Heather Kaplan is an Advanced Holistic Birth Doula and is DONA trained. She is a breastfeeding counselor and has the personal experience of breastfeeding her own 3 children. 

Before becoming a doula in 2012, Heather worked as a school psychologist for 12 years and has since attended 100+ births. She is a mentor in the NYC Doula Collective, and is affiliated with Manhattan Birth and the Hudson Valley Birth Network. She has studied various coping techniques (i.e. Spinning Babies, rebozo, hypnobirthing, to name a few) to support her clients with a wealth of options that can be utilized in labor.

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Heather offers unconditional support as you prepare to give birth and transition into parenthood. She will be present for you throughout your childbearing year with a spirit of personal empowerment and patience, as you explore your birth options and preferences together. In working together, she hopes you will feel ready and excited for your birth!

 The nature of Heather’s support is grounded and evidence-based to help expectant families make well-informed decisions.  She believes that a relaxed mind supports a relaxed body, and thereby an easier birth experience.

Heather’s personal experiences of birth and motherhood helped her realize the importance of women feeling nurtured, respected and informed throughout their childbearing year, and the beautiful ways this benefits the entire family.


Birth is special and unpredictable every time. No matter what! Whether it’s your 1st, 2nd or 12th baby, every birth is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
— Riverdale Doula

Heather is "Mommy" to three precious little ones (born in 2008, 2010 and 2017), "Honey" to her overly affectionate husband and a lover of all things relaxing and emotionally centering. Being a mom is Heather's most cherished role and she is so excited for expectant families as they are born into the club! She looks forward to getting to know you and supporting you in your journey.


HEATHER HAS EXPERIENCE AT THESE HOSPITAL LOCATIONS:

NYC

* Mount Sinai West * Mount Sinai West Birthing Center * Mount Sinai East * NYP Columbia * NYP Cornell * Lenox Hill * NYU * Einstein * Montifoire North * Beth Israel * Maimonides *

SUBURBS

* Phelps Memorial * White Plains * Lawrence * Hudson Valley * Greenwich *