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!"