on helping families navigate the labyrinthine journey of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum “fourth trimester.” This precious time lays the foundation for trust and connection that can affect each of us throughout our life. My goal is to mentor families as they prepare mindfully for birth and then gently integrate and celebrate their newest additions into the family.…

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ATLANTIC BEACH

Erika Imoaka

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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BEND

Dana Johnson

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Dana is a long time resident of 20 years in beautiful Bend, Oregon. Mama, yogi and midwife, Dana draws on her experience in these life teachings and brings it to her yoga classes. A 500-RYT, registered prenatal yoga teacher and BFW mentor, Dana is passionate about supporting women during their profound transformation into motherhood and is excited to offer her service as a prenatal yoga teacher.…

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AURORA

Nicole Johnson

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Eliza Kay

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I am a midwife in Columbus, Ohio and a wholistic educator. I have two children, Oliana and Silas. Silas was a HBAC (Home Birth After Cesarean) birth. Community was important in healing and building me up as a mother during my early parenting years and community is what drives me today. I am a mentor for families during the childbirth year and a midwife servicing the Columbus, Ohio area.…

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WESTPORT

Giedre Ke ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator, Trained Birthing from Within Doula

When we embarked on the journey to meet our first child, I could not get enough of books and information. We took a course with an inspiring CBE, and it was: “if you do A,B and C, you will get a natural painless birth…” But as we know, the journey into unknown is not as straightforward.…

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FAIRFAX

Carole Kennedy

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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SEATTLE

Amity Kramer ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Amity Kramer has been helping families cultivate unconditional love since 2008. She is a Birthing From Within Mentor, Certified Gottman Educator, and founder of Thresholds. Amity leads soulful group and private workshops for families in transition. She also is a practicing birth and postpartum doula which gives her a unique window into the joys and struggles of family life.

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TALLAHASSEE

Lauren Levwood

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

My vocational path is somatically and spiritually oriented. In 2002, I received a BA in Dance and Philosophy from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. After undergrad I became interested in childbirth, and in 2003 I traveled to The Farm in TN to study midwifery with Ina May Gaskin. I attended postpartum doula training through DONA International in Charlottesville, VA in 2005, and formally shifted from a career in dance to a career in birth support.…

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EDMONTON

Erin Liber

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

As doulas, our intention is to provide non-judgmental and evidence-based support to help you to have the most empowered birthing experience possible. We know that birth is a mystery and we intend to help prepare you to harness that power, rather than fear it.

Every parent deserves the ability to fully understand their options and feel completely supported in whatever they choose.…

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LYNNWOOD

Kirsten Lind

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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GUADALAJARA

Leticia Loza ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Psychologist UAG (1976)

Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (1996)

Prenatal Yoga Teacher. Kundalini Research Institute KRI (2001)

Fellow of the American College of Childbirth Educators FACCE (2003)

Certified Childbirth Birthing From Within Mentor BFWM (2004)

MAGENTA Educacion Perinatal in partner with Carolina Quintana (1996)

Given conferences and courses, national and international organizations.

Promotes monthly free breastfeeding and options for birth talks since 2007 ;organized conventions and talks in Guadalajara.…

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ARCATA

Misty Lujan

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

With deep inspiration and a profound birthing experience, Misty was humbled to answer the call to serve her community as a birth Doula and Childbirth Educator. Serving as a Doula lights her soul as she is able give back to families in her community by helping to support, empower, and walk with new parents through the transformative journey of Pregnancy and Childbirth.…

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DALLAS

Amanda Lutes ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Hello! I offer Birthing From Within childbirth and postpartum classes for first time parent as well as refresher classes for those seeking support on subsequent births. Currently serving families with weekend intensive classes. I am unwavering in my work to bring a holistic and compassionate voice to the way childbirth and postpartum are presented and spoken to in our world.…

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IRVINE

Marlee Malone-Franklin

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

I work with my wife, Megan, to support growing families in Orange County and Long Beach and have been supporting growing families since 2014. We work together with clients during pregnancy (teaching childbirth and postpartum/breastfeeding classes), during labor as a birth doula team, and I also serve families in their first few months with a new baby as a postpartum doula and lactation counselor.…

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IRVINE

Megan Malone-Franklin

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

My wife, Marlee, and I love supporting families together. We teach birth and postpartum preparation classes together, and we work as a doula team to support our clients during labor. As Birthing From Within Mentors, we are passionate about providing safe spaces for parents to explore what’s really important to them in their birth and early parenting experience, rather than prescribing what we think is best.…

