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Michelle Berninger

Modern Love Doula

Website: https://www.modernlovedoula.com

Birth Fee: $0 to $1000

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $30

Fee Details: Hey! I’m Michelle and I want to be your doula. You have so much on your plate right now, I’m here help you through this time of transformation by giving you a compassionate shoulder to lean on, trusted teacher when you need resources, and comforting presence when you need it most. I provide evidenced-based support so expecting parents can to make intuitive and informed decisions around their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Grounded in reproductive and healthcare justice, my doula practice is focused on developing mindfulness, self-advocacy and safe space for your empowered entry into parenthood. I practice inclusive, body-positive, LGBTQ+ affirming doula services.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 3 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 11 families served

Doula Training

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), December 2018
  • Carriage House Birth, July 2019
  • HypnoBirthing, September 2019
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 2 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I serve hospitals in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I attend home births in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • High risk
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • VBAC

Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Michelle Berninger

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My experience with Michelle was absolutely amazing!  It was such a joy working with her.  Her pleasant personality put me right at ease from the moment I met her. She is very reliable, attentive and prompt when reaching out to her.  Any doubts or questions that I had, she made sure to provide me with important information in order to help me make proper informed decisions, which was super helpful.  Although my baby's birth did not go as anticipated, Michelle was with me every step of the way, making sure I was comfortable physically and emotionally.  She made my birthing experience just that much special because she was present and I knew she was there for me.  I am forever grateful.

Posted 12/11/2019

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Elaine Kawsek

Michelle is amazing. She is very supportive, responsible, professional, punctual and caring. She was absolutely great with our newborn baby. She was our night doula for a few days over the course of two weeks - her help allowed my husband and I to get much needed sleep, as well as a couple of dinners out - what a treat! She is just wonderful and I highly recommend her!

Posted 10/13/2019

Birth Availability for Michelle Berninger

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Postpartum Availability for Michelle Berninger

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