We are proudly affiliated with the HypnoBirthing® Institute

Yael has been certified as a Consulting Hypnotist by the National Guild of Hypnotists since 2006, learning of the HypnoBirthing philosophy in the process. She traveled to historic Bath, Maine in 2007 to certify as a HypnoBirthing Practitioner, and has been teaching the method in the Brooklyn community since.  She is pleased to serve as the HypnoBirthing Institute’s Regional Liaison for

Yael with Mickey Mongan, HypnoBirthing founder, September 2009

the New York Metro area.  After training with Jenny West, Yael was certified as a HypnoBirthing Labor Companion and is DONA certified as well. Yael has been honored to attend dozens of births, HypnoBirthing and otherwise. In the fall of 2009, Yael attended the annual HypnoBirthing Conclave in sunny South Florida, and became certified as both an Infant Massage Instructor and a Fertility Hypnosis Specialist. A New York  state certified EMT-B, she previously enjoyed a 20 year career in Medical Imaging, after serving in the US Army as a medic and X-ray Specialist during the first Desert Storm. Yael lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her amazingly supportive husband and five young children.

Leslie Newman is a Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner who trained with Sarojini Alva in Virginia and mentored with Yael Quittner in Brooklyn. She is a Certified HypnoBirthing Professional Labor Companion, trained by Jenny West (The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Natural Childbirth). She is a Consulting Hypnotist certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists and is currently in extended study with the New York Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis (NYSEPH). Originally she did graduate work in prenatal, infant, and toddler developmental psychology and education and worked in educational settings primarily for the support of infants and young children in high risk families. For a number of years, she also worked as a technical writer in information technology. Leslie volunteers in the area of mental health advocacy, sings with a lunch time chorus in midtown Manhattan, and is an avocational quilt maker. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.

HypnoBirthing Practitioners (back) Jennifer Scarlota, Wendy Luchterhand, Leslie Newman, Miriam Shmoeli, (front) Yael Quittner, Katherine Sullivan-Berg, Jennifer West, Brooklyn, February 2010

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