Sonoma County's Birth Center
Kelly is the Center Coordinator at Thrive. When she’s not sitting on a birth ball with a model pelvis in her hand, she’s creating forums to raise awareness and expand access to midwifery options in Sonoma County. Kelly teaches the popular Holistic Childbirth Prep Class at Thrive and the LUMA Center. Her focus on hormones and the mind~body connection, intimacy and building trust during birth, sets her teaching apart from the standard birth class; participants leave feeling excited and confident about birthing their family. As a certified UC Naturalist, Kelly also brings knowledge of nature and the capability and desire of our animal bodies to birth with peace, calm and connection. One of her favorite projects at Thrive is collecting birth stories, as she believes storytelling and listening have the power to transform communities. She is happiest when she is with her daughter and dog in the woods, taking photographs of mushrooms and forest life, or eating a meal cooked by her partner.