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Found 15 Pros in New Brunswick, NJ, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Families served
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Darianny Reyna

NJ

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 3 years experience

Birthwork has been a part of my education since I was in elementary school, and from a young age, I have always believed in natural lifestyle practices. Becoming a doula was my first step towards a lifelong journey of birthwork. In the past three years, I have provided individualized care for a number of my close friends and relatives. I am a full spectrum doula, which allows me to cater to your specific needs and support mothers/families in varying circumstances. I like to emphasize the interconectedness of physical, mental, spiritual, and energetic well-being. Not only do I care for my client and their baby, but everyone else in their environment as well. I am dedicated to advocating for my clients, providing evidence based information, and helping them acquire a sense of empowerment throughout their entire journey.

Care philosophy

I am a firm believer in the innate wisdom that comes with parenthood. By listening to your body and trusting your intuition, you can decide what is best for you and your baby. Together, we can create a safe space in any setting, to provide comfort and affirmative care.

Areas served

  • passaic county
  • bergen county
  • essex county

Reviews

  • Jeffrey
    May 8, 2024 at 6:26 am | Peer review

    Darianny is extremely passionate about the work that she does and the people involved. She is professional, open-minded, and caring, especially when it comes to advocating for those in need. She was made to be a birth worker!

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Monique Mallette

NJ

3 reviews • 14 families supported • 7 years experience

3 reviews • 14 families supported • 7 years experience

I believe in the saying it takes a village to raise a child. I come from a long line of educators who have taught me that you without support, this thing called life can be tough. As a mom myself who was lucky to have an exceptional village, I want to be that for you too.

Care philosophy

Guiding with love. I am here to support you on your journey through parenthood. Free of judgement, and following your choices.

Areas served

  • Manhattan, Bergen county

Reviews

  • Sarah
    January 10, 2023 at 11:35 am | Client review

    Monique is wonderful. She was warm, responsible, and always on time (if not early!) when she worked with us. It can be hard to trust someone with your newborn in your home while you sleep, but Monique makes it easy. She is great with babies, knowledgable about their needs, resourceful, and has great ideas/suggestions. I could not possibly recommend Monique more!

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Gabrielle Serra

Montclair, NJ

3 reviews • 16 families supported • 4 years experience

3 reviews • 16 families supported • 4 years experience

Hello! Thank you for potentially allowing me the opportunity to be a part of your family's journey. My goal is to provide flexible & loving perinatal support, and as much guidance as you may or may not want. My availabilities include both day, and overnight shifts. I am a DONA international educated postpartum doula & lactation consultant who is infant CPR certified & a SIDS Safe Sleep Ambassador. Together we will provide a happy, healthy, and positive environment for everyone to cohesively thrive in.

Care philosophy

Nurturing, patient, and holistic perinatal professional. Every baby is different, unique, and special. Therefore every baby will have different needs. It is my goal to give baby, and family, everything they need to thrive, whether we are working together closely, or you just need some overnight care. It is truly a honor for me to be a part of your postpartum journey!

Areas served

  • Essex County, Bergen County, Hudson County, NJ.

Reviews

  • Nicole
    January 19, 2023 at 11:12 am | Client review

    Gabrielle is wonderful! I recommend her to anyone looking for the support they need. She was there for me 100% and was especially good at creating a calm and happy environment.

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Kamai Simons

Jersey City, NJ

4 reviews • 1 families supported • 2 years experience

4 reviews • 1 families supported • 2 years experience

Hello Everyone, My name is Kamai and I’m an upcoming Postpartum Doula. PostpartumBliss is my new brand I am bringing to the world where you and your baby will have the best nurturing care. I am New York/New Jersey based. I've always loved nurturing babies and children since I was a little girl. Many women go through so many changes after labor and delivery where it impacts their postpartum experience and I want to be able to make a difference by guiding them throughout their journey. With my knowledge and experience, my goal is to provide care comfort and confidence for you and your baby to help you transition into motherhood blissfully!

Care philosophy

PostpartumBliss Believes in~ Provide- best care, strength, motivation, encouragement Answering- all questions/concerns Support-- your decisions Nurture- you and your baby Trust- your process/Maintain confidentiality

Areas served

  • Upper East and Upper West Manhattan
  • Midtown East and West, Manhattan
  • Below 14th street-34th street, Manhattan
  • Downtown Brooklyn-Brooklyn
  • Prospect Park, Brooklyn
  • Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  • Bed Stuy-Brooklyn
  • Park Slope, Brooklyn
  • Brooklyn Heights-Brooklyn
  • Dumbo, Brooklyn
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • Downtown Jersey City, NJ
  • Bayonne, NJ
  • Hoboken, NJ
  • West New York, NJ
  • Union City, NJ

Reviews

  • Christina
    December 5, 2022 at 10:48 am | Peer review

    During my time working with Kamai Simons, I have found her to have all the qualities one would want in a doula. She is responsible, reliable and honest. Along with all of these qualities her enthusiasm and dedication to succeed as a Doula is unmatched. I would not hesitate to choose Kamai as my doula or to recommend her to my family and friends.

