Hello, We Are The Golden Gate Doula Associates
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Doula Jen
Doula Heather
Doula Alexandra
Doula Clara
Doula Michelle
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Doula Meghan
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Doula Caitlyn
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Doula Coral
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Doula Roxane
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Doula Maliya
Jennifer Darwin

Birth Doula, Nurse,

Infant CPR Instructor,

Birth Educator,

Director of Doula Services 

Heather Hughes

Birth Doula, 

Infant Massage Instructor,

Prenatal & Postpartum Massage

Therapist 

Alexandra Daigle

Birth Doula, 

Herbalist,

Reiki Practitioner, Placenta Encapsulator

Clara Love

Birth Doula, 

Lactation Educator Counselor,

Registered Prenatal Yoga Instructor

Meghan and Michelle 

Doula Team

In 2018 Meghan and Michelle joined together to support their clients. When you work with this team, you will meet with both doulas prenatally. They will both be on call for your labor and share the hours of support in 12 hour shifts. 

Michelle Gunderson
Meghan Murphy

Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Certified Breastfeeding Educator

Michelle Gunderson

Birth Doula, 

Certified Child Birth Educator
Meghan Murphy

Birth Doula, 

Certified Lactation Educator Counselor  

Caitlyn Schollmeier

Birth Doula, 

Licensed Nurse,

Certified EMT, Student Nurse Midwife

Coral Smith

Birth Doula, Child Birth Educator, Placenta Encapsulator

Roxane Thompson

Birth Doula, Reiki Practitioner 

Doula Lupe
Doula Lupe
Doula Ruth
Doula Carmen
Lupe Virgen, MA

Certified Postpartum Night Doula, 

Newborn Care Specialist, Medical Assistant, Health Educator

Carmen Figueroa

Certified Postpartum Day/Night Doula, 

Newborn Care Specialist

Crystal has over 15 years of experience with infants and children Before becoming a full time doula, she ran a daycare with her mother for 15 years and had her own daycare for 5 years. Because of her background running a daycare, Crystal has a knack for getting those babies into a good balanced sleeping/eating routine! 

She and her husband are raising their 3 children in the Bay Area where Crystal has lived her entire life. 

She holds a special place in her heart for preemie babies because 2 out of 3 of her own babies were born prematurely.  

Crystal studied to become a Postpartum Doula in the East Bay at Cornerstone Doula Training and then later on decided to continue her education and became a Newborn Care Specialist.

Crystal has received additional training from Jennifer Darwin at GGDA in many areas of newborn and postpartum care.  

  • Twins Experience

  • Premature Newborn Care

  • Sibling Doula

  • CPR/First Aide Certified

  • Current on all vaccines

  • Clear background check

Kirsten Junghans

Certified Postpartum Night Doula, 

Infant Care Specialist, Postpartum Chef

Maliya  Rubio-Mills

Birth Doula

Certified Birth Worker

Childbirth educator

Doula Kirsten
Doula Crystal
Doula Marricia
Ruth Davis-Fyer, MA

Certified Postpartum Night Doula, 

MA in Counseling Psychology,

Certified Health Coach, Child/Family Therapy, Massage Therapist

Crystal Bejarano 

Certified Postpartum Night Doula, 

Newborn Care Specialist

Marricia White

Certified Postpartum Night Doula, 

Certified Medical Assistant, Student Nurse

Doula Caitlyn
Caitlyn Pender

Certified Postpartum Day Doula, 

Certified Lactation Counselor,

Newborn Photographer, Postpartum Chef

Doula Isa
Isa Woodyard

Certified Postpartum Day Doula, 

Sibling Doula

Kirsten Dudley

Certified Day/Night Postpartum Doula 

Certified Birth Doula

GGDA Apprentice

With over 20 years experience caring for babies, Kirsten is a natural when it comes to helping new moms transition into motherhood. She is originally from Liverpool, England and is now living with her family in Marin County.  She has 6 beautiful children who all arrived in their own unique way. This helped prepare Kirsten for her journey into becoming a doula.  One thing that stood out to Kirsten when she moved to the United States was how different the care was in the postpartum period.  She believes that the first few months should have a focus on the entire family and their new bond, so she goes above and beyond to make sure you have the support you need. She has a passion for educating parents and guiding them to find their own style that works best for them.  Kirsten supports any method of feeding style and will help you navigate what works best for you. She breastfed all her children and has enjoyed helping others develop the skills to establish a healthy start. 

She will give you practical advice and support you emotionally through your postpartum period, giving you the confidence you need to a speedy recovery.

  • Twins Experience

  • CPR/First Aide Certified

  • GGDA Apprenticeship Program

  • Current on all vaccines

  • Clear background check

Valerie Mora

Certified Day/Night Postpartum Doula 

Early Childhood AA Degree

Molly Harrison

Certified Day/Night Postpartum Doula 

Infant Care Specialist

Valerie has more than 12 years’ experience with newborn babies and families. She has lived in San Francisco her entire life and now is raising her pre-teen daughter

in the city she loves.  

Valerie is certified as Postpartum Doula, with a degree in Early Childhood Development. Before Valerie began her career as a postpartum doula, she worked as a Montessori teacher and a cosmetologist.  She enjoys working with families to help guide them through the transition into parenthood. Valerie focuses on the needs of the new mother as well as the newborn.  She has a passion for nurturing the mother by offering practical assistance as well as emotional support, enabling her to recover faster and feel more confident as she faces the challenges a new baby brings. Valerie will answer your questions and provide you with non-judgmental support guiding you while you navigate your own unique parenting style.

  • Twins Experience

  • Premature Newborn Care

  • Newborn Care Specialist

  • CPR/First Aide Certified

  • Current on all vaccines

  • Clear background check

Molly has always had a natural inclination towards nurturing and care taking as well as a deep love for children. She understands the physical, psychological, and at times even emotional healing that takes place after birth. Her passion for women supporting women, female empowerment, and women-centered care are a few reasons why she’s passionate about Doula work. After becoming a doula she decided to further her education in a way that would be helpful to new parents and became a Certified Newborn Care Specialist.  She is also trained in Reiki I and Reiki II and believes that both energy work and a holistic approach can be profoundly helpful for both mama and baby, whether in the womb or postpartum. Creating a peaceful environment from the inside out can lead to a joyful birth experience and a blissful postpartum time. She'd love to help guide you through this remarkable journey into parenthood. 

  • Twins Experience

  • Premature Newborn Care

  • Newborn Care Specialist

  • CPR/First Aide Certified

  • Current on all vaccines

  • Clear background check

Ludmilla De Souza

Certified Day/Night Postpartum Doula 

Infant Care Specialist

Ludmilla, or as her friends call her, "Ludgy" has been working with newborn babies and families for over 11 years. In 2003, she moved to San Francisco from Brazil as a teen and completed her education in the United States. She is so at ease with helping new families that it was a natural transition into supporting families as a nanny in early 2008.  Ludgy found that one of her greatest passions was to help families transition into parenthood with their newborns and helping them gain the confidence they needed to confidently care for their child.  Once she discovered what a postpartum doula's role was, she knew she had to follow that passion and become a full time doula. She trained and became a certified postpartum doula through Cornerstone Doula Training in the East Bay so she could follow her dream of supporting new families.  Ludgy will answer your questions while she provides you with non-judgmental support you and your baby deserve. 

  • Twins Experience

  • Premature Newborn Care

  • Newborn Care Specialist

  • CPR/First Aide Certified

  • Current on all vaccines

  • Clear background check

Office Located at:
678 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
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