After years of working as a nurse, midwife, co-founder of Natural Resources and childbirth educator, Chris began Mama Circle in the early 90's. It evolved in response to a community need to have a weekly meeting place for pregnant and new moms to talk about the physical and emotional changes of motherhood together.
Over the years it has become a place for mothers to safely share their experiences and solutions. It is a community.
Chris has expanded mama to mama's services to include lactation consulting and education services as well.
She birthed three children in three very different ways, and loves circling with women for strengthening community and spirit.
Chris Pritchard, B.S., R.N., Doula, C.L.E.C., I.B.C.L.C. (Lactation Consultant)
(650) 728-3950 home
(415) 309-4495 cell
Chris has been working with childbearing families for over 30 years, including hospital nursing care in psychiatry, labor and delivery, alternative birth centers, newborn nursery, postpartum, and teenage mother programs.
She apprenticed with direct entry midwives and certified nurse midwives and helped in home births and doula care for 20 years.
Chris co-created Natural Resources, a childbirth resource center in San Francisco and co-created the first doula training program in San Francisco and shortly thereafter birthed her third child.
She has studied at the Motherpeace School of Female Shamanism, a practice which she has integrated into her life and work.
Chris is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Certified Lactation Education Counselor.
She is currently working with Dr. Jan Rydfors, of the Freyja Clinic in Redwood City, providing Lactation Counseling for patients in their homes.
Chris carries a current Registered Nurse Licensure in the state of California and is a member of the following organizations:
International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
United States Lactation Consultant Association
Mama's Resource Network, S.F.
San Francisco Doula Group