Meet Hannah

Hi! I’m Hannah. I’m a full spectrum doula, and my pronouns are she/her.

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My passion for birth began at age 8 when I was by my mother’s side for the home birth of my younger sister. Witnessing my mom’s courage, strength, and trust in her own body instilled in me an awe and reverence for the birth process which I feel to this day.

My passion for birth began at age 8 when I was by my mother’s side for the home birth of my younger sister. Witnessing my mom’s courage, strength, and trust in her own body instilled in me an awe and reverence for the birth process which I feel to this day.

Several decades later, when I became pregnant with my own daughter, I yearned for information that married my intuition and trust in my body with my desire for up-to-date science and data. As I navigated the many rabbit-holes of the internet, I was blown away by the amount of misinformation and fear-based advice.

It became a mission to help others (initially friends and family, eventually clients) spend less time in the rabbit holes and more time becoming informed, confident, and empowered to prepare for the birth they desire.

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Several decades later, when I became pregnant with my own daughter, I yearned for information that married my intuition and trust in my body with my desire for up-to-date science and data. As I navigated the many rabbit-holes of the internet, I was blown away by the amount of misinformation and fear-based advice.

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It became a mission to help others (initially friends and family, eventually clients) spend less time in the rabbit holes and more time becoming informed, confident, and empowered to prepare for the birth they desire.

As a Full Spectrum Doula, I support all reproductive choices and stages, expected and unexpected outcomes, including pregnancy, birth, postpartum, fertility/infertility, miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth, adoption, surrogacy, and beyond.

I am passionate about providing heart-centered, holistic care and tireless advocacy to individuals and families.

Relevant trainings and certifications:

Certified Childbirth Educator: Cornerstone Doula Trainings
Evidence Based Birth® Instructor: Evidence Based Birth
Full Spectrum Doula: Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings
Labor and Birth Doula: Cornerstone Doula Trainings
Birth Doula: Carriage House Birth
Postpartum Doula: Natural Resources
Open Door Provider, LGBTQ+: Family Equality Council
Trans Birth Advocate: Cornerstone Doula Trainings
Homebirth for Doulas: Cornerstone Doula Trainings

I am committed to ongoing learning & development as a full spectrum doula and childbirth educator, and I engage in regular continuing education. Here is a sampling of recent trainings:

Additional Trainings:

Rights Informed Birth Advocate: Cornerstone Doula Trainings/Birth Monopoly
Supporting Survivors Who Birth: Cornerstone Doula Trainings
Spinning Babies® Workshop
Doulas at a Distance: Penny Simkin
Supporting Loss as a Doula: Carriage House Birth
Comforting Touch for Labor: Yiska Obadia
Strengthening Cultural Humility - Dismantling Implicit Bias for Birth Professionals 101: Diversity Uplifts
Trauma Informed Fundamentals: Resilient Birth
The Prevention of Birth Trauma: Birth and Trauma Support Center
Addressing Trauma in the LGBTQUIA Community: Birth and Trauma Support Center
Supporting Survivors Who Give Birth: Cornerstone Doula Trainings
Pregnancy and Infant Loss: Quietly United In Loss Together(currently enrolled)
Safety and Infection Control and Prevention: Childbirth International
Adult and Infant CPR Certified
Trustline Certified

A little more about me:

I grew up in British Columbia, Canada, and have also lived in Montreal. I moved to California in 2004. I am also a professional cellist, with a special interest in performing music by living composers. My experience over the past 20 years as a music teacher of children and adult learners has helped me develop intuition, compassion, and a great love for supporting individuals wherever they are in their life journey.

I recharge by spending time in nature, cooking (and eating) delicious food, and playing (and listening to) music. I live with my partner and our two young children on the unceded Ohlone land that is known as San Francisco.

I believe that safety & trust are foundational to doula support. As a white person, I am committed to continually educating myself toward anti-racism. I proudly support people of all sexual orientations, gender expressions, ethnicities, races, body types, and abilities. If I am not the right doula to support you, I will do my best to refer you to someone with a better understanding of your experience.

As part of my ongoing unlearning of white supremacy and internalized racism, I pay reparations in the form of a portion of all income going to organizations such as Black Birth Bay Area and SisterWeb. In recognition of the fact that my home is situated on the unceded land of the Ramaytush Ohlone people, I also pay a Shuumi land tax through the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust.

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