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Amethyst Hertsens

New York, NY Map It

Childbirth Class
Labor Doula
Lactation Counselor
lactation-counselor
Postpartum Doula
(917) 858-1754 www.peaceloveandlabor.com

Congratulations on the new baby on the way! How exciting!! With over 125+ births under my Doula belt, it's safe to say that pregnancy, birth, postpartum and lactation support is my passion of passions. I offer judgement-free support for all expecting couples/singles/people in the NYC area (including Northern NJ!) and have experience in all birth locations (hospitals, birthing centers and home births) with most birth circumstances (vaginal, cesarean, VBAC, HBAC, twins, premature, induction and medication free). In addition to being a Certified Labor and Post Partum Doula, I'm also a Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator, Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (International Placenta and Postpartum Association trainer), Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Certified Dancing for Birth Instructor, Newborn Care Specialist, i hold my CPR & First aid card, and have been trained in neonatal resuscitation and as a midwife's assistant. Witnessing that moment when a baby takes it's first breath, when a woman becomes a mother and a man becomes a father, it's truly a miracle. To see this multiple times a month, year after year, i think to myself everyday "I can't believe i get to do this work as a career!" I'm so happy to offer education around birth plans/preferences as well as covering labor comfort techniques, breathing, essential oils, visualizations and much more during our 2 prenatal visits before your labor day. During our postpartum visit, we process the labor and birth together, do lots of breastfeeding support and i show you some tips and tricks when it comes to calming babies down and practicing safe sleep with baby. Please visit my website peaceloveandlabor.com for additional information about my work as a Doula. So looking forward to hearing from you!

Childbirth Class

$650 per class
Hypnobirthing
Private classes
3+ years of experience

Labor Doula

Doula Trainings International Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula
Certified Lactation Counselor
$2,000 per birth
Has attended 130+ births
3+ years of experience

Lactation Counselor

$275 per session
Has helped 175+ moms
In-home visits
3+ years of experience

lactation-counselor

$275 per session
Has helped 175+ moms
In-home visits
3+ years of experience

Postpartum Doula

Doula Trainings International Postpartum Doula
Infant CPR certified
$50-75 per hour
Has worked with 50+ families
3+ years of experience

Skills and Experience

Active Labor Support
All birth types
Baby sleep routine
Birth Education
Birth Plan Support
Birth Plans
Breastfeeding after breast surgery
Breastfeeding support
Cesarean birth
Circumcision care
Early Labor Support
Exclusively pumping
Homebirth
Infant massage
Latching problems
Low milk supply
Massage
Multiples
Older sibling support
Photography
Preemies
Sore nipples
Tandem nursing
Tongue tie
VBAC
Waterbirth

4 Responses to “Amethyst Hertsens”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Amethyst provided an invaluable amount of clarity and support to both the prep and the actual birthing process. She helped me to understand what to expect and how to have a voice and a choice where possible. She helped to balance the experience of giving birth in a conservative hospital environment so that I felt the benefit of simultaneous perspectives without a sense of conflict. Her optimism and humor were reliable when my own were not. My single biggest reason for wanting to hire a doula was for assistance with laboring, especially from home. Even though that didn’t happen (through no fault of her own), Amethyst provided so much support in varied other ways throughout the process I still felt hiring her was completely worth it. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Amethyst provided an invaluable amount of clarity and support to both the prep and the actual birthing process. She helped me to understand what to expect and how to have a voice and a choice where possible. She helped to balance the experience of giving birth in a conservative hospital environment so that I felt the benefit of simultaneous perspectives without a sense of conflict. Her optimism and humor were reliable when my own were not. My single biggest reason for wanting to hire a doula was for assistance with laboring, especially from home. Even though that didn’t happen (through no fault of her own), Amethyst provided so much support in varied other ways throughout the process I still felt hiring her was completely worth it. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Amethyst provided an invaluable amount of clarity and support to both the prep and the actual birthing process. She helped me to understand what to expect and how to have a voice and a choice where possible. She helped to balance the experience of giving birth in a conservative hospital environment so that I felt the benefit of simultaneous perspectives without a sense of conflict. Her optimism and humor were reliable when my own were not. My single biggest reason for wanting to hire a doula was for assistance with laboring, especially from home. Even though that didn’t happen (through no fault of her own), Amethyst provided so much support in varied other ways throughout the process I still felt hiring her was completely worth it. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

  4. jmrivera says:

    As first time parents, my OB/GYN highly recommended that we work with a doula. We also had close friends who had worked with doulas with their pregnancies and deliveries and their experiences were very encouraging. I did a lot of research (interviewed 8 different doulas) and within minutes of meeting Amethyst I knew she was the right match for our family.
    We are thankful that pregnancy was an easy and enjoyable season. Most of the preparation was mental and Amethyst played a major role in easing our anxieties, answering our (MANY) questions, providing reliable data, and also just rejoicing with us!
    My delivery experience ended up being much more stressful than we anticipated. The factors leading to that were not preventable but they were definitely scary and discouraging. Having Amethyst by my side as my labor progressed – reminding me how to breathe, providing calming essential oils, coaching me through my pushing, coaching my husband on how to care for me, and even helping me make hard decisions while in pain (which is very difficult to do!) was so so helpful. Amethyst is in the thick of it with you, and she won’t leave your side.. Her compassion and dedication to you having a healthy and peaceful delivery is genuine.
    A doula often functions like an advocate when things are the most intense – Amethyst’s counsel pre, during, and post delivery have lasted with both me and my husband.
    Our sessions before I went into labor were the most valuable. We learned so much from Amethyst. She is so informed, so well-read, and very respected in this field. She’s truly an expert. Our postpartum visit was also helpful and reassuring – she is a wealth of information.
    Since working with Amethyst, we’ve already passed her name along to several expecting friends. There are so many unknowns as you prepare to give birth. Even if you have an excellent OB/GYN (which we did!), they can’t spend as much time with you during labor as your doula can. You’ll spend a lot of time with your doula, and one of the biggest pieces of advice we got was to make sure you really connect with your doula. I think Amethyst’s personality is literally perfect for this role! She sparks joy and peace at just the right time and we are so blessed to have worked with her.

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