Birth Doula


As a doula, my job is to provide you and your partner with continuous informational, physical, and emotional support throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.


During pregnancy, we'll meet twice for 2 hours to plan and prepare for your birth.  I can provide you with the information and resources you need to make informed decisions and help create your birth plan.  I am available at any time phone/email/text and I'm on-call for you beginning at 38 weeks of pregnancy until you go into labor.


During labor, I am there for you and your partner as a continuous and knowledgeable presence because shifts change, and the nurses, doctors, and midwives tend to come and go.  I provide comfort measures, encouragement, and reassurance that this new event for you is a normal process.   I will have the utmost confidence in you and your ability to do this!


My "toolbox" includes * positions for labor * acupressure * touch & massage * guided relaxation & visualization * positive affirmations * HypnoBirthing & Hypnobabies techniques * Birthing From Within techniques * Spinning Babies techniques * Homeopathy * Optimal Fetal Positioning * photography * birth log *


Postpartum, we will meet to reflect on your birth.  I can provide help with recovery, newborn care, breastfeeding, and parenting resources.


If you are interested in my services, we can meet for a free consultation. My fee is $1,400.                


(415) 637-6823

Ruth and Yve Jodi Sarah