Postpartum Doulas

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Gentle Beginnings

Lauren Amand

Gentle Beginnings
laurenamand@gmail.com
more info

Gentle Beginnings
laurenamand@gmail.com
401-480-2460
Training/Certification Organization:  Doulas of North America, Certified Bradley Method Childbirth Educator

Geographical Area Served: All of RI and Southeastern MA

Services Provided: Birth doula support, Postpartum doula support, group and private childbirth education.

Personal Statement: I believe in the natural process of labor and birth. Giving birth provides women an opportunity for self-discovery and to strengthen the couples bond. Women remember their children's births for the rest of their lives. I strive to help make that memory a beautiful one and a source of strength for each woman and each couple. I have been a certified childbirth educator since 2003 after having been inspired by the beautiful, empowering births of my own children. My desire to support women and couples through this transforming process naturally grew into providing doula support. I have been providing birth and postpartum doula support since 2005 with the same philosophy that honors their experience and individuality. I am committed to educating women and couples about their options for gentle birth, helping them build trust in the natural process & providing nurturing doula support. With these ideals I have supported over 150 women and their partners

Barefoot Mama

Megan Bain

Barefoot Mama
meg@barefootmama.net
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BarefootMama.net
meg@barefootmama.net
401-486-6967

Geographical Area Served: Rhode Island and SE Connecticut

Services Provided: Birth Doula, Overnight Postpartum Doula, Placenta Encapsulation, Babywearing and Cloth Diapering information

Becoming a doula was something that caught me by surprise. While I was pregnant, I realized that I needed more information about birth and my options. After the birth of my daughter, I felt a shift within myself and began taking steps towards a pretty big career change! (I had been teaching preschool for six years). I now find myself immersed in this amazing birth world and loving every minute. I enjoy helping families learn about their options and supporting them on their own, individual journeys. I believe birth is an amazing and empowering process. My job as a doula is to support families as they make choices about the kind of birth and postpartum experiences they would like to have.

NightLight Doula

Paulette Butler

NightLight Doula
paulette@nightlightdoula.com
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NightLight Doula
paulette@nightlightdoula.com

401-441-9880
Training/Certification Organization: Doulas of North America

Geographical Area Served: Rhode Island and S.E. Massachusetts.

Services Provided: Overnight postpartum care for newborns and their parents.
Certified Lactation Counselor providing breastfeeding education/support before and after birth.
Certified "Becoming Us" facilitator, preparing expecting couples for the journey of parenthood.

Personal Statement:  Professional parents have careers and businesses to run; sometimes total "maternity leave" is not possible. I come to your home in the evening and stay until you're ready to start your day, allowing you to get rejuventated sleep to carry on!
Other reasons for my overnight services:

  • New parents without local extended family.
  • First time parents with limited newborn experience.
  • Parents with other children to care for.
  • Delivery via c-section.
  • Unforseen medical complications.
  • Mothers returning to the workplace.
  • Couples with a partner that travels.
  • Twins!

I'll monitor and soothe your precious newborn all night long, bringing baby to mom for nursing or lovingly bottle feed. Enjoy the luxury of rolling over and going back to deep sleep. You receive a detailed report in the morning.

After many roles and careers involving moms and babies, I'm a confident postpartum doula. I help you build confidence and enjoy motherhood to its fullest!

I'm a mom of two adult children and grandmother of two boys.

 


RMT Beautiful Birth

Jennah Hubbell

RMT Beautiful Birth
jennahhubbell@gmail.com
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RMT Beautiful Birth
jennahhubbell@gmail.com
401-374-4972

Geographical Area Served:   Rhode Island, S.E. Massachusetts

Services Provided:  Birth doula, labor support, postpartum doula, Rieki (energy work), Rieki for Fertility

I have been fascinated with pregnancy and childbirth for as long as I can remember. Inspired by my daughters's birth back in 2009, I decided to become a doula and nourish a life-long dream to support women and their partners before, during and after the birth of their child. Childbirth is such an amazing, incredible journey and I feel honored to be a doula. I believe that each pregnancy is unique. In my work as a doula, I strive to meet each of my clients' needs based on their individual circumstances. In addition to my doula work, I have achieved a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Ecomomics from Empire State College in New York, which I utilized at my family's child care center for the last decade. Additionally, I am a Reiki Master/Teacher. Reiki is a form of energy work, it is gentle and a very effective form of promoting a relaxed state. I am happy to use Reiki with a client during their labor if they express an interest.

