Press and Media Features
Stevie has been featured in a number of publications, interviews, and media outlets. Feel free to explore the publications below and learn more about Stevie and her dynamic interests!
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Sol & Roots Features
Long Beach Business
Awareness, affordability remain challenges for
parents of Color to access doulas.
“Hospitals and medical professionals need to do real community work to improve their relationships and their legacies in certain communities,” Merino said. “That’s criminal that someone can be more at risk because of racism.”
LAist: How to advocate for yourself during pregnancy
"what often happens is that we have birth trauma, because things happen to us rather than with us, right, especially in hospitals. And so having this…plan B to the plan A of what you envision, or at least talking through them, can be really empowering and really helpful.”
- Stevie via LAist
LAist: What Do Doulas Do -- And How Can I Find One In LA?
The Atlantic: COVID-19 Is Upending Parents’ Birth Plans
“While some hospitals in her hometown of Los Angeles had preexisting rules that restricted the number of delivery-room visitors to just two, [Stevie] said, ‘if they get restricted to one, that will definitely cause a lot of people to reconsider having doulas.’”