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Pansay Tayo Andrews

Sacred Butterfly Births

Website: http://Sacredbutterflybirths.com

Phone: 443-805-8624

Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: $15 to $30

Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 21 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 2 families served

Doula Training

  • The Birth Well, March 2014
Type of Practice: Solo practice

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

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Sacred Pregnancy Facilitator & Gentle Beginnings Birth Assistant Trainings

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Clients on bed rest
  • Home Birth
  • Over 40
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother Roasting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

My journey began while working in the alternative medicine field for 10 years. I connected and built amazing relationships with the birth community sharing my experience of loss and births with and without holistic treatments. After years of equipping women and families with knowledge, options, and resources of how to achieve their best birth. I am now living my Passion Full-time as a doula serving women. In addition to my Doula work, I am also a Certified Birth Assistant, Certified Sacred Pregnancy Facilitator and currently apprenticing to become a Midwife. Thankfully, I am Co - Chair of MARYLAND BIRTH NETWORK. MBN is an independent group of childbirth professionals and families founded on the belief that birth is a normal, natural process that can deeply affect our physical, mental and spiritual well-being. MBN educates, support and empower pregnant families throughout the birth process, and build bridges with experienced, educated and encouraging professionals to see it through

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Catonsville, MD
Travel Range: 35 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: Mom or Family pay toll expenses

Client Testimonials for Pansay Tayo Andrews

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Aja Williams

Pansay is amazing I’m lucky to have her in my life ! Not only is she an amazing doula but I had the pleasure to have her perform my sealing ceremony. The care she took to make me feel beautiful, pampered, and loved is priceless. I boast about her often to my friends and family. She truly made memories that will last forever. Can’t thank her enough—Highly recommended !!

 

Posted 12/13/2018

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Jessica Shiloh

Pansay was such a breath of fresh air from the beginning until the end of my birthing journey. When I found out I was having my second child, I knew I wanted a doula this time around being that my first experience was pretty traumatic. From my first conversation with Pansay, I knew she was the doula I needed. We shared similar values when it came to having a baby, she was also very knowledgeable on holistic care for myself and for the baby which I could appreciate. Pansay was very caring, supportive and thoughtful during my entire pregnancy and throughout the labor. She gives herself to you 1000% no matter what, she’s just a beautiful, genuine soul and I would recommend any soon to be mom to hire her so she can help you get through this important time with ease.

Posted 11/7/2018

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Cece Fortune-Randall

Working with Pansay was one of the highlights of my pregnancy, labor, and postpartum experience. I never imagined that working with a doula would be so significant and important. Upon meeting Pansay she welcomed me and shared with me her wealth of knowledge. When I realized that her philosophy about pregnancy, birth, and labor were well in line with mine, the choice to work with her was beyond easy. She believed in listening to the body, utilizing natural method, and creating Sacred Space both within and without to allow for a pleasant experience. I learned a lot from her, and felt confident that my body would be able to handle all that came along with becoming a mother. She also worked with my husband so that he would be more prepared to support me during my pregnancy, and during the labor and delivery. She really took a holistic approach, and made us feel more comfortable. She even attended prenatal visits with us! On the big day (days, long labor for me), I remember in the hospital, the nurses kept coming by our room because the essential oils, the calm music, and the lighting just drew everyone in. We must have had the most family filled and relaxing room in the whole L&D. When things got a little challenging, and the doctor made me doubt myself, Pansay and my hubby helped me to remember what it was that I wanted for my birth experience. With their support, we were able to, for the most part, follow my birth plan. I absolutely would love to work with Pansay again in the future, and I highly recommend her. I have nothing negative to say, only gratitude for the amazing experience that she helped me and my family to have. You can't go wrong with Pansay. She is an wonderful person, and an excellent doula.

Posted 5/8/2018

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Shawna Murray-Browne

I reached out to Pansay to support me in honoring my birth experience. I had experienced a traumatic experience following birth and knew I needed some sacred experience to help me become the best woman and mother. When I signed up for the Sealing Ceremony, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into, I just knew it felt right. I am so glad I listened to my intuition. Pansay is a Sacred Woman, a Healer, a gift to the universe. When I stepped into the healing space she created in my home, I felt I was transported to a beautiful oasis. The scents, the flowers, the fabrics, the lights, everything was beautiful. Pansay held the healing space I didn't know I needed. I released so much pain on that night and was met with a beautiful opportunity to honor my existence as a woman. The way she prayed for me, the thoughtfulness of each aspect of the ritual, the photography and the service I was provided afterwards gifted me a once in a lifetime opportunity to walk into motherhood WHOLE. Every woman deserves to have this experience, and no one is better gifted to hold the space than Pansay. 

The service I was provided afterwards was invaluable, the belly wrapping, really made a difference in how my belly healed. I am so grateful. 

