My name is Angela Starosta and I'm a DONA trained doula, IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), and lactation and childbirth educator.
I’m passionate about pre-emptively combatting negative birth and lactation experiences with knowledge, support, advocacy, and empowerment. There is more to a "healthy & safe baby, healthy & safe birther" than simply being physically whole. Preserving the birthing experience matters.
I attend births primarily in the Greater Pittsburgh area, whether they are at the hospital, home or birth center. Concierge lactation consults are available within a 1 hr. drive of 15239.
Helped me through all the pain and kept me comfortable and relaxed me… She listened to me and knew my plans…
She was an invaluable addition to our birth team. She was so comforting and really supported my husband so he could support me.
She knew what I needed before I did, whether it was a sip of powerade or to try a different position. She was a very calming presence throughout everything and I'm so glad to have had her there!
She was always there to massage my back, offer encouraging words, or answer my questions. Angela was so supportive of all the things I wanted (or didn’t want!)