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Meenashi Kurup

New York, NY

2 reviews • 6 families supported • 7 years experience

2 reviews • 6 families supported • 7 years experience

As a certified massage doula, I offer emotional, spiritual, and physical support to my clients throughout pregnancy and labor. I often refer to yoga, meditation, and various massage modalities to provide pain relief, including but not limited to acupressure, passive range of motion, and aromatherapy. I also offer informational support and after if you are interested in bellybinding, breastfeeding, or babywearing I got you.

Care philosophy

The first time I was pregnant, there was so much information out there. Not much of it was useful by the end of my pregnancy. I was fighting against the beliefs others imposed on me about labor being painful, & pregnancy is a bodily sacrifice. As a prenatal massage doula and a mother of two, I learned you can prepare for your pregnancy & birth outcome and I can support you.

Areas served

  • Bronx
  • Manhattan

Reviews

  • Asha
    October 3, 2022 at 10:19 am | Peer review

    I have known Meenashi for many, many years. She is an inherently good person who I would describe as kind, bright and outgoing. She has qualities within her personality that make her an adaptable, determined, tenacious and resourceful person. Her extensive knowledge of anatomy, experience interacting perinatal clients as a licensed massage therapist along with her own personal birthing/postpartum experiences combines to create a soild base of knowledge that any perinatal client can benefit from.

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Tiffany Holmes

Monroe, NY

1 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

1 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

Hello mama! If you’re here, you’re most likely preparing for one of the best days of your life - birthing your sweet baby - so first I’d like to say congrats!!! This is going to be an amazing journey. I’m a wife, mama of 2, and doula. I absolutely love birth. The birth of my 12 year old son and almost 2 year old daughter has completely reshaped me. Birth has led me here, to support women. I first knew I wanted to be a doula 11 years ago, after having my first-born. I was in massage therapy school at the time, working, and being a mom. It was challenging to balance it all, so as God would have it, many years went by until I pursued that dream of mine. I was planning to have my second child when I finally became a doula in January 2021. There were no mistakes made in the way things unfolded because little did I know that God would plan things this way so that I could also prepare myself for a life-changing birth that I would have just 10 months later. Through becoming a Birth Doula and a Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator, I released my own fears and insecurities around birth. Without a doubt, I am as prepared as I am to help birthing women today because of that transformational experience. I’m honored that you would consider me to be a part of your journey and I can’t wait to meet you!

Care philosophy

As women, we carry the blueprint of birth. We are designed for it. I truly believe we do not need anything outside of ourselves to birth our babies (aside from God, of course). I also believe that women deserve support if they desire it. That’s where I come in — I meet you where you are. I can help you process birth trauma, understand your fears & push past limitations holding you back!

Areas served

  • Orange County, NY
  • Dutchess County, NY

Reviews

  • Dianna
    May 20, 2024 at 12:16 pm | Client review

    I absolutely adore Tiffany. She is exactly the friend I would invite into my birth space, but comes with a wealth of knowledge and wisdom. She’s humble, kind, and compassionate. Perfect doula!

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Meredith Toering

New York, NY

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 5 years experience

I usually say I accidentally fell into the field of birth work, but I guess that's not totally true. After spending a decade abroad running a foster home/cardiac surgery program for babies with complex congenital heart defects and maternal/fetal health programs for at-risk indigenous families, I unexpectedly found myself stuck in New York City in early 2020, waiting out this little bug called "Covid-19" that was shutting borders all around the world... I certified as a birth & postpartum doula in the USA in 2020, to be with my best friend for the birth of her first child in the midst of Covid protocols. I never could have imagined how much I would fall in love with birthwork here in the United States and it is the greatest honor to walk alongside families as they grow and change (in whatever capacity!), providing unbiased & judgment-free support, advocacy, guidance, and care during such intimate and pivotal moments.

Care philosophy

I’d be happy to chat more with you about the birth support you are looking for and what your hopes are for delivery. I love supporting all kinds and types of labor & deliveries - women (& their bodies!) are truly amazing. I believe that every birth is a beautiful birth as long as mama feels supported and empowered in every decision that she makes.

