I am Farah Antoine-Mayberry, Founder and Owner of Epiphany Birth Services, llc. I feel so blessed to bring my unique set of skills and experiences to the clients I serve. For over 15 years, I’ve worked as an occupational therapist, gaining experience working with infants and families in the NICU, PICU, home health, and outpatient settings.
Working in the above-referenced capacities afforded me the opportunity to recognize firsthand the gap in communication and support that so often exists between the hospital world and the grassroots world. As a result of that “epiphany”, I transitioned into a career as a Certified Lactation Counselor and Birth Doula! I firmly and sincerely believe that expectant and new mothers deserve so much more support than most of them currently receive. My experience, coupled with my passion for families, contributes to the individualized and qualitative services that I provide to my doula and lactation clients.
Listed below are a few of my fundamental beliefs concerning birth and lactation :
• How baby arrives matters
• Birth is an experience for both parents
• Every expectant couple has the right to be educated on “all things birth and breastfeeding”
• An expectant couple has the right to plan, and be supported through, the process of the type of birth they desire for their child
• A couple’s birth story is a precious and lasting one
• New parents deserve a supportive village to assist with childbirth and feeding preferences
Although I have an extensive background in the health world, I believe in supporting a woman’s desire to naturally birth and nourish her child. I am humbled and ecstatic to be training as a Midwife Assistant with Spirited Birth & Midwifery Services . I look forward to sharing my views, ideas, and inspirations related to birth in my blog.
My husband and I are the blessed parents of 5 incredible children, including a set of twins. Self-care activities for me include dabbling in photography, reading, watching movies, and traveling. My role as your doula and/or lactation counselor is to support your personal wishes. I’m honored for the opportunity to do so.