About Us

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 a regular contributor for BellyBelly – the thinking woman’s website for all things pregnancy, birth and parenting.

Training includes:
*Childbirth Educator Certification curriculum writing for The International Doula Institute
*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

Michelle Hudask, IBCLC is a seasoned postpartum doula with over 13 years of professional infant care experience. She is a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) and currently working towards a Masters degree in clinical mental health counseling with a focus on maternal and infant psychology.

She offers unbiased support for all feeding styles and takes particular interest in assisting with the clinical, behavioral, and emotional issues surrounding bottle and breast refusals.

Michelle is available for daytime and overnight doula support as well as private lactation consultations which may be covered by some insurance plans.

 

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Charlise Haynes has been supporting new moms for over 7 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 who previously provided 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.

Training includes:
*CAPPA Postpartum Doula
*Lactation education required to certify with CAPPA
*Continuing education/training for involvement in the nonprofit organization

Camille Barnes is a seasoned mother to four boys ranging in age from early elementary to middle school. After a fulfilling career as a childcare provider, she pursued postpartum doula training.

In addition to her experience as a mother, her early childhood background combined with doula training means she possess the skills to truly support new mothers.

Camille is affectionately known as the “baby whisperer” and possess unique skills, patience and soothing techniques to care for newborns. As a trained postpartum doula Camille has training and experience with:
*Breastfeeding initiation and support
*Infant care and soothing techniques
*Early infant development and milestones

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.