Welcome to our three new doulas: Emily, Marcela, and Rebecca.
Emily Workman is an experienced birth worker, a DONA certified doula and Lamaze childbirth educator. Emily has a background in Psychology with a Masters in Social Policy, and enjoys blending the two as she advocates for birthing families during births and through public policy. Emily loves nothing more than breaking out into wild, giggle-filled family dance parties in their kitchen. She joins our senior team summer 2019.
Marcela Bastos joins DC Birth Doulas after a career as a Pediatric Intensive Care Physician in Brazil. She brings with her a wealth of experience working with newborns. Marcela is a certified birth and postpartum doula, speaks Portuguese and Spanish, and loves spending time with her son and her daughter. Marcela will begin attending births for the Junior Team in June 2019.
Rebecca Gitter moved into health and wellness after a career working in corporate law. In addition to birthwork, she continues to teach a robust series of yoga classes in the DMV area. Rebecca is trained as both a birth and postpartum doula, loves making pottery, and will begin attending births for the Junior Team in September 2019 after dropping off her second child at college!