LAILA, Birth doula & CLC
Laila was called to birth work first through an internship with a home birth midwife
in Upstate NY. She later received her doula certification and moved back home to
Brooklyn where she now works as a birth and postpartum doula as well as a
certified lactation counselor (CLC). In addition to her private doula practice she
works for the NYC Department of Health as a birth and postpartum doula for
Brooklyn families in need. Her interest in birth expands beyond doula work to
include an exhibition on birth in modern and contemporary art as well as an
ethnographic study of midwives and doulas experiences of racial inequity in the
maternal healthcare system of Upstate NY.
Laila finds joy and purpose in supporting pregnant, birthing, and postpartum people
with evidence-based information and compassion, and is trained in the Spinning
Babies technique of fetal positioning as well as in comforting touch and massage.
She loves to share her depth of knowledge on the amazing physiology of birth, and
encourages her clients to find and trust their intuition, bodies, and innate abilities to
birth and to parent. As a prospective midwifery student and former midwives intern
she is well-versed in everything from home birth to high risk medicalized hospital
birth. In her free time she likes to travel and to cook for friends.