Supporting Families Through Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Baby Nina's Birth

A birth is more than a life entering this world.  It is the birth of a family.  It is the beginning of the foundation from which this family will forever come from.  We believe that your birth, how you feel, and what happens before, during and after matters.  There are many ways to a healthy mother and baby and ours is a unique path of building confidence and instilling peace throughout the pregnancy, birth and postpartum time.  

Our belief is that the world would benefit from families who felt supported, loved and cared for during their birth.  It is not that every mother should have a natural birth but that every family should have the choice to have the birth that is best for them.  We join families by their side not to prevent an intervention from happening but to make sure that every step of the way they feel informed and assured in the decisions that they are making.  In addition, we want to enhance the role of the partner so that from that moment onward both mother and partner will look back at that intense and beautiful experience as a time where they came together.  At home, we place a focus postpartum on building the family's confidence through a set of visits to provide a smoother transition those first few challenging weeks.  

In the past, we lived in communities where friends and family would tend to the birthing mothers and their families after.  As our world and communities shift, we are overjoyed to fill the role of guide, believer, advocate and friend to so many NYC families throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.  

                                                                                                                                                            ~Narchi and Karla

 

What Clients Say About Our Birth Doula Services

A big thank you to our families who allowed us to share their kind words and beautiful babies!

“Being in labor for 52 hours was mind blowing and you made me feel good about my choices through the whole process. You both made me feel calm, empowered, and focused through what was a very confusing labor for me! Your help in getting me through every single contraction and reminding me every step of the way that I could do it was unbelievable. Your dedication to what we were going through in the moment was very apparent.”

“Your presence after he was born was so amazing. I never imagined having a newborn would be that hard and you helped me every step of the way. It was so important to me to get breastfeeding down and you never wavered in helping me achieve that. You both have such a calm nature and are so nurturing and were just exactly what we needed in those first two weeks. We miss your nurturing presence in our lives already!!”

“It takes very special people to do what you do and I'm so thankful you both entered our lives. You were such an important part of our birthing and postpartum experience and we will never forget what you've done for us!  It was such a great experience working with both of you that I really hope we're still living in NY when we have baby #2 because I can't imagine doing it again without you and it would be so important to me to have you there again!”

“Wonderful experience with Narchi and Karla! Interviewing doulas, we met with Narchi and Karla and decided right away to stop our search!  We felt so comfortable with both of the doulas and found them to be knowledgeable, compassionate, and professional.”

“We are so grateful to Karla and Narchi for helping bring baby into the world and doing everything possible to help us have the birth experience we hoped for.  They were without a doubt the right choice to add to our team, and the perfect doulas to help us welcome our little one into the world!”

“If I could give any pregnant woman one gift 100% guaranteed to make their birth experience better, I'd give Narchi and Karla's doula services. From the first conversation, they adapted to my personality and my needs. They made me feel understood and like my ideas about birth mattered, even though I was a somewhat clueless first-time mom. They worked equally with my husband and me, supporting us both in our roles throughout the pregnancy and birth.”

“I had a chance to work with them individually in sessions leading up to the birth and each meeting was very helpful. Karla happened to be on call for my delivery and she was amazing throughout. She was a strong and confident presence throughout my contractions and helped me get to the hospital in an ideal state. I had a long and arduous labor and delivery and she was there to coach me at each moment.”

“We are so glad we chose Narchi and Karla to be our doulas! Both ladies are warm, experienced, and knowledgeable. Our two prenatal visits were extremely informative and helped us feel much more prepared for birth. And when the day finally came, Narci was amazing--she was an essential member of our team during my surprisingly brief birth.”

“We are so glad we chose Narchi and Karla to be our doulas! Both ladies are warm, experienced, and knowledgeable. Our two prenatal visits were extremely informative and helped us feel much more prepared for birth. And when the day finally came, Narci was amazing--she was an essential member of our team during my surprisingly brief birth.”

“Both Narchi and Karla were available postpartum for phone calls and answered all our questions constantly. They have a great network of lactation consultants and postpartum doulas. All in all they are a great team!”

“They are non-judgmental in every way and respect your personal desires for your birth. I am a physician and it was important to work with someone "evidence-based" and Karla and Narchi fit this so well, especially in comparison with other doulas I interviewed. I felt so comfortable having them throughout my pregnancy and asked them many questions along the way. My husband and I also loved the sessions prior to delivery and found them to be so helpful and informative.”

“Karla and Narchi were always proactively reaching out, checking in on me to see how things were going and sending useful articles and links in the weeks leading up to birth. They remain incredible supports to me when random questions pop up and my husband and I are so grateful to have them. We would give them our absolute highest recommendation and I will most certainly hire them again in my next pregnancy."

“Narchi and Karla make an amazing team. From the very first meeting all through post-partum, their experience, passion and kindness really shined. The two birthing classes we took with them gave us great insight into the different stages of labor and equipped us with a lot of different techniques to cope with pain and stress.”

“Not only did Narchi spend a lot of time at home with us - helping us get a good latch, showing us swaddling techniques etc. - but she also kept checking-in on us the following days. She helped me troubleshoot and de-dramatize the breastfeeding process.”