Kathie Neff, CCE(BFW), CD(DONA)


                         Kathie Neff, CCE(BFW), CD(DONA), Lifestyle Educator(KP), CLEC(UCSD)



It has been my privilege to journey with parents for the last 7 years as a Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator.  A certified DONA doula since 2011, my work now is primarily focused around Childbirth Preparation and Birth Story Medicine sessions to assist those who wish to re-frame the story surrounding the events of their birth.

My work as a doula and Childbirth Mentor enhances my growth as a human being and expands my inner spirit. Each set of parents, or class of new parents, come to me as both students and teachers since I learn something new each time I enter into the process.


Continuing education as a mentor keeps me centered in deep, insightful reading and experiences that include Great Stories & Myths and folklore from all ages. Training opportunities bring me to many life-enhancing retreats, mentor gatherings and continuous conversations that deepen my work.


When I am not teaching, or at a birth, I enjoy writing, collage art, cooking, and my huge, wonderful family.  A resident of Riverside, CA for over fifty years, I still love the newness of a spring morning of bright blue skies and the sights & sounds of nature that bring me new life. —



Kathie Neff, CCE(BFW), CD(DONA)

PH: 951-203-9560 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Birthing From Within:  www.birthingfromwithin.com





                                                                 Certified Childbirth Educator and Birth Story Listener with Birthing From Within - 2012 to Present

                                                                 Certified Birth Doula: Doulas of North America (DONA) - 2009 to Present

                                                                 Childbirth Educator, Kaiser Permanente, San Bernardino Region - 2015 to Present                                                           

                                                                 Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, UCSD, 2017 to Present