I’m a birth and postpartum doula with ten years experience helping families grow in health and happiness! I provide judgment-free information and support about pregnancy, birth, infant feeding, and newborn care. My goal is for families to feel thoroughly informed and supported throughout the childbearing journey!
PhD, Italian (2004)
Certified Birth Doula, DONA (2013)
Certified Postpartum Doula, Madriella (2022)
Certified Lactation Counselor, Healthy Children (2014)
Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (2013)
I have been working as a birth doula since 2012, and as a postpartum doula since 2017. I'm a DONA-certified labor doula, Lamaze-certified childbirth educator, Certified Lactation Counselor, Postpartum Doula, and Bereavement Doula. I'm DONA-certified for the use of a TENS unit in labor, a Hypnobirthing doula, and have completed specialized training in optimal fetal positioning, and trained as a homebirth midwife's assistant. I am also the former co-leader of the Northern New Jersey chapter of ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) and facilitator of a new parents group. I have four kids of my own, the first born by csection for failure to progress, and the other three in-hospital vbacs. I often say I'm not just a doula, I'm a doula customer--I've given birth both with and without a doula, and can honestly say, a doula makes a difference! My approach to labor support is "whatever works''! I will help you get the information you need to make your own decisions, and then I support you every step of the way. I have attended everything from homebirth to scheduled csection, so I am very much used to the multiple variations birth can present!