“As a Doula, Every birth I have worked motivated me more and more. Each time I heard another baby let out their first cry, witnessed a woman become a superhuman, and a father become the proud guardian of his family, this led me to become more passionate about my work. In order to become a midwife under a specific license I had to find a preceptor to apprentice with. However this part of my journey led me to find out how similar a midwife was to a unicorn in places like New York City; they exist but are hard to find. In my research I found it appalling that there wasn’t an existing nationwide, directory of birth workers. There was no “yellow pages” for the services of a Doula, midwife, breastfeeding consultant, or any one pertaining to the Maternity industry. In knowing that a baby is born every 8 seconds in the United States; this was unacceptable to me.” ~Birthing A New Culture, Yasmintheresa Garcia
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To insure women make informed decisions for the better of their physical and mental health, family, and future. To reduce the effects of postpartum depression through continuous support. I hope through my work I am able to empower women and guide them in their rehabilitation of knowing that their power lies in them. I encourage all woman to stand confident in their strength and purpose to do what only they, were created to do.
What is a Doula?
The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.
Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.