“We cannot sing Keiko’s praises enough! We simply could not have done it without her. All births that she attends will be lucky to have her personality, skill set, and emotional and physical support.” – Shannon, 7/26/2012
Big News! BirthFocus is growing! We now offer doula care and childbirth education in Austin, Texas too!
BirthFocus, LLC was founded in 2001 in partnership with Beth Israel Parent Education, in NYC, in an effort to establish a hospital based doula program, allowing women to have more access to doulas and to meet them collectively in a supported and professional environment. Since, BirthFocus has grown tremendously and, in addition to labor support services, now also offers post-partum doula services, childbirth preparation courses, placenta encapsulation services and special workshops and events related to the journey of becoming a new parent.
Our DONA International trained and certified doulas guide women in connecting with their bodies, exploring the wishes for their births, and honor a woman’s need to have the birth experience of HER choice. We firmly believe that every woman who wants a doula deserves one.
- Martina Szarek - Director of Doula Services
- Amber Ford - Seasoned Level 1
- Edna Sperduto - apprentice level 2
- Sara Dick - expert
- Julia Mannes - seasoned level 3
- Fanny Oehl - seasoned level 1
- Carmen Siragna - seasoned level 2
- Esdras Santana - expert
- Kat Raynor - seasoned level 2
- Kate Leddington - seasoned level 3
“I SO enjoyed our postpartum visit, Elizabeth. It was wonderful to recount all the events of the day with laughter and more insight. I feel deeply that your presence in the labor room buoyed me through the pain and discomfort. You helped me tap into my strength and the doubt I felt when I first arrived would have dominoed into a much more medical birth. You are an amazing person and an amazing doula. It is definitely your calling and Austin is lucky to have you here. I am so glad to have had a doula and that our doula was you. I’d love to tell everyone why they should hire you for their birth…because you are AWESOME!” – Ellen W/1st baby