Aida Baker, CHT, MA, MFTi
Holly Beardsley, MSW
Moriah Moonstar Blue
Deborah Bry, MA, CMT, MFTi
Pam Caldwell, Herbalist
Agnes Cartry, C.H.T, H.B.P.
David B. Chamberlain, Ph.D.
Laurie Cuenca, FSFCC
Serene Chazan, M.F.T.
William Emerson, Ph.D.
Cindy Foxfoot, L.M.
Coquelicot Gilland, Min., CMT
Melanya Gonshorowski L.M.
Mackenzie Hardwick, C.D. (DONA)
Arly Helm, MS, IBCLC
Heather Hunt, D.C.
Belden Johnson, M.F.T.
Jessica Mairs, L.M.
Helena McDaniel, M.A.
Michael Mendizza, Duu.H.
L. Janel Martin (Miranda)
Karen O'Brien, B.A., M.Div., D.C.
Alison Osborn, L.M.
Gayle Peterson, M.S.S.W., Ph.D.
Dawn Powdrill, C.D.
Louise Preston, C.M.T
Deb Puterbaugh
Jessica Rios
Denise Reynolds
Dania Shelton, L.M., C.P.M.
Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova
Emily Whiteside, L.C.S.W.
Donna Chamberlain, Coordinator

Aida Baker

Aida Baker, CHT, MA, MFTi
Aida has been trained in the empirically validated, Emotionally Focused Couple's Therapy (EFT) with over 75% success rate after the completion of therapy and several body centered forms of psychotherapy such as Hakomi, R-CS (Re-creation of the Self) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. She offers an attachment theory orientation to her work with clients and teaches classes based on Dan Siegel's book, Parenting from the Inside Out and Susan Johnson's Hold Me Tight, 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. It has been said that "parenting comes naturally" yes, the way in which we learned it; it is not so natural to try and do it differently. Aida provides mindfulness-based therapeutic interventions to help individuals, couples and parents heal from unconscious relational wounds resulting in more satisfying emotional bonds with their children, partners and loved ones. Sliding scale available.

Holly Beardsley

Holly Beardsley, MSW
QRA (Quantum Reflex Analysis) Practitioner using nutrition and bioenergetics to create the optimal health for father, mother and baby from pre-conception and beyond, and to resolve chronic and acute imbalances in the body and biofield caused by nutritional deficiencies, toxic overload, and trauma (including birth trauma). Previous experience includes Early Intervention Program (birth to 3) as Family Therapist, private practice in Psychosynthesis, and training in healing birth trauma with William Emerson.
(530) 265-2221

Moriah Moonstar Blue

Moriah Moonstar Blue
DONA international and Birthing From Within trained doula and childbirth educator and a founding member of Wise Womb Collective. WWC co-hosts birth movies in order to educate the public and to connect the birthing community. She works at Blissful Creations Birth Support and is passionate about supporting families in creating an empowered birth experience. Moriah is an aspiring midwife, doula, artist, and she does placenta encapsulation and teaches newborn care classes at the hospital. She would love to support your growing family.

Deborah Bry

Deborah Bry, MA, CMT, MFTi
Moving From the Center, Bridging our Worlds Body-oriented psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, and Nurturing Bodywork
As a mindfulness-based, body-oriented therapist (certified in numerous modalities, including the Hakomi method), I work intensively and effectively with individuals, couples, and groups to strengthen the connection between our psychological journeys and our higher wisdom. I am passionate about how our birthing experiences shape our experiences throughout our lives, as well as our individual natures. I am highly skilled in helping you “dance” confidently in relationship. Using talk therapy, awareness practices, bodywork, and sound, I support my clients in expanding beyond limiting patterns and help guide them towards a bigger, more fully expressed version of life.
(530) 470-0360

Pam CaldwellPam Caldwell, Herbalist
Western herbalist specializing in fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum & lactation issues. Doula, childbirth educator.
(530) 273-8896

agnes cartry

AnYes is a Clinical Certified Hypnotherapist, transformational techniques, and a Hypnobirthing® practitioner. She offers prenatal and postnatal guidance to beings of all ages that wish to heal an experience in the womb, at birth, in childhood and adulthood. She also welcomes parents who wish to create a harmonious vessel, from conception thereon, for their child to be. Agnès works with women, their companions and the unborn child, before pregnancy (preconception, fertility and clearing of family patterns), during pregnancy, and after the birth, to help them to have the kind of experience they can own. Call or email for questions and an upcoming schedule of classes.

