What makes the families of Santa Cruz and the San Francisco Bay Area so special?

Diversity.  Individuality. Unapologetic Authenticity!

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WELCOME

Bay City Doulas celebrates your uniqueness, heralds your diversity, and is committed to helping you navigate this exceptionally personal journey; your journey into parenthood!

Whether you’re a trendsetting city dweller, a tech-savvy Silicon Valley family upstart, or you’re rooted in the rich soil of Santa Cruz, what matters most is what you have in common. You are about to welcome a baby into your hearts and homes.

You are making a tiny human (really!) and you are entitled to a personalized experience! Doula services customized to who you are, what you want, and offering the skilled support that you need.

With a mutual passion for supporting the diverse and unique families of the Bay Area, Cosima Wright and Anathea Abele have partnered to create Bay City Doulas, a doula agency devoted to championing and embracing the individuality of every baby, and each expectant family.

With a mutual passion for supporting the diverse and unique families of the Bay Area, Cosima Wright and Anathea Abele have partnered to create Bay City Doulas, a doula agency devoted to championing and embracing the individuality of every baby, and each expectant family.

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Meet Cosima & Anathea:

With a partnership steeped in worldly wisdom and decades of experience, their supportive services are amplified by their continuing education and the guidance of their trusted global certification organizations.

Their accumulated knowledge enables them to thrive as experts within varied family dynamics. Their understanding of the importance of inclusivity, cultural difference, and personal choice make this dynamic duo and their team a top choice for families seeking skilled doula care in the Bay Area and Santa Cruz.

"Cosima possesses that perfect balance of confidence in knowing what the right approach is in a given situation as well as the emotional intelligence needed to provide emotional and physical support to babies, young children or anyone in her care. Her calm and lovely demeanor always made us feel safe, comfortable, and well cared for. We recommend Cosima for anyone seeking a loving and competent Doula."

"Anathea was a crucial part of my postpartum recovery and our transition into a family of four. As soon as she walked through the door, she commanded the household with compassion, professionalism and skilled knowledge. It was amazing how easeful she was able to multi-task during the 4 hour appointments. I would feel nourished with her herbal medicines, revitalized with her help getting a shower or some time in the sun, the house got cleaned, laundry done and she was even able to fit in special playtime with my 4 year old daughter."

"I had a pleasure to work with Cosima for more than 2 years. Cosima is a great communicator & very caring person. She provided excellent support to our family -  very responsive to our questions and she provided excellent advice. I highly recommend working with Cosima, she is very reliable and caring."

"Anathea draws upon her years of experience working with families and her intuitive approach to baby and mama care for a service that is invaluable during such a tender time in a new mother's life. My family is grateful to have had her be part of our 4th trimester and would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to make the transition into motherhood feel more gentle and supported."