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.