About Us

"I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitements, awaited those who had the courage to go forth into it's expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst it's perils. "
- Charlotte Brontë in Jane Eyre

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Courtney Durfee

      CD Doula Services is owned and operated by local mom Courtney Durfee. Courtney has supported many women during their pregnancy, birth & postpartum. Courtney has always felt that pregnancy was a very special time in a woman's life. She holds an Associates Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from SUNY Empire. She completed her Bachelors in the Science of Nursing at Dominican College of Blauvelt where she made Dean's List and was selected as a candidate for Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society. She is DONA Trained and Certified as a Birth Doula as well as HypnoBabies Trained & Certified as a HypnoDoula, and trained as a HypnoBirthing Doula as well as a Midwife's Assistant. She has been a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) since 2013. Courtney was dual-certified as a Labor Doula through Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), and was previously licensed as a CNA in NY & CT. Courtney was nationally certified as a Child Development Associate and is a graduate of both Penn Foster College and the French Culinary Institute/International Culinary Center in New York City. 

      She currently expanding her training and education to further her assistance to Hudson Valley families through completion of a Masters in Nurse-Midwifery. Courtney currently works at the Rowley Family Birthing Center & NICU at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown and is familiar with all the doctors and nurses who work with the families that birth there. She is also on the list of approved doulas for Full Circle Women's Health for moms delivering at Phelps in Sleepy Hollow. CD Doula Services provides pregnancy and birth support to families in and around Orange County, NY. She has been working in a group practice, Hudson River Doulas, since 2013. She has experience with LGBTQA+ families, assisted reproductive technologies, surrogacy, and recurrent loss.

      Courtney enjoys variety of hobbies and interests including sewing, baking and good home cooking. She is very passionate about babies, childbirth, and educating parents about all of their options. Courtney strongly agrees with the DONA International stance of "A doula for every woman who wants one" and feels that every woman should have the benefit of doula support at their birth. No one should ever have to feel alone, scared, bullied or unsupported through such a momentous occasion. Everyone has the right to be treated well, make informed decisions, and feel supported throughout every moment of their pregnancy, birth and postpartum. As a doula, Courtney's job is to support both the birthing parent and the family as a whole. It would be a pleasure to help you and your family to have a happier, more comfortable, and  more satisfying birth experience.

      Courtney Durfee was a founding member of the Hudson River Doula Network, Orange County Doulas, and the international training and certifying organization APPA. She is a  participating member of Doulas of the Hudson Valley. As an Operation Special Delivery Volunteer, she provides support for pregnant women whose husbands/partners have been injured or lost their lives due to the current war on terror or who will be deployed when the baby is due. She has also volunteered her support services to low income families through the local community health organizations such as Dutchess County Healthy Families. She was the organizer of the Hudson Valley Parenting Support Group for two years and has volunteered time with two other non-profit groups. When not attending births and client meetings or continuing her education, Courtney spends her days learning about life from her sons, finding joy outdoors, reading, writing and singing.

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