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

           

                Certified Childbirth Mentor, Birthing From Within - 2012 to Present

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

                Childbirth Educator, Kaiser Permanente, SoCal Region - 2015 to Present

 

It has been my privilege to journey with parents for the last eight years as a Birth Doula and Birthing From Within Childbirth Mentor.  In 2012, my BFW certification marked a deepening in my mentoring. In 2015, hired as a Childbirth Educator at Kaiser Permanente, my skills received the sharpening that comes from working with twenty or more parents on a weekly basis. The combination of these two events allowed me to learn more fully, and to pass on, that which is at the deep center of BFW; identifying the inner resources parents already have within and how to tap into those resources as they journey toward 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, CD(DONA), CCE, Birthing From Within

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