about our educators
Founded in 2012, Two Doulas Birth provides childbirth education classes, doula matchmaking services, and community events to expecting and new families in the LA area. Our classes are taught by the doula educators featured below.
Alyson Carroll is a DTI trained birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, and the Owner of Two Doulas Birth. She came to doula work after becoming a mother herself in 2016. Alyson is passionate about empowering birthing people, helping them navigate pregnancy and birth with confidence and strength. She offers nonjudgmental emotional support, evidence-based information, and physical comfort. You can find out more about Alyson and her services at www.alysoncarroll.com.
Becca Gordon is a CAPPA Certified Labor Doula, CAPPA Certified Postpartum Doula, CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator, CAPPA Certified Lactation Educator, yoga instructor, and the co-founder of Two Doulas Birth. In her doula work, she specializes in supporting women and families who have previous history of trauma or loss. Becca is a native of Memphis, TN and currently lives in North East Los Angeles with her husband Lee and son Ezra. Becca was honored to receive the 2012 Birth Doula of the Year award, the 2013 Educator of the Year award, and the 2016 Mentor of the Year award from the Doulas Association of Southern California. For more information about Becca and her services, please visit www.beccafgordon.com.
Jessica Diggs is a DONA certified birth doula, ICEA trained childbirth educator, and NCM midwifery student. She aspires to become a midwife who works alongside the obstetric and doula communities for collaborative maternity care. Jessica provides evidence-based information to expecting families and believes in freedom of choice based on knowledge of alternatives in childbirth. Along with her birth work, Jessica is also the proud owner of a small childcare agency called child&Friend. To learn more about Jessica, please visit www.jessicadiggs.com and childandfriend.com.
Laura Garland is a DONA certified birth and postpartum doula, a Lamaze trained childbirth educator, and a placenta encapsulator. She was called to birth work through her college experience making a film called “Urban Midwifery”. She attended over 100 births and worked with many more families and students prior to the birth of her son River in 2016. Becoming a mother has deepened her passion and commitment to supporting parents, babies and families through these powerful transitions. You can find out more about Laura at www.purpledoulalaura.com.
Katrina Nelson is an ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator and DONA Certified Postpartum Doula. She works primarily as a night doula, caring for newborns so parents can rest and recover. Katrina also offers hour long phone consultations to help parents prepare and answer questions. She specializes in preemies, multiples, and working with families who have experienced high risk deliveries. Katrina is a mother of 2 and resides in Los Angeles. Visit her website motherus.com for more information.
Christine Lucciola is a DONA trained birth doula, a birth and newborn photographer, and an ICEA trained childbirth educator. She has worked alongside new and growing families for the past 15 years and believes that education and non judgmental support are the key to empowering birthing women and creating a generation of strong, confident families. She loves photography, plant based cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. A Rhode Island native, Christine now lives in Glendale with her husband and their daughter, Maeve. To learn more about Christine and her services, please visit www.christinelucciola.com
Dayva Savio is a DONA trained postpartum doula, CAPPA trained childbirth educator, IIN-certified holistic health coach and California licensed massage therapist. Having spent over a decade in advertising, Dayva saw first-hand the struggles women faced returning to work after their maternity leave. After her son was born in 2013, she felt called to develop her own postpartum care practice. She is passionate about mothering the mother and creating a peaceful space for mama and baby to bond. With Dayva’s support, couples are able to gently make the transition into their new roles as parents and feel confidant in own their natural abilities. To learn more about Dayva, please visit www.dayvacare.com.
Andrea Pongo is a DONA certified doula, student midwife at the National College of Midwifery and a mother of 3. Andrea developed a passion for supporting birthing moms and their families through childbirth after experiencing extreme differences in her own childbirth experiences. She believes that every person should have complete autonomy over their body and she aims to equip mothers with the tools to exercise that autonomy in their childbirth experiences. Andrea is excited to expand her support to Los Angeles families by serving them as an evidence based, inclusive midwife in the next year. You can find more info at milkandhoneyservices.com
Julie Grube is a DONA certified birth doula, a certified lactation educator and an ICEA trained childbirth educator. A mother of four children, each of Julie’s births had a profound impact on her life. In her work as a doula, Julie provides compassionate support to families as they welcome their babies into the world. Originally from Ohio, Julie now lives in Los Feliz with her husband and four children. To learn more about Julie, please visit www.doulajuliegrube.com.
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