Flexible Doula Care and Childbirth Education is made up of independent birth and postpartum doulas and a childbirth educator. Whether you choose to work with one or several of us, we work to provide support throughout your entire maternity journey.
Maria Silver Pyanov is a certified postpartum doula and certified childbirth educator. In addition to her experience as a mother of five she has been working with prenatal and postpartum women since 2007.Maria has worked in pregnancy centers, facilitated parenting classes, and provided postpartum care to many families. She is a trained peer breastfeeding counselor and has extra lactation education. She is also a co-editor and writing contributor for BellyBelly – the thinking woman’s website for all things pregnancy, birth and parenting.
*Co-developer of the BirthWorks Postpartum Doula Training Program
*CAPPA Postpartum Doula Certification
*DONA Birth and Postpartum Doula Trainings
*Birth Works Certified Childbirth Educator
*NMAC Peer Breastfeeding Counselor
*Experience Shadowing an IBCLC
Charlise Haynes has been supporting new moms for over 4 years. She is a trained postpartum doula working towards certification. Charlise has personal experience as a mom as well as education in newborn care and lactation. Her love of nurturing expectant and new moms led her to doula work. She is an independent doula that also provides services for under-served women in the Philadelphia area through a local nonprofit organization. Her compassionate nature and knowledge of infant care helps families to adjust to life with a new addition.
*CAPPA Postpartum Doula
*Lactation education required to certify with CAPPA
*Continuing education/training for involvement in the nonprofit organization
Sara Smigelski is a certified postpartum doula and certified child life specialist. Sara has been providing postpartum care to families for over five years. As a mom she has experience with NICU stays and as a child life specialist she is trained to assist families through challenging circumstances. With lactation education and experience she can help moms establish a nursing relationship and provide support and education along the way.
*DONA Certified Postpartum Doula
*Bachelors degree in social work
*Child Life Specialist Certification
*Lactation education for doula certification
In addition to the qualified doulas above, Flexible Doula Care also works with other Philadelphia area and New Jersey birth and postpartum professionals with similar training, experience and care philosophies.