Your Nona Trainers
Birth Doula Training, Postpartum Doula Training
Erica has been serving expecting families throughout the childbearing year since 1999 as a doula, mindfulness based prenatal yoga instructor and childbirth educator.
Currently Erica is also a licensed professional counselor specializing in issues surrounding pregnancy, birth, postpartum and early parenting.
Erica’s work is rooted in a mindfulness-based approach to birth and parenting which helps parents to be present throughout birth and parenting to overcome tension, fears, and anxiety.
She brings a combination of expertise in mindfulness, women’s and gender studies and her therapeutic skills for a doula training experience unlike any other. Read more about Erica here.
Co-trainer, Birth Doula Training
DeeDee Folkerts has been doing birth work since 1995. She has worked as a doula, doula trainer, childbirth and breastfeeding educator, and midwife. She is also the creator of Mother Hip Prenatal Belly Dance, which has been featured on Good Morning America and in the Wall Street Journal.
DeeDee strives to impart skill, confidence, and joy of the process of birth for both expecting families and birth professionals.