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Found 30 Pros in New Rochelle, NY, USA | Lactation support
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Families served
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Jenny Donovan

Pine Bush, NY

5 reviews • 100 families supported • 8 years experience

5 reviews • 100 families supported • 8 years experience

My name is Jenny mom of 6 beautiful children. I created Bluebird Doulas to help guide you through your support needs. We offer support for teens and adults to feel prepared for pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum & everything in between both in person and virtual.

Care philosophy

Please visit https://bluebirddoula.square.site/ to read more about each service.

Areas served

  • Throughout the State

Reviews

  • Jenny
    November 14, 2023 at 6:04 pm | Client review

    I was in awe with my experience with Bluebird Birth Doulas. I used them for virtual support. They were detailed & thorough throughout. Highly recommended and will go back to them when we have our second baby.

    – Quin

$ flexible
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Anjanette Silas

Staten Island, NY

0 reviews • 28 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 28 families supported • 2 years experience

Birth & Beyond, NYC is dedicated to providing comprehensive, community-based guidance, support, & traditional healing throughout pregnancy, birth, & beyond. We strive to empower families by offering compassionate care & educational resources in a nurturing & meaningful way. Birth & Beyond, NYC represents my step toward bravery, moving away from my nursing career, to provide care that mirrors the support my family has given to their community, over generations. Inspired by my grandfather, a physician who instilled in me a love for science & community healing, & my mama, a reproductive health & justice butterfly who taught me to embrace & cherish my body from a young age. I am committed to serving expectant families across NYC, guiding them to connect with & trust the silent stirrings of their bodies as they prepare for one of the most magical moments of their lives. --Flexible interest free payment plans are available. --Accept NYS Medicaid insurance & Carrot Fertility. --Discounts are readily available for those in need.

Care philosophy

At Birth & Beyond, NYC, our philosophy centers around compassionate, individualized care that honors the unique journey of each family. Our care is tailored to support each family’s distinct journey, ensuring that their voices are heard & their choices are deeply respected.

Areas served

  • Staten Island
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
$ flexible
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Jennyfer Huerta Lucero

New Rochelle, NY

3 reviews • 7 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 7 families supported • 3 years experience

I am a 25 year old with 13 years of experience care taking for children ages newborn to twelve years of age. I have plenty of experience working in a daycare, and then in a private elementary school once I became a certified K- 5 teacher. I have always been around children all my life and realized that I wanted to be apart of something bigger. While I absolutely love teaching, being apart of an experience that brings in a new breath into the world is what I feel my real calling is. My services include everything surrounding high quality care for mama and family when needed the most.

Care philosophy

To be a source of emotional comfort. I provide services that ease the physical and emotional challenges of childbirth, encouraging the bond between parent(s) and child by advocating and providing a sense of empowerment to soon-to-be parents. I respect your choices and support you all the way. Having a doula is the best way to ensure a satisfying birth and postpartum experience.

Areas served

  • Westchester, NY
  • Stamford, CT
  • Metropolitan Area of NYC

Reviews

  • Jessica
    June 2, 2023 at 8:49 am | Peer review

    Jennyfer is very caring and loving. She is knowledgeable in all things birth. I recommend her 100%

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Diane Nader Giresi

New York, NY

5 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 years experience

5 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 years experience

I have worked with pre and post clients for 10+ years as a fitness coach. My practice is called "One Body One Journey", because I believe in supporting my clients with their personal "journeys". My drive to become a postpartum doula is to help families further with wellness during the 4th trimester. The postpartum period can be overwhelming and I strive to help you feel calm and confident so that you can enjoy the miracle before you. I will provide non-medical/non-judgmental physical and emotional support. I will provide guidance with newborn care, diapering, bathing, feeding and sleep cues. I'm a certified breastfeeding counselor and will support you with lactation, pumping, and provide resources and referrals. I provide a calming encouraging space, so that you feel supported and heard.

Care philosophy

My goal is to guide you through your "journey" into parenthood. Provide you with emotional and physical support in the first weeks postpartum so that you feel confident to start a new chapter in your lives with your little one.