Areas served

  • Manhattan
  • Brooklyn
  • Northern New Jersey
  • Upstate New York
$ flexible
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Hannah Fullerton

Brooklyn, NY

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 1 years experience

As your doula, I’m in your corner for the whole childbearing continuum: listening to your hopes, plans, questions and concerns; equipping you with information so you’re prepared to give birth on your terms; and offering you undivided support in the transformative event of labor and directly postpartum. In this way, doula care helps close the wide gap in maternal health care and drastically improve health outcomes for birthing people. I see doula work as a form of companionship, and my ultimate goal is to co-create an experience where you feel seen and supported for all that you are. I like to tell my clients that there is no way to offend me, and will always be happy to hear you express your needs more clearly. My approach is open-hearted, non-judgmental, and down-to-earth.

Care philosophy

I offer an approach that blends ancestral wisdom and evidence-based care for parents to feel supported, connected, and empowered. I believe that birth (and life!) is a ceremony, and like in all ceremony, we deserve to be witnessed, supported, and empowered. As a doula, my goal is to help birthing people tap into traditional + intuitive wisdom, no matter their

Areas served

  • Manhattan
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • Staten Island
  • Bronx
  • Jersey City
  • Long Island
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Flavia Barbosa

New York, NY

3 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 years experience

I'm Brazilian, living in NY, I'm psychologist and I decide to become a Doula after my own experience giving birth as a Black Imigrant, during the pandemic having a home birth. I persue to give the families that I support, a positive outcome and a special experience. My main experience is hospital birth and I also have experience on home birth. I had assisted labor with different type of Induction, Single Moms, IVF, Vbac and Mom with fibroids. Feel free to reach out to Me :)

Care philosophy

Holistic approach, inclusive, I respect and support every single Person on their beliefs, culture and desires. I am here to validate and guide each family on their own journey.

Areas served

  • Manhattan
  • Brooklyn
  • New Jersey
  • Queens
  • Bronx

Reviews

  • Simone
    August 11, 2023 at 1:04 am | Client review

    As first time parents, from the moment my husband and I decided to have Flávia as our Doula, we knew we would have someone special to guide us through our childbirth journey. Flávia’s dedication to creating a safe and supportive environment was evident from our initial consultation. She was also attentive to my husband’s feelings, ensuring him how important his role was in all moments. She made herself available to answer all our questions, we had a very informative session in which she provided us tools to deal with the labor/birthing experience, she watched some of my pelvic physical therapy sessions and was constantly checking on me.
    She took the time to listen attentively to our preferences, ensuring that our birth plan was tailored to our unique desires.
    Flávia’s warm presence in the delivery room helped us navigate the waves of labor with confidence. Her guidance with relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, and pain management methods were incredibly helpful. I also need to mention that her being Brazilian (same as me) and able to speak Portuguese was soothing and very relaxing to me.
    A few days after coming home she visited us, offering postpartum support that was both nurturing and practical. She connected me to a lactation consultant in her network and shared other resources.
    We feel very grateful for having her presence and support during one of the most significant chapters of our lives and would strongly recommend her services.

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Katie Braverman

Westbury, NY

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 2 years experience

I like to say "I like babies, but I LOVE Moms" I'm just a regular Mom that decided starting a family was the next logical step in life. I got pregnant, planned a baby shower, put together a registry and painted a nursery. Then a global pandemic happened and nothing went according to plan. Regardless of what was happening in the world, my healthy and happy baby boy came in May of 2020. The thing about the journey to motherhood is, wether there is a global pandemic or not, it's unpredictable. Having a doula can make all the things that veer off course feel more manageable. I had my second baby in January of 2022 and with the help of my own Doula, I was much more in charge of my birth and postpartum. I knew that being a Doula myself was something that would fill my soul. I love watching women become mothers. I love seeing the way their eyes change when they know exactly what their baby wants. I love the way in which they view the world differently after having a baby. I love the endless feedings, messy houses and sleepless nights, because I know what comes after all that! An AMAZING MOTHER! While you will go through this transformation to Mother with or without me- I would love to be there with you!

Care philosophy

I believe every woman should have the birth they want. Whatever that is- I'm here to do what is in my power to get you your perfect birth. If that means no medication GREAT! If that means epidural in a hospital setting AWESOME! There are no perfect answers when it comes to this question. I do love essential oils, massage and guided meditations.

