About Me:

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 5 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 was the first of its kind and was 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:

  • Birth doula

  • Full spectrum doula support (termination, loss, any and all pregnancy outcomes) 

  • Fertility support

  • Postpartum doula services 

  • Lactation education, classes, trainings

  • Childbirth education

  • Herbal remedies

  • Placenta Encapsulation

  • Belly binding 

  • Body work

  • Other healing modalities



As a doula: I provide emotional, educational, and physical or virtual 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 in person as well as near and far, virtually. I would love to support you during this time. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me


Doula Services



Long Beach, CA, USA


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