Doulas

Doulas

Carol with a laboring mother

MCNYC requires that first time families have a doula present for their home births. At subsequent births, we highly recommend hiring a doula. Statistically, doulas have been shown to improve health outcomes and enhance the childbirth experience. It is important to find a doula that you feel comfortable with and, ideally, has home birth experience. Doulas can range in price from several hundred to several thousand dollars and generally are not covered by health insurance. Sometimes they will provide sliding scale fees. Below is a list of doulas that we have worked with and recommend. At the bottom of the page are postpartum doulas, who are trained to work with families and newborns. These are doulas we also have worked with and recommend.

Here’s a brief guide on what their credentials mean.

CD: Certified Doula
CBC: Certified Breastfeeding Counselor
CLC: Certified Lactation Counselor
IBCLC: International Board Certified Lactation Counselor (Clinical breastfeeding degree, can diagnose more serious breastfeeding issues; CBC and CLC often refer out to an IBCLC if the issue is greater than their scope.)

Labor Support Doulas

Laura Vladimirova, CD, CBC & Abby Block, CD, CBC
nycdoulalove.com
nycdoulalove@gmail.com

Yael Borensztein, CD, IBCLC
Bbirthnyc.com
yael.borensztein@gmail.com

IMG_0072Lindsey Mayo, CD, CLC
doulamatch.net/profile/5754/lindsey-mayo
lindsey.birth.doula@gmail.com

Samantha Huggins, CD, CBC
carriagehousebirth.com
sm.huggins@gmail.com

Kasia Sanvee, CD, CLC
honornature.com
katarzyna.sanvee@gmail.com

Elizabeth Mangum Sarach, CD
nurturebklyn@gmail.com

Megan Davidson, CD, CLC
Brooklyn-doula.com
brooklyndoula@gmail.com

Annette Perel, CD, CLC
www.clearbirth.nyc
annette@clearbirth.com

Liza Maltz, CD
Birthyourownway.com
liza@birthyourownway.com

Joyce (2)Alden Moore, CD
Nycdoulacollective.com
doula.alden@gmail.com

Haley Tanner, CD
haleytanner@gmail.com

Annette Perel, CD
clearbirth.nyc
annette@clearbirth.com

Alicia Suarez, CD, CBC
lalunaazulnyc.com
alicia@lalunaazulnyc.com

If you are looking for a doula that better fits your budget, try a newer doula [tier 1] as they tend to have more flexible rates.

carriagehousebirth.com/ny-birth-doula
nycdoulacollective.com/our-doulas/tier-1

Postpartum Doulas

Please inquire individually regarding package rates. Postpartum doulas may offer a package, hourly or otherwise scheduled.

Amber Star Merkens
917-570-6185
mothertomotherpostpartum.com

IMG_0698Ashley Brichter
overwhelmingmoments.com
ashley@overwhelmingmoments.com

Ruth Callahan
212-749-6613
doulacare.com

Kesha King
adoulaslove@aol.com

Grace Veras Sealy
Nurturinggrace@gmail.com
Nurturinggrace.com

Stephanie Heintzeler 
thenewyorkdoula.com

Jennifer Lawlor-Nigro
riverwooddoula@gmail.com