As the founder and CEO Metro Mommy Agency, Esther McCant has provided labor support to over 100 mothers during their birthing experience and also has served hundreds of mothers in South Florida through childbirth education, breastfeeding support, and other postpartum doula support services. She is not only a doula and childbirth educator, but also serves as a lactation counselor and certified HypnoBirthing® childbirth educator.
Currently, Esther is working to increase breastfeeding rates & reduce infant mortality as the co-lead for the Healthy Baby Taskforce, a subcommittee of the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade County. This local community committee addresses health issues for children. She also serves as the Education and Communication Coordinator for the Jasmine Project, a program that provides wraparound services to reduce infant mortality rates in Miami Gardens and surrounding areas. She also currently serves as the founder and director of the Metro Mommy Agency Doula Mentorship program where she provides ongoing mentorship to 15 doulas located in Florida and Georgia.
Esther has been featured as a speaker for SantLA Haitian Neighborhood Center, Live Healthier Miami Gardens, Southern Birth Justice Network and Miami-Dade WIC and has also been featured in VoyageMIA online magazine, The Children’s Movement Best in Class and SoftSpot Podcast. She also shares wisdom and insight on her experiencing mothering four sons in the Miami Mom Collective blog.
As a Miami native, Esther graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Miami. During college, she contributed to the development of a summer science education program for underserved and diverse high school students and served as a health education intern with Miami Area Health Education Center. Working at the Department of Children & Families in the child care industry at the state level gave her a unique perspective on what it takes for children to thrive in a safe, healthy, and clean environment.
It was during her third journey into motherhood with midwives that she discovered her need to share her passion for childbirth with women who need support. She has four energetic, naturally-birth boys, ages 10, 9, 7 and 5. In 2015, Esther created Metro Mommy Agency to address the lack of support among the families who need it most. Becoming a birth doula, childbirth educator, certified lactation counselor and postpartum doula fulfills her desire to teach and encourage other women as they embark on this journey of motherhood. Drawing from her own joyful waterbirths and breastfeeding experiences, she now provides water tub rentals and breastfeeding classes, and a Breastfeeding While Black Support Group. Recently, Esther added a HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator to her credentials to help reduce stress and bring more calm and relaxation to her clients’ births. Growing up in a Haitian household, Esther learned to speak fluent Haitian-Creole and also greatly values diversity. She has worked with clients from a number of countries and backgrounds including China, South America, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Haiti, and Australia, to name a few.
When she is not homeschooling her tribe, some of her hobbies include spending quality time with her family and friends, baking, professional development, networking, reading, discovering new parks, and enjoying the outdoors with her nature guide of a husband, Donnell McCant. When the time is right, in the future, she hopes to become a midwife and provide holistic, top-quality services to families.
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