BIRTH & POSTPARTUM DOULA
I came across the word ‘doula’ after my own two births, when I was helping a friend of mine with hers. I instantly became fascinated with the process of pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. I helped my friend and some of family members during birth, and helped them and many others as a birth and postpartum doula after their babies were born. Soon after, I decided that this will be my path in life. I loved seeing women so powerful and overcome their fears and worries, birthing their babies with strength and confidence.
My main goal as a doula is to help you feel as safe and comfortable as possible, and, even more importantly, work with you to build your self-confidence regarding giving birth. I believe that birthing happens as much in the mind/soul as in the physical body, and if the mother (and partner) are well informed and aware of what’s happening during pregnancy and birth in her body, it will enable her to keep her calm, strength, and confidence.
Coming from another country, I know how confusing and hard it can be to navigate in a new place. I can help you find your way when you’re preparing for your baby’s birth, be it in a hospital, birthing center, or home. I have experience with New York and Long Island hospitals, midwife practices and home births, so I can help you choose whichever best suits your needs and preferences.
My other passion is natural skin care and essential oils. In the past, I always looked for the ‘right’ products for myself and my family. My interest in organic options made me start experimenting with natural ingredients and DIY recipes. In the process, I became learned about essential oils, and became a certified aromatherapist through The New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. Seeking to reinforce the healing and beautifying qualities of my creams, I began using pure essential oils to find my own blending style. This led to creating a line of chemical-free, organic products, which reflect my own attitude to life: Simple, Natural, and Easy.
As a doula, I discovered the beneficial effect of my oils, creams, and salves on the body and soul of the mothers before and after the birth, as well as for their babies. It followed only naturally that I started to create a line of mama and baby products, that would help mothers relax and heal after the birth.
“My husband and I knew right after our first phone conversation with Bori that she was perfect for us. Her positive energy, calmness and experience was exactly the type of doula we wanted for the birth of our daughter. Throughout labor and delivery she was able to anticipate my needs, helping with massages, offering her essential oils to help with nausea and contractions, keeping me hydrated and really everything. She teamed up extremely well with my husband and he enjoyed partnering with her. Bori didn’t leave the hospital until I was settled and she knew I didn’t need anything else. We are so happy to have chosen Bori as our doula!”
– Serenity & Juan