birth doula

You’ve got your amazing self, your support person or partner, and a great midwife or obstetrician. Who can round out your birth team to ensure you have the best support possible? An exceptional doula, of course! Whether you’re planning a birth at home, birth center, or hospital; on land or in water; with an epidural…

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postpartum doula

A postpartum doula will be your doting sister or mother-figure, without the baggage, without the opinions, without any expectation of being entertained. She will anticipate your needs, taking care of everything, so you are able to recover from the birth and get to know your baby. She is trained in both supporting the new mother and…

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classes & consulting

Childbirth Classes for Busy New Yorkers We took [private] childbirth education with Rachel and it was a great experience. She took the time to get to know us, provided us with useful materials, and made us both much more confident about labor and delivery. Rachel clearly respected our choices and never made us feel like…

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placenta encapsulation

More women are turning to placenta encapsulation to help with the physical and emotional recovery of the postpartum period. Anecdotal evidence suggests that this can be a significant tool of support when healing from childbirth. Encapsulating your placenta allows you to enjoy the benefits over time in capsule form. According to this study, “96 percent of…

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belly binding

Many cultures use some form of “belly binding” to help facilitate healing in the early postpartum weeks. Clients love how it feels, and it is a custom fit for each individual. During the session, we can teach your partner or a friend the technique for future reference. Alternatively, we can return to help. The potential benefits…

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gift cards & registry

You’ve heard it before— the best things in life aren’t things. We’d love to help you give the best gift ever to your expectant loved ones, a contribution toward a peaceful start to parenthood. We are also happy to set up a gift registry so friends and family can give the gift of doula support together. Please contact us…

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