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Best Doulas in New York, NY

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored New York City Doulas on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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New York City, NY

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5.0 (40)
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5.0 (27)

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HypnoDoula Maeva has been teaching childbirth classes and attending births in and around New York City for more than nine years. Maeva’s practice focuses on helping her clients release their fears about labor and birth. Using a mix of hypnosis and mindfulness meditation, she enables them to feel calm and confident about their journey to motherhood. She has supported customers during unmedicated, VBAC, and cesarean births in both hospitals and homes. She offers online and in-person classes.

  • Hypnobirthing
  • Childbirth Preparation
  • Childbirth Classes
  • Spinning Babies
  • Birthing Educator
  • Doula Services

New York, NY

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New York City, NY 10023

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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (4)

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D is for Doula is a lactation and postpartum specialist serving the New York area for almost ten years. Sara Newman, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Postpartum Certified Doula, provides education as well as emotional and physical support to families following the birth or adoption of a new baby. Focusing on the family unit as a whole, the D is for Doula's objective is to help minimize postpartum depression, increase the rate of successful breastfeeding, and meet the needs of each unique family. The services offered include newborn care, CPR/First Aid, pets and babies assistance, breastfeeding support, sleep counseling, and education and introduction to local classes in both private and group settings. D is for Doula clients speak highly of the friendly, understanding support and gentle guidance offered to ease worries and build confidence during the significant life transition of a new baby.

Brooklyn, NY 11231

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5.0 (16)

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Brooklyn Birth Arts has offered birth doula and photography services to the New York metro area for almost five years. As a DONA International Certified Birth Doula and professional birth photographer, Heather White provides either birth doula, photography, or a combination of services to meet the unique needs of each family. Her goal is to help mothers transition into parenthood smoothly and confidently, whether that be by offering labor support and postpartum visits, or by documenting the precious first moments during and after birth. Brooklyn Birth Arts received the 2013 Totally Awesome Awards for Best Family Photographer in NYC and Best Doula in NYC. Clients speak highly of Heather’s calming personality, creative spirit, and encouraging guidance.

New York City, NY 10024

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The Daily Doula is an independent prenatal and postpartum doula that has been serving the New York metro and Fairfield County for three years. Margot Simmons, a trained postpartum doula, certified breastfeeding counselor, Sleep Savvy Gentle sleep coach, and child development expert offers nonjudgmental advice, practical tips, and support to families before and after the welcoming of a new baby. Prenatal services include birth plan development support, nursery design, meal preparation, sibling counseling, and resource referrals. Postnatal services include infant care, feeding and lactation support, support group connections, babywearing education, postpartum depression screenings and referrals, aid in finding child care, overnight support, and more. The Daily Doula aims to ensure a calm, confident family unit during the exciting transitional time.

New York City, NY 10025

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Doula Care, a New York City postpartum doula agency, has been offering reliability, accountability, and high-quality care to clients for over 25 years. Owner and director Ruth Callahan uses a selective, considerate approach by hiring doulas who are certified by the Doulas of North America and the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, as well as specialists trained in newborn care and lactation. Each doula at Doula Care completes professional training in infant and maternal care to meet personal needs of every family and ease the transition to parenthood. Doula Care offers services including breastfeeding support, newborn care and education, maternal postnatal care, meal preparation assistance, light housekeeping and errands, and sibling care with a compassionate, nonjudgmental approach. Belly binding and placenta encapsulation services are also available. Clients speak highly of Doula Care’s consistent professionalism, patience, and knowledge.

New York City, NY 10014

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5.0 (20)

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Love Child is a pregnancy care center and yoga studio serving the New York Metro area for almost two years. Love Child specializes in yoga classes for trying, expecting, and new parents. Experienced doula services are available to provide families with physical and emotional support and comfort techniques using an evidence- based approach. Love Child also provides a space for new and expectant parents to build relationships, receive holistic services, and collect information for reproductive health in a nurturing, welcoming environment. Clients consistently recommend Love Child and speak highly of the warm, inspiring atmosphere, educational classes, and opportunity for connections within the community.

11 Windsor Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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5.0 (132)
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5.0 (30)
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5.0 (1)

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Boober is a team of healthcare professionals and consultants offering support to pregnant mothers and new parents in New York City. The company has certified doulas with more than 15 years of experience providing care, including mental health support, lactation support, and continuous presence during labor and childbirth. It also has postpartum doulas available to assist with basic infant and new parent care to help people transition and adjust to parenthood. Boober works with all families, including those welcoming twins or multiples, those adopting, as well as LGBTQ+ families.

