Welcome to Mamarama: Childbirth Educator and Postpartum Doula
I am a certified childbirth educator, breastfeeding counselor and postpartum doula. In addition to teaching childbirth education I also teach newborn care and breastfeeding in groups or privately. As a postpartum doula, my role is to help ease the transition into motherhood after you return home with your baby. This includes breastfeeding support, emotional reassurance, practical advice, and non-judgmental reassurance and tips for making life with a new baby enjoyable and stress-free.
NEW class for 2016 is "Babycare Refresher for Grandparents" please see click on classes for more details on all current options. Check the classes page for my available in New York and New Jersey, including privates and a three-week series as well.
If you are newly pregnant and want to learn more about the birth options available to you, consider scheduling an in-person consult with me. Choosing a practitioner and birthing facility can be a daunting decision - particularly in the New York area. I can help you organize your options and make educated choices based on your preferences and utilizing over eight years experience in the field.
The name Mamarama comes from my former public access show about pregnancy and parenthood which debuted in 2003. I've also written regular blogs for The Jersey City Independent, Randomhousekids.com and chicpeajc.com covering many parenting topics from birth to teen pregnancy.
New! Interview by Honey and Moon Photography on how I started my childbirth journey. Click here.
Also, my petition to the PATH train regarding pregnant women and priority seating...was a success! PATH has now installed recorded announcements in their entire fleet of trains that will remind passengers to offer priority seating to "pregnant, elderly and disabled riders." Read press on this story accessed through link.
Childbirth Ed with Snooki and JWoww
Chatting with the legendary Ina May Gaskin
Fundraising with Ricki Lake