Anne Stefanski, Birth Doula

Anne Stefanski - Childbirth Education and Doula Services

Serving the Capital Region of New York State

Information

Do I Really Need a Birth Plan?

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A birth plan is a useful tool no matter how many times you have given birth.


There is a common belief that birth plans will automatically fly out the window once you are in the hospital, so why bother writing one?


The act of writing a birth plan allows you to analyze the common paths of birth and helps you understand the kinds of questions you might be asked, rather than learning about something for the first time while you are in labor.


The act of sharing it with your care team shows them that you are educated and prepared to be in charge of your birth.

What are the benefits of hiring a doula?

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Families who hire a doula are:

  • less likely to need Pitocin
  • less likely to need pain medication
  • less likely to have a cesarean section
  • more pleased with their birth experience than women who do not have continuous labor support

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Why Take an Independent Childbirth Class?

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In our childbirth education classes, you will receive evidence-based information which will prepare you to have the kind of empowered birth experience you were meant to have, without the bias that can sometimes come from hospital-based classes.


We teach childbirth education the way it was intended to be taught, not to adhere to certain policies and procedures which are often not based on scientific study. 

Contact Anne

Drop me a line!

Any Questions? Let me know!

If you have any more questions or would like to schedule an interview (free of charge) to discuss doula services, childbirth education, or writing a birth plan, send me a message!





You can also call or text me at (518) 595-9449.

About Anne

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I am a mother of one who lives just outside Albany, NY with her husband, son, two dogs, and one cat. 


I am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. I became a doula and childbirth educator because I believe in supporting physiologic birth and helping families learn to trust their bodies and their instincts. 


It is my firm belief that all those who are giving birth should be able to make empowered, well-educated decisions for their birth, their body, and their baby. 


I'm thrilled to be teaching evidence-based childbirth education in Albany and it's surrounding towns and cities!

Areas Served

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I attend births at any hospital, birth center, or home in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Schoharie, or Rensselaer counties. 


Don’t live in these counties but would still like to talk about doula support? Send me a message! I’m easily persuaded to travel further! Mileage fees apply. 


I will attend a home birth if a midwife is present. 


My classes, including birth plan consultations, will travel anywhere!