Mary Esther Malloy

Certified Practitioner since June 2023

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Mary Esther Malloy is a certified Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting teacher who has supported thousands of families through early parenthood as a coach, doula, birth educator, lactation counselor, and parent group leader.  Havening Techniques have revolutionized how she coaches families to move through fears, negative emotions, blocks and limiting beliefs as they navigate childbirth and experience greater joy in their first years of parenting. Since founding MIndful Birth NY in 2005, she has offered families an expansive, holistic approach to childbirth preparation, labor support and parenting. She has been profoundly moved to see how Havening Techniques alleviates the burdens of chronic stress, efficiently resolves prior birth and other trauma, and boosts resilience for the emotional, mental and physical work of childbirth and parenting. Havening Techniques are unquestioningly helping Mary Esther’s clients experience greater peace and presence on the parenting path.

Childbirth related coaching topics include: Healing birth trauma, Birth trauma prevention, Fear of childbirth, Miscarriage/Pregnancy loss, Fertility challenges, Mindfulness for childbirth and parenting, Cesarean healing, and VBAC readiness. 

For parents, coaching topics include: Parenting overwhelm and anxiety, Shifting intergenerational patterns, “Mama-rage,” Parenting high-emotion toddlers and older children, Setting limits, Breastfeeding challenges, Sleep challenges, Relationship change with parenthood, and more.

Based in New York City, Mindful Birth NY offers Live online Havening-based parenting groups for parents of newborns, parents of toddlers and older children, and groups for moms of color facilitated by psychologist Aisha Williams, including a group specifically for Black-identified mothers from across the diaspora. 

The mother of three children, Mary Esther holds a M.A. in Anthropology from New York University and publishes regularly on birth and parenting.

Areas of specialization

Anxiety, Childbirth, Depression, Pain management, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Relationship issues, Relaxation, Stress, Grief, Self-Development, Confidence, Empowerment, Bereavement, Breathwork


New York, New York
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
New York City, NY