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I was born in Santa Barbara, California. I began attending births for friends and family years ago, and loved everything about being included and involved in welcoming the miracle of new life into the world. I have three children, each with their own, very different birth story. Looking back, as a patient, I wasn't aware that I could have been more involved in the decision-making during labor and birth. I trusted the doctor's and went along with the decisions they made for me. I am certain I would have made some different choices if I was more informed. I am so Fortunate to have had, incredible, continuous, hands on support from my family and friends during and after birth and to this day. My intention is to provide that same quality of care and support to other families both during and after childbirth. I treat each family as an individual unit and respect different choices without judgment. 

 

 I began my education as a Doula in 2010. I am a trained Birth and Postpartum Doula, Massage Therapist and am continuing my education in Sleep Training and Breastfeeding Education courses. My deepest passion lies in helping others and supporting families through their individual journey.

 ~Elaina

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Credentials 

 

  •  Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute - Certified Massage Therapist

  •  DONA International - Birth Doula 

  •  Reiki Restore - Certified Reiki Master, Trained by Anna Royer 

  •  BEST Certified Birth Doula and Placenta Encapsulation

  •  Food Handlers Card

  •  Blood Born Pathogens / OSHA

  •  CAPPA Postpartum Doula

  •  American Heart Association Basic Life Support/CPR

  •  Bebo Mia - Sleep Educator & Breast Educator 

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