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Found 23 Pros in Brooklyn, NY, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Elise Alahakoon

Yonkers, NY

3 reviews • 11 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 11 families supported • 1 years experience

Hello! My name is Elise (she/her), and I’m a certified IDI full spectrum doula. I’ve worked with children for many years in my hometown of Toronto but when I moved to New York I decided I wanted to take my skills to the next level. I want to help the people in my community have empowering and informed pregnancies and births. I believe education and support are the keys to living a higher, elevated life. When I’m not working with birthing people and families, you can find me practicing yoga, meditating, painting, singing and dancing. I also enjoy watching comedies and sci-fi drama series with my husband and my cat, Mittens. I’m looking forward to connecting and getting to know each other more! -E xoxo

Care philosophy

My care philosophy centers around communication & understanding. Not only in the forms of knowledge & information but also when it comes to the body & mental health. Training for birth can be simple with the right support team.

Areas served

  • Westchester County, NY
  • Rockland County, NY
  • New York City
  • Fairfield County, CT
  • Hudson Valley, NY

Reviews

  • Lana
    September 7, 2022 at 11:39 am | Client review

    I hired Elise as my birth doula as well as my postpartum doula for daytime/overnight care. She stayed with me the entire time I was giving birth in the hospital. Then she stayed with me overnight at my mother in laws for a week after I gave birth, and a few daytimes at my condo afterwards. I did an induction which was a little scary, but she made sure I knew what was coming and helped me relax so my body could do its thing. She held my hand through most of it. She was very knowledgeable about my baby’s first bath, how to swaddle, how to change a diaper and how to burp. Elise also helped me with my initial latch and encouraged me to continue breastfeeding. She always made sure to keep my condo tidy so when I did have the energy to get up, everything was in order. She cooked a few times for us but my mother in law did most of the cooking. When I started losing hair this year, she gave me a ton of information on what to do so even though she’s not my doula anymore, she still checks in on me and wants to help. She definitely was everything that I expected to get from a doula. I would say I trust her judgement 10/10. She’s reliable, kind, and informative. She was always there for me when I needed her most.

$ flexible
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Wislene Riley

Queens, NY

2 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

Hello! I am a young wife and mother to a beautiful 9 month old baby. I am passionate about birth and it all started with watching birth videos 3 years ago. I am on a mission to help all women, BIPOC especially have a great experience entering into motherhood whether it's the first time or fifth. I'm all about working around what my clients desire while also provide evidence-based information.

Care philosophy

I am all about teaching you all you need to know for your confidence, for you to advocate for yourself and have the best experience possible. I know the statistics are not in favor of BIPOC so one of my goals is to bridge the gap. I am also very big on partners/husbands being involved in the process. I offer faith-based services(non-denomination Christian) and childbirth education

Areas served

  • Brooklyn, Long Island, Queens, Bronx

Reviews

  • Woodlyn
    August 22, 2022 at 12:36 am | Peer review

    Wislène is awesome 🤩 at what she does. She is someone who listens carefully, attentively, and sympathetically. She gives great support and understanding. Highly recommend .⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

$ flexible
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Elyse Pitock

New York, NY

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

Elyse first became interested in birth as a teenager, when she discovered Youtube and began constantly watching videos of people and animals giving birth. It wasn’t until college, when she was nannying and studying American history, that she began to understand how pregnancy, medicine, bodies, and gender are all connected as areas where people struggle for autonomy. After college, she worked at a social services agency in Brooklyn, where she learned about trauma-informed care, environments that foster successful parenting, and, of course, paperwork. She is a full spectrum doula and certified lactation counselor with a special interest in family building for queer and trans parents.

Care philosophy

Elyse believes that birth is an event to be studied and quantified so that we can know the safest practices for birthing people. She also believes that birth can be mysterious, magical, and joyful, a threshold space where life enters the world - and adults are born as parents.

