Mercedes has a BS in Psychology, a MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy, is a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Certified HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator, DBL Baby Language® Educator and a mother of an adorable girl.
As a hobby, she volunteered as a paramedic for over 8 years and has always been very interested in pregnancy, birth, babies and women's health and well-being.
When she found out she was pregnant, she started learning about all the different ways available for her to birth her baby. One thing she was clear on, was that she wanted to have a "med-free" birth. She knew her mother had birthed her and her older sister with Lamaze, and that’s what she wanted to do at the beginning, but then she learned that her cousin had had her first baby with Lamaze and her second with HypnoBirthing®, and thought her cousin was the best person to ask which one was better. When she asked, her cousin told her: “the difference between them is like heaven and earth, HypnoBirthing® is the best thing that could happen to me”.
After this conversation, Mercedes decided she wanted to birth her baby in a calm, gentle, comfortable way and learned all about HypnoBirthing®. Her daughter’s birth was exactly how she planned it, she slept through her labour and when she got to the hospital, she was already 9.5 cm dilated. Doctors and nurses were amazed about how calm and comfortable she was. That’s why, after trying it herself, she decided to become a HypnoBirthing® Certified Educator and spread the word so that more women like her could enjoy an easy and comfortable birth. Mercedes was trained and certified by Marie Mongan, creator of HypnoBirthing® and founder of the HypnoBirthing Institute®.
When Mercedes learned about DBL Baby Language and understood the benefits this training brings to families, she decided to become a DBL Certified Instructor to be able to teach parents and caregivers what their new babies are telling them, helping them deepen the bond with the baby and relief stress in moms, dads and caregivers.
When Mercedes' daughter was 6 months old, she got a KangooBaby® as a gift from her mom, and ever since, she won’t leave her house without it. She used to have a lot of back problems and it was really hard for her to carry her daughter around as she was growing, but with KangooBaby® her life changed.