Located at 1367 Valencia St., in San Francisco, near 24th St. BART Station. Natural Resources is both a store as well as a pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting center. Offering many types of classes for new parents and expectant parents, as well as products geared towards families, Natural Resources is a place to get comprehensive information and resources, as well as access to support and community. An inviting and warm space in the Mission neighbourhood where parents can comfortably feed, weigh, and change their children while having their questions answered in a nonjudgmental, supportive manner. I completed my birth doula training with Natural Resources in 2014.
Cornerstone Doula Trainings
In-depth Doula Trainings by experienced birth workers with over 14 years of experience with births in all settings. I completed my postpartum doula training with Cornerstone Doula Trainings in 2014.
Excellent videos, websites, and blogs for nursing mothers showing both babies who are latched on and swallowing well, and others who are taking little milk and need assistance.
A video showing a baby that is a few days old, vigorously sucking and swallowing milk.
International Board Certified Lactation Consultants
Tracy Dillen Massillon http://www.themilkyears.com/services.html
Tracy has been working with birthing families since 2003. As an IBCLC, Doula and Educator, she brings to each consultation years of experience supporting mothers with nursing, as well as an extensive knowledge of birth and the postpartum experience.
Michelle Wellborn http://www.welbornbaby.com/
Michelle offers individualized care, professional advice, as well as information and resources to empower her clients to make autonomous decisions about their pregnancies, births, and babies. She is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through the North American Registry of Midwives, a license midwife by the state of California and a graduate of the National Midwifery Institute's 3-year midwifery program. She attends home births in and around San Francisco, CA.
Caitlyn Calmeyer http://www.caitlyncalmeyer.com/doula/
Caitlyn is a postpartum doula as well as talented photographer. She photographed the portraits for my website and was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with. Warm, knowledgable, and talented - she would be wonderful to work with to capture the special early days with you family.