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My Background in Maternal & Child Health

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Stephanie Kiesow-Edoh, MA, MPH, CLE

Inspired by the power of presence and guidance within the birthing sphere, I believe the role of a doula is to support families during one of the most transformative moments in their lives.

Over the past ten years I have worked with families and individuals from different backgrounds with the aim of empowering women through evidence-based data. A true believer of both data and intuition, I find that there often resides a place for both. When women feel educated on topics related to their bodies and allow their intuition to guide them, they feel more confident entering into the birthing experience as well as navigating the new responsibilities and decisions of parenthood.

My work as a birth and postpartum doula within the Rochester, NY community (and surrounding areas) is balanced with my Lecturer position for the Institute of Society and Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles. The tools and modalities I practice in the field directly translate to the topics I teach within my courses, allowing for the work to be cyclical in form. As a strong advocate for gender equality and reproductive justice, I have experience working on maternal and child health projects both domestically and abroad (topics including: menstrual health, pregnancy and postpartum education, stress and anxiety during pregnancy, and family relationships). 

My daughters, Calla and Aria, are one of the greatest inspirations to my work as a doula and serve as a continuous reminder of the sacredness of birth work. 

For more information on newborn care classes, please contact me directly. Regarding details of previous work experience both academically and in the field, please review on LinkedIn (button below).

I look forward to connecting with you!


Stephanie Kiesow-Edoh

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