NEW YORK CITY AFFILIATED DOULAS
Janina- Tier 2
Janine grew up exposed to the birth world by her mother, a NICU nurse and IBCLC.
Through her stories, Janine grew a fascination and appreciation for birth. After years of watching documentary style birth shows on television, Janine continued to beamazed with birth, and learned quite a bit about the range of typical and atypical conditions that can occur in labor and birth.
Fast forward to 2016. Janine gave birth to her daughter in July with her husband by her side. The first hand experience of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum opened her eyes to how parenthood is a journey that starts during pregnancy, and lasts forever.
Janine completed her birth doula training with DONA in September 2017 and has been honored to be a part of each parents' journey in parenthood since. She has a background in dance and early childhood special and general education, which led her to discover developmental movement work. Janine is passionate about setting the stage for ideal physical development from birth, and likes to show her clients fundamental developmental movement exercises they can practice with their babies.