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My passion to empower women in their natural ability to birth was ignited nearly thirty years ago. In 2004, Birthing Services was formed as a result of that passion fanned by education
I provide a variety of services for expectant mothers, their partners, and family members. My services include pregnancy and postpartum support, private birth classes and consultation, as well as placenta encapsulation. I am also the Monroe and Livingston County area distributor for Lhamo sanitary products.
Karen A. Miceli
I have been a doula serving the Livingston and Monroe County area since 2004. I received my certification through DONA
and Childbirth International and received doula training
through the Academy of Certified Birth Educators and Labor Support Professionals.
I received my placenta encapsulation certification in 2008 from Placenta Benefits and in 2012 received further education and training with Full Circle Encapsulation. I hold a New York State Food Handlers card and have completed Bloodborne Pathogen training through Biologix.
My experience includes both hospital and home births, caesarean and VBAC, natural and medical births. I have three daughters. My first birth was medical, the second and third were natural. I had the privilege of supporting two of my daughters in the deliveries of my nine precious grandchildren.
I am a member of and/or participate in:
The Doula Cooperative
Rochester Area Birth Network
My other studies and interests include natural birth control (the Sympto-Thermal Method), herbal and alternative medicine, and childhood vaccines.