NEW YORK CITY AFFILIATED DOULAS
April -Tier 2
April is a Jersey girl with Filipino roots. Her love languages are food that evokes fond memories, leggings - cozy ones or brightly colored Zumbawear, and laughter that makes you cry. She's continuing to discover her identity as the mama of a toddler, and working for the better world she wishes to live in. April's path to doula work began after attending a Dancing for Birth instructor training and learning about birth and movement. Becoming a mother and having a doula at her own birth further inspired her to pursue this calling. April trained as a birth doula through Birth Arts International, and is working toward certifying as a birth and postpartum doula with Manhattan Birth. She has 10+ years of experience in public health, and is also a licensed Zumba instructor. As your companion and cheerleader, she bears witness to your truth and strength no matter what your birth may look like, and nurtures you as you heal and embrace your expanding family. April's goals are for you to feel safe and heard, to have confidence in advocating for your wishes, and to feel positive about your birth experience. Support from a “village” is essential during this time of immense change and growth, and she is honored to be part of it in serving pregnant folks and all types of families.