Francie, MS and MEd, Birth Doula, & Hand Expression Educator
Francie Webb is a mom of two who lives in Harlem, NYC. She decided to become a birth doula after experiencing two transformative births, the first, a beautiful hospital birth with the support of a doula, and the second, an accidentally unassisted home birth when her birth team, including the same doula, didn't make it on time. You may have seen the photo of her giving birth the second time - it went viral and can now be seen all over the world. Francie believes that birth can be an empowering experience for anyone giving birth, no matter how it happens. Francie spent fourteen years as a middle school teacher and loved every minute of it. Francie is the founder and CEO of TheMilkinMama, a small business dedicated to teaching hand expression of breast milk, and the author of the highly-reviewed book Go Milk Yourself: You Have Power. Express It! She believes in helping parents have more power, more freedom, and less stress. Francie loves her two astonishing children, being outdoors, yoga, meditation, reading, writing, traveling, spending time with friends, date nights with her husband, and any opportunity she gets to relax with her family. Also she loves BIRTH, including all that comes before and after. Francie graduated from Duke University and earned Masters Degrees from Pace University and Bank Street College of Education. In addition to an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant - she’s currently in training), she hopes to become a midwife one day.