Born in Santiago and raised in Los Andes, Chile, Coté Sáez moved to the United States, specifically to the Chicago area, in her late 20’s. Besides being the mother of three beautiful children, Coté is a certified Holistic Birth and Postpartum Doula with The Matrona. She is also a Birth Mentor with Birthing from Within, trained in Placenta Encapsulation and trained with CAPPA as Childbirth Educator.
She has also obtained her Advanced Doula Certification in extended studies including: Anatomy & Physiology, Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Holistic Birth, Placenta Medicine, Postpartum, Prenatal Care and Homeopathy. She is also trained in Spinning Babies technique. In addition, she creates handcrafted herbal products for the whole family and a special line of products for both mother and baby.
Coté has taught different classes for doulas in the US and internationally, and has taught at the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference in WI, as well as several other events and classes where she has shared her knowledge about birth and herbs. Currently, Coté is focusing on her studies in women’s health to become a women’s herbal educator with Aviva Romm.
“Our ancestors left us a legacy that talks about simplicity, beauty and a deep connection and respect for the land around us, and throughout most of human history, birth was always supported by community and plant medicine. My mission is to help people reconnect with their bodies and the incredible heritage and strength that we all carry within. In a time and place where we are still fighting for birth justice at different levels, a call to pass on this knowledge of self-reliance and empowerment is fundamental.”