MeetyourdoulaElise

Elise (Buckner) Gerard

Childbirth Educator, Labor Doula & Postpartum Doula

Credentials: Certified Labor Doula, Certified Childbirth Educator

After witnessing the needs of pregnant and laboring women both locally and in Latin America, I could not deny my desire for education in women's healthcare. While I was completing my childbirth education certification, I had the opportunity to apprentice with a rural midwife in El Salvador. There, I observed the teen pregnancy epidemic, and developed a heart to serve and provide quality maternity care. I’m passionate about women knowing their childbearing rights. No matter their circumstance, I want every new family to have the best possible start. I am fluent in Spanish and apprenticing to become a Certified Professional Midwife. I plan to marry the love of my life AJ, this May!

Continued Education and Training: Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (2014), Happiest Baby on the Block Workshop (2012), Stand on Your Rights Nashville: Demystifying Legal Rights in Childbirth and How to Use Them (2014), Hypnobirthing Certification (in process).