DONA Certified Birth Doula
DONA International is the world's leading doula training organization. DONA promotes the highest quality perinatal support for birthing mothers and their families by setting the standard for doula education and training, and by advocating the research-based benefits of doula care. -www.dona.org
Stillbirthday Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula
Stillbirthday doulas (SBD® Doulas) can support families experiencing:
There are a lot of situations in which baby is not in the optimal position for birth. Spinning Babies is a cutting edge technique combining basic anatomy with centuries-old wisdom about how a woman's body works to help position the baby for optimum labor. It is especially helpful with babies who are posterior (posterior baby = back labor).
Rebozo Certification - Oct. 2017
UCSD Hearts and Hands Volunteer Doula - May 2017-Oct 2017
Finishing Series through the Birth Education Center of San Diego - Sept-Nov. 2017
Hypnobirthing Series through BEC (audited) - Nov. 2017
ICEA Childbirth Educator Training - Feb. 2018
My Doula Journey...
Hi! I’m Amanda DiCianni, wife of an amazing husband, mom of 5 precious kiddos, and a doula for Keller, Ft Worth, and the surrounding areas. In 2006, my husband and I welcomed our first child, Nicolas, into the world and have since added 4 more to our wild and crazy family. I chose to give birth to all of my children at home with the assistance of a midwife and my husband happened to catch two of them!
After 5 births of my own and each of my labors being very different, I quickly became a resource for my friends and acquaintances. It was then that I began to realize my passion and love for pregnancy, expecting moms, and the birth process.
I am a certified doula with DONA Int'l as well as a certified Stillbirthday doula who is always seeking out more information so that I can help my clients better. I believe learning is something that never ends and I love learning new skills and techniques that can bring my clients comfort and potentially shorten labor.
I believe every child is a gift and their passage into this world should be both cherished and celebrated. I would love the opportunity to meet you and walk with you along this journey!
Photo Credit: Salt + Light Photography
Training & Certifications
If you really want to get to know me, you should know...
I am a barbeque snob. And Oklahoma barbeque is the best! I might be biased since I grew up there.
I love to travel and have traveled to Mexico, Russia, Honduras, Ecuador, Egypt, Uganda, South Sudan, Jamaica, England, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ireland, and Israel, just to name a few. My travels have given me an appreciation for and the ability to work with clients of all variety of backgrounds.
My hobbies are quilting and scrapbooking.
Indian food is one of my favorites (right behind Oklahoma BBQ, of course).
Newest favorite desserts are tiramisu and molten lava cakes.
I hate tomatoes!
And what does this have to do with being a doula? Nothing. Nothing at all! But I hope to learn about you so I thought I would tell you a little about me.