I’ve been fascinated with birth from as early as I can remember. When my husband and I were planning to start a family I began researching my birth options and started falling in love with the idea of becoming a doula and providing other families the type of care, support and education I would hope to receive for the births of my own children. I began my doula journey in the fall of 2012 right around the time that we had started planning to get pregnant with our first baby. After experiencing a non-medicated, natural birth at New Birth Company, I was overjoyed by the support provided to my husband and I by our doula, and since, have become passionate about aiding women in having empowered and positive birth experiences. I knew in my heart that I had made the right decision to pursue this calling! I then went on to have a blissful home water birth with my second son in the spring of 2016 as well as our third son in the winter of 2017. As both a doula and birth assistant, I offer unconditional, invaluable support to birthing women and their families. I began attending births in 2012 and completed CAPPA training in June of 2014. Additionally, I was professionally trained and am OSHA Certified in placenta encapsulation and remedies, which I really enjoy preparing for my clients for their postpartum period. I have a passion for working with herbs, oils and homeopathics and I make my own tea blends and lactation cookies for expectant and new mothers. I am also currently studying to become a Certified Professional Midwife in the future. I am devoted to continually learning and gaining knowledge about pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding and dedicated to providing a professional, calming, and grounding presence to the birthing room inspired by a holistic blend of comfort measures and techniques. I have worked with women who have chosen techniques such as Water Birth, Bradley and Hypnobirthing. I respect and support every woman’s choice, whether it is natural childbirth or using pain medication. I view every birth as unique and sacred and feel privileged to witness the strength that is in every birthing woman. I consider it an honor to embark upon this transformative journey with the families I serve.
Annie Diaz, Midwifery Assistant and Doula
Annie is a certified Birth Doula through Madriella Doulas and completed her certification as an EMT in 2016 prior to the arrival of her twins. She has three children, Michael and twins, Noah and Lily. Annie is no stranger to the fun chaos that childbirth brings. Annie runs a group on Facebook where moms, (fur babies count too) can have a safe place to express themselves and get some laughs. Her group is called 'Hot Mess Moms Unite'. She basically brings fun and laughter to the practice while also holding a rescpectful and quiet presence at births.