She is also an Alchemical Hypnotherapy Instructor, co-teaching several times a year with Alchemical Hypnotherapy Founder David Quigley in Santa Rosa.
(530) 277-9513

David ChamberlainDavid B. Chamberlain, Ph.D.
Psychologist, teacher, and pioneer in the new field of Prenatal Psychology. Author, The Mind of Your Newborn Baby. David has a private practice in Nevada City, California.
(530) 470-0649


serene chazan mft
Serene Chazan, MFT.
Now living in Haleiwa, Hawaii, Serene works with parents helping them build emotional connection with their babies & young children through play & other tools that aid with emotional moments, including support for you as a caregiver. She can consult with you by phone. Call 530-845-5045. Leave a message and she will return your call.


Laurie Cuenca

Laurie Cuenca, FSFCC
has worked with couples spanning from inception through breastfeeding for over 14 years. She has been a childbirth educator, prenatal counselor, lactation educator and doula. Through this work Laurie has gathered a wealth of information on what most people starting a family need in order to thrive. Now, as Laurie takes her wealth of knowledge and experience she helps new families create abundance. As a certified Folkloom School Coach, Laurie offers coaching sessions. Ideally couples will take Laurie's "Babyproofing your Relationship" class during pregnancy. Simple yet deeply profound tips and tools can help keep most couples get in sink and support each other through what is often a challenging and sleep deprived experience. Working with all kinds of people who want more. Better relationships, more inner peace and joy, or business coaching whatever you want you will get with More of What You Want Coaching.
or facebook/moreofwhatyouwant

william emerson ph.d.

William Emerson, Ph.D.
Workshop leader, writer, lecturer, and pioneer in the field of pre and perinatal psychology. He is among the first in the world to develop prenatal and perinatal treatment methods for infants and children, is an expert in treatment methods for adults, and is recognized world-wide. He is Co-President of APPPAH, the Association for Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health.
(707) 763-7024

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Cindy Foxfoot, LM and Kathy Boyer LM, CPMcindy foxfoot and kathy brady
Sweet Arrivals Midwifery. Two midwives working in partnership providing prenatal, birth and postpartum care that is personalized to a woman and her family and based on informed choices. Midwife means"with woman" and we provide care on an emotional and spiritual level as well as physical/ clinical. We believe that birth is an empowering experience that you will carry with you through parenting and life.
(530) 470-8856 or (530) 292-0273

Coquelicot GillandBody Dynamics and Interfaith Interface of A.I.W.P., Coquelicot Gilland: Minister and Pastoral Counselor (Association for Integration of the Whole Person), Bodynamics Senior Practitioner, CMT, and originator of The Compassion Matrix

"I work with individuals and couples – helping them to understand and appreciate the experiences and forces that shaped them in utero, through birth and postnatally. If you are new parents, I can help you better understand what your baby is experiencing in utero, through the birthing process and the transition involved with re-bonding to the world outside your belly – so you can better attune to and enjoy your baby's developing relational needs. Our first experiences shape how we look at life, and engage in our day-to-day living, by creating a lens through which we make meaning of life. Working with those first impressions of 'what it means to be a body in the world' and re-writing your body script/body belief systems (where they are outdated or shaped by challenging experiences) is a portion of what I do. Working with reflex re-patterning, sensory integration and restorative touchwork can also greatly enhance your body's sense of safety and ease around pregnancy and parenting related issues."

