"Birth is an opportunity to transcend. To rise above what we are accustomed to, reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through birth."

- Marci Macari

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Meet Celia

Hi, I'm Celia Mei. I'm a mother and radical birth keeper. I work with women to reclaim birth as a sovereign and sacred rite of passage.

There is nothing more sacred than birth. Birth is wild and birth is calm. Birth is as safe as life gets. Birth is a journey, and leaves you a new a person on the other side. 

You absolutely have the right to a self-determined, empowering birth. Through understanding how your birthing body works, knowing your options, and clarifying your values and desires, you can experience birth in your power.

Who I Serve

I'm based in Berkeley, CA and work with families all over the Bay Area. Counties include Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo.

Coaching, classes and virtual doula services are currently available online via Zoom and accessible from anywhere.


Trainings & Certifications

  • Traditional Birth Attendant

Radical Birth Keeper School, 2020

  • HypnoBirthing® Practitioner

HypnoBirthing® International, 2018

  • Childbirth Educator

Doula Trainings International, 2018

  • Homebirth for Doulas

Cornerstone Doula Trainings, 2012

  • Postpartum Doula

Cornerstone Doula Trainings, 2012

  • Birth Doula

DONA International, 2011


"My partner and I were so very lucky to find Celia and have her as our doula! It was our first pregnancy and I ended up having a very long labor (more than 72 hours!). Prior to birth, Celia prepared both of us with what to expect and helped us to process what was important to us moving forward. During the actual labor, Celia was such a calm and supportive presence. She made sure I was hydrated, that my wife could rest, helped me get into different positions to manage my pain, and so much more! I am very grateful that Celia was there to help us with the most difficult and most amazing experience of my life."

- Beth

"Working with Celia as our home birth doula was such a gift. She gave my husband the opportunity to get some much needed sleep, eat meals and know that I was in good hands. Her ability to stay grounded in her body allowed my nervous system to follow suit. We both so appreciated her calm and graceful presence and I found that she was so able to help my body clear out tension in between contractions. We had a wonderful experience and highly recommend her!"

- Lauren

"My first birth was beautiful, I felt stronger than I ever had. But it was not autonomous. My son's birth set me on a new path. Being supported by trusted women - you and Grace - who held sacred space for my second birth, transformed me again. 3 months later I'm still on that birth high."

- Rebecca

"Thank you so much for gifting us the knowledge and empowerment through HypnoBirthing - we now not only have a different relationship with birth, but also with ourselves... HypnoBirthing prepared us for the labor we've planned, but most importantly, the part of labor that we did not plan. For that, we are forever grateful. Welcoming our daughter's passage into the world has been the most profound and beautiful experience we've ever had, and thank you for holding a space of love for us."

- Elsa


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510.847.5902 | celia@intuitivebirth.org

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