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About Risa

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My Philosophy

Your birth experience is all about YOU.  

My goal is to assist you as you cross over into motherhood, making this one of the most profound, exciting, and empowering growth experiences of your life.  As a nurse midwife and birth counselor, I am your most valuable guide through your birthing experience. 


“ Keep doing your miraculous work, Risa! You will heal the world, one birth at a time."
Bill, Fumiko, and Kentaro
My Story

After experiencing the profound transformation of motherhood with my daughter Dariana's birth, I embarked on a remarkable journey, transitioning my focus from the glitz of television and film production to the sacred art of midwifery. I graduated from Columbia University’s School of Nursing with a Master of Science Degree in Nurse Midwifery, and am a proud Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) licensed in New York and New Jersey, and a Nurse Practitioner in Obstetrics and Gynecology in New York, I bring a wealth of experience and a deep passion for supporting mothers through the miraculous journey of childbirth.

My path led me during the Covid pandemic in 2020, to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where I pioneered the midwifery program as the Director of Midwives, a role that allowed me to shape and elevate the standard of care for expectant mothers. Alongside this, I have had the privilege of teaching and mentoring future generations of healthcare providers at renowned institutions such as Hofstra University, New York University, instilling in them the art and science of midwifery.

My commitment to promoting natural childbirth and women's health has been recognized through various media outlets, including feature films like "Baby Mama" with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and "Maze" with Laura Linney and Rob Morrow, where I served as a birth consultant, and television programs such as The Learning Channel's "A Baby Story." I have also shared my expertise through workshops, lectures, and interviews, advocating for informed and empowered birthing experiences. Check out my Press, Publications, and Blog Pages. 

My journey in midwifery has been enriched by a dedication to continuous learning and professional development. I stay abreast of the latest advancements in childbirth practices and remain deeply committed to providing compassionate and holistic care to every woman I serve.

I believe birth is a healthy, transforming, and life giving catalyst for growth. I am writing a book about this very subject. Stay tuned!




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