Holding a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Amy has worked specifically with infants and toddlers in the Bay Area for over 20 years as both an educator as well as Preschool Director. Her strong understanding of child and human development, in addition to her life experiences, have taught her that with each family comes a diverse and dynamic ecosystem — each with its own unique needs.
As a postpartum doula, Amy offers physical support (cooking, light housekeeping, babycare, preparing sitz baths, etc.); informational support (feeding, babycare skills, context and perspective, information about products and local resources); and emotional support/encouragement for anyone in the family (including non-medical assessment of adults’ postpartum moods and experience, and care for older siblings).
Amy views herself as a trusted partner who is dedicated to helping new parents discover the needs of their individual children and families, while helping to smooth the edges of everyday life with a newborn so you can enjoy this special time.
Current on all vaccines (including Covid-19)
Clear background check, CA Trustline
Assorted newborn care and postpartum doula training through Golden Gate Doula Associates
Trained for formal postpartum doula certification through Childbirth International
For child development nerds, her view of early childhood, starting with birth, is strongly influenced by Erik Erikson; Urie Bronfenbrenner; John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth; Emi Pikler and Magda Gerber; Tina Payne Bryson and Dan Siegel; and Gordon Neufeld and Deborah MacNamara.
Amy is the proud parent of three nearly-grown children, all of whom are currently attending college. In addition to babies, she loves traveling, eating, and napping or reading on a grassy lawn. Amy lived in Italy in the 1990s and speaks fluent Italian as well as English (her mother-tongue). She’s a 7th generation Texan, happily transplanted to the Bay Area since 1999.
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