A few months ago, I announced my pregnancy to the world and with that came the sudden panic of getting my shit together because this baby is going to have to come out. With my first pregnancy, I worked with an amazing Doula who thanks to her I was able to avoid a C-section. I wanted a natural birth experience and although things didn’t necessarily go according to my plans, I was so thankful having an expert by my side.
So whether you are looking for an unmedicated experience, or medicated, I highly recommend working with a Doula. Not only do they provide support during labor but also prepare you for what’s to come and help you in your postpartum days with breastfeeding and adjusting to your new life as a mom.
I asked my readers for their recs on birth doulas in the NJ area.
If you’re also looking for a more holistic/natural birthing experience we also included Midwives and Birthing Centers in the area.
Manuela is a Certified Maternal Full Spectrum Doula and a Certified Phlebotomist. She also assists in breastfeeding support and is currently a mid-wife student.
Tapestry Birth assists women in preparing for and carrying out her plans for birth. It is a collective of birth professionals founded by Marci Mathew, Cara Birnbaum Harmon, and Lisa Schillo Acevedo.
Their services include provide education and support through pregnancy, birth, and early parenting.They offer doula services, childbirth education, breastfeeding support, workshops and more.
Phone: 202-431- 4784
Myrtle and Flossie is a black-owned brand, built for moms by moms. They specialize in small batch local ethically made and sustainably sourced eco-friendly “slow fashion” apparel and plant based personal care products,. Their focus is “beyond the bump”, while creating a whole new narrative that beauty, fashion, and life don’t end or fade when you age or become a mom, its just the beginning!
Native Folk Doula specializes in fertility support, pregnancy support, birth support, postpartum support, and lactation support.
Ciara is a full spectrum doula, birth educator, midwife and women’s wellness coach. She takes a holistic approach and also specializes in herbal healing.
Jayne Freeman aka MamaRama is a certified childbirth educator, breastfeeding counselor and postpartum doula who specializes in mood disorder prevention. She also teaches newborn care and breastfeeding in groups or privately.
Emily Cohen-Moreira aka Lucy The Laborer is an experienced Certified Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Lactation Counselor in the Greater NYC area. She offers prenatal classes, early pregnancy consultations, doula services, birth plan counseling, lactation support and bath tub rentals.
April Cañete Pavlish aka Morning Star Doula is a trained birth and postpartum doula based in Jersey City, NJ. She offers virtual support sessions, in-person birth support packages, and in-person postpartum support.
Trang Onderdonk is a certified birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator and prenatal yoga instructor. Hoboken Doulas offers birth doula services, postpartum doula services, support for moms, doula packages, child birth classes, prenatal yoga classes, virtual support, and gift certificates!
Latham Thomas is a certified doula and founder of Mama Glow. Mama Glow is New York’s premiere maternity lifestyle brand committed to supporting women along the childbearing continuum.
They offer full spectrum doula support packages, yoga and mindfulness support, personal development and lifestyle coaching, spiritual, self-care and ritual guidance, wellness residency, trainings and corporate consulting.
Poppy Seed Health is all about women’s health and wellness. They provide 24/7 text access to doulas, midwives and nurses. They also offer postpartum and loss support for those in needs.
25 LINDSLEY DR, SUITE 201
MORRISTOWN, NJ 07960
Amanda and Jen manage and operate Mindful Birth. They are both trained through Doulas of North America and are Registered 200-Hr Yoga Teachers , Registered 85-Hr Pre/Postnatal Yoga Teachers and Certified HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educators.
They offer doula services, newborn care, workshops, prenatal nutrition, childbirth education classes and much more.
The Womb Sister LLC provides holistic alternatives for pregnancy, prenatal and postpartum care. Shantel is a certified doula and Central Sterile Technician, Biology Handler and Placenta specialist
Her birthing services include: 24/7 access via phone or email, 2 prenatal visits, on call from 38 – 48 weeks, undivided emotional and physical support throughout labor and delivery.
DoulaViva Births is a collective of maternal health professionals in New Jersey and New York who provide support to families in various stages of parenthood including: fertility health, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and the first year of parenting.
They offer a variety of doula services, from birthing plans, prenatal support, loved one participation preparation and more.
Tribe of Mine founder Renée Pizzuto is a certified holistic birth doula, certified breast feeding consultant, new born and parenting educator. She offers a variety of doula services and packages from prenatal, breastfeeding and more.
25 Lindsley Drive, Morristown, NJ 07960
Our Birthing Center delivers care in a spa-like setting where care providers, usually midwives, will provide family-centered care to low risk pregnant women. Our midwives and staff subscribe to the “wellness” model of birth, which means that they provide continuous, supportive care and interventions will only be used when medically necessary.
716 Broad Street, Suite 1D, Clifton, NJ 07012
The Childbirth and Women’s Wellness Center is a premier nurse-midwifery practice in Clifton, New Jersey, led by Lonnie Morris, CNM, ND, FACNM, and Kate Keller, MSN, CNM.
The practice is proud to be one of the oldest in New Jersey and has one of the most experienced midwives in the nation.
Childbirth and Women’s Wellness Center offers prenatal care, postpartum care, family planning, water birth and much more
51 Newark Street Suite 205, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Midwives of NJ is a premier New Jersey Midwifery Practice that specializes in Home birth, Water birth, Birth Center Birth and VBAC. They offer labor support, postpartum support, lactation counseling, and much more.
Phone: (201) 499-7119