Olya Morkova is a certified birth & postpartum doula and a HypnoBirthing® childbirth educator.

She came to birth work after a successful career as a human rights lawyer. After giving birth to her daughter, using HypnoBirthing® method, she became fascinated by the transformational power of giving birth. That’s how she found her true calling in supporting other women on their journey to motherhood. Olya’s experience and training with the HypnoBirthing® Institure and Spinning Babies® empowers other women to have easier, faster and more comfortable births.

She considers herself to be a culturally attuned doula. She has travelled to and studied in more than 25 countries where she learnt a lot about different traditions and cultural practices.  She speaks English, Russian and Ukrainian.

In her work, Olya uses the qualities of the heart and mind together. Having a regular spiritual practice helps her to be grounded in any situation and 100% present for her clients during the birth. Her passions are live music, meditation and nature.

Olya serves Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, New Jersey, Connecticut and Hudson Valley, including Rockland County, Orange County, Ulster County and Dutchess County.

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

  • Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula (DTI)
  • HypnoBirthing® Practitioner Training
  • Homebirth Midwife’s Assistant
  • Spinning Babies® Workshop
  • Breastfeeding for Birthworkers
  • Traditional Mexican Rebozo Workshop
  • Essential Oils for Labor
  • When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Trauma and Sexual Abuse on the Childbearing Woman, Penny Simkin
  • MA, Socio-Cultural Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
  • LLM, Human Rights, American University Washington College of Law
  • LLB, National Law Academy of Ukraine

EXPERTISE

  • Unmedicated vaginal birth
  • Vaginal birth with epidural
  • VBAC
  • Induction
  • Planned Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Over 40
  • Home Birth
  • High risk
  • Women and Families of Color
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Premature births
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of previous life trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
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