Individual, Couples, and Group Support

The Fertile Spirit at CNYF

The Fertile Spirit serves the heart and soul of our clients. We believe that caring for your total wellbeing – body, mind, and emotions – is essential to achieving a fertile life. 

Accessible to everyone, anywhere on the globe, The Fertile Spirit program provides virtual and in-person support to help you navigate all of life’s stages.

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Support

A Holistic Approach to Growth, Healing, & Transformation

Each of our Doulas and Coaches have unique specializations and training customized to meet your needs. During your consultation we’ll talk through your goals to help you find the perfect fit!

Doulas & Coaches: What’s the difference?

A Trusted Guide...

Doulas

A Fertility & Postpartum Doula is both a specialist and a comforting companion. They offer skillful and compassionate support for people going through fertility treatments, childbirth, and pregnancy loss. Their knowledge of this key phase of life can support you with compassion and clarity.

A Doula is right for you if you’re looking for help with:

  • Understanding the Process
  • Creating a Plan
  • Client Advocacy
  • Stress Management
  • Resources & Education
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Coaches

A Life & Fertility Coach is a wellness professional who uses insight and targeted strategies to support you and your goals. Living a fertile life means clarifying your hopes and dreams, identifying obstacles that hold you back, and breaking through blocks to realize your highest potential.

A COACH is right for you if you’re looking for help with:

  • Breaking through Obstacles to Greater Fulfillment
  • Balancing Work, Life, and Fertility
  • Seeing the Bigger Picture to Achieve Your Goals
  • Setting and Meeting Nutrition Goals
  • Mindful Stress Management Techniques
  • Fulfilling Relationship Goals

“This is your body, your greatest gift, pregnant with wisdom you do not hear, grief you thought was forgotten, and joy you have never known.”

— Marion Woodman

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Offerings

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Our Team

Patient Support Specialists

Our growing team of coaches, doulas are holistic support specialists who provide a range of care options to meet your unique needs and to bring insight, transformation, and healing to your journey..

Danielle Birrittella

Danielle Birrittella

Director of The Fertile Spirit
Danielle specializes in a depth approach to transformational growth and change. Weaving imaginal psychology, somatics, self-inquiry, creativity, and mindfulness, she helps individuals, couples, and groups connect their most fertile spirit so that they can live from a more realized, embodied, and authentic place. She believes that our biggest obstacles reveal profound rewards when we orient to ourselves and our dreams with awareness, trust, and love. Danielle's work been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Vogue, and on The Today Show and NPR.
Danielle specializes in a depth approach to transformational growth and change. Weaving imaginal psychology, somatics, self-inquiry, creativity, and mindfulness, she helps individuals, couples, and groups connect their most fertile spirit so that they can live from a more...
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  • Master's in Counseling Psychology
    Pacifica Graduate Institute (MA 2021)
  • Expressive Arts Specialist
    California Institute of the Arts (MFA)
  • Group Counseling Facilitator
  • Mindfulness Educator Mindful & Happy
    McLean Meditation Institute
  • The School for The Work™
  • Eastern Religion & Philosophy
    New York University (BA)
Amanda Ehrman

Amanda Ehrman

Fertile Spirit Coach
Amanda is a certified clinical hypnotherapist specializing in mindful self compassion and embodied awareness. Her focus is on working with women and children to support them in connecting with an empowered sense of worth and well-being. Through mindful movement, gentle...
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Christine Goldman

Christine Goldman

Fertile Spirit Doula
Christine is local to the CNY offices and has supported families on their fertile journeys for over 30 years. She has worked alongside care providers and nursing staff as a Labor, Birth and Postpartum Doula since 2000 and offers her expertise in holistic, emotional, and...
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Mary Whitlock

Mary Whitlock

Fertile Spirit Coach
Mary is inspired and passionate about providing families and individuals with the resources, empathetic support, and nurturing to maintain a balanced life. As a Certified Health Coach, Meditation Instructor, Ayurvedic Doula + Chef specializing in Maternal Care and Ayurvedic...
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Danielle Birrittella

