Hi! My name is Sophia – and I am a birth junkie.
I have a degree in child development and was a nanny for more than 13 years. I am now a birth doula, photographer, placenta encapsulator and student midwife, hoping to be licensed in 2015.
Since I was a child, I’ve been strongly interested in all aspects of pregnancy, birth and babies. My career goal – midwife – has been my focus and is what led me to doula work.
I first learned about doulas and midwives when I was a nanny for a family who had a home birth. That experience changed my life and I have never looked back. I work as an apprentice for The Midwives and I am able to participate in home births while attending National Midwifery Institute as a student midwife.
My interest in natural living carries over into my career. I support breastfeeding for all babies and am trained in lactation support. I have traveled to a number of cities, helping to teach people that routine infant circumcision is unnecessary and dangerous.
Passion is a strong word, but it describes how I feel toward the birthing experience. I can spend hours in research and know that since every individual is different, I will always be learning new facets in midwifery.
I am a northern California doula who grew up in Sonoma County. It’s a wonderful, caring community and I’m fortunate to live out in the forest with my boyfriend Spencer, dog Cali, and cat Onyx. Spencer and I are expecting our first child late spring 2015. I like being active: hiking and dancing are all great fun. My family is large and welcoming: we love getting together.