Labor Support (Doula) Services

*Please note: Lisa is currently not able to take on doula clients. See the resources page for doula options, or contact Lisa with details of what you're looking for and geographic area for specific recommendations.*

Birth Matters NYC offers labor support on a limited basis to expectant families in Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. Labor support (doula) services include:

  • Unlimited telephone, text, and/or email support from the time of hiring until labor
  • On-call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week from your 37th week of pregnancy until the birth of your baby
  • 1-2 prenatal in-home visits to a) explore and clarify your birth preferences and b) go over breastfeeding basics (2nd visit optional)
  • Continuous presence during your labor and delivery, providing physical, emotional, and informational support
  • Postpartum presence after the birth (usually ~2 hours) to assist with transition and breastfeeding, if desired
  • One optional postpartum meeting in the weeks following birth

Contact Lisa to inquire about comprehensive childbirth classes, birth intensives, standalone breastfeeding & newborn care classes, private consultations / coaching sessions or labor doula recommendations. Please include your estimated due time; you will receive an immediate autoreply with the current class schedule and other details on classes and birth support services, and Lisa will also personally be in touch.