Meet Our Professionals

Bethany Brown, LCCE, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor

Bethany is a birth doula with Birth Doulas of Pittsburgh, a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor. While her background is in mental health and family therapy, her current love is working with families in Pittsburgh as they grow and expand. The owner of Bloom Birth Concierge, Bethany works to emphasize true continuity of care through childbirth education, prenatal and birth support, and postpartum village building.


Bethany lives in the East End with her husband, two sons, and their old dog.

Owner & Co-Founder, Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator

Katie Hyre, LCCE, CPST

As a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and Birth Doula, Katie's goal is to provide her clients with evidence-based information and non-judgmental support so that they are able to make the decisions they feel are best for their families.  Katie started her birthwork career in 2012 with Birth Doulas of Pittsburgh and has been supporting families ever since.  


A Beaver County native, she now resides in the Scott Township area with her family.

Co-Founder, Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator

Emilie Hoffman Delestienne, MPH, LCCE, IBCLC

Emilie is passionate about educating and supporting families and strengthening a woman’s belief in her body’s ability to birth and to advocate for herself and her baby on the awe-inspiring, emotional and often challenging road of pregnancy, birth, motherhood and breastfeeding. In addition to her background in biology and public health, Emilie is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, birth doula with Birth Doulas of Pittsburgh, and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).


Enthusiastic natives of Pittsburgh, Emilie and her family live in the East End of Pittsburgh.

Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Consultant

Shannon Winnowski, LCCE

At the age of 13, I witnessed my sister give birth to her first child. She was surrounded by people in her life who would provide loving support for her as she embarked on her journey into motherhood. It was then that I realized how important the role I played that day was. Supporting women in childbirth, telling them they can do it when they’ve convinced themselves they can’t, and preserving such a special day in their lives was a role I knew I wanted to some day fill – not only for my sister, but for any woman who needed support. Every opportunity I have been given since then to provide support to women and their loved ones as their doula has been an honor and a privilege.

Born and raised Pittsburghers, my husband and I now live in the South Hills. I’m grateful for the strong support system that I have in my husband, my close family and friends because that support led me to the role I love as a doula and childbirth educator.

Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator

Erin Davis, LCCE

Erin received her Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) certification in June 2018 and is currently a co-leader of ICAN of Southwestern PA, a national non-profit whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by reducing preventable cesareans through education, supporting cesarean recovery, and advocating for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Erin is passionate about connecting families to unbiased, evidence-based information so they can feel confident and capable of making their own informed decisions as related to pregnancy, birth, and parenting.

A former expat, Erin is fully fluent in Spanish. She enjoys working with Spanish-speaking families and hopes to be able to leverage her language skills and training to help women and families in the Latina/Latino community push for more evidence-based, culturally competent care.​

Erin is a Pittsburgh native and graduate of The Pennsylvania State University; she currently resides in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh with her husband and 2 children.

Childbirth Educator

Rachael Bieltz, LCCE

Rachael has worked as a Public Health Professional/Health Educator for the last 15 years so it was a natural fit after the birth of her first baby to seek training as a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator.  After a personally fulfilling birth experience, she wanted to work with other families during this transformational period.  Her goal is to provide families with unbiased, evidence-based information so they can design a birth experience that is right for them.  Rachael has trained with Lamaze International, Magee Women's Hospital, Spinning Babies and DONA International and until recently taught prenatal classes at two local hospitals.

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Bloom Birth Concierge

Bloom Birth Concierge provides comprehensive childbirth education, prenatal and postpartum support, lactation counseling, and placenta encapsulation in the Pittsburgh area.

4070 Beechwood Blvd

Pittsburgh, PA 15217


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