Seven Starling took flight to champion the strength and freedom of all parents

Seven Starling pregnancy membership group support

Parenthood is a beautiful, messy, fulfilling journey. 

It is a groundswell of emotions, from the highest highs and lowest lows, that unlocks meaning and motivation in our everyday lives.

It also brings lots of questions and unchartered territories, leading to moments of immense growth and transformation.

15-minute prenatal appointments leave questions unanswered.
Limited access to trusted experts leads to 2 hours+ daily googling.
Lack of social support has driven postpartum depression and anxiety rates up to 50%.
Black women face 3-4x higher maternal mortality risk than white women.

We believe parents deserve the best support in navigating this pivotal time.

Seven Starling is committed to helping you discover your way through pregnancy and parenthood with champions at your side. Our inspiration is drawn from the community that comes forth when a child is brought into our world. Extended families, close friends and neighbors have rallied together as our support systems for generations. 

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The strength and size of that support system can vary dramatically from one family to another. That’s where we come in. 

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We want to be constant on your journey. A community, led by our experienced doulas, that you can turn to at any time for support, sharing and importantly, expert advice.

We believe that we can achieve a better experience and better outcomes through care that’s grounded in community.

Surprised? Here’s the data:

96%
of parents preferred group-based care to traditional care
2x
New mothers that participated in group care were 2x less likely to develop postpartum depression
37%
reduction in preterm births among parents that participated in group care
2x
higher satisfaction rate reported by parents that participated in group care

Seven Starling provides expert-facilitated group care to parents because we know that empowered pregnancy and parenthood experiences will lead to happier, healthier, and stronger families. 

We’re founded on five beliefs that are integral to everything we do:

Safe spaces lead to open minds and hearts

Better conversations broaden perspectives

Unbiased support fosters community

Knowledge leads to confidence

All journeys deserve to be celebrated

Safe spaces lead to open minds and hearts

Open conversations broaden perspectives

Unbiased support fosters community

Knowledge leads to confidence

All journeys deserve to be celebrated

Want to know more about our method?

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Meet the flock

Tina Beilinson

Co-Founder & CEO

Julia Cole

Co-Founder & COO

Sophia Richter

Co-Founder & CPO

Carly Bravo

Certified Nurse Midwife, Education Lead

Jessalyn Ballerano

Operations Manager

Danielle Brown

Member Experience Coordinator

Arielle Urvater

Marketing Manager

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Meet our clinical advisors

Dr. Nazaneen Homaifar

Board-Certified OB/GYN, Medical Director

Dr. Tamara Gayle Blackwood

Board-Certified Pediatrician

Paige Bellenbaum

Licensed Master Social Worker

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Meet our medical team

Dr. Tamara Gayle Blackwood

Board-Certified Pediatrician

Tamara is a pediatrician who has felt a calling to work with kids since she was a child herself. A Floridian who grew up in Jacksonville and trained in Miami, she now is a full-fledged DC resident and loves it. Her passion is provided quality care and empowering Black and Brown families to be able to advocate for themselves and their children. She is a  growing public health expert and loves teaching students,  collegeues,  families, and anyone who will listen. Tamara loves travel adventures with her husband around the world, and they are looking forward to their next adventure adding a baby to their family at the end of 2021.

Happy place

On the beach with the ocean breeze in her face, sipping something cool and delicious.

Daily Fuel

All the fruits, best way to start the day!

Meet our medical team

Dr. Nazaneen Homaifar

Board-Certified OB/GYN, Medical Director

Nazaneen cannot remember a time when she didn't dream of being a doctor. It took some time away from medicine, while in business school, for her to realize that obstetrics and gynecology was her calling. She feels the most impact when she is working to empower women to feel greater ownership over their healthcare decisions. When not using every diplomatic tactic to negotiate with her toddler girls, she enjoys painting and was most proud of a family effort entitled “Lady Quarantina” inspired by lockdown.

Happy place

Basking in the sun, Aperol Spritz on hand.

Daily Fuel

Coffee! And make it a light roast, please.

Meet our medical team

Paige Bellenbaum

Licensed Master Social Worker

As a Social Worker for over 20 years, Paige has a knack for getting things done that haven't been done before. After experiencing severe postpartum depression and anxiety after the birth of her son, she suffered silently for many months before she received treatment. Once she began to feel better she got angry that nobody was talking about how common perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are. She drafted PMAD education and screening legislation for New York State that was signed into law, and then went on to help create and open The Motherhood Center, a first of its kind PMAD clinical treatment facility located in NYC.

Happy place

The seasons of Vermont. Skiing there, hiking there, and watching the leaves change.

Daily Fuel

Way too much coffee and multiple snuggles with my extremely loveable and slightly overweight pit bull.

Meet our experts

Mika
Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator
Deundra
Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator
Patricia
Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator
Mary Etna
Childirth Educator and Evidence-Based Birth Instructor
Courtney
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Jessalyn
Childbirth Educator and Full-Circle Doula
Emma
Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator
Maya
Birth & Postpartum Doula, Lactation Counselor
Sarah
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Starlings always flock in groups. By following their seven closest neighbors, Starlings flock together to create beautiful and mesmerizing formations in the sky called murmurations. For us, these whimsical birds represent the feeling of freedom and strength we hope to bring to our community. A constant reminder that together, with our flock, we can achieve a vision far greater than ourselves.

96% of parents preferred group-based care to traditional care. Join the flock.

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