Lesa Y. in New York, NY

Lesa Young Doula Services

    Practice overview

    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.

    Years experience


    Families supported


    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


    • Doula support
    • Birth doula support
    • Postpartum doula support
    • Lactation support
    • Newborn nannying

    Specialties and Experience

    • Cesarean birth
    • Domestic violence
    • High-risk pregnancy
    • Induced and high medical technology labor and birth
    • People of color
    • Plus size
    • Postpartum mood disorders
    • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
    • Previous life trauma
    • Survivors of sexual abuse
    • VBAC

    Care settings

    • Birthing center
    • Home
    • Hospital


    • English
    • French
    • German


    • Certified Full-Spectrum Doula
    • Certified Breastfeeding Counselor


    Pricing packages

    Birth Package
    1-2 Prenatal visits - Ongoing and open communication / access to recommendations and referrals - Support during the entire labor process - Lactation / feeding support immediately after birth - 1 Postpartum visit
    Sliding scale pricing available
    Contact for additional pricing options

    Postpartum Package
    Lactation / feeding support - Newborn care education - Light housekeeping / errands - *Hours can be purchased and distributed as the client needs*
    Sliding scale pricing available


    Areas served

    • Manhattan
    • Bronx
    • Brooklyn


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