Hello! I’m Linda, a wife, mother, grandmother and mindful birth doula who has received extensive training in breastfeeding, labor support, acupressure, HypnoBirthing and Spinning Babies.
I received my birth doula training and certification through DONA and I have 10 years of experience in physical therapy specializing in pain management, aqua-therapy and restorative pilates. I am also trained in using the rebozo, a long woven shawl traditionally made in Mexico, as a way of supporting both mom and baby throughout labor.
I am a third-generation birth worker. My grandmother was mother to 14 children and served as a midwife for her community, and my mother served as my own doula when I gave birth to my children. I find that serving families as their doula is more than just my passion - it is my calling. When not serving my clients I live an active lifestyle filled with pilates, racquetball, surfing, hiking and keeping busy with my grandchildren.
As a doula, I provide my clients with evidence-based support that will empower them to engage in shared decision making with the members of their birth team, including family members, doctors, nurses, midwives, birth assistants, etc. Because of my background, I have a deep understanding of both the physiologic and psychologic realms of birth. My ability to both connect with my clients on a personal level and communicate competently with medical professionals has proven to be a major asset - especially in hospital settings.
Many clients have described me in their testimonials as knowledgeable, informative, professional, real, honest and supportive. As your doula, I will do my absolute best to empower you AND your entire birth team to create a happy ending for your birth journey - no matter what form that happy ending takes. This is a birth story, and you and your baby are the ones to tell it.
I frequently provide doula services to families giving birth at home, hospitals and birth centers located in the Greater Los Angeles area, Ventura County and Orange County. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about how I can best serve you during this incredible time in your life, or to schedule a consultation so we can meet and discuss everything in person.