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Hi, I'm Celia

I'm a holistic birth keeper and mother of three little wildlings. I guide pregnant moms beginning their home birth journey to find clarity and confidence so they can experience sovereign, unhindered, and deeply satisfying birth. 

My Philosophy

Birth is a radical undoing of everything we think we know and an opportunity to discover our deepest strength and power.

You are absolutely capable of sovereign, empowering birth. Women know best what type of care they need, and when, where, and how they need to birth. 

I am here to walk with you on your journey, to share my knowledge and experience, to listen, to reflect, to hold space.

When I'm not doing birthy things, you'll find me cooking bone broth soups, traveling, hula hooping, hiking, or (most often) rangling my children.

Who I Serve

I had deep intrigue and respect for birth from a very young age, so I did the most sensible thing right out of high school and became a doula. Over many years supporting women through the industrial birth system, it became apparent that there is only one kind of birth that is offered… the managed kind, the kind with interference and questioning of our capabilities. The kind that not only stifles birth from what it can truly be but actively harms the mother-baby dyad. I could no longer support this kind of birth authentically.


I now serve women and families who are interested in sovereign home birth. My clients are people who want to take radical self-responsibility for their birth and life, who choose to allow their birth to unfold as the safe, gentle, transcendent, and vitalizing experience that it can be. 


If you are curious to learn more about the reality of birth in our modern world, listen to this podcast interview with Emilee Saldaya from Free Birth Society.

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  • Beginner Midwifery Intensive with Elizabeth Davis 

Heart and Hands Midwifery

  • Touch From Within - Compassionate Touch Training for the Prenatal and Perinatal Period 

Birthing From Within

  • Spinning Babies Workshop

Spinning Babies

  • Radical Birth Keeper School

Free Birth Society

  • Advanced Lactation Training

Janaki Costello, IBCLC, ICCE

Practitioner Training - Vivian Keeler

  • Childbirth Educator Training

Doula Trainings International

  • Birth Doula Training

DONA International®

  • Home Birth for Doulas

Cornerstone Doula Trainings

  • Postpartum Doula Training

Cornerstone Doula Trainings

  • Adult, Child, and Infant First Aid/CPR/AED

"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

"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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