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High quality care during pregnancy, birth and post partum

Helping You Have The Birth You Want

Find more balance between medical and natural approach during these precious months! We provide certified, highly trained and vetted birth doulas, postpartum doulas, baby specialists and lactation consultants.

Fill out our inquiry form on the top right or call us at 347-257-5157 to find out more about our availability and rates.

We attend hospital births in-person in all hospitals of NYC and the surrounding areas as well as home births and births at the one birthing center that’s left in the city.

Meet our team here!

Need an immediate lactation consultation? Check our availability here.

Having a Great Birth

With Stephanie Heintzeler, Founder

Our journey together starts as early as you like- whether at 6 weeks or 36 weeks. Without fuss and mystery, we want you to be prepared for labor, birth and postpartum so you will feel powerful, calm and confident; able to have the birth you want. You will know everything about labor, so you won’t require different childbirth educators, breastfeeding classes or postpartum support. You’ll have everything in one hand: a one on one personalized program just for you.


Dr.Richard Marn from “Health Careers with Dr.Marn” interviewed Stephanie about her journey from midwifery to become to doula-work and the NY Baby. Listen to the podcast here:

Birthing Wellness from Pregnancy to Post-Partum

Our specialized European approach includes everything from Pregnancy to Birth to Post-Partum, providing you and your partner with the compassionate support you need each step of the way.

Classes and Events

Saturday, July 27, 2024: Preparing for Breastfeeding

1 hour virtual workshop with Stephanie Heintzeler (midwife and doula)

Everything you need to know to set yourself up in the best way possible for a enjoyable and successful time feeding your baby.

10am-11am on Zoom

Sign up here. $27 per person/couple

Wednesday, August 7, 2024: Breathing techniques for labor and birth

8pm-9pm on Zoom

1 hour virtual workshop with Stephanie Heintzeler (midwife and doula)

Ahhh, breathing! Who knew this is the one thing that will help you deal with your contractions? We will look at various breathing techniques for every stage of your labor. Practice which ones you like so you are prepared for the big day!

Sign up here. $27 per person/couple

Saturday, August 3, 2024/ Saturday, September 7, 2024/ Saturday, October 5, 2024: Breastfeeding and Newborn care

2pm-5pm at the Prenatal Yoga Center on the UWS

Our Breastfeeding & Newborn Care class helps expecting families become familiar with what to expect once your little one has been born. We will start with the day of your baby’s birth and move forward into your breastfeeding journey and what to expect in the first weeks postpartum.

Sign up here. $249 per person/couple

Anytime with Stephanie Heintzeler (midwife, lactation consultant and doula):

1 hour on-demand lactation workshop with Stephanie Heintzeler  (plus pumping 101)

You will learn about your baby’s nursing instincts and how to support them so they know how to latch on properly- and comfortable for you! We will also touch on nutrition, baby care, your baby’s weight gain and trouble shooting common problems.


Purchase here

45 minute On-Demand VBAC workshop (Vaginal birth after Cesarean) led by Stephanie Heintzeler

You’ll figure out if you’d like to go for a VBAC and if so: learn how to maximize your chances of a successful VBAC in our maternity care system, including understanding statistics and evidence-based information options.


Giving birth in NYC

Prepare yourself for the big day! This workshop will dive into what to expect when going into labor. How to deal with early labor, when and where will your doula show up, how does triage work, admission process, pain relief options and what decisions to make the first couple of hours after birth.

Date: TBD

$20 per person/couple


Doula Support

Doula support in childbirth is associated with a 40% decrease in cesarean deliveries among Medicaid recipients. The researchers found that Doula-supported births had a cesarean rate of 22.3% compared with 31.5% among other Medicaid recipients, according to results from a study published online February 14, 2013 in theAmerican Journal of Public Health.

6 weeks after birth, mothers who had a midwife or doula:

  • were less anxious and depressed
  • had more confidence with their baby
  • were more satisfied with there partner (71% vs. 30%)
  • were more likely to be breastfeeding (52% vs. 29%)

Am J Pub Health. Published online February 14, 2013. Abstract


We would like to sincerely thank you for your professional, warm and flexible support during the time before, during and after the birth of our much-loved son. You not only replaced the support and good advice we would have surely gotten from our family, but further provided us with all the expert advice we needed in making important decisions, and all that in the loving, warm way that you and your colleagues show towards your clients. We are so grateful for all this and are convinced that having you was the best thing that could have happened to us. Thanks a million!

Felix & Aneka

I had a wonderful experience with Stephanie. She made the process of a long labor and challenging delivery much more reassuring, and expertly answered all of our questions. She is truly a wealth of knowledge about birth and baby care, including both the medical side as well as alternative and natural aids. We also attended her childbirth class. While all of her care was excellent, she truly went above and beyond during our hospital delivery, and I am so grateful she was by our side.


The class was excellent: well-organized, upbeat, clear, and managed to pack an amazing amount of information in to the time. Stephanie is clearly an expert in all aspects of before/during/after birth and she is also an extremely competent educator. The class was structured and fast-paced, but it was also conversational. With such a small class size, I felt comfortable asking questions and sharing concerns I definitely would not have among a larger group, and I particularly appreciated Stephanie’s direct, confident replies.


Get in touch with us

Contact us regarding anything relating to your pregnancy or first weeks after birth. We will answer your questions and consultations are free!

Are you a doula? We are always looking for talented doulas to add to our team. Contact us at info@thenewyorkbaby.com

Download our baby app

Health&Parenting created this wonderful pregnancy and baby app with me: http://www.health-and-parenting.com/.

We are writing about daily development of your baby, nutrition, birthing 101, signs of labor, breastfeeding, newborn care and SO MUCH MORE!

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