Birth Doula Services
Why hire a birth doula?
As a seasoned birth doula I am so many different things to a new family. I am a concierge, helping you navigate your options within the contemporary NYC birth world. I am a wealth of information and help you sort through that information to tailor your birth experience to your specific wants and needs. I am a calm and steady nonjudgemental presence in your pregnancy and birth. I am a mentor to your partner to model and practice ways of supporting a laboring and postpartum parent.
Above all I am here to help you discover your birth preferences and support you in ways that make YOU feel safe and empowered. I am delighted to attend homebirths, birth center births, hospital births, planned cesareans, and high-risk births. I support parents through natural childbirth methods such as breathing, aromatherapy, Reiki, massage and counterpressure, visualizing, movement, and any particular method you may have studied, such as hypnosis. I support parents choosing medical pain relief, helping you decide when and how to utilize that method to minimize further interventions. I specialize in supporting parents through planned and unplanned cesarean sections and can provide education and guidance about compassionate cesarean options. I support people everywhere in between-- only you know what is right for your birth.
Birth Doula services include 2 prenatal meetings where we learn about and practice the techniques and preferences you are interested in and discuss lactation and other postpartum needs. I attend your labor at your chosen location and remain there to help you begin nursing and recovering, and come to your birth place or home for one postpartum visit. I am available for phone calls, texts, and emails with questions you have about pregnancy and the postpartum period.
After our included postpartum visit, many families then opt to purchase a postpartum packages to continue my support in your early weeks.