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
Linsey Boisvert, email@example.com Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Herbal Consultant, Prenatal Yoga, Sound Bath Facilitator
Yael Borensztein, CD, IBCLC: Bbirthnyc.com,firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Davidson, CD, CLC: Brooklyn-doula.com , email@example.com
Chandley Deneen, Birth Doula, Postpartum Chef: www.chandoula.com
Samantha Huggins, CD, CBC: carriagehousebirth.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsey Mayo, CD, SNM, Placenta Services: email@example.com
Liza Maltz, CD, CLC: Birthyourownway.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alden Moore, CD: Nycdoulacollective.com,email@example.com
Annette Perel, CD, CLC: www.clearbirth.nyc
Lynette Ramos, firstname.lastname@example.org Birth Doula, Prenatal Yoga, Yoni Steam Facilitator
Katie Tabor, www.katiedoulajoy.comBirth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Reiki Practitioner, Yoga Instructor
Haley Tanner, Birth Doula: email@example.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.
Please inquire individually regarding package rates. Postpartum doulas may offer a package, hourly or otherwise scheduled.
Jenny Block – 917-476-1444 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Brichter – email@example.com
Ruth Callahan – 212-749-6613 – doulacare.com
Shoshana Cherson – 617-365-0142 – https://www.lunardoula.com/
Kesha King – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Lawlor-Nigro – email@example.com
Amber Star Merkens – 917-570-6185 – mothertomotherpostpartum.com
Grace Veras Sealy – Nurturinggrace@gmail.com
Please inquire about package options.
Alena Benikovska – 917-355-5509 – https://www.theabviewphotography.com/
Katherine Marivelle – 646-596-4213 – firstname.lastname@example.org – katherinemarivellephotogrpahy.com
Jacquelyn Tierney – http://www.jacquelyntierney.com