Areas served

  • New York City
  • Brooklyn (Downtown Bklyn)
  • Staten Island
  • New Jersey (Hoboken/Jersey City)

Reviews

  • Vanessa
    January 15, 2024 at 2:23 pm | Client review

    Diane is very professional and non-judgmental. She is flexible and very helpful when you need her to care for you or your baby. She is also very warm and kind with your little one and attentive to their needs (playing with and talking to them, soothing etc.) which is important to me.

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Tamari Soosi

Brooklyn, NY

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 3 years experience

Being someone who is a learner and love educating people with what they what to learn I decied to step deeper into the circle of helping moms before, during and after birth rather then only after birth. Taking classes while working and helping family and friends with questions and tips, I've learnt a lot more. Now I'm opening my door to clients, and hope to be as useful and helpful to them as well. I'm found to be an advocate, and great teacher and hope to help people learn and understand what they want from themselves so they can advocate for themselves when needed.

Care philosophy

I find birth should be a natural and beautiful thing. But believe that mom that is educated and informed can have a great birth any way they choose with support and help the way she wants it.

Areas served

  • Brooklyn NY
  • Manhattan
$ flexible
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Ashley Duran

New York, NY

3 reviews • 40 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 40 families supported • 3 years experience

I'm Ashley, a Afro-Dominican & Puerto Rican mother to a 14 year old boy, raised in Washington Heights but currently living in Harlem, NYC. A Certified Full Spectrum Doula and Lactation Counselor who's supporting over 25 families and counting. My passion for supporting families during this transformative time began when I experienced the birth of my own child. I realized the profound impact a skilled and compassionate doula can have on one's birthing experience. Although I wasn't able to have a doula at the time, I was able to use the knowledge gained about doulas and their work to achieve my own birth goals, which grew my interest and passion to become one years later. As a doula, I believe in creating a safe and nurturing space that allows parents to feel supported and make informed decisions during their pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey. My approach is grounded in evidence-based research and is tailored to the needs of each family. I provide emotional, physical and advocacy support as well as evidence-based information and access to resources you may need to help encourage a positive and fulfilling birth and postpartum experience. Ultimately, my goal is to ensure families feel empowered and confident while creating the vision they desire for parenthood. I am committed to continuing my education and professional development to ensure that I am providing the most up-to-date and effective care possible. Whether you're planning a home birth, hospital birth, or a birth center delivery and/or you're just looking for postpartum support, I am here to support you every step of the way. I look forward to the opportunity to help you achieve your ideal birth and postpartum experience.

Care philosophy

I believe ALL birthing people should have access to safe, quality, compassionate, supportive care throughout their pregnancy, labor & delivery and postpartum journey. My mission is to empower all birthing families especially those impacted most by the maternal mortality rate, specifically BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) regardless of socioeconomic status.

Areas served

  • New York City
  • New Jersey
  • Connecticut
  • Upstate NY

Reviews

  • Minerva
    December 21, 2022 at 11:55 am | Client review

    Ashley was an instrumental part of my pregnancy and post-partum journey. Throughout my pregnancy, as my doula, Ashley offered me valuable information that allowed me to make decisions that aligned with how I wanted to carry out my pregnancy and birth. She was always readily available to answer the millions of questions I had, consistently offering factual answers and doing the research when necessary to provide me with the best care. Ashley’s warm nature and sincerity shine through making her a grounding presence, which was vital during my labor. The fact that she provided support during my labor virtually and was the most important voice for me in the room speaks volumes about her character and her gift as a doula. I experienced some complications post-birth and Ashley was able to travel to my home and provide immediate hands-on post-partum care for ten days. Without this care and her knowledge, as a single mother, I honestly do not know how I would have made it through those ten days. She was able to teach me how to breastfeed and taught me different tricks for handling a newborn while healing from a major surgery. Her dedication to bringing sacredness back into the birthing experience was and is the pillar of what has allowed me to say that my birthing experience, while different than what we planned, was still a powerful story and I am forever grateful for her.

