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Found 4 Pros in Buffalo, NY, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Rhiannon Needham

Buffalo, NY

2 reviews • 25 families supported • 4 years experience

2 reviews • 25 families supported • 4 years experience

I became a birth and postpartum doula in 2019. It started out as curiosity for the profession and grew to a passion I never expected to fulfill my soul. I am also working toward becoming a licensed clinical psychologist to offer further support to parents, pregnant individuals, postpartum, fertility issues, adoption, and everything in between surrounding the parenting community.

Care philosophy

It is my job, and more importantly, my passion to make sure that you, your partner (if applicable), and your family are comfortable from the moment you invite me into your lives. I will be there to offer you evidence-based support through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum if you wish.

Areas served

  • Buffalo, NY
  • Rochester, NY


  • Jenny
    September 21, 2023 at 3:45 am | Client review

    I cannot recommend Rhiannon and her doula services enough! During my consultation, Rhiannon made me feel so comfortable, calm, and peaceful about the birthing process. She is such a smart, loving, and down-to earth person to have in your corner! I was so nervous about labor and delivery (and everything else that comes after!) But Rhiannon helped me with a birthing plan, (and postpartum plan) gave me GREAT TIPS, and most importantly, listened without judging me, my choices, or my many fears (no matter how small!) When pregnant, EVERYONE gives you advice, but Rhiannon really listens to what YOU want, and helps you to achieve that goal. I also utilized her postpartum services too, as I was very nervous about breastfeeding/pumping. She came to the hospital and gently explained how the pump worked (my little one was in the NICU) and sat with me as I went through that first time pumping. As she sat with me, we had such a wonderful conversation. She makes sure to focus on the Mama! Naturally most people are interested in the baby (and she was WONDERFUL with my little girl too) but she helped me feel like everything I was going through, and feeling was SO normal, especially when my hormones were making my emotions go up and down. It felt like having both a counselor, and a best friend by my side, at the same time. You will not regret using Rhiannon as your Doula! She will care for you, advocate for you, and most importantly, help you feel happy and calm.


Jamie Young

Buffalo, NY

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

Hi! I'm Jamie Young, the doula behind Seed to Sprout. People who give birth and new parents are often over-stimulated and under-supported. It's my goal to empower parent(s) with the knowledge to make the decisions that are both safe and right for their unique family. I am trained through Gina Durant's Life Cycles as a birth and postpartum doula and currently practice in the Buffalo and Rochester area. Prior to being a doula, I was a professional nanny and au pair. I have a passion for evidence based health and wellness and am a certified IIN health coach with my bachelors in psychology and public health.

Care philosophy

Parents (and parents to be) deserve someone with an unbiased, listening ear who can provide them with a compassionate heart, a knowledgeable mind, and a strong core. It's a goal of mine to empower parents with the knowledge to make the decisions that are both safe and right for their unique family.

Areas served

  • Remote
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Lindsay Salamone

Buffalo, NY

4 reviews • 30 families supported • 4 years experience

4 reviews • 30 families supported • 4 years experience

As a Full Spectrum Doula, I provide non-medical, empowering support for all pregnant individuals no matter the outcome of the pregnancy. My training with Life Cycle Doulas, Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings, and Cornerstone Trainings, has provided me with the guidance to support and serve all pregnant individuals. I believe in actively listening to my clients, supporting their decisions, and advocating for their wants, needs, and desires. It is my goal to help all pregnant individuals feel empowered to make the best decisions for themselves and the type of medical care they wish to receive.  To set up a consultation with me: Contact me at [email protected] Visit my website at

Care philosophy

Fertile Roots LLC, is committed to serving pregnant individuals throughout their entire experience through birth, postpartum, and compassionate care for those experiencing miscarriage, abortion, and all pregnancy outcomes. Each person, regardless of gender identity, race or national origin, economic or marital status, deserves advocacy and companionship that is free judgement and rooted in trust.

Areas served

  • Erie County, NY
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Niagara Falls, NY


  • Melissa
    September 19, 2022 at 10:48 am | Client review

    Lindsay, you have this incredible way of bringing light and joy into a room, while still honoring the depth of struggle someone is experiencing. With this pregnancy, nothing was certain. I was terrified, sick, and anxious. I worried about this baby in every possible way and you were present through all of it. You were a sounding board, a reassuring presence, and a literal shoulder to cry on – far above and beyond your Doula responsibilities.

    When our entire plan went out the window, you smiled and said “Ok, I’ve got you.” And you did. You help my husband, my daughter, and you anchored me so steadfastly through some really tough waters until we could bring our baby home. You kept me hopeful and helped me tune out the noise. In those early days of postpartum, raw and vulnerable, you’re the one who crawled into bed next to me and made me feel safe. You listened.

    You have helped me heal past trauma, find my voice, regain my confidence and navigate such crazy times. You are a gift to this important work. Each of these mothers, partners, and babies will be better for it; coming into this world with this kind of support, passion and love.

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Caitlan Wilber


0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

My favorite description of postpartum doula work comes from a Chinese phrase - mothering the mother. My goal is to provide the physical and mental space you need to heal your body, take care of your baby, and grow to understand their needs and personality. I want to hear your birth story, be there when your partner has to return to work, and fill your freezer. ​Doulas are a non-medical resource to not only the birthing parent, but the whole family. In your home, I will provide emotional, practical, and educational support, including assisting in newborn care by providing another set of hands or giving parents a chance to rest, supporting the family's feeding choices, helping older children adjust and, if needed, keeping them busy, prepping meals and snacks, and organizing baby items and light tidying up. ​Additionally, if needed, I can provide referrals to medical providers or other experts.

Care philosophy

I am a DONA-trained postpartum doula with a focus on inclusivity and evidence based practice. My goal is to support your family as you get to know a new baby. I trust science and will point you to evidence-based resources whenever possible. I believe Black Lives Matter. I am welcoming and affirming of all LGBTQIA+ families.

Areas served

  • Buffalo, NY
  • East Aurora, NY
  • Tonawanda, NY
  • Amherst, NY
  • Elma, NY
  • Hamburg, NY
  • Getzville,

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Buffalo, NY offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Buffalo, 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 Buffalo, 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 Buffalo, 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 Buffalo, 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 Buffalo, NY is $27 per hour, but typically ranges from $22 to $31 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 20 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela in the Buffalo area. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Buffalo, NY is lower 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 Buffalo, NY is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a postpartum doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Buffalo, 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 Buffalo, 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 Buffalo, 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 Buffalo, 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 Buffalo, 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 Buffalo, 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 Buffalo, 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 Buffalo, 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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