Elisabeth Timpone is a trained birth doula from NYC who offers her support to all birthing people and their families in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. As a doula, she values personal connection and aims to provide her clients with the type of care that makes them feel prepared and empowered. Elisabeth provides an open non-judgmental space for all of her clients to share freely about their choices and decisions regarding pregnancy, birth and parenting. Being a part of a birth community that represents people of all races, sexual orientations, gender identities, faiths and disabilities is important to Elisabeth in her work. She encourages her clients to create their own definitions of a positive birth experience and will fully support them to achieve their goals.
Elisabeth is experienced in both home and hospital birth environments and has been present for planned and emergency cesarean births as well as inductions. During prenatal visits she will discuss birth preferences and expectations as well as any other thoughts or concerns that may arise. Elisabeth is available by text, phone or email leading up to the birth and is on call 24/7 at 37 weeks. As labor begins she will join her clients when they feel ready and will remain with them until their baby arrives. After birth she will continue to provide support until her clients feel comfortable and settled in with their new baby.
Elisabeth is always expanding the services she provides as a doula. Her training includes Child and Infant CPR Certification, Holistic Health Counselor Certification and Comforting Techniques for Labor where she learned the benefits of massage and acupressure to provide comfort for people in labor. In the Fall she is taking a Breastfeeding Counselor Certification and a Hypnobirthing workshop which she is excited to share with her clients.
Over the last 20 years Elisabeth has provided support to families through childcare from infancy to adolescence. She is also currently a volunteer with the Visiting Nurse Service of NY where she spends time with people in hospice care.
In addition to her work as a birth doula, Elisabeth has worked for many years as an artist and designer. She began her career as an assistant art director before transitioning to a position as a ceramics painter for MQuan Studio in Brooklyn. Elisabeth also maintains a steady illustration practice where she has developed content for Penguin Classics, Eagle Street Rooftop Farms and Diner Journal.
When she’s not working she loves to prepare meals and is always exploring alternative ways of nourishing and healing the body and mind with plant based foods. One of her greatest passions is backpacking and she’s always looking forward to her next adventure in the mountains.