childbirth educator

Happy Friday! And sorry for being so MIA on the blogging front recently. January was a LONG month, and I felt like I had a lot of things going on including today’s exciting announcement- I’m training to become a childbirth education (CBE)!

As soon as I became a doula, I started thinking of other things I could be involved with in the birthing community. Becoming a CBE seemed like a natural choice for me. I’ve always wanted to be a teacher (my grandmother, who is a former elementary school teacher, always told me teaching was my calling), and I love the idea of helping even more families navigate the world of pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum.

When it came time for me to look at training organizations (read: there are a TON out there), I wanted something that really resonated with me personally. After some pretty extensive research, I decided on GentleBirth. Why? Because they’re an evidence-based organization that believes in the power of meditation for the most mindful approach to birth. Plus they have an app for easy-to-consume mediation tracks. Being a doula who services 30-something birthing people and their families in the Bay Area, it just made the most sense for me to go this route.

I love how the founder Tracy Donegan has combined brain science, birth science, and technology to ensure GB families are set up for success no matter the outcome of their birth. As an added bonus, Tracy is based in Mountain View! So I have her literally down the road as a resource.

I’m really excited to kick this off. If I continue being a bit MIA here, it’s because I’m basically back in school. I’ve gone the self-paced, online training route so I’ll be cooped up in my apartment getting my learning on. Can’t wait to start offering CBE weekend workshops to my repertoire!


About Katelyn Gonzalez

Hi, I’m Katelyn - a seasoned birth doula, childbirth educator, placenta specialist, Ayurvedic postpartum care practitioner, and certified women’s health coach. My #1 priority is to empower women to see what they can do when they believe in themselves and their beautiful bodies. I live in the East Bay with my husband and fur babies.


  1. Fatima on July 30, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Would love to know what your experience teaching GentleBirth is over the coming year.

    • Katelyn Davis on July 31, 2018 at 3:12 pm

      Yes! I’m happy to talk to you about it once I’m certified and actively teaching :).

  2. Danyel Cheathon on July 7, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Do you educate teachers on caring for infants?

    • Katelyn Gonzalez on July 12, 2019 at 1:13 pm

      No, I don’t. I teach expecting families about childbirth. Nothing about infants as I’m not certified in that.

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