Hi my name is Janine Rivera I offer Birthing From Within childbirth preparation classes and services as a birth Doula. I became passionate about labor and birth after the birth of my first daughter in 2008, when I realized how empowering the experience can be. Since then, I have been seeking a way to support women and their partners on their journey through pregnancy, labor, and birth. My search has led me to become a Birthing from Within Mentor/Childbirth Educator, and a Labor and Birth Doula. Childbirth is a very private and sacred event in which I feel honored to be a part of. I feel it is a privilege to be a part of this journey as women and their partners become parents.
I taught for the San Diego Unified School District for 6 years before deciding to be a stay at home mom. I have three children and have been shaped by my experiences birthing my first daughter at Best Start Birth Center and my twin daughters at Mary Birch hospital. These experiences have planted and fostered seeds of an understanding and love for the journey through labor, birth and into parenthood.