Loretta

With over a thousand births and more than three decades doing this work, we feel very honored to offer Loretta’s services to our customers. A Full-Spectrum New York Doula in the truest sense of the word; a Birth Doula, Lactation Counselor, Postpartum Doula, and Conception Counselor, Loretta offers a full range of life transition support to include aging in place and hospice care. This is truly the type of service towards which the whole industry sets its compass. Loretta customizes her entire care approach to every individual family. She has extensive knowledge and the experience to make good on the promise to be the bedrock of your support system. Having birthed, breastfed and raised three children into happy, healthy adulthood, Loretta stands on not just a vast body of knowledge but the embodied wisdom of a mother and a grandmother. Her guiding principles of inclusion, evidence-based information and supporting a mother’s choice to have a birth on her own terms, have been born out over a long, accomplished career in this field.

Full Package
Childbirth Class Fast-Track

$450.00
3.5 hours at home meetings covering:
  • Stages of labor
  • Signs of labor
  • Laboring positions
  • Pushing positions
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Interventions
  • C-section
  • Birth plan
  • Immediate after birth
Full Package
Childbirth Class Intensive

$1,000.00
Three x 3-hour at home meetings covering:
  • Nutrition
  • Physiology and anatomy of labor and birth
  • Stages of labor
  • Signs of labor
  • Laboring positions
  • Pushing positions
  • Comfort measures
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Interventions
  • C-section
  • Birth plan
  • Immediate after birth
  • Hypnobirthing basics
  • Life with your newborn
  • Postpartum Sanctuary
  • Breastfeeding 101
Not necessarily. But we highly recommend it because information is power. Learning what to expect from your birth process is the key to having a peaceful journey. Our childbirth educators will give you the confidence to interface with your clinical team and make sure that you know all your options at every step. Deeply grounding this practice in evidenced based information and conveying it to their clients in a way that is approachable and relatable.
Yes. And whoever else you choose to invite to presence the birth of your baby.
The most optimal time for a childbirth class is between 20 and 30 weeks. It gives you an opportunity to gain knowledge and clarity about the birth process and choices and a postpartum period. Your preferences for birth and postpartum will become more crystallized throughout the class and it will give you more time to plan for whatever your wishes for birth might be. Nevertheless, if you are already past 30 weeks, taking a class will be always beneficial at any stage before labor starts.