Areas served

  • Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
$ flexible
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Alicia DePugh

Brooklyn, NY

0 reviews • 14 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 14 families supported • 3 years experience

Hi! I'm Alicia, Currently open to working within Brooklyn and Staten Island, NY, I became passionate about birth work after working for an Obstetrics And Gynecology Group for 4+ years. I spent many days offering a hand within the practice, but thought how amazing it would be to follow and support these lovely Mommy's To Be till the very end of their pregnancy, I received my certification in 2019 and have attended 10+ births. Being able to support not only Mom's to be but partners, has been the biggest joy. I was luckily able to attend VBAC, C-Section and Induction Births. I was also able to work throughout the Pandemic via FaceTime and in hospital. Being a Doula has brought me so much joy and many incredible bonds that will be lifelong.

Care philosophy

I believe childbirth is a beautiful, awesomely complex, life-changing, and extremely personal experience. My role as your doula is to provide you with essential, empathetic support by offering a therapeutic presence, a comforting touch, pain management support, and continual guidance to more efficiently communicate with your chosen care provider. I strive for my clients to feel empowered and safe.

Areas served

  • Staten Island, NY
  • Brooklyn, NY
$ flexible
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Dena Gold

Queens, NY

4 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

4 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

Dena has worked in private practice since 2012. She has training in various styles and techniques of acupuncture, massage, and auxiliary therapies. Drawing from these, she customizes treatment to respond to each patient, condition, and presentation. Her areas of focus include psychoemotional concerns, women's health, trans health, fatigue syndromes, and pain management. This informs her doula care. Using what she knows of the body, the body-mind connection, and medicine (eastern and allopathic), she is able to bring informed, supportive care. She incorporates ideas from hypnobirthing and spinning babies (for those who are interested) in order to further support birth.

Care philosophy

Dena is passionate about bodily autonomy; her goal is to help each person navigate their birth with confidence and dignity. She knows that each person will have different priorities, preferences, desires, and needs. She aims to help each person find the experience that would be more empowering to them and to work to support them to embody this experience.

Areas served

  • Queens
  • Manhattan
  • Brooklyn
  • Long Island
  • Westchester
  • The Bronx
  • Staten Island
  • Northern NJ
  • Southwest CT
  • Rockland
  • Hudson Valley

Reviews

  • Andi
    September 12, 2022 at 11:20 am | Client review

    Dena is an outstanding doula. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone searching for a doula. She is thoughtful, caring, a great listener and will stand up for you no matter what kind of birth you envision. She helped my partner and I before the birth of our baby by going through every scenario that could happen and encouraged us to have a plan for every eventuality for the birth and postpartum. Dena also helped educate us and helped us to get on the same page with every aspect of the birth. And most importantly she stuck by our sides through the whole birthing process, even though that meant being in the hospital with us for over 24 hours. Dena is very skilled in acupressure and massage and knew exactly what to do to help me get through my contractions. She also went above and beyond for us by taking some great photos and keeping us engaged in wonderful conversations to pass the time during slower parts. Not only did she do all of that but she’s been a huge help postpartum by checking in regularly and asking other birth professionals for help with any concerns she doesn’t have as much expertise with. Dena is truly such a genuine, talented, helpful person whom I’m so grateful to for helping bring our new baby into the world!

$ flexible
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Celina Sainte-Rose

New York, NY

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

Your body, your baby, your birth. Only you know what feels appropriate for you & it is your right to experience your story as you imagined, fully supported & without judgment. As a Doula, I strive to empower you to own your birth while I hold space, support & bear witness to that journey.

Care philosophy

I am a New York City-based Birth & Postpartum Doula committed to providing joyful, nurturing & empowering support rooted in respect, trust & inclusiveness.

Areas served

  • Manhattan & Brooklyn
$ flexible
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Oge Emetarom