I am forever grateful for Pansay and her wisdom. Love emanates from her every effort. I can only hope that if I am led to birth again, that Pansay will be able to hold space for me as my doula pre-, during and after. I highly highly recommend Pansay for any and all services related to Sacred birth.

Posted 4/19/2018

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Jennifer McDowell

I was referred to Pansay by a doula that i trust but could never use, my own boss! I knew right away that she would be a high quality, loving caregiver. What I didn't know is that from our very first meeting when I was just a few months along, that i would feel so honored, so full of power, and so supported. My birth didn't end up the way I expected, but having Pansay to lean on during my prenatal period, during labor, and after birth was wonderfu. I highly recommend her.

Posted 3/15/2018

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Tashia Manuel

Investing in the Postpartum Sealing Ceremony with Pansay was one of the best investments ever! I felt so nurtured and honored. As a new, first time mom there have been so many things to adjust to, so being able to really have a ceremony prepared for me that honored my journey of conceiving my newborn, carrying him, birthing him and adjusting to postpartum life blessed me in so many ways! It was a beautiful way to seal the end of my 4 trimester experience. I truly believe that this ceremony significantly shifted my life and energy for the good. I loved the way she created sacred space for me in my home and even the way they cared for my little one! I recommend this ceremony to all new moms and moms in general! If you are going through a new transition in life of some sort, I highly recommend it too! I will definitely be investing in another ceremony. Thank you Pansay! 

Posted 3/10/2018

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Britt Witherspoon

I met Pansay when I was pregnant with my second child. Although we didnt work together, she offered me such sound advice and was so compassionate that I kept her information.  3 yrs later, I became pregnant with my daughter.  I was interested in placenta encapsulation and immediately thought to contact Pansay. I could not have made a better decision! Pansay is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to preparing the body for birth as well as nurturing the body after birth. I was gestational diabetic and Pansay advised me on numerous herbs that would regulate my blood sugar.  I was determined to have a non medicated birth and Pansay repeatedly reassured me that I was more than capable to do so!! She filled me with postive energy and taught me how to draw inner strength when I was in labor and my non medicated birth was achieved!! The placenta encapsulation process that Pansay performed was amazing. She came to my home and carefully and properly prepared her work space before she began. She treated the process as a sacred practice and took her work extremely seriously. When she was done, she presented me with a product that was a reflection of love. I was given a cord keep sake as well as a painting of my placenta! My daughter will have those for the rest of her life ! Its been 2 weeks since I began taking the placenta pills and I feel awesome ! Pansay does the work of her heart and its evident! My experience with her was more than amazing. She empowered me to achieve the birth experience  that I desired. I am forever grateful. 

Posted 11/28/2017

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Toye D

My experience with Pansay has been very bonding and connecting since our first conversation over the phone, and even moreso once we met in person. The way she connected to me on a spritual level helped me in so many ways. I felt like she was always praying for the well being of my baby and myself, I just felt very protected with her by my side. Pansay always had a natural and holistic recommendation for anything I mentioned that wme and baby could benefit from. I originally contacted her for placenta encapsulation, but all of the services she offered, she provided me with being my incredible doula, and hosting such a beautiful blessing way ceremony. She was very helpful and supportive from day one and even now being 2 months postpartum. Its so hard to describe my experience with Pansay in words, I get very emotional when i think of everything she has done for me amd with me. All I know is, if I had to do it again, I would choose her without a doubt. I truly admire her dedication to bringing the sacred and feminine energy back to pregnancy and birth. 

Posted 11/27/2017

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Nitiya Ojuolape

I became  acquainted with Pansay Tayo through a referral for  placenta encapsulation. One of the things that stuck with me right from the start was how Ms. Tayo asked how I was feeling and was sincerely  interested in my answer. She offered some herb suggestions  that worked great for my cold at the time. As I progressed through my pregnancy Pansay remained a constant support system both for my physical and mental well being. She is extemely knowledgeable in her craft and truly has a heart for women's health.It was her words of encouragment that helped me to manage my pain and deliver a healthy, happy baby naturally. Ms.Pansay Tayo goes the extra mile for her clients , adding personal touches that make the birthing process a memorable one. 

Posted 10/7/2017

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Chira Stewart

My experience with Pansay was wonderful.She was very helpful, kind and compassionate. When I needed any assistance she was there with open arms. Pansay was very uplifting and encouraging during my birth and I am thankful that she was able to support me during my pregnancy. I would highly recommend Pansay for doula services.