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NOTTINGHAM

Sarah Marsden

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I am a doula and birth photographer/videographer serving families in the East Midlands. I always felt drawn to birth work after the birth of my eldest daughter, and finally after the birth of my third child, everything aligned for me to complete my doula training. I absolutely love birth, and I am passionate about supporting families as they make informed decisions about the birth thats right for them.…

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HAMILTON

Karen McWilliam

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Owner and Founder of Transitionings: Prenatal & Postpartum Support, I am a DONA-certified Birth Doula, certified Advanced BFW Mentor, HypnoBirthing® Practitioner, Postpartum Doula, certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher Trainer, Breastfeeding Counsellor/Educator, & Sleep Educator. I offer private and group BIRTHING FROM WITHIN classes in the Milton & Burlington, Ontario area. I also offer a weekly McWilliam Method Childbirth Preparation series based on the BFW method.…

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SAN DIEGO

Susan Melnikow

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Susan has been a practicing midwife for over 30 years, and has practiced in home, birth center and hospital; as such she brings a wealth of knowledge and information to her classes. She utilizes Birthing From Within concepts as a foundation for her midwifery practice and life as a whole. Susan delights in serving as a mentor for pregnant women and their partners as they navigate the journey of transformation through birth.…

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TRUCKEE

Marissa Mignone

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator and Doula

Marissa is a compassionate and warm teacher and doula. She has been practicing movement for 17 years and teaching for 7.
Marissa lives in Truckee, California, it is her place of connection and creation. She draws inspiration from the beauty and balance of nature and life.

Marissa’s passion for life, movement and supporting others, lead her to become a Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator and Doula.…

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CHARLOTTE

Andie Nantz ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Andie has been working with growing families since 2006. She provides comprehensive childbirth preparation in group and private formats, birth and postpartum doula support, and is a trained birth story listener.

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RIVERSIDE

Kathie Neff ★

Certified Birthing From Within Educator

It has been my privilege to journey with parents for the last seven years as a Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator. A certified DONA doula since 2011, my work now is primarily focused around Childbirth Preparation Classes and Birth Story Listening sessions to assist those who wish to re-frame the story surrounding the events of their birth.…

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SCRANTON

Christina Nichols

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Christina is trained and working toward full certification as a Birthing From Within Mentor and a DONA trained birth doula. She offers both private and group classes, as well as remote classes via Skype/Zoom. She is also involved in the central/northeast Pennsylvania chapter of the nonprofit Improving Birth, where she facilitates free community birth circles and hosts a podcast of local birth resources.

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ROMANIA

Nora Niculescu (Ignat) ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

It feels like I’ve been doing this wonderful work since forever, even though it all started in the beginning of 2010. I love working with future parents, because I get to meet them right before crossing an important threshold in their life. And l like to stand by their side during this process of deep preparation as more then a teacher or an educator – as their mentor.…

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NEW YORK CITY

Lindsay O’Brien

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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SAN FRANCISCO

Shannon Padlog

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

I have been attending births as a doula since 2009 and teaching classes since 2014. I was drawn to Birthing From Within as a way to deepen my connection to the families I was supporting and create a different lens to view my role through. I believe wholeheartedly that birth is a transformative rite of passage, no matter how it unfolds and each birthing person deserves respect, dignity and love through this profound, life-changing process.…

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CALGARY

Rachel Parris

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Rachel is a Birthing From Within mentor, DONA International Certified Birth Doula, postpartum doula, and mother of three. She is passionate about helping women and their partners discover their own inner strength and wisdom so that they can begin their parenting journey with confidence. With a focus on supporting her clients as they determine what their own priorities and preferences are for their birth while giving them the tools they need to realize those priorities, she feels fortunate to witness her clients come into their own and become their own best advocates.

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BROOMFIELD

Rebecca Peterson

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Birthing From Within changed my life. As an expecting mother, I chose it as my class based on a strong recommendation from a teacher and it was what allowed me to be mindfully with the unknowns of my labors and births of my children. Not long after my first child’s birth, I began teaching regular month-long classes in 2012 and have never looked back!…

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GOLD COAST

Sorca Philp

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

I am a mama, midwife and placenta arts specialist. I used Birthing From Within philosophy to prepare for my birth and felt it gave me useful life skills and delved into the core of my inner knowing. I want to be able to give this gift of wisdom to others.