Brooklyn, NY

4 reviews • 99 families supported • 5 years experience

4 reviews • 99 families supported • 5 years experience

As a birth doula, I focus on mindfulness, movement and breath with emphasis on helping birthing folks tap into their innate abilities while keeping them well-informed with evidence-based information. With a nurturing and empathetic spirit, I’m able to be adaptive to each birth. I’m forever grateful for the honor folks bestow upon me to be a part of their birth story. I’m able to offer parts of who I am, while trusting my intuition, protecting the surrounding energy, and helping to create an environment for a powerful transition. Birthwork is a part of all of our shared history. Throughout time, the practice of birthing humans being surrounded and supported by others during this sacred moment is archetypal. As a certified doula, lactation counselor, meditation guide and breathwork facilitator, I continue that lineage by providing support during labor and birth with communication, guided meditation, movement, music, massages, aromatherapy, and most importantly — love. Outside of the birthing world, I am a multi-passionate creative. In all aspects of my adult life, I have found myself creating space for others. Whether it was planning and managing corporate and creative events; hosting a party; or teaching a dance class where everyone felt free to move without judgement, I have always sought to deliver intentional energy, presence and joy to all my interpersonal interactions. I enjoy music, dancing, cooking, photography (architecture, style, and portraits), and writing.

Care philosophy

My intention is to help support you with the birth YOU desire. Let’s breathe deep, move freely, and surrender to the process together.

Areas served

  • Brooklyn
  • NYC
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • New England
  • Queens
  • Connecticut
  • Manhattan
  • Upstate

Reviews

  • Clea
    August 13, 2022 at 10:25 am | Client review

    From our first preliminary meeting, I could feel the warmth, expertise, and kindness exuding from Oge. Our mutual philosophies on meditation and self-care spoke to me immediately, but it was her confidence and detailed questions that made me know I wanted her as part of my birth team. The pre-natal classes were so helpful (I had taken some through the hospital, but the depth and care Oge took in her information supplemented those classes perfectly, not to mention I could ask detailed questions as we went), and as my birth neared, her one-on-one text/voice memo/phone call care was invaluable. I had a long early labor so every day I was discovering new things and facing new anxieties. I’m SO lucky I had her to download information from as I went. I highly recommend Oge to anyone looking for a grounded, thoughtful, informed, and rad Doula. She’s just the best.

$ flexible
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Skye Sokoloff

New York, NY

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a new mom myself, & during my labor I would’ve benefited a lot from a doula. So I told myself that I would be that person for someone for the same reason. Birth work is so sacred & important and it takes a village. I offer emotional, informational & physical support.

Care philosophy

My goal is to help educate, & support expecting mothers and birthing persons & their partners through birth, labor & postpartum.

Areas served

  • Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, New Jersey
$ flexible
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Tayesha “Ty” Mely

New York, NY

0 reviews • 11 families supported • 9 years experience

0 reviews • 11 families supported • 9 years experience

I have always had a passion for women's health and reproductive rights. As the eldest of 4 children I have acted as my mother’s doula and was present for the birth of my two youngest siblings when I was 15 and 21 years old. Providing support during labor and postpartum is second nature for me. I am also very passionate about the importance of taking charge of our own health and utilizing all the herbal medicines that the Earth provides to us. I love to incorporate herbs into my practice and focus on how our lifestyles and daily routines can impact childbirth and postpartum. I help my clients advocate for themselves, know their birthrights, and offer any form of support they may need. I provide 2-3 prenatal sessions to educate, plan and prepare for birth and postpartum. I stay by my client's side from the start of labor to delivery. And I provide 2-4 postpartum visits (this normally varies on every person's needs). In addition I'm aware that the partner may not always feel included therefore in my sessions I like to encourage both parents to be as involved as possible so everyone has a role in this beautiful journey.

Care philosophy

I believe that birth should be in the hands of the parents. Families have the right to choose how and where they birth. I believe that families should receive full on evidence based information. I like to make sure that my clients are as educated as possible in regards to what's happening in their bodies as well as their birthing rights. I provide unbiased and genuine support to all.

Areas served

  • Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn
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Brenna Burke Weber

New York, NY

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 5 years experience

I currently work for and am helping expand services to New York with the company Birthing Gently. I began as a volunteer in Boston, MA and and was brought on staff due to my devotion to my work as a doula and my reviews as a volunteer. I primarily provide support during pregnancy and birth, with some postpartum support as requested. I have experience with a broad spectrum of deliveries, identities, and birth plans. I also have knowledge about breast/chestfeeding. I am honest about what I do know, and if I do not know something I will not hesitate to help you find your answer. Please reach out if you would like to know more!

