about comfy Momma

Zen Holmes is the founder of Comfy Momma Prenatal and Postpartum Support and offers doula services, lactation counseling, prenatal massage, prenatal yoga and guided meditations aimed at reducing fear and preparing the mind/body to relax during childbirth. She also offers childbirth education, newborn care and breastfeeding classes. Zen is a Midwifery Assistant and an aspiring Midwife.

Zen is a DONA certified birth doula and a Carriage House Birth trained postpartum doula. She is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and a Certified Integrative Lactation and Feeding Specialist (ILFS). Zen received her certification as an Evidence Based Birth Instructor and offers to most up to date research in her classes. She is also trained in hypnobirthing and mindfulness. She uses visualizations, massage and sound therapy to help laboring moms feel grounded, relaxed and confident during the birthing process.

Zen Holmes has been a NYS licensed massage therapist, specializing in prenatal and medical massage for 20 years. She is also a Reiki practitioner. She has 3 pregnancy massage certifications (MotherMassage, Loving Pregnancy Massage, and Bodywork for the Childbearing Year).

Zen received her prenatal yoga certification from Yoga Education Institute and offers a guided meditation at the end of each prenatal yoga class. She also teaches Core Strength Vinyasa and was certified by Sadie Nardini.

Since 2011, Zen has led guided “sound bath” meditations incorporating vibrational healing with live musicians playing gongs, singing bowls, didgeridoo and hang drum. She now offers guided “sound bath” hypnobirthing meditation to expectant mothers. During the meditation, expectant mothers achieve a state of deep relaxation, eliminate fear and anxiety and are able to visualize their mind/body being relaxed and calm during childbirth. Positive affirmations instill confidence in the body’s innate birthing ability.

Last but certainly not least, Zen is the proud mother of five, ages 17-31. She has given birth in the hospital, birthing center, as well as at home and is open to working with you in the environment of your choice.