Louisana

 CJM_6056-webArea Served: Lafayette and surrounding areas
Name: Maryellen Yates
Email: yatesmaryellen@gmail.com 
Website: www.MyBirthAndBaby.com 
I am a certified Birth Boot Camp Instructor and Doula, as well as a certified Positive Discipline Instructor. I believe in providing education, resources, and support to families. Through my pregnancy and birth of my son, I discovered a lack of birth options and support for mothers and their families. I am so grateful that I found Birth Boot Camp classes. In addition to the knowledge, I also gained a positive and encouraging community and resources that helped me through pregnancy and postpartum. I would like to provide this same service to couples. I am also the President of Louisiana Constituents for Safe Childbirth (LCSC); a non-profit organization that provides research, education, resources, and support to families as it relates to birth options and childbirth.
I am a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I worked for 7 years as a pediatric nurse, 6 of those years in a PICU. I am a breastfeeding mom. I am active in La Leche League, Natural Birth, Postpartum, and LCSC community groups. I look forward to working with you as you achieve your pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting goals.
 

 
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Area Served: New Orleans
Name: Amanda Devereux
Email: amanda@birthbootcamp.com
Website: www.NolaNesting.com 
Amanda Devereux is a birth and postpartum doula and is preparing for the IBCLC exam.  Amanda holds a BS in Biology and a BS in Nursing and has worked as a professional doula since 2009. After finding work in Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby Units at a local hospital to be unfulfilling, she began her career as a Birth and Postpartum Doula. She is the founder of Nola Nesting and the New Orleans chapter leader for Louisiana Constituents for Safe Childbirth. As a community organizer, Amanda has coordinated and hosted community events to increase awareness of breastfeeding, birth, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, as well as early parenting. She has been involved in Louisiana Natural Birth since 2006 and has served as the New Orleans Coordinator.  With Maria Pokluda, Amanda is creator and trainer of Birth Boot Camp Doula. Amanda is a Certified Birth Boot Camp Instructor, has advanced VBAC training, and is a mother of three who was brought earthside naturally by her own birth-junkie mother.  This birth stuff is in her blood!
 

 

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