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
Postpartum Doula Essential Package

$3,000.00
  • 5 in-person support sessions at your home (3 to 4 hours/session) within the first 2 weeks of baby’s birth
  • Sessions set to the schedule that works best for you
  • 1 hour prenatal visit to connect before baby arrives (if package is purchased before birth)
  • Postpartum Sanctuary planning
  • Sessions tailored to your needs are focused on:
  • Knowledgeable Breastfeeding Support
  • Newborn Care and Education
  • Maternal Postnatal Care as they recover from vaginal birth or cesarean birth
  • Nourishing Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping and Errands
  • Sibling Care
  • Bathing, diapering, and umbilical cord care
  • Soothing and Swaddling Techniques
  • Assistance in understanding and reading your baby’s cues for feeding and sleeping
  • Baby Wearing
  • Processing the birth experience
  • Resources and referrals
Full Package
Postpartum Doula Plus Package

$6,000.00
  • 10 in-person support sessions at your home (3 to 4 hours/session) within the first 6 weeks of baby’s birth
  • Sessions set to the schedule that works best for you
  • 1 hour prenatal visit to connect before baby arrives (if package is purchased before birth)
  • Postpartum Sanctuary planning
  • Sessions tailored to your needs are focused on:
  • Knowledgeable Breastfeeding Support
  • Newborn Care and Education
  • Maternal Postnatal Care as they recover from vaginal birth or cesarean birth
  • Nourishing Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping and Errands
  • Sibling Care
  • Bathing, diapering, and umbilical cord care
  • Soothing and Swaddling Techniques
  • Assistance in understanding and reading your baby’s cues for feeding and sleeping
  • Baby Wearing
  • Processing the birth experience
  • Resources and referrals
Full Package
Welcome Home Package

$3,400.00
  • Meet your postpartum doula the first day at home to settle you in
  • Choice of:
  • First night overnight doula + 2 in-person support sessions at your home
  • OR 4 in-person support sessions at your home (2.5 to 4 hours/session) within the first 2 weeks
  • Sessions set to the schedule that works best for you
  • 1 hour prenatal visit to connect before baby arrives (if package is purchased before birth)
  • Postpartum Sanctuary planning
  • Sessions tailored to your needs are focused on:
  • Knowledgeable Breastfeeding Support
  • Newborn Care and Education
  • Maternal Postnatal Care as they recover from vaginal birth or cesarean birth
  • Nourishing Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping and Errands
  • Sibling Care
  • Bathing, diapering, and umbilical cord care
  • Soothing and Swaddling Techniques
  • Assistance in understanding and reading your baby’s cues for feeding and sleeping
  • Baby Wearing
  • Processing the birth experience
  • Resources and referrals

Myla was an amazing postpartum doula. When I first met her, I new instantly that she was the right person for the job. She has this incredibly loving gentle way about her that comes across without any pretense or show. The first night we got home from the hospital, Myla came over and without any prompts she immediately began a subtle observation of the space so she knew where dishes went, where to take recycling and trash, where to store the compost, and all the daily aspects of living that we were probably too tired to explain! She gave me a fantastic neck and shoulder massage (pushing a baby out really did a number on me!) and most importantly, she was gentle continual support with breastfeeding. I had a lot of anxiety about breastfeeding and the best and most wonderful thing that Myla gave me was the peace of mind that where I was with breastfeeding was OKAY and whatever I needed to help it along was also OKAY. Over the course of the next two weeks when my nipples seemed scabbed and blistered beyond repair, Myla went out and picked up nipple shields on her way over. A part of me felt like I was failing in some small way, but she wouldn’t let me entertain those thoughts and she celebrated the beauty of our feedings with her tremendous photography skills. Myla helped us so much around the house and without my saying anything, she’d start cleaning the dishes in the sink or putting away things in the kitchen. She’d help chop veggies for easy meal prep or do the laundry as needed. One time she made a great salad with prunes (after labor I needed a lot of help in that department)! Myla even taught me about babywearing and how to tie the Moby wrap and the K’tan so I felt comfortable walking outside with my baby from the start! One of the more memorable things that I took away from Myla’s help was her respect for the birthing and childcare process. She told me that as things progressed I’d often feel like I had taken “2 steps forward, 1 step back” and that became such a comforting mantra to me, like all the unknowns and “set-backs” and fussy moments were all okay and we’d get through them. Or we’d struggle. But it was all normal and okay! Eventually, we got to a place where feeding worked seamlessly. But, even now, though he’s almost 6 months old, I still hold on to that mantra as a coping mechanism for whenever an unexplainable fussiness or new situation comes along! Myla was just such a terrific comfort and I would recommend her postpartum support to any new mom without question.

Bex

Postpartum care should not be overlooked in your preparations for this momentous time in your life. Taking over for your birth doula after delivery, your postpartum doula will guide and support you through the complex transition of the “4th trimester.” Many traditions from around the world honor some version of a “moon to moon,” or the 30 days of rest and recovery, that follows a woman’s pregnancy, giving her time to heal and bond with her newborn child. Your Postpartum Doula is there to help you create a safe space or “postpartum sanctuary.” They emphasize the importance of self-care, taking time for yourself and creating a peaceful atmosphere for your entire family. Your Postpartum Doula will help you consider your dietary options, consult about lifestyle considerations and provide support for early breastfeeding challenges.
Anytime. But you can certainly choose to interview a few of them before giving birth. Keep in mind that after the baby is born your focus will be on your newborn. Having your Postpartum Doula chosen beforehand can minimize the stress when you need help the most. Some Birthing Doulas also offer Postpartum Doula services.
Yes. You can have both if you like. Some parents prefer to enjoy the support of a Doula during and after birth, where others prefer to have one of the other. You will know what is best for you and your family.
Every new parents would benefit from a postpartum doula. It's a non-judgemental support for the whole family. They provide education through options, they never judge your choices, they nurture and care, they help you trouble shoot the challenges that appear in those early days of parenting. Postpartum doulas are like the most loving and caring companions in that postnatal period without any agenda for you family.