Sarah Moore

I came to this work after the births of my two children. While pregnant, I was consumed by curiosity: curiosity about anatomy and physiology, the medical model of birth, and the transformative quality of the birth experience. That curiosity translated into lots of reading, research and discussion with people in the birth community. I looked forward to the prenatal visits with my midwives and my childbirth education classes–just to be in the room with other people who believed in the power of this process.

Shortly after the birth of my daughter 12 years ago, I began the program to become certified as a childbirth educator. Up to that point, upon graduation from Brown University, I had been teaching conflict resolution in the public schools, performing with a theatre company, and finishing a Master’s in playwriting from NYU.

I am now a certified cooperative childbirth educator through CEA/MNY, I have attended over 175 births as a doula, and I am a certified lactation educator counselor through UCSD. I am also trained in infant CPR and neonatal resuscitation and I sit on the Education Committee for CEA/MNY. I have also completed a training through Brown’s Medical School called A Multidisciplinary Approach to Infant Colic and I have completed Postpartum Support International’s maternal mental health training in perinatal mood disorders. It is so nice to be able to say that I truly enjoy my work; I love what I do.

Please check out crunchtimeparents.com to see a recent Q&A with me!

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Ashley Brichter

I am a Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator through CEA/MNY, a DONA Certified Postpartum Doula, DONA Trained Birth Doula, and Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC).  I am Infant / Child CPR Certified and trained in Rebozo Techniques for ChildbirthDream Birth Imagery, and Spinning Babies.

I have worked thoughtfully to build a creative and flexible career that would combine nurturing instincts, organizational nature, passion for education, and culinary prowess.  Since graduating from Haverford College with a B.A. in Education and Political Science I have collected a wealth of wonky experience such as managing a farm and farm-to-table restaurant, starting a cooperative pre-school, and marketing NYC apartments as vacation-rentals.

My husband, Matt, and I are born and raised New Yorkers. We are excited that our daughter Magdalena shares the same identity, though we regularly threaten to move to Maine or other places in the world to have something like a “yard” or “quality of life.” For now, I feel lucky to be living on top of my mom and within a 10-mile radius of siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and in-laws. I never take for granted the support I have around me as I grow my family and my business. It is because of my rich community that I am able to bring support and friendship to others.