 

 

Posted 8/7/2017

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Taisha Andrews

Working with Pansay made my delivery so easy! She was patient, gentle and kind she helped ease my pain in so many ways. Pansay made sure I had a nice calm atmosphere she kept me focused and relaxed. If I had to do it all over again Pansay would definitely be my choice 

Posted 1/6/2017

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Dominiece Johnson

I'm extremely greatful that my little one has arrived safely, but apart of me is a little sad that my time with Pansay is coming to a close. I started my pregnancy journey with Pansay very early on. She has really become like family to me. From our initial meeting, she made it very clear that she felt it was important to really build a strong bond with her clients so that they trusted her through the labor and delivery process. Once my husband and I decided to move forward with her as our doula, she became an invaluable part of my pregnancy and our journey.

Pansay sent encouraging messages and often shared resources that were useful for me during and post pregnancy. If I ever had questions during my pregnancy and she didnt have the answers, she reserached or reached out to a more seasoned midwife to get me the answer I needed. 

More important than any resources she could share, she was there for my family when we needed emotional strength and support. Towards the end of my pregnancy I encountered unexpected news regarding my baby which carried through my entire last trimester. I truly could not have gotten through as strong as I did had it not been for the support of Pansay. She accompanied me on doctors and ultrasounds if I needed her to be there and knew what questions to ask the doctors when they gave me their medical advice. I learned to be empowered and ask questions because Pansay always encouraged me to seek out answers for everything regarding our little one.

Once my labor process started, Pansay was right there, with my husband and I to get us through the labor and delivery process smoothly. She labored with us at home before we transitioned to the birth center. She was physically and emotionally supportive throughout the entire birth process. 

I would absolutely recommend Pansay to any of my family and friends and look forward to working with her for our future children.

Posted 12/28/2016

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Alba Azola

My birthing experience with Pansay was incredible!!! I'm a very stubborn person and is difficult for me to ask for help.... I was 2 days past my due date and so anxious, I realized that if I wanted to attempt a VBAC I could not do it by myself. I reached out ... and Pansay was there for me! From our first phone conversation I knew that she was an angel sent to me in perfect timing.  Her profound knowledge, calming energy and personality made me feel immediately at ease. I'm forever greatful that I got to experience this special moment with her guidance and support, I could not have imagined it being so perfect as it actually was.  She has a special God given talent and true devotion to the work that she does, she is highly recommended by me. 

Posted 8/21/2016

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Anya Robinson

I've had the pleasure of Pansay assisting with my 10th pregnancy.  She was such a blessing to my family.  Pansay was very professional, genuine, and had a very warm heart.  She was respectful to my home and the needs of my family. I'm so grateful she shared our amazing birthing experience.  

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Posted 6/7/2016

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Adeola Lawal

I had a fantastic experience with Pansay as my doula! I am a first time mom and was very nervous during my pregnancy. Pansay was very personable, nurturing and full of information. Upon meeting her I also found out we had a lot of the same interests so talking to her was like talking to  friend  (although I had just met her at the time.) During my pregnancy she always advocated for me to take good care of myself through, diet exercise and rest. She also recommended support groups for me because I was a first time mommy, along with other resources. My baby was born premature. I text Pansay  shortly after I went into labor and she was there very quickly.  Once she arrived she was as attentive and nurturing as ever. She brought me food and made sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed. She also knew my ob and was able to give me some background information on her and her team.Being the parent of a premature baby is filled with a lot of challenges in the beginning and can quickly get overwhelming when you don't have enough support.Pansay put me in contact with her cousin who had a similar experience to mine with her son at the same hospital. It really made a big difference and gave some encouragement that I absolutely needed.

Overall I would recommend Pansay' s doula services to anyone. She is warm, attentive, knowledgable and not mention she is a great mother to her own children. She takes her job a thr needs of her clients very seriously.

Posted 6/1/2016

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Aja Williams

Pansay was the doula for our first born in May 2016. I always knew I wanted a natural birth because I knew the effects of medication and wanted a safe uncomplicated delivery. I knew a doula would provide me with the support I needed to achieve this outcome. Pansay was the perfect match. I was immediately confortable with her. She is very down to earth, kind and knowledgeable. I could ask her anything and never felt judged. She was always easily accessible and would often check in on me on a daily basis. Pansay was god sent, I really don’t think I could have achieved such a rewarding birth experience if it weren’t for her support. No regrets I highly recommend her.

Posted 6/1/2016

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Tracy Virgo

During my pregnancy I'd have never taught of having a doula as a support system while giving birth. My experience with Pansay Tayo Andrews was so awesome during my labor and delivery. I attribute her with helping me get through my labor pains and helping me to feel comfortable. She encouraged me and helped me through one of the hardest things I've ever done and helped me to be relax and calm when things didn't go as planned. She stayed with me all through the morning until Ava Rose was born. Pansey also followed up with me phone calls and text and came over a few days after Ava Rose came home to visit her. I can't say enough good things about my experience with a doula. Pansay's encouragement made my birth experience so much better than it would have been without her.

Posted 9/27/2014

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