Natalie has been an early childhood educator for 7 years, working with children ages 2-5. She did her Birth Doula training with Natural Resources in 2012 and soon after became a volunteer doula with San Francisco General Hospital, where she remains active today. It was in 2013 that Natalie attended her first birth as a sibling doula, combining her experience in child development with her understanding of labor and birth to provide safe, nurturing and age-appropriate preparedness and support to a new big brother. Natalie has her BA in Environmental Humanities from Whitman College and continues to explore through her work as a sibling doula and teacher the human relationship to nature and natural processes. Currently, Natalie is a Pre-K teacher and sibling doula serving home birth clients in the Bay Area.