Meet Kymm Ann
In her work with pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, Kymm Ann draws upon a wealth of experience, having served hundreds of families as they journey into parenthood. Her approach is compassionate, genuine, and wise. Kymm Ann has worked with birthing families in various settings for over 20 years. She has supported families birthing in the hospital as a Doula, and as an Assistant Midwife in home birth and birth center settings. Kymm Ann received her bachelors in psychology in 1991, and finds this degree to be a useful springboard for her work with families in the childbearing year. Her strong interest and fascination with birth came to fruition in 1995. At this time she began her studies, and was honored to learn the delicate art of supporting women in labor and postpartum alongside seasoned doulas and midwives.
Kymm Ann feels honored to work with families during this very special and transformative time. She recognizes that each woman meets birth and parenting with a unique life history, as well as with individualized expectations, concerns, and hopes. She honors each women’s choices for pregnancy, birth, and parenting. Kymm Ann believes that part of her role as a Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator is to help women recognize what might serve them best in labor and early parenting. She provides a space for women to discover the tools and mindset which will allow them to open in labor, to work with the unknown elements of birth and early parenting, and as well to embrace any unexpected twists and turns which may be part of their journey.
Bachelors in Psychology
Certified Massage Practitioner
Certified Infant Massage Instructor
Certified Lactation Counselor
Kymm Ann is an active member of the Santa Cruz Birth Community – she serves as a board member for Birth Network of Santa Cruz County, regularly attends peer review meetings and enjoys mentoring aspiring doulas.
Kymm Ann is the proud mother to a wonderful 16 year old son who is growing up way too fast (the saying “The days are long, but the years are short” rings all too true for her).
When she is not working with mamas and babies, she might be…..shuttling teens around, enjoying a twilight hike, knitting, sitting on the edge of her seat at her son’s baseball game, resale shopping, getting creative in the kitchen, or tending to flowers in her garden.
Kymm Ann currently works with families in both Santa Cruz and the greater South Bay area.
Curious about the experience of working together? Let’s meet to see if we might be a good fit.