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Lavina Fagan

Lotus Birthing+Wellness

Website: http://www.wombsandwisdom.com

Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 21 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 100 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, February 2015
  • Doula Trainings International , May 2017
Type of Practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency

Clients per Month: 2 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: no smokers please
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Lactation Counselor Training (Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Dancing For Birth Certified Instructor
  • Circle of Security Attachment Parenting Educator

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Home Birth
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Dancing For Birth Professionally Trained
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Holistic womb healing

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Woodhaven, NY
Serving the above highlighted boroughs

Client Testimonials for Lavina Fagan

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Wing Cheung

Lavina attended my birth when my original doula had an emergency. She spent 8 hours with me in the hospital and helped me manage through painful contractions. She played an integral part in keeping my wishes for a natural birth. Lavina is also a lactation consultation and provided sound advice when I had issues during breastfeeding. Thank you for being there during one of my important life moments.

Posted 11/20/2018

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Nada Haq-Siddiqi

I had a wonderful experience with Lavina. I had some family around durring my immediate post partum phase and didn't feel like I really needed help, but in the coming months started to feel overwhelmed with trying to be a mom and a human, as well as the prospect of going back to work. Lavina came in and helped me out with things around the home, organizing pump gear and preparing to build a milk stash, and some babywearing guidance but more importantly just to be an ear and relax some of my "shoulding." Even after we initially worked together she would check in on me which is really sweet. I like that I'm able to reach out to her for support from time to time, and that her approach to doulaing and motherhood is very continuous. It also really felt great to know she's a working mom with little ones. Definitely a great resource and gentle hand to have around!

Posted 5/25/2018

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Um Mohamed Ahmed

MY DOULA: LAVINA FAGAN

MY SUCCESSFUL UNMEDICATED VBAC BABY

I found Lavina literally a week before my due date! I vibes over text with her and then had the pleasure of meeting her. I loved the way she was with my son from the start and how cool, calm and collective she was. I was reading her body language, facial expressions and everything - pretty much analyzing her in order to see if she would be my match. Turns out she was everything I wanted in a doula and I decided to go with how my heart felt about her.

She was available through phone and text for me and made everything easy for me as well as working with the time limit we had since baby was coming soon. She provided a bunch of information that I needed to know. I knew she believed in me as much as I believed in myself.

She was there for me when it was go time- her voice- her facial expressions- the consent eye contact- all this is what I wanted while in labor- i felt loved - the way she held my hand - and comforted me through the hardest parts of my labor- the instructions she gave me - the positive come backs - she reminded me of my birth plan- which is what I needed once it really started hitting hard.

I know for a fact God sent her to me- you don’t meet people for no reason. From the bottom of my heart I will always love her - I will always love the way she took care of me - she is kind- she is gentle - she is powerful - all this made me strong and had my sweet angel March 7, 2018.

I will be needed you again for baby #3- trust that!

Love always
Bedor

Posted 3/14/2018

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Raven Fagan

During my pregnancy I experienced a lot of depression as well as after, working with Lavina very closely she help to support me as well as my 3 year old son. She was very passionate and dedicated to helping me through. During my labor she was able to wk me through the process and keep me claim if it wasn’t for her I would of had my baby at home alone. She was able to tell me it was time to go to the hospital by the tone of my voice and she was right by the time I arrived at the hospital I was pushing less than an hour later. She is an amazing individual who I would reccomend to someone who is having a difficult time or just someone who they can learn on for birthing support or nursing she is very excellent in those areas.

Posted 2/26/2018

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Raven Fagan

During my pregnancy I experienced a lot of depression as well as after, working with Lavina very closely she help to support me as well as my 3 year old son. She was very passionate and dedicated to helping me through. During my labor she was able to wk me through the process and keep me claim if it wasn’t for her I would of had my baby at home alone. She was able to tell me it was time to go to the hospital by the tone of my voice and she was right by the time I arrived at the hospital I was pushing less than an hour later. She is an amazing individual who I would reccomend to someone who is having a difficult time or just someone who they can learn on for birthing support or nursing she is very excellent in those areas.

Posted 2/26/2018

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