Stephanie is a DONA trained birth doula, postpartum doula, and placenta encapsulater living in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. At home, she is also Tony's wife and Kali's Momma. Kali was born via cesarean birth on November 7, 2011. Her birth experience had both positive and negative aspects, ultimately leading Stephanie to her journey into birth work.
Ever since Stephanie was young she has been known for helping family and friends with child care, interested in pregnancy, infancy, and women's health (both mentally and physically). She has always believed that the journey of pregnancy, birth and parenthood are important, life
changing experiences. Stephanie encourages families to be educated about options during pregnancy, labor and their babies care. She supports families in their choices and their ideal birth. Stephanie is also a firm believer in supporting women and families during the 'fourth trimester'. The postpartum period can be very trying for families, adjusting to life with their new bundle(s).
As a new mom, Stephanie herself suffered from Postpartum Depression (PPD) and Postpartum Anxiety (PPA), so she actively works to help families in any way she can to avoid those issues when possible. That lead her to begin a postpartum work as well. Stephanie serves the south hills of Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Washington and Wheeling. She offers full support throughout pregnancy, postpartum and early childhood.