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"The whole point of a woman-centered birth is the knowledge that a woman is the birth power source. She may need and deserve, help, but in essence, she always had, currently has, and will have the power". -Heather McCue
My name is Marcella DeRosa, married to Joe since 2006. We have four children ages 9,7, 5 and 1. I enjoy walks in the city, museums, parks and sunny beach days with my family. I also enjoy cooking and funny movies. Health and wellness are very important to me in caring for my family. Giving birth to my four children has deeply inspired me as a woman to play a nurturing role in the lives of other women in supporting them both emotionally and physically through the birth process. 

My Professional Developement Includes:
~Certified Birth Doula through Doulas of North America (DONA) International
~Trained Labor Doula through Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA).  
~Trained in Placenta Encapsulation 
~Familiar with Hypnobabies method of birthing
~Completed Brittany McCollum's Pelvic Bodywork and Rebozo Workshop for Birth Professionals 
~Completed Marlene Baur Burke's Accupressure Workshop for Birth Professionals 
~Completed Dancing for Birth Instructor Training 
~Certificate in Bloode Born Pathogens for Doulas and Encapsulators with OSHA
~Pennsylvania Food Handlers Safety Course Certificate 
​~Our Baby Class (OBC) Instructor 

Other than being professionally trained I draw from my knowledge and intuition from being a laboring woman and mother myself. I, myself have had both medicated and unmedicated births as well as have been cared for by both a doctor primarily and a midwife primarily, and have given birth in a traditional hospital setting, in a birthing suite as well as a homebirth.

I strive to give women throughout pregnancy and childbirth the tools they need to empower themselves.  As a doula I offer a calming and nurturing presence to help suppress a moms anxieties and fears associated with childbirth.  I offer informational tools such as suggested reading material, community resources and referrals to other professionals if you need them in order to become a better informed family during the most important times in your life.