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Renee Pizzuto

Breastfeeding counselor (CBC)

Birth Doula

Newborn/Parenting Educator

Hello! My name is Renee Pizzuto and I am certified birth doula, breastfeeding consultant who works with families as a trusted guide through pregnancy, birth and the first year of parenthood. I love building bridges with expecting women and parents who want to be educated and prepared for this exciting new chapter in their lives. During my first pregnancy in 2007, I saw a need for maternal education and support. As a result, I chose to take my passion for coaching and development from the conference room into the birth room. Since attending my first birth in 2009 as a doula, I have guided hundreds of families to achieve a satisfying experience starting in pregnancy through the first year of life.

Verified
Expert Level Experience
3 Certifications

Michelle Goitia

Birth Doula

Newborn/Parenting Educator

Yoga Instructor

Support Group Facilitator

I support women through their pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum recovery by teaching prenatal and postpartum yoga, well care workshops, and by offering birth support. As a young girl growing up in NM I found that riding horses gave me a sense of calm that I later found on my yoga mat. I began practicing yoga in 2000, since my daughter was born in 1998, I had not yet discovered how yoga would enhance my pregnancy. With my son’s birth in 2003 I could tell the benefits of yoga as my pregnancy progressed. At this point I knew I wanted to share my experience with other women. This is why I’ve dedicated myself to teaching prenatal & postpartum yoga, lead well care workshops, & offer birth support. I love helping mothers connect with their babies through yoga and watching babies & children respond to its soothing calm and peacefulness. I’ve finally found my passion in assisting women through the full spectrum of well care from pregnancy to recovery in the postpartum period.

Verified
Experienced Level Experience
8 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

Mary Whitlock

Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula

Pregnancy Coach

Health Coach

Postpartum Chef

Antepartum Doula

I am a Certified Health Coach, Ayurvedic Chef + Doula specializing in postpartum care and Ayurvedic wellness. My philosophy is that a healthy foundation is a catalyst for a healthier future. After struggling with hormonal issues and anxiety, I was determined to find balance and heal. I adopted a regular Ayurvedic practice incorporating, daily meditation, breathwork, yoga and healthy eating into my life which had such a transformative effect that it moved her to study under some of the most influential Ayurvedic teachers in the US and India, including Vasant Lad founder and director of the Ayurvedic Institute, the National Ayurvedic Medical Association's Hilary Garivaltis, The Institute of Culinary Education’s Richard Lamarita, and Vaidya Dr. A.V. 'Krishna' Raju. I completed my DONA Postpartum and Birth Doula training with the renowned Debra Pascali-Bonaro, followed by an internship at, Healthy Mother & Natural Birth Sanctum in Hyderabad, India- an affiliate clinic of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization. There I provided gentle birth and postpartum support to women under the guidance of Dr. Vijaya Krishnan and some of the leading midwives in the country. My experience at the clinic was so heartfelt and life-changing that it motivated and inspired me to work towards improving maternal and infant health and create a ripple effect of positive change for a brighter future.

Verified
Expert Level Experience
2 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

Pamela Skop

Yoga Instructor

Postpartum Doula

Postpartum Therapist

Psychotherapist

Pam Skop is a licensed mental health counselor whose focus is on women’s mental health issues, with a particular interest in the infertility, pregnancy, the postpartum period and parenting. Pam also focuses on working with those who have struggled with their relationship to food and their bodies. Pam has received additional training in behavioral therapies. She is also a vinyasa and prenatal yoga teacher, teaching from a trauma informed perspective, and postpartum doula. Her practice focuses on the importance of the mind-body connection.

Verified
Expert Level Experience
0 Certifications

Erica Shane

Support Group Facilitator

Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula

Baby Sleep Consultant

Lactation Counselor (CLC)

I am a certified Gentle Sleep Coach, working virtually with parents in NY and all over the world. I help parents succeed in their goals for sleep, all while understanding their baby's developmental milestones and their unique temperament. My coaching container is supportive and nurturing. I take time each day to check on my clients progress and to provide daily tips and insight.

Verified
Expert Level Experience
3 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

Jessica Vanderberg

Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula

Antepartum Doula

Lactation Counselor (CLC)

Pregnancy Coach

Childbirth Educator

Birth Counselor

Hi....I'm MomTown. And I am here for you. I want to take care of you as you plan for your baby’s arrival, to educate you on what birth can be, be with you while you are having your baby, and be there for you when you bring your baby home (and for lots of time beyond). I'm also very invested in your mental well-being along the way. Because I know taking the time to have your needs met gives you strength to take care of your family. MomTown is for moms. MomTown is for dads. MomTown is for people who are curious about being parents. MomTown is for non-binary parents who don't go by mom or dad. MomTown is for gender fluid parents who go by both mom and/or dad (and every other name they choose to be called). MomTown is for people who identify as unicorns. MomTown is for people who believe the moon landing was a US government conspiracy (though I'll probably argue with you about that). Basically, MomTown is for everyone. I am a certified birth and postpartum doula, Certified Lactation Counselor and Childbirth Educator in training. I am also currently pursuing a Masters in Social Work, focusing on both perinatal mental health and family leave policy development. I volunteer for Postpartum Support International as a helpline operator.

Verified
Experienced Level Experience
4 Certifications

STEPHANIE HEINTZELER

Childbirth Educator

Baby Feeding Specialist

Breastfeeding counselor (CBC)

Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula

Pregnancy Coach

Baby Sleep Consultant

Birth Counselor

Newborn/Parenting Educator

Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Lactation Counselor (CLC)

Antepartum Doula

Stephanie Heintzeler is a German educated midwife and acupuncturist as well as US-educated doula and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She was born in New York City but raised in Germany, where she found her enthusiasm for midwifery already when she was 12 years old- thanks to her brother who was born then. She successfully finished her midwifery-exam in 2000 at the midwifery-school in the Black Forest of Germany. While she was working in Frankfurt she started to get interested in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) so she continued her education in Acupuncture and acquired her certification in 2003. She moved back to her birth town in 2003. Her book “New Yorker Geschichten” (“New York Stories”) got published and she started her own Doula business after she had certified with DONA in 2006. In 2010 she founded Preggie LLC in Germany that imports Preggie Pops (www.preggiepops.de) from the US. Stephanie cares for women with all kinds of births- whether her clients choose a hospital birth, birthing center or home birth; she wants them to follow their own intuition about which birth place feels best. Stephanie has seen it all- breech births, many successful VBACs (Vaginal Birth after Cesarean), planned and unplanned c-sections, vaginal twin births and LGBTQ-families. With a former midwife-approach her clients feel taken care of from a holistic-medical perspective. She uses breathing techniques and positions to open the pelvis as well as her acupuncture background to make birthing as comfortable as possible. As of 2018 Stephanie has delivered over 2,500 babies and attended over 3,000 births. She is the owner of the New York Baby where she puts expecting parents/mothers in touch with doulas and baby nurses.

Verified
Expert Level Experience
5 Certifications