Care philosophy

I am passionate about supporting the pregnancy, labor, and birth experience each client wants. I operate on an honest, judgment-free, and all-accepting platform. I am here to make sure you leave your birth feeling supported and taken care of, whether your birth goes exactly how you imagined or not.

Areas served

  • Yonkers
  • Manhattan
  • Brooklyn
  • Bronx
$ flexible
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Nicole Pedraza

The Bronx, NY

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 10 years experience

I offer a practice that blends allopathy with naturopathy, as I believe it yields the best results for family as a whole. I offer education, materials, training, education, and light housekeeping as well as newborn care through the night.

Care philosophy

Do no harm. Protect and nurture the family unit at all costs. That’s my mantra. I treat each patient’s care as if if were my own, or my kins. Each baby is as important to me as my own child. Education married to empathy creates change we need in the world.

Areas served

  • Bronx
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
  • Brooklyn
  • Westchester
$ flexible
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Connie Castanzo

New York, NY

2 reviews • 14 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 14 families supported • 1 years experience

I’m Connie, the doula behind My Doula Connie Care and my focus, curiosity and endless amazement is within the Postpartum Period, Fourth Trimester. I am certifying my training through Doula Trainings International and have certified as a Lactation Counselor through Birthday Presence. My journey into the doula realm began after the birth of my goddaughter. I have had the honor of witnessing many of my dear friends step into day one of parenthood and it is nothing short of miraculous, joyous and humbling. Postpartum is a time of deep change, transformation and courage. It is a period of time with you and your new born that is so special and unique, deserving of compassion and a sensitive approach. In a society that focuses on pregnancy and birth, however, I have seen first hand how isolating, overwhelming and often times scary, the fourth trimester can be. It was heartbreaking to see my strong, capable, worthy friends doubt their instincts as parents and worse, not know who to turn to for answers and guidance. Postpartum is vulnerability defined. It is challenging and every new parent, even second and third time parents struggle. The struggle is common, but it doesn't have to be. ​ As your postpartum doula I am here for you to lean on. I am those extra pair of hands, your emotional support and practical support. I help you where you need help from day to day so you get the time you need to bond with your baby, rest, and restore your body. I am here to offer guidance, validate choices, nourish you with a home cooked meal and provide the skills you need to fully trust your instincts, and feel confident when facing the new challenges of parenthood. There is no going back before postpartum, there is only through. I’m here to not only help you survive postpartum, but thrive.

Care philosophy

My philosophy is your philosophy. I am not here to tell you what I would do or what you should do, but rather compassionately guide you towards the choices and decisions that are best for you, your baby and family because you FEEL they are.

Areas served

  • Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn

Reviews

  • Connie
    September 15, 2022 at 4:12 pm | Client review

    Connie instantly felt like a trusted friend, a part of the family, someone who came into our life with no judgement whatsoever… she so clearly led with the intention of meeting us exactly where we were at. In spite of all the challenges of COVID, Connie showed up for us without fail and without her, my post-partum experience would have been very challenging both physically and emotionally. I wasn’t necessarily sure exactly what a post-partum doula did when we started, but soon learned – what doesn’t she do? From providing nourishing food to eat, to creating calm sanctuary moments within my home, to watching my toddler, to creating space to process the emotional aspects of post-partum, to meditation & massage, to handling piles of laundry on a cold January night when our machine had broken… to any mama or birthing person out there considering Connie, HIRE HER. you’ll be so happy you did – but you’ll also be so glad to have just connected with this amazing person along your post-partum journey.

    Amy S

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Alison Frauenglass

New York, NY

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 2 years experience

I provide support, guidance, reassurance, resources, and referrals for your newborn care, infant feeding, and all postpartum needs. The only granola I ascribe to is what I put on my yogurt. I offer comforting, accessible, down to earth, crystal-free care. I provide non-judgmental care -- it is not my place to tell you how to parent. I firmly believe that the best way to support you is to support your parenting choices. I'm there to give you support, stress relief, encouragement, resources, and guidance in order for you to become the expert on your baby.

