Cindy Calvano, AAHCC, CD, EBBI, LLLL, MSEd, feels honored to have found her calling as a doula, childbirth educator, mother roaster, and breastfeeding counselor working with pregnant people and parents. She earned her Masters of Education in 2005, and has been warmly serving families during their childbearing year and beyond since 2010, when she became accredited as a La Leche League Leader. She has gone on to become a certified Bradley Method Childbirth Educator & Doula, Evidence Based Birth Instructor, Rebozo certified, Sacred Milk Mentor, and Sacred Pregnancy Mini-Retreat Instructor. In 2016 she will be fulfilling her dream of becoming a Doula Trainer through Birth Arts International, and will begin giving training workshops to prospective doulas
Cindy brings a sense of humor, experience, reverence, and honesty to her doula work, classes and workshops. She is a non-judgmental LGBT+ ally. Parents find her engaging, relatable, and warm. She truly believes in the power of evidence based information, and that families deserve loving care and respect for their innate wisdom as they birth and parent.
A self-titled “birth and education junkie,” Cindy has also professionally trained with Sacred Doula, toLabor, Birth Arts international, Heart of Herbs Herbal & Aromatherapy School, BOLD Method, and Yoga Nidra. She continues to Lead LLL meetings in Hackettstown, NJ & Staten Island, NY, and attends and/or speaks at several LLL conferences each year.
Cindy lives in Budd Lake, NJ with her husband and four amazing kids. More information on Cindy and her services can be found at www.treeoflifenj.com