Meet Andreina - NYC Team

Where are you originally from and why did you become a doula?

I am originally from Uptown Manhattan in NYC but now based in the Bronx. I became a doula because I am passionate about helping growing families in the transition that is birth and postpartum.

What is the greatest compliment you’ve ever received from a client?

The greatest compliment I received was that I was the calm in the storm of birth.

Do you specialize in a particular area of newborn care?

I am overall experienced in all areas of newborn care, no specific specialty.

What do you enjoy about working with new families and newborns?

I enjoy being a bridge in the otherwise massive gap of prenatal and postpartum care that exists today.

What's your Top 5 Registry Must Haves for new parents?

1) The Hakka manual breast pump

2) Owlet Smart Sock monitor

3) SnuggleMe lounger

4) Solly Baby Wrap

5) Magnetic Me Footed Sleepers

If there was one thing you wish everyone knew about doulas (birth or postpartum), what would it be?

I wish everyone knew that there are ways to find low-cost if not volunteer doulas so that finances would not be the deciding factor on whether or not families have a doula or not.

How would you characterize your approach to newborn care and working with new mothers?

I would characterize my approach as holistic.

What do you enjoy outside of Doula work?

I enjoy reading, doing yoga, traveling, and spending time with family when I am not caring for newborns.

Share a fun fact about yourself!

I am a mere 4 feet 11 inches tall.