I am an apprenticeship-trained nationally certified homebirth midwife (CPM). I graduated from the National Midwifery Institute and my training included a 3 year apprenticeship in a homebirth practice with a CNM in San Francisco, a 3 month internship at the Alaska Family Health and Birth Center, and 3 months working at Bumi Sehat Birth Center in Bali with midwife and author Robin Lim. I support families during the childbearing years by providing midwifery care and holistic services. Since I am traveling quite a bit and working some in the bay area still I am mostly assisting other midwives at this time. Doula Care
I am a labor and birth doula as well as a postpartum doula.Lactation Educator
I am a Lactation Specialist and love combining my understanding of birth and craniosacral therapy to support little ones in nursing with ease.
Birth Trauma Resolution and Repatterning
I am a graduate of of the 2-year Castellino Pre and Perinatal Birth Therapy Training and specialize in birth trauma resolution and re-patterning. This work has both supported me in my own personal growth, and in my work as a birth professional. It is my deep commitment to support people in healing these early imprints and understanding the consciousness of babies. This type of birth work stems from biodynamic craniosacral therapy, somatic experiencing, and leading edge research in the field of Perinatal Psychology. With loving presence I support families and individuals in their quest for health, understanding, connection, and wholeness. This work is supportive for individuals who would like to explore early imprints and clarify intentions connected to but not limited to building relationship to self and other, fertility and conception, pregnancy, birth and being new parents, physical health and well-being, and professional development. I offer private sessions, 3 hour womb surrounds, workshops, and trainings for birth professionals.
Prenatal and Acu-Yoga
Embodied movement is one of my passions. I have been a yoga teacher since 2003 and I specialize in Embodied Anatomy Yoga (an exploration of body systems based on the principles of Body Mind Centering) and Acu-Yoga ( yoga postures combined with acupressure points for self-treatment). My movement background also includes contact improvisation, continuum, and chi kung. I love to play and have fun in my yoga classes!Placenta Capsules
I dry and encapsulate placentas for moms postpartum to support them with recovery and hormone balancing. Check out Sheryl's blog for more details and info about benefits!Acupressure Study Groups
I facilitate a study group in Acupressure and Jin Shin Jyutsu twice a month focusing on self-help, the spirit of the points, and the 5 elements.