Hi all, I’m Stevie Merino, an Islander born in diaspora raised in the LBC by way of Guåhan (Guam) & Borinquen (Puerto Rico). My life is all things pregnancy & birth! I have been a doula since 2015. After becoming pregnant with my little one I felt called to this work, I jumped completely in and since then it has been a fast moving train! I’ve been a community organizer & activist since 14 years old, my politics shape the way I approach life & my work. I’m a single mami to a beautiful energetic 4 year old. I’m an anthropologist, sitting on the leadership of the American Anthropology Association as the Gender Equity elected seat. I do research on birth disparities & traditions of Pacific Islanders & CHamoru people. I co-curated an art exhibit at The Pacific Islander Ethnic Art Museum in Long Beach that is currently on display based off the research I do called “Carrying the Pacific: Pregnancy, Birth, & Parenting of Pacific Islanders.” I am one of two co-creators and co-envisioners of the Long Beach Doula of Color Training & the Birthworker of Color Collective. I am a former trainer for BreastfeedLA 45 hour Lactation Education Specialist Training. I am also a former childbirth educator for pregnant students at a nearby high school.
Services I provide:
Full spectrum doula support (termination, loss, any and all pregnancy outcomes)
Postpartum doula services
Lactation education, classes, trainings
Other healing modalities
As a doula: I provide emotional, educational, and physical support for your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. I am here as a resource and will help answer any questions and help you prepare for your birth and postpartum experiences. I offer compassionate and nonjudgemental support for everyone that I work with. I service Long Beach, Ca and surrounding cities. I would love to support you during this time. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me
To schedule an initial consultation, or to learn more about my practice, please contact me.
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