Coquelicot has over 20 years experience as a Pastoral Counselor & CMT, Senior practitioner/trainer of Bodynamics life skills and Foundation Training (body and developmental-based psychotherapy), Biodynamic Osteopathic Cranial Sacral Work, Developmental Reflex Re-patterning and Sensory Integration work.
(530) 575-8207

Mackenzie Hardwick
Mackenzie Hardwick, C.D. (DONA)
"I live in Nevada City, CA where my son and I love to play at the river, walk to the farmers market, and ride our bikes. After my little one was born, I saw clearly that my path was to support and help other women bring their babies into the world in a supportive and positive environment. I am a certified breast-feeding counselor and a birth doula certified by DONA. I work with other doulas in practice and support."
(530) 277-2043

Arly Helm

Arly Helm, MS, IBCLC
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with Masters of Science in Nutrition and Food Science.

She is an ardent teacher and consultant for breast feeding. A KVMR broadcaster on Who Cares exploring the science of health in the context of social justice and environmental responsibility, women's issues and peace She is fluent in Spanish.
(530) 271-baby

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Heather Hunt
Heather Hunt, D.C.
Heather Hunt recently returned to her native Nevada County to work with her father, Dr. Dale Jacobson at Jacobson Chiropractic and raise her young family. With a focus in infant, pediatric, maternity and women’s health, Dr. Heather combines gentle Chiropractic methods with Craniosacral Therapy, yoga stretching exercises and nutritional advice. She offers a free Craniosacral visit to all pregnant mamas and babies up to one year of age.
Jacobson Chiropractic
194 Gold Flat Rd
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-2220

Belden Johnson
Belden Johnson, M.F.T.
Father, husband, poet, and primal therapist. In-depth work with individuals and couples; Positive Parenting preparation and guidance for fathers.
(530) 265-3737


Jessica Mairs and Melanya

Jessica Mairs, L.M. and Melanya Gonshorowski L.M.
(Jessica on right, Melanya on left, Enzo in middle)
We are homebirth midwives because of our love and respect for women and babies, and our desire to see them experience the birth process in a manner that honors their dignity and power. We are licensed midwives, graduates of Birthingway College of Midwifery, and mothers ourselves.

We enjoy offering our comprehensive midwifery services and feel honored to help babies be born in a way that is peaceful, joyful and calm. As midwives we value creating a relationship of trust by providing women and their families with individualized, compassionate care during the childbearing year. We facilitate personal, informed decision-making through the midwifery model of care and evidence-based practices.

We recognize that birth is a natural process and strive to create an undisturbed, private, and safe environment with the attendance of your trusted birth attendants, utilizing the lowest amount of interventions as possible with respect to the well-being of the mother and baby. Pregnancy and birth are times of sacred transformation, for the woman, baby, and family. Homebirth can provide an opportunity to grow personally, emotionally and spiritually. Birth can be joyful, creative, transformative, and empowering.
Sierra Homebirth (530)263-9920

Helena McDanielHelena McDaniel, M.A.
Childbirth classes promoting conscious natural childbirth, Playgroup 3-5 year-olds; Host, 'Parents Connect' KVMR, Certified, Informed Home Birth Educator, and doula.
(530) 265-4157

Michael Mendizza

Michael Mendizza
Producer of video documentaries. Founder, Touch the Future. Author with Joseph Chilton Pearce, 'Magical Parent, Magical Child.'
(805) 646-6816

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Janel MirandaL. Janel Martin (Miranda), M.A. Columbia, MO
The BabyKeeper (one who keeps the soul's journey into this physical world as the focus of the baby's birth), is a CranioSacral based attachment - birth trauma therapist, a community organizer, and birth videographer. Co-host of "Thought Crime Radio: Voices for the Human Rights of Babies" on 89.5 FM free-speech community radio in Columbia, MO every Monday at 5 pm central time. She uses TV, blog, and film to advocate healing birth form before conception--currently working on a doucmentary, "The Other Side of the Glass" a film about and for fathers/men.

