I am Valeriana’s assistant midwife. I will meet you at your 36 week visit. I assist at births, help with breastfeeding, and check you and the baby at one of your post-partum visits.
The very moment I became aware of the important role midwives play, I decided that this was my path. The trust and respect for women and families and the delicate balance of science, innate wisdom and the magic of birth drew me in. I quickly became obsessed with birth, midwifery and women’s health. The decision came easily to me, and looking back I realize that the path was long but well worth it.
I first became a labor and delivery nurse in a very busy high risk hospital in Manhattan. I also attended births as a doula before beginning midwifery school, became a lactation counselor and a childbirth educator.
Through my experience as a nurse, a doula and now a midwife, my belief in birth and the strength of women could not be stronger. Working with Valeriana as been an honor and a great pleasure. Truly, there is never a dull moment in a career with mothers and babies, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.