About Anne Wallen

I am new to NYC and I am loving it here.  I live in Ridgewood, Queens, near the Brooklyn border and the thing I love the most is how much I can do with just my 2 feet!  I love walking everywhere.  It is very convenient and so good for the body!


I'm a mom of 6, with my oldest being 29 and my youngest daughter, 7.  I've been providing maternity care for 29 years in some form or another, as I supported friends, relatives and even strangers during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.  

My own birth experiences as a mom have varied between highly interventive hospital, completely natural hospital, midwife attended home-birth and even 2 unassisted home-births  (though not planned that way!)

I have completed training and apprenticeships as a DEM midwife. However, I do not have licensure in NY state at this time to attend births as a midwife.  I share that, so that you know the level of my training and expertise.

Currently, I hold the position of Director of Training for MaternityWise Institute International and I have served with MWI since 2002 when I co-founded the organization with 3 other amazing women.  I train labor and postpartum doulas, lactation educators and have the distinction of contributing to a number of birth and mothering related  curriculums across the globe, including a midwifery prep program in Botswana, Africa.

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Maternity Coaching

I love to work one-on-one with families in an educational and advisory capacity. As your coach, I support the path you choose to pursue toward your ideal pregnancy, birth and postpartum. We cover nutrition, lifestyle, mental and emotional hurdles and milestones as well as delving into whatever happens to be important to you at the time of our sessions.

Lactation Consultant

As a first line of support during this crucial time in your baby's life, I commit to seeing you in person within hours of your call for help.  I am very passionate about supporting breastfeeding mothers and their babies!

Every feeding matters!

I can help you to troubleshoot, fix issues on your own,  as well as determine if and when there is a need for pediatric intervention.

Birth & Postpartum Doula

From conception to baby's first milestones, I am your biggest cheerleader!  Whatever options you choose along the way, I will help you achieve the dreams that you have for your experience. 

We will meet as many times as you feel you need to, before and after your birth.  If you choose labor doula care, I will be there supporting you and your partner through the childbirth process. 

Anne with Asa postpartum doula NYC Brooklyn Queens Long Island Manhattan

"I don't know what we would have done without Anne. We came home from the hospital already sleep-deprived, exhausted, and emotional. She tactfully and sensitively helped us to establish a "new normal". She was incredibly professional, while at the same time very warm and loving toward my baby, and nurturing toward me. She showed us not only how to get through the challenging first weeks of our baby's life, but also how to become the best parents we could be."

Monica & Asa