Myla

Myla’s background in nursing, theatre, psychology and drama-therapy makes her a comprehensive provider. Before receiving her DONA professional doula training and certification in 2010, Myla helped opening a birth center in Uganda, where she learned techniques from traditional midwives to better support women during labor. She is as comfortable assisting in homebirths as in hospitals, with extensive experience in both. With in-depth training in "high-risk" birth circumstances, she is ready to support VBAC / HBAC mothers, twins (whether vaginal or via Cesarean), as well as vaginal breech deliveries. Her calming and loving demeanor combined with her commitment to create a space free of judgment, filled with creativity and joy, makes Myla the perfect provider for anyone excited to deeply engage in the journey of their pregnancy and birth.

Full Package
Childbirth Class Fast-Track

$450.00
3.5 hours at home meetings covering:
  • Stages of labor
  • Signs of labor
  • Laboring positions
  • Pushing positions
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Interventions
  • C-section
  • Birth plan
  • Immediate after birth
Full Package
Childbirth Class Intensive

$1,000.00
Three x 3-hour at home meetings covering:
  • Nutrition
  • Physiology and anatomy of labor and birth
  • Stages of labor
  • Signs of labor
  • Laboring positions
  • Pushing positions
  • Comfort measures
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Interventions
  • C-section
  • Birth plan
  • Immediate after birth
  • Hypnobirthing basics
  • Life with your newborn
  • Postpartum Sanctuary
  • Breastfeeding 101

We met Myla during a Hypnobirthing class and instantly recognized her expertise and her warmth. Myla was both professional and loving (as her website suggests) from beginning to end. She helped us craft our birth plan and answer challenging questions posed by our healthcare provider and hospital. In addition, she was invaluable in visualizing and preparing for a smooth easy birth. Out of her hands, we actually had a quite challenging birth and I can’t imagine navigating or going through it without her. Her support during and after made our birth story beautiful in its own way. We truly see Myla as an extension of our family and should we be blessed with another child will most definitely use her again.

Christina Winters & Howard Blaustein

Myla’s childbirth education class had a very nice environment where we felt comfortable asking questions and having conversation. Myla had a structured outline to the class, but it was never rigid. We would often go on tangents that turned out to be super helpful. Myla had lots of anecdotes about her past births, so she related past birth experiences and scenarios to questions we had, which was really reassuring and nice. We covered so much material, and the interactive quality of the class really helped us retain it. It was adapted to serve us as participants, as we all were hoping and preparing for a natural childbirth, yet she helped us understand certain situations where interventions may be beneficial. That’s what we wanted. In addition, Myla’s handouts were super helpful, and her guided meditation and imagery exercises were great.

Keiko & Korin

Not necessarily. But we highly recommend it because information is power. Learning what to expect from your birth process is the key to having a peaceful journey. Our childbirth educators will give you the confidence to interface with your clinical team and make sure that you know all your options at every step. Deeply grounding this practice in evidenced based information and conveying it to their clients in a way that is approachable and relatable.
Yes. And whoever else you choose to invite to presence the birth of your baby.
The most optimal time for a childbirth class is between 20 and 30 weeks. It gives you an opportunity to gain knowledge and clarity about the birth process and choices and a postpartum period. Your preferences for birth and postpartum will become more crystallized throughout the class and it will give you more time to plan for whatever your wishes for birth might be. Nevertheless, if you are already past 30 weeks, taking a class will be always beneficial at any stage before labor starts.