SMC Full Circle Doula
Meet Arlene Lammy
Becoming a doula was more than a career change for me, it was an act of showing up for myself as well as those around me. In 2019, I attended Shafia Monroe's Full Circle Doula training, completing certification requirements over the next year. I have been an educator for several years, initially studying Secondary Education at Syracuse University and then becoming an Early Childhood infant teacher. My immersion into the health and family services field was deepened when I witnessed the birth of my nephew. My transition from teacher to doula enriched my passion for serving my community. Doula work is a sacred role that I honor through my heritage, education, and community building with clients.
As the daughter of Caribbean immigrant parents, I was raised on the motto "it takes a village", and know firsthand the comfort and love of being surrounded by one. New Wave Perinatal Services was created from the desire to bridge the gap between ancestral traditions and modern family life. I am dedicated to the care and support of all birthing people and feel called to empower parents to make educated decisions.
In 2017, I earned my Child Development Associate in Infant Development. I completed a mentorship with Boston based doulas in 2019, also studying HypnoBirth and Spinning Babies techniques. It is my honor to walk with you during your perinatal journey and support your magical and unique process.
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“Birth is an opportunity to transcend.
To rise above what we are accustomed to, reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through birth.” – Marcie Macari
Do doulas catch the baby?
What if my partner wants to give hands-on support?
Is doula support covered with insurance?
Do you attend births at various locations?
Where do you serve?
What if you're unavailable when I go into labor?
Doulas need support, too! We learn from each other, pair up, and often collaborate on workshops and training. It is essential we cover one another to ensure clients have full support no matter of life's hiccups or emergencies. Although I work in solo practice I am proud to have my village, too - there are doulas I know and trust who are available at any time in case I cannot be with you or have to be replaced.