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Holding Hands

Meet the expanded So Zen Family 

Check out these lovely birth professionals currently enrolled in our mentorship program!

My names Bahja Imaan *She/Her*

I am a birth, postpartum, fertility, and bereavement doula. I have always been fascinated by the human body and what we can do and create with it. I am very passionate about birth work and the social justice element attached to it.  After sitting down with my mom one day and hearing all her stories of birthing 10 children, none of these stories fit the beautiful story that I imagined birth would be. After doing my own research and acknowledging the high mortality rate of birthing people in the BIPOC community I felt a strong pull to do something, so I followed through on that intuition and haven't looked back since.


My goal is to help empower birthing people especially those in the BIPOC community to advocate for themselves and to make sure they have the experience they choose to have from conception to postpartum, and not one that is decided. 

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Bahja Imaan
MOVE Birthwork

I feel strongly that women need to be and feel supported at all ages and stages of life, but most especially when bringing new life into the world.  I believe that when we support mothers, we are supporting families, communities, and all of humanity. It is my mission to hold space for mothers during their incredible transformation and ensure they are seen, heard, and loved during their rite of passage.


I am a mother to three, a wife, a daughter, and a woman devoted  to creating a shift in the way we care for mothers. After completing my B.A. in Cultural Anthropology I obtained a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, and went on to volunteer with the Peace Corps in the Philippines for two years. In 2016, after experiencing a powerful homebirth with my first son, I realized the capacity and inherent wisdom of my body, of all women's bodies. Since then I have completed both birth and postpartum doula trainings with DONA, in addition to the Conscious Postpartum Caregiver program with the Center for Sacred Window Studies. I am currently completing Innate Tradition's Baby Care course and working towards my Peristeam Facilitator Certification.  


As a home birth doula my intention is to be a witness and offer hands-on, heart centered support. We trust in the physiologic, innate process of labor and birth and allow labor to unfold naturally. As a conscious postpartum caregiver my intention is to assist in creating a sacred space and tone for the 6 weeks after baby is born. I cook postpartum appropriate meals and offer herbal supports, provide warming body therapies, emotional support, and perform other household tasks to ensure the environment is warm and beautiful. We recognize that by tending to a new mother’s postpartum health, we are tending to her future overall wellness and the health of her baby. This care is traditional, community based, and is rooted in our human design. 


I would be honored to partner with you on your sacred journey.

Hi I'm Tamara!


The birth of a baby (or babies) is a powerful and meaningful moment of transition for a birthing person. Birth is natural, normal, and instinctual. Nurturing support throughout the process of birth and the fourth trimester should be available to everyone.

I’ve loved caring for new families since I was young. In 2009, I was asked to help my youngest sister with her birth as a doula. At that time, I read books and spoke to other doulas in preparation for supporting my sister during her daughter’s birth. I loved the experience and followed my dream of becoming a doula. 

I am a trained birth and postpartum doula ( working toward certification). I have experience with medicated, unmedicated, home and hospital births. I am also a certified Integral Coach, certified through New Ventures West in San Francisco. Integral coaching is life coaching for the whole person ⁠— head, heart, and body. My experience with coaching people during significant life changes enhances my ability to guide families through birth and beyond.

I am the mother to two beautiful boys and one amazing son-in-law. They are my WORLD!

I love doing anything with my family. I love creating and experiencing art in all forms, I love swimming and walking my dog.


Tamara Dorso

My name is Jen Edwards.


I am a wife, a mom-to-be, a certified pre and post natal fitness training specialist, and birth doula. I am here to help you feel strong and empowered about your birth and to support you through your birthing journey and recovery. I love working with all women, but I am thrilled to work with those who are trying to conceive, pregnant, and postpartum. I believe that strength comes from your body, mind and spirit, AND through the support you receive. 


As a doula, I am here to support you both physically, emotionally and mentally, helping you understand your options with evidence based information so you can make the best choices for your family. I believe that the body is miraculous and each of us unique, and therefore there is no right or wrong way to give birth - your journey is your own and I am here in your corner as your unbiased coach and cheerleader. 


The miracle of birth has always put me in a state of awe. I believe that birth is a right of passage and bringing life into this world is something to be cherished - the good, the bad, and the ugly of it all. 


Now that I am in my first pregnancy, I truly understand how important it is to have knowledge of my choices and confidence and trust in my body. As a personal trainer, I am well versed in building self confidence and strength in my clients. We are capable of more than we know. 


If you would like to learn more about me and how I can serve you please reach out. I offer labor support as well as both prenatal and postpartum personal training for preparation for birth and recovery. I would love the opportunity to be a part of your journey.

Current Community Members

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Alicia Stoddard
Birth Spectrum

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Lauren Henderson
Lauren Your Doula


Cat Gomez
Doula Cathy TLC

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Jennifer Anderson
Birth Fusion


Amber Bardini 
The Flower That Blooms

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Kate Hall
Kate Hall

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Rebeca Martin

Past Community Members


Maryssa Hernandez
Maryssa Hernandez

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Kim Stalians
Your Doting Doula

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Hannah-Rose Kent
Into This World Birth

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