I have worked in women's health for many years and have always been fascinated with pregnancy and birth. After many years as a childcare provider for newborns and infants, I made the change to become a doula. My choice was solidified after the birth of my niece - seeing how amazing and powerful my sister was. I am elated to devote my time supporting and encouraging mothers and families as they prepare to welcome a new member to their family.
I hold a Bachelors degree from the University of Maryland in Behavioral and Community Health. I am a Certified Birth Doula through DONA International and am a certified HypnoBirthing Doula. In addition, I provide postpartum support and teach childbirth education
As a doula, I aim to guide you through labor and birth through providing a calm, supportive, and encouraging environment using methods of HypnoBirthing. Learned breathing techniques along with visualizations and imagery aid in guiding the mind and body to relax, building confidence, and releasing tension. This leads to a more peaceful and carefree birth experience.
Please email HERE to check on Erica's availability for your birth and to be put in touch.
In 2014 I had a transformative experience with hypnosis which led me to birth work and reproductive health.
After supporting my first HypnoBirthing family, I certified with the HypnoBirthing Institute to share these techniques with families wishing to release fear and anxiety around the birth process. Witnessing this HypnoBirth ingrained in me the power of the mind-body connection during birth and beyond.
After supporting dozens of hospital births, I now only work with families choosing home birth. During our prenatal meetings we talk in depth about your birthing wishes, postpartum plans and breastfeeding. We also spend time getting to know one another, and share at least one meal together. In your birth I serve you in your birthing power by offering support and guidance as desired, as you move through your unique birth process.
In addition to practicing birth work, I teach Fertility Awareness Method and offer Hypnosis for healing.
I am honored to support expectant parents of my home city!
Please email HERE to check on Isabella's availability for your birth and to be put in touch.