Leigh, Certified Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator
Originally from Ohio and raised in the splendor of northern New Mexico, Leigh has called New York City home since attending Barnard College (last century!). Propelled by the birth of her first child in 2008 to explore a career change, she is a Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator with the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York (CEAMNY) and a Certified Birth Doula with the Doulas of North America (DONA). In doula training, Leigh met a kindred spirit in Marni Deutsch. After informally backing each other up throughout much of 2014, a more formal partnership was the next logical step in ensuring that their clients are as nurtured, informed and supported as possible.
Experienced at supporting laboring women in a variety of birthing facilities from hospital and birthing center to home births, Leigh and Marni appreciate that childbirth is an intensely personal experience that each family defines differently. Their goal is to help women and their partners attain as positive a birth experience as possible. Leigh lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children and enjoys jogging in Prospect Park and catching up on ten-year-old television series.