Care philosophy

Down to earth doulaing means I keep things simple. I’m a "what you see is what you get" kind of person. Someone to take care of you and your needs while you redirect your energy to the constant care of your newborn. I provide all of the care "none of the crystals".

Areas served

  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
  • Bronx
$ flexible
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Danielle Krulik

New York, NY

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

Hi, I’m Danielle (she/her), your full-spectrum, no-nonsense doula! As your doula, I will hold space for you to deeply connect to your power while also guiding you in becoming centered, enabling you to think clearly & critically. Helping you make informed choices for a positive experience. A positive experience isn't a standardized experience but one where you feel safe, respected, & supported throughout. I know that it can be challenging to breathe & slow down during a heightened and active state of emotion when it comes to our bodies. My doula training incorporated a practice called the Slow Doula Method. SDM helps me slow down to effectively communicate & connect with my clients’ needs while exhibiting self-awareness and humility, free of judgment. My yoga training and personal practice have shown me how to better understand the mind & body connection to feel a greater sense of control not only on a mat but also in life. Through workshops in my community, I’ve gathered the tools to better understand the greater scope of consent, bodily autonomy, & advocacy.

Care philosophy

My goal as your doula isn’t to sway you in any direction. It’s to provide you with unconditional support, tools, & evidence-based information so you can make the BEST decision for yourself! I’ll honor your choices & help you advocate for yourself. I don’t go home with your body or your mind; only you do. Your choices only matter to me in the sense that you feel good about them!

Areas served

  • Brooklyn
  • Bronx
  • Queens
  • Manhattan
  • Staten Island

Reviews

  • Gabriella
    February 15, 2021 at 2:23 pm | Peer review

    Danielle is smart and understands the human body. She truly wants to help herself and treats people the way she would want to be treated herself.

$ flexible
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Rachel Andre

Brooklyn, NY

3 reviews • 71 families supported • 4 years experience

3 reviews • 71 families supported • 4 years experience

Birth is a time of transformation. It is one foot in your old world and one foot in this new one. It is beautiful and awe-inspiring. It is fun (yes, FUN!) with lots of laughter and joy. It’s tears and sadness. It’s many things. And it is also work -- hard work -- both mentally and physically. Sometimes our expectations create more discomfort in childbirth and parenting than the actual pains of labor. Expectations are a normal part of the human experience and so my goal is to help guide you through this transformational time, demystifying the process. As a doula, I offer informational, emotional and physical support for the laboring person (and, if they have one, their partner too). I believe it’s about bringing a calm presence and actively listening to the birthing person's values and needs. I am proud to be a companion and honored to be apart of the welcome committee. It’s knowing someone will always be there to fully support you, asses your needs and do everything in their power to make this experience joyous and deeply empowering. When I say, “you’ve got this.” I truly mean and believe it. Birth isn’t just something that happens, it’s something that should be engaged with care and after having my own child, I felt and experienced the importance of continuous emotional and non-medical support that I did not receive from any other care provider throughout my whole entire pregnancy.

Care philosophy

My philosophy is simple; there is no wrong way to birth as long as your choices and decisions through the journey are being heard and respected. In working together, I hope to co-create the vision for how you would like to feel during your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience. I love helping families move through this time creating confidence in deciding what feels right for them!

Areas served

  • NYC
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • Manhattan

Reviews

  • Alina
    January 8, 2021 at 6:12 am | Client review

    I am very grateful to have had Rachel as my doula. She was with us to prepare and during my labor, and she provided a lot of insight and confidence for us during this most precious and precarious time. Her energy was wonderful and I think she was vital to my positive birth experience.

$ flexible
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Ebonie Tudor

North Babylon, NY

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 2 years experience

In 2018 I read an article about the increasing black maternal mortality rate in the NY Times. I felt connected to the story since my own pregnancy could have had a dark outcome. At that moment I decided that I wanted to assist humans with their prenatal and postpartum experience, by becoming a doula and receiving my doula certification with Mama Glow. I believe that every expectant human should have a doula, regardless of their family make-up. I am a single mom of one living in New York. I pride myself on being a protector of those I encounter while enforcing the mindset of being gentle with yourself.