(573) 424-0997

Karen O'Brien, B.A., M.Div., D.C.
Chiropractor with emphasis on healthcare for women and children, currently on child rearing sabbatical. Educator and volunteer with Animal Save. Fluent in Spanish.
(530) 277-9327

alison osborn licensed midwife
Alison Osborn, L.M.
Midwife helping women give birth for over 30 years. Practicing in Nevada, Sierra, Sutter, Butte, Yuba and Yolo Counties.
(530) 477-1154

Gayle PetersonGayle Peterson M.S.S.W., Ph.D.
Gayle is an international expert specializing in prenatal and family development. She is the founder of:, an online resource that has won acclaim from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy for guidance about what contributes to healthy family relationships. Dr. Peterson trains and certifies professionals in her prenatal counseling model and is the author of An Easier Childbirth, Birthing Normally and her latest book, Making Healthy Families. She also serves on the advisory board for Fit Pregnancy Magazine

(530) 346-2534

Dawn Powdrill
Dawn Powdrill, C.D.
Clinical Herbalist, Mother. Supporting families through the childbearing years with Delicate Delivery Doula Services. Providing child birth education classes, information on nutrition, herbal consultations, blessingways, prenatal and postpartum massage and yoga. Natural childbirth advocate who holds a passion for helping families with breech babies.
(512) 423-7984

Louise Preston
Louise Preston, CMT, CCP, CIMI
Louise Preston, Certified Massage Therapist, has been in practice since 1979. She specializes in craniosacral work and orthopedic bodywork. She works with infants, children, adults and children with special needs.
(530) 273-2338

Deb Puterbaugh

Deb Puterbaugh
Deb Puterbaugh is a retired midwife, with over 30 years of experience supporting “familymakeing“. She is the first graduate of Hygeia College (1983) founded by Jeannine Pavarti-Baker. Deb vowed to JPB that she would carry on her work: “Healing Birth”. She devotes her time to this work as an activist for birth and feminine wisdom. Deb’s roots in birth work run deep, inspired by her great, great grandmother, a Mormon midwife. She now serves her community as an educator and organizer. Deb is a member of MANA, CAM, APPPAH, ICEA and BEBE. She is a DONA trained doula, and a advocate for midwifery education through AME. You can find out more about her work at
3525 Lakeshore Blvd Lakeport, CA 95453
ph: 707-972-9443

Jessica Rios Jessica Rios
A natural birth advocate and home birth mother of 3 children. Passionately studying the art of midwifery for over a decade and offering doula support through Delicate Delivery Doula Services. Offering in home labour support, hospital support,and postpartum care as well as ongoing pregnancy and birth classes that nourish a mothers in the journey to birth.

Designer and sewer of beautiful natural fiber clothing for infants-small children, including Cloth diapers, Baby Carriers, wool covers, breast pads and moon pads available by custom order.

Denise Reynolds Denise Reynolds
is mother to Timmy and Ryan. She has practiced as a doula and childbirth educator and is currently teaching classes in early pregnancy and fertility. Plans for future classes focus on other cycles of womanhood, including menstruation and menopause. She has studied midwifery, childbirth preparation, nutrition, natural health, and a wise-woman apprenticeship program. See her website or contact her for more details.
Cell (530) 263 3545
H. (530) 274 8697

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Dania Shelton Dania Shelton, L.M., C.P.M.
Will help you maintain the sanctity, safety, and beauty of childbirth in your home. All pre-natal care is given in the privacy of your own home. Dania believes that birth is a blessed time for a family, and will help you in this most important sacred passage. Providing full prenatal, labor, birth, and postpartum care. She also provides doula care for hospital births.

Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova

Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova
One of the co-founders of the Conscious Birth Movement in Russia since 1982, director and producer of "Birth As We Know It"(’06), an award winning documentary that is already in 56 countries, translated into 12 languages.

Elena travels the world teaching “Birth Into Being” workshops that often lead to ecstatic birth experiences for both parents.

She had her first formal training in Russia at the College of Arts as an actor. Later she became a midwife and organized birth camps at the Black Sea.
(530) 566-0199

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Emily WhitesideEmily Whiteside, L.C.S.W.
Child psychotherapist, Jungian sand-tray work, 22 years helping children overcome prenatal and perinatal traumas.
(530) 265-8261


Donna ChamberlainDonna Chamberlain, Coordinator of BEPE and Producer of BEPE Presents for NCTV.
(530) 470 0649

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