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  • Ashley Wyffels

    Postpartum Doula Profile Meet Ashley Wyffels Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Childbirth Educator Growing up I always knew I wanted to work with babies. I went on to get a degree in early childhood development and have worked in the childcare field for over 10 years with infants. After becoming a certified pediatric sleep consultant in 2019 and working with many families, I realized there was so much more I could do to help parents thrive. This led me down the path of becoming a birth and postpartum doula. Educating and supporting families is my passion and I feel very privileged to get to do this work! My goal as a birth doula is to inform and support parents so they feel heard and remember birth as a happy experience. I was fortunate enough to have a positive birth experience when I had my daughter in 2014 but I know that is not the case for everyone. I would love to be able to change that. My goal as a postpartum doula is to make the transition of having a new baby as smooth as possible. I also have a degree in Early Childhood development, I am a certified pediatric sleep consultant and work as a nanny. I plan to become a certified lactation counselor in the future as well. I grew up in the Victor area and just built a house in Farmington where I live with my family of 3. We have a beautiful, sassy daughter who is my reason for being and keeps me always striving to do more! Doulas and Beyond 5854691782

  • Bert Kiehle

    Birth Doula Profile Meet Bert Kiehle Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula Bert is a new Birth and Postpartum doula, but has had birth-work in her heart since she was a little girl. Once she learned what a doula was, she knew this was her ultimate calling! She believes that pregnant and birthing people are the most sacred and precious members of our society and is honored to be invited to join families in their process. Bert is working toward her DONA Certification and accepting both birth and postpartum clients. ​ 5857492718

  • Janet McAdoo

    Postpartum Doula Profile Meet Janet McAdoo Post Partum Doula HI there! I am the youngest of 8 kids and oldest of 22 nieces and nephews. Being around children is second nature to men and a joy. I have three beautiful kiddos of my own who are now 22, 19 and 15. We homeschooled them all the way through and I am delighted to have the time to support and love younger mamas at this point in my life. I also teach part time in the city school district. ​ 5857501705

  • Kirsten Elting -BA, CD(DONA), LCCE, CLEC, CLC

    Postpartum Doula Profile Meet Kirsten Elting -BA, CD(DONA), LCCE, CLEC, CLC Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Educator and Counselor Kirsten has had the honor to attend many births since becoming a certified birth doula with DONA International in 2003. She has supported families during births at home and at the hospital. Her passion for all things pregnancy and birth related also led her to becoming a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator in 2004, a Certified Lactation Educator and Counselor in 2008, and another breastfeeding certification, Certified Lactation Counselor in 2021. In 2007 she gave birth naturally to her own beautiful daughter with the support of two wonderful doulas. ​ 585-750-4549

  • Heather Acomb

    Postpartum Doula Profile Meet Heather Acomb Postpartum Doula, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Instructor Heather understands from her own postpartum experience how important this sacred period is for recovery— physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In addition, her years of training, teaching, and self-practice in the field of somatics gives her the necessary empathetic tools to support your labor and childbirth recovery in the immediate days and weeks postpartum. She is a dance educator, hatha yoga instructor, and holistic wellness practitioner. ​ (585) 455-5231

  • Jenna Roberge-karns

    Birth Doula Profile Meet Jenna Roberge-karns Birth Doula Jenna has been a birth doula for 1 year, but has taught child and family development classes for 5 years. She is well versed in compassion, active listening, and comfort measures; such as the rebozo. She values each of her clients and does her best to ensure her clients have the birth they want. Jenna is dedicated to furthering her education and training, while pursuing her certification through DONA International. Roc birth support 5852980545

  • LaKeisha Washington, MPA, CD(DONA)

    Birth Doula Profile Meet LaKeisha Washington, MPA, CD(DONA) Birth Doula, Birth Photography, Placenta Services LaKeisha Washington, MPA, CD(DONA) is very passionate about maternal health and birth. She is a wife, and a mother; it was through her very different birthing experiences, she found her love for birth. LaKeisha’s goal as a birth doula is to support expecting families navigate through the pregnancy, birth, and post-pregnancy process by ensuring they have all the information they need to make informed decisions about their care and to support them along the way. When not at a birth, she enjoys reading, swimming and spending time with her family. She is a DONA International Certified Birth Doula and is also a National Black Doulas Association (NBDA) Certified Placenta Practitioner. She also has a Master of Science degree from SUNY Brockport in Public Administration. Flower City Doula Services, LLC 585-340-7574

