Meredith Bowling owns and operates Birth Takes A Village in Long Beach, CA where she provides doula services and childbirth education. It was her own transformative experience of giving birth that led her to become a Birth Doula (Dona), Postpartum Doula (CAPPA), and a Bradley Method® Childbirth Educator. Meredith’s passion for supporting families through childbirth continued when she became an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor and Childbirth Mentor in 2018. When she is not educating herself on evidence based care, she volunteers her time with Joy In Birthing Foundation in Santa Monica, providing doula services to low income and foster women. Meredith collaborates with other prenatal professionals in her community and speaks out to families on advocacy and prenatal human rights.