$ flexible
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Daisy Castro

West Orange, NJ

13 reviews • 30 families supported • 10 years experience

13 reviews • 30 families supported • 10 years experience

I am a labor and postpartum doula. I specialize in postpartum care to help the transition of bringing home your newborn baby.

Care philosophy

Best care for Mama and baby.

Areas served

  • West Orange
  • Livingston
  • Maplewood
  • South Orange
  • Millburn
  • Cedar Grove
  • Springfield
  • Jersey City
  • Hoboken

Reviews

  • Marianne
    March 30, 2023 at 1:04 am | Peer review

    Daisy has worked closely with me in the hospital environment for many years and she is very professional and hard working and it’s always my pleasure to work with her.

$ flexible
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Wislene Riley

Newark, NJ

2 reviews • 6 families supported • 3 years experience

2 reviews • 6 families supported • 3 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

  • NYC, Jersey City, Elizabeth, East Orange, Kearny

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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Aja Humphries

Wallington, NJ

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 2 years experience

I am a mom of two. I’m a DTI and BADT trained full-spectrum doula. I became interested in being a doula after learning what a doula was and wishing I had one for my births! I’ve always been the friend people come to for advice and tips and this field really sparked my passion so it seemed like a natural fit. Being a full spectrum doula I am able to support birthing people thru pregnancy, birth, postpartum, as well as loss. I’m working towards offering conception support and offering prenatal yoga in the near future.

Care philosophy

I believe in caring for, supporting, holding space, and empowering mothers and birthing people. I believe every pregnant person and every type of birth deserves a doula no matter their socioeconomic status, race, creed, sexual orientation, or birth outcome.

Areas served

  • North and Central Jersey

Reviews

  • Jeannabel
    September 30, 2022 at 11:34 am | Client review

    I felt understood and advocated for! At first, I didn’t know the entire meaning of a doula, but once she came over and taught me all the exercises, a lot cleared up and many of the exercises really helped me feel more comfortable throughout my pregnancy. I was very appreciative! The most amazing part was while in the birth room. The amount of support and comfort provided was absolutely amazing. I wouldn’t change it for the world. Wish I would’ve gotten her earlier than I did because the help was truthfully worth it. When you have contractions and the breathing and console physically and emotionally are provided, you feel great! How I was advocated for after birth with helping form the proper questions was also very helpful! I would recommend her anytime! Wouldn’t have wanted it any other way! Thank you Aja! ❤️

$ flexible
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Nicole Spearman Akwe, CD

Bayonne, NJ

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 10 years experience

I have been providing birthing support, assistance, and care since 2013 nationally across the United States with a specialty in birth/miscarriage/abortion aftercare. So far, I have attended 4 births and have provided prenatal and post-partum services for over 10+ women. I am walking in my calling and I believe that all women deserve to have affordable support and care during birth. I am an African-American certified Muslim doula and I'm willing to work with all walks of life, religions, and cultures. I am so excited to meet new mothers!

Care philosophy

My name is Nicole Spearman Akwe, CD and I am a certified doula through Ancient Song Doula Services.I am certified in abortions, prenatal care, post partum care, miscarriages, inductions, and live births. I am excited to help pregnant persons through emotional, psychological, and spiritual support. I am excited to provide little-to-no-cost doula care for the greater New Jersey and New York area. I

Areas served

  • Southern New Jersey
  • Central New Jersey
  • Northern New Jersey
  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
  • Long Island
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
  • Staten Island
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Lauren Kurtulik

NJ

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 10 years experience

Hello! I live in NJ with my husband of 8 years, and my 2 boys (5 & 2). Motherhood rocked me, changed me, shaped me, in all ways I had no idea it would.. Some days are absolutely amazing, and some days are incredibly hard. I have always prided myself on being real and raw about my motherhood journey and my own mental health struggles. Motherhood can feel lonely, but you are NEVER alone. I am very passionate about postpartum care as I myself struggled with PPA and PPD. I remember all too well the sleepless nights, trouble with nursing and supply, learning a brand new baby's needs, as well as healing my own body after 2 c-sections. I had amazing care and am very thankful to those who helped and supported me during the biggest change in my life. I knew I was meant to support others, in any way they need, as they embark on this challenging but absolutely incredible journey.

Care philosophy

My 3 main goals: 1. To promote and protect the physical and emotional recovery of the mother. 2. Help that sweet newborn adjust to life outside of the womb. 3. Take care of anything that gets in the way of 1 & 2.

