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About MotheRetreat

We are about humanized maternity

For many years we have been studying, learning and collecting new and important information about childbirth; not only medical, but also psychological. We also study the birth and postpartum traditions of different cultures and different countries.

In our business, we rely on evidence-based medicine and international research; while also striving to maintain a respectful attitude towards the opinion and wish of the mother. We believe that she is the one who intuitively knows what is best for herself and her child. As such, we understand that this is all in the context of the uniqueness of the history of each woman. We strive to help each woman find her place, and to realize what exactly it is that she needs to smoothly transition into motherhood. Our goal is that all women feel satisfied and happy with their birth experience. 

In this circle we are more than glad to open our space to new women that are beginning their journey.  Our idea is that everyone we work with  feels understood and comfortable  to open up among us, to be themselves, to express themselves, and to feel themselves.

Our main value is following and respecting the choices of each woman. We do not preach certain childbirth methods, the “correct” way to parent, or any rigid concepts. We are ready to accompany women during their birth, whatever they may be. Each birth is different and it is important for us to be flexible and ready for each unique experience.

Our Prenatal and Postpartum specialists

I am a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Consultant and Closing the birth ceremony specialist. I am also a South Florida mother of two, and the creator behind MotheRetreat. I myself have experienced both a medicated hospital birth and an unmedicated home birth…

Emily is a mother of two and has lived on the Treasure Coast for over 17 years. She is certified as a Labor and Postpartum Doula through ProDoula. She has a passion for Doula work and the families she serves. As your Doula, Emily will support you in your choices…

I decided to become a doula after my own giving birth and postpartum experience. The doula that I have chosen during my first pregnancy made such a difference in my own process of becoming a mother….

My name is Renata Rosa. I am originally from Brazil and I have been blessed to live in the USA since 2005. In addition to speaking English, I also have the privilege of speaking Portuguese. I fell in love with births and postpartum care in 2010, when I provided support to my friend in the birth and postpartum care of her first child

Hello! My name is Gulnaz. I am a birth photographer and videographer. Based in Boca Raton, Florida. I also love to photograph lifestyle sessions such as a newborn and maternity…

Sandra is a Birth Doula & Postpartum Doula, Certified Birth assistant,Child Birth Educator,and Reiki Practitioner she is also CPR/NRP Certified. Sandra works with pregnant women…

Born in Brazil, and growing up in a large family, Dayane started taking care of younger relatives when she was 14. Her passion grew from there and led her to pursue a career in Education. Dayane has been working professionally with children

Being a Mother and a Doula is my way of living and my calling. Helping mothers-to-be and new parents became not only my job, but my passion. As a mother of five naturally born children…

My focus is to work with the body as a whole to find optimal balance, using gentle manual techniques. My focus on people with neck and back pain, recurring headaches, joint problems, pregnant women and postpartum women..

I was born in 1982 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. My mom is a swimming coach, and of course she brought me to the pool in a very yang age. First, I was swimming…

My name is Anna Grikevich. I help women regain their beauty, health, and body confidence without exhausting workouts. My methods are focused on strengthening the deep muscles to ensure healthy joints…

I am Angelica Rodriguez, a license massage therapist with a physical therapy background and more than 10 years of experience in making people feel better…

Being a Mother and a Doula is my way of living and my calling. Helping mothers-to-be and new parents became not only my job, but my passion. As a mother of five naturally born children…

Who am I? My name is Natalia Barbash and I’m a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I’ve graduated from Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) NY, USA…

My focus is to work with the body as a whole to find optimal balance, using gentle manual techniques. My focus on people with neck and back pain, recurring headaches, joint problems, pregnant women and postpartum women..

I am Angelica Rodriguez, a license massage therapist with a physical therapy background and more than 10 years of experience in making people feel better…

I am a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Counselor and Closing the birth ceremony specialist. I am also a South Florida mother of two, and the creator behind MotheRetreat. I myself have experienced both a medicated hospital birth and an unmedicated home birth.