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LAHTI

Rosalia Pihlajasaari ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Rosalia is a Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Mentor and Doula since 2004. She has wandered extensively as a doula and has worked with many hundred’s of families from South Africa to Finland both in prenatal mentoring and birth support. Her vision as doula and childbirth mentor is to validate, motivate, educate, initiate and celebrate each family member’s journey through pregnancy into parenting.…

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SUNSHINE COAST

Pernille Powell ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Hi, my name is Pernille Powell. I am so pleased to be able to offer Childbirth Education classes and Birth Story Healing to families on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. I so love the Birthing From Within approach to be able to go deeper and find meaning in either a birth you have already experienced or within the preparation for one you are getting ready to enter.…

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SAN CLEMENTE

Laura Powers

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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SISTERS

Maribeth Quinn

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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GUADALAJARA

Carolina Quintana de Oropeza ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Certified Childbirth Educator by Sociedad Mexicana de Psicoprofilaxis Obst̩trica (1981)

Certified Childbirth Educator by Lamaze International (1992)

Fellow of the American College of Childbirth Educators FACCE (1994)

Certified Childbirth Birthing From Within Mentor BFWM (2004)

Developed a free Childbirth Education Program for the State Hospital, Hospital Civil de Guadalajara and taught for eight years (1988-1996)

With Dr.…

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SAN DIEGO

Shelley Rahim ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Birthing From Within is a way of life for me. I’ve been teaching and living the philosophy for over 10 years. I passionately weave the principles of Birthing From Within and Birth Story Listening into all the work that I do with families. I’m also a Birth Story Listener, Ayurvedic Postpartum Caregiver, Pre and Postnatal Yoga Instructor, Artist and Storyteller.…

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VENICE

Deborah Raoult

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Fort Collins

Stephanie Rayburn ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Hello! If you are seeking meaningful emotional support for yourself or your relationship, you are in the right place. I have a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and offer in-person therapy services in Fort Collins, Colorado (License MFTC.0013950). As a long-time childbirth educator with Birthing From Within and former doula, I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families through the perinatal transition.…

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CHICAGO

Bernice Rivkin

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

I enjoy supporting pregnant couples as they embark on their amazing birth journey, whether they are just becoming parents for the first time or already have other children. As a Birthing from Within mentor, childbirth educator and doula, my work is not just about sharing information and techniques, although I do a lot of that too.…

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LOWER NORTH ISLAND

Rebecca Robinson ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

After completing my Bachelor of Nursing, I started my journey in Palmerston North within community nursing where I found my love for women’s health. This continued as I travelled and nursed in London, England and then in Vancouver, Canada.
My love of working with babies grew when I started working as a Public Health Nurse for the 0-5 age group in Vancouver.…

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CHICAGO

Holly Rogalski ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I have been supporting expectant families in birth since 2006. I bring compassion, wisdom and absolute support for this glorious ordeal of birth. I run ongoing classes in Chicago and Lake County and attend births as a doula in both counties. I have worked for 14 years as a medical communications trainer for student doctors and nurses, as well.…

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ESTANCIA

Jessica Ryan ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Jess is a mother of three whose journey with birth, parenting, and Birthing From Within began in 2011 when she first became pregnant and found a copy of Pam England’s original Birthing From Within book. That book was an inspiration and woke up a part of her that had been waiting patiently to arise to the surface.…

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OTTOWA

Nancy Salgueiro

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Nancy’s passion is helping women and families find their inner strength and create the life they desire.
Nancy is a mom of 3 and trained birth doula, mentor, and childbirth educator. She has been attending births and mentoring expectant families since 2003. Working with both midwifery and obstetrical clients, Nancy has experience supporting births in both home and hospital settings, and families planning to use the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre.…

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SDE NEHEMIA

Aubrey Salter Shoham

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Aubrey is an experienced Doula, Pregnancy Massage Therapist and Childbirth Mentor. She supports individuals through transformational periods of their life using bodywork and communication. She is American and currently lives in North Israel.

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PHILADELPHIA

Dawn Star Sarahs-Borchelt ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

My early and personal experiences with birth have fostered a deep fascination with birth, motherhood, and babies in me – and a trust in the process of childbearing.

As a young adult I began a career as a religious educator in the Unitarian Universalist church. I received recognition as a Credentialed Religious Educator (CRE), Master Level.…

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SAN DIEGO

Charisse Sciuva

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

My Birthing From Within offering is held within the context of Birth Story Listening, and a background in Bodywork and Optimal Fetal Positioning, as a trained Spinning Babies Aware Practitioner and Massage Therapist. My 18years experience as a birth doula also informs my understanding of your unique birth journey.

