I was called to birth in 2014 after the passing of my maternal grandmother. She visited me in a dream and encouraged me to learn more about birth. At the time, I didn’t know what she meant but now, I understand why she guided me into this work. Growing up as a queer person, birth felt separate and distant from me. My grandmother wanted me to learn that there were many ways to experience birth. She wanted me to remember that we all come to this journey differently and that every story is valid.
I come to birthwork because babies have called me. Families have called me. Experiences, dreams, and stories have called me. I come to birthwork because it is a path that called me.
The birth support I offer is grounded in an understanding that the birthing person knows more about what they are feeling in their body than anyone.
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"Berenice’s doula support was a gift to be able to access during such a sacred time. Berenice’s knowledge and wisdom deepened my family’s connections. Berenice supported me and my husband in strengthening our core self and confronting colonial ideologies that we were encountering in medical systems for prenatal care. Berenice co-created a safe space with us, so healing could emerge. We are eternally grateful and appreciative for all the care Berenice showed and continues to show our familia."
"Berenice’s approach to birthwork shifted the narrative of my pregnancy. Berenice offered insightful consejos that helped me see things from a different perspective in moments when I felt worried. Our pláticas always reminded me of my strength and the process deepened my connection with my baby. Berenice’s nurturing and gentle ways grounded me when I felt unsettled. I am grateful to have had Berenice as my doula and friend. She continues to offer her support whenever I reach out. Tlazocamati Berenice."
"It was important and necessary for me to have the support of a doula that was familiar with high risk pregnancy and felt at ease supporting us throughout my pregnancy, labor and postpartum period. When we meet Berenice, we knew that she understood the sacredness in our journey we were on and felt confident in Berenice’s abilities as a doula."
"Berenice’s ancestral knowledge is such a beautiful gift that she shared with my family. The fresh herbal teas, herbal steams, pomadas, shared stories and lessons nurtured our hearts, bodies and spirit. Her insight on touch, energy and plantitas was something that we were honored to learn, and I still continue to learn from her with great appreciation. Berenice’s doula knowledge and wisdom has deepened our understanding of the birthing process our connection to our raizes."
"Coming from a birth family with historical trauma in giving birth, I understood ancestral traumas had real potential in showing up in our birthing experience. Berenice offered emotional, spiritual and energetic support that was meaningful to our family, both individually and as a tribe."
"Berenice’s home sessions strengthened my connection to my ancestors, my connection to wisdom that is present in my spirit and my connection to my husband and the tamal that was steaming inside me. Berenice’s shared exercises with us that were thoughtful, poetic and authentic to our process. She provided a safe space to be vulnerable and sit in ceremony during such a sacred time in our lives."
"Berenice brought to my family the intentional care, deep listening, and sincere support we didn’t think we needed during my pregnancies. She is not a regular birth worker, she is also a healer and brings all her knowledge from plant medicine, reiki, massages to her practice which makes it so enjoyable and trustworthy. She was there during the quiet times to support and bring attention to my soul, my body and my family. She was there during the heat and brought her professional experience to make us feel safe and in our power."
"Berenice is very aware of cultural needs and will always lead with respect which added to my comfort. I can’t recommend enough of her services because I never though birth could be such a magical process and it’s only because of her continuous support that I felt empowered to bring the best of me while bringing my babies to life."