Cynthia Gabriel is a well-respected author, doula, and childbirth educator with a passion for helping families navigate their journey through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. With over 20 years of experience in the field, she has become an authority in the areas of childbirth education, labor support, and women’s health.
Her career as a doula began in 1998 and since then, she has attended over 1,000 births, providing emotional, physical, and informational support to mothers and their partners before, during, and after birth. It is through her experiences in the labor room that she was inspired to write her first book, Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds, which quickly became a bestseller and has been recommended by midwives, obstetricians, and birth educators worldwide.
In addition to her work as a doula, Cynthia is also a certified childbirth educator and has trained thousands of couples in the art of natural childbirth. Her unique approach to childbirth education goes beyond the traditional class format and encompasses a holistic understanding of childbirth that empowers women, inspires partners, and enriches life.
Cynthia’s most recent book, The Fourth Trimester Companion: How to Take Care of Your Body, Mind, and Family as You Welcome Your New Baby, is a comprehensive guide to postpartum recovery and beyond. It provides practical advice and emotional support for the challenges that come when caring for a newborn while also taking care of oneself. Whether dealing with sleep deprivation, breastfeeding difficulties, or postpartum mood disorders, this book provides the guidance and encouragement that new parents need during this critical time.
Cynthia is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars around the world and has been featured in various media outlets with her writings and comments. She currently resides in San Francisco with her husband and children but works with families across the United States and beyond.
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