We are a group of dedicated birth professionals formed Bay Area Birth Information with the vision of creating a stronger community of support and education for birthing families in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a network of providers in the Silicon Valley and Peninsula — reaching from Morgan Hill to Burlingame — BABI provides a centralized resource, making it easy for Bay Area parents to learn how to have a healthy and positive birth experience. BABI is the only non-profit, non-affiliated pregnancy and parenting resource of its kind in the South Bay and Peninsula.
Bay Area Birth Information (BABI) promotes awareness of informed choice and evidence-based care in order to reduce unnecessary birth interventions, improve breastfeeding success rates, and preserve healthy mother/baby/family attachments.
BABI’s mission is based on the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS), a nationwide effort to promote healthy, natural childbirth.
BABI Board of Directors
RN, BSN, NCS, HCHD
Kimberly is a registered nurse, doula, and birth photographer. She’s loved babies for as long as she can remember! Her goal is that every mother has a positive birth experience. Kimberly became a nurse in 2002. She is an active member in the birth community and joined BABI in 2012.
Dr. Julie Tran-Olive
Dr. Julie Tran-Olive, ND, LAc, is a native of San Jose, CA. She earned a BA in Psychology from The University of Redlands in CA. During her undergraduate studies, she interned at the Loma Linda Behavioral Medical Center as a Behavioral Health Specialist. Inspired by the idea that there is more to healing than just changing brain chemistry, Dr. Tran-Olive decided to pursue a career in naturopathic medicine as an avenue to explore whole person healing.
Anjali is a Chiropractor and Functional Medicine practitioner, specializing in Pregnancy & Pediatrics. She has had a lifelong passion for working with and being around children. Her hope to help families make more informed decisions about their health is what led Anjali to become involved with BABI. She has been a BABI member since 2007, and has served in various roles on BABI's Board of Directors since 2008. Anjali is looking forward to helping build a stronger presence for BABI in the community and to see the BABI Resource Guides in the hands of every new and expectant family!
General Board Member
My name is Christine Vermeersch. I am a doula and also a mommy of six children. I love to assist women with their births and I have had the privilege to witness this most sacred event for several years. When I am not helping mommies birth their babies I enjoy spending time with my own children, knitting, reading and gardening.