My aim is that every mother feels grounded, nourished, empowered and ready to take on motherhood! I make sure that each woman that works with us is receiving physical and mental care both before and after birth, evidence based knowledge to make informed decisions, and one of one support from her village of professionals in the field during this transitional time.

As a mother myself, I know what it feels like to be pregnant, and to have the anxiety and fear of the unknown take over. I know the concerns about how to care for the life of a newborn child and how this new addition may change a family dynamic. I know the desire to want to be a perfect mother, and the fear of not knowing everything and wondering how I will ever learn it all. I understand all of these concerns, which are absolutely valid- and I want to take the weight of these worries off of your shoulders so that you are not going through this fragile time alone.

  • Doula – CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association)
  • Postpartum doula – doula link organization
  • Breastfeeding counselor – Suwannee River Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
  • Closing the birth ceremony Specialist – Project Nati doula
  • Childbirth educator – CAPPA 
  • Midwife assistant – Natural Birthworks
  • Spinning babies techniques specialist – spinning babies workshop

Languages spoken: English and Russian

Olga Proskuryakova

Birth Doula

Emily is a mother of two and has lived on the Treasure Coast for over 17 years. She is certified as a Labor and Postpartum Doula through ProDoula. She has a passion for Doula work and the families she serves.

As your Doula, Emily will support you in your choices, along with providing knowledgeable advice, giving you peace of mind and comfort during your labor and postpartum care. Empowerment, love, care, connection, and understanding are the pillars that Emily stands on in her everyday life, bringing those same morals into the care she provides her clients.

Everyone deserves support, a good birth, and experience a happy and healthy transition during the postpartum period. Emily hopes to be that support system, offering clients a high level of care that is unique and special to them and their families

Emily

Birth & Postpartum Doula

I decided to become a doula after my own giving birth and postpartum experience. The doula that I have chosen during my first pregnancy made such a difference in my own process of becoming a mother along with my husband’s becoming a father. At that point I felt that I was able to make a similar difference for someone else.

Assisting at any types of births – home, birthing center, and hospitals – is extremely enjoyable. They are all unique, not only due to their location but also due to the experience they provide. It is also always educational for me, as birth evidence changes and evolves quite often. My job as a birth worker allows me to provide the support that parents and babies need to ease the transition into the wonderful life of parenthood.

Being a Birth/Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, and a Breastfeeding Counselor has brought so much fulfillment into my life. My biggest pursuit as a doula is to educate birthing families and also instill the confidence in them to be able to make decisions that fit best with their lifestyle.

Languages spoken: English and Spanish 

Danina Avery

Birth & Postpartum Doula

My name is Renata Rosa. I am originally from Brazil and I have been blessed to live in the USA since 2005. In addition to speaking English, I also have the privilege of speaking Portuguese. I fell in love with births and postpartum care in 2010, when I provided support to my friend in the birth and postpartum care of her first child. But it wasn’t until 2013, when I had my son and a amazing support from my doula, that I understood the impact of that kind of support for a family in such an important moment of their life. I officially became a birth and postpartum doula in January of 2017, receiving training through DONA.I strive to be a warm and supportive presence as parents create a birth they will always remember. I am comfortable and experienced with whatever birthing environment you choose to have. When I am not doulaing, I absolutely love spending time with my family and learning new things.

I fell in love with births and postpartum care in 2010, when I provided support to my friend in the birth and postpartum care of her first child. But it wasn’t until 2013, when I had my son and a amazing support from my doula, that I understood the impact of that kind of support for a family in such an important moment of their life. I officially became a birth and postpartum doula in January of 2017, receiving training through DONA.I strive to be a warm and supportive presence as parents create a birth they will always remember. I am comfortable and experienced with whatever birthing environment you choose to have. When I am not doulaing, I absolutely love spending time with my family and learning new things.

  • Cappa – breastfeeding counselor
  • Dona – birth and postpartum doula
  • CPR – Certified- American Heart Association

Languages spoken: English and Portuguese 

Renata Rosa

Birth & Postpartum Doula

Hello! My name is Gulnaz. I am a birth photographer and videographer. Based in Boca Raton, Florida. I also love to photograph lifestyle sessions such as a newborn and maternity.

