Natalia Hailes is a DONA Certified Birth Doula, Certified Breastfeeding Counselor and Certified Health Coach. She was inspired by the birth of her niece to pursue her passion for holistic care, which eventually lead to a calling to work with women and the decision to become a full time doula.
Her work focuses on helping women prepare for pregnancy and labor with a compassionate and down to earth approach. She specializes in stress reduction and is trained in a variety of comfort and coaching techniques, including massage, rebozo work, acupressure, sound and meditation. Her believe is that every woman has a right to give birth in her own terms and make informed choices, and as such she offers complete and whole-hearted support for mothers and families regardless of their birth preferences or personal beliefs. She also hosts workshops, meditations and birth gatherings for the birth curious.
Natalia was born and raised in Colombia and has lived in NYC for the past 9 years. She lives in the East Village with her husband Roger and loves doing yoga, knitting, dancing and biking. She also loves to cook and experiment with home-made remedies. She is fluent in Spanish and holds a CPR & Choking certification.
Ash Spivak is a DONA certified birth doula, stress-reduction facilitator and is certified in prenatal nutrition. She graduated with Honors from Washington University in St. Louis and is currently furthering her studies as a Childbirth Educator through CEAMNY. She helped write and develop the Clean Plates NYC and LA guidebooks, cookbook and mobile app.
Ash deeply trusts the body’s innate birthing intelligence and abilities while also believing there is truly no one “right” way to birth. As such, she works with each woman/partnership to find what works best for your unique circumstances and preferences while providing continuous support and advocacy throughout our time together so that you can be an active participant in your birthing experience and surrender to your labor in whatever shape it takes.
She teaches comfort techniques to partners and is trained in a variety of techniques including massage, Hypnobirthing, acupressure, breath work, meditation, Spinning Babies and “yoga for labor.”
She greatly looks forward to connecting!
Karen Reposa is a DONA certified birth doula. She was inspired to become a doula after she attended the birth of her niece and she found the experience of watching her sister transition into motherhood to be incredibly transformative. Karen knows that each family has different expectations of their birth process and different needs from their doula. Her ability to make a personal connection with families creates a trusting relationship that combined with her calm presence sets mothers at ease. She is excited to be able to support women in giving birth the way they choose and to witness women in all of their strength, determination, and growth.
Before becoming a doula, Karen taught at an all women’s adult education program. She also spent 2 years in the Peace Corps working with mothers and students as a health educator. She is honored to continue her work of supporting and empowering women and families as a doula. Karen lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. *Currently on leave