Care philosophy

As your doula, I am here to support you and you needs. I will be your champion throughout your pregnancy as well as in the early postpartum period. You will receive emotional support, physical support and comfort measures, education, breastfeeding assistance, and encouragement. We will explore your birth preferences also known as a birth plan. I will advocate for you and help you communicate with

Areas served

  • Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk County)
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • Manhattan
$ flexible
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Lesa Young

New York, NY

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 2 years experience

I am a certified Full-Spectrum Doula through Ancient Song Doula Services and Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (CBC) through Birthday Presence. I'm originally from Nebraska, but moved to New York City after serving in the Peace Corps in West Africa, where I worked on maternal and reproductive health projects in rural villages. I currently provide Doula services primarily in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. I offer consistent support to you and your family before, during, and after birth through visits and regular check-ins, advocacy and pain management during labor, and can provide additional resources or referrals as needed. As a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor, I provide basic lactation support immediately after birth and/or during in-home visits.

Care philosophy

As a long-time reproductive and birth justice advocate and activist, I came into Doula work wanting to create a positive, confident, and non-judgmental space for women and queer folk in their most intimate and powerful moments. I am here to provide evidence-based resources, comfort, assurance, and practical skills to make your birth and postpartum period as calm and confident as possible

Areas served

  • Manhattan
  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
$ flexible
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Denise Bolds MSW, CD(DONA) CLC

New York, NY

0 reviews • 173 families supported • 6 years experience

0 reviews • 173 families supported • 6 years experience

With 6 years and over 173 births of experience Bold Doula combines her skills as an MSW along with her doula skills to provide empowerment. Bold Doula is trained in HypnoBirthing, Plus Size Birth, Evidence Based®Birth Instructor, Certified Lactation Counselor, Childbirth Educator, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist and more to empower your birth choices and experiences. Hospital birth experience in high risk, Cesarean Sections and inductions.

Care philosophy

Meeting you where you are and supporting you on this wonderful journey called pregnancy and parenthood. Offering you resources and tools of empowerment. Bold Doula supports all birth. Bold Doula provides advocacy, education with mental and physical support.

Areas served

  • Manhattan
  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • Northern NJ
$ flexible
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Maritday Rodriguez

New York, NY

0 reviews • 77 families supported • 9 years experience

0 reviews • 77 families supported • 9 years experience

As a Wholistic Childbirth Consultant, I offer holistic, fertility planning, antenatal herbal consultation, childbirth education, nutritional/breastfeeding guidance as well as birth and postpartum support. Antenatal, Birth and Postpartum packages may include but are not limited to; prenatal visits, on-call support for questions and concerns, monthly email updates, hands-on birth support, and postpartum visits. Childbirth is a transformative event where pregnant women have access to altered states of consciousness that allow them to have an expanded perspective of life and of themselves. This culminates in the birthing process. Realizing that many women desire to be witnessed, rather than managed, in this extraordinary experience. By putting a different spin on what it really means to support and witness a woman and we explore what it means to nurture a mom during her childbearing years.

Care philosophy

Maritday specializes in natural (including VBAC) births whether at home, in birthing centers or within a hospital setting. Her belief is that healthier pregnancies, outcomes & above all healthier babies & families come from a healthy mother who feels supported & encouraged throughout her pregnancy. Her goal is to support a safe & sacred space for a mother’s birthing experience.

Areas served

  • Mid-Hudson Valley- Dutchess, Orange, Ulster County
  • NYC
  • CT
  • MA
  • NJ
  • PA
$ flexible
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Cesca Wolos-Fonteno

Brooklyn, NY

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 3 years experience

I came to birth work with a professional history in both art and social work, with my immediate background in supporting young parents through housing insecurity and life transition (wellness, sobriety, education, employment). What inspires and sustains me as a doula is a commitment to village parenting— where we all hold the babies, all chip in resources, and thereby carve access to a freedom of being that surpasses baby & parent. I completed my training with Ancient Song Doula Services, an organization committed to serving people of color and addressing implicit bias & racism within healthcare systems through direct advocacy and community training. Ancient Song’s dedication to black maternal health and focus on full-spectrum services is what led me to the collective. I have experience working with first-time births, single parents-to-be, birthing people for whom English is their second language, undocumented individuals, and systems-involved families (ACS/CPS, foster care, criminal justice).

