The circle of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we are weak and sing with us when we are strong.
Arlene Lammy is a birth and postpartum doula who comes to birth work with a teaching background in Education. Arlene is deeply passionate about maternal healthcare and Infant care development. Arlene studied Secondary Education at Syracuse University and then pursued teaching in Early Childhood Education. She taught in various preschools and education centers for over 5 years and lead classroom teams as a Certified Infant/Toddler teacher. Arlene’s career as a birth work professional began after witnessing the birth of her nephew.
Arlene is a Full Circle Birth Companion trained by Shafia Monroe Birthing Change Consulting. Arlene has a keen appreciation for postpartum care that centers traditional African American midwifery practices. She is dedicated to the care and support of all birthing people and empowers them to make educated decisions. Arlene is a calm, nurturing caregiver inspired by the connections and bonds made with families while working as a supportive guide. Arlene is also a Reiki II practitioner offering holistic energy support.
In 2017, Arlene earned her Child Development Associate certificate to enrich her knowledge of Infant development. From her classroom experience Arlene excels at multi-tasking, remaining organized, and focusing her care and attention. She has been described as warm and loving, with a resilient nature. As an educator she believes in the fostering of independence for children as well as providing deeply loving help.
Arlene completed a mentorship with Boston Doula Circle for several months while pursuing doula training. She attended several births and observed many consultations as well as hours of in-person support. Arlene studied Hypnobirthing under Dena Carmosino’s instruction and learned Spinning Babies techniques from the group of doulas. She has practiced on her own and is now thrilled to offer support with the BDC team! Arlene feels honored to serve families as they change and grow as well as to support their navigation through different dynamics.