Carmen Oates

Carmen is passionate about supporting women in childbirth, and captivated by the miracle of new life. Originally from Nicaragua, Carmen immigrated to San Francisco with her family when she was a little girl. Through her family’s challenges, she learned the power of supporting and being supported by others and comes from a family of strong, creative and resilient women who have inspired her to love people.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Santa Clara University and a master’s degree from the Wheaton College Graduate School where she studied spiritual formation. She has experience supporting birth at home, in the hospital and at free standing birth centers. She is happy to support you in whatever setting you choose. She is a DONA certified birth doula. She is Rebozo certified, Hypnobabies trained, and a new Evidence Based Birth® Instructor.