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  • Contact Us | The Doula Cooperative of Rochester

    What's Next? Once you submit our contact form, the following things will happen: ​ If you're looking for doula support, your information will be shared with our cooperative members. Doulas who are available around your estimated arrival date will email you to set up a complimentary consultation. You may receive 2 or 20 emails depending on who is available. It is common for pregnant people to meet with a few doulas to determine who they'd feel most comfortable working with. When you're ready to hire one of the doulas you've met with, you can contact them directly to sign their client agreement and pay their fee. ​ ​ PLEASE NOTE : If you don't hear from anyone within 2 days of your initial inquiry, please email doulacooperativeofrochester@gmail.com and let us know. We will do our best to try to connect you with a doula that's right for you! Contact Us NAME EMAIL PHONE LOCATION (city/town) I am... Choose an option arrow&v Baby's estimated date of arrival or birthdate What else would you like to share with us? Submit SKIP THE WAIT! You can contact any doula from the "Meet the Doula" page directly to set up a complimentary consultation to determine if working together would be a good fit. Go to Meet the Doulas Page!

  • Bridget Strub, CD(DONA), LCCE

    Birth Doula Profile Meet Bridget Strub, CD(DONA), LCCE Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Hospital-Grade Breast Pump Rentals Bridget is passionate about supporting families in the Rochester area. She has been a doula since 2015 and a childbirth educator since 2018. She has worked in home and hospital birth settings and has supported births of all kinds. Bridget believes that peace can prevail in birth and parenthood, regardless of the specifics of the situation, and she views her role as a catalyst to help that happen. She supports her clients with a calm strength and physiologically supportive, evidence-based approach. Wildflower Birth Support http://www.wildflowerbirth.co (585) 880-5387 bridgetthedoula@gmail.com

  • Meet the Doulas Near Me | The Doula Cooperative of Rochester

    Meet the Doulas Choose from the options below to meet the birth or postpartum doulas in our Cooperative. If you need help connecting with someone, please feel free to contact us and let us know specifically what you're looking for. Meet the Birth Doulas Meet the Postpartum Doulas Hiring A Doula ​ You are welcome to contact any of the doulas directly to set up a complimentary consultation. It is never too early to contact a potential doula! Our schedules can fill up quickly, so if you feel a particular connection to someone, contact them soon to ensure their availability! ​ A doula consultation, is a good opportunity to ask any questions you might have about a doula's experiences, approach and philosophy. It is also a time to learn whether or not you feel that the two of you would be a good fit in working together. Once you've decided which doula you'd like to hire, you can contact them directly. Most doulas have clients sign an agreement of services and pay a portion of their fee up front. In general, the remainder of the fee is due prior to services are rendered. A Note About Doula Fees Doula fees are set by each individual doula, team or agency. The average fee in the Rochester area for birth doulas is around $1,000 and $30-$35 for postpartum doulas. The bulk of these fees are formulated by the nature of what their services entail: Unlimited text, email & phone support throughout time of contract Prenatal and postpartum visits On call access to birth doulas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from 38 weeks until baby is 1-2 weeks old Availability for continuous care throughout the entirety of your labor and birth regardless of whether or not it's a few hours or a few days Childcare costs, travel fees, administrative and business costs, etc. Level of experience and training There is a misconception that newer doulas can offer their services for free. However, to create a sustainable work environment for themselves and their community, most new doulas establish a fee that provides them with a living wage. If you are concerned about paying the fee for doula support services, please consider the following: What items could you sell, or could you host a garage sale, to cover the cost? Could you put doula support on your shower registry? Do you or your family members have any services that could be exchanged for a portion of the fee? ​ Some doulas do work with sliding scale fees or are able to exchange goods or services for their support. Some doulas state this and/or their fee on their individual websites. Please contact the doula you are interested in to inquire further. ​

  • Kerela Jones - Certified Holistic Doula (The Matrona)

    Birth Doula Profile Meet Kerela Jones - Certified Holistic Doula (The Matrona) Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula I am a birth and postpartum doula. I hold Holistic Birth and Postpartum Doula certifications through The Matrona and I am also Bradley Childbirth educated. I have been passionate about natural, physiological childbirth since the birth of my first son. I am a calm, steady and encouraging presence to each family I support. I will work with you during pregnancy to answer questions, share resources for education and provide emotional and physical support for both you and your partner throughout your entire labor and delivery. I truly believe in the natural process of birth and that a woman’s body knows instinctually how to birth. I am a believer in the process of evidence-based birth and trust that each of us hold the knowledge and wisdom within ourselves to birth our baby and make decisions surrounding this transformative time. Sometimes we just need a little reassurance along the way! Natural Beginnings Birth Support https://bkj575.wixsite.com/website 585-784-0291 kerelajones@gmail.com

  • Thank You | The Doula Cooperative of Rochester

    Thank You! If you don't hear from anyone within 2 days of your initial inquiry, please call (585) 234-0164 and let us know. We will do our best to try to connect you with a doula that's right for you!