$ flexible
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Simone Morse

Monroe, NY

3 reviews • 32 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 32 families supported • 3 years experience

You were made to birth beautifully. I believe we are born with inherent knowledge to answer all of our own questions. My doula practice focuses on empowering birthers to create their birth journey the way they desire, while being backed with the knowledge of the road ahead. I offer emotional, physical and evidence based support to birth families and hold an open door policy of communication.

Care philosophy

Here for you, at your best, I support birthers with a safe space to birth beautifully. I am all about self advocacy, not just for birth but for the expanse of ones life. Educated wellness and nature are my foundation. I root myself in self care.

Areas served

  • Lower Hudson Valley and North Jersey

Reviews

  • Naomie
    November 28, 2022 at 10:57 am | Client review

    Well where do I start, Simone was exactly the person I was looking for in a doula. I could call anytime and ask her some questions I had though out my pregnancy , and she had gave me resources to help me along the way. She’s a very good listener, she’ll hear you out. She’ll be like a shoulder to lean on if needed. Simone supports you though out any and everything !!!

$ flexible
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Elise Alahakoon

Yonkers, NY

3 reviews • 24 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 24 families supported • 3 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
  • Putnam County, NY
  • Orange County, NY
  • Bergen County, 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.

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Olga Zinner

New York, NY

5 reviews • 54 families supported • 3 years experience

5 reviews • 54 families supported • 3 years experience

As background, I have a healthy obsession with all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. I completed doula training from Dona International and attend births at home or in the hospital. I work with many types of people but channel all my care and support throughout the birth process. At times, in addition to being a doula, I help capture the moment with photography and videography, creating beautiful pictures and footage that can be cherished for generations.

Care philosophy

I am truly happy you are exploring the support a doula can provide and am excited to meet you! I am Olga and am an NYC-based birth doula, birth photographer, and videographer. I am a mother of two children and dream about a third one day. Whether you are expecting your first or already have a growing family, I would be thrilled to hear your story and get to know you.

Areas served

  • BROOKLYN
  • Manhattan
  • QUEENS

Reviews

  • Olga
    August 31, 2022 at 2:22 pm

    Dear Eleni! Thank you so much, I am very happy to see the picture I captured as your photo! It was a joy to work with your family and you:)

$ flexible
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Kymberli Roberts

Atlanta, GA

4 reviews • 12 families supported • 15 years experience

4 reviews • 12 families supported • 15 years experience

The Journey Doula serves as a Full-Spectrum Doula and Human Resources consulting practice. We specialize in various life journeys spanning across the human and employee life cycle (pre-conception through bereavement), as well as HR support from employment, benefits, leave of absences, workplace accommodations etc.

Care philosophy

We know that the various moments in life can often feel like curveballs. We are here to help you navigate those moments through informed and intentional practices.

Areas served

  • Metro-Atlanta ITP
  • Cobb County
  • DeKalb County
  • Gwinnett County
  • Other Areas - OTP may come with additional charge

Reviews

  • Candace
    July 25, 2023 at 12:51 am | Client review

    I was so happy to have Kymberli as my doula. I don’t know how my pregnancy would have been without her support. She was very informative throughout all the stages during my pregnancy and after. Her kind and gentle spirit kept me motivated when times were ruff. Even after I had my baby she still keeps in touch and provides feedback on any questions I have. She is truly a blessing to me and my little girl and a pleasure to work with!

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Audelle Harvey

NY

3 reviews • 25 families supported • 8 years experience

3 reviews • 25 families supported • 8 years experience

I've been supporting families for decades in this role before officially being trained. It's my passion to help your family feel nurtured, supported, and able to thrive during this tender time. I continue to expand my skills in this area - Certified Lactation Counselor, Integrative Reflexologist, and Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.

Care philosophy

My role is an evidence-based support person to help you thrive in the 4th trimester. You don't have to just survive or make it through. As you heal and grow more confident in balancing your new life, I should be working myself out of a job.

Areas served

  • Westchester County

Reviews

  • Audene
    June 1, 2023 at 11:15 am | Client review

    Audelle worked with me in advance of my delivery, helping me prepare my space and then myself for a Caesarian. She worked well with my birth center care team and was with me when baby and I came home. I felt supported and well cared for.

