MEDIA Inquiries

For all media inquiries, please call Pema Dechen Sommer at (646) 599-2645 or email

Pema is a trained doula and certified lactation counselor (CLC), and is a licensed RN and Midwife in India where she was born and raised in a Tibetan exile community.

Pema would be happy to speak on a variety of issues relates to pregnancy and women's healthcare and childcare, particularly as they result to traditional Tibetan culture.

Suggested Topics

  • Tibetan approach to nutrition during and after pregnancy
  • Tibetan view of breastfeeding (e.g. average length of breastfeeding, evolving attitude to colostrum, etc.)
  • Postpartum care for women and children after delivery (e.g. traditional dishes for mothers, traditional massage techniques)
  • The unique value of Tibetan nannies
  • Tips for communicating with your Tibetan nanny
  • Doula (non-medical birth partner) care during L&D and postpartum
  • Non-pharmacological pain relief methods used by doula (e.g. applying counter-pressure on hip and sacrum during contractions)