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Stephanie Heintzeler, The New York Doula

Business Name
The New York Doula 

Business Description
A Doula is a pregnancy coach, advocate, childbirth educator, non-medical midwife, labor and birth support person and lactation consultant- all in one.

I have midwifery background from 10 years working in Germany- as a Doula I am now working with midwives and OB’s, in hospitals or birthing centers, with parents who choose a natural birth and parents who’d like interventions. The idea of having a Doula is being able to figure out what is wanted for the birth and then- to get it!

My Services include
•Help with search for doctor or midwife for delivery care and hospital
•Create a birth plan: what ideas and wishes do I/we have for the birth of our child? How do we make that happen?
•Advice and education during pregnancy (i.e. nutrition), help to ease pregnancy discomfort
•Preparing for labor with breathing and relaxation exercises
•Special relaxation techniques for moms or dads with anxiety
•Private and group childbirth classes
•Referrals as needed- from specialists for your pregnancy to financial advisors for your new phase of your life
•Demonstration of massage techniques and other pain relief measures
•Explanations of medical terms, procedures and interventions, especially when in NY as German parents or in Germany as US parents and are not familiar with the other countries health care system.
•Coaching and support during labor and birth
•Help with (breast or bottle) feeding and taking care of your baby, cord care, newborn development, weight gain of your baby, information to avoid SIDS
•Support on emotional and physical recovery from childbirth, support in day and night rhythm, nutrition
•Running errands
•Meal preparations