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Jeanette Samyn

Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula

As a birth and postpartum doula, I draw from my experience as a parent, teacher, and academic researcher: I work to guide you through the overwhelming amount of information available to parents, and empower you to figure out what feels right for you, without judgment. I’ve learned that it’s easier to build lasting strength and resilience when you are well informed about your options and have trust in your team.

Verified
Novice Level Experience
1 Certification

Evelyn Gama

Postpartum Therapist

I am a mental health therapist specializing in fertility, prenatal and postpartum mental health. I can assist you with processing and developing coping skills for these major life transitions.

Verified
Experienced Level Experience
0 Certifications

Rebekah Rosler

Fertility Specialist

Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula

Antepartum Doula

Feel free to call me your Fertility Coach, your Motherhood Counselor, your Life Doula, or simply, your Friend. Thirty-something wife and mom of a three-year-old and a set of almost two-year-old twins, (in)fertility warrior, community builder, supporter, friend, connector, counselor, advocate, doula, Licensed Master of Social Work based out of Manhattan. After embarking on my own path to becoming a mother, something in me shifted. My passions, my identity, my purpose all took on new meanings. I realized how lonely it can be for those without community, support, or someone in their corner to guide them. From that moment I realized I wanted to help women setting out in this chapter of their lives-- whether they are struggling with infertility (as I did), pregnancy challenges, miscarriage or infant loss, life as a new mom, or all the spaces in between. I am particularly passionate about normalizing infertility, postpartum challenges, pressures associated with social media, breastfeeding and everyday struggles balancing life with infants and toddlers. I aim to add humor and my own personal reality to these and other parenting topics with the hope that it makes women understand they are not alone. I am in the trenches with you and we’re all just doing our best. My best, your best, is good enough. After co-founding a business, Mom MeetUps, that provided New York City moms with social gatherings and online forums, I have now chosen to offer personalized, one-on-one support to individuals looking for a safe space, a sounding board, and a knowledgeable resource on the journey to and through motherhood. In summer 2019 I will also be leading monthly, in-person support groups for women who are in the midst of their fertility journey. I could not be more thrilled to finally launch this endeavor. It’s been a long time in the works. After taking many different paths to get here, yet always working in the “mom space” with any spare moment I had, this is the exact right moment in my life to make this happen. With inspiring women surrounding me, a deep network of fertility warriors, members of my mom tribe, and my truly supportive friends and family, It’s Conceivable, by Rebekah Rosler, is born.

Verified
Experienced Level Experience
0 Certifications

Jayne Freeman

Postpartum Doula

Lactation Counselor (CLC)

Childbirth Educator

Newborn/Parenting Educator

I am a certified childbirth educator, breastfeeding counselor and postpartum doula. As a postpartum doula, my role is to help ease the transition into parenthood after you return home with your baby. This includes breastfeeding and bottle-feeding support, emotional reassurance and practical advice for making life with a new baby enjoyable and stress-free. In addition to my postpartum work I teach regular childbirth education classes as well as newborn care and breastfeeding in groups or privately.

Verified
Expert Level Experience
2 Certifications

Yael Borensztein

Birth Doula

Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Newborn/Parenting Educator

Baby Feeding Specialist

Birth Counselor

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.

Verified
Experienced Level Experience
3 Certifications

Jenny Nigro

Postpartum Doula

Lactation Counselor (CLC)

I am a DONA-certified postpartum doula and certified lactation counselor. In the two-plus years that I have been supporting families in the fourth trimester period, I have worked with 30 new parents and their children. To expand on my lactation support training, I am training to be an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and have internships in both hospital and private practice settings. My background has long been in supporting families, as a former nanny/child care provider and domestic violence advocate and case manager. I hold a BA in Sociology from Vassar College and have long-term aspirations of becoming a nurse-midwife.

Verified
Experienced Level Experience
3 Certifications

maeva althaus

Birth Doula

Pregnancy Coach

Childbirth Educator

Hypnotherapist

I am a HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator, a Spinning Babies® Parent Educator, a hypnotherapist and a birth doula. I became a certified Hypnotist in 2009. I always knew the mind and body are interconnected. As I prepared for my own transition into motherhood, I discovered HypnoBirthing - the Mongan Method. Through this practice, and as I worked with parents, I organically grew into birth doula work. After witnessing a particularly difficult birth, I found and trained in the Spinning Babies approach. My doula work completely changed after that. I learnt how to assess when there was an imbalance and help balance the body before and during birth. I continue to learn with every new birth and every parent I work with. I am motivated by my own experiences and inspired by the experiences of the parents I work with.

Verified
Expert Level Experience
2 Certifications

Kristen Mulheren Levitt

Fertility Specialist

Postpartum Therapist

I am an LCSW and PMH-C in private practice who specializes in women's reproductive and maternal mental health. I provide counseling and therapy for individuals and couples who have experienced infertility, anxiety and depression during pregnancy, loss, selective reduction, birth trauma, termination, baby blues and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.

Verified
Expert Level Experience
2 Certifications

Chantal Traub

Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula

Pregnancy Coach

Childbirth Educator

Newborn/Parenting Educator

Yoga Instructor

Fitness Coach

Birth Counselor

Health Coach

I am an active birth doula, childbirth educator, pre/postnatal yoga teacher and MUTU® Systems trainer. I have been assisting expecting families in the New York Metro area since 2003. What I have found from going to hundreds of births is that women are often under prepared for the 2nd Stage of Labor; The Pushing Part. Which may contribute to many hours of ineffective pushing, preventable tearing, medical interventions or sometimes a cesarean. I developed my Pushing Power classes to help inform and prepare for effective pushing and optimal recovery. I am passionate about helping moms prepare both body + mind for a positive birth experience and assist them to make a full recovery postpartum. I am a Certified Childbirth Educator (LAMAZE and Childbirth Education of Metropolitan New York, of which I am a current board member) and Doula. I am also Certified in both Pre/Postnatal Yoga and is a Certified MUTU® Systems Pro.

Verified
No Experience
10 Certifications

Rebeca Four

Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

I believe in every individual’s right to informed consent through access to accurate information and education about options in our healthcare, including birth and infant feeding. I have been providing education and support to families in Northern New Jersey and NYC for 13 years, as a private practice provider, as the Breastfeeding Coordinator for WIC of Hudson County, and as a former Trustee on the NJ Breastfeeding Coalition. I breastfed my own daughter for two and a half years after a very challenging first three months. During our nursing experience, I learned a lot about the importance of honoring each nursing parent’s path and about the great deal of pressure and stress parents experience in our society, where there is very little support for families. I have trained women’s healthcare professionals in the hospital setting, WIC programs, Nurse Family Partnership, and Community Doula programs. I have provided education and support to hundreds of expectant families and lactating parents and have developed and taught childbirth preparation and wellness programs for corporate organizations like the Discovery Group.

Verified
Expert Level Experience
1 Certification