Although I have always been fascinated with reproductive health, pregnancy and childbirth my passion really blossomed when I became pregnant with my son.  I could not satisfy my craving to learn more about my body, baby and options.

After the birth of my first child, I formed Marin’s first “alternative” mother’s group to fill my need for community.  Not only did it fill my need, but it filled the needs of hundreds of women across Marin and Sonoma.  What started as a few new mom’s in my home turned into a virtual community of hundreds of local families.

I developed a passion for the early phases of motherhood and felt a strong calling to support other women in the birth and postpartum period.   In 2011, I certified with DTI as a birth and post-partum Doula and also began processing placentas.

Each placenta is completely unique and beautiful in its own way.  Placenta encapsulation is such a simple and sweet way to nourish a new mother during those very vulnerable first few weeks after birth.

Over the past several years I have processed hundreds of placentas and developed a niche in postpartum and overnight care.  Providing specialized support in those early months has been incredibly rewarding.


Ozzie Ozkay-Villa