Mona White-Ortega

Certified Birth Doula, Certified Breastfeeding Counselor, Certified Postpartum Placenta Specialist,and Certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator. 

Mona has been practicing in Southern Arizona since 2007. During that time, she has had the honor of walking beside and assisting over 100 mothers as they gave birth.

She has accumulated knowledge and experience with many different births. This includes un-medicated and medicated births, birth center births, induced and augmented births, VBAC, planned and unplanned cesarean births, multiples, surrogacy, young mothers and those who chose to birth later in life.

Mona sees birth as something experienced by each individual in their own way and desires to support them in any way they choose. She strives to provide each client with the knowledge they wish in order to give birth in the best possible way for their unique situation.

Her personal motto is, “Whatever Momma wants, Momma gets”, when it comes to supporting not only the birthing woman but also the support team there to help.

She looks forward to talking with you about your birth desires and how to best achieve it in a nonjudgmental way during your birth as well and pregnancy and beyond.

 

Mona is a strong believer that birth is a miraculous time for all of those involved. Mothers, fathers and families grow in the most beautiful of times.

 

Mona’s Professional Experience & Training

Certifications:

Certified Birth Doula – DONA International (2009 – present)

Certified Breastfeeding Counselor – Central Arizona College (2009 – present)

Certified Childbirth Educator – Lamaze – (2013 – present)

 

Workshops and Training Courses:

2007 – DONA Birth Doula Training

2008 – Breastfeeding Mentor Doula Workshop

2010 – Hypnobirthing Support Techniques for Doulas

2010 – 16th Annual DONA International Conference

2010 – Nighttime Breastfeeding and Postpartum Depression

2010 – The Rebozo

2010 – Supporting a Woman with an Epidural

2010 – Pre and Postnatal Nutrition

2010 – Transcutaneous Electronic Nerve Stimulation (TENS) during Labor

2013 – Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC), Evidence and Practice Guidelines

2013 – Participated in the University of Arizona Study- Science and Service; Doula Work and the Legitimacy of Alternative Knowledge Systems

2014 – Evidence Based Care for Suspected Big Babies

2014 – Integrating Acupressure in Pregnancy Care and Labor Support and Postpartum Care

2014 – Lamaze – Low Milk Supply

2014 – Lamaze – Prevention of the Primary Cesarean

2015 – Latch – AZ, Cathy Carothers, IBCLC

2015 – Friedman’s Curve and Failure to Progress

2015 – Postpartum Psychosis and Post-Partum Depression Screening

2015 – CAPPA Annual Conference

2015 – Plus Size Pregnancy and Birth

2015 – Helping Handicapped Mothers Before, During & After Birth

2015 – Prenatal Bonding During Pregnancy: A new paradigm in Childbirth Education

2016 – Breastfeeding and Survivors of Adverse Childhood Experiences

2016 – Birth Trauma, the Causes and Consequences of Child birth – Related PTSD

2016 – A New Paradigm for Depression in New Mothers

2016 – The Neuropsychological Effects of Sleep Training and Its Impact on Breastfeeding

 

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