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