Expecting(nyc) Doula Training
Expecting(nyc) offers the only Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) Labor doula training in NYC. Kristy Zadrozny, our founder, will teach you how to apply basic mindfulness techniques, theory, and practice to your personal life and your work as a professional doula. Kristy incorporates story telling, humor, and interactive practices to create a fun, inspiring, and soulful workshop experience. Kristy weaves together her two passions - the evidence based, professional CAPPA certified training curriculum and her experience as a Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting Educator, to bring you a grounded, multifaceted approach.
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 Expecting(nyc) Doula Trainings give participants a strong framework for starting a career as a professional doula, a mindful understanding of the birth process, 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.
Becoming a CAPPA Certified Labor Doula
Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association (CAPPA) 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.
We offer specialized advanced trainings for parents and professionals. Check back for more details.
“Kristy, I just want to tell you, I’m a much better doula for having met you. My dear friend (whose first birth I attended two years ago) is in labor. I have been texting advice to her hubby, and the things I have to offer are simpler, clearer, and more useable than what I would have come up with even six months ago. Wanted you to know the impact you’ve had on me, and on any families I serve into the future. ”
— Apprentice, 2015
“THANK YOU!....to all of you! it was refreshing to be in a room with women whom all have a fire burning in them...Special thank you to Kristy, you are a great teacher/educator! When someone can teach you in story form, break things down and keep everyone intrigued.... gets 4 thumbs up in my book.”
— Anna F.
“Kristy is absolutely incredible, her passion and ability to teach has been so powerful. She is inspiring and a highly effective teacher, in explaining, demonstrating and teaching her experience to help the learning process.”
— Lane L.
"Kristy is an incredible source of wellness information, spanning from pregnancy and birthing best practices, to massage technique, holistic medicine and more. She's reliable and friendly to work with and I would recommend her highly to anyone interested in massage therapy or any of her other services."
— Andrew K.