I am a Doula, Educator and Mother of three boys including twins.
I believe in listening to the body's intuitive wisdom. I offer awareness-based practices, evidence-based resources and unconditional support for all reproductive choices.
I was drawn to the power of birth while pregnant with my oldest son when I instinctively chose to give birth at home despite the collective fear around childbirth. Our homebirth was a beautiful initiation into motherhood, a most profound joy and my deepest work. I continued to research physiological birth with a desire to help restore trust in the feminine. It was during my twin pregnancy that I knew birth work was a calling. My high-risk hospital birth was equally empowering thanks to a supportive team of compassionate doctors and wise holistic practitioners. It now brings me limitless inspiration to integrate my professional expertise and help families empower themselves through each unique birth experience.
Adrienne Barr Chait, M.S. is a DONA Certified Doula, Educator and Mother of three. She provides counseling and support through pregnancy, birth and beyond as an INNATE Postpartum Care Certified Provider. Adrienne has been teaching yoga and mindfulness practices for over 15 years in New York, most recently as a faculty member at Bard High School Early College. She also teaches individual Breathwork Sessions and is currently affiliated with Carriage House Birth and the Hypnobirthing Institute. With a BA in Dance, her lifelong study of embodied spiritual practices informs her healing work with families. Her private practice is based in Brooklyn, NY where she lives with her family when they are not running wild toward the beach or the mountains.
CREDENTIALS AND TRAINING
Prenatal Counseling, Dr. Gayle Peterson
Mindfulness Practices for Vulnerable Youth, Lineage Project, Columbia University
Licensed Educator, State of New York, Faculty Member, Bard Early Colleges
Masters of Science, School of Education, Graduate Fellowship, Pace University
Bachelors of Arts in Dance, Ana Itelman Award for Choreography, Bard College
DONA International Birth Doula Certification, Deborah Pascali Bonaro
INNATE Postpartum Care Certified Provider, Innate Traditions, Rachelle Garcia Seilga
Certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner, The Mongan Method, Hypnobirthing Institute
Tending the Postpartum Psyche, The Matrona Foundation
PMAD Training, The Seleni Institute
Sustainable Childbirth, Robin Lim and Dr. Eden Fromberg
Breathwork Healer Training, Erin Telford and David Elliot
Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Certifications, Integral and Sivananda Yoga Centres