Silvie Falschlunger, Ph.D, CCE, CD, CLC


I’m Silvie, a seasoned birth worker, who stumbled into the profession after the extraordinary empowering and transformative birth of my daughter. I had prepared for the big day, but the intensity of the experience took me by surprise. Nobody had talked about the amazing sensation of opening from the core; nobody had prepared me for the experience of a powerful oxytocin high.

Silvie Falschlunger NYC doulaI studied psychology in various settings on and off and was always curious about the impact of birth on the individual life but never considered ‘that there is not such a thing as an infant alone, there is always a baby and someone’ (D.W.Winnicot). Well, what a discovery!

Ever since I have been passionate to support the mother-baby dyad and their family.

I keep learning from different philosophies and approaches to birth – scientifically proven and ancient traditions alike. I focus on the intersection of inward looking, processing, and connecting our personal history and birth-culture while keeping an eye on the practical side of modern-day birth.

I feel privileged and honored that I can work alongside dedicated birth professionals while teaming up with amazing mothers: courageous, determined, and passionate woman.

My goal is to provide a comprehensive educational package from conception to postpartum, striving for nurturing, non-judgmental, hands-on support.

I have attended more than 500 births in a variety of settings and scenarios, all unique experiences.

I’m based in White Plains, NY and work with clients throughout Westchester, Southern Connecticut and New York City in all settings: hospital, birthing center or at home.

On a personal note

I am a native Austrian who grew up in the Alps, studied Tibetan Philosophy and Psychology, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy with an emphasis on developmental movement patterns, and also hold a Ph.D. in art history. I live with my husband and daughter in White Plains, NY.

Member of the following organizations

Trainings and Additional Certifications

  • Basic Birth & Postpartum Doula Training & Childbirth Education Training, all with Childbirth International
  • Lactation Counselor Certificate Training – Healthy Children’s Project, Inc.
  • Hypnobirthing for Labor & Birth Support Doulas: The Mongan Method – Morrin Bass
  • Labor Bag & ‘on Breech Presentations’ – Judith Halek
  • Benefits & Non-Pharmacologic Ways to Reduce Stress & Pain in Labor and
  • Use of the Rebozo for Optimal Positioning & Relaxation – both w. D.Pascali-Bonaro
  • Workshop Exploring the Pelvic Floor – Isa Herrera
  • Training in Reflexology – International Institute of Reflexology
  • Spinning Babies workshop on fetal positioning – Gail Tully, CPM, 2013 & 2018
  • Perinatal Loss – Miriam Maslin
  • Infant Resuscitation – Karen Strange
  • Calm Birth Certificate Training – Eric Newman & Christa Novak
  • Certificate Training in Baby-Massage – Infant Massage USA
  • Amazing Babies Moving – Certificate Training with Beverly Stokes
  • Training in Placenta Encapsulating – Hudson Valley Placenta Services, 2012
  • Whapio – Holistic Doula Training
  • Evidence Based Birth® Instructor – Rebecca Dekker, 2015 till current
  • Health Coaching – Institute for Integrative Nutrition, 2017
  • Hormonal Health – Institute for Integrative Nutrition , 2018
  • 200 h Yoga Teacher Training – Patty Holmes & Susan Wright, 2019
  • Innate Postpartum Care, Certificate Training – Rachelle Garcia Seliga, 2020