Denise, a native New Yorker (NYC) holds a MSW degree in social work, she is also an Advanced DONA International certified birth doula and is known as Bold Doula since 2014. She is a author of several books, blogger and internet radio show host/producer with domestic and international listeners reflecting her empowering passion in maternal health disparities awareness and equality in birth work. Denise enjoys empowering families into parenthood with encouragement, calmness, education, advocacy and compassion. She supports breastfeeding and is a CLC; she teaches a class on breastfeeding as well as provide overnight support and newborn care. In 2019, Denise completed an advanced training course from Evidence Based Birth®. She now provides Child Birth Instruction as well as L&D Comfort Techniques for RN's.