I have found birth photography is something that I meant to do. I am very passionate About being a birth photographer. I believe all new parents should retain the services of a birth photographer simply because babies are Born one and capturing those first moments for parents is one the best gifts hey Will ever receive. 

My style is emotive, documentary, lifestyle, authentic, and storytelling.  It is about capturing a slice of real-life with an artistic edge. 

Gulnaz Nureeva

Photographer and videographer

Sandra is a Birth Doula & Postpartum Doula, Certified Birth assistant, Child Birth Educator and Reiki Practitioner, she is also CPR/NRP Certified. Sandra works with pregnant women and their families to achieve the most satisfying experience possible for Birth and Postpartum. Sandra is the mother of four amazing children, she began her journey as a Doula in 2001 and is currently doing birth work full time. Sandra works in Palm beach, Broward and Dade Counties.

Sandra trained with Dona, Cappa and currently with Madriella. Her passion for birth deeply extends into Postpartum care, she loves helping  new families adjust during those first few weeks of the Newborn stage, providing guidance to the whole family assisting with emotional and physical recovery, educating, caring for baby, mother/baby bonding, newborn care, breast feeding, household chores and siblings care if needed.

Sandra Murillo

Birth & Postpartum Doula

Born in Brazil, and growing up in a large family, Dayane started taking care of younger relatives when she was 14. Her passion grew from there and led her to pursue a career in Education. Dayane has been working professionally with children since her second semester at the University in 2012 as an Early Childhood Teacher.

Dayane moved to the United States in 2018 to participate in an International Cultural Exchange Program for professional teachers/educators to work with an American family household as a live-in childcare provider. After the program, she worked with families as a nanny providing care for infants. 

Through the years of working with children, Dayane realized how much she loved working with babies and expanded her education as an Advanced Newborn Care Specialist through Newborn Care Solutions, Postpartum & Infant Care Doula through Pro Doula.  

Dayane is currently enrolled as a Pediatric Sleep Consultant through Summer Sleep Secrets and pursuing an Associate in Science in Nursing. 

Her main focus is to support families, offering education with evidence-based information, providing non-judgmental support to every family, respecting and promoting the parents’ parenting views.

As a hybrid NCS & Doula, Dayane’s work is to provide emotional and physical support, educate parents on the care of newborns, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, infant soothing, parent-baby bonding, and sleep conditioning (creating an ideal sleep environment and encouraging healthy sleep habits). 

  • Dayane is an ambassador of safe sleep through Cribs for Kids.
  • Advanced Newborn Care Specialist – Newborn Care Solutions
  • Postpartum and Infant Care Doula – ProbDoula
  • Pediatric Sleep Trainer – Summer Sleep Secrets
  • CPR/First-Aid Certified – American Heart Cross
  • Basic Life Support – American Heart Association
  • Languages skills: English and Portuguese

Dayane Lima

Newborn Care Specialist & Postpartum Doula

Being a Mother and a Doula is my way of living and my calling. Helping mothers-to-be and new parents became not only my job, but my passion.

As a mother of five naturally born children, and more that 20 years of learning, full of happy and painful moments, I believe I have knowledge and experience to share. I am grateful to mothers and families for allowing me to be present in their sacred spaces and to share with me their important and unforgettable periods of life.

I know that women do have their inner wisdom they should trust and use always, and especially during pregnancy and at birth. I love the ways in which doulas can bring comfort and support to women at birth and to the new moms – helping to enjoy their motherhood, to become confident and happy.

As a HypnoBirthing instructor I believe that using the resources of our bodies and minds, and intuition, helps to achieve the goal of having more peaceful and joyful birth.

