Valencia Andrews, M.Ed. 

      I am a DONA and La Matrona-trained Birth and Postpartum Doula, providing services in the Lower Hudson Valley, southern Connecticut, northern New Jersey and the Greater New York City area. My path to birth work was inspired by supporting many close friends and family during their labor and delivery experiences.  It was these formative experiences that guided me during my early training, informing my current approach as a doula, of being centered on wholehearted attentiveness and providing a calm presence, while giving non-judgmental, physical, emotional and spiritual support to pregnant persons.

  As I continue my journey in this work, my firm belief in the immense power of having a positive labor, birth and postpartum experience and its long-lasting impact on the birthing person, child, family and birthing person's community has grown. I express my creativity and commitment to the health of birthing families through my services, and am devoted to embracing the birth vision and tending to the unique needs of each laboring and post-laboring person.  

Trainings and Certifications
  • DONA International Birth Doula Training

  • Postpartum Doula Training

  • La Matrona: Homeopathy 

  • La Matrona: Holistic Postpartum - Tending to the Postpartum Psyche

  • Comforting Touch for Babies, Birth and Postpartum Support

  • Supporting LGBTQ+ Families

  • Birth From The Earth: HomeBirth Assistant Training Series

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Provider

  • Manhattan Birth: Infant/Toddler/Adult CPR

  • Manhattan Birth: Basic Life Support

  • Holistic Newborn Care

  • Manhattan Birth: Lactation Basics for Doulas

  • Manhattan Birth: Lactation Case Studies 

  • Manhattan Birth: Walking with Whitney 0-6 months

  • Moon Arts Placenta Alchemy (Placenta Encapsulation)

  • Benkung Belly-binding