lily, birth & postpartum doula
Lily is a Birth and Postpartum Doula with a longstanding interest in women’s health. Her own experience navigating the medical system led her to research different approaches to healthcare, including body literacy, fertility awareness, and herbal medicine. She also completed a yoga teacher training which deepened her understanding of anatomy, physiology, and body-mind practices. At the same time, birth was becoming a hot topic in the news and, working for a public radio station, she felt deeply connected to the stories she was hearing.
Lily dove deep into the world of birth, learning as much as she possibly could and exploring the many ways she could support birthing parents. She began seeing midwives for her own care and began to explore midwifery as a professional path. She trained with Doula Trainings International in June 2018 and has been serving families in NYC ever since.
A singer and former jazz DJ, people often comment on Lily's calming voice and grounding presence. She believes strongly in education and choice for the birthing person and works hard to make sure her clients have the information, tools, and support they need to optimize and individualize their birth experiences. As a postpartum doula, Lily specializes in keeping families nourished with healthy, delicious and comforting food.
Originally from Boston, Lily earned her undergraduate degree from Ithaca College. She lived in New Orleans for three years before moving to New York City in early 2018.