Meet Amethyst

Amethyst is the founder of Peace Love and Labor. She is a full-spectrum doula and birth specialist offering her services to the expecting families of NYC and NJ. Her commitment to supporting all aspects of birth and beyond is the driving force behind the creation of Peace Love and Labor.

In celebrating women and their partners, Amethyst creates a space of love, safety, connection and empowerment. From the excitement of Dancing for Birth classes to gently guiding postpartum couples in their transition to parenthood, Amethyst honors and understands every stage of the birth cycle.

Amethyst is extensively trained in the birth arts. She studied with Gena Kirby, creator of the Rebozo birth connection method; received her Lactation Counselor Certification with Healthy Children; trained with Vivian Keeler in Hypnobirthing; danced with Stephanie Larson, creator of Dancing for Birth; learned how to assist midwives @ The Farm; and is a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist and NY State Encapsulation Trainer under the mentorship of Full Circle Placenta; among many other accolades.

However, her greatest inspiration to date has been to intimately care for the beautiful new families during this miraculous time.

Here are Amethyst’s wonderful certifying organizations:


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Meet Laura

Laura Vladimirova is an experienced birth photographer proudly serving the newest of families in the NYC region. She’s had the pleasure of capturing the sweetest little ones as they enter the world and meet their excited families for the very first time.

Documenting birth at home, in a hospital or a birth center is Laura’s passion as she is able to capture pure, unbridled joy and love as expecting families and their babies.

Laura also photographs maternity, newborn and fresh 48 sessions. Feel free to email her or check out her gallery at for information!