IsabellA, Birth & Postpartum Doula, HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator, Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)
I was drawn to birth work through curiosity and intrigue. I could not have anticipated the beautiful, empowering nature of birth and all it encompasses. In 2017, I extended my practice to teaching HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education after doula-ing my first HypnoBirth. After witnessing calm and gentle births, I became wholeheartedly convinced of the power of the mind-body connection during pregnancy and childbirth.
As your birth doula I combine visualization and breathing techniques, positive affirmations, light touch massage and rebozo. Providing nonjudgmental support and evidence-based knowledge, I work professionally with your doctor or midwife and advocate for your birth preferences. During our prenatal visits we discuss your birth as well postpartum planning and breastfeeding basics.
January through June 2017 I lived in Tel Aviv, Israel where I led reproductive health workshops and was mentored by a fellow HypnoBirthing Practitioner with 20+ years experience. I was born and raised in NYC and hold a BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design. I celebrate all family structures and birth choices and am honored to support expectant parents in my home city!