Coral is an experienced and extensively trained Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Placenta Encapsulator, Massage therapist, Lamaze Childbirth Educator, and Sleep Consultant. Coral is also extremely knowledgeable in breast/chestfeeding as well as Mother to a growing daughter and proud DONA member. The combination of Evidence-Based care and a compassionate approach to Birth Work creates space for growth, learning, connection and a unique individualized model of care that is complete and inclusive of all types of ways to Birth and nurture each family who may invite me into their space as their Doula.
I am a BIPOC San Francisco native with over 25 years of professional experience working with babies. I began my path towards Birth Work as a nanny and after my own transformative path as a parent. I chose to begin working towards my goal of being a Birth and Postpartum Doula. On this journey, I continued to discover many exciting opportunities to deepen my understanding of what it means to truly support and effect change when working together with families as they grow themselves. I began to take a vast array of seminars and classes, joining groups to firmly root myself into my community, reading books, and studying different cultural ways of birthing and caring for newborns around the world. I continue to learn more and use these valuable experiences and certifications to share with my clients and show a world of different options, birthing rituals, and techniques that can shorten labor, lessen discomfort, expedite healing using herbal remedies, and a healthy body through evidence-based information all while committing to support you emotionally and talk about the many options available to you as you embark on your own path as a parent, I am an advocate for informed consent during birth, an excellent team player to ensure focus with all members of your birth team to ensure focus on your experience is respected and honored in every aspect.
Coral is a compassionate, positive, knowledgeable Doula that shares her heart and soul along with providing evidence-based support to each Birth and Postpartum experience. She supports families birthing in Hospitals, Birth Centers as well as Home Birth settings, and is grateful to work within the BIPOC and LGBTQ community. She has a passion for being a part of your Birth journey as you envision it and strives to help you make the transition into parenthood as seamless as possible. By preparing you with resources, books, classes, Parenting Groups, and emotional support she ensures you feel confident and fully supported during this transformation so you can enjoy your unique birth experience. She finds immense value in the invitation to witness the beauty and ritual of birth and is honored to help others understand and move through their own birthing experience without fear, anxiety, or hesitation.
Birth Support Offerings
Complimentary Birth Consultation
3-4 Prenatal Meetings prior to birth
Attendance at your birth for the entire duration, with NO additional fees or time restrictions.
2-3 postpartum visits after your baby is born where we go over basic newborn care, I check in on how you are healing, feeling, and help with getting you acclimated to being a new parent.
I will provide you with postpartum/related recommendations and hand outs related to Postpartum care and expectations
Access to experienced back up birth doulas
Unlimited phone, text and email support
Access to parent resources through Evidence Based Birth®
Access to my extensive lending library including Motherboard Birth
Access to special rates on childbirth classes
Access to the Elle Babycare Tens
Hello and Congratulations on your amazing birth! As a postpartum doula, I bring a calming, grounded energy as well as attention and care to your newborn while sharing with you ways to soothe, establish healthy feeding patterns and relieve stress, all while helping you adjust to becoming a Parent. I answer your questions complete with evidence-based information so that you are equipped to make important choices when caring for your newborn both day and night. I have extensive experience with breast/chestfeeding, exclusive pumping, and formula selections. I take the time to listen to your goals and wishes as you begin your bonding journey with your baby in order to provide care unique to your family. I also help facilitate skin-to-skin, plenty of rest, hydration, and quiet time to ensure you are recovering and nourished during this delicate time. I believe that a slow and steady
recovery after giving birth is vital as well as helping your partner understand how they can support you during this important time of healing and adjustment. I am also a trained Sleep Consultant and sleep coach and can help guide your baby towards healthy sleep habits so that you can get your much-needed rest. I am available for both day and night shifts and welcome all questions and schedules to help ease your transition.
What people are saying
I hired Coral to encapsulate my placenta and she was wonderful! She went above and beyond to also consult with me about birth preferences and FaceTime during active labor to show positions to help labor progress (which worked!). Her upbeat, friendly personality took any stress out of talking about birth. She was very supportive and respectful, and I would absolutely recommend her as a birth doula.
Sophie Kolding Berkely
My role as your Doula
As your Doula it is my commitment to help you understand your pregnant body, to constantly support you physically and emotionally during labor and delivery, provide evidence-based guidance to your experience and share with you what you may experience during this amazing time. I will be there to guide you towards a birth experience where you feel empowered, heard, valued, and ready to meet your baby. My place on your birth team allows you to connect with your body, tune out negative or fearful associations, and allow your own strength to emerge to guide you towards a harmonious birth experience.