Care philosophy

My practice is rooted in the belief that community support can be an inherent part of how we conceive, grow, and raise our babies; that both conceiving and parenting are political & spiritual undertakings that are strengthened when our communities are present with us. My practice intentionally supports all bodies, all genders, and all family planning formations.

Areas served

  • Crown Heights
  • Flatbush
  • Bushwick
  • Bed-Stuy
  • Park Slope
  • Ditmas Park
  • Prospect Lefferts Gardens
  • Cobble Hill
  • Sunset Park
  • Gowanus
  • Greenpoint
  • Williamsburg
  • Ridgewood
  • Boerum Hill
  • Fort Greene
  • Clinton Hill
  • Harlem
  • Midtown
  • Upper West Side
  • Upper East Side
  • West Village
  • East Village
  • Financial District
  • Chelsea
  • Queens
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Ashley Causey-Golden

New York, NY

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

Birthing & Beyond is here to help individuals manifest new ways to process many of life transitions. Birthing is not a destination or an endpoint. It is a constant learning and unlearning through the many cycles of life. We spend many days, weeks and years seeking and looking for validation without realizing the growing, developing and the healing work that is happening within our lives. The work that I do is different from other doula services because I am focused on the whole woman-birthing and beyond. This holistic approach acknowledges the many transitions that a woman will go through during her pregnancy and postpartum. I discovered dozens of non-profit organizations addressing different needs in communities of color but what I found lacking in these organizations was a holistic approach focused on the mind + body for women of color beyond giving birth. Taking a holistic approach is an important aspect of the work because I want women to have the tools that they need to learn, grow, and heal as they transition into motherhood. At Birthing & Beyond, it is my intention to create a space for women to find self-acceptance and peace to navigate the new realities of life.

Care philosophy

I believe that women are the experts of their bodies. My purpose throughout the process and beyond is to help women to recognize and strengthen the abilities and gifts that are already located within. As a birthing partner, I am here to help, encourage, affirm and provide women with the support they need whether that is physical, emotional or informational.

Areas served

  • Manhattan
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • Bronx
  • Atlanta, Georgia
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Madeleine Lodge

New York, NY

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

I'm a Birth and Postpartum Doula, as well as a Certified Lactation Counselor. I'm also a native New Yorker, a lover of travel, an actress, and a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. My mom was a doula, childbirth educator, and acupuncturist and my dad was a physician, so I grew up with a pretty balanced perspective on holistic vs. medical approaches, and I'm committed to supporting whichever path you take. I have no judgment or agenda for your birth or your parenting style - my job is to support you in your choices and to assist and celebrate you in achieving your goals. The process of becoming a parent (or becoming a parent again!) is a beautiful, amazing, messy, hilarious, humbling thing to bear witness to, and I feel so lucky to get to help people navigate that journey. I care deeply about this work, and I believe in you.

Care philosophy

I believe every birthing person has an inner knowing; I'm passionate about helping you connect to that knowing so your choices during this profound time are truly yours. Whether you need hands-on comfort techniques or someone to hold space for your own internal process, I approach each situation with empathy, grounded emotional support, & the occasional well-timed joke. I'm honored to join you.

Areas served

  • Manhattan
  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • New Jersey
  • Long Island
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Malarie D’Amico

NY

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 2 years experience

Prenatal visits for discussing birthing desires and preparation, full birth support, and immediate post partum support to facilitate breast/chestfeeding, skin to skin, and other birthing preferences.

Care philosophy

I’m passionate about supporting birthing individuals in pursuing the birth of their dreams!

Areas served

  • Long Island, NYC

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Brooklyn, NY offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Brooklyn, NY offer a wide range of after-birth support services, including:

  1. Caring for and assisting in the recovery of the birthing parent
  2. Providing breastfeeding and lactation support
  3. Offering advice for baby soothing, diapering and bathing
  4. Parent-baby bonding
  5. Caring for older siblings
  6. Light housework
  7. Night nannying or sleep relief services

Some parents require additional physical and emotional support due to their specific situation, lack of family support, or their particular lifestyle. A postpartum doula positively affects the entire family, as many postpartum doulas are involved in sibling care, housework chores, and educating clients on childcare information/techniques.

