Amy (she/her/hers) is a former Cornerstone certified birth advocate and support provider (also known as a doula) and childbirth educator who has supported over 200 growing families between the years 2015 and 2021. 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 the year 2000 – providing her with a deep understanding of child growth and development and educational theory and techniques. She had a blast teaching first through fourth grade students from 2000-2012 in the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently lives on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded land of the Kumeyaay Nation and its peoples, also known as San Diego County, with her wife, daughter, and four fur babies. She spends her days off taking action to protect reproductive rights and advance racial and social justice, hanging out at the beach with her pups and her family, getting her hands dirty in her succulent garden, or snuggling up with a good book and a cup of chai.
With the support of a fabulous birthworker, Amy and her wife welcomed their daughter into the world in 2012. After her daughter’s birth, Amy realized her passion; she believes that all families deserve to experience the kind of skilled, compassionate, individualized, and continuous care that a birthworker provides.
While supporting families before, during, and after the birth of their babies for 6 years, Amy developed a profound respect and passion for the postpartum period and transitioned to providing strictly postpartum support to growing families – and has loved every minute!
With her warm, nurturing, and friendly personality, Amy creates a calm and centered environment for her clients. If the mood in a client’s home ever needs a bit of lightening, she brings an upbeat, positive, and joyful vibe.
Amy identifies as a queer, fluffy femme who loves working with families from all walks of life – including LGBTQIA2S+ and BIPOC
families, plus-size parents, single-parent families, two-parent families, polyamorous families, adoptive parents, military families,