Providing birthing services for busy modern moms is my passion! Whether you take my evidence-based “Informed and Mindful Birthing Class” online with me or want postpartum care, my job is to put you first.
Services for Moms & Moms-To-Be
As a trained postpartum doula and childbirth educator, through the Long Island Doula Association (LIDA), I strive to use my training and my experience as a modern mom to help all in need, whether acting as your postpartum doula, or instructor in childbirth classes and even online birthing classes.
Online group classes for your convenience
Get the care you need after delivery
Postpartum Doula Services
Informed & Mindful Birthing
Labor is not the right time to learn about the birth process. I had trouble finding a birthing class near me that fit my needs so I took an online class, which inspired me to become a professional educator. My childbirth classes will prepare you with the most up-to-date best-evidence practices for labor, including comfort techniques from the Lamaze and Bradley methods. Birth doesn’t have to be scary and anxiety inducing. Join me to learn how your child’s birth can be more comfortable, joyful and beautiful. We have online birthing classes for your convenience!
Postpartum Doula Services for Modern Moms & Families
Whether you’re delivering or adopting, bringing home a baby can feel overwhelming. Don’t worry. I’m here to help you transition into this new family dynamic and teach you the tools you need to feel confident in your parenting abilities. A postpartum doula can support you emotionally and physically, aid in breastfeeding success, show you how to calm baby, give you an extra pair of hands for household chores and perhaps most importantly – let you get some much needed sleep!
Pelvic What? The pelvic floor is the layer of muscles that stretch under the pelvis and support the inner organs (bowels, uterus, and bladder). I had never heard of the pelvic floor until I started learning about pregnancy and birth. Even though I was already suffering from and getting treated for a pelvic floor dysfunction long before I became pregnant, no one, not my OB or physical therapist, explained what the pelvic floor muscles did and how they could impact my well-being. Turns out, as I would later learn, my pelvic floor could wreak a lot of havoc on my body during pregnancy and labor. My pelvic instability lead to symphysis pubis disorder that caused excruciating pelvic girdle pain that still lingers today, one year after I gave birth. The pulling on...
I'm a postpartum doula on Long Island. The first response I get when I tell someone this is, "What is a postpartum doula? What do you do?" The answer is quite simple and the service is a life-saver for many. Mothering The Mother My job is to help Long Island postpartum moms who have recently birthed or adopted a baby. I help them cope, adjust, heal, and feel confident in their parenting. How do I do this? Well, I provide a myriad of services that combine into a practice of care and support. The first tenant of being a postpartum doula is to "Mother the Mother." Us doulas believe that every mama deserves to be nurtured with compassion; so, our role is to give motherly love and support. We don't replace any client's mom or other family member. In fact, we...
Coping During Natural Birth Pain. How Do I Do It? Is coping through natural birth pain possible? This is the most frequent question I get from moms, whether they're approaching their first or fifth birth. Labor pain appears to be the number one concern about birthing. Many believe an epidural is their only option. But I'm here to tell you, that there are more natural alternatives than you may think. If having a natural, meaning no medical interventions, birth is important to you, then you're going to want all the information you can get on coping with labor pain. And yes, I'm saying pain. Some educators don't like to use the "p" word, mostly because as soon as we hear that word we tense up and think of it negatively. But I want to be realistic here. Yes, it...
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