About Me

Hello, I am Tabitha Ames! I have been helping to support families welcome their new little ones since 2009 after the birth of my first daughter. Prior to that, I was a Staff Research Associate in a molecular biology lab where I had worked since graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with a BS in Biology and Psychology. After my daughter’s birth, I realized I had found my calling and true career path! Since then I have earned multiple certifications through CAPPA, and joined the team of Faculty members as a Childbirth Educator Trainer in 2011. It brings me great joy to not only be able to assist families, but other professionals as they bring their own “baby” up in the world!

I reside in the San Francisco Bay Area, and am quite fond of the birth professional community here that I get to be immersed in. I continue to offer my doula services and birth and breastfeeding classes at Bay Area Birth Support. I also get to enjoy the delight of watching my 2 daughters and son grow and explore the world.

Certifications and Qualifications

CAPPA Faculty: Northern California Childbirth Educator Trainer 2012
CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator 2010
CAPPA Certified Labor Doula 2011
CAPPA Certified Postpartum Doula 2012
CAPPA Certified Lactation Educator(TM) 2013
CAPPA Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year 2014
CPR Certified
Student midwife

Continuing Education

CAPPA Postpartum Doula Training with Darla Burns 2010
CAPPA Labor Doula Training with Rena Koerner 2010
CAPPA Conference Valencia, CA 2011
CAPPA Lactation Educator(TM) Training with Christy Jo Hendricks 2012
Rebozo Workshop 2013
CAPPA Conference Destin, FL 2013
CAPPA Conference Charlotte, NC 2014
Rebozo with Polly Perez and Jessilyn Dolan 2014
Heart and Hands Midwifery Intensive 2015
National College of Midwifery Student 2015-


BirthWays Vice President 2011-
BirthWays Meet the Doulas Night Coordinator 2013-2015
East Bay Doula Yahoo Group Moderator 2012-
Doula’s of the East Bay Group Moderator 2013-2015
Bay Area Breastfeeding Support Group Co-Facilitator 2011-


Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)
Bay Area Breastfeeding Support Group
East Bay Doula Group
Doulas of the East Bay
East Bay Postpartum Doula Group
Doulas of Southern California (DASC)
LGBTQ Perinatal Associates of the Bay Area