$ flexible
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Alexandra Neree

Queens, NY

0 reviews • 13 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 13 families supported • 1 years experience

I'm Alex, a certified full-spectrum doula, member of the NYC Doula Collective, and your guide as you navigate the incredible journey of bringing new life into the world! My journey into doula work was sparked by a profound desire to offer compassionate care and guidance during the birthing process. I'm here to be your companion and advocate, providing a sense of strength and calmness as you navigate this transformative experience. I believe that everyone giving birth should receive the support they deserve. I'm especially passionate about addressing the disparities in perinatal care, working towards creating a more equitable and inclusive birthing environment. When I embark on this journey with families, I use my heart and hands to be a source of unwavering support. I am a continuous presence from the moment we decide to work together, providing emotional support and evidence based information on childbirth, postpartum, and feeding your baby. During labor, I lean on acupressure, massage, and movement as coping techniques to help you feel comfortable. As you transition into the 4th trimester, I am here to assist you in navigating the joys and challenges of early parenthood. Together, we can create a partnership based on trust, respect, and personalized care. I weave together my passion for travel and the amazing realm of childbirth. Having lived in diverse locales, including the electric cityscape of Shanghai, China, I bring a wealth of worldly experience to my doula practice. My linguistic journey mirrors my global exploration, encompassing beginner-level Mandarin and a growing proficiency in Spanish, French, Portuguese, and the beautiful cadence of my almost mother tongue, Haitian Creole. When I’m not doulaing, you'll find me exploring the world, showering affection on random dogs, crafting heartfelt poems, or nurturing new plant cuttings! I’m looking forward to getting to know you and hopefully joining you on the wild ride that is birth!

Care philosophy

You are already so capable of bringing new life into this world. With my care, you will have moments of pause and you will feel held and affirmed through the wild ride that is bringing your baby into existence.

Areas served

  • Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Western Long Island
  • Bronx
$ flexible
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Donessa Colley

New York, NY

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

Hi! My name is Donessa, and I'm a birth and postpartum doula currently serving clients in Brooklyn and Manhattan. I became interested in doula care after completing a degree in Health & Human Biology and deciding that I want to become an OB/GYN. After completing my training in February 2022, I relocated to New York City and began serving clients here. Through my package, I hope to promote physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being as you navigate your birthing journey.

Care philosophy

As a young Black woman and birth worker, I've fallen in love with birth despite the fact that much of what we see in the United States teaches us to fear it. My goal as your doula is to provide you and your family with education, preparation, and ost importantly, choice, as you nevigate your pregnancy and birthing journey.

Areas served

  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
$ flexible
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Katie Middleton

Brooklyn, NY

3 reviews • 26 families supported • 5 years experience

3 reviews • 26 families supported • 5 years experience

I believe that you are the expert on your baby. I believe that you are doing it right. I believe your choices deserve to be celebrated. I deeply believe that you deserve empathetic, nourishing care too. I believe with education, dreaming. planning, learning how you want to be cared for, and learning how to communicate that to those who want to help you that the postpartum period can have moments of real joy and celebration even if we are very tired and worn thin. Postpartum should be time of nourishment for everyone as well as baby.I have been a Postpartum Doula since 2018 and a Certified Lactation Counselor since 2019 and have served over 25 families. I have served families in their postpartum journeys both virtually and in person. And offer my lactation support through a wholistic, doula lens. I am very passionate about planning for postpartum prenatally before the family is in the beautiful but wild swirling world of postpartum and offer standalone postpartum planning sessions to talk about what those first few weeks can look like and also how you would like for them to look.

Care philosophy

I offer my care and support through lens of radical non-judgement. You are the expert on your baby. Parenting is hard. Parenting in Postpartum can be really hard. I am here to provide caring reflections to you, information and resources enveloped in empathy and all of the emotional support you need so that you can feel confident in how you are caring for your baby. You deserve empathetic care too.

