Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers—strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength
— Barbara Katz Rothman

 I have had a lifelong commitment to health, movement  and fitness. It started with a background in dance, dance therapy, and chi kung which  blossomed into a passion for wellness and nutrition inspiring  me to start a natural foods company.  But my fascination with childbirth began with the births of my own two sons. I was fortunate enough to study Lamaze childbirth classes with Elisabeth Bing, a pioneer in childbirth education and a co-founder of Lamaze International. Since I was having a hospital birth she encouraged me to labor at home as long as possible, to keep moving, breathe, and above all to trust in my body and it's exquisite wisdom.

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Giving birth to my two sons was an empowering and life altering experience which in turn gave birth to my interest in hearing the birth stories of other new mothers. I felt saddened when I would come across a woman who had been discouraged or worse frightened by giving birth.  I knew it to be an exciting, fulfilling and precious time, a "peak" experience. My work as  a doula has allowed me to bring my skills, passions and knowledge of the body to my work.  I hope to encourage and instill in women trust in their bodies and their inner wisdom, while supporting and comforting them and their partners.


MY DOULA Training

  • Certified Birth Doula
  • DONA  International Trained Birth Doula
  • Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator
  • DONA International Trained Postpartum Doula
  • Certified in  Birth Hypnosis
  • Certified Personal Trainer


Didi Schiller | Birth Doula in New York City    My highest priority as a birth doula is to help you have a positive and satisfying birth experience   as you define it. 

My Philosophy

There is no right way to give birth. My highest priority as a birth doula is to help you have a positive and satisfying birth experience as you define it. I strive to help create a birthing experience in which you feel safe, in control, respected, well supported and cared for, and which leaves you feeling confident in your abilities. I believe the importance of the confidence a mother can gain from a positive birth experience cannot be overestimated, because even though parenting a newborn is one of the most joyful experiences a woman will ever go through, most veteran mothers express that it is also one of the most challenging. A happy, well supported, and empowered mother enhances mother-baby bonding and provides an enduring foundation for a happy and healthy family. A mother will remember her birth experiences acutely for the rest of her life; I hope to help ensure that these memories fill her with confidence and remind her that she can do anything!.

Having a doula during birth releases tension for both mother and partner and allows the woman to find her most comfortable, natural and innate way of giving birth. Whether your birth plan includes an epidural in a hospital or an at-home water birth, I would love to support you in any way possible.