Doula Services

A doula can provide physical and emotional support during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Doulas perform different roles depending on individual needs, and offer a variety of services including childbirth education, personalized referrals, reassurance, birth plan development and pain management, labor position and movement techniques. Doulas are not medical professionals, but in many cases can help navigate the medical system by providing education about common medical practices and procedures and communicating preferences to medical staff.  


Fallon Aiello

BS, Health Education
Certified Yoga Teacher
DONA International Certified Birth Doula

508-560-3330
fallon.a@hotmail.com

I am a certified yoga instructor, specializing in prenatal, postnatal, and mom & baby yoga. I believe in education, empowering and assisting women through all phases of pregnancy, birth, as well as motherhood, and I provide doula services October through May. 


Kaila Allen-Posin

DONA International Certified Birth Doula
508-331-5797
kaila@islandgrown.org

Kaila is a certified birth doula through DONA International, and has attended both hospital and home births. She offers prenatal and postpartum support for women and their families, and is also a breastfeeding coach.


Polina Asenova

508-627-1676
doulapolina@gmail.com

Polina is a trained birth and postpartum doula with Warm Welcome Birth Services and has a masters in psychology.


Meg Athearn

Trained Doula/Midwives Assistant
508-341-4226
meggiemorrow@gmail.com

I've attended births for the past 12 years.  It is always a great honor to be present at a birth.  I have provided labor support at home and in the hospital.  It is my goal to help women understand their strength and ability during the unknown experiences of labor, and to help guide the woman and her family though the process.  In the home birth setting I act as both doula to the laboring woman,  and assistant to the midwife's needs. I am also a breastfeeding coach and in training to become a certified EMT.


Hannah Beford

Trained Doula
Clinically Certified Speech Language Pathologist

508-274-4554
hannahbeford@gmail.com

As a doula, I strive to offer guidance and support, both physically and emotionally, in order to ensure the most fulfilling experience no matter what path you take as your baby enters the world. I am a clinically certified Speech Language Pathologist with training in infant nursing and feeding and tongue and lip ties. 


Irene Bright-Dumm

MorningBright Prenatal Yoga and Doula Services
Prenatal Yoga Certified, Integral Yoga
DONA International Certified Birth Doula, Birthing Gently

413-230-9012
irene.morning@gmail.com

In both teaching prenatal yoga and serving as a doula, I aim to guide women deeper into their own strength, intuition, and understanding of themselves so that their experiences with pregnancy, birth, and motherhood can be empowered ones.


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Lila Fischer, CPM

Rosehip Midwifery Martha's Vineyard
508-939-0404
lifischer@gmail.com

Lila Fischer has served women and families on the Vineyard since 2010. She was trained at Maternidad La Luz Midwifery School in El Paso, Texas. She apprenticed with renowned Mexican midwife Angelina Martinez and Nantucket midwife Sybille Andersen. She then served at Mother Health International, Uganda. She opened her homebirth practice in 2014.  Lila loves working with mothers and babies.


Meredith Holdsworth

Certified Birth Doula/Midwife's Assistant
Home Born Midwifery
508-971-1871
mereshkalucia@gmail.com

Meredith is passionate about home birth and delights in supporting families in their basic right to an empowering birth experience, in any situation. She received her training at Warm Welcome Birth Services in Massachusetts, and brings to birth work her love and continuing years of education in multidimensional energy healing.


Danielle Kilroy, CPM, LM, CD

Home Born Midwifery
617-435-5898
danielle@homebornmidwifery.com

Danielle studied midwifery at The Matrona in Asheville, NC and completed a two year apprenticeship before starting Home Born Midwifery in 2012. She has served families throughout New England and Wisconsin, and is delighted to be offering her services on Martha's Vineyard. In her spare time she gardens, hikes with her dog, crochets, and volunteers as an on-call sexual assault advocate.


Elissa Lash

DONA International Certified Birth Doula
500 hour Yoga Teacher Training and RYT

508-560-1213
eelash@hotmail.com

I've worked as prenatal yoga instructor, doula, and childbirth educator for over ten years in New York, Boston and on Martha's Vineyard.  My goal is for couples to have a happy, healthy and empowered birth - there is no right way to do it, pregnancy and birth are a personal journey, and I'd love to be part of yours.  Check out my free prenatal yoga class every Monday night at the YMCA (membership not required).


Dardanella Slavin, DC

Certified Birth Doula from Warm Welcome Birth Services
508-696-1863
dardyslavin@gmail.com

Dr. Dardy Slavin is a chiropractor specializing in treating pregnant women and children. In addition to being trained by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, she has attended the Spinning Babies workshop and taken breastfeeding counselor classes. Her goal when working with pregnant women is to encourage optimal fetal positioning and a smooth birth process. She is also a certified birth doula and is available to treat clients with chiropractic as well as assist during births. Dardy has two sons, one born by cesarean and one by VBAC, and offers a wide personal perspective.