Amanda Hayden’s deep appreciation for the power of pregnancy and birth, combined with a desire to advocate for client centered and informed reproductive practices, drew her to pursue her path as a doula. She completed a full spectrum doula training at Ancient Song Doula Services, and received lactation training from Tanya Wills, CNM.
As a doula, Amanda utilizes active listening, calming patience, and laughter to build trusting relationships. She believes that all birthing persons and their partner(s) deserve to feel affirmed, attuned to, and cared for. Her practice is queer and trans affirming, and body positive.
Amanda comes to birth work through years of experience working with families as a licensed social worker. Her passion for social and reproductive justice initially led her into a career supporting youth and families in sexual health, adoption, and grief support. In addition to her role as a doula, Amanda currently works in LGBTQIA+ family building at a community center in Manhattan.
A child of the northeast, Amanda made her way to Brooklyn in 2012. She loves arts and crafting, singing and live music, playing in nature, and spending time with her partner, friends, and family.