Brooklyn, NY 11233

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5.0 (44)
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4.2 (10)
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3.5 (7)

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Ancient Song Doula Services is a nonprofit organization serving the New York metro area for almost a decade that offers quality doula services to women of color and low-income families who otherwise would not be able to afford care. Ancient Song Doula Services aims to empower all mothers, regardless of socioeconomic status, to make healthy choices in their lives. Services offered include workshops, midwifery and gynecological care, antepartum, birth, and postpartum doula services, prison doula services, doula training, and advocacy through community engagement. Ancient Song Doula Services is committed to lowering the infant mortality rate by advocating for mothers, providing them with current information, and challenging the current healthcare systems quality of care. Clients speak highly of the quality advice, calming presence, unwavering support, and passion.

New York City, NY 10025

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Manhattan Birth is a New York metro area birth center that has been providing childbirth preparation, parenting classes and support groups, pregnancy mentoring, lactation consults, and doula services and training for almost a decade. Founder Tanya Wills is a Certified Nurse-Midwife, Women’s Healthcare Nurse Practitioner, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and Yale graduate, who began Manhattan Birth shortly after the birth of her first child. Manhattan Birth understands the tremendous undertaking of raising a child in NYC and uses this awareness to relate to clients on a personal level. The experienced staff is deeply committed to mentoring families by providing current, evidence-based information and resources to work best for their induvial needs. Clients at Manhattan Birth join a conscious community-based in the realities of new parenting and speak highly of Manhattan Birth’s practical, down-to-earth, and passionate approach.

New York City, NY 10026

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5.0 (4)
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5.0 (1)

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Yiska Obadia, experienced birth doula, licensed acupuncturist, and massage therapist, has been practicing in the New York metro area for over a decade. Services offered include acupuncture and massage, birth doula services, and Comforting Touch workshops for Doulas, Expectant Parents, and Babies. She is also the author of the guidebook, Comforting Touch for Birth: A Guide for Doulas and Expectant Parents. Yiska Obadia aims to assist families in having a calm birth experience and empower them to feel safe and informed. She is committed to supporting all birth plans and pain coping strategies so that clients feel confident and respected in their personal birth choices. Clients speak highly of her vast array of knowledge, kind demeanor, and diligent care.

Brooklyn, NY 11222

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5.0 (1)
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5.0 (1)

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Carriage House Birth is a doula collective that has been serving the New York metro area for over six years. Services include birth and postpartum support, certified lactation consults, childbirth education, placenta encapsulation, and birth and postpartum doulas for parents and families. With an emphasis on the greater community, Carriage House Birth believes that it takes a village to raise children and strives to cultivate relationships among members and provide women with a supportive familial system. Carriage House Birth also offers doula training and body work services, which include Reiki healing sessions, craniosacral therapy, and massage therapy. Clients speak highly of Carriage House Birth’s openness, heartfelt support, and relationship-building qualities.

395 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

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Rachel Andre is an experienced birth and postpartum doula, certified lactation counselor, and childbirth educator serving people in New York City and the surrounding areas. She practices mindful, person-centered care for birthing people through pregnancy, birth, and beyond. She focuses on cultivating joy, connection, self-awareness, and autonomy when working with families. Rachel is experienced with high-risk pregnancies, labor inductions, and twin births. She also handles unmedicated, low-intervention, and water births. Rachel welcomes clients who belong to the LGBTQIA+ community. 

  • Certified Lactation Counselor
  • Postpartum Doula
  • Birth doula

Compare our Top Doulas

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
HypnoDoula Maeva
New York City, NYCall for Booking and Pricing
D is for Doula
New York City, NY 10023
Brooklyn Birth Arts
Brooklyn, NY 11231
The Daily Doula
New York City, NY 10024
Doula Care
New York City, NY 10025
Love Child
New York City, NY 10014
Boober
11 Windsor Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Ancient Song Doula Services
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Manhattan Birth
New York City, NY 10025
Yiska Obadia
New York City, NY 10026
Carriage House Birth
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Birth Doula, NYC - Rachel Andre
395 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

FAQs

  • 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.