Marcela (she/her) first came to appreciate the work of doulas by watching them act during the many births she followed as a pediatrician in her home country of Brazil. But having two kids was instrumental for a deeper understanding of the importance of the support of professionals as well as families in such a blissful but also challenging time. Marcela has always liked to rely on available research to help her make decisions as a mother but knows that in the end it always comes down to what makes each person comfortable. When she is not attending births or running around her two energetic ones, Marcela loves cooking, listening to audiobooks and having a laugh with friends. As a good “carioca” – those from Rio de Janeiro – Marcela goes to the beach every time she has a chance.
MD, CD (International Doula Institute)
Meet Marcela at the next Meet The Doulas event!