All photography provided by Marie Hickey

We are a team of HypnoBirthing Practitioners and Doulas serving the New York metro region.

We invite you to take advantage of our collective wisdom and combined 10+ years of experience. We offer our complimentary skill sets and closely aligned approaches to all things HypnoBirthing and Doulas. By working in partnership, we aim to provide care and support while maintaining sustainability.

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Chrysti Lauter

Chrysti Lauter is a Certified Hypnotist and DONA and HypnoBirth-trained birth doula. Her life’s passion is to serve people during the deeply personal transition into parenthood and the journey that follows. There are few naturally occurring opportunities in life that allow you to transform yourself completely. Hypnosis allows you to recognize and cultivate your inner power, allowing you to seize the opportunity to have the birth you want and become the parent you want to be. Chrysti feels so honored to be able to hold space for such moments of transformation as a birth worker and to aid in preparation as a HypnoBirthing Practitioner and HypnoMothering Practitioner. This skill set allows Chrysti to teach you how to reconnect and trust your body’s natural ability to birth your baby in a calm, peaceful, and comfortable manner and provides tools for a joyful and more gentle transition into parenthood.

Bilen berhanu

Bilen Berhanu is a DTI-certified doula, Certified Lactation Counselor and Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner. Bilen is also a Doula Project full spectrum doula. Bilen's practice is centered on reclaiming agency by providing pathways to empowered reproductive choices and experiences. Bilen's primary role is to offer physical, emotional and informational support in the process of crafting the reproductive experience, as defined by the individual or family. Bilen offers non-judgmental and culturally appropriate services across the choice spectrum. Bilen aims to be a resource by providing relevant, evidence-based information so that clients can make well-informed decisions while leveraging her extensive referral network of care providers. Bilen is deeply committed to offering accessible, culturally competent and LGBTQIA+ affirming care. Bilen continues to develop skills in the hopes of transforming the current health care system and is truly honored to participate in this work. Bilen holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College and an MA in Social Science from Humboldt State University. 

The class was great! Bilen and Chrysti created an open, fun, and welcoming environment for our class of 5 couples. They have a commanding knowledge of all things HypnoBirthing and their depth of experience shines through in each and every class. Classes FLEW by. THANK YOU! Both my husband and I feel prepared, calm, and armed with information and tools. The class was empowering and really helped us feel confident about having conversations with our caregiver and visualizing our birth day.
— Camillia & Mike