Areas served

  • Manhattan
  • Brooklyn

Reviews

  • Erica
    February 4, 2023 at 3:01 pm | Peer review

    I have had the pleasure of training and mentoring Katie as a postpartum doula and I can say with confidence that she is an exceptional individual with a genuine passion for supporting new families and truly one of the kindest people I know. She is compassionate, attentive and goes above and beyond to ensure the comfort and well-being of the families she supports. Katie is a quick learner and has a natural ability to connect with families, making them feel comfortable and at ease. She has a strong knowledge base in postpartum care, infant care, and lactation support, which she continually expands through continuous education and experience. Katie is an amazing mother herself and draws on her own experiences to offer practical, relatable advice and support to new parents. She has a deep understanding of the challenges that come with parenthood, and she provides a refreshing perspective on how to navigate these challenges with confidence and grace. Katie consistently demonstrates excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and a kind and nurturing demeanor. She is an excellent postpartum doula and lactation consultant and will be a true asset to any family in need of support. I highly recommend Katie to anyone seeking a qualified and compassionate postpartum doula.

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Meema Spadola

Brooklyn, NY

5 reviews • 300 families supported • 17 years experience

5 reviews • 300 families supported • 17 years experience

As a postpartum doula with over 16 years of experience, I provide non-medical physical and emotional support, evidence-based information about newborns and postpartum parents, and practical household assistance. And as a Certified Lactation Counselor, I have additional training in supporting parents who choose to nurse/pump. I also teach private lactation, pumping, back to work, weaning, newborn care and postpartum planning classes. I've been lucky to work with a diverse range of families, including single, adoptive, and LGBTQ+ parents. I'm a former documentary maker and my films about body image and family issues have been broadcast on PBS, HBO and beyond; my short radio pieces can be heard on This American Life; and an autobiographical essay of mine was included in the anthology Out of the Ordinary: Growing Up with Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Parents. I left my documentary career and became a postpartum doula after seeing a dear friend go through a severe postpartum depression. That experience convinced me that more support is essential for all parents-- whether it's their first baby or not.

Care philosophy

The New York Times described me as “a modern Mary Poppins: a combination friend, teacher and spirit guide.” My pledge to my clients: no matter how you are building your family or feeding your baby, my goal is to meet you where you are, build your confidence and independence, and work myself out of a job.

Areas served

  • Lower Manhattan
  • Park Slope
  • Boerum Hill
  • Cobble Hill
  • Carroll Gardens
  • Windsor Terrace
  • Kensington
  • Gowanus
  • Downtown Brooklyn

Reviews

  • Meema
    December 3, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Thank you for the kind words! It was such a joy & an honor to be part of your postpartum journey! <3

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Sophia O’Shaughnessy

New York, NY

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 7 years experience

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 7 years experience

Uptown Doulas is a collective of doulas, who work in teams of two. Sophia works in partnership with the other doulas on the team. Our model is designed to provide tons of information to guide you through all the decisions you need to make. We also aim to get to know our clients on a deeper level so that we can adjust our support to your unique needs. Our goal is walk with you through this transition, so that you can can come out the other side confidently. We want to see our families thrive!

Care philosophy

At Uptown Doulas, we believe in guiding and mentoring our clients through the perinatal period. We do this by providing tons of information to help our clients make decisions and creating deep, meaningful connections. Our hope is to foster a feeling of safety and intimacy for your birth and help you to have a birth experience that you can cherish forever.

Areas served

  • Manhttan, Bronx, Westchester, Some areas of Queens
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Caryne Jean Michel

Brooklyn, NY

3 reviews • 200 families supported • 12 years experience

3 reviews • 200 families supported • 12 years experience

I started as a birth doula and lactation counselor. Now I am focusing on my private practice as an IBCLC. I am proud to work with a diverse population of families and to share my passion for empowering new families

Care philosophy

Aim to empower, enable and equip client to make informed decisions towards safe pregnancy, birth, postpartum, lactation journey, well women GYN, Family Planning,

Areas served

  • Brooklyn, Queens

Reviews

  • Esther
    June 30, 2022 at 11:16 am | Peer review

    Caryne is very professional, detailed oriented and she provides excellent service to all clients. Caryne is very compassionate about what she does and provides great education

$ 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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Rachel Andre

Brooklyn, NY

3 reviews • 110 families supported • 5 years experience

3 reviews • 110 families supported • 5 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

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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Karma Tudor

North Babylon, NY

3 reviews • 75 families supported • 5 years experience

3 reviews • 75 families supported • 5 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

Reviews

  • Heather
    November 29, 2022 at 10:43 am | Peer review

    Karma is dedicated in reducing mortality and morbidity in the BIPOC community by providing education and support to mothers and families. If she is not providing childbirth education, she is having patients moving their bodies in yoga, or providing support during and after birth.

