Doula Ros

  • Certified Birth Doula, Doulas of North America
  • Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Lamaze International
  • Certified Breastfeeding Counselor, Breastfeeding Pinays
  • Early childhoon educator of the Parent-Toddler Program, Kolisko Waldorf School

Doula Ros Padua, acquired her birth doula training in Bali, Indonesia under the tutelage of 2011 CNN Hero of the Year, midwife Ibu Robin Lim, US-based midwife Katherine Bramhall, and author-director of Orgasmic Birth, Debra Pascali-Bonaro. 

She is a member and Certified Birth Doula of DONA International (Doulas of North America), the top doula association in the world with high standards of quality of care and ethical practices.

Doula Ros is also one of only two Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators (LCCE) trained and authorized to teach principles of Lamaze International in the Philippines. She heads the Pinay Doulas Collective's childbirth and parenting workshops.

She is also a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor of Breastfeeding Pinays, trained under Arugaan and Breastfeeding Pinays. She has been participating in online breastfeeding courses such as iLactation, and leading women’s circles focused on pregnancy, childbirth preparation and breastfeeding.

 

Doula Ros offers support that is from the heart and rooted in the belief that gentle birth and gentle parenting have profound impact on the child, the mother, the whole family, and society as a whole.  As a breastfeeding mother and counselor, she has seen the healing power of community support, of women coming together in sisterhood and friendship to share and continue the wisdom of our foremothers coupled with evidence-based practices.

She is an all-inclusive birth keeper and will support your birth choices. She will not push any agenda on you but instead will provide you with educational resources and materials with the aim of helping you make informed decisions. As a woman who gave birth via cesarean section, she believes and knows first-hand how women who give birth via c-section need more support.

Aside from being a birth keeper, Doula Ros leads the parent-toddler group of Kolisko Waldorf School. She is also a child-rights advocate and trainer having previously worked with UNICEF, Save the Children, Probe Media Foundation, and the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC).