Vanessa Viera
Lactation/Feeding Specialist
Regions Served

# of Families Served

1 - 10 families
Traditional / Indigenous
Languages Spoken
Certifications, Trainings, or Apprenticeships
~ Whole Body Pregnancy Postpartum Training - Facilitated by Erika Davis
~ Manhattan Birth Mentorship Program - Mentored by Guramrit LeBron
~ Integrative Feeding & Lactation Specialist - Facilitated by Tanya Wills & Sarah Lovell
~ Postpartum Ritual Workshop w/ Earth Groundz - Facilitated by Nubia Martin
~ Walking with Whitney Birth - 3 months training - Facilitated by Whitney Burke
~ Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED
Services Offered
Lactation/Feeding Specialist
Meals / Food Prep / Food Delivery
Postpartum Care
Postpartum Doula

About the Provider

Entering into birth work wasn't part of my story. I was determined to be a filmmaker. Succeeding as a camera assistant, though a technical position, many admired my sense of motherly care within an industry that can lack much of this.

Though it wasn't at the front site of my perspective, becoming a doula was someone who resonated within me. I knew much about a birth doula yet not hearing much about a postpartum doula. When my pregnancy came along, all my preparation was for the birth and little went into my postpartum planning. This was the pinnacle moment. Experiencing some challenges of my own, the realization of "why don't we talk more about postpartum" and seeing the cultural differences in care inspired me to take action towards my new journey.

As woman, we tend to feel like we have to prove we can do it all. Create life, birth life, support life with as little support for our own self. I am guilty of this. I want you to know that I am here for you. You deserve as much care as your newborn. Tend to your body. Tend to your mind. Tend to your soul. As cheesy as this sounds, I say it's fact. "It takes a village to raise a child." I also say, "it takes a village to support a parent."

Offers & Pricing

Last Updated 02/02/2024
Postpartum Care
Lactation Support - In Person
Lactation Support - Virtual
Sliding scale available