$ flexible
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Anne Wallen

Queens, NY

1 reviews • 1100 families supported • 30 years experience

1 reviews • 1100 families supported • 30 years experience

Initially, I meet with prospective clients either in-person or virtually. We discuss your needs and determine if my care is a fit for you. After that, we meet a minimum of 2 more times in person and I work diligently throughout your pregnancy and labor to provide education as well as the knowledge and information you need to prevent complications, as well as make the best choices in your care, at whatever stage/scenario you find yourself. My care includes prenatal sessions, being on-call for your birth, support with that first latch and concludes with postnatal visits including breastfeeding support. If you so choose, I can also assist you with infant sleep solutions as well as postpartum care.

Care philosophy

My support for you is catered to your desires for the journey you're on. I have been caring for families during birth, postpartum and breastfeeding for over 26 years. I currently train doulas internationally and have been doing so for 18 years. I am able to serve my clients with an open heart and open hands because I have such a varied wealth of experience. I believe you and baby can do birth!

Areas served

  • Queens
  • Manhattan
  • Brooklyn
  • Long Island

Reviews

  • Stephanie Watson
    February 5, 2024 at 8:46 am | Peer review

    Ms Wallen is one of the best birth workers. She is full spectrum, never a need for addional support. She covers it all.

$ 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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Claudia Gerbracht

Brooklyn, NY

0 reviews • 30 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 30 families supported • 2 years experience

Birth is the ultimate creative act. I offer my skills in trusting and following intuition, creatively thinking through situations, and being physically connected to the process to support the flow. I love getting to work with my hands in this setting: offering soothing touch, positional shifts and suggestions, and grounding pressure. Just as important are the realities of supporting folks logistically: I protect the intimate circle of labor by managing the rest of the activity as much as possible — making sure folks are fed, hydrated, and informed, and then getting out of the way. I know that being witnessed through this intensity makes a difference. The power of receiving a cool washcloth at the exact right moment is real! A good experience — for birthing person and baby — brings lasting positive shifts that extend outward.

Care philosophy

Hi! I’m Claudia, a full spectrum doula and lactation counselor based in Brooklyn, NY. As a birth doula, I bring a calm and compassionate presence to your pregnancy, labor, and postpartum period. I provide concrete options for physical comfort as well as grounded emotional care, so you can approach these life changes in an environment of support.

Areas served

  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
$ flexible
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Maritday Rodriguez

New York, NY

3 reviews • 80 families supported • 13 years experience

3 reviews • 80 families supported • 13 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
  • VT

Reviews

  • Valen
    November 18, 2022 at 11:30 am | Client review

    Working with Maritday has been transformative! Her ability to assess and support my needs and my family is a game changer.

$ flexible
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Hannah Gray

Brooklyn, NY

3 reviews • 98 families supported • 4 years experience

3 reviews • 98 families supported • 4 years experience

When you hire a birth doula, you add a wealth of knowledge and experience to the incredible journey you are already on. We believe that your birth journey is one that can be enriched with childbirth education, a tuned-ear to the mind and body, and a thorough understanding of your options as women. We recognize and seek to mend the gap in our current maternal health system, and we believe that our clients aim to do the same for themselves.

Care philosophy

The human experience is one that inevitably encounters birth. Whether it is us giving birth or supporting those we love in their birth process; a new soul transforms the community nest. At the moment of conception, a portal opens. We will never know when the portal will close; the way we cannot predict our own completion of life. It’s a powerful state that as women we have absolute authority over.

