NAIMA BECKLES

Doula, Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Counselor, Co-Founder

In the movies birth happens so fast.  Her water breaks, they rush to the hospital, and three pushes later there’s a crying baby. 

I kinda thought that birth would be like that when I was pregnant. 

Luckily, I was introduced to amazing supportive people - doulas, childbirth educators, and care providers who helped me navigate birthing, feeding, and caring for my babies.

Why doesn’t every pregnant person have access to this information and support?

As a doula and childbirth educator, I’m a guiding voice and a hand to hold. I hope to inspire my clients to make informed decisions as they prepare to meet their babies. 

Labor is hard work. It’s easier to embrace that safely when you’re confident and relaxed.

MICHELE ARRIETA

Doula, Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Counselor, Co-Founder

I learned what a doula is by being thrown into the deep end.

The first birth I attended was my good friend’s very long homebirth. But helping women’s reproduction runs in my family. My dad runs a women’s health clinic and my grandfather was an OB-GYN.

As your doula I’ve got your back.

I’ll dig up all the evidence-based materials you might want in order to be confident of all your available options.

As a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor, I’ll break down infant feeding for you (from the breast, the bottle, or both). My intention is to stay tuned into your emotional state throughout the process, while trusting your intuition and body’s wisdom.

I'm a new mom (to the squishiest tub of baby dough) and am currently available for breastfeeding and postpartum support.

NUBIA JONES

Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, Nutritional Health Coach

My journey supporting women during pregnancy, labor and beyond began 15 years ago.

During the birth of my first child, I felt empowered by the support from my midwives and the freedom allowed in a birth center. At that moment it was clear to me that birth was a beautiful process. During the next 7 years I birthed and nursed four more children.

I was born and raised in Washington, DC.  During my career as a doula, I have served on the board of a DC birth center, spoke at pregnancy support groups, and completed an internship with midwives.

My intent is to support the personal choices of women – choices that vary widely in the diverse communities that I serve.

All moms deserve individual nurturing and support while they navigate their journey to care for their families.  The families that I have formed deep connections with are of varying cultural, religious and socio-economic experiences. I’m a mother supporting mothers.

When I’m not at a birth, I enjoy my sons’ baseball games and my daughters’ dance performances.  I love all animals, I have a dog, and I’m a host mom to Aupairs.

KAELEIGH TERRILL

Doula, Baby Nurse

I believe in the strength of women and want to support them to feel empowered and connected to themselves and their bodies. I was inspired to become a doula after learning how disempowered so many women feel during their pregnancies and births.

As a doula I am your biggest cheerleader, support, and advocate. I work hard to help you feel as informed as possible so that you are making the best decisions for you.

In order to offer my best, personalized care, it’s important to establish an emotional and energetic connection and I aim to stay tuned-in to your state throughout. I intend to cultivate trust between us and to support you in your road to trusting your own body and intuition.

In addition to attending births, I run a community garden on the lower east side teaching kids how to grow their own food and am teaching myself herbalism on the side.

DANI KATZ

Doula, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Aromatherapist

I am so excited to join this amazing team at For Your Birth

I grew up in the suburbs outside of New York and moved to the city to complete a degree in nutrition at Hunter College. I have been teaching various types of yoga for the past 5 years and after so many pregnant students started coming to my classes, I finally decided to become a Prenatal Yoga Instructor.

This opened up a whole new world of birthing to me, I hadn't even known what a doula was!

Being in the presence of birth feels so natural and right. I am deeply called to serve women in this capacity. I utilize yoga and breath work during births, and am also an aromatherapist and can work with medicinal grade essential oils during births if desired.

My goal is to hold a calm and blissful space for babies to be born into!

 

BAILEY ROLLINS

Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor

My greatest pleasure as a doula is to witness the confidence, joy and excitement that parents develop through pregnancy, labor and caring for their newborns. 


To my clients, I offer information that supports them as they make empowered choices. I have a background in infancy and early childhood development and experience in several natural healthcare modalities including nutrition, aromatherapy, acupressure and yoga. 


My deepest desire is to provide families with love and care during the tender moments of birth and early postpartum. I hope that they'll take my hand as they climb the mountain and I can't wait to celebrate their hard work when we reach the top!