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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!

 


TESTIMONIALS


Isabella was invaluable to our labor, delivery, and postpartum transition. Her commitment to always continuing her education and research impressed me the most. Approaching childbirth for the first time can be daunting. With expertise in the methods to support mothers best, Isabella gave me a tremendous amount of resources, attentive care and confidence. I honestly cannot imagine having gone through labor and afterbirth without her by my side. I would hire her again without the slightest hesitation.
— Pamela, NYC
Looking back on the recent birth of our first son, my wife and I are in total agreement that Isabella was an invaluable member of our team. Her steady, calm and compassionate manner guided us not only through the laboring process, but also though the prenatal and postpartum phases as well.

Throughout the process, Isabella was supportive and knowledgable, and listened to our wishes while making sure that we were able to achieve our goal of having a natural childbirth. From the initial prenatal visits, Isabella shared much knowledge and tips for an unmedicated approach to labor. During labor she guided us through contractions the entire time with amazing natural pain relief methods that helped massively!

The labor, delivery and the recovery processes was shortened tremendously by hiring a doula, and we could not have achieved what we desired without the support. My wife and I will always cherish the support Isabella gave us on our most special day!
— Jerrell & Will, NYC