• BA in Sociology, Brasov, Romania, 1999
  • MBA, University of Phoenix, 2008
  • Birth Doula Certification, Aviva Institute, 2012 
  • Childbirth Educator Certification, Aviva Institute, 2013 
  • Spinning Babies Workshop, New York, NY, 2013
  • Rebozotraining with Gena Kirby, New York, NY, 2013
  • Babywearing for Doulas, New York, NY 2013
  • Integrative Resuscitation of the Newbornwith Karen Strange, New York, NY, 2013
  • Birth Doula Certification, Stillbirthday, 2014 
  • Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula Certification, 2014
  • Acupressure for Labor and Birth, New York, NY, 2014
  • Breastfeeding Counselor Certification, Brooklyn, NY 2014
  • Infant and Adult CPR, Manhattan, NY, 2014
  • Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology Educator Program, completed in 2017
  • CEAMNY Teacher Certification Program, currently enrolled, New York, NY, 2015
  • Teaching Labor Support - CEAMNY workshop, New York, 2015
  • Pain Coping Strategies for Labor and Birth - CEAMNY workshop, New York, NY, 2015
  • Intermediate Midwifery Skills Practicum with Chanti Smith, New York, NY, 2015
  • Embodiment Seminarwith Chanti Smith, Communication and Presence Skills, New York, NY, 2015
  • Comforting Touch for Doulas with Yiska Obadia, New York, NY, 2015
  • Pharmacology in Pregnancy, Labor, and Birth - CEAMNY workshop, New York, 2016
  • Cesarean Birth and Prevention - CEAMNY workshop, New York, 2016
  • Obstetrical Testing and Procedures with Village Obstetrics - CEAMNY workshop, New York, 2016
  • Maternal Postpartum Issues - CEAMNY workshop, New York, 2016
  • Perinatal Loss - CEAMNY workshop, New York, 2016
  • Optimal Nutrition for the Childbearing Cycle - CEAMNY workshop, New York, 2016
  • Advanced Doula Training With Penny Simkin - New York, 2016
  • Teaching Breastfeeding - CEAMNY workshop - New York, 2017
  • Teaching Newborn Care - CEAMNY workshop - New York, 2017

Certifications and Education

With a degree in Sociology, an MBA, experience in computer graphics and management, I never expected my life to take such a radical and positive turn. And I am very grateful that it did. After the birth of my last child I quit the corporate world, followed my passion and started my education and work in the birth field. In 2017 I completed the Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology Education Program. I believe that not only the physical, but also the emotional health of the baby begins in the womb and I am excited to share the knowledge of this young field. I am also in the process of re-certifying as a childbirth educator through the prestigious Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan NY. Like all doulas, I feel very blessed to be supporting parents through the amazing experience of birth, one that will stay with you for a lifetime. 

I am proud to be part of the community of doulas and childbirth educators in NYC. I am a certified birth doula, postpartum doula, certified childbirth educator, certified breastfeeding counselor, local ICAN chapter leader, and mother of three kids.  I live in Manhattan UWS and I provide doula services and teach childbirth education classes in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. My journey towards becoming birth worker began in 2003 when I was preparing for the birth of my second child. Since my first child was born by c-section, I needed extra support and plenty of research in order to be well prepared to have a VBAC. I found tremendous knowledge and emotional support in the wonderful organization ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network). My two VBACs were amazing and humbling experiences, that taught me not only about the birth process, but also about the importance of strong support.

Doula Narchi NYC

NYC Birth Doula & Childbirth Educator
Caring Support for Your Birth