Luminary Birth Services is now also Bay Area Birth Support!

Tabitha Ames

Tabitha Ames BS, CCCE, CLD, CPD, CLE(R)
CAPPA Faculty: Childbirth Educator Trainer
Student Midwife

In 2005 I earned my Bachelor's of Science in Biology and Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, after which I worked as a Research Associate in a molecular biology lab. When I became pregnant with my first daughter late in 2007, my scientific background naturally led me to research all options on birth choices and support. I chose an out of hospital birth with my daughter at Sage Femme Midwifery Birth Center in San Francisco, CA. After her birth in the summer of 2008, I knew that I had found my calling to birth work, and the rest is history. My education is never complete! I am currently a midwifery student through the National College of Midwifery

I felt that by immersing myself in my community and holding not only multiple certifications, but myriad volunteer positions, I could support not only the families I serve, but the professional community as a whole. I love getting the opportunity and honor of being chosen to walk along side a family as they experience their path, and ensure they become confident parents, giving a great start to their new lives.

I have served over 400 families through classes, and over 100 families through birth and postpartum doula support.

I live in the East Bay with my husband, 2 young daughters, and infant son. When I am not supporting a woman and her partner during birth or cuddling tiny babies, I enjoy cooking and canning jams and sauces from fruits I grow in my garden, or baking using the eggs that my 4 chickens give me. I can also be found knitting or spinning my own yarn when I have a free moment to myself. I have a blog at where I share thoughts and musing about this career and doula life.

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Tabitha's Cell - 925-360-0817