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My Story
Painted Leaves

     Hi! My name is Erica, I’m a Birth and Postpartum Doula. I am also a Certified Lactation Counselor. I serve families in New York City and some parts of Long Island. 


     There is something so beautiful that happens at a birth. It is a time when fear and doubts of your ability to do this is pushed aside, and what emerges is a strong, capable, powerful person who was there the whole time! I genuinely believe that everyone deserves to be supported and loved on, with gentleness and kindness during this life changing time.

     As your birth doula I like to take a holistic approach while we work together. I come to you with knowledge, resources, and a team of sisters behind me. I do not have an agenda for your birth, I want to help you in finding the answers you need and respecting those choices. I love using various comfort measures such as counter pressure, essential oils, massage, and of course breathing techniques.


     As your Postpartum Doula, my main focus is you! I want to make sure you are fed, rested and healing. I believe you know what is best for your child, and I will respect any parental choices you make. I have experience in Newborn Care and can help care for your baby. This can be an emotional time; I'll be there to cry and laugh with you. No judgment ever!

     I have always been drawn to birth work. Birth is one of those stories that you just never forget. It has been 19 years for me, and I still remember it like it was yesterday. I was a teen mom who was totally unprepared, and looking back, I know having a solid support system would have made a world of difference. I guess that is where my passion comes from. I want to be that for people! When I learned about Doulas and what they do, there was no turning back. I started my journey and worked really hard to be properly trained to be in this space with you. It’s really an honor to be a witness to such a magical moment, and it requires respect, unconditional support and kindness, I hope to be that for you.

     This is your threshold to cross, however I will be there every step of the way! I trust you, I believe in you, and I trust the process!

My Training
Birth & Postpartum Doula Training
  • Carriage House Birth 2019

  • Infant Feeding Basics with LaShanda Dandrich

  • Manhattan Birth Mentorship 2020

  • Postpartum Healing Lodge 2020

  • Postpartum Belly Binding with La Matriz Birth 2020

  • Cesarean Recovery for Mind, Body and Soul with Raeann Madison2021

  • Mentored by Emilie Rodrigues (Ashe Birthing Services)

  • Grandma's Hands Pregnancy and Postpartum Herbs and Nutrition Course 2021

  • BLS Certified (Infant and Adult CPR)-American Red Cross 2021

Certified Lactation Consultant 

  • Taught by Lea Rivera IBCLC 2020

  • Infant Lactation Feeding Specialist Certified- Taught by Tanya Wills 2021

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