Areas served

  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
  • Bronx
  • Long Island

Reviews

  • Kyle
    November 5, 2022 at 10:42 am | Client review

    Thoughtful and thorough doula for parents who care deeply about the outcome of their baby’s birth. Hannah has years of experience with hundreds of births attended — when questions arise, that experience shows. We’re looking forward to another birth with Hannah at our side ♥️

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AISHA AWADALLAH

New York, NY

0 reviews • 51 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 51 families supported • 2 years experience

My birth doula services include: -One free 30 min. consultation ("meet and greet")- I offer to meet you (and your partner if applicable) at your home or convenient cafe to discuss my services how I can best offer and mold my birth doula support to you and your growing family and provides an opportunity for us to see if we would be a good fit -1-2 prenatal visits (can depend on time of hire or your preferences), our visits allow us the opportunity to develop and strengthen a trusting relationship, discuss your birth plan and/or birth preferences, practice comfort and coping techniques and positions, and to cover any questions you might have about the childbirth process and how to best advocate for your needs with your care provider -Continual email, phone, and text support- from the moment of hire I am available 24/7 to be contacted and provide support in whatever method you prefer -On-call at 37 weeks- this means you'll be super close to your estimated due date! Which also means that as your birth doula I am ready and available to be contacted by you at the start of early labor signs and provide in person support when you decide you would like me to join you for the process. -Continual labor and birth support- I join you at your home and accompany you to the hospital, birth center, or help you prepare for your home birth. I provide consistent and empathetic emotional, physical, and informational support throughout the labor process and birth. -Initial breast feeding and latching support- after birth I stay with you for 1-2 hours and help with initial skin-to-skin contact and help establish a breastfeeding latch if so desired -One post-partum visit- within the first two weeks of your birth I visit your home to help you process your birth experience, check-in on you and the baby, provide resources or references for any additional needed support, and to bring our intimate journey together to a close

Care philosophy

Aisha Awadallah is a DONA trained birth doula, birth assistant and CLC. She believes a doula can provide calming and empathetic support during labor, comforting touch, and continual guidance for those seeking to more efficiently communicate with their chosen care providers. A labor experience in which the individual feels empowered, safe, and physically and emotionally supported is essential.

Areas served

  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
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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

Lactation Consultant: FAQs

A certified lactation consultant is a professional that helps parents address and solve their breastfeeding problems. Many new parents believe that breastfeeding is easy, only to find more obstacles than anticipated. 92% of parents say they are having problems with breastfeeding their new baby within only 3 days.

Nursing doesn’t always come naturally.

Breastfeeding can be overwhelming and all-consuming. A lactation consultant in New Rochelle, NY can identify issues such as low milk supply, latching problems, or nipple engorgement. They also offer advice and techniques to help parents understand existing issues, improve how they read their baby’s cues, and feel empowered about breastfeeding despite existing social norms.

Every parent’s journey is unique, and there might be specific challenges or obstacles in your particular situation. The ultimate goal of a lactation consultant is to support parents who choose to breastfeed their children. A lactation consultant in New Rochelle, NY can often save parents time and energy, and also give them some peace of mind.

Many mothers also face issues where they cannot breastfeed in the workplace or lack the family support or time to ensure that their child is breastfed correctly. A lactation consultant in New Rochelle, NY can also provide a significant amount of moral support, diagnose breastfeeding issues, and solve latching, positioning, and scheduling issues.

To find a lactation specialist in New Rochelle, NY, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified lactation experts near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many lactation specialists as you wish and hire a lactation consultant with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a lactation consultant. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted experts 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 lactation specialists near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of lactation consultants: In a few hours, you will have a collection of lactation consultants near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each lactation specialist to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a lactation consultant with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top choices. Hire your top lactation specialist and start getting the care you deserve.

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

The cost of a lactation consultant can vary based on a variety of factors, including their experience, their services, and their skills or specializations. Overall, the average cost of a lactation consultant in New Rochelle, NY is $185 per hour based on a survey of 120 lactation specialists in the New Rochelle, NY area.

