Birth and Postpartum Doula
Every birth marks a new beginning for many elements of life, and I desire to honor, empower and celebrate each family’s journey. From pregnancy to parenting the information and techniques can be overwhelming, and I help families curate an informed experience that is based in joy and works to eliminate fear. I desire for families to know the intimate truth about bringing a new baby into this world and the surprising ways that our lives are changed. My passion for birth began while researching for the birth of my 2 children. Learning about birth transitioned from a hobby to a calling. I support families through any style of birth, and hope for each family to have the best new beginning possible. My degree is in Communications, with a background in non-profit development and youth programming. I served with AmeriCorps, and pursue continuing education opportunities in maternal health, child development, trauma, positive parenting, & wellness. I am trained as a lactation counselor. I love applying what I am learning to provide research-based support.
Birth and Postpartum Doula, Back to Work Coach
Jamie’s desire to become a doula was realized after the birth of her niece. Experiencing the process her sister’s family went through to welcome a new baby into the family, forever changed the way she thought about the birth and postpartum period. That’s when she left the corporate world and began to pursue her inherent passion to support families before, during, and after birth. Then after the birth of her first child, and her own breastfeeding struggles, Jamie became a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor to ensure she had the ability to support families on a deeper level. As a DONA trained birth and postpartum doula, Jamie is devoted to providing a nurturing and positive environment for the families she supports. She is passionate about empowering families to trust their instincts and find comfort and confidence in becoming parents. Jamie spends her free time with her loving and supportive husband and two amazing children, Carter and Riley.
Birth and Postpartum Doula
Sierra is a native New Yorker who has been passionate about supporting families since witnessing her first birth seven years ago. Sierra is a DONA trained doula and has worked as a prenatal and reproductive health educator in health centers throughout New York City. Most recently, she served as the Health Program Coordinator for a community based organization in rural Ghana, focusing on programs developed by community members and related to maternal and child health. Sierra is passionate about creating the space for families to feel in charge and supported from pregnancy to parenthood. She believes in listening deeply as families navigate their individual experience and a larger health system. She is thrilled to be working in collaboration with the amazing doulas at NYC birth village. Sierra received her B.A. in Creative Writing from Goucher College and loves writing, reading, dancing, seeing people create, being outside, hanging with the people she loves, and exploring both new and familiar places.