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Placer Birth Connection Birth Professionals

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Birth, Postpartum and Bereavement Doula

Gina is new to the birth worker world and has recently trained to serve as a birth and postpartum doula. A successful VBA2C using Hypnobabies in 2011 ignited her enduring passion for supporting and achieving optimal birthing experiences and sharing information about pregnancy and birth to advocate for better perinatal and newborn health outcomes. 


Gabrielle Espinosa

Birth Doula

Gabrielle is what you may call a "birth & baby nerd". When she is not supporting families through prenatal education and labor and birth support, she is working on creating a safe and inclusive community for all types of families to feel seen and heard in their journey to parenthood. 


CPT, CPPC, Personal Trainer specializing in Women's Pre/Postnatal Fitness and Nutrition

Karlynn is the certified personal trainer and owner of KAOS Performance Fitness, specializing in Women's Fitness and Nutrition including Pre/Postnatal fitness. Having over 7 years of experience, she helps empower moms who are looking to prioritize their health, fitness, and nutrition. As a mom of four, a former volleyball player and food lover, she knows the importance of having mental and physical strength and good eating habits. Her goal is to improve the health and fitness of women in all phases of life. 


Newborn, Maternity, & Birth Photographer

Rebeca is a newborn, maternity, and birth photographer. She loves providing families with the gift of storytelling through capturing the raw vulnerability in their transformation through photos and videos. Rebeca is a homebirth and homeschooling mama in Sacramento.

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Shanee finds so much joy in supporting and encouraging mothers in their breastfeeding journeys. She is an RN and IBCLC with over a decade of experience.

Melody Brown


Melody is a mamma to a sweet but feisty little girl. It is her deepest desire to support birthing people and their families in pregnancy, birth and postpartum by empowering them to make informed, confident choices for themselves and their babies; all while helping them achieve the best possible outcome for their birth.

Becca Gensch

Doula, Certified Midwife Assistant, Student Midwife

Becca empowers, educates, and loves on families during pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. 

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Registered Dietitian/Certified Lactation Educator

 Arielle is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Lactation Educator, and uses her experience as an RD/CLE (and a mom!) to help mamas trade guilt for grace when it comes to feeding their babies and feeding themselves.

Karen Rothstein

Hypnotherapist, Certified HypnoBirthing Educator

Karen is a mother, grandmother, certified childbirth educator, and a perpetual student of all things related to the mind/body connection, Karen is passionate about assisting you to have a gentle, calm birthing experience.

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IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) 

Jessica is an IBCLC, owner of Infant Instincts, has a degree in maternal and infant health, is an infant nutrition specialist, homesteader and baker. Her goals are to empower each family with evidence-based techniques and to provide a safe environment where families can ask any questions. Jessica also is now accepting many major insurances.

Brooklynn Gonzales


Brooklynn is the owner of Milk-Fed Lactation. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Registered Nurse with almost a decade of experience in women's health. She worked in high-risk Labor and Delivery units for 7 years, gaining valuable experience in managing complex pregnancies and deliveries before transitioning to Mother-Baby units to increase breastfeeding support for new mothers. She provides personalized support and guidance to help families overcome any barriers they may face when it comes to feeding their babies.


Melissa is an ELAN Healing Facilitator and Reiki Practitioner, utilizing high end neurology and energy healing to empower others to discover their own radical, inner healer. 

She works with individual's neurological health, healing and wellness, utilizing high end, neurological light touch, breathwork and coaching for somatic awareness and processing.


Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist

 Kim has been focused on women's reproductive health for the majority of her career, addressing fertility, pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. She has worked in various settings: IVF fertility clinics, women's cancer support centers and home births.


Full Spectrum Doula

Amber is a Full Spectrum Doula (birth, postpartum, reproductive health & loss support) serving families throughout both Sacramento & Placer Counties. She offers services virtually as well as in-person.

