Congratulations on your upcoming birth!
A birth doula, or professional labor support person, can help expectant mothers to have a more positive birth experience through prenatal support as well as physical, emotional and informational support during labor and the birth. When doulas are present at birth women have more supported births, make more informed decisions, have a more positive and empowering experience. Recent evidence suggests that when a doula provides labor support, women are more satisfied with their experience and the mother-infant interaction is enhanced as long as two months after the birth. With doula support, fathers may also stay more involved rather than pulling away in times of stress. Dads & doulas make a great team.
As a fellow mother, DONA Trained & Certified Doula, CAPPA Certified Labor Doula, as well as a HypnoBabies Trained & Certified HypnoDoula, I would love to provide you with continuous labor support. I am located in Montgomery, NY and my doula partner, Suzie Dougherty D'Angelo, is located in Newburgh, NY. Together we provide birth support services to families in and around Orange County, NY. We support women in a variety of birth settings including homebirths, birth centers and hospitals located within an hour-ish drive of Montgomery, NY. Those hospitals include Bon Secours in Port Jervis, Good Samaritan in Suffern, Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Keller Army Community Hospital at West Point, the Neugarten Family Birth Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, Nyack Hospital, ORMC Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, Putnam Hospital in Carmel, Saint Luke's in Newburgh, Saint Anthony's in Warwick, Vassar in Poughkeepsie, Phelps, Danbury Hospital and the Danbury Birth Center. We strongly believe that every woman should have a doula to support her throughout pregnancy, labor, and the transition into parenthood. Whatever your vision for your birth is, we'd like to help you achieve it- drug free or not, planned vaginal or cesarean. It's your birth, it's your choice! Placenta Encapsulation & Commemoration Services are offered to all families, doula clients or otherwise.
Wishing you a great birth,
CD(DONA), CLD(CAPPA) HCHD, IPSP, MW Asst.
Feedback From CD Doula Mamas & Papas:
"Both my husband and I highly recommend Courtney and would definitely use her again."
"Despite things not going as planned, I know that I felt much better having had you impart some knowledge on both of us."
"I have already recommended Courtney to many pregnant friends, and would definitely use her services again."
"You are a very special woman, and the Hudson Valley is lucky to have you & your services!!"
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