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Build your visual birth plan, research your options, and have an amazing, empowered birth.

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Not ‘Yo Mama’s Birth Plan

Research, select, and share your birth preferences dynamically with your entire care team. In real time, on any device.

We are here to support you. Learn benefits and risks of each tool available to you, how best to use them, and learn how to be flexible and empowered during your birth experience.

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Provided by Golden Gate Doula Association
Serving the birth needs of the Bay Area


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Birth Doula

Personalized prenatal education plus hands-on, informational, and emotional support before, during, and after your birth.

 
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Postpartum Doula

Guidance and support as you transition into parenthood by providing daytime and overnight services. Helping parents navigate feeding, sleep, lactation, and physical recovery after baby arrives.


 

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OTHER PROFESSIONALS

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Nicole Dadsovich
Family Therapist

Nicole is a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Nicole offers sessions at the GGDA office every Wednesday.

 
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Anne Del Valle
Certified Sleep Consultant

Anne has been helping tired families in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the United States to live rested since 2017. It is Anne’s passion to share the gift of sleep with families everywhere by using a customized, hands on, and gentle approach to sleep coaching. Anne also offers virtual and in home services. It is her belief that “Rested babies make for Rested parents”.

 
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Dr. Charisse Balance

Charisse specializes in treating the pelvic floor and chronic pain.

In 2004, Dr Charisse obtained her B.S. in Exercise Physiology with a Minor in Psychology from UC Davis. She continued on to the Azusa Pacific University and graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009. After obtaining her doctorate, she began to focus her attention to yoga. Charisse obtained her yoga certification RYT-200 in 2015. With this training, she was introduced to the physiological benefits of the quiet, restful, supported practice of restorative yoga.

 
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Nurse Judy Kivowitz
Newborn Care + Parenting Support

Judy Kivowitz (AKA Nurse Judy) has worked as a pediatric nurse since 1981. Many local families know her as the beloved "Nurse Judy" at Noe Valley Pediatrics.

Here goal is to offer a calm, common sense approach to common parenting issues ranging from illnesses, safety, starting solid foods. Check out her Newborn "Baby Boot Camp" at the GGDA office.