Doula is derived from the ancient greek word meaning "to serve". A doula, however, does much more than just serve. A doula provides support, knowledge, and comfort to the family she works with. Postpartum doulas are especially important because they serve during a period of transition when parents and baby are adjusting to their new roles, relationships and finding their places in the world.
I've had a long journey to becoming a doula, slowly nourishing my interest in birth work and women's health since my final year of college. Wanting to put the knowledge I gathered to practice, I chose to become a certified postpartum doula through Carriage House Birth in Brooklyn.
As a doula, I draw on my experiences in community health education, health communications and academic research to provide information and resources in a non-judging and accessible way. My goal is to provide the families I work with the support and knowledge they need to confidently be able to care for themselves and their children.
I hold a a MPH with a focus in Community Health Education from Hunter College, a BS in Community and International Development from University of Vermont, and a Certificate in Digital Health Communications from Tufts University. I enjoy spending time checking out local goods at the farmers' market, taking my dog Halle on hikes, and cooking delicious meals for my family and friends.
I look forward to working with your family during such an important time in your life. We will work together to create a plan the best fits your needs and wishes for this period. My services include:
- Nonjudgemental support and encouragement on the decisions and choices your family makes as you take on your new roles
- Nourishing food to have on hand so you can best care for yourself and family, including snacks, comforting beverages, and meal prep.
- Help as the birthing parent heals from birth including comforting touch and holding space to listen to your birthing story and postpartum experience
- Evidence-based and community resources to support the decisions you make for your family and children
- Basic lactation support, including positioning and help with latch as well as resources for chestfeeding support groups and certified lactation consultants
- Newborn care and education, including information on bonding, baby wearing, and soothing techniques
- Sibling care and resources on bonding as a family
- Accompany birthing partner and infant to doctor appointments
- Unlimited text, phone, and email support
A postpartum package includes one 4-hour prenatal visit, and three or more 4-hour postnatal visits, with a minimum of 16 hours total. If you are interested in my services please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.