Doula Support

When you feel tension arising, it means its time to ask for help
— Kristy Zadrozny

Our group practice model, ensures you that all of our doulas have the same advanced training, no matter their experience level, and they embody the values that are cornerstone to our practice. We have ongoing supervision and accountability meetings, so whomever you hire, you are getting the wisdom and support of the whole team. 

ExpectingNYC aims to reduce stress and anxiety surrounding the perinatal period, build confidence in our clients and to create opportunities for our clients to connect with other folks, building community and ongoing supportive friendships. 

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BENEFITS OF HAVING A DOULA

  • Likelihood of a cesarean section reduced by 50%
  • Length of labor reduced by 25%
  • Oxytocin and synthetic Pitocin use reduced by 40%
  • Use of narcotics reduced by 30%
  • 30% reduction in the use of forceps
  • Epidurals reduced by 60%

(sources: americanpregnancy.org, wellnessmama.com, evidencebasedbirth.com)

ExpectingNYC’s doulas are trained and supervised by our founder Kristy Zadrozny. We are committed to providing evidenced based, open-hearted support for our clients, this means we offer regular advanced trainings to our staff and work collaboratively with OB's, Midwives and hospitals all over NYC.   

We understand our role as emotional and physical support, and are serious about helping you form a strong birth team, which includes loved ones, your care provider, and hospital staff.

We never make medical decisions for you instead we help you understand and receive the information that is presented at your place of birth. Our experience has proven to help families have a smooth transition from pregnancy to parenthood.


Fertility

It doesn’t happen often but sometimes our clients hire us before they are even pregnant! At this point, our role is focused on helping to identify the kind of birth you envision for yourself by steering you towards a place of birth and recommendations for care providers that might suit your needs. We have also supported women going through the process of egg freezing and IVF in the capacity of preparation, accompaniment to/from the fertility clinic and emotional support as they go through the process.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have regarding pregnancy and birth in NYC. 


Our Method

We have learned that preparation is key to a satisfying birth and postpartum experience. That is why our Labor and Postpartum doulas follow the same method of preparation, while adding their own gifts to the process, our team gives you an easy to understand, yet thorough preparation method that is curated specifically for you. 

 

Service Details

  • Individually curated, in home birth and postpartum preparation meetings

  • Dedicated on call support, including phone and email support

  • Birth and postpartum support when you need us most

  • Initial Breastfeeding facilitation

  • Continued breastfeeding support visits scheduled at the most important stages in milk productions and babies adjustments


Labor Support

Experience levels include Apprentice, New Entry, Experienced and Master Doulas. 

Labor Doula Steps

  1. Give us a call to talk about service and support options (212) 475-0709
  2. Schedule your consultation at the office

It's a match!

  1. Schedule your in home prenatal visits directly with your doula, the first visit is at 32-34 weeks and the second visit is at 34-37 weeks, we work with your schedule
  2. On call support from 38 weeks until you give birth (approx. 30 days on call)
  3. The birth followed by immediate breastfeeding assistance
  4. Continued breastfeeding support scheduled at crucial intervals

Check out our FAQs for more information on our support methods including back up doula coverage, partnership models and client handsbook.

 

Postpartum Doulas

ExpectingNYC’s we are here to tell you that the postpartum time can be challenging, We highly suggest setting up a solid support structure for the postpartum time. This can include a visiting postpartum doula, family support baby nurse or even household help. Our postpartum preparation class can help you understand the kind of support you might need for this time.

Our Postpartum doulas are trained in the nuance and intricacies of taking care of a newborn. Our job is to be with you during this transition so that you can feel confident in your abilities as a new parent. 

Postpartum Visits are usually 3-4 hours and include: 

 

 

If you feel like you might want a Postpartum Doula that can offer a more in depth postpartum support, please contact us.