Learn to relax into the intensity
tap into the natural
ecstasy of birth
Envision your ideal birth
Deepen your bond
with your partner
feel lovingly supported
Here’s a video that I shot of one of my San Francisco birth doula clients giving birth to her first baby. She took Rachel Yellin’s Hypnosis Based Childbirth Preparation classes and my Prenatal Yoga classes, and did a lot of breathing, visualization and relaxation practice on her own at home. As you can see, all of her preparation really paid off!
“THANK YOU for inspiring laughter in my birth. You did one prenatal yoga class focused on laughter towards the very end of my pregnancy, and it must have planted a seed because I ended up having the most giggly, raucous birth. It was awesome. In between contractions my husband and I danced and laughed it out in our little room. I’m not saying the birth was a breeze, but the experience was made more joyful and lighthearted by letting it rip (the laughter that is).”
“Her breadth and depth of experience is unmatched. She embraces the emotional and physical messiness of birth and doesn’t shy away from intensity. At the same time, she has this wonderful playful spirit and loving mama bear fierceness.”
“THANK YOU for the photos of the birth. We have looked through them twice now, and have cried both times, remembering the power and beauty of that night. WOW. Your presence and support at the birth was so crucial… and we didn’t even really think about the photos being part of the service you were providing for us… but we realize now what a huge gift it is to have them, to be able to remember the moment of our first meeting Rye and of Rebecca’s being a total badass in bringing him here. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!”
“I’m a homebirth midwife in SF and Britt is one of my favorite doulas. I am thrilled whenever my clients choose to work with her. She is knowledgeable, talented, dedicated and persistent. Her skills at guiding women through labor, especially using hypnobirthing techniques, are unparalleled. Her prenatal visits are always valuable and prepare clients for what’s ahead, helping them to be proactive and ready. Her work during labor always prioritizes her clients’ health and empowerment. Birth can be hard but it’s always better with Britt.”
“Even from hundreds of miles away Britt was an integral part of my son’s birth. With kindness, patience and love, she helped me explore what type of birth I wanted and empowered me to figure out how to get there. She taught me that with the right preparation I could (and did) achieve a mindful, calm, and loving birth.”
I offer these birth services
Receive personalized, holistic and nurturing support throughout pregnancy and birth. Learn how to pave the way for your ideal birth experience, while enjoying continuity of care with two of San Francisco’s most experienced birth doulas.
Prepare your body, heart and mind for birth and motherhood through gentle movement, stretching, strengthening and stillness. Learn to relax deeply, increase your confidence in your body and open to the power of birth.
Celebrate the beauty and glory of your pregnancy, birth and baby with unique natural light photographs. I’ll use my expertise as a doula and yoga teacher to guide you into a state of relaxation so your natural radiance can shine through.
Explore all of your options through pregnancy, birth and beyond. I provide referrals for midwives, doctors, complementary health care providers, birth and parenting classes, books, and other resources.
Learn how to work with your body’s natural ability to give birth to make way for a more relaxed, pleasurable and empowered experience. We’ll cover birth physiology, breathing, meditation, the role of the partner, using affirmations and self hypnosis.
I offer mentoring for those interested in deepening their doula practice or yoga teaching, as well as those who are considering careers in any of my areas of expertise.
Connect with some of the best pregnancy, birth and family focused providers and resources in the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond. My reading list can also be found here.