Anne S. | Doula in Rutherford, NJ

Mamma Mia Doula Services

    Practice overview

    I have been working as a birth Doula since 2012, and as a postpartum Doula since 2017. I am dona certified for the use of a tens unit in labor, I am a HypnoBirthing Doula, and have completed specialized training in optimal fetal positioning. I am also the former co-leader of the Northern New Jersey chapter of Ican (international cesarean awareness network) and a facilitator of a new parents group. I have four kids of my own, the first born by C-section for failure to progress, and the other three in hospital Vbac. I often say I am not just a Doula, I’m a doula customer! I have attended everything from homebirth two scheduled C-section, so I am very much used to the multiple variations birth can present!

    Years experience

    10

    Families supported

    105

    Birth Rate

    2000

    Hourly Rate

    $50

    Care philosophy

    My goal is to help clients get the information they need to make their own decisions and then I support them any way I can.

    Services

    • Childbirth education
    • General childbirth education classes
    • Lamaze classes
    • Doula support
    • Bereavement doula support
    • Birth doula support
    • Postpartum doula support
    • Virtual doula support
    • In-home lactation visits
    • Virtual lactation visits

    Specialties and Experience

    • Cesarean birth
    • Clients on bed rest
    • Expected stillbirth
    • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
    • High-risk pregnancy
    • Induced and high medical technology labor and birth
    • LGBTQ
    • Multiples
    • Over 40
    • People of color
    • Plus size
    • Postpartum mood disorders
    • Prematurity
    • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
    • Single parents
    • Special needs babies
    • Surrogacy
    • Survivors of sexual abuse
    • Teen parents
    • Vaginal breech birth
    • VBAC
    • Waterbirth

    Care settings

    • Birthing center
    • Home
    • Hospital

    Languages

    • English
    • Italian

    Credentials

    • CD(DONA) -certified birth doula
    • CLC - Certified Lactation Counselor
    • LCCE - Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator
    • CPD Madriella

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    Pricing packages

    Birth doula services
    $ 2000
    Two prenatal meetings 24/7 on call Continuous support throughout labor and birth One postpartum meeting
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    Postpartum doula services
    $ 60 /hr
    Help with physical and emotional recovery, infant feeding, newborn care, soothing techniques, light housekeeping
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    Comprehensive childbirth class
    $ 500
    Includes pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, and newborn care
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    Location

    Areas served

    • Northern new jersey
    • New York City

    Collections

    • Chrissy
      March 29, 2021 at 9:31 pm | Client review

      The circumstances under which I met Anne were difficult, she was my doula for my first pregnancy, which was a stillbirth. She is compassionate, kind, attentive and all around amazing. She was also my doula for my second child, and will now will be again for my third. Highly recommended.

    • Trish
      March 29, 2021 at 9:37 pm | Peer review

      Anne is a highly respected member of the birthing community. She is extremely knowledgeable and is able to provide incredible resources to the families she provides care for. Anne provides support to families from conception through labor and delivery, post partum, and through loss should it occur. If my daughter were to be having a baby, Anne would be the Doula I would want my daughter to have by her side. She is a professional who can support families no matter the need and is phenomenal with families who are attempting to VBAC, and those who have experienced trauma. Anne Schuchman provides unconditional support, education, and advocacy. She is someone you want as part of your birth team.

    • Alexis
      March 31, 2021 at 12:18 pm | Client review

      Anne was and always will be my go-to birth support person! She attended all of my births, and each time I found out I was pregnant again, my husband’s first question was, “Did you call Anne?!” Her devotion, knowledge, and warmth made me feel at ease during all appointments and during childbirth itself. She ensured that my wishes were honored and I completed my goals of unmedicated deliveries— her calming and supportive manner helped me feel safe and confident. Chatting with Anne during the easy parts of labor was a delight, and she knew exactly when to slip into quiet mode, helpful mode, support mode— Anne is a doula who knows how to read her mommies! I would recommend Anne to anyone in search of a capable, respectful, warm and loving doula.

    • Christina
      April 4, 2021 at 6:42 pm | Client review

      Anne is an amazing doula! She got me through 3 entirely different births and was there to support me the weeks after as well.
      Anne put me at ease and helped me be excited about the births, especially getting me prepared with my first.
      We encountered some tricky decisions with each birth but she helped me stay level headed. I also feel she took a great amount of pressure off my husband because he knew he wouldn’t be the only one supporting me through the births.
      My first birth was an induction and she helped me use my Hypnobirthing and other methods to keep me relaxed and get me through the labor. My second was SO fast and Anne helped me process my precipitous labor.
      My third was very tricky. I had two ECVs to try to flip him and ended up with an emergency C-Section. I could not have gotten through this experience without Anne! She even supported me afterwards working through what happened with the birth. This helped me greatly and I am forever thankful she was there to listen and hold space while I processed what happened.
      I can only say positive things about Anne! I highly recommend her! I am so grateful and honored that she was a part of my children’s births!

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