Responsive and compassionate doula support for the childbearing year

Brewster Doula Services

  

"Whenever and wherever you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life."   Ina May Gaskin

Birth Planning and Support

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Brewster Doula's birth planning and support services include:

Discussion of options for birth, common interventions, birth plan development

Review and practice of comfort measures, relaxation techniques, and coping strategies for each stage of labor 

Phone/text/e-mail support, especially to answer questions after care provider visits

Continuous support from the time you ask me to join you until about one hour after baby's birth

A postpartum visit to review aspects of the birth experience, answer questions about infant feeding and general newborn care, and provide any needed community resources.

Postpartum Support

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Brewster Doula's postpartum care package includes

Light housekeeping

Meal preparation

Sibling support

Pet care

Evidence-based newborn care information

Errands

Community referrals as needed or desired


At this time, I am not able to provide overnight care, but can refer to others who do.

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT

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Brewster Doula's breastfeeding support includes

Pre-natal counseling for those considering breastfeeding their newborns

Assessment of the latching and feeding process

Suggesting basic corrective measures

Provision of evidence-based information on milk production and feeding patterns

Implementation of recommendations prescribed by IBCLCs

Referrals to IBCLCs and medical professionals as needed



Childbirth Education

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· Based on Lamaze International’s “6 Healthy Birth Practices”

· Covers pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and early parenting

· Evidence based discussions and activities to support informed decision-making and self-advocacy

· Private or small group (maximum 4-5 pregnant women, with or without partners)

· Discounted fee for a participant who can host a small group class in their home

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Service Areas

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Birth Support

  • Lower Hudson Valley including Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess, and Rockland counties
  • Fairfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut
  • The Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens
  • Bergen County, New Jersey


As you can see, my service area is quite wide. I am able to compensate for lengthy travel distances through pre-natal preparation of clients for coping while waiting for my arrival and planning the best time to alert me that labor has started. Distance need not be a factor if we are a good fit!


Brewster Doula is pleased to have served clients at: White Plains Hospital, Phelps Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center, Danbury Birth Center, Greenwich Hospital, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Hudson Valley Hospital, Northern Westchester Medical Center, Stamford Hospital, New York Presbyterian, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mount Sinai West, Bridgeport Hospital, and Hoboken University Medical Center.

Postpartum and Breastfeeding Support

  • Lower Hudson Valley including Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess, and Rockland counties
  • Fairfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut