Laurels
Best Doulas in
New York
2017

Why These Doulas?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored doulas on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best doulas in New York, NY.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Ancient Song Doula Services

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.

Brooklyn, NY(917) 947-8933

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Brooklyn Birth Arts

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.

Brooklyn, NY(917) 821-6473

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Carriage House Birth

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.

Brooklyn, NY(347) 699-0816

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D is for Doula

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.

New York City, NY(917) 597-1633

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Doula Care

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(212) 749-6613

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FABS House

FABS (Family and Birth Support) House provides doula services and childbirth classes to the New York metro area. FABS House strives to offer families qualified emotional support and information during birth and parenting. Doulas give women reassurance by respecting their choices and assisting in developing communication and decision-making skills, whether it be for prenatal, birth, or postpartum services. FABS House also offers parental services which include education, prenatal consulting, postpartum consulting, and support groups. Clients speak highly of the supportive, encouraging nature of the staff and felt confident and prepared for what to expect during this transition.

Rego Park, NY(646) 580-9144

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Love Child

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.

New York City, NY(512) 608-7005

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Manhattan Birth

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(212) 419-3235

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Nurturing Grace Doula Services

Nurturing Grace Doula Services is a New York-based independent doula and lactation counselor. Grace Sealy, Holistic Birth Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, Postpartum Doula, and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, aims to help women through their pregnancy, labor, and after birth and approach the transition into parenthood with knowledge, strength, and joy. Services offered include prenatal, birth, and postpartum doula services including lactation counseling and new parent consultation. Nurturing Grace Doula Services empowers clients with confidence, as they speak highly of Grace’s gentle, empathetic nature, expert insight, and ability to offer advice in a friendly manner.

Brooklyn, NY(347) 423-9505

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The Daily Doula

The Daily Doula is an independent prenatal and postpartum doula that has been serving the New York metro for over two years. Margot Simmons, trained postpartum doula, certified breastfeeding counselor, and Sleep Savvy Gentle sleep coach, 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, light housekeeping, and more. The Daily Doula aims to ensure a calm, confident family unit during the exciting transitional time.

New York City, NY(301) 237-6772

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Yiska Obadia

Yiska Obadia, certified birth doula of North America, acupuncturist, and massage therapist, has been practicing in the New York metro area for over a decade. Services offered include acupuncture and massage, doula services, workshops and retreats, and holistic wellness support. In addition, Acudance, the most recent addition to her services, invites clients to explore the combined therapeutic powers of movement and acupuncture. Yiska Obadia aims to assist women 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.

New York City, NY(914) 450-6692

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