About The Mothership

The Mothership was built as a means of creating a community of parents via events, chats, email threads and providing information and resources for the cosmic mother. The Mothership aims to highlight the mother as the source of all creation, the vessel between the spiritual and physical realms. Its time that childbirth be recognized and treated as a sacred, transformative, healing, physiological process that requires additional support.

The Mothership offers Birth & Postpartum Doula Services, Lactation Counseling, Childbirth Education, Placenta Services, and BelliBinding.

As your doulas, we will provide emotional, physical, and spiritual support that will assist in preparation for birth and labor. Most importantly, we will hold space for you. We will bring our entire being to you throughout your pregnancy, birth & postpartum period. We will walk with you, see you, hear you, be fully present, and help ground and center you with unconditional support. We will serve as your friends, coaches, resources, and guides.

“Your birth. Your way.”

Our support is tailored to each individual as we are full holistic humans who are the experts of our own bodies. You make the calls. We are your resource. Continuous education and intuition guide our service, while bringing an individualized approach to birth and postpartum education and support. What was best for your mother and grandmother may not necessarily work for you.

Together, we will figure out your unique needs, what your best support will look like, and work to get all of your close one’s with the program. This transition in your life can be joyous and smooth. You will feel confident and secure as you become a parent and your family will be provided with the resources to help support you after our job is done.

The Mothership offers birth doula and newborn support services in New York City (Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx, Brooklyn) and the greater metro NYC area.  Confidentiality, discretion, and nonjudgmental unconditional support are guaranteed.

It takes strength and support to challenge the status-quo and the reproductive health systems in place. We are currently working with the NYC Department of Health and The Citywide Doula Initiative to bring free doula services to Harlem & The Bronx.  We are focused on bringing full spectrum doula services and education to marginalized communities and communities of color in an effort to address the disproportionately high infant and maternal mortality rate among African-American and Hispanic women in NYC.

Confidentiality, discretion, and nonjudgmental unconditional support are guaranteed.

Contact us for more information and to schedule a free consultation.

Additional Education

Boston University, Bachelor of Arts in Film & Television, Minor in Women's Studies, Boston, MA 2008

Food Handlers License, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 2014

Ancient Song Doula Services, Full Spectrum Doula Training, 2019

The Sexual Abuse to Maternal Mortality Pipeline Conference, The Black Women's Blueprint, NYC 2019

The Lactation Counselor Training Course, The Center for Breastfeeding, NYC 2019

Infant Massage, Baby Strokes Infant/Child Massage Instruction, 2020

Postpartum Care Series - Traditional Totonaca Medicine & Remedies, Mayte The Womb Doula, 2020

Placenta Encapsulation Certification, Brilliant Birth Academy 2021

Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulators, Biologix Solutions, 2021

Grandma’s Hands Pregnancy & Postpartum Herbs & Nutrition in the Southern Tradition, Divine Birth Wisdom, 2021

Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED, American Red Cross, 2021

Pelvic Steaming Basics, Slow Birth Collective, 2021

Understanding Electronic Fetal Monitoring For Doulas, Manhattan Birth, 2021

In The Cannabis Doula Practitioner Training, Six-Month Mentorship, 2021

Massive Obstetric Hemorrhage - Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, 2021

The Pelvic Floor: A Workshop For Doulas, Sonia Reiter, 2021

Decolonize Birth Conference - Beyond Survival: Liberatory Practices to Center Hope & Healing for Black & Indigenous Peoples, 2021

BelliBind, NYC Regional Director, 2023

Evidence Based Birth Instructor, 2023

Birth, Breath, & Death, Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss, 2023

Evidence Based Birth Instructor, 2024 (recertification)

Certified Lactation Counselor, The Center for Breastfeeding, NYC 2023 (recertification)

I am a passionate, radiant, feminine Puerto Rican mother, born, raised, and currently residing in New York City. My own experiences during my first pregnancy and childbirth that I navigated as a single parent from beginning to end, were transformative and led me to my life’s calling. My most recent pregnancy and birth, which occurred during the 2020 Covid lockdown in NYC, further ignited my passion for birth and postpartum work.  It is my life’s calling to support pregnant people and build community around the transition to parenthood. 


Miranda Padilla - Founder