Danielle Birrittella

Director of The Fertile Spirit
Danielle specializes in a depth approach to transformational growth and change. Weaving imaginal psychology, somatics, self-inquiry, creativity, and mindfulness, she helps individuals, couples, and groups connect their most fertile spirit so that they can live from a more realized, embodied, and authentic place. She believes that our biggest obstacles reveal profound rewards when we orient to ourselves and our dreams with awareness, trust, and love. Danielle's work been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Vogue, and on The Today Show and NPR.
  • Master's in Counseling Psychology
    Pacifica Graduate Institute (MA 2021)
  • Expressive Arts Specialist
    California Institute of the Arts (MFA)
  • Group Counseling Facilitator
  • Mindfulness Educator Mindful & Happy
    McLean Meditation Institute
  • The School for The Work™
  • Eastern Religion & Philosophy
    New York University (BA)
Amanda Ehrman

Amanda Ehrman

Fertile Spirit Coach
Amanda is a certified clinical hypnotherapist specializing in mindful self compassion and embodied awareness. Her focus is on working with women and children to support them in connecting with an empowered sense of worth and well-being. Through mindful movement, gentle breathing practices and therapeutic imagery, Amanda guides her clients into a naturally induced state of relaxation and self-optimization so they can access the full power of their minds to enhance confidence, release limiting beliefs and connect with their greatest potential.
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Mindful Self Compassion Practitioner
  • Yoga Alliance Certified (RYT-200)
  • Therapeutic Guided Imagery
  • Depth Psychology
Christine Goldman

Christine Goldman

Fertile Spirit Doula
Christine is local to the CNY offices and has supported families on their fertile journeys for over 30 years. She has worked alongside care providers and nursing staff as a Labor, Birth and Postpartum Doula since 2000 and offers her expertise in holistic, emotional, and educational support as a women's health advocate. Christine is avidly involved in March of Dimes, International Cesarean Awareness Network, Healthy Start, Postpartum Support International, and has been featured in Syracuse Women, Syracuse Parent, Family Times, and DONA International.
  • Owner Doulas of CNY
  • Birth, Postpartum Doula Childbirth & Lactation
  • Educator Happiest Baby on the Block
  • Educator Medical Assistant
Mary Whitlock

Mary Whitlock

Fertile Spirit Coach
Mary is inspired and passionate about providing families and individuals with the resources, empathetic support, and nurturing to maintain a balanced life. As a Certified Health Coach, Meditation Instructor, Ayurvedic Doula + Chef specializing in Maternal Care and Ayurvedic wellness, she has had the honor to work with hundreds of families and individuals from around the world and has come to learn that regardless of who she's working with, there is always a common thread. Irrespective of peoples' background or profession, we are all intrinsically connected. Additionally, when it comes to starting a family, nature inevitably prevails.
  • Certified Holistic Health Coach
  • Dona Certified Doula
  • Maternal Care Expert
  • Meditation Teacher
  • Ayurvedic Chef & Wellness Expert
  • Certified in Hypnobirthing Doula
Calendar

Virtual Support & Education

Tune in daily to check out CNY Fertility Facebook & Instagram Lives from our expert doctors and fertility specialists.

  • Dr. Magarelli - In Search of the Stork

    In Search of the Stork

    Tuesday 06:30 PM EDT with Dr. Paul Magarelli
  • Gotitas Del Saber Con Dra. Verdiales

    Gotitas Del Saber

    Wednesday 09:00 PM EDT with Dra. Verdiales
  • The Fertile Spirit

    The Fertile Spirit

    Thursday 05:00 PM EDT with Danielle Birrittella
  • Prenatal Education & Prep

    Prenatal Education & Prep

    Thursday 08:30 PM EDT with Christine Goldman
  • The Fertile Fireside Chat with Dr. Robert Kiltz

