Oakland, CA


My Philosophy

"I truly trust the birth process and believe that most women have the inherent ability to birth babies with ease.   The key is continuous emotional support that keeps the fear away during birth."

VBAC Testimonials


"Someone once advised me to smell prospective doulas before making a decision because you are in such close physical contact with them. When I met with Linda, I gave her a hug and she smelled really good-  clean and soapy. She passed the sniff test!  After experiencing a traumatic emergency c-section with my first child, my husband and I hired Linda to help us with the delivery of our second.  Although I hoped to labor at home, my daughter was over two weeks late and I had to be induced. I labored in the hospital, attached to monitors and IV drips, not the comfort of my home. Although things did not go the way I originally hoped, Linda helped me so much. She has a deep, calm voice and a warm, confident touch. She knew what I needed, when I needed it. And Linda knows her way around a hospital. She had no qualms ordering doctors around to ensure my birth plan was respected. When it mattered, I trusted her completely. With Linda's help, I was able to deliver my daughter naturally, with no pain medication. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She was born to do this work."

PS: My husband wants to add this: "When it's midnight, and you are all alone with your wife in a hospital room, and you've taken the classes, but you have no idea what to do, and there's no one there to help you make your wife comfortable, it is a great relief to all involved, when Linda shows up, performs origami on the hospital bed, makes your wife as comfortable as possible, and tells you to get some rest. I cannot recommend Linda highly enough... she taught me how to be a good partner and how to help my wife deliver our child and supported us both in every way she could. Linda rocks. Period." 


Meghan, Ron, Connor and Hazel