MAMA, I'VE GOT YOU
Mama, I've got you
Meet the Doula
Hi Mama! I’m Cameron, and my work as a doula starts with my heart for children and families. My career as an elementary school teacher gave me the chance to build relationships with diverse groups of families over the years. I met expectant mothers afraid of birth and motherhood, and I've seen new mothers feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. I knew that with the right tools, education, and support, these women would have had different and more positive stories to tell. I wanted to do more for my families; becoming a childbirth educator and a doula was the perfect way for me to blend my skills as an educator with my passion for women having empowering birth experiences and becoming confident mothers. I truly love what I do, and my work is driven by my faith; I desire that the love of God pours through me as I support you.
As your doula, I am there to support you in all the ways that you need. Think of me as your advocate, sidekick, confidant, teacher, encourager, and more! Whether we are practicing labor positions in my Lamaze class, breathing together through your labor, or learning how to swaddle your baby, I would be truly honored to do well for you as you do well for your baby.
When I’m not serving as a doula, I reside in Davis, CA, where I live with my husband, Ryan. When I'm not supporting families, I enjoy being active, watching reality TV, and enjoying dinners with my big family.
I am a certified Birth Doula with DONA International, and am a Postpartum Doula certification candidate. I am committed to staying up to date on evidence-based practices for labor, delivery, and newborn care. I am here to support whatever choices you make for yourself and your family.
My services are available to all types of families, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. Please reach out to me to discuss your specific needs. I'm happy to work with you!
KIND WORDS FROM CLIENTS
If you are looking for a Doula, look no further, you've come across a pot of gold. Cameron is a gem. My husband and I took 1x1 child birth classes with Cameron. Being first time parents, we didn't know much about what to expect throughout our pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Cameron walked us through everything, and answered every question we had. She made our sessions totally stress free. In fact, I'm bummed they're over, we had so much fun! I've already referred Cameron to a friend who is expecting, and she signed up. Thank you, Cameron! You've made a huge impact on our pregnancy, and we are so so thankful for you!
- Jen & Jason
Cameron stood out to me when we were interviewing doulas because of her humble confidence. She's warm, empathetic, knowledgable, organized and was able to provide exceptional guidance during an otherwise uncertain time. I immediately felt like I could trust her during such a special and important time as a new mom.
Cameron made sure I was fed, rested, did my sitz baths and compassionately listened when I simply needed to talk it out. She helped us understand how to bottle feed, how to store breastmilk, etc. It was so valuable to have her guidance and recommendations.
The birth of your baby can be deeply transformative, but it can be difficult to navigate such an intense experience on your own. As you journey through your unique birth experience, I am there to guide you through every step. My unwavering presence during your birth will allow you to trust the process and maintain a sense of calm and focus. I offer emotional and physical support, as well as knowledge of the birth process, so you can remain in control as you make decisions that are best for you and your baby. My compassionate, kind, and non-judgmental approach means that I am always on your team- I believe every woman has the ability to know her body and trust her instincts, and I am there to hold your hand (literally!) as you have the birth that you were meant to have.
My birth support includes:
3 prenatal visits to prepare for labor, create your birth plan, share resources, practice comfort measures, and plan for postpartum
Phone/e-mail support during pregnancy to answer your questions and be your pregnancy companion
Being on call for you 24/7 in the weeks surrounding your birth
Continuous in-person support during your labor and delivery
Assisting with comfort measures such as breathing, positions, massage, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, and verbal encouragement during your birth
Empowering you to engage in shared-decision making with your care providers
Supporting your wishes in birth helping you advocate for your birth plan
A follow-up postpartum visit to check-in with you and your baby
"The process of birth is a true threshold- you're not the same on the other side"
Lindsey, new mom
When you bring your sweet new baby home, your life may look drastically different. While so much attention is paid to the new baby, I believe that new parents need just as much attention and nurturing. As you navigate newborn care, healing from birth, and transitioning to a new family dynamic postpartum doulas can make all the difference. That's where I come in! My support and presence in your home during those precious first few weeks means that you can focus solely on your baby and I can make sure that you are taken care of. I offer emotional support for you to process your experiences and evidence-based insight into how to care for your newborn. My one-on-one, in-home support will be catered to your needs; if I leave you feeling nurtured and confident to take care of your newborn, then I've done my job!
Some of the services I can offer include:
Breastfeeding or bottle feeding support
Help with newborn care and soothing
Care for baby while you sleep
Help you understand baby's hunger cues, sleep schedule, etc.
Assist mom with postpartum healing and comfort (herbal baths, massages, etc.)
Provide reassurance and emotional support
Talk with you about your birth experience
Prepare nurturing and warming snacks/meals to promote healing in your body
Help set up your home to be a peaceful retreat (cleaning linens, setting up a breastfeeding station, etc.)
Offer guidance for sibling support after new baby
Run quick errands related to baby's needs
Help your family with scheduling, creating routines, or setting goals
Refer you to other resources in the community for support
Present you with evidence-based advice and suggestions
Cameron is a wonderful educator! She ensures an engaging environment while teaching meaningful topics. You'll leave her class feeling better prepared and supported!
I am pleased to be offering a variety of childbirth + newborn classes through Blossom Birth! Stay tuned for details on my next class.
Please message me if you and/or your partner are interested in a private childbirth classes!
B.S. Human Development, UC Davis
Masters in Education, UC Davis
California K-8th Teaching Credential, UC Davis
POSTPARTUM DOULA TRAINING
Trained by Patty Brennan, Lifespan Doulas
LAMAZE CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR TRAINING
Trained by Blake Sleusser, Birthing Babies VA
BASICS OF BREASTFEEDING COURSE
Trained by Barbara Robertson
BIRTH DOULA CERTIFICATION
Trained by Felicia Roche