Joined Mumda 2019 Birth & Postpartum Doula | Reiki Practitioner | Yoga Teacher
Carmen Mejia-Hill (she/her)
I am a mother of 2. I am a wife. I am a photographer. I am a spiritual person. I practice reiki and energy movement. I am a yoga teacher. I am one with nature. I am family oriented. I am compassionate and I deeply love the world.
Top three favorite bands/musicians: Tori Amos, Animal Collective, and Explosions in the Sky
Theme song: I’m Just a Girl by No Doubt
I was led to mumda. I was led to through my spiritual journey, that began after I was trained as a yoga teacher and realized that studio teaching isn’t for me. I was trying to discover what I wanted to do in life. I was driving down the road one day and it hit me- I want to be a doula. I had a mutual friend connect me with Jen and my idea began to become my reality. A week later they had an open call for doulas. Even as I was sitting there meeting and talking with other aspiring doulas I felt nervous. I kept returning to my instinctive feeling I wanted to be a doula and a part of mumda- so I went in and entered this journey with an open heart. The more I talked with the people at mumda and learned about what they do, I was affirmed that this was it- this was my calling. Brittany and Jen are perfect to learn from and be mentored by- they have so much information and love and compassion to share. I feel very supported as I have grown in my doula journey. The intimacy offered through mumda has allowed me to grow and has impacted my life in so many ways.
Doula philosophy and approach: my doula philosophy is #choices. Literally no matter what it is, you have a choice. I want to support and educate mamas and papas to know their choices. Also, I am all about moving the body. Whereas I am not a trained expert, I have an instinctual understanding of importance of body movement. I bring my spirituality to my doula work. I aim to support clients to feel safe to go inward and fully experience pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
Areas of education/training: Attended the Apprentice birth doula training (mumda). Attended the Hydrotherapy for labor training (mumda). Working towards Birth Doula certification (DONA International). Has received advanced training in Reiki, Breathe work, and Body work (yoga). Carmen has been a photographer since she was 15 and learned skills from her father. For clients she enjoys providing photography services to capture the birth experience. She identifies as a raw photographer, which for her it means she does not edit or fiter any photos. Additionally, she provides evidence-based breastfeeding education and support to clients.
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