Amy is a former elementary school educator turned work-from-home mom to her spunky five year old daughter. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with an emphasis on Spanish and a lifetime teaching credential from San Jose State University in 2000. She had a blast teaching first through fourth grade students from 2000-2012 in the San Francisco Bay Area.
With the support of a fabulous doula, Amy and her wife welcomed their daughter into the world in 2012. After her daughter’s birth, Amy realized her passion; She believes that every family deserves to experience the kind of compassionate and continuous care that a doula provides.
Amy has extensive training in techniques to support optimal fetal positioning, including using a rebozo before and during labor. Using these skills, along with numerous comfort measures, Amy is able to aid in her clients’ relaxation, which increases their chances of having a straightforward labor and fewer unwanted interventions. She is passionate about ensuring that her families are well-informed about their birth options before birthing day – so, the decisions they make during the birth of their baby(ies) are based in facts, rather than fear.
With her warm, nurturing, and friendly personality, Amy creates a calm and centered environment for her clients. If the mood in the room needs some lightening, she brings an upbeat, positive, and joyful feeling.
Amy loves working with families from all walks of life – including LGBTQI families, single-parent families, two-parent families, families with more than two parents, adoptive parents, surrogates, and beyond.