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The Happy Baby was established in 2016 to offer education and support for expecting families. Our services include Doula based labor support and educational courses preparing for birth and caring for a new baby.


Erica Simpson

Founder & Executive Director

photo courtesy of Becca Dziedzic

photo courtesy of Becca Dziedzic

Erica moved to New York in 2015 after spending most of her life in Maryland. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in Behavioral and Community Health. She has spent years working in the world of women's health and is continuously fascinated by pregnancy and childbirth. Erica is a Certified Birth Doula through DONA International and a Certified Childbirth Educator (CBE)  through Birth Arts International. Erica has also received certification as a HypnoBirthing Doula from HypnoBirthing NY and is trained in supporting VBACs through VBAC Facts. Erica has also been trained in baby wearing and newborn care.

Erica is a former Health and Wellness Specialist at the Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) in Prince George's County, Maryland. She designed and implemented wellness programs for DPR employees and the community. She is also a Wellness Advocate for Doterra Essential Oils and uses them daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. 


Although Erica doesn't have any children of her own, she has cared for many children during her career as a private nanny. She has wealth of knowledge surrounding child development and child rearing. Erica became an Aunt in March of 2016. She continues to be amazed by her niece and falls more in love with her each day.