Eden Bertrang, IBCLC, CCCE, CD(DONA) is an international board certified lactation consultant, a certified cooperative childbirth educator, and a certified birth doula. She has been supporting families through pregnancy and early parenting for over a decade.
Eden began attending births in the New York metropolitan area in 2006 and has been a DONA-certified doula since 2007. In 2008, she completed The Midwifery Assistant Training with Ina May Gaskin at The Farm and in 2010, traveled to Senegal to participate in a midwifery exchange program offered through The African Birth Collective. This short outreach project gave her the opportunity to provide much-needed medical supplies to the birth center where she volunteered.
Motivated by her doula work and her experience as a midwife’s assistant, Eden certified as a cooperative childbirth educator through The Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York (CEA/MNY). CEA/MNY is a nonprofit organization of childbirth professionals and consumer advocates who have been training childbirth educators and serving the birthing community for over 40 years. Since 2010, Eden has served on the board of directors of CEA/MNY and is currently serving as the president. Eden has taught childbirth education classes for Pregnancy & Parenting and Stork & Cradle since 2014. She also taught in a homeless shelter through a partnership between the We Care for Your Kids Foundation and Little Essentials, an organization committed to improving the health, safety, and wellbeing of children living in poverty.
It was the birth of her first child in 2012 that motivated Eden to become an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). During her training, she was afforded the opportunity to participate in the Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Lactation Internship program and to be supervised by some of NYC’s most experienced lactation consultants in private practice. Eden is certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and is a member of the New York Lactation Consultants Association (NYLCA), the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), and the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA).
Eden feels blessed to have been involved in the transformative experience of pregnancy, birth and lactation, and looks forward to offering support to childbearing women and their partners in the New York City area. Her compassion and insight create a safe environment for families during this intimate experience.