Mama's Instincts

Jacquie Procopio

Mama's Instincts
jacquie@mammasinstincts.com
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Mamma's Instincts
jacquie@mammasinstincts.com
401-388-0478
Training/Certification Organization: Doulas of North America

Geographical Area Served: Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, and Southeastern Connecticut

Services Provided:
My postpartum doula services are comprised of a variety of emotional, physical, and practical support measures that I draw from to meet the needs of your individual family. It is not unusual to be overwhelmed and not know exactly what you need. To determine these needs I will listen to your story and work with you and your family to develop a plan for postpartum care.

Personal Statement:
My passion for providing postpartum doula services comes from my experiences and knowledge of the many benefits of having support after a baby arrives in your world. I embrace the uniqueness of each family I work with and am respectful that I am allowed into their personal space as they transition into a new or growing family. My goals are to nurture the mom and guide the parents to be confident of their inner voice and to trust their instincts.
I have 29 years of diverse experiences with children and families as a respiratory therapist at Boston Children's Hospital, as a founder and coordinator of an after school program, as a provider of childcare, and as a full time mom to my own four children.

I look forward to meeting you.


New Moms Connection

Kristen Kardos

New Moms Connection
kristen@rinewmoms.com
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Rhode Island New Moms Connection
kristen@rinewmoms.com
401-787-0420
Training/Certification Organization: Doulas of North America

Geographical Area Served:   Rhode Island, Southern Massachusetts, Northern & Eastern Connecticut

Services Provided:
 Nonjudgmental emotional support, infant care, lactation support and education, home organizing, light meal preparation, light housekeeping, assistance with siblings & multiples, and family nurturing.

As co-founder of Rhode Island New Moms Connection, I have been supporting pregnant women and new moms since 2006. It was a natural next step to support women within their homes as well; so I began working as a postpartum doula in 2009. My personal challenges of new motherhood led me to want to work with other new families, offering a nonjudgmental space to talk about their experiences while gathering resources and information to be confident parents. I am a mother of three, an educator, a group facilitator, and a doula who gives families the tools they need to ease the transition to parenthood. I support all families; I realize that while families may look different, we are all doing what is best for our own family. I will support the choices you make; and leave you feeling confident, refreshed, organized, and ready for what lies ahead. I also answer questions from pregnant women & new moms on my blog, which may give you more insight into who I am 🙂

The Helping Hands Doula

Lanie Heller

The Helping Hands Doula
laniedoula@gmail.com
more info

The Helping Hands Doula
laniedoula@gmail.com
401-480-6504

Training/Certification Organization: Doulas of North America

Geographical Area Served:   Rhode Island, Southern Massachusetts and Eastern Connecticut

Services Provided: Postpartum services: Breastfeeding support, household organization, errands, light housekeeping, emotional and physical support and assistance with newborns and siblings.

Personal Statement: Lanie Heller is a mother of one boy who's birth lead her to this amazing field of work. She's a D.O.N.A. Trained postpartum doula since August of 2009. She's been serving clients in RI & MA since September 2009. Lanie was also trained as a CLC. Helping families adjust to postpartum life (and thereafter) is her passion & she feels is her true calling. Assisting families along the path they choose in a non-judgmental way is how she chooses to run her business. Although her website is currently down she has an active Facebook page that can be seen here: https://m.facebook.com/thehelpinghandsdoulaRI/

Interwoven Care: Dynamic Threads of Support

Jessica Rosene

Interwoven Care: Dynamic Threads of Support
interwovencare@gmail.com
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Interwoven Care: Dynamic Threads of Support
interwovencare@gmail.com
978-376-8918
Training/Certification Organization: Doulas of North America

Geographical Areas Served: Rhode Island, Connecticut

Jesse has been involved in reproductive advocacy for women's health since 2008. She offers dynamic support through massage therapy, alignment-based yoga, evidence based childbirth education and of course, full-spectrum doula support for all stages and outcomes of women's reproductive cycles.


