"Making the decision to have a child—it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
Barbara Vernéus has worked in the social services field since 1999 and began doula work in 2003 in order to help other women bring about precious life into the world.
Barbara wants to serve families in the urban community and overseas. She has volunteered overseas in Senegal, West Africa for the African Birth Collective and also in Brooklyn, NY at Dyekora Sumda Midwifery Services to work as a midwife assistant. She has also been employed as a advisor to teenage mothers at PathWays PA, an organization that helps women, teens, children and families achieve economic independence and family well-being
Barbara has completed her Master's in Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family, particularly seeking to counsel women who have experienced trauma. Grieved by the abuse of women and children and the lack of value of the urban family; she seeks to help reemphasize the importance of the family unit because all parties are vital to the development of the urban community and family. She has always worked with women through the amazing process of witnessing another woman walk in her own power-emotionally, mentally, physically and/or spiritually.
Barbara has served women in various settings from the public health initiative based out of Boston University to a local women's group.
Each experience she had in serving women and children has reinforced her passion and calling. She believes the most impactful moment of a person's life is at the moment of conscious conception and that as doulas, we have the opportunity to assist in helping a woman know her virtue, resources, and choices for herself and her baby.
Barbara offers affordable doula care in her community to those facing financial hardship but still desire her services. She also offers her services for free to teenage mothers.
Barbara Verneus moved to Austin, Texas and completed phase one of becoming Certified Professional Midwife who will serve her community as a counseling midwife. She is currently completing Mercy In Action Distance program modules. She apprentice with the amazing MotherBloom Midwifery and Holistic Services midwives in the Austin, TX. If you looking for some well knowledgeable and extremely sweet midwives please check them and tell them Barbara sent you.
Currently Barbara, has relocated back to the east coast to continue her apprenticeship with amazing midwives in Lancaster, PA.
SO COME ALONG AND FOLLOW ME ON MY JOURNEY.