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Susan Galloso

Contact Info
Area Served: East Bay Area San Francisco Area
Email Address: doulasusi@yahoo.com
Phone Number: (510)725-0392
About the Doula
Doula Since: 2010
Number of Births Attended: 32
Postpartum Families Served: 5
Bio:

My name is Susi, I am a graduate of the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley where I began my studies in women’s health (in helping women with fertility issues, menstruation and menopause) and Tui Na massage.  I attended the McKinnon Body Therapy Center in Oakland where I studied Swedish, Deep Tissue and Lymphatic Drainage.  I saw a flier at the Acupressure Institute for a doula training workshop at that time I did not know what a doula was which made me curious.  I researched on what a doula was and a month later I did my training through DONA in 2010 with Carol Shattuck-Rice.  I continued my search for more educational studies in birth work since I fell so deep in love with it after attending my cousins first baby's birth.  In May 2012 I found Heart & Hands Midwifery intensive instructed by Elizabeth Davis.  After taking her workshop I felt astounded with all the information of what a midwife does that I had to take her Heart & Hands Advanced workshop.  Taking these two workshops with Elizabeth Davis made me want to pursue birth work as a career.  In learning how to help mothers I also wanted them to be comfortable before and after their pregnancy.  I did my certification training in Pre and Postnatal massage with Carol Osborne in August 2012.  As I continued attending births I found how important it is to help the bond grow stronger between mother and their new born.  I went and became an Infant Massage Educator through IAIM to help mothers help their baby with any complications as digestion, colic, sleep, etc.  I was always curious about the placenta encapsulations and tincture and it's benefits for the mama so I studied up on it and took a workshop.  I now offer placenta encapsulation and tincture with my doula services.

I truly enjoy and love my work and see myself continuing for a very long time.