Photo courtesy of Breanne Frost Photography
Photo of Courtney & Jacob Durfee courtesy of Breanne Frost Photography

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Courtney Durfee has been featured in the December 2010 Issue of Hudson Valley Parent Magazine & Slice of New Paltz Mother's Day 2011 Episode

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, partners and fathers may also stay more involved rather than pulling away in times of stress. Dads/partners & doulas make a great team.

CD Doula Services is operated by a fellow mother, DONA Trained  & Certified Doula, CAPPA Certified Labor Doula, as well as a HypnoBabies Trained & Certified HypnoDoula based in Orange County, NY. I 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 Phelps, Hudson Valley Hospital Center, the Neugarten Family Birth Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, Sharon Hospital, ORMC Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, Good Sam & Nyack Hospital in Rockland, Vassar in Poughkeepsie, Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, Danbury Hospital and the Danbury Birth Center. I 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, I'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. Families experiencing perinatal loss are also welcome to utilize my services.

On the website you can review pages on Water Birth, Cloth Diapering, and other topics. There are many great resources in the links section so be sure to take a peek. For information on Doula Training, please click hereGift Certificates for full or partial fees make great baby shower gifts for expectant moms from co-workers, friends, family and long-distance relatives! A supported birth is a gift that will be remembered forever.

Wishing you a great birth,

Courtney Durfee

Feedback From CD Doula Families:

"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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