Brooklyn, NY

info@chanelporchianyc.com

 

Tel: (917) 727-8012

© 2017 Chanel Porchia-Albert 

I'm a down to earth likes to laugh revolutionary mother living in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn.  I think it takes an out of the box mindset to decide to challenge the status -quo and the way in which individuals are treated within their reproductive health choices. I'm also a mother of six children all under the age of 9 years old (there's a set of twins) lol. 

I have been working within infant and maternal health since 2008 when I founded Ancient Song Doula Services a doula organization focused on bringing full spectrum doula services and classes to those whom are often overlooked within marginalized communities and communities of color in an effort to address the disproportionately high infant and maternal mortality rate among African-American women in NYC and co-owner of Ancient Light Studio in Brooklyn, NY. 

My work in reproductive health has taken me across the world to Uganda where I have worked as a maternal health strategist and board member of Village Birth International assisting mothers in rural areas, working on advisory boards with Ariadne Labs at Harvard School of Public Health, Colombia University Medical School, and various others.  Currently, I serve as consultant on birth justice and provider engagement with the NY City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and on various independent projects with Ancient Song. 

I've attended over 100 + births in various settings such as home birth, hospital, and birthing center in the U.S. and abroad and am a Certified Lactation Counselor for over five years, Certified Full Spectrum Doula, Certified AAP/NRP(neonatal resuscitation), Midwifery Assistant for over 7years,  Full Spectrum Doula Trainer, Reproductive Justice & Health Advocate, and speaker on Birth Justice & Health Equity. 

My philosophy in short is that everyone deserves to have equitable healthcare that addresses their own particular needs in whatever they may be at that particular moment. We have a basic human right to bodily autonomy within our reproductive health choices because our choices matter. 

In my spare time I am working on my first book and enjoying time with my family.  

About Me

I specialize in working in the ​following areas:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Multiplies

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Stress Management

  • Trauma & Abuse

  • "High Risk Pregnancies"

  • Vegan Lifestyle & Pregnancy/Postpartum 

  • Birth Trauma