    The Fertile Fireside

    Sunday 10:00 AM EDT with dr. Robert Kiltz
  • Self Care on your Fertility Journey

    Self Care on your Fertility Journey

    Monday 08:00 PM EDT with Elizabeth Lee
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Watch

CNY Fertility YouTube Series

Scroll through past episodes and learn more from our team.

dr rob kiltz fertile fireside chat
Dr Rob Kiltz Fertile Fireside Chat
What is Qi
What is Qi
What is Qi ?
What is Qi ?
In Search of the Stork - You have Questions, We have Answers!
In Search of the Stork - You Have Questions, We Have Answers!
Global Travel Client Chat
Global Travel Client Chat
The Fertile Fireside Chat, Dr robert Kiltz and Dr Faez Faruqi, Improving your fertility
The Fertile Fireside Chat, Dr Robert Kiltz and Dr Faez Faruqi, Improving Your Fertility
Fertile Spirit Support-Pregnancy Loss
Fertile Spirit Support-Pregnancy Loss
Getting to the Point -
Getting to the Point -
Global Travel: Medication Monday!
Global Travel: Medication Monday!
Fertility
Fertility
dr kiltz on fertility
Dr Kiltz on Fertility
In Search of the Stork
In Search of the Stork
dr kiltz and dr faruqi the fertile fireside chat
Dr Kiltz and Dr Faruqi the Fertile Fireside Chat
Dr Kiltz and Dr Fink Live for you
Dr Kiltz and Dr Fink Live for You
In Search of the Stork with Dr Magarelli:  topic - All things Male
In Search of the Stork with Dr Magarelli: Topic - All Things Male
Global Travel and The Fertile Spirit
Global Travel and The Fertile Spirit
A Little Bit About The Heart ❤️
A Little Bit About The Heart ❤️
live with dr kiltz and dr fink at cny fertilty
Live with Dr Kiltz and Dr Fink at Cny Fertilty
Dr. Kiltz and Reproductive Lawyer Melissa Brisman Discuss All Things Fertility
Dr. Kiltz and Reproductive Lawyer Melissa Brisman Discuss All Things Fertility
Dr.Verdiales
Dr.Verdiales

A Network of Support Programs

Take advantage of CNY Fertility’s community of interactive support resources. We’re here for you.

  • Fertile Friends

    Fertile Friends matches CNY Grads with current patients of CNY. Our mentors offer loving support, friendship, and guidance to help you navigate the often emotional waters of fertility treatments. 

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  • Hope Before the Rainbow

    A CNY Fertility facilitated doula supporting those that have suffered a pregnancy loss. A place to share, s how compassion, kindness, courage, and HOPE.

    + CONTACT US TO JOIN

  • Fertile Hope Yoga

    A unique virtual platform supporting the mind-body connection, utilizing yoga as a way to move towards healing and growth, created specifically for those on a fertility journey. 

    + VEW MORE

  • Facebook Groups

    + CNYF Support Group
    + Men’s Group CNYFC
    + Pregnancy & Beyond
    + Official Life after TTC
    + Donor Embryo & Family Finder

    + CONTACT US TO JOIN

I would like to beg of you, dear friend, as well as I can, to have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke

Resources & Inspiration

Big Fat Negative: TTC, fertility, infertility, and IVF

Big Fat Negative is the podcast about IVF, infertility and the trials of TTC – aka trying for a baby. The show follows the hosts’ stories on the not-so-simple journey to motherhood, while also interviewing a range of experts on all things infertility.

Eggology Club

Redefining the modern-day journey to parenthood. Change the conversation with unfiltered real-life stories and your new BFFs helping navigate this family-planning, reproductive-health, and future-fertility.

Feminists Don't Wear Pink With Scarlett Curtis

Feminists Don't Wear Pink And Other Lies, is not only a best selling anthology of stories by some of the biggest trail blazers but also a podcast where activism and innovation is brought to your ears.

