Anne Stefanski, Birth Doula

Lamaze Childbirth Education and Doula Services

Anne Stefanski, LCCE


Based out of the Capital Region of New York State!

Welcome!

Welcome to Heart Tree Birth Services!

You're here because you're having a baby and thinking about hiring a birth doula, postpartum doula, or you're interested in Lamaze childbirth education class, right? Do you live in the Albany/Schenectady/Troy, NY area (or one of the counties nearby)? Perfect! You're in the right place!


Take a look around and then send me a message with any questions you have about Lamaze class, birth doula support, or postpartum doula services. Thank you for stopping by!

Your Most Common Questions:

Why Take an Independent Lamaze Class?

Lamaze Class. Childbirth education class, Albany New York.

In our Lamaze 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.


A private Lamaze class means the class will be focused on your needs for labor, birth, and early postpartum. You are unique and your class should be as well.

What is a Postpartum Doula?

Postpartum doula, Albany, NY.

A postpartum doula is someone who is trained to support parents after a baby is welcomed into their home. This can be through birth or adoption.


Postpartum doulas do:

  • light housework
  • newborn care
  • overnight care
  • breastfeeding support
  • babywearing support/education
  • provide a supportive outlet for exhausted new parents 


Parents provide the care for the baby. We provide the care for the parents.

Do I Really Need a Birth Plan?

Pregnant woman writing. Birth plan. Pregnant. Childbirth.

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


The act of writing a birth plan helps you understand some of  the things that come up during birth rather than learning about them for the first time when you are in labor.


The act of sharing a birth plan with your midwife, doctor, partner, and doula shows them that you are educated and prepared to be in charge of your birth.

Why Do I Need a Birth Doula?

pregnant woman. Doula. childbirth. birth ball. childbirth education.

 Families who hire a birth 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 families who do not have continuous labor support

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Contact Anne

Drop me a line!

Any Questions? Let me know!

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

About Anne Stefanski, LCCE

Doula. Birth Doula. Postpartum Doula. Anne Stefanski.

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


I became a doula in 2017 and a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator in 2018!


I became a doula and childbirth educator because I believe in supporting families as they make their way through this most incredible time in their lives.  


I'm thrilled to be teaching Lamaze classes, and offering birth and postpartum doula services in Albany and it's surrounding towns and cities!

Areas Served

Map of Albany, NY.

I attend births at the following hospitals:

Bellevue Woman's Center

St. Peter's Hospital Albany

Saratoga Hospital

Burdett Birth Center

Albany Medical Center

Glens Falls Hospital

Bassett Hospital*

Nathan Littauer Hospital*


I will attend a home birth at any home in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Schoharie, or Rensselaer counties. I will attend a home birth if a midwife is present. 


Not planning to give birth in the places listed above but would still like to talk about doula support? Send me a message! I’m easily persuaded to travel further! Mileage fees apply. 


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


*I will attend births at these hospitals from April - November