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Mental Health Therapist

Jessica is a licensed mental health therapist with Noticing Growth Therapy Group, Inc. She specializes in pregnancy/postpartum mental health, child loss, infertility, and medical trauma. Jessica has advanced training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), utilizes EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy), and holds a Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C) with Postpartum Support International. She recognizes that each person has their own unique perinatal and parenting journey. Jessica strives to create a non-judgmental space to develop a personalized and evidenced-based treatment plan to support you in the healing process.

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MA, Associate Registered Marriage & Family Therapist 

Suzanna is a Marriage and Family Therapist that supports couples experiencing big life changes, guiding them through emotional conversations and empowering them with practical skills to strengthen their connection. As a mother of 2, she is passionate about helping families thrive as they welcome new little ones. 

Allie Hartman

Lactation Specialist: BSN, RN, CLC

Allie founded Placer County Latched to help support local families in the world of breastfeeding and parenting. She hosts Our Village Support Circle to offer community, advice, and feeding assessments. She uses her personal experience and education to help you accomplish feeding goals and build the village needed as a parent. 


Home Birth Doula, Holistic Postpartum Care Provider, and MotherCircle Facilitator

Nicole partners with women in their transformation of becoming a mother. She is available to support families as a holistic birth and postpartum doula, incorporating her background in yoga, ayurveda, and Anthropology into her practice.

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CD(DONA), CPpD, CLEC, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor

Shalin is passionate about supporting families as they achieve healthy, positive birth experiences.  She offer certified birth and postpartum doula services along with certified lactation education/counseling and Evidence Based Birth® mentorship through the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Classes and personalized guidance. Her goal is to help all families feel informed, empowered, and confident as they birth their babies. 

Savannah Newman

Certified Prenatal and Postpartum Massage Therapist

Savannah has been a certified massage therapist since 2019. She
specializes in prenatal and postpartum massage therapist and is the owner of Roseville Prenatal & Postpartum Massage Therapy

Jeanne Wade

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Owner, Mothers & Babies First

Jeanne has decades of experience as a certified childbirth/lactation educator, doula and lactation consultant. She also holds a CA teaching credential in Parenting.

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Dr. Michelle has helped hundreds of families grow and thrive through gentle chiropractic care. Come find out what life is like when you live it - whole, healthy, happy, Connected!

Kathy Wasielewski

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

KD Counseling & Consulting

Kathy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that now primarily works private practice after 20 plus years of work in the medical field. With medical knowledge spanning from preconception to end of life, Kathy provides a unique and complete approach to the mental health field. Maternal mental health and the healthy development of the child is her primary focus in private practice. Kathy is trauma certified and offers both in office and home visits. Support is essential throughout life and Kathy looks forward to being one of your support pillars in life. 


Doctor of Chiropractic/Webster Certified/BIRTHFIT Leader/Postnatal Rehab Specialist

Dr. Hannah has a passion for movement and motherhood. Dr. Hannah supports women and their bodies throughout all stages of life.

Satisha Hollandsworth

Prenatal, natal and newborn massage specialist

Hi my name is Satisha. I am a prenatal natal and newborn massage specialist. My work specializes in pain management, any physical discomfort the natural emotional lows of pregnancy. 
I am here to support you and help you reach your birth goals.

You are loved and supported. 

Lara Elfstrand

New Parent Sanity Specialist, Bringing Baby Home Educator

Lara helps new parents to get their needs met so that they emerge stronger and more whole, and they fall in love with parenting, together!

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Doula and Birth / New Mom Photographer

I believe that every birth person should birth their way and have support. In this sacred moment, you deserve to have a relaxed and competent advocate that’s there for you every step of the way.


Rebecca Rose Doula Services

Tracy is a Birth and postpartum doula and prenatal massage therapist.

Jamie Weaver

Certified Midwife Assistant/Doula/Massage Therapist & Yoga Instructor

Jamie offers dynamic prenatal/postpartum yoga classes and childbirth education classes for many diverse families. Jamie is fluent in Spanish and offers doula support to the Latina Community. Also, appointment/labor translation and workshops in Spanish.

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