Areas served

  • Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau & Western Suffolk County
$ 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%

$ flexible
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Tiffany Holmes

Monroe, NY

5 reviews • 17 families supported • 3 years experience

5 reviews • 17 families supported • 3 years experience

I want you to feel supported in whatever birth plan you have created for yourself and your baby. I also want you to feel supported if things do not necessarily go as planned. Birth is beautiful and unpredictable! We can plan as much as we want, but it's going to ultimately unfold the way God intended for it. As your Birth Doula, I will be by your side every step of the way, no judgement, just love! We will prepare for your big day with: Childbirth Education, Birth Workbook Exercises, Meditations, Birth Affirmations, Physical Exercises, and Support Calls. I am open to supporting you in your birth in person or virtually.

Care philosophy

I became a Birth Doula because I feel that women should have someone in their corner during one of the biggest events of their life: the birth of their baby! As a mommy of two, I know how important it is to have someone present at your birth who is solely there to support you. It's literally the job of a Doula - and it makes a world of a difference, knowing that that person is there for YOU! Learn more about me and my offerings at www.birthdoulabestie.com or follow me at @your.birth.bestie :)

Areas served

  • Bronx, NY
  • Orange County, NY
  • Queens, NY
  • Westchester County, NY
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Rockland County, NY
  • Manhattan, NY
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • North Jersey, NJ

Reviews

  • Tiffany
    April 18, 2023 at 10:24 pm | Client review

    Tiffany is just an absolute blessing. I am so grateful for everything she did for me and my husband during our home birth. I would do it all over again with her!!

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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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Kori Alicea

Brooklyn, NY

0 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 years experience

Through compassionate care, emotional and physical support, empowerment, my goal as your doula is to help you have a deeper understanding of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. All women deserve the utmost support along with the right to a non-judgemental setting regardless of what decisions they make. ​

Care philosophy

I am a lifelong baby enthusiast and fan of moms with a deep-rooted passion for nurturing and nourishing. Let me be your village during life's reproductive transitions and beyond.

Areas served

  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Queens, NY
  • Manhattan, NY
  • Long Island, NY
  • Staten Island, NY
  • Nearby NJ & CT
$ 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.

$ flexible
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Hailey Henry

New York, NY

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I became a doula after much soul searching for what I wanted out of a career. I have always been passionate about reproductive healthcare and empathize with how impossible it seems to navigate the information and options related to general reproductive health and pregnancy and beyond. Everybody deserves access to a doula and I hope to help make that possible. I am a full spectrum doula, offering services including birth, postpartum, abortion, miscarriage, and fertility support.

Care philosophy

I am committed to providing evidence-based, inclusive, affirming, trauma-informed full spectrum support to all birthing people. I believe all birthing people should feel comforted, supported, informed, and empowered through this journey.

Areas served

  • NYC Metro
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Marcia Grant

New York, NY

0 reviews • 36 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 36 families supported • 5 years experience

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Care philosophy

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Areas served

  • New York
$ 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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Ronelle Mark

New York, NY

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

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Care philosophy

I am a certified Birth doula & Newborn care Specialist, who's greatest pleasure is watching expecting mothers become confident, empowered, and excited about the joys of birth and early parenting. I make it my personal goal to help expecting mothers and their partner(s) create realistic expectations of their birth and parental journey by offering emotional and educational support.

Areas served

  • manhattan
  • Brooklyn

Reviews

  • Shamika
    February 25, 2023 at 10:30 am | Peer review

    Ronelle is an extremely thoughtful, supportive and informative doula that would be an asset to any family looking to upgrade their birthing team. Her experience as a newborn care specialist further qualifies her to fully support families during their postpartum recovery because she is passionate about postpartum parents having the opportunity to recover with peace and preparation.

$ 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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Naia Roberts

New York, NY

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 3 years experience

Hello My name Is Naia and I am the birth worker behind this page. I became a birth-worker pre-pandemic as I await the opportunity to complete my Nursing School Second Degree program to become a labor and delivery nurse. My Mission is to provide those in need of support the resources to make their experience BEAUTIFUL 🦋. I will provide services that will prepare you and your family, many add on services to choose from. I also provide specific Postpartum Support services to make transitioning smoother for baby and family. This is a judgement free zone and I cater to ALL but most importantly the BIPOC and LGBQT community. • Please fill free to reach out to inquire about my services via DM. Please fill free to tell a friend to tell a friend. #doula #doulasupport #doulasmakingadifference #birthworkersofcolor #nyc #blackdoula #birthsupport #postpartumsupport #abortionsupport #grievingdoula

Care philosophy

Support for All!

