Teri Nava-Anderson
Offers virtual services
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Childbirth Educator
Mountain House, California
15 years of experience
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About me

Whether you are choosing homebirth, community birth, or hospital birth, the Harmony Doula Group has a combined 40 years of experience supporting births of all kinds, from low risk to high. When you hire us, you get a team of experts working together and dedicated to helping you have your best pregnancy, birth, or postpartum experience. We don't empower you. That power comes from within you. Our mission is to provide support and information, so you can make the choices you feel are right for you, respecting your individual birthing and parenting philosophies. No judgment, no agendas, just loving kindness and the consideration of you. We are a trauma-informed and gender affirming practice.

Education

PhD (2007)

MA (2000)

BA (1996)

Certification and training

Birth Doula Certification, DONA International (2010)

Postpartum Doula Certification, DONA International (2017)

Full Spectrum training, Cornerstone (2019)

Certified Professional Aromatherapist, Aromahead Institute (2018)

Certified Midwive's Assistant (2016)

Childbirth Educator Certification, ICEA (2016)

Lactation Educator Certification, Evergreen Perinatal (2017)

Spinning Babies training (2012)

When Survivors Give Birth approved trainer (2020)

Accredited La Leche League Leader (2011)

Accredited ICAN Peer Group Leader (2014)

Hearts and Hands Midwifery Intensive Certificate (2021)

Anti-racism Leadership Training, Common Health Action (2021)

Becoming ACES Aware training (2021)

Rebozo training, Naoli Vinaver (2012)

Mindfulness training, Will Kabat-Zinn (2012)

Hypno Doula training, Janet Jones (2011)

Dancing for Birth instructor training (2011)

Perinatal Acupressure training (2009)

Credentials
BA CD (DONA) CLE ICCE MA PCD (DONA) PhD
Specialties
Acupressure During Labor Advanced Maternal Age Anxiety Anxiety and Depression Aromatherapy Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Babywearing Birth and Lactation Birth Assistant Birth Doula Birth Support Birth Trauma Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Breastfeeding Consultation Breastfeeding Support Building Healthy Communication Childbirth Education Doula Trainer Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Evidence-Based Care Exclusive Pumping/Bottle Feeding Fibroids Herbal Postpartum Care High-Risk Pregnancy Home Birth Hypnobirthing Method Infant Care Infertility Labor Doula Lactation Consultation Latch Issues LGBTQ+ Loss and Bereavement Doula Low Milk Supply/Over Supply Massage Midwife Support Mindfulness Mood Disorders Motivational Interviewing Multiples Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Newborn Care Newborn Prep Nipple and Breast Pain Nutritional Counseling Panic Parenting Parenting Support Pelvic Floor Therapy Pelvic Pain Perinatal and Infant Loss Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Perinatal Mood Disorders Placenta Encapsulation Positive Thinking Postnatal Yoga Postpartum Adjustment Postpartum Care Postpartum Depression Postpartum Doula Care Postpartum Life Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Pregnancy Complications Pregnancy Loss Prenatal Care Prenatal Life Relationship Issues Returning to work (pumping, breastmilk storage, etc) Self-Actualization Self-Compassion Self-Esteem Somatic Techniques Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum Support in Pregnancy Loss Teenagers Telehealth Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Water birth
Languages

English

Service introduction

Not knowing what is happening in our own bodies is stressful for many people and can lead to tension and fear. Knowledge, therefore is a powerful tool in helping to eliminate or reduce fear and make for an easier, more relaxed birthing experience. Our classes are designed to help you prepare your body and mind for birth and early postpartum. We help clarify misconceptions and misinformation about the labor process. We discuss your options from an evidence-backed perspective. We practice coping techniques and give tips for partners. We encourage you to move through your birth experience feeling informed and empowered, confidently able to make choices that suit your unique physical, emotional, and philosophical needs, and to have their your best birth possible. Our goal is that you will be able to recognize where you are in labor, understand what you are experiencing in your body, feel confident in your abilities, and be able to relax more easily into the birth process.

Packages
The Works: Self-paced module
This 7-hour series of classes is taught by certified ICEA childbirth educator, Teri Nava-Anderson. It draws from some of the best childbirth modalities and relaxation strategies, from mindfulness to self-hypnosis, to help you find the strategies that will work best for your individual needs. It is available as a self-paced module of recordings and worksheets.
$150.00
USD Flat rate
The Works: In-Person Private Class
This 8-hour series of classes is taught by certified ICEA childbirth educator, Teri Nava-Anderson. It draws from some of the best childbirth modalities and relaxation strategies, from mindfulness to self-hypnosis, to help you find the strategies that will work best for your individual needs. This in-person session includes a bodywork session to teach you how you can prepare your body physically and emotionally for a faster easier labor.
$550.00
USD Flat rate