"We are doing fantastic! Baby is healthy and calm, and is latching, which is very encouraging. We want to thank you for all of your warmth and love, as well as professionalism. We have continued to recount our birth story and we so appreciate your role in it. Thank you, thank you!"
Linsey was inspired to become a labor doula after years of working closely with women as a fashion designer. She is also a trained herbalist, sonotherapist, yoga teacher, and a student of taoism and meditation, all of which bolster her practice as a doula.
Linsey uses these teachings to support birthing families, with an emphasis on guiding the birthing person's own intrinsic wisdom to employ their bodies, breath, and voice during labor to facilitate a calm birthing environment. She is present, holding space for anything that arises, all in the effort to allow the unique birthing process to unfold. Clients can expect a gentle, centered presence, and skillful guidance toward mindful birthing.
Trainings and certifications: Robin Rose Bennett of wise woman healing ways: four year herbal medicine training and earth spirit teachings; Nevine Michaan + Abbie Galvin of Katonah Yoga: therapeutic adjustments, pranayama & taoist theory; John Beaulieu of biosonics: integrating cognitive mindfulness with sound healing; Eileen McKusick of biofield tuning: study and application of the therapeutic effects of audible sound; Stephanie Rooker of voice journey: vocal techniques for holistic well- being; Kristy Zadrozny of Expecting(nyc): birth doula training and mindfulness-based childbirth education course.