DEBBIE VIGNOVIC, CYT CPYT, CERTIFIED DOULA

PRENATAL & POSTNATAL YOGA, BIRTH DOULA, POSTPARTUM SUPPORT DOULA

Debbie has been practicing yoga for ten years. She completed her teacher training through Yoga H'om in Pittsburgh, PA in 2008. Debbie opened The Yoga Whole studio here in Mount Lebanon, a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA in 2011 enjoying a daily commute up the stairs. Debbie is a certified prenatal yoga teacher (CPYT), gaining her certification in 2013 with Katie Wise and Kristen Warner of YoMama in Boulder, CO. Debbie, also trained with Katie Wise through YoMama's Birth Doula Training Program and became a Certified Birth Doula in 2015. She underwent the Lamaze Childbirth Education and while educational it didn't quite fit her style-so she is currently training with Katie Wise once again towards her certification as an Inspired Birth Childbirth Educator. Debbie branched out and gave birth to The Yoga Whole Birth Services late in 2014, her passion is suppling support to woman both during pregnancy, labor/delivery, and the twelve weeks (4th trimester) after a baby's birth, in other words, the whole way through this amazing and special time. 

 

MICHELLE ZORIC CHENEVERT, CCE, STRONGBIRTHS LLC

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR  BREASTFEEDING SPECIALIST BIRTH DOULA

Michelle moved back to Pittsburgh in 2014, home to most of her family, until she had been a transplant to the Northern Virginia/DC area, where she spent many years working as an educator in many varied settings and roles. She now lives in the South Hills with her supportive husband, three children (two born in birth centers and one at home), her grandmother, and a menagerie of pets. She decided to become a childbirth educator because Michelle felt moved to help other women realize that birth can be amazing and empowering, not just something to "get through" in order to have a baby and childbirth education seemed like a natural fit to blend her background in education with her passion for birth. Michelle, earned her certification through BirthWorks International, which is a two-year process involving an impressive, intense curriculum. She completed her course work in 2012 and immediately began teaching childbirth preparation classes. Michelle is currently pursuing further certification as Breastfeeding Educator and as a Doula. Michelle's goal is to support and encourage women to have a normal, unmedicated birth and her goal as an educator is to empower parents and facilitate their ability to make informed decisions about their care. Knowledge is Power!