Navigating Body, Baby, Breastfeeding & Support
Naima Beckles, Childbirth Educator, Birth & Postpartum Doula
New York, NY — Four years ago, Naima Beckles and Michele Arrieta, joined forces and started, For Your Birth, a doula agency based in Harlem. With increase postpartum complications, guilt, concerns and letters from mothers, For Your Birth, recently created, The Essential Guide to PostPartum Support, (an ebook for $4) available exclusively online at www.foryourbirth.com.
The mission at For Your Birth is to lovingly educate families and mothers about the journey and stages of childbirth, pre, and post. The real work begins once the baby is delivered and mothers are in a fragile state mentally, spiritually and physically. “Mothers must trust and rely on their voice, body and support team to ensure a successful pregnancy, delivery and at home care. Doulas are a second set of eyes, ears, and support. We hope that our guide will navigate and answer a mother’s questions post-delivery, about her baby, body, emotions. Simultaneously, using our checklist to assemble a dynamite support team for wellness,” states Beckles.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 900 women die each year in the United States, as a result of pregnancy or delivery complications. Team For Your Birth, consists of 7 amazing doulas along with Beckles and Arrieta at the helm. All doulas at FYB are Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators, DONA certified birth doulas and lactation counselors with specialties in: Postpartum support; Twins: IVF conceived birth; Women over 40; Single mothers; Adoption; Queer Childbirth Education; and, supporting clients who’ve experienced loss. For Your Birth is now a proud elite partner of City Births, (voted “best in Manhattan” four years in a row); selected as City Birth’s only trusted in-house doula agency.
“We are excited to change the narrative, stir the pot, and empower women to take control of their livelihood with doula care and support. Women and families have choices. Regardless of socio-economics, post-delivery complications are common amongst black and Hispanic women. Women know when something does not feel right, it’s our mission to educate and work with doctors and families to decrease the stress and high maternal death rate,” says Michele Arrieta.
For Your Birth has been featured in numerous media outlets – educating and advocating about the work of doula care and support. Appearances include several radio interviews plus Black Enterprise, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Sirius XM Karen Hunter Show, ABC-TV, NBC-TV, Amsterdam News, MadameNoire, Philadelphia Tribune, Hello Beautiful and popular public access show, BronxNet and NY City Lens.
To receive a complimentary copy of The Essential Guide to PostPartum Support and schedule an interview contact, Karen Taylor Bass, TaylorMade Media, 917-509-3061. And, to learn more about For Your Birth, visit their website at www.foryourbirth.com.