Happy Place

Fearne Cotton presents 'Happy Place', a podcast on wellbeing, mental health and the journey around happiness.

Headspace Radio

Headspace Radio is great to clear your thoughts and stop ruminating. Take the podcast out for a walk, it'll work wonders.

How To Fail With Elizabeth Day

The host asks each 'successful' guest, what they class as three major failures in life and how they shaped them. Endearing, real and raw, this podcast will make you realize that there's no one way to do things.

If These Ovaries Could Talk

Two lesbians chat about making babies and non-traditional families. Go in-depth with weekly guests about their hopes, fears, and setbacks when making a baby with love and science.

Inside Reproductive Health

This podcast helps keep up with trends in the field of reproductive health – a wide array of those in the fertility community including reproductive endocrinologists, clinical professionals, etc.

Inside Reproductive Health

This podcast helps keep up with trends in the field of reproductive health – a wide array of those in the fertility community including reproductive endocrinologists, clinical professionals, etc.

Inside Reproductive Health

This podcast helps keep up with trends in the field of reproductive health – a wide array of those in the fertility community including reproductive endocrinologists, clinical professionals, etc.

Let’s Talk Fertility with Izzy Judd

Having gone through years of trying to conceive, and following a devastating miscarriage, Izzy felt strongly that the couple should be open about what they had been through.

Oprah's Super Soul Conversations

Super soul conversations explores life in all its facets. This podcast will make you be inspired by life and possibly make your own change.

Radio 1's Life Hacks

Life Hacks asks the questions around life you don't want to ask. This podcasts makes you more empathetic to everyone else's experiences and you'll end up seeing the broader ways of the world.

She's All Fat

A podcast described as 'radical self-love', this body positive podcast is all about enjoying the body you're in Conversations on being disabled, the politics around sizing and expectations is just a drop in the bucket for what's covered.

Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You hosted by Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin talks about all the things your mother probably didn't really talk to you about. From episodes titled 'Dating In The Era Of #MeToo' and on trauma, this podcast is an eye opener.

The Doctor's Kitchen

Rarely do we eat food as a way to nurture ourselves. Episodes focus on eating for a certain issue or part of your body you'd like to help more. Listen, then eat your way into a healthier lifestyle.

The Fertility Podcast

From IVF and ICSI to secondary infertility, surrogacy, or adoption hear stories from others who have been through something similar to you.

The Fertility Warriors

Created to help women survive the rocky road of trying to conceive. Robyn Birkin interviews other fertility warriors, sharing advice and tips on conception and navigating the world of fertility treatments while being your best and healthiest self.

The Infertile Mafia: Real talk about infertility, IVF, and trying to conceive

Being infertile sucks. Co-hosts Sarah and Kaela are your friends who get it. This is a podcast by real women sharing truths about the hardships and hilarity of infertility, IVF, and trying to conceive.

The Mindful Podcast

Exploring bodyscape meditation to how to deal with your anxiety in 20 minutes, The Mindful Podcast is a helping friend to your mind and then your body and soul.

The Receipts Podcast

As they talk about the every day trial and tribulations of being a woman, this honest, laugh out loud podcast is packed with gems.

This is Infertility

Narrative storytelling and science to give you a new perspective of what it’s really like to go through this fertility journey.

