Blyss has been involved in the natural birth world since the birth of her first son in 1992.
In 2006 Blyss co-founded and operated The Sanctuary Birth & Family Wellness Center. This was a culmination of her years of experience as a natural birth advocate, educator and environmentalist. The Sanctuary was the first of its kind; a full spectrum center where midwives, doctors and other holistic practitioners collaborated to provide thousands of Los Angeles families care during the prenatal and postpartum periods.
The collaboration model afforded her the opportunity to worked closely with many of our local birth heroes, Dr. Stuart Fischbein, Ricki Lake, Marina Alcuzar, Aleks Evangeulidi, Suzanne Arms, Elliot Berlin and many many more talented midwives and educators.
Longing for an intimate traditional midwifery practice similar to the ones that had supported her 3 pregnancies, Blyss closed the center in 2015 allowing her to pursue yet another long held dream of becoming a midwife herself. Studying under both Dr. Fischbein and many skilled midwives Blyss was fortunate to learn the art of midwifery in addition to the unique skill of delivering Breech, Twins and VBACs.
Currently Blyss (aka Birthing Blyss) supports families on their journey as a home birth midwife, child birth educator, placenta encapsulator, and a natural birth and family consultant. At the heart of all of Blyss’ work is a deeply rooted belief in the brilliant design of our bodies, the symbiotic relationship between baby and mother, the power of the human spirit and the richness that honoring birth as a rite of passage and resurrecting lost traditions can bring to our high tech low touch lives.