To find a postpartum doula in Brooklyn, NY, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified postpartum doulas near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many postpartum doulas as you wish and hire a postpartum doula in Brooklyn, NY with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a postpartum doula. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted postpartum doulas Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: Answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated postpartum doulas near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of postpartum doulas: In a few hours, you will have a collection of postpartum doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each postpartum doula to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a postpartum doula with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top postpartum doula choices. Hire your top postpartum doula and start getting the care you deserve.

To find a postpartum doula, you can also browse the available postpartum doulas near you in Brooklyn, NY and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the postpartum doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three postpartum doulas before hiring a postpartum doula near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified postpartum doula near you and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a postpartum doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, the average cost of a postpartum doula in Brooklyn, NY is $52 per hour, but typically ranges from $50 to $54 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 190 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela in the Brooklyn area. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Brooklyn, NY is higher than the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of New York, which is $44 per hour.

To put this in further context, the cost of a postpartum doula in Brooklyn, NY is higher than the U.S. national average cost of a postpartum doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Brooklyn, NY, you and your doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your postpartum doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

A postpartum doula in Brooklyn, NY is meant to help the entire family and their role is not just limited to the birthing parent and newborn. A doula provides physical and emotional support to parents and siblings, but they also offer information and advice regarding how to feed, bathe, swaddle, and soothe the baby.

They also often help with postpartum depression issues, and are considered child care “consultants” rather than medical professionals. Many postpartum doulas in Brooklyn, NY offer a range of services that can help with parents trying to adjust to a newborn child. These services often include:

  • Sibling care
  • Assist with household chores
  • Parent-baby bonding
  • Physical and emotional recovery
  • Support to parents and extended family

A postpartum doula in Brooklyn, NY can have a lasting positive impact on a family and help them feel more confident about their parenting role and the way that they feed and nurture their baby. They might offer advice regarding feeding, bathing, and parent-baby bonding.

It is important to note that a postpartum doula might offer advice but is not expected to provide medical care of any kind or serve as a replacement to an accredited physician. Postpartum doulas are also not qualified to prescribe medication.

Many new parents want to know about certified postpartum doulas and how exactly they are certified. Since the demand for postpartum doulas has greatly expanded in the last several years, the number of reputable postpartum doula training and certification programs has grown in Brooklyn, NY. Training criteria can differ from program to program, but most follow a similar curriculum which includes core academic curriculum and practical hours and real-life care experience.

One of the most common national postpartum doula training certifications comes from DONA International. A postpartum doula usually receives about 27 hours of practical training before they are a certified postpartum doula.

There are also CAPPA-certified postpartum doulas in Brooklyn, NY, as well. These doulas were certified by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international organization that certifies doulas and other childbirth educators/professionals.

As a reminder, because postpartum doulas are not trained to be a medical professional and diagnose and treat medical conditions, a certification is not required for them to practice.

As their names suggest, a birth doula’s main priority is to provide support services before, during and in the moments immediately after childbirth. A postpartum doula’s obligations usually begin after the birth, for several weeks or months. In many cases, your birth doula will also be a trained and certified postpartum doula, which can provide a continuity of care that many parents find extremely valuable.

Many parents want to know whether a postpartum doula or a baby nurse would meet their needs and expectations. A baby nurse might be focused on making sure that a baby sleeps or feeds properly, but that might be the extent of their role. A postpartum doula generally offers more holistic services for their clients.

A postpartum doula in Brooklyn, NY is expected to be more involved with the family as a whole. They might remain involved in sibling care or also provide emotional support to the partner as both parents adjust to becoming new parents. This may even include support for older siblings, light housework, and even meal prep. A postpartum doula provides more physical, emotional, and informational support than a baby nurse.

You can hire two types of doulas in Brooklyn, NY: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

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