MEET Bay Area Birth Information- BABI September 24, 2017

Resource and Information for birth in the Bay Area.

Having a centralized resource to birthing professionals in the Bay Area creates a community of support, trust, and quality care for new families.

My first child was born in 2010 and I was new to the Bay Area.  I had moved down to be with my now husband a few years before from Portland, Oregon.  In Portland, I knew many individuals in the birthing community and was pretty sure I was going to be spending the rest of my life there.  So when I moved to San Jose and became pregnant I found myself having a really hard time finding birthing and birth professionals that held similar views as myself.  I didn’t know how to go about finding a Doula or a Midwife in this new geographical location.  And my google searches weren’t turning up the information I really needed.

I had been wanting a home birth since I was an adolescent.  In my early 20’s I had found a water birthing book that fascinated me and at that time I had been studying to become a Lactation Educator.  The path of becoming a Doula was intriguing to me.  However, my career path has brought me to doing the work I truly love- counseling and psychotherapy with couples and women pre and postpartum.

When I became pregnant with my son I really wanted to jump in and enmesh myself with the birthing world.  But I had a really hard time finding the community of holistic, natural, mom-centered birth workers for which I so longed.

That was until I found BABI (Bay Area Birth Information) a non-profit that does exactly what I was needing at that time.

BABI brings together Bay Area birth workers like Midwives, Doulas, Naturopaths, Psychotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists and so many other professionals in the birthing world.

Today, I am so fortunate to be a member on the BABI Board and help to guide this invaluable nonprofit towards reaching more families in the Bay Area.

I encourage all professional workers in the birthing community as well as families (new and old) to experience MEET BABI where we will have resource information, music, giveaways, and lots of community support.

Sunday, September 24th, 2017 

10 am -3 pm

Cupertino Quinlan Community Center

10185 N Stelling Rd
Cupertino, CA 95014


Love on the Brain

Couples therapy can help you to deepen your connection to your spouse.

Love acts as is a safety cue that actually calms and soothes the human brain.  When we are faced with fears, anxieties, or real life losses our limbic system begins to light up triggering the fight/flight/freeze reaction.  A loving partner can soothe the reactivity of the limbic system when emotional connection is reached and a secure attachment is established.

This video by Dr. Sue Johnson speaks to research that strongly links attachment and the emotional connection of love to soothing the limbic reactivity of threat.

Are you emotionally connecting with your partner?

Is your partner emotionally connecting with you?

In your marriage, are you heightening the limbic response of fight or flight?  Or are you soothing each other on the neurological level by providing deep attachment and connection?

Couples therapy provides a space to adjust the unhealthy responses in your relationship that are triggering stress and dissatisfaction.

Through therapy you can learn to emotionally connect with your partner and allow your partner to emotionally connect with you.  Thus, deepening your attachment and bond and increasing soothing and calming feelings in your body and brain.

The result is a life that you love living, and a partner with whom you love living it.