  • Certified Doula – IDI (International Doula Institute)
  • HypnoBirthing Instructor
  • Midwife Assistant – NBW (Natural Birthworks)
  • Breastfeeding counselor – Suwannee River Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Languages – English, Ukrainian, Russian, Italian

Lyudmyla Maslych

Birth Doula & HypnoBirthing Instructor

My focus is to work with the body as a whole to find optimal balance, using gentle manual techniques. My focus on people with neck and back pain, recurring headaches, joint problems, pregnant women and postpartum women.

I have 10+ years of experience as a Doctor of Orthopedics, Osteopath, and  Doctor of Manual Therapy in Russia after graduating Medical University in Russia in 2007. In my work in Russia, I had lengthy experience with orthopedic and neurological problems in children and adults.

I also used painless and effective manual techniques on my patients to relieve neck pain, back pain, and restriction of movement in the joints. Some of these techniques included CranioSacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Muscle Energy Techniques. 

My patients usually felt improvement after only 1 or 2 sessions. I have participated in several medical educational programs and practice in France, Monaco, Germany and the USA.

Massage is one of the absolute best ways to connect with your baby, and enjoy a beautiful bonding experience together. Please join me to spread the love to all the kids around the world and show them what massage can do! Your baby’s health is in your own hands!

Aleksei Tsarik

Osteopathic specialist

I was born in 1982 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. My mom is a swimming coach, and of course she brought me to the pool in a very yang age. First, I was swimming, but in 5 grade I become an underwater swimmer. I swam with monofin and a snorcle. I was studied in CSCA (central sport club of army) or military sport school. I had 2 swim practices every day.

My sports achievements are:

  • Infant swimming certified coach
  • Master of sports underwater swimming 2000. (Master of sports is the level of achievements in swimming sport)
  • Member of Kazakhstan National Underwater Swim team
  • Participated in international underwater sport tournaments (Russia 1998, Europe 1999, China 2000)
  • Silver medalist, Kazakhstan Underwater Swimming Championship (1999)

Ksenia Vank

Infant swimming coach

My name is Anna Grikevich. I help women regain their beauty, health, and body confidence without exhausting workouts. My methods are focused on strengthening the deep muscles to ensure healthy joints. As well as to help create a pleasant feminine shape by improving the flexibility and strength of the surface muscles.

My Specialization:

  1. Recovery after childbirth
  2. Training for diastasis
  3. Improving posture
  4. Training for back pain
  5. Improving flexibility and mobility of the joints and spine


Education:

Leiden University Medical Centre Graduate

Certificates:

  • Movement Therapist (FPA)
  • Studio pilates on the mat (Polestar pilates)
  • Yoga therapy for women’s health (FPA)
  • Functional 3D training (Kinesio PRO)
  • Myofascial release (Kinesio PRO)
  • Yoga therapy for pregnant women (FPA)

Anna Grikevich

Pelvic floor specialist

I am Angelica Rodriguez, a license massage therapist with a physical therapy background and more than 10 years of experience in making people feel better.

More than a massage therapist, I am a passionate healer with a holistic approach.  I am dedicated to help my clients to relax and unwind in a nurturing setting.

Each individual is unique and has their own needs, reson why I love to develop my own signature style of therapeutic treatment, with a combination of different techniques to help my clients to balance and connect body, mind and soul.

Education: 

  • Physical therapist Escuela Colombiana de Rehabilitacion. Bogota-Colombia 2001
  • Massage therapist Florida College of Natural Health 2009

Credentials

  • Prenatal Massage
  • Reiki 1&2
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Lypossage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Champissage
  • Hot Stones 

Angelica Rodriguez

Massage therapist

Who am I?

My name is Natalia Barbash and I’m a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.

I’ve graduated from Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) NY, USA.

My passion is to help and support women to enjoy the wonderful journey of motherhood through nutrition .

I’m mom of two and I do know exactly how postpartum recovery depends on nutrition.

Your beautiful postpartum body needs all the nutrients to be able to heal, keep up the milk production and energy, especially during the first life-changing months.

I’m here to support you putting yourself on the fast track to recovery so you can be the happy, energized mom you want to be.

 

Natalia Barbash

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach