Supporting birth, breast/chest feeding, and reproductive health justice in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx

Uptown Village Co-Op Doulas are highly trained childbirth professionals who provide continuous emotional, physical, informational and educational support to an individual who is expecting/gestating, is experiencing labor, or has recently given birth (postpartum/recovery period). UVC professional doulas are here to support a variety of births – hospital, birth centers, homebirths, C-sections, VBAC’s and so much more. We are here for you during this amazing, beautiful and transformation time!

Our Team









Myla Flores

Myla Flores is a certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator

Myla Flores is a certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator with an interactive teaching style inspired by trainings with Birthing From Within and Passion for Birth. Having also observed Bradley and Hypnobirthing classes, Myla is comfortable adapting to participants’ needs, hoping to bring the best of many methods. Her unique background in theater, psychology, and drama therapy have influenced her approach to Childbirth Education, as she guides couples through exercises involving self-discovery and expression, which she believes is essential for childbirth preparation.

Myla is a DONA birth doula, postpartum doula, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, photographer, and Certified Lactation Counselor. My Loving Doula Birth Services is her private practice based in Upper Manhattan.

LaShanda Dandrich

LaShanda Dandrich is a board-certified lactation consultant

LaShanda Dandrich is a board-certified lactation consultant who resides in Harlem with her daughter. Shortly after her own birth into motherhood, her passion for breastfeeding and supporting more mothers in the postpartum period blossomed. She has since continued work as a postpartum doula, getting her credential as an IBCLC, working as a breastfeeding and educator in various hospital settings, and establishing breastfeeding groups in New York.