About the Instructor
Monica Basile is a Certified Professional Midwife, Certified Childbirth Educator, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher, and Certified Doula. She holds a PhD in gender, women's, and sexuality studies.
After giving birth to her son in 1994, Monica was inspired to help others have positive and empowering birth experiences. Her work is now informed by 25 years of experience teaching prenatal classes and attending births in both home and hospital settings, as well as her doctoral research on the history, politics, and practice of childbirth in the context of the reproductive justice movement.
Monica is committed to helping expectant parents gain confidence in their ability to give birth through holistic, community-oriented, hands-on childbirth education. She offers evidence-based, non-judgmental birth and bodywork services, with the goal of helping families create positive and transformative birth experiences.
Learn more about Monica at her website: Mapleseed Birth & Bodywork.