As both a HypnoBirthing Instructor and Doula, I have witnessed countless beautiful HypnoBirths and am consistently in awe of the calm and peace that surrounds them.
I truly understand and honor every stage of the birth and postpartum cycle and offer gentle guidance and support during your transition into parenthood.
I have attended births in hospitals, homes, and birthing centers and have supported almost every type of birth, ranging from scheduled cesarean to completely unmedicated. I'm fully supportive of your ideal birth vision, whatever that may be. I often use essential oils (if requested), Rebozo techniques, guided visualization, Hydrotherapy, Massage, candles (battery operated), and surround sound music/ocean waves.
I'm a full spectrum Certified Labor & Postpartum Doula and Birth Specialist, Certified Lactation & Breastfeeding Counselor, Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Certified HypnoBirthing Instructor, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Certified Dancing for Birth Teacher, Certified Happiest Baby on the Block Instructor and Certified Newborn Care Specialist.
I am originally from France where I obtained a European bachelors degree as a midwife. I have attended around 200 births in France, Belgium and Morocco. I am currently offering my services as a doula.
During some of the births I attended as a midwife, I felt very uncomfortable with the over medicalization of labor. After centuries of institutional deliveries, It seemed to me that women had come to the conclusion that they could only give birth with the use of medication.
I started being really interested in alternative methods and seeking answers to my questions: 'How can I help moms become more autonomous?' 'How can I help fathers play their role?' and especially 'What is my role as a midwife?'
I found all the answers I was looking for in HypnoBirthing and I decided to write my final year dissertation on hypnosis and childbirth. That is when I really started to love my work and to help bring babies into the world according to my beliefs, in harmony with my convictions.
I would be glad to share moments with you, helping you be serene, calm & united before, during and after the birth of your baby.
I’m Myla, a birth doula, childbirth educator, lactation counselor, and artist. My educational background, which includes Nursing, Theater, Psychology, and Drama-Therapy, uniquely contributes to my role as a birth worker. Many people ask how I got into this work, and the truth is, I pretty much stumbled upon it. While studying at Rutgers University, I encountered an opportunity to work as a midwife's assistant in 2006. I honed my artistic craft along with various life skills, yet my deep seeded passion for birth continued to grow.
Eventually I heeded to my life's calling, and have now supported 200+ families as they birthed their sweet babies into the world.
I am incredibly fulfilled and feel fortunate to be a birth worker. I value staying current with research, workshops, and birth related topics. My additional trainings and courses include: certification in Lamaze childbirth education, lactation counseling, midwifery assistance, neonatal resuscitation, the use of rebozo during labor, understanding fetal positioning, aroma therapy, acupressure, massage techniques for labor.
I am educated, highly qualified, and experienced with HypnoBirthing. As I guide my clients through prompts, relaxation techniques, and visualizations into their Hypnobirthing state, this allows for a greater release of endorphins, which is wonderful for labor and birth! I've been often told my voice is warm, clear, and greatly in support of keeping a calm atmosphere.
Dedicated to providing quality, respectful, compassionate support, I want to get to know your family's unique needs so I may best assist you. I am confident that I will be a great resource to you during your pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and during the early infancy of your little one. I am based in Manhattan and work throughout the tri-state area. I look forward to connecting.
"May you have a calm, joyful, and empowered birth experience!"