Edna has 15 years of experience as a DONA International certified Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula and has worked with over 300 families. Additionally, Edna is a Certified Placenta Services Specialist, a Certified Lactation Counselor, and a Childbirth Educator. She is also trained in Comforting Touch for birth, Hypnobirthing, and infant CPR. Edna specializes in working with families with a variety of lived experiences and birthing preferences, including single parents and LGBTQIA+ families, as well as VBAC births, unmedicated births, and twins.
Edna has lived in New York City for 30 years, where both her professional and personal lives have taken root and flourished. She initially worked in the healthcare industry, until her passion for empowering women inspired her to become a Doula. As a proud mother herself, Edna is a fierce advocate for women, committed to providing holistic and strengths-based support to her clients during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and into parenthood.
Edna’s rich background and training, coupled with her tireless drive to provide new moms with the most up-to-date information and the highest quality of care, enables her clients to achieve positive and memorable birth experiences. Through compassionate emotional, physical, and educational support, Edna is committed to working individually with each family to ensure they are able to accomplish their unique birthing goals. Edna also offers comprehensive postpartum support, including lactation advice, newborn care, and she loves to cook delicious meals for her families to enjoy.
Certified Birth Doula, CD(DONA)
Certified Postpartum Doula, PCD(DONA)
Child & Infant CPR, American Red Cross
Certified Lactation Consultant
Certified Comforting Touch
Certified OSHA and EPA Bloodborne Pathogens & Infection Control for Placenta Encapsulators