About Me

Doula & childbirth educator, Kyiv, Ukraine

Contact info:

phone: 093.011.0066 (Ukraine)
email: vitaliy_anne@hotmail.com

I serve as a doula and childbirth educator for English and Russian speaking families in the Kiev area. I assist families with both home births and hospital births. (Resume below)

2019: After 12 years straight of breastfeeding and 4 pregnancies, I am ready to attend births again as a doula! My age, experiences, and distance from my own birth experiences give me a lot of perspective and compassion and a huge love of birthing couples.

Resume updated March, 2019

My personal birth experience (we have four children) has been 2 home births with a midwife attending, a third home birth with only my husband (and a midwife we could call long-distance with questions), and the fourth with my husband without other assistance.

husband and doula support laboring mom

husband and doula support laboring mom–me!

new family

our new family, 2005

2005, 2007, 2012, 2014: Our own four home births (1 in America, 3 in Ukraine– first two attended by an American Certified Professional Midwife, last two were attended by only my husband and myself)

2006, 2008: Attended Christian Midwives International conferences

2008-2010: Certified with Charis Childbirth International as a doula and childbirth educator

2008 to 2015: Taught childbirth preparation classes, attended births (and miscarriages and C-section moms) as a doula. Both home and hospital births.

2010-2015: Studied midwifery with Ancient Art Midwifery Institute

2012-2015: Wrote and facilitate Oxytocin Intensive Study Module for AAMI

2014: Attended Midwifery Skills Lab

Other activities:

  • published several articles in birth magazines
  • interviewed on Christian radio in Kiev about home birth
  • hosted 2 birth (and related women’s issues) conferences in Kiev

Specialties I am working on: Oxytocin, Attachment Parenting, Safety of Home Birth

2015-2019: Break for raising my small children.