Amanda Garvey has been supporting birthing women and their families for over 16 years. She has studied prenatal yoga and massage. She trained to be a Midwife at the Northern New Mexico Midwifery Center and through the National College of Midwifery. After becoming a mother, she co-founded the San Francisco Doula Collective www.sanfranciscodoulacollective.com in 2008 and has been enjoying a busy Doula practice ever since. Amanda has attended around 300 births in homes, hospitals and birth centers. She believes that while giving birth is an intuitive process, the choices we have to make along the way are not always so. She is delighted to be a part Natural Resources and to have the opportunity to support families in understanding and making those choices informed.
Cindy Sullivan is a Registered Nurse in a busy Labor and Delivery unit at CPMC and has worked with thousands of moms and newborns. She has a master’s degree in Perinatal Nursing from UCSF, a BA in Psychology and Holistic Health. Cindy worked for over 8 years in the Post Partum unit at CPMC, got her doula training here at Natural Resources in 2003 and has been teaching Child Birth Preparation since 2010.
Shalini Shah is a prenatal educator, lactation counselor, and full spectrum doula who has been working with expectant families for over 10 years. Throughout her career, she has supported over 1,500 families in navigating the pregnancy and birthing process.
Her pragmatic evidence based approach offers expectant parents the opportunity to tap into their intuition and navigate their options to make the best decisions for their families. Shalini believes pregnant people should birth where they feel comfortable, safe, and empowered and supports clients birthing at home, in hospitals, and at birth centers. She is down-to-earth and compassionate in her care, bringing a steady sense of peace, joy, and humor to the process.
Shalini is proud to work with people of all identities and family structures. She is passionate about supporting the BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community and created BIPOC In The Bay, a community resource network that increases visibility of BIPoC birth workers in the Bay Area.
Shalini is also the owner of Due Dates, a healthy date-based snack company designed for pregnant and postpartum parents.
Shalini lives in San Francisco and loves cooking, gardening, and exploring nature as an avid hiker and cyclist.