About ExpectingNYC Doula Training

ExpectingNYC offers the only mindfulness based doula training in NYC. Kristy Zadrozny, our founder, has developed this training to teach you how to apply basic mindfulness based techniques, theory and practice to your personal life and your work as a professional doula. Kristy's experience as a Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting Educator is based the ground breaking MBCP curriculum developed by Nancy Bardacke, CNM. 

Our ultimate goal is to live in a world where more women and families are emotionally supported through pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. That is why we open our doula trainings to anyone who shares our vision. This may be a shift from a traditional doula training in that we really focus on how we can support the expectant family as a larger community. We want to see not only prospective professional doulas but sisters, grandmothers, other perinatal professionals and friends at our trainings. All ExpectingNYC Doula Trainings give participants a strong framework for starting a career as a professional doula, an understanding of the birth process from a mindfulness based perspective and a realistic understanding of the postpartum period.

For those especially serious about a career path as a doula, we offer an advanced Apprenticeship program. 

ExpectingNYC will host its next doula training on Friday July 28 and Saturday July 29 from 9am-7pm each day. Please email Kristy@expectingnyc.com for details. You can also call the office at (212) 475-0709. 



Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association is an international certification organization for doulas, childbirth educators, and lactation educators.  CAPPA trainings are designed to educate and equip the contemporary perinatal professional for a successful career in a fun, supportive, and collaborative environment.  

CAPPA trainings are evidence-based, comprehensive, and are designed to appeal to all learning styles.  Students will enjoy engaging and interactive instruction, with practical and real-world scenarios.  CAPPA instructors have in depth knowledge and follow standardized curriculums to ensure the highest quality training.  

As one of the first and most comprehensive perinatal organizations in the world, CAPPA is respected for its longevity, stability, and its commitment to excellence in both education and unsurpassed student and member support.