NEW YORK CITY AFFILIATED DOULAS
Stacie Orrico-Johnson – Tier 1
Stacie was first enlightened to the wonder of pregnancy and childbirth when her mother gave birth to twins. She still recalls her curiosity as the OBGYN examined her expecting mother and the pride she felt when she got to hold "her" babies for the first time. By the time she was 13, Stacie was involved with a clinic for pregnant women who had no support and were seeking escape from abusive homes, and was left in awe at how the women were transformed through their births. She was deeply impacted by their bravery, empowerment, and beauty! When she gave birth to her first son in 2015, she finally understood just how profound the birth experience truly is. She could not imagine any other work that would be more important to her than to protect that experience for all mamas.
Stacie was DONA trained by Debra-Pascali Bonaro, has completed an 8 week course in Natural Childbirth and Pain Management, Is a Certified Lactation Counselor, and Pilates Instructor. She is also trained in Spinning Babies and Rebozo. Stacie is a trained musician and jazz singer and studied Acting at NYU. She believes that bringing a baby into the world requires creativity, imagination, and an environment that inspires your soul at its very essence and will work to create that space with you.