Hi! I am a NYC based certified labor doula, postpartum doula, breastfeeding counselor, placenta encapsulator and HypnoBirthing teacher. I also have a Masters degree in Infancy and Family Development. Being in the presence of birth feels so natural and right. I am deeply called to serve women and their partners in this capacity. It is my core belief that all women deserve to have a joyful and empowering birth experience.
As your birth doula, I will support you in achieving your unique pregnancy and birth goals. In labor, I will help you stay calm and relaxed through discomfort relieving techniques such as varying positions, breath work, the Rebozo technique, massage, aromatherapy and of course all the HypnoBirthing tools! I am proud to assist women in releasing their fears and using hypnosis and deep relaxation in order to have a blissful and transformative birth experience. My primary intention is to stay tuned into your emotional state throughout the process and trust your internal wisdom as a birthing woman and new mother.
In addition to my doula work, I am also a certified Fertile Body Therapist and enjoy assisting couples in achieving their fertility goals with hypnosis and mind body therapies. I am also a children's yoga teacher and certified scuba diver.
Please email HERE to check on Bailey's availability for your birth.
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.