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 creating 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.
Lactation Support Session
- In-person lactation support session at the comfort of your home (or hospital)
- Session covers evaluation, positioning, support with latch, and more
- Education and validation to leave you breastfeeding with confidence
- A follow-up call
Myla was a great help to me when I began to experience trouble with breastfeeding, which was one of the reasons we chose her to be our doula. Her experience and availability to help with the breastfeeding process immediately after birth, and beyond, is definitely appreciated. A few days after the birth of our daughter, I became engorged and had developed cracked, bleeding nipples. I was distraught, and I knew couldn’t continue on doing what I was doing, because it clearly wasn’t working. Myla helped us through this challenge. After a night of minimal rest, lots of crying, and not much breastfeeding, I reached out to her just hours before my baby’s naming ceremony. Without hesitation, Myla rearranged her schedule, even though she had friends and family in town, and came to our house within an hour of my call. She made sure we were getting good latches and stayed until we had to leave and helped us work on new positions that would allow me to continue feeding more comfortably. Myla has remained available for troubleshooting advice as our baby gets older. Things are going much better for us all. Thanks for the support, Myla!
Tristin and Josh