Hi! I’m Kim, I’m a birth doula.
I was trained through DONA and have been practicing most recently at Zuckerberg SF General Hospital where I’ve been privileged to be part of countless unique birth settings. I am a life long learner and I am both honored and grateful to have worked alongside many other amazing birth workers. We are each passionate about supporting and advocating for birthing families.
I approach birth work with compassionate, evidence based care. If you have a question about your pregnancy, birth or just something you heard in your mom group, let’s talk about the science and evidence. I can give you the knowledge you need to make your own well-informed decisions.
As a young birthing person, I personally experienced the trauma of fetal demise. Buckled with my own lack of knowledge, my inexperience, the lack of care from the medical staff and my inability to speak up, I was left with years of post-traumatic distress. Having now processed my own, wounding experiences, I can firmly, respectfully and confidently advocate for other birthing families with extraordinary compassion. I also bring tender comfort and maintain exceptional dignity during this very sensitive time. I have a (now grown and flown) Rainbow Baby, which allows me to uniquely connect with families who may be experiencing the emotional anxiety in their pregnancy after a loss.
I also bring my life experience of at-home insemination and understand the challenges and complexity of this broad spectrum of options in family planning.
Whether you are planning an unmedicated birth, an epidural, or a planned cesarean, I provide the support you need to help you and your partner feel confident and relaxed about your birth experience. You are powerful! Regardless of the way you choose to give birth, you deserve dignity, respect and to feel safe in the birthing environment. We will work together, in a 100% judgment free zone, to ensure you are empowered to safeguard your choices, and make this the birth experience you planned. The birthing process is as vulnerable as it gets and choosing me as the support person you trust is a high honor I do not take lightly.
Let’s discuss your birth plan and how I can support you!