I am a DONA International certified labor doula, and a certified HypnoBirthing doula in Far Rockaway, Queens.
My partner and I began thinking of expanding our family in 2009. We researched the kind of birth we wanted when a friend coincidentally suggested watching The Business of Being Born.
Not only were we inspired to plan for a homebirth with a midwife and doula, but I was inspired to become a doula after watching the documentary. I was enthralled by the integral role that these selfless women played in the lives of families as they grew. No more than two weeks after seeing the documentary, I registered for a DONA doula training.
I completed DONA training in June 2009, and studied with an amazing doula and Childbirth Educator, Celeste Rachelle;I received DONA certification in September 2010. In February 2010 I certified as a HypnoBirthing Birth Doula with Dr. Morrin Bass, HypnoBirthing Practitioner, and plan on becoming a Certified Childbirth Educator with CAPPA in the summer of 2010.
My experience as a labor doula includes supporting natural birth, inductions, medicated vaginal birth, cesarean birth, and water birth. I provide labor support at home, in a hospital or birthing center in Queens, Nassau County, and parts of Brooklyn. I also assist home births in Manhattan and the Bronx. I look forward to joining you on your journey to motherhood!