Birth Consultation

Please call our front desk or email to book a consult. Lena will meet with you and your partner in our office in Park Slope or virtually if preferred. Birth consultations are a great compliment to a childbirth education series. 

Lena is an incredible resource for scientifically sound information and was always able to answer our questions in an extremely thorough and thoughtful manner. From the instant we met with her, she listened very carefully to what we wanted and did an excellent job integrating and highlighting our wishes throughout the process. L.W., Neuropsychologist & Mother, Brooklyn

Choosing or Changing your Care Provider

90-minute consult: $195

If you are newly pregnant it can be overwhelming to figure out where you want to give birth and who would be the best type of caregiver for you: hospital, birth center, or home? Midwife or obstetrician? Why would you not just use the Ob/Gyn that you have already been seeing for years?

Maybe you are further along in your pregnancy and not sure that your caregiver or hospital is the right match for you? It is never too late to change providers or birth settings. I have supported many expectant parents through transfers of care to new providers or a new birth setting, even late in pregnancy. Perhaps you are even in the pre-conception planning phase and want to work through some questions before you even become pregnant. Let’s discuss your options.

I have seen births at homes, hospitals, free standing birth centers, and in-hospital birth centers. I have worked with many different midwives and obstetricians. My unique viewpoint as a birth doula can give you some perspective on what the different options are really like so that you can make an informed decision regarding your care. I will listen carefully to your preferences and help direct you to some midwives or obstetricians who I think would be a great match for you.