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The Doula Corps

Laura Burrows Mergl

posted May 3, 2018, 1:55 PM by Lisa Baracker   [ updated May 7, 2018, 12:05 PM ]

Years of experience as a teacher, sex & consent educator, and nanny, has lead me down the seamless path into full spectrum doula work. I am certified as a birth and postpartum doula through Cornerstone Doula Training's in Oakland, CA. My professional philosophy focuses on natural support for labor, making room for emotional, physical, and spiritual expression of all kinds, and meeting you where you are at. I want to support you in the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey that you are looking for. I am queer, ethically non-monogamous, and put the highest value of importance on informed consent and clear communication. When I'm not providing support, I love to read, write, and snuggle with my two rescue chihuahuas.

Judy Behr

posted Apr 26, 2018, 10:05 AM by Lisa Baracker   [ updated May 3, 2018, 1:55 PM ]

I was born and raised in the Bay Area. I have three adult children and one adorable granddaughter. I have always been fascinated with birth and wanted to be a Labor and Delivery nurse from an early age. My career path led me in a different direction, but I never lost my passion for labor, delivery, and babies. I became a doula almost four years ago, and it is definitely my passion. I love helping mamas and their families during their childbirth, and definitely feel that this is my calling. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, playing tennis, and volunteering in my local community at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center helping families who don’t have the means to hire a doula.

Sue Proctor

posted Apr 26, 2018, 10:04 AM by Lisa Baracker


Shannon Murphy

posted Apr 26, 2018, 10:03 AM by Lisa Baracker   [ updated Apr 26, 2018, 10:08 AM ]

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Kellen McGee

posted Apr 26, 2018, 10:02 AM by Lisa Baracker

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Arlen Levy

posted Jan 9, 2018, 11:50 PM by Lisa Baracker   [ updated May 3, 2018, 1:54 PM ]

I was born and raised in the Bay Area, attended undergrad at Sarah Lawrence College in NY, and graduated in May, 2017. I completed my birth doula training with ToLabor Birth Doulas in Jamaica Plain, MA in November 2017. I was present for my mother's home birth of my little brother and I think that birth work has been in my head ever since then! I am also a trained dancer and have have worked as a Vinyasa Flow yoga instructor.

Chinyere Ibeabuchi

posted Jan 9, 2018, 11:47 PM by Lisa Baracker

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Haley Garrett

posted Jan 9, 2018, 11:46 PM by Lisa Baracker   [ updated Jan 9, 2018, 11:47 PM ]

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Rachel Hinds

posted Sep 24, 2017, 8:24 PM by Isaac Baracker   [ updated Jan 9, 2018, 11:48 PM by Lisa Baracker ]

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Brittany Slocum

posted Sep 24, 2017, 7:08 PM by Lisa Baracker   [ updated Jan 9, 2018, 11:49 PM ]

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