  • Morgan Moy M.S., CCC-SLP/L TSSLD

    Birth Doula Profile Meet Morgan Moy M.S., CCC-SLP/L TSSLD Birth and Postpartum Doula care In 2018, I gave birth to my daughter through an unexpected cesarean section. Only after this did I realize there was so much more to birth than the average person knows. After my birth, I wanted to use my experiences as a way to support others through their birth journey. This led me to find my passion and I attended both birth and postpartum doula trainings, and since then have begun attending births. My goal as a birth and postpartum doula is to inform parents and parents-to-be on their choices during pregnancy, birth, and beyond. I also aspire to become a certified lactation consultant to complement my doula services. Besides my passion for birth, I also work as a speech language pathologist with a specialization in pediatric feeding therapy. As a little bit more about me, I married my high school sweetheart, whom I met when we were both attending West Irondequoit high school. We still live in the area and plan to live here for the years to come. In my spare time I like to crochet, walk our dogs, and swim with my daughter. The Moy You Know Doula Care & The Doula Duo 585 314 8526

  • Christine Landers, BD, HCHD, PES

    Birth Doula Profile Meet Christine Landers, BD, HCHD, PES Birth Doula, Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist My friends and family will tell you I am a strong woman of many talents and interests. I am a wife, a mother, a wine lover, and a New York Giants fan (LOL!). But above all else, I love working with, and caring for, people. I am also a Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula, Birth Doula, and a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist. I assist birthing families with Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis techniques for comfortable childbirth experience. As your doula, I will be an advocate for you throughout your labor and birth journey. You will have the information and support to make educated decisions for you and your baby. You will be fully prepared to have a safe, memorable, and joyful birth. Becoming a doula has been a dream of mine since giving birth to my daughter, Jessica. I was a teenager, and my labor/birth experience was fast and very scary. I had no idea what was going on, my doctor was not present, and I was treated awful by the staff… except for the midwife. Through her care, coaching and reassurance, I was able to control my birth and my daughter was born safely. I resolved to one day provide that same care and support to others during labor and birth. Everyone deserves a birth that is calm, peaceful, and full of joy. That is my goal as a Birth Doula! Majestic Doula Care (585) 738-5673

  • Breonna Orum, Birth Doula (NBDA) Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Licensed Waxing Specialist

    Birth Doula Profile Meet Breonna Orum, Birth Doula (NBDA) Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Licensed Waxing Specialist Antepartum Care, Postpartum Doula In-home Care, Belly Casting Artist, Person Care Waxing, Nesting Care Services, Placenta Encapsulation/ Keepsake Specialist Hi! I am Breonna also known as Doula BOJ. What an amazing collaborative to be apart of! So, I guess I can introduce myself. I have been a doula for quite some time and I love "what I doula." I am a mom of 3 beautiful babies ages 9, 4 and 3 and they are the root of my purpose in "my mom's" lives. My hobbies include reading, dancing around my house while cleaning, and catching an open mic/ karaoke night as time permits. I love to laugh and enjoy time with large groups of families and friends. I was raised in a home with 2 mommies and I married my best-friend. My kids and I love a good movie night with snacks and cozy blankets. I have had the luxury of recently becoming a plant mom and a football mom as well. I am certified doula and the CEO and Founder of DO LAH LAH where our focus is mom, baby and dad too! We focus on companionship in the antepartum stage as it is the doorbell to mom's journey, the birth that is the entrance to anew, and the postpartum stage when the door have closed and life with your little one has begun. Our mission is to make holistic care possible for ALL moms, so that caring for their babies can be as stress-free as possible. Our vision is to create a place for moms and their families to go before, during and after birth to receive care at all stages of pregnancy where they feel included, supported and cared for to effectively and successfully meet their parenting goals. I look forward to meeting you and your family. DO LAH LAH 585-303-6201

  • Tamara L Albert, CD(DONA), LCCE

    Birth Doula Profile Meet Tamara L Albert, CD(DONA), LCCE Birth Doula, Childbirth preparation classes Tamara believes the process of birth is “labor” – work that should not be done alone. The value of labor support in the form of a loving husband (or coach) and a doula is immeasurable. She is passionate to help women have the kind of birth they desire. Tamara has been a certified doula with DONA (Doulas of North America) since 2003, a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) since 2003, and has attended over 100 births - and counting! Additionally, she has a Bachelor of Science from Roberts Wesleyan College. Tamara is blessed to have an amazing husband and five incredible children. She absolutely LOVES working with pregnant couples! Childbirth: A Joyful Experience 585-503-7984

  • Emily Rockcastle

    Postpartum Doula Profile Meet Emily Rockcastle Postpartum Doula As a postpartum doula and community health advocate, my goal is to empower and nurture the well-being of my clients, while providing professional referrals and resources before, during and after your care ends. With over 20 years of experience working alongside families, I have cultivated the keen ability to weave together customized, hands-on care and support during the intimate postpartum period and beyond. My extensive background as a nanny has given me the know-how to incorporate tried and true tricks that will help organize your home before the arrival of your newest family member(s). With my culinary background, I create meals and snacks that nourish the whole family. Let me make life a little easier by stocking your freezer with delicious, homemade goodness! I believe that food is medicine. As your postpartum doula, I offer sibling and pet care, as well as assistance with household duties - running errands, grocery shopping, laundry and lite cleaning. The postpartum period is a beautiful time of bonding and rest for every family member. It is my passion and intent to offer gentle support and guidance during the initial days and weeks after birth. I am currently available throughout the week, from 7am-11pm, for in-home care: each visit includes 4-5 hours of support. To learn more about my offerings or to create a package that best suits your individual postpartum goals, please contact me. I look forward to joining you on this journey. ​ 617.690.9477

  • Julia L. Talarico, LMSW

    Birth Doula Profile Meet Julia L. Talarico, LMSW Childbirth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Counseling Julia L. Talarico is a fully certified childbirth and postpartum doula. Julia is also licensed as a master social worker, with experience in school social work in Rochester. That additional experience in the mental health field is what sets Julia apart. Julia’s social work background provides her the foundation that allows her to educate, support, and encourage others. She’ll be your guide and empower you every step of the way. Julia strongly believes that women’s rights are human rights, love is love, black lives matter, science is real, no human is illegal and kindness is everything. Julia appreciates that a pregnant individual knows their body best. If you’re looking for a doula with a diverse background in mental health and a passion for social justice, Julia is now accepting new clients. Dear Doula 5855071698

  • Jennie Kieffer, CLC, CD(DONA), CVD(TVL)

    Birth Doula Profile Meet Jennie Kieffer, CLC, CD(DONA), CVD(TVL) Birth Doula, Birth Photographer, Lactation Counselor Jennie’s favorite word is “empowered”. Through birth, lactation, and photography work she strives to help every client feel safe, supported, and confident. She believes that the only right way to birth is the way the feels right to you. Through education and communication, Jennie focuses her doula work on trauma informed, client centered care. Initially certified through DONA, Jennie has since found passion in working with births after cesarean. After completing the required training, she received her Advanced VBAC Doula certification in 2021 and leads a monthly support group at Beautiful Birth Choices for cesarean and VBAC parents. Jennie is a member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers and offers maternity, birth, fresh 48, newborn, and family photography services. Jennie is also a certified lactation counselor, trained postpartum doula, and educator. In her spare time, Jennie loves spending time outdoors with her husband and two children. ​ 5853976805

  • Join the Doula Co-Op | The Doula Cooperative of Rochester

    Become A Member It takes a village Doula work can be some of the most fulfilling areas of work you may ever find yourself in, but it can also be some of the most isolating and draining. We can't sustain this work without the support of other professionals who understand and can hold space for us as we navigate the ins and outs of this great support work. Benefits of Membership Informal mentorship and networking opportunities with other doulas and birth professionals Supportive community (in person and online) to process experiences with and learn from ​ Educational opportunities to increase knowledge and enhance professional skills Option to have profile and contact information featured on Doula Cooperative website Learn More Doula Membership $ 50 50$ Every year Join Now Join us for our monthly doula meeting! ​ 7 PM Second Thursday of the Month* Contact us for location information *Check the Doula Cooperative Facebook Group for occasional changes to dates or location.

  • Phyllis Sharp CD(DONA), CLC

    Birth Doula Profile Meet Phyllis Sharp CD(DONA), CLC Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Placenta Specialist, Lactation Support, Childbirth Classes Phyllis discovered a fiery zeal for birth at age 17. She knew that she wanted to uplift those who were experiencing pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum. ​ Feeling called to serve those in her community, She became a DONA Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator and a Certified Lactation Counselor. ​ Phyllis use’s her education to specialize in Prenatal and Postpartum education as well as comfort measures in labor and general lactation support. ​Phyllis is a wife, a mother of five and grandmother to 9 beautiful children. Her goal is to extend her love for her family into her community so that her clients feel empowered, educated & supported during their journey into motherhood. Having been on this journey herself , many times, she knows that it can occasionally feel overwhelming to mom and/or the entire family to navigate the process of birth and postpartum, However her hope is to be there, through every aspect of it, to create stability, peace and growth. Birth work is Phyllis’ life, her joy and she not only embraces it but wholeheartedly loves it! As our relationship with each other grows, it is her hope that we will begin as strangers but quickly become family! Royalty Birth Services,LLC 5859696133

  • Erin Hegeman, Advanced Holistic Doula

    Postpartum Doula Profile Meet Erin Hegeman, Advanced Holistic Doula Postpartum Doula After the birth of her first child 2,500 miles away from family, Erin realized the importance of having others around to help during this important 4th trimester time period. A new baby brings many changes whether that baby is your first or fifth! A postpartum doula can provide support in many different areas to smooth this transition and help parents feel supported. Erin first trained as a postpartum doula in 2016 and became advance certified in 2018. ​ 3155731900

  • Ashley Wyffels

    Birth Doula Profile Meet Ashley Wyffels Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Childbirth Educator Growing up I always knew I wanted to work with babies. I went on to get a degree in early childhood development and have worked in the childcare field for over 10 years with infants. After becoming a certified pediatric sleep consultant in 2019 and working with many families, I realized there was so much more I could do to help parents thrive. This led me down the path of becoming a birth and postpartum doula. Educating and supporting families is my passion and I feel very privileged to get to do this work! Doulas and Beyond 5854691782

  • Joanna Jackson (BAI, CAPPA)

    Birth Doula Profile Meet Joanna Jackson (BAI, CAPPA) Birth Doula (BAI) Postpartum Doula (CAPPA) Nesting Party Coordinator Joanna discovered her passion for birth work over a decade ago as she served families with multiples in their homes for years! Her sought-after calm confidence, expertise and enthusiastic spirit led Joanna to become a Postpartum Doula (CAPPA, 2017) and a Birth Doula (BAI, 2022) to passionately serve our Greater Rochester, NY birthing community! Joanna believes birth is a normal life event and is a mind, body and spiritual passage that our loved ones have accomplished successfully for generations! You will find Joanna in homes with families practicing techniques, providing support, and coordinating the postpartum weeks ahead of time, so you are well prepared! She is the warm, inviting and knowledgable support you want in your corner before, during and after birth! She provides direct support during labor and delivery, putting into action the skills and techniques you've spent weeks planning and practicing with her beforehand. Working with Joanna you can expect a personalized approach to care as she meets you where you are in your journey. You will notice how she trusts your intuition and works with your team to grow the trust, knowledge and confidence desired by birthing people and their partners to ensure you strut into birth well informed and equipped! Life Room Doula 585-340-7440

  • Michelle Grosodonia Maiola

    Postpartum Doula Profile Meet Michelle Grosodonia Maiola Full Spectrum Doula, Pre-Birth, Birth and Postpartum, Pre-Postnatal Yoga, Reiki Healing Michelle is a birth, postpartum, and full spectrum doula. She is passionate about the birth process and making birth inclusive for everyone. She seeks to support the birthing person as well as anyone else who is part of their journey. It was during her yoga teacher training prenatal section in 2013 that Michelle fell in love with how the body changes during birth. Since then she has been studying and furthering her knowledge of birth, yoga and energy healing. She is extremely honored to be able to hold space for those who are going through their fertility journey. Michelle is a registered yoga teacher and Reiki Master. She incorporates all of these into what she brings to a postpartum visit. She loves sports (especially the buffalo bills) her family/heritage and has a passion for learning. ​ 5859443474

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