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Gianny Navas

Placenta Specialist

Certified Labor and Birth Doula, Certified Birth Assistant, Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Placenta Specialist

Hey, I'm Gianny! I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, alongside my fierce and loud Cuban family that moved to the U.S. in the 80's to escape communism. Since only a small portion of my family came from Cuba, I was naturally inclined to help raise my 3 younger brothers. I watched the women who raised me, and dove into my maternal role from as young as 3 years old! This is how I began loving pregnancy, children, motherhood, and everything else in between.

Being a birth doula, and becoming a midwife (CPM) is my life's calling; I love supporting mom's have an empowered, and informed birth. Whatever you decide: planned cesarean, homebirth, epidural or not, as a doula I am here to support you! My goal is to help you love your birth, while involving your loved ones as much as you'd like (we can't forget about them)!

Before deciding to join the birth community, I studied mechanical engineering for 3 years. Currently I am studying to become a Lamaze certified childbirth educator, while also in a midwifery independent study program. I am a DONA International birth doula. I speak Spanish, and love practicing ASL: since my aunt who helped raise me is deaf. My husband is in the Marines and we are lucky enough to have Oahu as our first duty station. Aside from everything birth related, I enjoy rock climbing, long-distance paddle boarding, and watching Dave Ramsey videos! On my free time, you can find me baking until I discover the Papa Johns double chocolate chip brownie recipe, or competitively trying to escape an escape room.

Everyone has their opinions on how you should or should not give birth. News flash: there is no right or wrong way, just your way. I'm so excited for your birth journey and look forward to supporting YOUR "right way" to birth! Congratulations, and thanks for reading!

I am currently not accepting any doula clients as we await my husband's orders. I am still encapsulating all the placentas.

When I became pregnant, I knew very little about childbirth. But as my pregnancy progressed, I became more and more certain that I wanted my baby’s birth to be as natural as possible, even though I would be delivering in the hospital. I didn’t decide until the beginning of my third trimester to look into working with a doula. My husband and I were so grateful that Gianny was still available when we found her; we immediately felt comfortable and connected with her after our first visit. Her approach to our birthing classes was perfect for us. She made sure my husband got the information he needed to feel confident as a supporting partner, and she sent me tons of additional resources since I was eager to soak up as much information as possible. One of the things I was most nervous about during my pregnancy was my OBGYN’s hard stance on inducing at 40 weeks. Gianny provided me with great coaching to advocate for myself with my provider and when they weren’t willing to accommodate my preferences, she helped me find a new OBGYN at 35 weeks. As it turned out, I didn’t need to be worried about induction, because our baby ended up coming 4 weeks early. Unfortunately, when I went into labor, my husband had just landed on the mainland and was multiple flights and hours away from Oahu. Luckily, we had Gianny. 😊 From the moment she arrived and throughout my entire labor, her touch kept me grounded and focused. I have no doubt in my mind that her massages, counter-pressure, hip squeezes, aromatherapy, guidance, and calming presence are what made it possible for me to achieve my goal of delivering unmedicated. While I missed my husband, there was something incredibly beautiful and special about bringing my daughter into the world with Gianny. ❤️" Szuyin L.

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