  • Molly Deutschbein, LMT, CST, CD

    Birth Doula Profile Meet Molly Deutschbein, LMT, CST, CD Birth Doula, Fertility Doula, Pregnancy Bodywork, Spinning Babies AWARE Practitioner, Postpartum bodywork I am a full spectrum doula. I am certified as a Holistic Doula by the Matrona, and have completed DONA's birth doula training. I have advanced Spinning Babies and Arvigo Abdominal Therapy training to promote optimal baby/uterus/pelvis relationships in pregnancy and birth. I offer you the benefit of my 30 years of experience - as a pregnant and nursing parent, a childbirth educator, a breastfeeding counselor, a bodyworker and a birth attendant (doula). Preparing yourself and your family for a new family member is a big job and I have lots of tools for you. My bodywork practice specializes in reproductive health, fertility challenge, pregnancy and newborns. See my website for more details. Spirit Organic http://www.spiritorganic.net (585)746-4682 wellness@spiritorganic.net

  • 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 jmkdoula@gmail.com

  • Julie Hobart

    Birth Doula Profile Meet Julie Hobart Birth and Postpartum Doula, Massage Therapist After devoting many years to massage therapy and holistic body work, I have realized that the balance between good health, career, relationships and spirituality are vital. I found a passion for working with expecting mothers and attended a birth doula training in February 2021. I then continued on to also take my postpartum doula training. I enjoy being able to guide birthing people from pregnancy through postpartum and provide a sense of calm when everything can feel so overwhelming. My goal as a doula is to help you feel empowered and support you through your birth and postpartum journey. I also continue to grow my prenatal massage practice in Victor. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling. Healing Hands Wellness Studio https://healinghandsvictor.com/ 5859759904 hobartlmt@gmail.com

  • Mindy Class, CD(DONA), CLC

    Postpartum Doula Profile Meet Mindy Class, CD(DONA), CLC Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula Mindy Class, CD(DONA), CLC Mindy began her Doula career in 2016 after the birth of her fourth child. She has always been fascinated with pregnancy and birth and knew she wanted to continue that passion and help others. Mindy believes every woman should have the opportunity to have an empowering and fulfilling birth experience. Mindy is a certified birth Doula through DONA International and has attended both hospital and home births. She also has a special interest in breastfeeding which led her on the path to becoming a Certified Lactation Counselor. She is also passionate about serving moms during the fourth trimester as a postpartum doula. She knows that during this time families need extra care and support. Mindy is also a member of the Rochester Doula Cooperative and serves on the Steering Committee as the referral coordinator. In her spare time, or when not running her kids to sporting activities and events, Mindy enjoys movies, crafting, baking and reading. Mindy is also very involved in volunteering in her community, she serves on boards for her local preschool and sports clubs. Mindy feels so grateful to be part of such a wonderful birthing community. ​ (585)576-9200 mindyclass@hotmail.com

  • Julie Hobart

    Postpartum Doula Profile Meet Julie Hobart Birth and Postpartum Doula, Massage Therapist After devoting many years to massage therapy and holistic body work, I have realized that the balance between good health, career, relationships and spirituality are vital. I found a passion for working with expecting mothers and attended a birth doula training in February 2021. I then continued on to also take my postpartum doula training. I enjoy being able to guide birthing people from pregnancy through postpartum and provide a sense of calm when everything can feel so overwhelming. My goal as a doula is to help you feel empowered and support you through your birth and postpartum journey. I also continue to grow my prenatal massage practice in Victor. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling. Healing Hands Wellness Studio https://healinghandsvictor.com/ 5859759904 hobartlmt@gmail.com

  • Caitlan Wilber

    Postpartum Doula Profile Meet Caitlan Wilber Postpartum Doula I am a DONA-trained Postpartum Doula and owner of Sage Support. No experience of my life has been as foundation-rattling as having my first child. My husband and I lived far from family and friends, and - like most - our family had other day-to-day responsibilities that kept them busy. Add in a (short) NICU stay, early feeding challenges, and insufficient paternity leave, and I was a mess. In those early days, in between visits from our mothers and sisters, I constructed a tiny village of “nice ladies” - lactation consultants, speech language pathologists, and a weekly breastfeeding group - to put myself back together and stabilize my daughter’s eating. Through that process, I learned about the work of postpartum doulas. I believe that our country needs significant policy changes that better support families, birthing people, and infants. In the meantime, postpartum doulas can help fill that gap. I went through DONA postpartum doula and breastfeeding training in January 2021, and I’m working on the final requirements to be fully certified. Sage Support http://www.sagesupportdoula.com 585-678-1241 caitlan@sagesupportdoula.com

  • Morgan Moy M.S., CCC-SLP/L TSSLD

    Postpartum 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 https://www.facebook.com/themoyyouknow 5853148526 themoyyouknow@gmail.com

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