Amanda Winters RN, Doula for Hudson Valley Families
Intelligence and Intuition
I am a mom to 4 children, Town of Newburgh, NY resident, Doula & Registered Nurse with more than 14 years experience in hospital and homebirth settings throughout the Hudson Valley.
My experience as a nurse, combined with being a childbirth educator (at Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie, NY), and doula, gives me special insight on what expecting parents in Orange, Ulster, and Dutchess Counties are looking for in their birth experiences.
I assist local Hudson Valley families in working towards their vision as they navigate their pregnancy and birth. My philosophy is one of "east meets west". Couples can cherry pick both holistic and medical modalities to have the best experience in a variety of labor and birth settings - whether they choose a natural unmedicated birth or have plans for medical pain relief methods like an epidural.
I have special skills in helping parents navigate the medical system holistically. As a Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor, I provide expecting couples special training to create a more calm, comfortable pregnancy and birth. Parents can focus on being in the moment for their pregnancy and birth with assistance in making decisions, forming connections, and planning for baby arrival and beyond.
When I work with my clients, they understand how to work together as a team, be proactive, and enhance their pregnancy and birth. I believe that birth can be joyous, empowering, and positively transformative. With my assistance, partners feel more capable of being part of the birth in ways they never imagined and feeling bolstered as they see their baby born. Couples have a stronger bond after working together bringing their baby earth side.
I have office space in Poughkeepsie, Newburgh and Pine Bush, NY and can be available for office visits by appointment.
Where do I begin! I am a first time mama who is so grateful to have found Amanda. After hearing traumatic birth stories from friends and family I made the decision that I would not have an experience like they had. I was determined to have a birth experience on my terms. Which is exactly what I did with the help of Amanda. Not only did she inform me with all of the different options to chose from and help create how I’d like my birth plan to look they helped support me and answered any questions I had leading up to my sons birthday. She helped me find a wonderful chiropractor, Jess who helped adjust my body to prepare for birth, a lactation consultant Jenn to support me after with breast feeding, and also the hospital I chose and the midwives. Amanda was able to direct me to the right place and people to create my ideal birth experience. From start to finish my labor was almost three days. Amanda stayed by me and my husbands side through it all. I could honestly say if I didn’t have her, I wouldn’t have been able to cope through as long as I did. Not only did she make me as comfortable as possible through the entire journey, but she was a huge help for my husband as well. I will definitely be using them again for our future births!
S.C. - Montgomery, NY
Get in touch to learn more about my services including pregnancy and birth partner support. Text Message Preferred. If I do not reply immediately, I may be at a birth and will reply within 24 hours.
33 Arlington Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Pine Bush Location
76 Boniface Dr., #3
Pine Bush, NY 12566
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We serve families at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Neugarten Family Birth Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital, and Garnet Health Medical Center. In addition we love working with our homebirth families throughout Orange, Ulster and Dutchess Counties.
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