“Birth is not just about babies, it is not just an occasion in which a child enters the world. It is an occasion in which women turn into mothers, and men into fathers. It is a time in which our hearts stretch, our priorities shift, our view of the world is transformed”. Excerpt from A Good Birth, by Anne Lyerly, M.D.  According to Penny Simkin, childbirth expert “How a woman gives birth matters-to her family and to her self-confidence and self-esteem as a woman and mother…How a woman is cared for and supported during birth is a major influence, not only in how she gives birth, but also how she feels about it. The Birth Partner.

WNY Doulas Ten Tips for a Better Birth

  1. Choose your place of birth carefully
  2. Choose your birth team wisely
  3. Hire a Birth Doula
  4. Balance Your Body
  5. Get Educated
  6. Move Your Body
  7. Nourish Your Heart and Mind
  8. Make A Plan
  9. Life After Baby
  10. Nourish Your Body


2017 Exhibitors

Catholic Health Women Care

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital                      Midwives of Mercy Hospital

Corr-ERA Physical Therapy     Moonshine Studio of Photography 

bee maternal

Baby’s Sweet Beginnings

Bialek Chiropractic

Danyel Brewer, RDN. IBCLC

Calming Nature

Care Connection

Cbr Cord Blood Registry

Ebb & Flow Birth and Wellness

Gentle Parenting Institute

Lifestyle Nutrition WNY, PLLC

Pietrantone Chiropractic

Jessica Popovich Photography

Postpartum Resource Center of New York

Purely Pediatrics

Amanda Rayburg, LMT

Sippy Cup Moms

Soma Cura Wellness Center

The Birthing Center of Buffalo

Vitality AfterBirth


WNY AcuHealth

A huge thank you to Aimee Gomlak and Sarah Neuner of Catholic Health.  We are proud and excited to partner with Catholic Health as they continue to improve outcomes for moms and babies.

WNY DOULAS BETTER BIRTH RESOURCE GUIDE (2017  WNY Doulas/do use without permission) | Photography Copyright Moonshine Studio