Areas served

  • Hunterdon
  • Somerset
$ flexible
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Sasha Chapple

Jersey City, NJ

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 10 years experience

I support all birthing people including teens, LGBTQ+ families, C-Sections, VBAC's, first time parents, single parents, inductions, plus size pregnancies, high risk and special needs pregnancies. I support the birth YOU want, whether in a hospital, birth center or home birth

Care philosophy

I walk with every person along their reproductive journey. I believe that everyone deserves to have the birth of their choice. My mission is to provide holistic support and access to evidence based care as an advocate, community organizer,

Areas served

  • Hudson,Essex,Passaic counties
$ flexible
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Alreema Vining

Newark, NJ

1 reviews • 50 families supported • 10 years experience

1 reviews • 50 families supported • 10 years experience

We provide mentorship for new birthworkers, cesarean support, pregnancy/labor education, newborn and postpartum care. As of December 2021, we shifted away from in person labor support but have connected with new doulas that are looking attend births as a training requirement. We accept NJ Medicaid, Horizon insurance, and cash payments. Payment plans are available if needed!

Care philosophy

Why parent alone when you can get nurtured? Our care philosophy is strictly for the whole family. Not just the baby, mom, dad, guardians, grands or others but the whole family unit. Families and the surroundings support team if an individual has one places so much focus on the pregnancy and or delivery they forget the postpartum stage is the longest event. Or they put so much attention on a vaginal birth they forget some people medically need or end up having a cesarean. As a certified full spectrum doula and owner of Nurturing BayBees I want to change that. I want to show people what real postpartum care looks like, how to properly adjust after a cesarean, how to successfully co-parent, how to advocate for better health care, how to build better partner relationships and more. Not only am I a doula, I am a mother to 3, a family coach, a doula mentor, a infant/toddler caregiver, a former teach and former nanny with over 10 years experience in the postpartum industry as well as 5 years in birthing. I have attended many trainings from newborn care, lactation, fetal demise, culture competency, health education and more. My goal is to make the best experience out of a families situation with care suitable for them.

Areas served

  • Essex County, NJ
  • Union County, NJ
  • Passaic County, NJ
  • Bergen County, NJ
  • Middlesex County, NJ
  • Somerset County, NJ
  • Morris County, NJ
  • Hudson County, NJ
  • Staten Island, NY

Reviews

  • Dashod
    January 4, 2023 at 11:17 am | Peer review

    Alreema is a passionate and caring person and takes full pride in the work she does

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Hayley Weichler

Franklin Township, NJ

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 6 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 6 years experience

Compassionate Beginnings Doula & Birth Services is a partnership with two doula who share on-call time. During our prenatal time together, you will get to know us both with our goal being to develop a comfortable, strong relationship each of us. You are fully supported from pregnancy to parenthood through the variety of services we have to offer.

Care philosophy

We are here to support your vision, preferences, and priorities during your pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum healing. We provide you with the individualized preparation and care you deserve during this transformative time your life. We take the time to get to know you and your partner on a physical, emotional, and mental level to be there for everyone with the strongest support possible.

Areas served

  • Phillipsburg, NJ
  • Lambertville, NJ
  • Whitehouse Station, NJ
  • Annandale, NJ
  • Clinton, NJ
  • Stewartsville, NJ
  • Flemington, NJ
  • Hopewell, NJ
  • Somerville, NJ
  • Morristown, NJ
  • Frenchtown, NJ
  • Lebanon, NJ
  • Branchburg, NJ
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Anne Schuchman

Rutherford, NJ

4 reviews • 130 families supported • 11 years experience

4 reviews • 130 families supported • 11 years experience

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!

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.

Areas served

  • Bergen County
  • Manhattan
  • Hudson County
  • Essex County
  • Passaic County
  • Morris County
  • Union County

Reviews

  • 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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Stephanie Cohen

NJ

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a mother of 2, familiar with medicalized birth and home deliveries. I have a passion for learning and educating, and am a studying nutritionist.

Care philosophy

Birth should be a cohesive system that comes from a loving and confident place.

Areas served

  • NJ, parts of PA and DE
  • NJ, some parts of PA and DE
$ flexible
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April Pavlish

Jersey City, NJ

0 reviews • 73 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 73 families supported • 3 years experience

www.morningstardoula.com

Care philosophy

As your birth and postpartum companion, I bear witness to your truth and strength no matter what your childbearing journey may look like. I offer evidence-based information, and a calm, uplifting presence, so that you feel educated about your options, connect with your intuition, and have confidence in making decisions that are best for you and your family.

Areas served

  • Jersey City, NJ and surrounding areas, NYC

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in New Brunswick, NJ offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in New Brunswick, NJ 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 New Brunswick, NJ, 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 New Brunswick, NJ 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 New Brunswick, NJ 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, you can expect the average cost of a postpartum doula in New Brunswick, NJ to be $50 per hour, which is the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of New Jersey. The cost of a postpartum doula in New Brunswick, NJ can range from $52 to $49 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 308 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of New Jersey. The average cost of a postpartum doula in New Jersey is higher than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

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

A postpartum doula in New Brunswick, NJ 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 New Brunswick, NJ 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 New Brunswick, NJ 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 New Brunswick, NJ. 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 New Brunswick, NJ, 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 New Brunswick, NJ 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 New Brunswick, NJ: 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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