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About

Erika

I am a trained birth and postpartum Doula by the Indie Birth Association and Blissful Birthing, TN  and co-founder of Virtual Birth Collective.  I consider myself a Traditional Birth Worker/Birthkeeper but use the word doula to describe more-so of what I do. I have been studying physiological birth since 2016 although, my devotion to birth work started in August of 2019 after the freebirth of my son . I am a natural childbirth advocate who is in this work to walk along women who desires a natural birth. I hold an Associate of Science in Psychology, studied Viniyoga at The Well in Nashville, I also hold an active BLS/CPR certification.

Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by nature and the organic process of life; biology has always been my favorite subject and how organism interact with their environment. It has always been in me to help, or be of resource, to guide, or just simply share wisdom. I was born and raised in beautiful country side, island of Puerto Rico until the age of 12 and have been in Tennessee ever since. I have experienced three totally different births of my own. My first birth was in 2002, an epidural, OBGYN hospital birth. Second birth in 2016 via induction with a CNM. My last birth in 2019 was a Freebirth / unassisted at home. I believe all these experiences shaped me to be here today as a birth worker and share everything that I have learned with others through lived experiences and training.

I fully trust the strength of women and the miracle of birth in which we was born into. I am proud to serve families throughout the Middle Tennessee area. I specialized in physiological homebirth and emotional support that families during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum honoring the mother and natural healing.

Every birthing person deserves to have someone there to guide and assist them in making intuitive decisions about their pregnancy and birth. Also, reminding them that they can trust the strength and power their bodies and intuition hold. One of my mission's is to care and support marginalized communities and be inclusive. To learn more about my services, feel free to contact me.

On my spare time I love spending time with my partner and kids, go for hike or a walk around my neighborhood, just being outdoors, coloring, or reading anything birth :)

Education and Continue Development :

Birth Doula Training Blissful Birthing TN Aug. 2019

Postpartum Doula Training Blissful Birthing TN Sept. 2019

Baby Loss Training Blissful Birthing TN Sept. 2019

Birth Warrior Doula Project Indie Birth Association Oct. 2019 - June 2020

Spinning Babies Workshop Tammy Ryan May 2020

Birth Photography 101 Training Birth Becomes Her Aug. 2020

Certified in Wise Woman & Ayurveda Womb Massage & Belly Binding Inner Sun & Moon Dec. 2020

Evidence Based Birth Professional Membership Dec. 2020

Birth Trauma Training for Birth Workers Dr. Erin Bowe 2020-2021

Breech Without Borders 2020-2021

Vaginal Steaming 2020-2021

Herbalism Student with IndigeMama Panquetzali (Healer, Herbalist); Divine Birth Wisdom (Herbalist, Doula, CLC); Aviva Romm, MD (Midwife, herbalist); Maria Benedetti (Herbalist)

Future trainings / education that I feel called to bring to my community as we bring more Alternative and & Holistic practices for healing: 

Herbal Medicine for Women by Aviva Romm, MD, Midwife, Herbalist $2,150.00

Birthkeepers Mentorship Cohort by Whappio Barlett THe Matrona $3000.00

Donations to make these dreams come true are highly appreciate it. I can't do it without you, you can click here for your generous donation.

 

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