Hello, I'm Angela Reis.


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Certified Birth Doula, Certified Postpartum & Newborn Doula, & Yoga Teacher

 

My name is Angela Reis, I am a yoga teacher, professional doula and mother. I proudly serve my community through my vast array of knowledge, experience, reliability and inclusivity. My superpowers are helping others to relax, releasing fears, and surrendering expectations.

In 2013, I learned I was expecting my first child. Both excited and nervous, I was overwhelmed by all the different opinions and information on the pregnancy and parenting. That same year, I graduated with my 200-hour yoga teacher training with Kathleen Santor. Prior to getting pregnant, I had been practicing yoga and meditation for the past five years on a consistent basis. I attribute my yoga and meditation practice for helping me to manage my anxiety, stress and have an overall more positive outlook.

After months of preparation, my first child, a baby boy was born at home into loving arms. Through my first birth experience, I finally understood the power of birth that I had only heard about. From that moment on, I knew that I was committed to helping other women and families have a supportive pregnancy and postpartum experience. 

I found out I was pregnant with my second child when my oldest was 8 months old. My second pregnancy and birth experience was nothing like the first. Having two children close in age rocked my world. I was ridden with guilt and disappointment. I desperately wanted to breastfeed my first for one year but when I approached 20 weeks into pregnancy with baby number two, I couldn’t get through the nursing aversions. I felt plagued with guilt and utter disappointment.

Finally once baby number two arrive, there was much relief. Motherhood was easier and harder the second time. Easier because I knew how to care for a newborn. But harder because I had an additional child to care for. It was not until the birth of my second son, that I felt the calling and had the ability to support families through doula work.

My journey helped me understand and clarify my message. Pregnancy and parenting is not a one-size fits all. Only you know what’s best for your family. As a birth professional  I am sensitive towards the needs, desires and experiences of my clients. My intention as a birth worker is that you are empowered by knowledge, feel cared for and nurtured, and leave with a positive birth and postpartum experience.

The important stuff

I knew from an early age that my life’s purpose was to serve others. From animals, to children, to women and youth, I strive to leave the world a better place than I found it. I started my career working for local youth serving non-profit organizations. Through my experiences with different organizations and different roles, I was able to see the world from new perspective.

I am a committed to life-long learning. I graduated from UNLV with my bachelors in Political Science and minor in Sociology. I am Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and have additional training in prenatal, fertility yoga, mindfulness meditation, children's yoga, prenatal yoga, restorative, Ayurveda, yoga nidra and Reiki I & II. I am a Certified REAL Birth and Postpartum & Newborn Doula. I have experience working with high risk pregnancy, advance maternal age, assisted reproduction, unmedicated and medicated birth, cesarean, VBAC, and loss.

What do I do for fun?

I am always learning! You can find me when I am not teaching classes, I am taking them. Also, I recently started to get into podcasts. I am an avid reader, I read everything from classic literature to non-fiction. I am especially passionate about women’s empowerment, self-love and boring self-care. I love cooking and baking, stick-to-your-ribs type of meals. I am always up for a new adventure!


Angela was an amazing asset in assisting with the birth of my second child. She was intuitive and thoughtful of the questions she asked, the suggestions she made, the intentions she held, even through the mindful silence she retained, all the while, being in tune with me every step of the way. When it came time to bring my son into the world, Angela was fast acting and quick thinking, guiding my every breath while maintaining a space of encouragement and solidarity. I felt wholly supported, completely safe, comfortable and at total peace with Angela’s presence, wisdom and guidance. As written in her name, Angela is truly a birthing angel. I highly recommend Angela as a crucial resource and indispensable, entrusted confidant in all mama-to-be’s birthing journey!
— Adia
We are so grateful to have had Angela as our doula for the birth of our third child. Angela was confident, caring, and calming. I relied on her to help ease my fears and she was able to keep me grounded. She advocated for me and helped me & my husband stay focused during labor. I loved Angela’s prenatal yoga classes, which always left me feeling energized & restored.

Angela’s passion to help moms and families shines bright and that is what drew me to her. Angela checked in on my frequently during my pregnancy and she came to our home twice before our baby was born. She also came to our house 1 week postpartum; her support was incredible. She was everything we were looking for in a doula. It was the best decision ever!
— Kelly P.