Maternal Specialists

Klara Brown

122 West 26th Street, Ste 1201, New York, NY, USA 10001

Klara Brown is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist, board certified herbalist, and a Diplomat in Oriental Medicine. Klara graduated from the prestigious Pacific College of Health and Science in New York City, where she earned a Master’s of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is currently a doctoral candidate as she continues her studies with PCHS toward the Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) credentials.

Klara has honed her practice in women’s health and fertility from over a decade of experience as an acupuncturist, and former massage therapist and doula. She is an active participant in the ever advancing field of reproductive health, as a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and through her ongoing collaborations with renowned reproductive endocrinologists and fertility clinics throughout NYC. Her passion lies in women’s health and gynecology where she believes in a highly integrative approach. Her mission is to support, educate, and empower women to take hold of their hormonal health, and their emotional well-being.

Klara Brown Acupuncture

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Mel Phillips

Chicago, IL 60645, USA

With Mel Marie Wellness my focus is to meet you where you are and help you build from there. My mission is to help create holistic wellness through yoga, meditation, support and healing. My experience has come from serving communities as a vinyasa, pre/postnatal and children’s yoga teacher and doula.

My offerings include birth and postpartum support for individuals and families of all races and ethnicities, all religions, countries of origin, all gender identities and sexual orientations and all abilities. I also offer private prenatal and postpartum yoga class both in-person (for local) and virtually.

Mel Marie Wellness
melmariewellnessllc@gmail.com

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Radell Peischler

Arlington, VA 22201, USA

As an IIN Certified Health Coach and earlier adapter to egg freezing, my goal is to bring fertility awareness and reproductive discussions out into the open before a women wants to have a child. I work with women one-on-one on learning about their fertility and getting comfortable making a family plan. Weekly I publish a podcast called In Pursuit of You, provide an online monthly community for women to connect in a non-judgemental way & provide an ebook on egg freezing called Easy Breezy Egg Freezy: A Guide to Deciding if Egg Freezing is for You at www.eggfreezingbook.com.

Fertility Boss
info@fertilityboss.com

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Wendy Doucette

11022 Santa Monica Blvd, #250, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA

I take a brain-based approach to help clients think about their transition to motherhood in a new way. By sharing stories in a safe environment where my clients feel seen and heard they begin to feel relief, gain insight, and learn new ways to access their inner resources.

Inspired by my own personal challenges during Matrescence, I have taken a special interest in Maternal Mental Health in my practice. To this end, I offer house calls to support new mommas who may not otherwise come into my office. Exploring each woman’s story in therapy through a holistic lens, I consider her biological, social, psychological and spiritual history, her identity transition, her coping strategies, and her expectations of parenthood.

I am passionate about helping women to transform traumatic experiences and negative embodied beliefs that have kept them feeling stuck. I find that integrating clinical hypnosis into my practice is the fastest and most lasting way for my clients to achieve their goals. Whether your intention is to achieve greater self awareness, build stronger personal relationships, heal past wounds, or simply feel better, together we can collaborate to achieve your goals in therapy.

For deep healing to occur, we must appeal to the rational and emotional parts of the mind. Hypnotherapy works directly with your subconscious mind to update negative implicit beliefs, and create room for positive growth. Limiting beliefs that you developed early on are replaced with new, positive and affirming conclusions and beliefs about yourself.

Together we will uncover your unique internal resources by accessing your subconscious mind, uncovering blockages to healing and actualizing what, at the highest level, has always been intended for you. I offer house calls to support new moms, women on bed rest, and clients who are otherwise home bound. I can clear traumatic birth experiences so that women, partners, and entire families can thrive during the postpartum period, and beyond.

Wendy Doucette, PsyD, LCSW
wendy@drwendyd.com

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fertility coaching

Batya Novick

New York, NY 10001, USA

Batya Novick, LCSW is a therapist specializing in reproductive mental health. She works with individuals and couples around fertility and perinatal loss to transitions into family building options and postpartum supports, helping to navigate these complex experiences while supporting healthy relationships and managing stress.

Batya graduated from Columbia University School of Social Work and trained at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She is a professor at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work, an active member of Resolve and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s Mental Health Professional Group, an active partner with several fertility based practices and authors articles and speaks on the topics related to fertility and postpartum supports.

Batya Novick, LCSW
bnovicklcsw@gmail.com

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Carlyn Rosenblum

New York, NY 10010, USA

Carlyn believes that feeling your best starts with good nutrition—but also involves how you think, live and show up for yourself physically and emotionally. Many women today feel out of sync with their bodies—especially when it comes to the perinatal period. Carlyn works to help you uncover the hidden obstacles keeping you from feeling your best and teaches you how to listen and honor your body by focusing on what healthy means to you.

Carlyn is a registered dietitian, with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from NYU. She also obtained her CLC certification from the Healthy Children’s Project. Carlyn is the Founder and CEO of MTHR Nutrition a concierge nutrition counseling service for women. Carlyn dedicates her work to supporting women during the preconception, prenatal and postpartum periods, which can often be a confusing and complicated time for nutrition. Carlyn takes a science-based, personalized approach to health. She believes that everyone is different, and nutrition should also take into account those differences.

MTHR Nutrition
carlyn.rosenblum@mthrnutrition.com

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Farrell Topham

San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Farrell Topham, IBCLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and certified postpartum doula. She has been serving San Francisco Bay Area families since 2010. Farrell started her practice with the belief that all parents deserve to experience empowerment and confidence during their journey through pregnancy and postpartum. As a lactation consultant, Farrell gives parents the practical guidance and nonjudgemental care they need to achieve their feeding goals and thrive! She supports the entire family’s physical and emotional needs so that the path into parenthood is a smooth and joyful transition.

