Get to Know Doula Seva
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Ziya Rettig

Thank you for your interest in Your Intentional Birth!

Being of service as a Doula means that I will be closely involved with you and your family for the coming months. Therefore, although this is not about me, I would like to take a moment to share a little bit of myself with you to ensure that we will be a good fit. 

I am passionate about pregnancy, birth, postpartum, child development and the mind/body connection. I believe that with proper support we can all live more intentional lives.

I believe in inspiring YOU to have the most ideal birth experience for you. This means, I do not pass judgement or preach my own beliefs. I feel that it is my job to empower you and support your decisions, remind you of your goals when appropriate and help you adjust mentally and physically to any variations to your plans. 

I am a birth and postpartum doula and a yoga teacher and trainer.   I have my BA in Psychology and a background in behavioral intervention, teaching and childcare. I hope to use my background and knowledge to inspire people to birth with intention, connection and empowerment. It is also my intention to aid new families during their transition into welcoming their new baby. I am constantly exploring ways to enhance my knowledge and am a committed life-long learner. Most importantly, I look forward to meeting your needs, being an extra set of hands and providing you selfless service during this eventful time in your life. 

Experiences:

  • DONA Approved Birth Doula Training

  • DONA Approved Postpartum Doula Training

  • DONA Approved Intro to Childbirth Training

  • DONA Approved Breastfeeding Basics Training

  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification​ as well as the following certifications:

    • Yoga of 12 Step Recovery Training- Part One

    • Prenatal Yoga

    • Trauma Recovery Yoga

    • Rainbow Kids Yoga

  • Certified Reiki II Conduit 

  • BA in Psychology

  • 10 Years as a Behavioral Interventionist/Consultant for Children with Autism

  • 12 Years of Childcare/Nanny/Personal Assistant​

Let's Get Personal

I have always had a passion for the childbearing and birthing process as well as maintaining a sense of Self through the parenting journey. I am a mother of two, a boy and a girl who are 10 years apart. I had a belly birth with my son and home water birth with my daughter. I feel blessed to have experienced both ends of the birthing spectrum and feel it made me more capable of supporting various birth journeys. I feel that I am down-to-Earth and personable. I can read the room, assess situations and decide what I can do to be most helpful.  I love all people and live my yoga. I truly want to be there for you and help you foster the birth story of your dreams!