Yael B.
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Yael Borensztein

In Person
New York
Baby Feeding Specialist Birth Doula Birth Counselor Newborn/Parenting Educator Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
About me

My love for pregnancy, birth, babies and families has been a part of me for as long as I've been me. Growing up in Oregon to Argentinian parents, I was led to believe that pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding were all normal parts of being a human. I was confused by the more hushed attitudes regarding these things once I moved to the Northeast as a teen, and resolved to go to nursing school in order to work in women’s health care, promoting the normalcy and power of birth and parenthood. After 5 years working as Postpartum RN and IBCLC at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell, I stepped away to devote myself to my own business, Born Knowing. As a doula, birth assistant, and lactation consultant, I am best able to use my clinical RN knowledge without any time limit to provide continuous, uninterrupted support to women and families in labor. Having recently joined forces with Elizabeth Perez, of Expecting Wonder, I am thrilled to expand my community and my offerings as part of a fantastic team of doulas.

How I work with parents
My training & experience

Registered Nurse, NYP-Weill Cornell 2010-present
Trained as a birth doula through DONA (2014) & The Matrona Foundation (2016) //

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2013 //

Childbirth educator at Manhattan Birth since 2016

Prenatal Breastfeeding Preparation Class
By talking through all of the breastfeeding basics ahead of time, my hope is that we can avoid too many moments of staring at your baby wondering “now what?!” In our time together, we will discuss:
List Of Services:
  • The science and logistics behind how breastfeeding even works
  • How to detect early feeding cues
  • What normal and realistic newborn nursing patterns look like
  • How to comfortably position yourself and baby
  • How to achieve a comfortable latch
  • Any other questions or curiosities you may have!
$300 /session
Postpartum Lactation Cosultation
Visits typically last about 1.5-2hrs, in which I assess both your anatomy and your baby’s, observe a feeding, and work with you to develop a realistic plan to achieve your goals.
List Of Services:
  • Home visit
  • Anatomical assessment of nursing parent & baby
  • Feeding observation & assessment
  • Collaborative feeding plan development
  • Phone and email follow up as needed
$250 /session
Birth Doula Support
In partnership with Elizabeth Perez, we are Root & Spark. We offer partnered birth doula care, providing support and preparation to make the most out of your birth experience and beyond.
List Of Services:
  • Ongoing phone and email support throughout your pregnancy
  • 2 prenatal consultations in your own home
  • On-call support from 37-42 weeks of pregnancy
  • Continuous in-person support throughout your labor & birth
  • 2 postpartum consultations in your own home