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MELBOURNE

Irena Sergeeva ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

I work locally in Melbourne and internationally to help parents navigate their path to parenthood. With the BFW approach I can help parents to get insights and knowledge about themselves that will bring them clarity, peace of mind and seeds of thoughts for birth and beyond, and my other passion is helping connect with the body and prepare for birth with bodywork, optimal baby position and balance .…

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HOUSTON

Leigh Ann Sharp

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I was drawn to the Birthing From Within philosophy after the birth of my second child, because it gave me words for the experiences that I had had, and enabled me to dig deep and discover things not only about the journey I had been on, but also about myself as a human being. I have worked as a doula for some time, and with my BFW training as a Birth Story Listener and Mentor, strive to bring compassion a central aspect of birth preparation, the birth room, and processing of the birth experience afterwards.…

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BEDFORD

Farrah Sheehan Deselle ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Hi! Welcome to Birthing From Within. I have been a Birthing From Withing Mentor for over 10 years and received my Certification five years ago. I am also a Birth Story Medicine mentor and recently started the journey to become a Birthing From Within Facilitator. I have been a perinatal nurse for 22 years and have mostly served in community settings, as a nurse home visitor, educator and lactation counselor.…

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SAN FRANCISCO

Breann Snyder ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I drew my first labyrinth during my Birth Doula training; I drew my second when attending a BFW introductory course; I drew my third as an expecting parent in a Childbirth Prep class; but it wasn’t until I finally journeyed into my own labyrinth with the birth of my first child that its meaning and value took root in my soul.…

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SAN DIEGO

Javiera Sobarzo-Zepeda

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SALT LAKE CITY

Jennifer Sorensen Whitaker

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Years from now when your child is no longer a baby, I’d like for you to be able to look back on this time and feel great about yourself and your experiences. You are doing powerful things right now doing only what YOU can do: growing and birthing your baby. It is my wish that you feel well supported during this time.…

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KNOXVILLE

Barb Steppe

Trained Birthing From Within Mentor & Doula

Preparation for birth and labor support are my true areas of expertise. I am on a mission to help you feel awesome about your pregnancy and birth! This is your Journey and it’s my mission to bring experience, resources and community in ways that will grow your courage and diminish fear. Welcome!

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LISMORE

Kirrah Stewart

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Kirrah is a doula and childbirth educator with over 10 years experience. She has a background in complementary medicine and brings this holistic approach to her support with families. She helps people move from feeling anxious or overwhelmed to feeling calm and excited about birth and looking forward to a more peaceful postpartum.

She believes that pregnancy, birth and motherhood can be the most amazing and beautiful experience of a woman’s life.…

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WILMINGTON

Bethany Stonestreet

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

My philosophy is that YOU are the expert on your family, your life, and your baby. I’m here to make things as easy as possible during your childbearing year. Allow me to make sure that you are well informed and cared for so you can give your family your best!

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REDWOOD CITY

Maeve Sundstrom ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I am a California Licensed Midwife and a co-developer of Village Care (TM), a re-envisioning of group midwifery care, childbirth preparation and parenting initiation which honors and builds upon the power of community throughout the childbearing year and beyond. Birthing From Within is a part of everything I do, from caring for birthing families to parenting my daughter to connecting to my own growth and joy as a human being.…

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PORTLAND

Angela Sword

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Angela achieved a Master’s Degree in Social Work and while in school worked with pregnant teenagers providing education and other tools to assist young mothers in their birth experience. She has been serving children and families in a variety of settings for over 20 years in the areas of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, early care and education, advocacy, counseling, crisis intervention, coaching, mentoring, teaching and more.…

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GERALDTON

Cath Tan

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Birth is one of life’s most profound transitions. I support parents to to meet the wild beauty and raw intensity of this sacred rite of passage.

Are you looking for a deeper connection with pregnancy and birth; or for support on your own unique birthing journey; or do you want to learn how to prepare in mind, body and soul for birth and parenthood?…

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BERKELEY & SAN FRANCISCO

Reise Tanner

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Reise Tanner has been an active Birthing From Within Mentor in San Francisco since 2007 after falling in love with the approach.

