Welcome to 


      Bella Vita          

Doula Care!

Bella Vita was founded by Frances Charkowick, Certified Birth Doula, as a means for providing high quality, compassionate care for women at a pivotal moment in their lives. Serving Long Island and parts of Queens, Bella Vita seeks to ensure that birthing women have 1) knowledge on the latest evidence-based clinical birth practices and their legal rights and options as birthing women; and 2) the resources needed to make informed decisions and a
customized birth plan.   Bella Vita’s philosophy acknowledges that women are the best decision makers about their bodies; and that birth is a natural and deeply personal process rather than a medical emergency. Take out the last sentence.

Please check out the site for more information about our birthing philosophy, services, and to meet Doula Fran!


Find out about our principles of birth, Doula Fran, and her journey through her own children’s births.

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Client testimonials and personal birthing experiences.  Plus Doula Fran's insight on her recent births.



Ready to take the next step? Learn more about the services we offer and how we can treat you like the Goddess you are.

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Insight to Doula Fran's favorite organizations and references that help make your birth personal and safe.

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