Eileen Sullivan has been a childbirth educator and doula since 1987. She is currently a candidate for certification with Birthing From Within, and has been trained by Pam England, the author and founder of BIRTHING FROM WITHIN. In her work as a doula, Eileen has attended over 100 births to date, and she has mentored hundreds of pregnant women and their partners through her childbirth classes. Special areas of interest include VBACs, processing the difficult or traumatic birth, birth art, labyrinths as a metaphor for labor, birth and postpartum. Additional areas of expertise: Eileen has served as a breastfeeding peer counselor, and is a retired La Leche League Leader. Ms. Sullivan is also a Reiki Master/Teacher, who works with traditional Usui Reiki, as well as Ascension Reiki and Sekhem-Seichim-Reiki (SSR). She is a dynamic and experienced speaker, available for in-services, conferences or workshop presentations. Professional memberships include: Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA); Charlotte Doulas; Birthwise of Asheville; La Leche League International (LLLI, retired); Coalition for Improvement in Maternity Services (CIMS); and Carolina Reiki Association (CRA).