My family

My family

Tema is a Mother of five children, wife,  Certified Birth Doula, Lactation Counselor, and Childbirth Educator.  Most recently Tema accepted a full scholarship to Midwifery School and has begun her clinical hours at Birth Roots Maternity and Women’s Health Center in Chula Vista CA.  Being a birth doula allows her to continue on her path to becoming a Midwife. Her passion above all things is working with women, she is a true women’s advocate. She honors and incorporates traditional ways with modern day doula practices to help heal and comfort the emotional and physical needs of mothers at all stages.  Tema has dedicated the past decade in the service of women at different capacities, Sexual Assault Counselor, Perinatal Health Educator, Teen Parent Advocate and as a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor.   When not immersed in the birth world she enjoys attending cultural events, Aztec dancing, singing, playing the guitar and sewing. Today she embraces this season of her life as a mother a birth doula and soon to be midwife.

My Training and Education

  • Midwifery Student –  National College of Midwifery
  •  Holistic Newborn Transition – Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • Optimal Fetal Positioning – Spinning Babies
  • Birth Emergency Skills Training – B.E.S.T
  • Trained Labor Assistant – Birth Roots Maternity Center
  • Certified Birth Doula – DONA International
  • Trained Birth Doula – TOLABOR
  • Certified Lactation Educator and Counselor – UCSD
  • Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – California Women’s Infants and Children
  • Sexual Assault Advocate and Counselor – CALCASA
  • Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor – Nature’s Whisper School of Yoga
  • Story Telling for the Birth Worker