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.

Birth Experience

700 plus births attended in more than 20 hospitals, birthing centers & at home / IVF, VBAC, twin & preterm experience

On a personal note

I am a native Austrian, 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 & daughter in White Plains.

I venture out from White Plains, NY and work with clients in Westchester, Southern Connecticut and New York City — Bronx, Queens, Manhattan — in a variety of settings: hospital, birthing center or home.

Trainings and Additional Certifications

Following my basic certification trainings as a birth doula, postpartum doula, childbirth educator with Childbirth International and lactation counselor training with Healthy Children’s Project, Inc. I attended peer groups and conferences, and took additional workshops/trainings:

  • Body Ready Method, Lindsay McCoy & Team, BRM Pro 2024
  • Innate Postpartum Care, Rachelle Garcia Seliga, 2020
  • Ecstatic Birth Practitioner Training, 2019
  • Yoga Teacher Training, Patty Holmes & Susan Wright, 2019
  • Spinning-Babies Parent Educator Training, 2018
  • VBAC facts with Jen Kamel, 2018
  • Association for Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health — Educator Program / Level 1
  • Institute for Integrative Nutrition — certified Health Coach, specializing in pregnancy & postpartum
  • Holistic Doula Training — Whapio, 2017
  • Mind+Body Birth — Hypnoses Instructor Training for Birth Doulas with Julietta Appleton
  • Evidence Based Birth — certified Instructor since 2015
  • Lactation Counselor Certificate Training – Healthy Children’s Project, Inc.
  • Certificate Training in Baby-Massage – Infant Massage USA
  • Birthing from Within — Birth Story Listening Training
  • Foot Reflexologies — International Institute of Reflexology
  • CPR for adults, children & infants
  • Basic Midwifery Assistant Skills — Chanti Smith
  • Infant Resuscitation – Karen Strange
  • Perinatal Loss – Miriam Maslin
  • Workshop Exploring the Pelvic Floor – Isa Herrera
  • Benefits & Non-Pharmacologic Ways to Reduce Stress & Pain in Labor & Rebozo use – Debra Pascali-Bonaro
  • Labor Bag & Turning Breech Babies – Judith Halek
  • Hypnobirthing for Labor & Birth Support Doulas: The Mongan Method – Morin Bass
  • Calm Birth Certificate Training with Eric Newman & Christa Novak
  • Amazing Babies Moving — Certificate Training with Beverly Stokes
  • Training in Placenta Encapsulating — Hudson Valley Placenta Services

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