nurture. honor. educate. empower. birth.
Labor & Postpartum Doula and Childbirth Educator
Serving Central & Southern New Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia Area
“If we are to heal the planet, we must begin by healing birthing.”
- Agnes Sallet Von Tannenberg
So much to think about and so much to do... but take a pause... have you thought much about what you want your birth to FEEL like? What if you could feel powerful? Light? Confident? Joyful? You can. That's where a doula can come in.
A doula isn't your doctor or birth partner... but we can help fill in the gaps to support you in not just having a healthy pregnancy and birth... but to have an empowered and joyful one. I believe all birthing people are capable and deserving of having a birth experience they can feel proud of. You will only live through this pregnancy and birth once... why not make it sublime?
My name is Vanessa, and I am passionate about empowering birthing people and families by providing information, resources, and compassionate care to support them in making the best choices for themselves.
As a person, I am friendly, empathetic, and intuitive. As a professional, I bring a wealth of skills and knowledge about pregnancy and birth, and will work with you to help you bring your baby into the world with joy. Let's talk about how we can work together to bring your birth vision to life...
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My Training & Experience
Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association
Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice
Trained Childbirth Educator &
Birth Arts International
Social Justice Educator & Ally
Experience serving communities of color, LGBTQ families, teen parents, and providing trauma informed care. Over 15 years experience as a public health and sexual and reproductive rights educator, community organizer, and activist.
Prenatal Support &
1-2 home visits and unlimited phone/ email consults to discuss your vision for your birth, your fears and concerns, and provide you with information and resources so you can feel prepared and empowered for birth.
Continuous Child Birth Support
I am trained to help ease your discomfort, encourage you, and support you to find your power during this sacred and beautiful moment in your life.
Postpartum Support: Healing & Baby Care
I will stay with you after your birth to answer your questions, nourish you, and provide breastfeeding support. Additional home postpartum care is also available.
Permission to share photo and quote provided by client.
To discuss my experience with Vanessa, she was nothing short of amazing. My husband and I chose a natural water birth, and without Vanessa I'm not quite sure I would have made it through those contractions without an epidural. Vanessa was attentive, supportive and flexible. She massaged me, brought my fave essential oils, a fan to cool me off during those beautiful sweaty moments, and a medicine ball. She was extremely knowledgeable and ensured that my birthing plan was adhered to every step of the way. Thanks again for being nothing short of phenomenal!