What do I do as a Birthworker (aka Doula)?
As a "Full Spectrum Birthworker" I support people with wombs (and their families) during their conception, pregnancy, labor, birth, & the 4th Trimester (postpartum) journeys.
This includes space holding & evidence based educational support for the physical, emotional, mental, & spiritual wellbeing of any gestating person and their immediate family unit.
Sacred Bridges Full Spectrum Birthwork is inclusive of all gestating family dynamics, birth outcomes, and cultural identities & personal intersectionalities.
As a Rights Informed Birth Advocate, providing, protecting, & advocating for client centered, evidence based reproductive care is at the core of my work. I believe, the right to embody one's bodily autonomy & to receive care that is focused on their needs, identities, & birth intention belongs to every gestating person. In addition, I am a Childbirth Educator, offering group and private classes.
As a cultural practitioner, there are also aspects of my birthwork practice are rooted in Traditional Mexican Medicine. It is with deep respect that I humbly carry the teachings of the Maestro/as that I have had the honor and privilege to sit with to be able to share my ancestral traditions with community.
Full Spectrum Birthworker-Reproductive Support Specialist + Rights Informed Birth Advocate
Home + Birth Center + Hospital Births
In Humboldt & Mendocino Counties
Please Reach out for Availability + Rates
Sliding Scale & Payment Plans Available
Gift Certificates Available!
There is an offering for supporting every stage of the dreaming, action, and reflection of the creation of life in addition to your Midwifery/OBGYN care.
Packages are available for single or coupled people, and are intended to support continuity of care and individualized support during pregnancy, labor+birth, and postpartum.
*In-Person Packages available for those in Humboldt or Mendocino Counties for In+Out of Hospital Births.
Available for those working with a package offering who are looking to personalize their journey further, as well as anyone hoping to work together on a per service/session basis. Including traditional and clinical bodywork (massage), herbal support, and more.
Your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey can be and deserves to be supported, even if not in person. Knowing you have someone to call on, in addition to your Midwifery/OBGYN care, to support you in navigating your prenatal, birth, and postpartum passages can be a magical addition that helps a birth story to sparkle.
Virtual birthwork support is available for those adapting to hospital policies locally or families who live outside of my immediate area (Humboldt County).
Michela was so amazing during the birth of my daughter at St. Joseph’s in Eureka.
From the get-go, I knew she was going to be the perfect person to have by my side during such a special and transformative experience.
Michela is seriously the kindest, most caring and compassionate person I've ever met. She's also super strong and resilient - she stayed with me for over 36 hours during the birth and even drove up to Eureka in the middle of the night when I went into labor.
Michela was also really easy to work with. She listened to my birth plan and helped me to advocate for myself during the birth. She stood up for me when I needed it, and was a constant source of support and guidance. I honestly believe that Michela was a major factor in my ability to have a natural birth and avoid a C-section.
I can't thank Michela enough for being such a powerful force of positivity and strength during my birth. Her kindness and care will always be remembered and appreciated. I'm also really happy that Michela was one of the first people my newborn daughter was able to meet. If you're in need of a doula in Humboldt, Michela is your girl. She's an amazing doula who goes above and beyond to support her clients. You won't be disappointed!
Conor + Ryan W.