Under the Affordable Care Act, many insurance companies should be covering the cost of lactation services. However, there are a number of factors that determine whether insurance will cover the cost of a certified lactation consultant in New Rochelle, NY. You should contact your insurance company for more information.

Here are some factors to consider regarding insurance and your lactation consultant cost:

  • Your insurance provider
  • Your individual health plan
  • The type of lactation specialist
  • The specific service provided

Meela’s network of lactations specialists in New Rochelle, NY offer both in-home lactation support sessions or virtual lactation support sessions. Both types of sessions typically last between 1 and 3 hours. In your sessions, your lactation specialist will spend time understanding the issues you are facing and work with you and your baby to diagnose the issues have and also provide specific guidance and hands-on practice and exercises.

Lactation consultants help parents understand the best way to comfortably breastfeed their baby and help them navigate breastfeeding social norms. They can also help reduce stress and anxiety about breastfeeding, or help with specific challenges (such as breastfeeding twins, for example). Other parents might just want emotional support that doesn’t currently exist within their family, workplace, or network or friends.

Certified lactation consultants can also help with specialized issues that may arise with premature children or sick children. A parent may not have thought about breastfeeding help until they notice that their baby isn’t gaining weight properly, and finally realize that they might need some support and knowledge before continuing to breastfeed. On the other hand, some parents might prepare with a lactation consultant months before the baby is born.

Whether you are planning ahead or are thinking about a lactation now that you are having breastfeeding issues or concerns, a lactation consultant can be incredibly helpful and useful for parents.

Lactation counselors in New Rochelle, NY can often help parents with breastfeeding and offer breastfeeding advice, training, and troubleshooting. Many of these counselors have taken the CLC exam, or the Certified Lactation Counselor exam. A certified lactation counselor has typically undergone 45 hours of training.

On the other hand, a certified lactation consultant in New Rochelle, NY has undergone a specific amount of clinical training hours, which is not a requirement to become a lactation counselor. These lactation consultants are certified by the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants, as well. A lactation consultant typically has a bachelor’s degree in a health field and has undergone 90 hours of training and has somewhere between 300 and 1,000 hours of experience with parents.

Lactation consultants in New Rochelle, NY are often working with other healthcare teams in collaboration with postpartum nurses to ensure that parents understand how to breastfeed their babies. Both lactation consultants and lactation counselors can provide support, develop feeding plans, and offer actionable advice with respect to breastfeeding.

The best approach is for parents to hire a lactation specialist early in their pregnancy so that they can help you prepare both mentally and physically. Parents don’t need to wait until your baby is born to begin thinking about breastfeeding support and education.

Some parents might be anxious about breastfeeding in public or feel like they want access to a breastfeeding expert to help both inform and support them. A lactation consultant in New Rochelle, NY can also help young professional parents schedule their breastfeeding efficiently so that they can return to work quicker, while others might specialize in helping with breastfeeding anxiety issues.

It is never too late to hire a certified lactation consultant in New Rochelle, NY. These breastfeeding consultants can also offer emotional breastfeeding support that can be valuable to those who lack family or workplace support. A lactation consultant can also be critical in identifying warning signs that might indicate more serious growth or developmental issues.

There are many documented benefits to breastfeeding, and parents often believe that it will be an easy and natural experience. Unfortunately, many parents run into issues such as low milk supply, nipple engorgement, or latching problems that can affect their baby’s health. These lactation specialists can be useful for troubleshooting, advice, or emotional support.

Certified lactation consultants can strengthen the bond between parents and their babies through breastfeeding advice, tips, and support. This might include showing parents how to help their baby latch properly, establishing feeding schedules, or dealing with sore nipples or engorgement. A lactation consultant can help new parents better understand their baby’s needs in general, and monitor the baby’s growth and development.

Lactation specialists in New Rochelle, NY also offer emotional support and help parents breastfeed more efficiently so that they can get back to work and allow them to better manage expectations. Many parents face issues where they cannot breastfeed in the workplace, or do not have the family support or time to ensure that their child is breastfed properly and with care. These expert consultants can also provide a significant amount of moral support, diagnose breastfeeding issues, while also solving issues such as latching, positioning, and scheduling.

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