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JANA WERNOR
SUPPORTED BIRTH DIRECTOR / FOUNDER
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Supported Birth Labor Doulas

Name (Alpha)Specialties - Areas of ExpertiseLocation
Mary Albright RNNeonatal RN, baby massage, postpartumSouth Bay/Long Beach
Dera Baskinwww.ausetconnection.comHouston, TX
Bethany Baumanmultiples, postpartumS.F. Valley
Rabbi Carrie BenvenisteL.A.
Jennifer BlinnL.A.
Angela Brown RNwww.doulalovescreation.comL.A.
Rabbi Rachel BrownReiki PractitionerPennsylvania
Amy Brunellmassage therapy L.A.
Pebbles BrunelleL.A.
Connie Canada, LMMidwife, www.supportedbirthaz.comPhoenix, AZ
Kimberly CatbaganL.A.
Leora Chamberlain pediatric respiratory therapistL.A.
Alexandra CiafoneL.A.
Charlotte CramerL.A.
Adrienne Dalsemerpre/postnatal exerciseL.A.
Diana DeLaTorreL.A.
Kelly Dietzen, LM Midwife, www.birth-angels.comL.A./Glendale
Michelle Dodsonpre/postnatal exerciseL.A.
Yulia M. Edelshtainprenatal yogaL.A.
Mary Erickson
Joya Fadeleyteens, single momsAntelope Valley
Gina Figi EMTSurgical Assistant specialistMinneapolis MN
Sophie FellmanSupported Birth of Israel, Occupational Therapist,
Spanish & HebrewYokneam, Israel
Patty Flemingpre/postnatal yoga, reflexology, acupressure,
massageL.A.
Bonnie FriedmanLadue, MO
Michelle FrommemassageL.A.
Jennifer GreyberDurham, So. Carolina
Rachel Hallmassage, rolfingL.A.
Heather HamiltonWomen's HealthL.A.
Katie Hanenberger, LVNL.A.
Sheila Hardypsychotherapist/marriage, family, women's issuesL.A.
Lisa HarrisL.A.
Mayora Hineypre/postnatal fitnessL.A.
Farida Hirji RNR.N.Tanzania
Rosa Hirji JDVBACL.A.
Casey Jah, LMMidwife, www.empoweredwomenempoweredbirths.comAlbuquerque, NM
Yana Katzap-Nackmanwww.headfirstdoulas.netL.A.
Cheryl Kramermassage, Chinese Medicine
Deborah Langmassage, Chinese MedicineGrants Pass, OR
Margie Levywww.supportivedoula.comL.A./S.F. Valley
Elaina LutherMassage, Holistic HealthL.A./San Gabriel Valley
Deborah MaghenChinese & herbal medicine, acupuncture,
prenatal yoga, cranial-sacral & polarity therapyL.A.
Jean Marshmassage therapistColorado
Leora West MauckL.A./South Bay
Julia McIntireChinese MedicineTennessee
Stacy McCorklestudent midwife, postpartumL.A.
Laura Miller, LMMidwife, postpartumL.A.
Dorie Moore RNL.A./South Bay
Danielle Munswww.supportedbirthaz.comPhoenix, AZ
Jane MycroftCertified Massage Therapist, Lactation ConsultantL.A.
Elizabeth C. NelsonPre/Postnatal Exercise, Yoga, Alexander TechniqueL.A.
Rysia NissimL.A.
Ruth Olafsdottiracupressure, shiatsu massage, 5 languagesL.A.
Sylvia Pabon, RNyoga, Spanish Alhambra
Talitha PhillipsDir., Pregnancy Resource Ctr.L.A.
Nastja Puder RNpostpartum doula
Emily Rice-GortonL.A.
Catherine Rich
Hanneh Rudkildemassage therapistBoulder, CO
Lauren Ryanwww.supportedbirthclass.comL.A.
Erika SanchezSpanish-speaking, teen momsL.A.
Persephenie Schnyderwww.blundaaromatics.comL.A.
Casey Smithwomen's health
Elyse Steffensoccupational therapist
Ellen Struzziero CMMidwifeNew Haven CT
Valeri Vaughnmassage therapy
Jana Velasco, LMwww.birthingwithtouch.comL.A./Glendale
Christie VictorinpostpartumL.A.
Shirley Watson, DCchiropracter, massage, nutrition, herbsL.A.
Jennifer WillhiteL.A./San Gabriel Valley

Supported Birth Teachers

Name (Alpha)Specialties - Areas of ExpertiseLocation
Rabbi Carrie Benvenistecan teach with a Jewish componentL.A.
Julia Brewercan teach with Christian componentL.A.
Connie Canada, LMMidwife, www.supportedbirthaz.com Phoenix, AZ
Caitlin Crestwomen-centered, lesbian momsLong Beach
Abbe DotsonChinese MedicineL.A./South Bay
Leslie DuvalSupported Birth of HawaiiHonolulu, HI
Sophie FellmanSupported Birth of IsraelIsrael
Jennifer Greybercan teach with Jewish componentSo. Carolina
Sue Haldemanncertified lactation educatorHolland
Lisa HarrisL.A.
Jennifer HolmbergMSW, home birthW.L.A.
Elaina LutherMassage, Holistic HealthL.A./San Gabriel Valley
Danielle Munswww.supportedbirthaz.comPhoenix, AZ
Jane MycroftCertified Massage Therapist, Lactation ConsultantL.A.
Laura NovakL.A./S.F.Valley
Jessika Packmancan teach with Christian componentNorth Valley
Peggy RaminaNew Jersey
Brandi Rousewww.thecradlecompany.comL.A.
Wendy RoweL.A.
Lauren Ryanwww.supportedbirthclass.comL.A.
Lamelle RymanResources for Reproductive Health & ParentingCambridge, MA
Shawna Sheckcan teach with Christian componentSouth Bay
Jennifer WillhiteL.A.