Ronit April Varga is a postpartum doula in the San Francisco Bay Area. With years of experience running a fulfilling and successful massage therapy business in the Bay Area, Ronit was seeking another way to provide her gifts in life. From two significant past experiences in her life, she was drawn to the field of a postpartum doula.
First was the birth of her child, which was saved by her own postpartum doula, Ms. Petty Lupintski. Petty made her birth experience a safe journey. Petty showed Ronit the ropes of being a first-time mother while supporting not only her but her husband.
The second was postpartum depression. Prior to birthing her son, Ronit was on top of the world. She had a deep sense of self and was ready to jump into motherhood. Within months, Ronit entered a deep postpartum depression. She was shut down and just a shell of who she was before birth.
Thankfully, her doula Petty was on the lookout for and recognized the signs of postpartum depression and was able to work with Ronit and connect her with more resources to get the help she needed.
Petty’s role as a doula stayed with Ronit for the rest of her life, leading her to this line of work.
Today Ronit is the proud mom of two outstanding sons, aged 15 and 20. She is an avid supporter of body awareness and movement as a tool for empowering connection to self and the people around you.
As a doula, Ronit is committed to being there for her clients with nurtured and nourished compassion, patience, and evidence-based care.
Your family legacy starts with a proud beginning, and Ronit will allow an extra hand, ear, and companion to support the parents you become.
Postpartum training at San Francisco Natural Resources Center, November 2021
Birth doula training at San Francisco Natural Resources Center, May 2023
Spinning Babies Basics at John Muir Hospital, May 2023
Volunteer Birth Doula program at Berkeley Alta Bates Hospital with Hospital Friendly Doulas, September 2023–Ongoing