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SOLANO DOULAS

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Star

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Star (Pamela Star) has been a Birth Doula since 2005. She trained with Natural Resources in San Francisco and attends births all over the Bay Area. She is also a founder and meeting coordinator of the Doulas of the East Bay.

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Heather Morgan

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Heather is a Cornerstone Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula with a background as a Certified Massage Therapist through The National Holistic Institute. She believes in the innate wisdom of all birthing people and is humbled to serve and support those on their journey through pregnancy and birth.

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Arica Nears

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Arica, with Ma's Helping Hands Doula Services, has been active in the community helping soon-to-be and new mothers for many years. She is a CPI Certified Doula and serves as a volunteer doula at a local hospital. She can assist with prenatal, labor, delivery and postpartum care. Arica is also a breastfeeding peer counselor. She offers every client a doula team. Arica also accepts Medi-Cal and other insurances. 

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Christine Torres

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Christine is a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Lactation Counselor certified through Childbirth International. After finding herself naturally helping others with pregnancy and parenting, she turned that interest into her career. Currently offering virtual services only. Se habla español.

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Gabrielle Menn

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Gabrielle is a childbirth educator and doula certified in The Bradley Method® since 2003. She has also trained through StillBirthday, Spinning Babies®, Institute for Birth Healing, Birth and Trauma Support Center and is an Evidence Based Birth® Professional Member.

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Nadine Quintero

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Nadine has spent over 10 years providing prenatal education for women in Private Practice, Perinatology and Non-Profits. In the beginning of 2016 she decided it was time to expand her experience in the delivery room and was certified as a Doula. Se habla español.

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Samantha Siders

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Samantha is a Birth Doula trained through the Birth Coach Method with Neri Life-Choma. She is also trained in and offers postpartum doula services as well. She has birthed 6 children of her own and found her passion to help support others achieve the birth they desire. Samantha strives to ease the transitions and keep in mind the family’s comfort and emotional needs during their pregnancy, labor, and birth.

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Allison Katayama

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Allison is a birth doula who is on her way to being certified through DONA. She is a mother and a lover of all things pregnancy, birth and parenthood. As a proud queer woman herself, she is excited to work with the LGBTQ+ community in the Bay Area. She truly believes that all birthing people (and their partners) deserve the best care and support during this monumental time in their lives. 

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Felicia White

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Felicia is a BIPOC Certified BEST Full Spectrum Doula, birth and postpartum DONA trained, Justice Doula Southern Birth Justice Network trained, and an Institute of Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach. She has been a practicing Birth Doula since 2020. Felicia believes birth work is justice work and that all birthing persons have a right to optimal maternal health care in a peaceful environment and incorporates mindfulness as she supports birthing persons. She attends births throughout the Sacramento, Bay Area and  Minneapolis, MN areas.  

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Susanna Napierala

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Susanna is a Monitrice serving the North Bay Area for the past few decades. She has trained with a country medical doctor and an RN/midwife. She also trained at the Shari Daniels’ Maternity Center, Maternidad de la Luz in El Paso, TX, after which she obtained her Texas midwifery license. After helping pioneer the California licensing process, she was able to become a licensed midwife in California. Susanna has devoted her career to helping empower women and their families to gently and lovingly ease their newborns into the world and to give birth how, with whom, and where they want. 

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Keidra Dorton

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Keidra has always had a passion for caring for others. She knew this from a young age when she told her mom she wanted to become a nurse. As a Southern University graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, she was able to fulfill that goal going on 23 years now. She also decided to go further and obtain her Masters in Healthcare Management. Making a difference in someone's life has always been her reward as a nurse and now she would like to do the same as your Doula. Doula stands for Dependable, Objective, Understanding, Listening, and Attentive. She is CPR and ACLS certified, fully vaccinated, and continue to obtain a TB test yearly.

Interested Doulas & Affiliates

If you would like to join our group, please complete and submit the appropriate application and we will contact you to set up an interview. Thank you for your interest! 

Solano Doula Group's Scope of Practice

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