Birth Doula/Postpartum Caregiver/Breastfeeding Counselor
Hi, my name is Anna
I am a Holistically trained Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula & Breastfeeding Counselor providing support in the NYC area, in person and virtually.
Who am I?
First of all I am a mother of three amazing children. Birth of each one of them taught me so much! Hospital birth, followed by homebirth with an amazing midwife and finally free birth with only my older children and my closest friend present.
All those experiences are the reasons,why I decided to take the path of supporting women and couples on journey of parenthood.
I see pregnancy, birth and postpartum period as a Rite of Passage and always feel deeply honored to be part of this event.
With Master Degree in Translation, for many years I worked as a Medical Interpreter in all major hospitals in New York City.
Then, after taking my first (of many) birth doula trainings back in 2017, I knew instantly that is exactly what want to do.
Now after having supported close to 50 births, I feel absolutely honored to do what I feel is my life calling.
Let's Create COMMUNITY
INNATE POSTPARTUM CARE
Planning for the Fourth Trimester Course
8 hour online and in-person class series
"Maternal health is not only relative to Mothers themselves - but also to children and families - as children's health is contingent upon Mother's health".
Rachelle Garcia Seliga
Group and Individual classes available.
In-person and virtual option.
Please contact me to coordinate times.
Please see menu for more information.
This is what people are saying about this class:
"We needed a person like Ania! Thank you! She brightened us up and gave us many valuable tips about the postpartum period - the importance of which is often overlooked. She told us about practices that help you recover quickly after delivery. she shared her knowledge about the topic of childbirth itself as well".
How I Assist
As a respected Birth Coach, I pride myself in providing you and your partner with care, understanding, information, and support throughout, during, and after the birthing process. Our initial meeting will help me tailor my packages to fit your needs. To schedule an initial consultation, or to learn more about my practice, please contact me at 646-637-5745 or e-mail me at email@example.com
TRAININGS and SKILLS
Upon becoming a parent, I knew I wanted to work with women and for women. Since then I've been undertaking various trainings with a desire to expand, and deepen my knowledge and skills. I invite you to review my qualifications and experience below.
BIRTH DOULA TRAINING
DONA International Birth Doula training with Debra Pascali-Bonaro
GO DIAPER FREE CERTIFIED COACH TRAINING
PREPARING FOR CARING: TOUCH&HANDLING PRACTICES
Workshop at Babie's Project
Teaching touch and handling babies for parents and caregivers
COMFORTING TOUCH FOR DOULAS with Yiska Obadia
How to use touch and various comfort techniques to support women in labor.
November to December 2017
CERTIFIED BREASTFEEDING COUNSELOR
Breastfeeding Counselor Certification Training with Leah Rivera, IBCLC
CERTIFIED INNATE Postpartum Care Provider
Training with Traditional Midwife Rachelle Garcia Seliga
Deep dive into understanding physiological needs of a postpartum period.
Postpartum Traditions around the world, nervous system, food, warming therapies, bodywork, physiology of postpartum healing and recovery.
Some Lives are like Shooting Stars: Life and Death in the NICU
Workshop with Kat Kowalski at the Open Center in NYC
VAGINAL STEAM FACILITATOR
Vaginal Steam Facilitator Course with Steamy Chick
Traditional art of using the healing properties of warmth and herbs to support women's health.
April- May 2018
Full Spectrum Doula
7-week long Full Spectrum Doula training with Ancient Songs Doula Services
June 2018 Holistic Hospital Doula Training with Independent Midwife Whapio Diane Bartlett
CERTIFIED HOLISTIC HOSPITAL DOULA
Holistic Hospital Doula Training with Independent Midwife Whapio Diane Bartlett
ADVANCED HOLISTIC DOULA
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY OF BIRTH
Advanced studies in Anatomy and Physiology, Prenatal Care, Holistic Birth, Meditation and Conflict Resolution and Placenta Medicine.
October 2018-September 2020
Mentorship Program at Manhattan Birth
Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula Certification
2-year long mentorship with Tanya Wills, homebirth Midwife.
SPINNING BABIES WORKSHOP
Spinning Babies workshop with Lorenza Holt
November 2019 Pregnancy and Infant Loss Advocate on line course with Nneka Hall
PREGNANCY AND INFANT LOSS ADVOCATE
November 2019 Holistic Doula Certification Training
CERTIFIED HOLISTIC DOULA
February 2020 Ceremony Facilitator
CEREMONY FACILITATOR CERTIFICATE
April 2020 Bonding Disruption and Repair Therapies class with Ellynne Skove
BONDING DISRUPTION AND REPAIR THERAPIES
2020 Complete Guide to Freebirth by Free Birth Society
FREEBIRTH preparation course
May 2020 Closing the bones ceremony in Postpartum Time
REBOZO and CLOSING THE BONES CEREMONY TRAINING
October 2020- January 2021
PHYSIOLOGIC BABY CARE CLASS SERIES
March 2021 - December 2021