Edna is a DONA International certified New York Doula and Postpartum Doula. Additionally, Edna is trained in comforting touch for birth, Hypnobirthing, and is a Certified Independent Placenta Services Provider. Edna takes delight in educating mothers on the various methods of placenta encapsulation and brings a personal touch to her work that has forged lasting bonds with her clients. She has been a doula for over 10 years and is based in lower Manhattan. Edna was born and raised in Israel; after studying Psychology at the University of Tel-Aviv, she came to New York, where both her professional and personal lives took root and flourished. She worked initially in the health care industry until her passion for empowering women inspired her to become a doula. Today, one of Edna’s greatest pleasures is to cook, often using recipes inspired by her Mediterranean background. She also enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her young adult daughter. Her experience as a mother, and her tireless drive to give new moms the highest quality of care, instantly puts her clients in a place of ease and comfort. Edna’s rich background and training, coupled with her deep commitment to supporting women during pregnancy and motherhood, ensure that under her care, couples are able to achieve the unique birth experience they envision.
Birth Doula Essential Package
- Two prenatal meetings at your house
- 24/7 on-call service after 37 weeks
- Continuous presence during labor and delivery
- Immediate breastfeeding support after delivery
- One postpartum meeting at home
- Full email and phone support
- Resources and referrals
We would highly recommend Edna as a doula. Edna was always early - to our meeting, while on call, and even for the post-birth meeting - an excellent characteristic for anyone, especially a doula. She always checked in with us during the pre-pregnancy appointments as well. During delivery, we found her to be compassionate and deeply knowledgeable about the birth process - at each stage providing explanations about what was going on and why which really helped support and give comfort to Mom (and Dad). She was very positive and very energetic about the process. Edna is a very nice person and we were fortunate to have her present at the birth of our daughter.
Lucia and Rob