Brette Howard

Apprentice Birth Doula 

Brette is currently certifying to be a Birth Doula with Carriage House Birth, based in New York, and is very honored to be in Apprenticeship with Jennifer Darwin of Golden Gate Doula Associates. 


Nothing thrills her more than to think of how many dynamic families and people she can support and uplift through informed consent. She comes to this work with the following tenets: 

1) ALL birthing people and family structures deserve to be witnessed, empowered and supported in every decision during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum.

2) Birth partners also need clarity, confidence , and comfort. 

(3) To illuminate communication is to create a healthy foundation for your birthing team and newborn.


Born at home on the plains of Montana and raised on the Salish Sea of Seattle Sound, Brette has called the hills, valleys, and rivers of California home for almost 20 years and have a deep connection to community and service in the Bay Area. Brette, her husband and daughter, call San Francisco's (Ohlone Land) Mission District home, and in her free time she can be found listening to music, making playlists, taking photos and camping/hiking any chance they can get. Brette has a deep connection to different earth based skills, storytelling, cosmology and divine timing. As a family, they are working hard to become fluent in Spanish. Brette is in relationship with the land + community as a student of Beekeeping, Birding, and Mycology. 


Brette is looking forward to connecting with you!

Certifications and Trainings:

  • Path of the Doula: 2 part workshop -  Elizabeth Bachner of GraceFull Birth 2016

  • Heart & Hands: 11 week Midwifery Intensive - Beginning Course with Elizabeth Davis 2019

  • Foundational Birth Training: Carriage House Birth LA cohort FALL 2019 

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Phone: (415) 568-5822
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Brette's Birth Package:

  • 2 in person prenatal visits 

  • Immediate on-call (supported by Golden Gate Doulas)

  • Custom Fitted Birth Ball

  • Monthly Educational Workshops

  • Online Breastfeeding support (twice a month)

  • Online Pelvic Floor clinic (once a month)

  • Free TENS Unit Rental

  • Expert Pain Coping techniques

  • First Feeding/Golden Hour Support

  • 2 (2-hour) In home Postpartum Follow Up Meetings