"A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing; She goes where she will without pretense, and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself, and only herself." - Maya Angelou
A doula is only as good as her village!
Rochester is filled with incredible doulas, and I am beyond grateful to regularly collaborate and work with some of them for back up support. If a client is in labor and I am unavailable, these ladies are the ones I call first! They are reliable, trustworthy and really know their stuff! My doula village also extends to many of the amazing members within The Doula Cooperative of Rochester as well.
Adriana knows birth can be an angst-producing, wonderfully-transforming, and empowering. Her goal is to help you navigate the waters, and have a satisfying birth experience, as you define it. Since 2007, she has supported women and their partners through vaginal births, cesarean births, VBACs, homebirth, prematurity, post-dates, back labor, stillbirth and more. Adriana is an advanced birth doula, child sleep consultant, and postpartum educator. She’s an author, speaker, and host of The Birthful Podcast. All part of her quest to help families have a joyful transition into this craziness called parenthood. She's also fluent in Spanish.
Shannon is passionate about supporting women through transformative times in their lives. In 2014, she completed the DONA International birth doula training after becoming infatuated with the process and power of birth. In January of 2016, Shannon had her first child and experienced firsthand how infinitely encouraging the presence of a doula could be, and hopes to share that with as many women as she can. Shannon also practices herbal medicine and has completed a number of apprenticeships with incredible herbalists. She is currently working towards her certification as a women’s herbal educator.