I’m an Upper West Side doula providing postpartum services to families in Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens
If you’re interested in working together, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. I’m so looking forward to hearing from you!
POSTPARTUM DOULA SUPPORT
I’ve supported families for over 10 years through childcare. Through training as a birth doula, I developed a strong desire to provide continuity of care beyond birth, which led me to become a Certified Lactation Counselor and a postpartum doula. As a CLC, I can assist you in achieving your breastfeeding goals and help you resolve many of the common issues that arise during this time. Breastfeeding is wonderful and normal, but that doesn’t mean it’s always intuitive or easy! I can help you build your confidence as you develop this beautiful feeding relationship with your new baby. (And if you’re not planning on breastfeeding, that’s okay, too!)
I’ve always loved nurturing people. For me, that often comes in the form of food. I took my love of cooking to Paris, where I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu. I bring my passion for food to postpartum work and am happy to accommodate a wide range of dietary specifications (gluten-free, paleo, nut-free, Whole30, AIP, etc.).
I believe you should be cared for through the entirety of the childbearing year, not just in pregnancy and birth. You deserve to have dedicated support as your body heals and your identity shifts around your new family. I take a holistic approach to the postpartum period, with a deep understanding that your emotional wellbeing is just as important as your physical recovery. I’m honored to nurture you through your “fourth trimester.”
Examples of what postpartum care with me can include:
Physical and emotional support for the birthing parent
Taking care of your baby while you shower, sleep, eat, or have some time to yourself
Taking care of older siblings and/or taking care of the baby so you can have some dedicated time with your other children or your partner
Grocery shopping and/or food preparation - nutritious, whole, vibrant foods are so important during this time
Prenatal baby shower registry (what do you actually need?)
Nursery organization (best if done before the baby arrives, but it’s never too late!)
Making a back-to-work plan
Connecting you with resources where needed (acupuncture, pelvic floor specialists, craniosacral therapy for baby, new parent support groups, breastfeeding support groups, etc.)