Ashley Brichter


is the Founder, Owner, and Lead Teacher at Birth Smarter. She is a Current Board Member of CEA/MNY and ProNatal Fitness. She is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), and birth and postpartum doula. Ashley is a pelvic health and body-alignment enthusiast. She is trained in Comforting Touch for Labor, Infant / Child CPR, Rebozo Techniques for Childbirth, Dream Birth Imagery, Spinning Babies, and Prenatal Yoga.

Ashley graduated from Haverford College with a passion for progressive politics and progressive education as well as an innate ability to nurture those around her. She fell seamlessly into working as a postpartum doula and founded Managing Overwhelming Moments, LLC (MOM) in 2011. She quickly became a lactation counselor, birth doula, and childbirth educator.

Despite her professional experience, the birth of her first child in 2014 was a bit complicated and she became driven to investigate birth physiology at a deeper level. Better for it, Ashley incorporated her learnings into her own body and her Birth Smarter classes, and went on to have a lovely birth with baby # 2 in 2017.

Ashley is married to her high school bf. (Listen to this crazy: they started dating when she was a sophomore and he was a senior and lasted through six long-distance years.) Because of incredibly hard work they have the two best children on the planet.


Elizabeth Perez

Elizabeth Perez

is a birth and postpartum doula. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York. Elizabeth is a Certified Lactation Counselor, a prenatal yoga teacher, and baby wearing educator. She has additional training in Spinning Babies, Herbs and Rebozo Work. Elizabeth is a native Spanish speaker and is committed to supporting queer and families in need. She currently lives and loves in Brooklyn with her man and baby boy wonder.


Maddy Wasserman

is a passionate Doula and a dedicated Childbirth Educator, and founder of The Fit Doula, specializing in Pre/post natal Mindful Fitness.

Born and raised in Southern Oregon, Maddy found her passion for birth work in 2010 while witnessing the birth of her niece. After training with DONA and ICEA, she has been working as an active birth doula.

In 2016 she relocated to NYC for personal growth and business opportunities. She is currently deep in the world of Perinatal Fitness, certified as a Pre/Post natal Corrective Exercise Specialist as well as a Diastasis & Core Consultant trained through Fit For Birth. Currently training clients privately and teaching small group classes at FPC (Fit Pregnancy Club) .


Caprice Abowitt

is a certified yoga instructor, birth doula, childbirth educator and certified breastfeeding counselor. A classically trained dancer, she fell in love with yoga after sustaining a back injury and now specializes in kids yoga, pre- and postnatal, and yoga for the pelvic floor. She is a senior teacher at the Prenatal Yoga Center, where she co-leads teacher training in New York City and along the East Coast in addition to directing Mentorship and Continuing Education Programs. She is based in Brooklyn, where she lives with her husband and son.


Jamie Jones

After finding a strength she didn’t know she had during a battle with Perinatal Depression, Jamie left a long-time career in VIP Hospitality to support pre and postnatal women. Jamie is a Pre & Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist, Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator in training. She lives in Harlem with her Husband and two young boys.