Michele is a DONA certified birth doula attending births regularly in and around NYC. As a childbirth educator she trained with Lamaze and is currently finalizing her educator certification. She comes from a long line of women's healthcare providers. Using her theatrical and comedy background with her up-to-date, evidence-based material, Michele makes the class a fun, informative, and memorable experience.
Naima is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, DONA trained birth doula and postpartum doula, and mother to two little boys. She was drawn to the field of childbirth after being cared for by amazing perinatal health professionals - a community that she hardly knew existed before giving birth for the first time in 2008. Before entering the field of childbirth, Naima was a secondary classroom teacher for ten years. She brings her love of teaching, creative spirit, and warm presence to Melt and hopes to inspire families to make their best informed decisions around pregnancy, labor, and early parenting.
Alicia's classes are geared to help the pregnant couple approach labor with confidence while designing a peaceful, healthy and safe environment to welcome in their babies.
Alicia is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, DONA Certified Doula, and Certified Breastfeeding Counselor. She also has years of experience as a yoga therapist, specializing in pre and postnatal yoga. Alicia's work is greatly influenced by her studies in Body-Mind Centering®, as well as her background in anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, and embryology education. These experiences inform Alicia's hands-on and body centered approach to preparing for childbirth.