Areas served

  • Tri-state Area
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Qef Johnson

Brooklyn, NY

0 reviews • 272 families supported • 9 years experience

0 reviews • 272 families supported • 9 years experience

Hi! I'm Qef Johnson, Nurse, Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Parental Leave Coach. The Magical Birth helps all types of families create the parenthood journey they desire. As a mother of 4, I've experienced the struggle of being a new parent, the lack of support, and just not knowing where to start. And like so many others, I suffered unexpectedly through postpartum depression and anxiety. These experiences have reinforced my passion as a Full Spectrum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Nurse, and Parental Leave Coach. My superpower is helping you see the magic in your pregnancy journey.

Care philosophy

Feel Magical and Empowered Through Your Parenthood Journey

Areas served

  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • Manhattan
  • Long Island
  • Virtual
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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
$ flexible
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Dena Gold

Queens, NY

4 reviews • 25 families supported • 1 years experience

4 reviews • 25 families supported • 1 years experience

Dena has worked in private practice since 2012. She has training in various styles and techniques of acupuncture, massage, and auxiliary therapies. Drawing from these, she customizes treatment to respond to each patient, condition, and presentation. Her areas of focus include psychoemotional concerns, women's health, trans health, fatigue syndromes, and pain management. This informs her doula care. Using what she knows of the body, the body-mind connection, and medicine (eastern and allopathic), she is able to bring informed, supportive care. She incorporates ideas from hypnobirthing and spinning babies (for those who are interested) in order to further support birth.

Care philosophy

Dena is passionate about bodily autonomy; her goal is to help each person navigate their birth with confidence and dignity. She knows that each person will have different priorities, preferences, desires, and needs. She aims to help each person find the experience that would be more empowering to them and to work to support them to embody this experience.

Areas served

  • Queens
  • Manhattan
  • Brooklyn
  • Long Island
  • Westchester
  • The Bronx
  • Staten Island
  • Northern NJ
  • Southwest CT
  • Rockland
  • Hudson Valley

Reviews

  • Andi
    September 12, 2022 at 11:20 am | Client review

    Dena is an outstanding doula. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone searching for a doula. She is thoughtful, caring, a great listener and will stand up for you no matter what kind of birth you envision. She helped my partner and I before the birth of our baby by going through every scenario that could happen and encouraged us to have a plan for every eventuality for the birth and postpartum. Dena also helped educate us and helped us to get on the same page with every aspect of the birth. And most importantly she stuck by our sides through the whole birthing process, even though that meant being in the hospital with us for over 24 hours. Dena is very skilled in acupressure and massage and knew exactly what to do to help me get through my contractions. She also went above and beyond for us by taking some great photos and keeping us engaged in wonderful conversations to pass the time during slower parts. Not only did she do all of that but she’s been a huge help postpartum by checking in regularly and asking other birth professionals for help with any concerns she doesn’t have as much expertise with. Dena is truly such a genuine, talented, helpful person whom I’m so grateful to for helping bring our new baby into the world!

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Celina Sainte-Rose

New York, NY

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 3 years experience

Your body, your baby, your birth. Only you know what feels appropriate for you & it is your right to experience your story as you imagined, fully supported & without judgment. As a Doula, I strive to empower you to own your birth while I hold space, support & bear witness to that journey.

Care philosophy

I am a New York City-based Birth & Postpartum Doula committed to providing joyful, nurturing & empowering support rooted in respect, trust & inclusiveness.

Areas served

  • Manhattan & Brooklyn
$ flexible
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Ally Swanson

Brooklyn, NY

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

While I am relatively new to the doula community, I have been actively a part of community outreach programs and birth advocacy for years, particularly for queer and trans people. I believe it is every person's right to have a pleasurable and gentle birth experience and I am here to guide you in finding yours.

