Francie and Sierra
Tier 2 Doulas (25-50 births attended)
Francie Webb is a mom of two who lives in Harlem. With 14 years as a middle school teacher behind her, she has discovered a new calling after giving birth to her kids. She is a birth and postpartum doula who has trained with both DONA and Doula Trainings International. She is currently training to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). As founder and CEO of TheMilkinMama, and the author of the highly-reviewed book Go Milk Yourself: You Have Power. Express It! she is dedicated to helping parents have more power, more freedom, and less stress. Francie has been called a “360-degree listener;” ensuring that each of her clients feels heard is supremely important to her. Francie loves yoga, meditation, reading, writing, traveling, being outdoors, riding her bike, her large extended family, spending time with friends, date nights with her husband, and food. A native of Virginia who somehow still says "you guys"* instead of "y'all,” Francie graduated from Duke University and earned Masters Degrees from Pace University and Bank Street College of Education. Among other aspirations, she hopes to become a midwife one day.
Sierra Troy-Regier 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.
Francie and Sierra work as a team and their fees are $1,900 (birth support and 4 postpartum visits over one month) or $1,600 (birth support and 2 postpartum visits over the course of 1 week postpartum).
Brianna Burton - Postpartum Doula
My name is Brianna and I reside in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn with my husband, two toddler sons (18 months apart) and mother-in-law. I am a postpartum Doula and trained Breastfeeding Counselor. I look forward to helping you and your family find your niche as you grow together. While pursuing my undergraduate degree I developed a love for informing and encouraging my peers as a Student Health Advisor. I graduated with a Public Health degree from Davidson College in 2011. Upon graduation, I was a Clinical assistant in a Urology office and Registrar in the emergency room. Both opportunities were incredible experiences and I learned a lot. However, neither career filled the void of coaching and education that I so longed for. Having children opened my eyes to the lack of compassionate individuals to help support and educate parents in the postpartum period. Once I learned about the great work that postpartum doulas do, I started the certification process with DONA and have been loving what I do ever since! My hope is that parents who grow with me leave empowered, well-equipped, and more aware of the village that is eager to serve them. When I’m not doula-ing, I love to garden, spend time with my family, take lots of pictures of my sons, and walk around in nature.
Brianna books packages starting at 5 postpartum visits (3 hours each), for $120/visit.
Jullian Buckley - Posptartum Doula
In 2012, after 10 years of working as a nanny, teacher, and writer I was looking for ways to further my education as a childcare provider. Whenever a new mom asked me if what she was feeling was normal, or for help with breastfeeding, or if I thought the baby's head was a funny shape, I wanted to be able to answer with grace and humor, but also training and knowledge, so I went looking for where I could grow as a support person. An internet search led to me to the world of doula support, and I completed my DONA training with Debra Pascali-Bonaro in August of 2012. Whether working with new moms as a doula, sixth grade girls as a teacher, or young incarcerated women as a poetry facilitator, the guiding force in my life has been a belief in the amazing feats women can achieve when given adequate information and loving support. One of the most incredible examples of this is the ability of women to give birth and care for their newborns. As a postpartum doula, I greatly enjoy getting to know my clients and devoting time to talking through their hopes and fears to ensure they are supported mentally, emotionally, and physically during such an amazing and life-changing period.
Jillian books packages starting at 5 postpartum visits (3 hours each), for $150/visit.