Blossom Birth Services was founded in 1999 by Anna Hurty and began in what used to be a dentist's office. As the need for what we provide expanded, so did our need for a new space. Blossom has now had six homes in the last twenty years and landed at a marquee location at the Corner of California Ave and in Birch in Palo Alto.
This growth over the years has allowed for expanded services. In addition to the original offerings we are beginning to expand Blossom’s reach beyond the confines or our community space. In 2019 we helped launch the Doula Volunteer Program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. This hospital serves Santa Clara County has more than 3K births per year. In 2020 we launched online classes and groups. Community still remains a very important aspect to our staff, instructors and board, but with the increasing difficulty of getting around in the Bay Area, we have to meet parents where they are and provide this additional avenue to connect with Blossom and new parents like them.
Blossom has seen many changes over the years and is supported by a wise Board of Directors, hard working Executive Directors, dedicated staff, donors and volunteers.
Past ED's include: Anna Hurty, Elizabeth Green, Devi Borton, Dorothy Goor, Neri Life-Choma, Hillary Stamper, Pam Fox-Rollin, Shantell Herdon, Mora Oommen, and Dominique Vincent.
Thank you to birth workers across the bay especially old institutions like The Birth Place and its accompanying Resource Center for Pregnancy and Childbirth.