Care philosophy

I'm a birth doula dedicated and passionate about providing my clients safe, respectful, loving, and equitable care throughout their journey to parenthood. I am here to offer a sense of stability and comfort as I support you through your unique experience.

Areas served

  • Cobble Hill
  • Park Slope
  • Prospect Heights
  • Brooklyn heights
  • Bushwick
$ flexible
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Skye Sokoloff

New York, NY

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a new mom myself, & during my labor I would’ve benefited a lot from a doula. So I told myself that I would be that person for someone for the same reason. Birth work is so sacred & important and it takes a village. I offer emotional, informational & physical support.

Care philosophy

My goal is to help educate, & support expecting mothers and birthing persons & their partners through birth, labor & postpartum.

Areas served

  • Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, New Jersey
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Brenna Burke Weber

New York, NY

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 5 years experience

I currently work for and am helping expand services to New York with the company Birthing Gently. I began as a volunteer in Boston, MA and and was brought on staff due to my devotion to my work as a doula and my reviews as a volunteer. I primarily provide support during pregnancy and birth, with some postpartum support as requested. I have experience with a broad spectrum of deliveries, identities, and birth plans. I also have knowledge about breast/chestfeeding. I am honest about what I do know, and if I do not know something I will not hesitate to help you find your answer. Please reach out if you would like to know more!

Care philosophy

I am passionate about supporting the pregnancy, labor, and birth experience each client wants. I operate on an honest, judgment-free, and all-accepting platform. I am here to make sure you leave your birth feeling supported and taken care of, whether your birth goes exactly how you imagined or not.

Areas served

  • Yonkers
  • Manhattan
  • Brooklyn
  • Bronx
$ 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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Danielle Krulik

New York, NY

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

Hi, I’m Danielle (she/her), your full-spectrum, no-nonsense doula! As your doula, I will hold space for you to deeply connect to your power while also guiding you in becoming centered, enabling you to think clearly & critically. Helping you make informed choices for a positive experience. A positive experience isn't a standardized experience but one where you feel safe, respected, & supported throughout. I know that it can be challenging to breathe & slow down during a heightened and active state of emotion when it comes to our bodies. My doula training incorporated a practice called the Slow Doula Method. SDM helps me slow down to effectively communicate & connect with my clients’ needs while exhibiting self-awareness and humility, free of judgment. My yoga training and personal practice have shown me how to better understand the mind & body connection to feel a greater sense of control not only on a mat but also in life. Through workshops in my community, I’ve gathered the tools to better understand the greater scope of consent, bodily autonomy, & advocacy.

Care philosophy

My goal as your doula isn’t to sway you in any direction. It’s to provide you with unconditional support, tools, & evidence-based information so you can make the BEST decision for yourself! I’ll honor your choices & help you advocate for yourself. I don’t go home with your body or your mind; only you do. Your choices only matter to me in the sense that you feel good about them!

Areas served

  • Brooklyn
  • Bronx
  • Queens
  • Manhattan
  • Staten Island

Reviews

  • Gabriella
    February 15, 2021 at 2:23 pm | Peer review

    Danielle is smart and understands the human body. She truly wants to help herself and treats people the way she would want to be treated herself.

$ flexible
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Alicia DePugh

Brooklyn, NY

0 reviews • 14 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 14 families supported • 3 years experience

Hi! I'm Alicia, Currently open to working within Brooklyn and Staten Island, NY, I became passionate about birth work after working for an Obstetrics And Gynecology Group for 4+ years. I spent many days offering a hand within the practice, but thought how amazing it would be to follow and support these lovely Mommy's To Be till the very end of their pregnancy, I received my certification in 2019 and have attended 10+ births. Being able to support not only Mom's to be but partners, has been the biggest joy. I was luckily able to attend VBAC, C-Section and Induction Births. I was also able to work throughout the Pandemic via FaceTime and in hospital. Being a Doula has brought me so much joy and many incredible bonds that will be lifelong.

Care philosophy

I believe childbirth is a beautiful, awesomely complex, life-changing, and extremely personal experience. My role as your doula is to provide you with essential, empathetic support by offering a therapeutic presence, a comforting touch, pain management support, and continual guidance to more efficiently communicate with your chosen care provider. I strive for my clients to feel empowered and safe.

Areas served

  • Staten Island, NY
  • Brooklyn, NY
$ 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.

