Myrna Kenney (she/her) strongly believes that each woman and her partner should have a satisfying birth experience, and prides herself on providing judgment-free support to help each family navigate the journey of their pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum experience. The miracle of birth and babies has fascinated Myrna since she was very young. When she discovered there was a profession that involved supporting women and their families during this incredible journey, she knew that she found where she belonged.
Myrna began her work as a doula immediately following her DONA International training in 2004. Since that time she has lived her passion by supporting well over 250 families with all types of birth experiences. She provides unbiased, non-judgmental emotional, physical and evidence-based informational support to her clients, who have often expressed that her calm demeanor, gentle voice, and soothing touch have been exactly what they needed to support them during their labor and birth.
Myrna additionally trained with Prodoula for birth, postpartum and infant care doula support. Myrna is a Certified Lactation Counselor and is happy to support families’ feeding choices.
Myrna finds great joy in supporting the priorities and parenting philosophies of new and growing families in their home and watching them bloom as they achieve parenting success.
In July 2015, Myrna became a Registered Nurse. She is currently finishing her Bachelor’s in Nursing and upon completion plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Midwifery so that she can serve as a Certified Nurse Midwife.
Myrna also provides Birth Counseling for pregnant women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse and for women who have had a previous traumatic birth experience. Having such events as part of her life history can affect a woman’s relationship with loved ones and care providers, contribute to her fears of labor and birth, and affect her ability to attach to her baby. Myrna has been trained to recognize potential triggers and strategize with the mother/family to reduce their impact on labor, childbirth and the postpartum period.
In her rare moments of spare time, she can be found laughing over a cup of coffee with her friends, curled up with a good book, or working on a sewing, knitting or crocheting project.
As of 2020, Myrna moved on to pursue her career as a labor and delivery nurse at Anna Jaques Hospital In Newburyport, MA.