After two very empowering births of her own, Vanessa began her doula practice in New Jersey and New York City before giving birth to her third child. With their new addition, Vanessa and her family moved to Tucson.
She is thrilled to be part of the Tucson Doulas team and enjoys working with growing families in the Tucson and Sierra Vista communities. Vanessa believes that becoming a parent can bring about powerful growth in everyone and she feels a calling to support families during this significant life event.
In addition to working as a certified birth doula and mother of three, Vanessa is a yoga instructor and a Reiki practitioner. Vanessa offers pre/postnatal yoga instruction, yoga breathing exercises, and guided visualization and meditation to any birthing person who is interested. In addition, she offers reiki touch to everyone on the birth team!
Mona established her career in Southern Arizona and views birth as something experienced by each individual in their own way. Her desire is to support clients in any way they choose. She strives to provide each client with the knowledge they desire 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 other family & friends there to help.
Mona is a strong believer that birth is a miraculous time for all involved. Mothers, partners, and families grow in the most beautiful of ways.
Mona provides certified labor doula support, placenta encapsulation, breastfeeding counseling and teaches childbirth education to expectant and new families.