Doula Services: FAQs

A doula is a professional that provides emotional, physical and educational support to new parents before, during, and after childbirth and into the early postpartum period. Doulas are companions who strive to give families a safe, positive, and healthy labor experience. They provide parents with evidence-based information and education on childbirth and are someone who the parent can turn to with questions and concerns about having a baby. Doulas also take an active role in collaborating with the parent to create a birth plan.

A certified birth doula offers advice and techniques to help reduce the stress that the parent often experiences during childbirth and provides you with education about different aspects of delivery and labor and what comes after.

There are two ways you can hire a doula through Meela in New York, NY.  

You can browse through the available doulas in New York, NY and send the doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend interviewing at least three before hiring your top doula.

You can also hire a doula in New York, NY in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in New York, NY. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of New York, NY doulas: in a few hours, you will have a collection of doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience and read reviews. You can chat with each doula to learn more about them.
  1. Hire a doula with confidence: schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top doula choices. Hire your top doula and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, the average cost of a doula in New York, NY is $1,276, but typically ranges from $1,073 to $1,480. These costs are based on a representative group of 120 doulas surveyed by Meela in the New York area. The average cost of a doula in New York, NY is higher than the average cost of a doula in the state of New York, which is $1,192.

To put this in further context, the cost of a doula in New York, NY is higher than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in New York, NY, you and your 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.

Some insurance companies will cover all or part of the cost of hiring a doula. Contact your insurance company to find out if they offer any coverage for hiring a doula; not all insurance companies do.

You can hire two types of doulas in New York, NY: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

Yes, a birth doula can provide support during a Cesarean birth and delivery. Doulas are non-medical professionals and do not replace obstetricians, physicians, midwives or nurses. They are an additive member to the team and provide emotional, physical and informational support to the birthing parent, partner and family. It is up to you whether the certified doula can remain in the operating room during the procedure.

When you hire a doula in New York, NY, your services typically include several in-person prenatal sessions, 24/7 phone and text support, full attendance throughout your labor, and several hours of support immediately following your birth.

A doula in New York, NY can help you in any kind of birth. Certified doulas are able to assist parents in creating the ideal “birth environment” and help parents deliver their baby safely. A doula can provide support during the birth whether it occurs in a hospital, a home, or another birth center of some kind. Doulas are there to support you in your desired birth preferences, whether that is a preference for natural, non-medicated, assisted, C-section or anything else.

Certified doulas can also act as a liaison between you and hospital staff regarding your childbirth expectations and preferences. For example, if your preference is to have a non-medicated birth, a doula can help guide you through that process and create a personalized birth plan. A certified doula in New York, NY does not replace medical staff (such as your obstetrician and nurses).

When a surgical procedure is required, there are some situations in which a birth doula can also remain in the operating room, although this is not an expected obligation. A certified birth doula can also assist hospital staff to improve the overall birthing experience. A doula in New York, NY will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in New York, NY can help improve parent satisfaction with their baby’s birth and delivery. The involvement of a doula can also lead to shorter deliveries with less complications.

Recent studies show that parents who have a support person like a doula by their side throughout labor and childbirth are more likely to:

  1. Give birth without the need for pain medicine
  2. Describe their birth experience in a positive way
  3. Give birth without the need for medical intervention, such as C-sections or vacuum delivery
  4. Experience a shorter labor

You can hire a doula early in your pregnancy to allow you time to get to know each other and to begin planning for your later trimesters, labor, birth, and aftercare. It is ideal to hire a doula when you are around 20 weeks along, but you can start looking for one before that.

It is never too late to hire a doula in New York, NY; you have right up to your due date to find a doula near you and receive all the benefits of doula support.

While many people think that a doula and a midwife are the same thing, their educational background and job duties are different. Doulas are non-medical professionals who provide emotional, physical and educational support, while also offering actionable advice and guidance to new parents about how to nurture their baby.

A midwife is a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or a certified midwife (CM). CNMs are medical professionals that are certified and licensed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. CMs are also certified, but they do not have nursing backgrounds.

Doulas are not medical professionals; they focus on the emotional support for the parents and the family before, during, and after the birth of the baby. Their job is to provide information, advice, and support to the family not diagnose any medical conditions or provide medical advice.

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