Erin Ronder Neves, M.A., CD(DONA), CD-PIC, CLC, BCCE, SpBCPE, RYT-200
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Erin is accepting clients for births at North Shore Birth Center, Beverly Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital & Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

Erin Ronder Neves loves being a part of the Birthing Gently team as a birth and postpartum doula, lactation specialist, and childbirth educator. In addition to providing these perinatal services, Erin teaches a variety of topics throughout Birthing Gently’s DONA International Birth Doula Workshops.

Erin is no stranger to the learning curve of parenthood and is fully committed to helping new families find their true north on this life-changing journey. Erin strives to validate and fulfill a family’s birth preferences through evidence based education, access to quality perinatal care, and personal empowerment. Erin's intuition, expansive knowledge, and instinct guide her hands-on support style, and help create a nurturing environment that fosters confidence, self-advocacy, and love. Erin aspires to give birthing individuals and families the space to be themselves to create deep connections during this beautiful, miraculous and vulnerable time.

Erin's interest in pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum began with her own journey into parenthood in 2013. Erin decided to become a doula after the birth of her second daughter in 2016. Those experiences ignited a passion for supporting families from conception through the first year. For thousands of years, across all cultures and colors, birthing people have been surrounded by others throughout perinatal period. Our society today does not promote this communal support network that taught our ancestors how to stay comfortable in pregnancy, how to birth or breastfeed, and most importantly, heal afterwards. Erin seeks to empower families through the steep learning curve of becoming a larger family so that they can reconnect with their instincts, and know they are not alone on this unpredictable journey.

Erin's training as a dancer, actor, singer, and certified yoga teacher provides her with a deep understanding of the capabilities of the human body. She encourages birthing persons to be active participants in their pregnancy and birth by being their cheerleader, and incorporating movement, yoga and Spinning Babies®  into their daily prenatal and laboring routines. 

When Erin is not helping families as an Arts Inclusion Specialist (www.ernartsed.com) or throughout the birth process, she enjoys acting, dancing, singing, teaching theater to students of all ages, working with the neurodiverse community, going to live performances, reading, listening to audiobooks, going to any library or bookstore, practicing yoga, exercising, martial arts, driving fun cars, comic books (DC preferred), spending time with her two amazing daughters, laughing with her husband, and snuggling with her two Labrador Retrievers, Bruce Wayne and Barbara “Babs” Gordon. (Yes, they are named after Batman and Batgirl.)

 If you are interested in her support services, please be planning to birth at, or planning to switch to, North Shore Birth Center, Beverly Hospital, Mount Auburn or Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Erin is very happy to share data and evidence as to why she has chosen to primarily support birthing persons at these hospitals in order to help you make an educated, informed decision about your birth place. Feel free to reach out!