about me

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Feature – Best Of Birth
Feature – Best Of Baby

I will help you feel confident and comfortable during your birth and help your family get off to a good start.

A professional doula certified by DONA International, Lamaze certified, multidisciplinary Childbirth Educator, Certified Lactation Counselor, yoga instructor, and mom, I offer practical, down-to-earth counseling, education, and bodywork for pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood. I am skilled in acupressure, massage, babycare, photography, creative design, and facilitating both Jewish and secular ritual at lifecycle events. I have supported hundreds of new families through my classes and have attended births at homes and all major birth facilities around NYC. I host new mother circles, and teach full childbirth education series and weekend intensives, and workshops in babywearing, holistic newborn care, breastfeeding, and yoga for birth. I currently teach privately and at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

I am a native New Yorker who has traveled and lived in Israel, Morocco, Australia, and Europe. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Vassar College and worked in the music business for many years. But it was close to home where I answered the call to serve budding families in NYC. I served as Marketing Director for “The Birth Survey” and am an Ambassador for Choices In Childbirth.

I have completed continuing education in women’s endocrinology and fertility, essential midwifery skills, Neonatal Resuscitation, optimal fetal positioning, hypnobirthing, nonviolent communication, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Thai yoga massage, increasing abdominal strength and pelvic stability postpartum, nurturing families through perinatal loss, neonatal resuscitation, and risk reduction for medically necessary cesareans. I became a mother myself after working for years in this field, and laughingly learned how the actual experience connects to the theoretical.

I understand that everyone has their own expectations regarding birth – I help families make informed decisions and support their goals.