BIRTH & POSTPARTUM DOULA, LACTATION COUNSELOR
Hi! My name is Erica Pinilla, I’m a Birth and Postpartum Doula. I am also a Certified Lactation Counselor.
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 18 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!