Elizabeth Casasnovas-Calderon

Birth Doula
Beacon, New York
14 years of experience
About me

Birth doula for 11 years, 250 births attended. DONA International doula initially trained by Debra Pascali-Bonaro (Orgasmic Birth), Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), Lamaze Childbirth Educator, supporting high risk pregnancies: VBACS, Advanced maternal age & more. Placenta encapsulation services. Hypnobirthing doula. Spinning Babies. Yoga Teacher. Reclaiming ancestral birth practices for healing and sealing the birth journey with postpartum sobadas and closing of the bones ceremony.


Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, City University of New York (2006)

Certification and training

200-hr Yoga Teacher Training in Therapeutic Yoga (2010)

Doula training, DONA (2010)

Energy work level I - IV, IRECA Life Quality Project (2011)

HypnoBirthing Doula, Mongan Method (2011)

Cranial Sacral Therapy and Rebozo (2011)

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, Open Center (2011)

Spinning Babies, Gail Tully (2011)

Yoga Birth Method, Dorothy Guerra (2011)

TENS for Labor and Post Partum, Renew Physical Therapy (2012)

Bereaved Parents, Dr. Peggy Regensberg (2012)

Postpartum Depression, Dr. Peggy Regensberg (2012)

Breastfeeding with Lea Rivera, IBCLC (2012)

Lamaze Childbirth Educator, Judy Lothian and Allison Walsh (2012)

Parent-Infant Massage, Loving Touch at Swedish Institute (2013)

Essential Oils Before, During and After Labor, Renew Physical Therapy (2013)

Rebozo, Gena Kirby (2013)

Restorative Exercise for Alignment, Birthing Mechanics & Pelvic Floor, OM Factory (2013)

Diastasis, The Dia Method (2013)

Neonatal Resuscitation, Karen Strange, CPM (2014)

AHA BLS (CPR & AED & First Aid) (2015)

Lactation Counselor (CLC), The Center for Breastfeeding (2015)

Birth Doula Acupressure During Labor Aromatherapy Babywearing Belly Binding Birth and Lactation Birth Assistant Birth Photographer Birth Support Birth Trauma Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Breastfeeding Consultation Breastfeeding Support Childbirth Education Fibroids Herbal Postpartum Care Home Birth Hypnobirthing Method Labor Doula Lactation Consultation Latch Issues LGBTQ+ Loss and Bereavement Doula Low Milk Supply/Over Supply Mindfulness Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Nipple and Breast Pain Placenta Encapsulation Postpartum Adjustment Postpartum Doula Care Prenatal Yoga Returning to work (pumping, breastmilk storage, etc) Sibling Preparation Somatic Techniques Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum Telehealth Water birth Yoga

English, Spanish

Service introduction

Birth doula, lactation counselor, childbirth educator, placenta encapsulation, postpartum support

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