I am a Childbirth International-certified doula and a childbirth educator. I help women and their partners prepare with information and practical skills so they can make informed choices and have a positive birth experience and confident early parenthood. I am a mother of four children, two of them born VBA2C. I have been actively supporting pregnant women, mothers and their families since 2009. At first I was a breastfeeding peer counselor, then a La Leche League Leader. In 2014 I had an amazing, healing vaginal birth after two Cesareans. This motivated me to become a birth activist starting 2015, hoping to help more women have a natural, active, satisfying birth. I am inspired by the opportunities my work gives me to help women experience the joy of birth. I believe that even if things are not exactly as we expected, the support of a trained professional that we trust – for example a doula – can significantly change the way we feel.
Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communications, American University in Bulgaria (2004)
Certified doula, Childbirth International (2020)
Certified childbirth educator, Childbirth International (2020)
La Leche League Leader (2011)
I teach Active Birth courses based on the model of Childbirth International. During these courses, you will learn at least two breathing techniques, numerous non-pharmaceutical pain relief options, you will try various birth positions. Upon completion of the course, participants know the birth process, the hospital practices and procedures and have a personal birth plan. The group will remain in touch after the course and we will keep discussing questions and concerns as they come up. I will remain active in the group chat until 14 days after the last birth 🙂