Lori exudes warmth and compassion, and her humor, openness, and depth of experience make her classes a joy and an education. She encourages couples to feel empowered to allow themselves a safe and satisfying birth experience according to how they personally see their birth unfolding. read more
Lori provides non-judgmental and objective educational, emotional, and physical support to new families and encourages couples to prudently set their own goals and priorities together as a team.In addition to her classes at Harmony, Lori is a labor support Doula and Lactation Counselor, who also teaches classes at Blossom Birth Services in Palo Alto. She has been working as a birth professional in the bay area since 1998 and was a certified childbirth instructor affiliated with the Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth for 13 years (1998-2011).Lori has also continued her education by attending Advanced Doula Training workshops and Advanced Breastfeeding seminars with Treesa Mclean. Lori is a professional member of Bay Area Birth Information (BABI), Bay Area Birth Association (BABA), Blossom Birth, and the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS).Lori is a mother of four beautiful children and currently resides in the South Bay. For more information about Lori and her services, please see her website.
Kimberly is the mother of four, who was a certified Bradley Method instructor for many years before deciding to transition to our “Birthing Naturally” style of birth preparation, which she feels is more accessible and more effective for birthing parents.read more
She creates classes which are a wonderful way for moms and partners to become informed and prepared for birth, as well as to maximize the likelihood of laboring without pain medications, for those who desire that approach.She and her husband, Bill (who leads the Dad’s portion of her classes), used and loved the Bradley method with their first birth, and also enjoyed the Birthin’ Again class as a refresher before their subsequent births.
Slings & Things
Serena discovered babywearing with the birth of her daughter in 2009. Babywearing became such an important part of her life that she attended the Babywearing Institute in 2011 and is now a Certified Babywearing Educator,read more
so she can help other families sort through all of the options, learn how to make carriers work for them, and share the wonders and joys of babywearing. In addition to teaching Slings & Things at Harmony, Serena also teaches at Blossom Birth Services in Palo Alto, is a Volunteer Babywearing Educator for the South Bay Area branch of Babywearing International and offers private and small group babywearing consultations.For more information, or to schedule a private consult, contact the Harmony office.