She is an experienced birth and postpartum doula, Certified Courageous Living Coach, Warrior Goddess Facilitator and mother who has worked directly with hundreds of families on their birth journeys and taught classes to thousands.…

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MOUNTAIN VIEW

Mendy Thijssen ★

Certified Birthing From Within Educator

I’ve been leading private and small group Birthing From Within childbirth classes as well as yoga classes since 2002. I like utilizing story and metaphor as well as art practices and dialogue to create a comfortable practice of preparing for Birth with individuals and couples. Each person brings to the table a unique set of characteristics, wants and practices.…

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TEMECULA

Nikki Tompot

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Nikki is a deeply down-to-earth person with a backpack full of roles toward which her own life experience has driven passion: a wife, a mother of three, a certified doula, a prenatal and vinyasa yoga teacher, a placenta encapsulation specialist, a yoga and women’s retreat leader/facilitator, a writer, a hospitality business owner, an entrepreneur, and a Birthing From Within childbirth educator and birth art leader.…

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CAMPBELL RIVER

Tamara Tutt

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I’m Tamara, a birth mentor and prenatal yoga teacher.

I help pregnant people like you to feel confident in their ability to move through the joys, challenges and unknowns of pregnancy, birth and parenthood. My prenatal yoga and Birthing From Within classes are designed to help you access the incredible strength, resilience and power that you already have.…

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HOUSTON

Blythe TwoSisters, PsyD

Trained Birth Story Listener

I’m great at working with many communities but mostly I’ve been recognized as the funky house call therapist. I have credentials to back up my work, but most people tell me they like having a therapist that meets them where they are and in a non-judging place. Therapy is hard work, and having a therapist not judge an alternative lifestyle, should you have one, truly helps.…

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VALLADOLID

Isabel Villanueva ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

My name is Isabel. I am a certified Mentor of BFW in Spain. I work as a gestalt psychotherapist and perinatal psychologist in my private practice in Valladolid (a medium spanish city near Madrid)
My first training with BFW was done in 2009 in the UK. Later I attended advance training at Ghost Ranch (New Mexico) and in 2013 I received training at Glastombury again.…

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KANSAS CITY

Jessica Walker

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Pronouns: she/her and they/them.

As a Trained Birthing From Within Mentor, it is my pleasure to work with expecting families in the Kansas City metro as they navigate their transition to parenthood–whether for the first or fifth time. I’m a huge nerd and I’m obsessed with all things birth. Combining these two things is my life’s work.…

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FAIR OAKS

Kelley Ward ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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JAFFRAY

Christina Warmenbol

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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DES MOINES

Leslie Warwick

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

My journey towards birth-work began with the raw, beautifully empowering, and unmedicated birth of my daughter in 2018. Delivered by my husband, our daughter made her way earth side into a calm, dim, and peaceful environment. After such an amazing birth experience, I wanted to dive deeper into the birth world. It was in those first few months of postpartum that my love for helping people called me to begin my journey into Birth Education and Postpartum Family Support.…

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AUSTIN

Ali Weatherford

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I received my mentor training through Birthing from Within after reading the original Birthing From Within book turned learning about birth into my passion. I love sharing what I know about birth with expectant families. It’s important to know about our bodies, our options, and new ways to cope with challenges. But most importantly, I love to give my students time and a safe space to receive knowledge about themselves and uncover the knowing that is already there.…

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TORONTO

Michelle Webb

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I have been supporting birthing families for more than a decade, as a birth doula, an advocate for choice in birth and a childbirth educator/mentor. I also rent out birth pools. In addition to the Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator training, I have completed courses on Spinning Babies for childbirth, Supporting Survivors Giving Birth, and an Introduction to Midwifery at Bumi Sehat, in Bali.…

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LIVERPOOL

Aileen White ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

I used to be so fearful of birth and parenthood, I was Tokophobic. I was married 12 years before I found the courage and some resources to help me even go there. I now have two children, one born by caesarean and one at home in water. It’s been quite a journey!

Birth and parenthood is life changing, all consuming and overwhelming but I would love to support with you so you discover you can flourish.…

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GOLD COAST & TWEED HEADS

Danera Wilkinson ★

Certified Birthing from Within Mentor (Childbirth Educator) & Certified Doula

After a big shock at becoming a mum, and suffering in the underworld of postnatal depression, I discovered so much about myself. I realised what I needed to function well; and that was a sense of community, learning how to take time to slow down and connect to the real and most inner parts of myself.…

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TULSA

Shannan Williams ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I offer childbirth preparation, doula care, and birth story listening in Northeast Oklahoma. I took BFW workshops in 2009 and 2016, and am completing my level 1 training in July 2018. I completed the Birth story listening training in September 2017. I have postpartum doula training through DONA (2015) and birth doula training through ToLabor (2017).…

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SOMERSET

Fiona Willis

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator