Hi, my name is Yomy and I am the founder and owner of New York Doula. I am a DONA certified doula and certified Hypnobirthing instructor. I take my inspiration from DONA, ‘Orgasmic Birth‘, Birthing from Within, Spinning Babies and HypnoBirthing.

The impetus for this organization came from my own birth experience. I felt at times at war with the ability to choose for myself what I wanted in a birth. I believe that every woman should be empowered to make her own choices in birth.

I always knew that I wanted a more natural birth but when I found out I was pregnant with twins I felt the carpet had been pulled from under me.I knew I wanted a sacred and calm space but the only options available for me included a cold operating room with even colder hands holding my babies before me. Through a lot of deliberation, I chose a home birth (read more about my double breech homebirth here) with midwives and doulas I trusted. I got the birth I wanted for myself and my babies and can truly say I am a different person because of it.

From my own experience, I can say that birth can be a transformative introspective time or it can be a curse you try with all your might to will away. I had done so much self-work and meditation in preparation to my birth that I only have positive and calming memories from it.I believe that every woman should,if she is willing, use this experience to connect to her inner strength and allow that empowerment to trickle into other areas of her life.