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A Return to Love

By Marianne Williamson

Attached

By Amir Levine, Rachel Heller

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

By Elizabeth Gilbert

Come as You Are

By Emily Nagoski

Conquering Infertility

By Alice D. Domar

Empty Womb, Aching Heart

By Marlo Schalesky

Ever Upward

By Justine Brooks Froelker

How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup

By Greg Wolfe

Inconceivable

By Inconceivable

It starts with the egg

By Rebecca Fett

Loving What Is

By Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell

Spirit Babies

By Walter Makichen

Taking Charge of Your Fertility

By Toni Weschler

The Alchemist

By Paulo Coelho

The Big Leap

By Gay Hendricks

The Fertile Feast

By Dr. Robert Kiltz

The Fertile Secret

By Dr. Robert Kiltz

The Four Agreements

By Don Miguel Ruiz

The Gifts of Imperfection

By Brené Brown

The Infertility Companion

By Sandra L. Glahn, William R. Cutrer

The Infertility Journey

By Tarun Jain MD

The Power of Now

By Eckhart Tolle

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

By John Gottman PhD, Nan Silver

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

By Deepak Chopra

The Untethered Soul

By Michael A. Singer

Unsung Lullabies

By Janet Jaffe, David Diamond, Martha Diamond

Untamed

By Glennon Doyle

What All Spirit Babies Want Their Mamas to Know

By What All Spirit Babies Want Their Mamas to Know

When Things Fall Apart

By Pema Chodron

Wish

By Matthew Cordell

You Can Heal Your Life

By Louise Hay

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Amateur Nester

The infertility journey written about through the lens of faith. The blog is comprehensive in its subject matter and speaks to the question of what to do with unused embryos after your IVF and family building journey is complete.

Dreaming of Diapers

Written by a “southern girl now living on the west coast,” whose infertility diagnosis led to six years of procedures and treatments. Inspiring to witness the strength, courage, and transparency

Eggsperience

Started by Valerie Landis who decided to pursue fertility preservation by freezing her eggs when she was 33 years old. This is one of the most comprehensive resources for all things “egg freezing,” and it includes candid, personal stories from other women.

Fat Positive

Nicola is a fertility coach whose focus is, in her words, “fat positivity”. She dives deep into the fat phobias that often surround fertility and speaks openly about how to have a “fat positive” fertility journey.

Life Without Baby

Written by Lisa Manterfield who went through five years of infertility treatment. This blog covers life after infertility, and the decision to not pursue biological parenting.

Mrs Meaks

Writing in detail about her difficulty conceiving and the ups and downs of IVF, Kate shares her journey and regularly features the voices of other women on her blog.

Our Misconception

Written and maintained for more than six years by husband and wife team, Chris and Candace, who experience infertility and recently became parents.

Pregnantish

Pregnantish is an online magazine dedicated to educating and supporting women and men throughout all the stages of the fertility process.

Stirrup Queens

Melissa shares her experience with infertility and conception on her blog, where visitors can read about information relating to diagnoses, surrogacy, treatment options, helpful guides, medications, tests and surgeries, and loss.

The Broken Brown Egg

The Broken Brown Egg exists to empower, inform, and advocate for those questioning or experiencing the impact of infertility, with an emphasis on the Black experience of it.

The Stork and I

Covering a wide range of topics from making the initial decision and choosing a treatment plan. Expert guests are regularly featured discussing all things fertility and the content is aimed at the solo mom audience.

Uber Barrens Club

A witty, informative and unfiltered blog written by Katy the “Uber Barren-ess”. Katy writes in detail about her own experience with infertility which has included IVF, miscarriage, and a uniquely challenging journey.

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Fertile Friend Program

Our fertile friend program is the best way to connect with and an experienced CNY Grad who knows what dealing with infertility is all about, can offer you tips, a shoulder to cry on and so much more. Conversely, it’s perhaps the greatest way to give back to those in our community after you have graduated and looking to stay involved in this beautiful, loving and supportive community. After filling out your form, we will review all your answers and match you with a well-fit mentor/mentee. Simple. Easy. Support.

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Become a Mentor

  • Give the support you wish you had.

  • Get those feel-good vibrations from helping others.

  • Form lasting meaningful relationship.

  • Define what form/extent of communication you’d like: email, text, phone calls, video chats, coffee meet ups, and so much more.

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Become a Mentee

  • Get the support you need from those who walked in similar shoes.

  • Learn more about the process from a CNY Guide.
  • Form lasting meaningful relationship.

  • Define what form/extent of communication you’d like: email, text, phone calls, video chats, coffee meetups, and so much more.

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