Erinn Bray- Birth & Postpartum Doula
With a passion for family and childcare Erinn originally pursued a degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. She attended her first birth in 2002, being the primary support for a young mother.
Through attending family and friends births and the birth of her own children, Erinn’s passion shifted more to the pregnancy, birth and postpartum aspects of family. Her goal is to give you and your family the attention and knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your pregnancy and labor
process as well as your postpartum experience.
Erinn provides non-judgmental support providing individualized care based on your choices and preferences. She wants families to always feel respected and cared for and wants to leave them feeling heard and confident.
Erinn is a DONA certified Birth Doula, a CAPPA trained Postpartum Doula and a Placenta Training Company Placenta Encapsulator. She lives on Cape Cod with her husband and their two teenage children. She loves spending time with her family. She enjoys nature, kayaking, walking, yoga, knitting and cooking/baking. She loves supporting families and is always happy to help in anywayshe can.
Tessa Vasiliadis- Birth & Postpartum Doula
Tessa(she/hers) is the founder of Hygieia Doula Care! Tessa is a birth and postpartum doula in the greater Boston area. Her years of nannying experience - specializing in preemies, high risk pregnancies, and lgbtqa+ families - plus her passion for advocacy make her a well rounded birth worker. She holds two bachelors in Human Development & Human Services, as well as Religious and Theological Studies from Merrimack College. Tessa trained under midwife Michelle L’Esperance at Warm Welcomes Doula Services. Tessa is passionate about reproductive rights and education, as well as creating a healthy and successful birthing experience for all birthers regardless of gender identity, race, or socioeconomic status.
Suzan Scharr, RN, IBCLC, CCCE
Suzan is an RN, Lactation Consultant & Childbirth Educator for Monumental Beginnings Doula Services. Although she is new to us-her expertise is not new at all! Suzan worked at Falmouth Hospital for 40+ years in various roles including- Registered Nurse, Lactation Consultant, and Childbirth Educator. She has founded several groups which have become essential to the Upper Cape area including the Falmouth Breastfeeding Support Group, and rightly so, as they have access to a highly qualified IBCLC, that relies on evidence based recommendations. This group now has an extremely active presence online: https://www.facebook.com/groups/130501450338033/
Additionally, Suzan also runs a new group, ‘Support & Healing for New Moms’ that focuses on Perinatal Mood Disorders. This group serves those dealing with anxiety, depression, or anyone who maybe experiencing difficulty adjusting to life as a new parent.
Suzan also currently works as an RN/IBCLC at Newton Wellesley Hospital. Supporting women and their families has always felt like the path she was meant to be on. It’s been a privilege to support families with evidenced based information as they go through the childbirth process and grow into a new family. Those relationships often form in prenatal classes, and provide a natural bridge to breastfeeding, and postpartum support.
One of her proudest accomplishments was initiating the first Breastfeeding Support Group at Falmouth Hospital. It provided a place for mothers to meet with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) to get their questions answered, safely and professionally, as well as aiding them in achieving their individual breastfeeding goals. These groups helped in many other ways including fostering long lasting friendships, and building a sense of community amongst the members long beyond their role as a postpartum parent.
When not working, Suzan enjoys spending time with her husband, George and other family here on Cape Cod. She can often be found walking or biking along Shining Sea Bikepath!