Our journ3i

Quatia Osorio

Our journ3i
journ3i@gmail.com
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Our Journ3i
journ3i@gmail.com
401-307-1882
Training/Certification Organization: Ancient Song Doula Services, Certified Lactation Counselor,
RI Certified Community Health Worker

Geographical Areas Served : Rhode Island

My name is Quatia Osorio from Providence, RI. I am a Mother of five and the owner of a local cloth diaper service, Mama Blu Diaper Service. Also, I am a Birth & Postpartum Doula with Our Journ3i Doula Service, having recently acquired a grant with Minority Health Office in the Department of Health of Rhode Island partnered with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women - RI Chapter and the Family Home Visiting program to service African American families in need of birth and postpartum doula services. The former Project Coordinator for the RI Baby Café~Southside in Providence, which provides drop in for the breastfeeding community to promote and support breastfeeding in partnership with the RI Health Department, Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition, National Coalition of 100 Black Women - RI Chapter, and the Doula Collective. Recent graduate the Parent Leadership Training Institute, a 20 week intensive training to advocate for rights of children within the community, initiate and promote access to resources within my community for families and streamlining different processes for families to develop better relationships with community based organizations. My educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree from Bryant University, Smithfield, RI; certification in
Perinatal Anxiety and Mood Disorders from the Indiana University supported by the Postpartum Support International, Inc. I am currently certifying in Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support and studying to become a Childbirth Educator with  Birth Arts International.


Kindred Tribe

Hailey Paris

Kindred Tribe
kindredtribe.ri@gmail.com
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Hailey Paris
kindred-tribe.com
kindredtribe.ri@gmail.com
401-744-4973
Training/Certification by Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association

Geographical Areas Served:  Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut

B.S in Human Services from URI. Passionate about helping families through support and education.

My Services-
I provide home visits to support you and your individual needs. I offer postpartum care during the day, as well as overnight care for newborns. Educate the family about newborn care, as well as postpartum care for the mother.  Assisting family with daily needs. From meal preparation, to shopping, to light housekeeping and organizing the home. Partner and sibling adjustment, breastfeeding and bottle feeding support.
Personal Statement:
Growing, nurturing and starting a family can be challenging.
Wherever you are on your parenting journey, the choices you make today help shape what your tomorrow looks like.  I'm here to support you on your unique path through conversations, open heartiness and collaboration.  My role is to walk alongside you!

 


Lauren Miller Doula Services

Lauren Miller, M.S.

Lauren Miller Doula Services
Lauren.Miller.Doula@gmail.com
more info

Lauren Miller Doula Services
Lauren.Miller.Doula@gmail.com
(401) 433-9598
Training/Certification Organization: Doulas of North America, Certified Lactation Counselor

Geographical Areas Served : Rhode Island, Massachusetts

The transition to motherhood, for the 1st time or the 5th time, is an incredible transformation. As a birth and postpartum doula I work with the mother and her family to support that transition and to facilitate bonding with the new baby. My mission as a birth and postpartum doula is to provide non-biased, evidence-based support through pregnancy and beyond. Prior to my doula training I received a master's degree in clinical psychology. When I worked as a therapist I sought to provide my clients with skills they could utilize outside of my office. As a doula, I seek to support my clients through birth and postpartum so that they can confidently make decisions best suited to their wishes. I honed my research skills in graduate school and I keep those skills sharp by staying up-to-date on current best-practices for birth, postpartum and infant care. My doula practice aims to nurture, educate and empower families as they transition to parenthood. In my free time I enjoy spending time at the beach with my children, running races in support of Every Mother Counts and reading lots and lots of books.


Ursula Birth and Postpartum Doula

Ursula Santucci Steuer

Ursula Birth and Postpartum Doula
ursulagea@gmail.com
more info

Ursula Birth and Postpartum Doula
ursulagea@gmail.com
 401-258-1023

Areas Served: RI and MA
My mission is to assist and empower moms during a time that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Making moms the decision makers and main focus in this very precious time in their lives.
Additional service: Lactation support


Blessed Beginnings

Kim Kosut

Blessed Beginnings
blessedbeginningsri@hotmail.com
more info

Blessed Beginnings
blessedbeginningsri@hotmail.com
401-782-3559
Training/Certification Organization: CD(DONA), (DONA Certified Birth Doula), HCHD (Hypnobabies Certified Hypno-Doula)

Geographical Area Served:  Rhode Island

Services Provided: Birth doula services, prenatal and postpartum massage, Mother Roasting services, Sacred Pregnancy classes.

Personal Statement: I was called into the birthing world long before my own babies were born. It is such an amazing blessing to walk alongside a family at such a special time. I have been working hard to create a healthy beautiful continuum of care for all of my clients and their families. I love my work and consider it one of my greatest passions, next to my faith, my husband, and my children. There is nothing better than working with amazing families and welcoming Baby on their Birthday!