Megan Gaspar, BA, CYBE, HCHD
Antepartum, Education, Birth, Postpartum, Placenta Specialist
Megan joins Tulsa Family Doulas specializing in antepartum, birth, and postpartum care. She is certified and experienced as a birth and postpartum doula, Your Birth Experience childbirth education instructor, a Happiest Baby on the Block instructor, and has received the credentials HCHD as a Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula. She is also trained in the arts of Bengkung Belly Binding and Placenta Encapsulation.
After graduating from Northeastern State University with a BA in Geography, she became a certified secondary teacher and worked at the University of Oklahoma at the East Asia Institute, providing professional development for Oklahoma teachers and helping to develop Chinese language and exchange programs. She became increasingly more interested in birth and postpartum work after having children of her own, and finally decided to make the move to doula work in 2014. While she is interested in all aspects of pregnancy and birth, she has a real passion for helping new mothers during the postpartum period, a time that she herself has always found challenging.
When Megan is not assisting other families, she stays busy at home with her own children, Ava, Pierce, and Blake, and husband, Scott. Together, they enjoy camping, going on cruises, spending time with extended family, and going to the movies. Megan has been a dedicated Jazzerciser for nearly ten years, which helps offset her other favorite activity - cupcake baking!
tRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
Your Birth Experience, Certified Instructor, CYBE, 2015
Certified Labor Doula, 2015
Postpartum doula, 2015
CPR and first aid certified, 2015
Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula, HCHD, 2016
Certified Placenta Specialist, 2016
Blood borne pathogens training, 2016
Food handlers permit, 2016
Happiest Baby on the Block, Certified Instructor, 2017
Bengkung Belly Binding Specialist, 2017
Confidence and EXPERIENCE IN BIRTH
Epidural and narcotic analgesia
Precipitous labor (very fast)
Exercise during pregnancy
CONFIDENCE AND EXPERIENCE IN POSTPARTUM
Large Package Contracts
Baby shower and registry planning
Experience with Gestational Carriers