TIER 6: 100+ BIRTHS
Tymaree Cook Renaud LMT,CD(DONA), began her journey as a birth doula in January 2010. She has been fascinated by birth since she first picked up “Spiritual Midwifery” by Ina May Gaskin in 1994. An avid traveler, she has lived, worked, and wandered in 44 countries. She marvels at synthesizing all these experiences and being present; appreciating the uniqueness and universal in every moment. She also loves to be a mentor to incoming doulas, helping them on their path in this powerful work. Tymaree is a Licensed Massage Therapist. She trained at Swedish institute in NYC in 2002 and with Susan Rachel Condon for her Pre/Post Natal certification in 2006. In 2009, she did her 200-hour yoga teacher certification at the Nosara Institute in Costa Rica. She studied Prenatal Yoga with the Prenatal Yoga Center in New York in 2010. She continued her advanced yoga studies at Abhaya Yoga in Brooklyn to complete her 500-hour certification in 2013. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts in Printmaking and also has a deep love for photography. She studied childbirth education with ICE and teaches private childbirth education classes. She is deeply interested in health, nutrition, movement, and rite-of-passages. Her experience with touch and movement, can help you to have a more comfortable and empowering birth experience.
Anna Cheechov’s journey into the birth world began with her own pregnancy in late 2012. She was fascinated with the everyday miracle that was taking place in her body: growing her first baby. She delved deeply into books on pregnancy and childbirth and was excited to feel the entire experience from beginning to end. Little did she know, the transformational birth of her daughter, Nola Darling, would be the platform for launching her into her newfound passion – birth work! She hired a doula for her pregnancy and birth, and felt compelled to give other families similar support in such a fragile and transitional period in one’s life.
Anna completed her DONA doula training in late 2013 with Rina Crane in NYC, and started taking clients in early 2014. While in labor, her love for touch and massage, breathwork, essential oils, and her new-found magical reiki hands are what help her to get families through this process – all bodies included! She is also a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). Her understanding of lactation is not only technical, but is also rooted in the art of breastfeeding – figuring out how it can work for you in your own personal life, and how to relax into it. She has also learned the art of preparing placentas for consumption or ritual. Anna also teaches private childbirth education classes to her clients wanting tailored information.
Over the years, Anna has grown as a woman and a mother alongside many others as she started taking clients when Nola was only 5 months old. She currently mentors newer doulas through the Collective has been mentored by many mamas and other birth workers, opening her eyes to the fact that it does take a village for families to thrive.
Anna lives in Brooklyn by way of Sacramento, CA where she was raised, became a yoga teacher and studied Business and Philosophy. She traveled a bit before landing in NYC 6+ years ago and starting her family. She is now happy to call Brooklyn home.
Kori Krysh respects the processes of pregnancy and birth in all of it’s variations and her passion lies in supporting pregnant people, in the ways that they need, throughout their pregnancy, labor, birth and immediate postpartum period. She has worked with families in hospitals, birthing centers, and home births all over NYC, and has thus far supported over 200 families. Kori has experience with a wide variety of births including unmedicated, medicated, high risk, VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), multiples, breech presentation, hypnobirthing, and planned cesarean. Her approach is catered specifically to each individual family that she works with.
Kori certified through CAPPA’s labor doula program in 2013 and is also a certified breastfeeding counselor. She holds a B.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has lived in Brooklyn since 2007. In her free time, she enjoys photography, craft projects, riding her bike, baking, and spending time with her 6 year old daughter.