In addition to traditional methods of lactation and feeding therapy, Farrell brings her unique blend of advanced practice skills to create a holistic care plan that meets each family’s individual needs. She holds additional training and education in craniosacral therapy for infants, oral-motor therapy for infants, Tummy Time Method for infants, Therapeutic Breast Massage for parents and herbal medicine. In addition to feeding support in the early weeks postpartum,  Farrell enjoys supporting parents beyond the newborn period. She believes that in order to continue breastfeeding beyond the first 6 months of their child’s life, parents require support and preparation for integrating this commitment into their jobs and workplace environment.

Farrell prepares parents for transitioning back to work or school, and facilitates details like pumping, working with child care, referrals, and real life logistics.  Beyond lactation and feeding support, Farrell is passionate about teaching skills like babywearing, infant massage and developmental play to all her clients. Farrell is proud to work with a diverse group of parents, she values inclusivity and supports our LGBTQ families! Farrell is available for a free 15 min consult and virtual or home sessions.

Farrell Topham, IBCLC

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Sarah Quigley

San Francisco, CA 94121, USA

Sarah Quigley, MA, IBCLC, is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant providing virtual and in-home support. Sarah accompanies parents on every step of the lactation journey, offering prenatal, postpartum, back to work, and weaning help. Her approach combines practical, doable strategies with emotional support and encouragement.

Sarah believes that all parents are the experts on their own babies, and her goal is to help parents tap into the instincts and knowledge that they already have to successfully feed and care for their babies. Sarah is an in-network provider with Aetna and Meritain insurance, and she is the mother of two breastfed children. In addition to her private lactation practice, Sarah volunteers as a La Leche League Leader and teaches perinatal classes at UCSF.

Quigley Lactation Support

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Jennifer Mann

New York, NY 10001, USA

I am a psychotherapist working with individuals and couples coping with a range of issues, including maternal wellness, anxiety, relational issues, life transitions, self-esteem and chronic illness.

I use a variety of therapeutic techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness and support of the mind-body connection tailored to my client’s individual needs. I earned my master’s degree from Columbia School of Social Work, worked at Mount Sinai Hospital and completed advanced clinical training at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Through therapy, my clients are empowered to connect with their strengths, their stories and their unique abilities to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives.

Jennifer Mann Therapy
jennifer@jennifermanntherapy.com

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Wendy Haldeman

4257 Lincoln Avenue, Culver City, CA, USA

Wendy has been providing lactation consultations for 40 years. She is co-founder of The Pump Station and Nurtury in Santa Monica, CA, now retired as a business owner. Wendy now exclusively works for 3 different pediatric practices in Los Angeles area and provides in home consultations as well. She received her undergraduate and master’s degree in nursing from UCLA.

Wendy Haldeman In-Home Lactation Services

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Denise Wiesner

2001 S Barrington Ave, Los Angeles, CA, USA 90025

Denise Wiesner L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., founder of the Natural Healing and Acupuncture Clinic in West Los Angeles, is an internationally recognized traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, specializing in the Whole Systems Chinese medicine approach to women’s health, sexuality, and fertility. Since 1994, Denise has treated and helped women manage challenges from menstrual disorders through menopause, and from infertility to pregnancy. Using a combination of acupuncture, diet and lifestyle counseling, nutritional supplements, and Chinese herbs, Denise has helped thousands of couples navigate the tricky, and often stressful, journey toward fertility, without losing their loving connection.

She is the author of the book, Conceiving With Love, A Whole-body Approach to Creating Intimacy, Reigniting Passion and Increasing Fertility. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Kinesiology (UCLA), a Master of Arts in traditional Chinese medicine (Emperor’s College), and is a certified sex coach. She is board-certified by the State of California and the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), and a charter member of the Fertile Soul: Clinical Excellence in Fertility program. Denise teaches professional seminars to medical doctors, OB/GYNs, and nurse midwives on the application of Chinese medicine in obstetrics and gynecology and has published articles on acupuncture and infertility.

In addition to a thriving private practice, Denise lectures at conferences, works closely with reproductive endocrinologists, and is a professor in the doctoral program in Chinese Medicine, Fertility, and Women’s Health at Yo San University. Denise enjoys leading groups for individuals and couples to help their fertility journey incorporating breath, meditation, and education. In her spare time, she relishes practicing yoga, dancing, and playing guitar. She loves to travel and hang out with her two sons, Noah and Ethan.

Natural Healing & Acupuncture
Denise Wiesner
Denise@naturalhealingacupuncture.com

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Kristin Szerszen

Granger, IN, USA

My most important job role is mommy and wife, but I am also a CLC (almost IBCLC) in private practice with Mother Nurture Lactation Care. I co-host a monthly live interactive q&a session on Facebook called The Breast Connection, and work with many brands in the baby space to provide lactation, marketing, and graphic design expertise.

It is my aim to help breastfeeding parents achieve their goals when it comes to feeding their baby. My passion is deeply rooted in my personal experience and life long passions to help others. I had a rough start breastfeeding our daughter. With the thoughtful care of an amazing IBCLC who came to my home to help me, I was able to have a long breastfeeding journey with our daughter. Her support made me realize that I wanted to help other parents achieve their goals. It was really a full circle journey for me.

When I was in college, I thought that I wanted to go into healthcare, but my academic journey didn’t work out for that. I pursued a degree in marketing and entered into the business world. I could never figure out why that didn’t work out in college until I was inspired to become a lactation professional. God had a plan for me to help moms, and lactation has been my way to help people in the way that I always thought that I wanted to in healthcare.

Mother Nurture Lactation Care
kristin@mothernurturelactationcare.com

 

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