My name is Marta Ginter and I am a Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and Certified Babywearing Educator (via Center for Babywearing Studies). For the past couple of years I have supported over 100 new families during births and/or postpartum period.
I am a mom to two girls and it were my own pregnancies, births, breastfeeding and babywearing experiences that led me to working with new families. I believe in the importance of supporting all caregivers in this unbelievably amazing but at times also challenging journey of pregnancy, birth and parenthood. I want to help women have the best birth experience and to support them in their choices and decisions. From the first birth that I attended as a doula, I knew how important it is for women to have continuous, non-judgemental and supportive assistance during labor.
I am a strong advocate for babywearing, I teach how to do it safely and comfortably to create this invaluable bond between the baby and the caregiver. I have a deep interest in topics ranging from skin to skin through kangaroo care to babywearing. Nursing and babywearing often go together, hand in hand, and my lactation counselor background allows me to assist in combining the two. I also volunteer in a local chapter of Babywearing International as an educator. I live in NYC with my husband and children. In addition to English, I speak Polish and Spanish.
TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Dec. 2018 - Re-certified as a Lactation Counselor
Nov. 2018 - attended Breastfeeding Coalition Conference
Aug. 2018 - Certified as a Postpartum Doula
Oct. 2018 - attended Postpartum Mental Health Workshop
May 2017 - re-certified in CPR
Nov. 2016 - advanced doula training with Penny Simkin
July 2016 - attended International Babywearing Conference in Atlanta
April 2016 - attended BOND conference
Feb. 2016 - trained in Spinning Babies
Nov. 2015 - trained in Comforting Touch
Sept. 2015 - trained in Rebozo
Aug. 2015 - Certified Lactation Counselor
May 2015 - Certified Babywearing Consultant
May 2015 - Birth Doula training with DONA
May 2015 - CPR (infant +adult) certified
April 2015 - Postpartum Doula training with DONA
Jan. 2015 - Voluntary Babywearing Educator with Babywearing International