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Best Doulas in Buffalo, NY

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Buffalo, NY Rating

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4.9 (10)

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Jennifer Lombardo is a birth doula and lactation education who serves families and communities throughout Buffalo, New York. Jennifer has had an unwavering, lifelong passion for women;s rights, and takes great pride in assisting families in making their own birth and parenting choices. She is not only a trained birth doula, but is pursuing her certification as a bereavement doula as well. Jennifer's services include labor support, birth plan creation, community resource guides, access to support groups, birth and newborn photography, postpartum support, breastfeeding education and support.

Buffalo, NY 14201 Rating

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4.2 (12)

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Whole Wellness, located in Buffalo, New York, specializes in yoga, doula, and massage therapy services. The business is owned by two friends and mothers, Rebecca and Britta. Both place emphasis on holistic approaches to health, and wanted to create an informative and supportive space for women and growing families. Rebecca Mercurio holds professional certification in infant massage instruction, essential oils, infant CPR, and birth doula services. Britta Bush is passionate about organic and locally sourced eating, and offers workshops that aim to leave participants feeling inspired and rejuvenated. Doula services offered by Whole Wellness include labor and birthing support, emotional and informational support, and partner support. Additional offerings include prenatal massage treatments, Swedish and deep tissue massage, prenatal photography, family photography, and private cooking classes.

Buffalo, NY 14213 Rating

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5.0 (16)
1.0 (1)

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Amanda Rayburg LMT is an NYS licensed massage therapist who serves Buffalo, New York. She specializes in medical and therapeutic massage therapy as well as pregnancy and postpartum massage therapy. Amanda is also a birth doula. She takes great pride in having the opportunity to support women, families, and children, and strives to continuously further her education in order to best serve her clients and community by way of massage therapy, education, and doula services. Services offered by Amanda Rayburg include birth doula services, pregnancy and postpartum massage, therapeutic and medical massage, labor induction chair massage, Rebozo workshops, and infant massage education.

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Jennifer Lombardo Buffalo Birth Doula Services
Buffalo, NY
Whole Wellness
Buffalo, NY 14201
Amanda Rayburg LMT
Buffalo, NY 14213


  • Introduction

    A doula is an excellent choice for individuals looking for extended support when dealing with pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions. Unlike a doctor, a doula will be more regularly available for their patient.

    However, to be clear, a doula is not a midwife and doesn't provide medical care. People typically choose to work with a doula while still regularly checking in with a doctor or midwife. A doula is an investment in additional emotional support for the mother, the baby, and any other close family members who need it.
  • What is a doula?

    A doula is a trained professional who gives informational, emotional, and physical support to a mother (and potentially others) going through pregnancy, childbirth, miscarriage, induced abortion, stillbirth, birth complications, and more. While most doulas work with clients for reproductive health conditions, some doulas also help with other life experiences, such as hospice or terminal illness.

  • How to become a doula?

    You don’t need a certificate to be a doula, although this can help your career by verifying legitimacy. Regardless of a certificate, you do need to complete training through a qualified doula training program. The program usually takes between three and five days. After training, most programs require you to attend a few births with paperwork to prove your attendance.

  • How much do doulas make?

    The annual salaries of doulas in the United States range from $28,000 in smaller towns to $96,000 in major cities. A doula’s salary can depend on their experience, where they work, and how much work they take on. Most doulas handle an average of four births per year.

  • How much does a doula cost?

    The national average hourly rate for doulas is $45. Additionally, doulas charge a “flat fee” per birth that can range from $600 in small cities and towns to $2,000 in larger metropolitan areas. As a doula gains more experience, they typically raise their rates to reflect their expertise.

  • What is a death doula?

    A death doula assists with the dying process. Death doulas empower, educate, and encourage clients and their loved ones to make decisions and reach acceptance about an upcoming death.

    People who may benefit from working with a death doula include:
    • Individuals with a terminal illness
    • People nearing the end of their lives
    • Those with a loved one about to pass
  • Are doulas covered by insurance?

    Most insurance providers don't cover doulas. However, some states offer coverage for birth doulas under Medicaid programs. To check if you have coverage, contact your insurance provider directly. It's also essential to ask for more details, such as if you get partial or full coverage, if there's a maximum, and if you have to work with a certified doula.