kelli rosenbloom, tummy temple doula

“If a woman doesn’t look like a Goddess during labor, then someone isn’t treating her right.” –Ina May Gaskin


The year 2005 marks the start of my Doula journey, where I supported a difficult pregnancy and attended my first birth. This experience unveiled my passion for birth and the birthing process, and I knew becoming a Doula was a part of my destiny. I enrolled in my training two weeks later and thus began my journey supporting families through the sacredness of birth.

When I reflect back, I see that becoming a Doula was a natural progression. I served and cared for others from a young age and found that my natural instinct to nurture is one of my greatest gifts. I combine my gifts of nurturing, listening and observing to guide me in my Doula service. This foundation enables me to approach, assess, and adapt my support strategies to the unique needs of each family I work with, in order to provide the custom care that they deserve.


I continue my education through many workshops which keeps me impassioned about my work and allows me to bring new skills to the women that I support. Some of the workshops that I have participated in are Nursing Mothers Council, Gena Kirby’s Rebozo workshop, and Gail Tully’s Spinning Babies workshop.

I am honored to have the time and opportunity to serve my local community as a Board Member for the Birth Network of Santa Cruz County, which serves as an important resource for expecting and new families. I also volunteer at the Siena House teaching Prenatal Yoga for pregnant women in crisis.