Erika Ramos

She/Her
Postpartum Doula
Location: Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Families Served: 5 +
Experienced Supporting: Parenting and/or Caregiving, Immigrant and/or Refugee Families, Low-Income Families, Single Parenthood, Pet Care

About

What languages do you speak?

English.

What is your personal definition of “doula”?

A care taker.

What brought you to birth and postpartum work?

My own experience and the general lack of postpartum care accessibility globally.

In a climate of caregiver burnout, how are you caring for yourself?

Making sure to rest enough and have good nutrition for myself.

What is a standout book, movie/tv, etc about the childbearing/parenting journey that you return to?
BOOKS
  • The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother by Heng Ou
  • Seven Sisters for Seven Days: The Mothers’ Manual for Community Based Postpartum Care by Michelle Peterson
  • Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, and Mai’a Williams
Trainings
BIRTH & POSTPARTUM
  • Postpartum Doula Training, BADT

  • Full Spectrum Doula Training, BADT

FOR YOUR PERSONAL LEARNING, WHAT IS THE WORKSHOP/TRAINING ON YOUR RADAR?
  • Lactation Consultant

Testimonials

 

I found Erika to be very kind, thoughtful, conscientious, and helpful. She thought of tips for me as a new parent to share and the hours of sleep she afforded us helped a great deal! I’m thankful for her help and she is a wonderful doula to many. — A

Erika came to help me when I needed her the most during a very crucial time. She was watching my daughter when I had to attend my mother’s funeral. She was a true godsent.

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