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.
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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. 

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

Seven Starling pregnancy membership icon in purple

Unbiased support fosters community

Knowledge leads to confidence

All journeys deserve to be celebrated

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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 the flock

Tina Beilinson

Co-Founder & CEO

Tina has had a knack for taking the road less traveled since Day 1. She was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where she grew up until her family was granted asylum into the US at age six. She's inspired by her own parents who did everything they could to make ends meet in an unfamiliar place, and the small village of family and friends that was around to support them. In her free time, she enjoys getting lost in a new city, listening to live music, and entertaining friends at home.

Happy place

In a Dancer Pose at my local Hot Yoga studio

Daily Fuel

Chocolate, anything.

Meet the flock

Julia Cole

Co-Founder & COO

Julia was born with an adventurous spirit. From starting her first business in elementary school to backpacking throughout rural Indonesia, Julia has always thrived in exploring new ideas and places. She developed a passion for health & wellness along the way as a lifelong athlete. In the winter you'll find Julia racing down the ski slopes and in the summer relaxing by the beach.

Happy place

Swimming in the ocean

Daily Fuel

Sleep!

Meet the flock

Sophia Richter

Co-Founder & CPO

Sophia dreamt of starting a digital health company ever since navigating her own difficult experiences with the healthcare system. She believes that feeling empowered in your healthcare is the foundation for feeling empowered in your life. In her free time, Sophia chases new mountains to climb, trails to explore, and wildflowers to appreciate!

Happy place

The ceramics studio

Daily Fuel

Croissants!

Meet the flock

Carly Bravo

Certified Nurse Midwife, Education Lead

As a Midwife, Carly recognizes that the transformation to parenthood is much more than simply the birth alone. She enjoys working with families to have an integrated, and empowered pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience. Carly believes in shared decision making, recognizing that while she has formal training in Midwifery, the people she cares for are the experts in their own bodies and their own specific physical, emotional, and informational needs. While not working, Carly can be found hiking, cooking, or enjoying a day time dance party.

Happy place

Sipping coffee or cava with my family at a bustling European market hall

Daily Fuel

My daughter's giggles. And brisk nature walks while catching up with friends!

Meet the flock

Jessalyn Ballerano

Operations Manager

Jessalyn studied U.S. birth practices as a student of anthropology, then midwifery, before coming home to her roles as Educator and Doula. Understanding systemic pressures on clients and providers alike has fueled her devotion to bringing transparency, humor and compassion to her work. When she isn't supporting our Members and Coaches, Jessalyn is making up songs about/for her dog, experimenting in the kitchen, and soaking up the elements on hikes and trail runs.

Happy place

Roadtripping, with or without a plan.

Daily Fuel

Early morning walk to the (best ever) dog park with the pup.

Meet the flock

Danielle Brown

Member Experience Coordinator

Danielle has always been passionate about helping people. She started her career in the fashion industry but wanted to pivot into a role that positively affected others in a more direct way. After completing her yoga teacher certification, she felt especially drawn to the health and wellness industry to make an impact. In her spare time, Danielle loves to explore new places in her city, discover new books, and practice her amateur photography skills.

Happy place

Near the ocean with lots of sunshine and a good book

Daily Fuel

Yoga and a good cup of tea

Meet the flock

Arielle Urvater

Marketing Manager

Arielle is a people-lover, obsessed with figuring out what makes consumers "go." She started her career in the beverage industry, but as she learned about the lack of resources available to expectant and new parents, she could not curb her curiosity and enthusiasm around making an impact in women's health. Arielle brings her whole self to work, and can be found laughing or eating a variety of snacks at the office. As a native New Yorker, she loves exploring every corner of Manhattan, but is specifically devoted to hole-in-the wall pasta shops.

Happy place

By some body of water, book in hand.

Daily Fuel

Bagel, Cream Cheese, Lox!

Meet our medical team

Dr. Nazaneen Homaifar

Board-Certified OB/GYN, Medical Director

Dr. Tamara Gayle Blackwood

Board-Certified Pediatrician

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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.
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Meet our experts

Callai
Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator
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

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