Welcome to the Tahoe Truckee Birth Collective! We created this collective to help families find prenatal, birth and postpartum resources in one place. Our goal is to empower growing families by offering services, resources, and education.
Meet the Tahoe Truckee Birth Collective
We are a group of independent doulas serving the NorthLake Tahoe-Truckee area. We welcome you to explore our members' bios and individual websites to learn more about our services for expecting and new parents.
Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Photographer
Andrea Schwartz is a DONA trained Birth Assistant serving the communities of NorthLake Tahoe and Truckee. Andrea believes that birth is magical. A mother herself, she wants to help you be the most fierce, confident version of yourself in the birthing process as you discover the deep instinctual power you already possess. Birth is unique; a wildly beautiful experience unlike any other and she is committed to bringing an open mind, a full heart, and positive energy to support you on your journey.
Reiki, Energy Healing, Yoga, Labor Support: Accupressure for Comfort Measures
Tanya Fuller is a Reiki Master, Shaman, Yoga Instructor, and former DONA trained Birth Doula in the Truckee/Tahoe area. She is also the owner of Three Feathers Holistic: Energy Healing & Wellness, which offers a blend of Energy Healing modalities to support the shifts, transitions, and rites of passage occurring in your life. As a mother of 3, she has had the opportunity to experience three very different births. She understands how personal and family dynamics shift and grow through pregnancy and birth. Tanya provides a nurturing space to process what’s going on in your mind/body/ heart/spirit: clear old patterns, release triggering behavior, relax and create a new blueprint to realign in the present moment.
Functional Medicine Nutritionist, Doctor of Natural medicine, Childbirth Educator, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, Family Herbalist
Janel is a Functional Medicine Nutritionist and Dr. of Natural Medicine. She specializes in women’s and family health. While working for over a decade as a doula, childbirth educator, and ayurvedic yoga therapist she saw a missing gap in healthcare and decided to go back to school to fill it. It is now her goal to empower people to learn about what is happening in their body, to notice what their body is trying to tell them, and then help them to make appropriate changes to maximize how their unique body functions. Janel takes into account the whole person and considers how your history, environment, lifestyle, genetics, and food choices affect your unique physiology and ‘what is going on in there’. She works in partnership with clients to make a plan to shift the terrain in your body towards health and resilience.
Birth Doula, Hypnobirthing Educator
Jessica is a DONA trained doula and Certified HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator. From a young age she has been interested in birth and was fortunate to attend her sister’s birth at age 13. Jessica believes that birth is a normal and natural process and that women are strong and powerful and capable of giving birth. She believes that each woman should be given the opportunity to have a calm and peaceful birth experience. Jessica supports moms and families to make informed decisions that meet their birth needs and goals. She enjoys helping families navigate pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum through finding states of deep relaxation, evidence-based information, and the removal of fear.
Birth Doula, PostPartum Doula, Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Instructor, Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator
Marissa Mignone is a Certified Birthing From Within Postpartum Doula and Childbirth Educator and trained Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Instructor. Her philosophies are rooted in the Birthing From Within approach to childbirth and parenthood preparation. She strives to support parents wherever they may be in their journey and to deepen their enjoyment in the process. With her loving guidance and knowledge, parents cultivate personal growth, creativity, and spiritual and psychological awareness. When working with Marissa you will feel nurtured, grounded and supported.
acupuncturist, massage therapist, labor support
Kaila is board certified by both the California Acupuncture Board and Nationally by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She specializes in helping women from fertility to delivery and beyond. She believes pregnancy and childbirth to be an extraordinary time in a woman's life and has a passion to help facilitate great transformation.
Kaila is credentialed to provide support during labor and delivery at Tahoe Forest Hospital
Birth Doula, PostPartum Doula, Reiki Healing
Samantha is a DONA trained Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula, as well as a certified Reiki Master. She has built her practice to empower families to achieve their birth goals and flourish as new parents in the stages of infancy into childhood. Sam strives to cultivate family connections physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, and is always looking for opportunities to teach, learn and help families grow. She has taken pieces from her previous experience as a Paramedic, and has truly honed her passion for creating positive, fearless births. With Samantha’s professional experience and personal guidance, you can feel nurtured and energetically bolstered!