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Michelle Berninger

Modern Love Doula

Brooklyn, NY Serves families in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens


Birth Fee

$100 to $1000

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $35

Availability Remarks: In light of the COVID-19 crisis, I am currently offering sliding-scale virtual support.

Birth Fee

$100 to $1000

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $35

Birth Doula Certifications

  • HypnoBirthing (Mongan Method) - Professional Doula Training Certification

Birth Doula Experience

1 years and 6 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 4 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? No Hospitals
Health and safety are my top priorities, I will resume hospital support when current restrictions are lifted.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I attend home births in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens

College Education


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
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Languages Spoken

  • English

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 want 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.

Brooklyn, NY Serves families in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens

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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.

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!

Birth Availability for Michelle Berninger

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-07-2020

Postpartum Availability for Michelle Berninger

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-07-2020