Greetings! I’m Beth Rees and I’m a birth doula living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve been doing birth work since 2006 and have been working with women and families for over 15 years. As a doula, I see my main purpose as holding space for the birthing mother and family during one of the most miraculous and intimate times of one’s life. Holding space takes the form of providing informational, emotional, and physical support at all stages of the perinatal experience for mom and family. I work with moms, partners and families in developing support tools that reflect the uniqueness and needs of that particular family and birth in a compassionate, nonjudgmental, mom/family centered space. I have received formal doula arts training at Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts, Santa Cruz, CA and Natural Resources, San Francisco, CA . I’m in the process of becoming a certified Birth Doula through Natural Resources. I am experienced in perinatal herbal medicine, acupressure, labor massage, mindfulness meditation, breath and vocalization techniques, as well as other mind and body comfort measures. My services include: * 2 prenatal visits (other than interview) * 2 weeks before and after your expected due date 24-hour on-call access * Support for labor and birth * Unlimited phone and email support before week 38 of client’s pregnancy, continuing through week 6 of postpartum period * 1 postpartum visit I offer a sliding scale of $700-$500 for birth doula support.