Emerge Birth Services

Doula

A Birth Doula is an ancient model for supporting women in childbirth, providing continuous physical, emotional and informational support. She is available before, during and just after the birth. A postpartum doula provides practical support during the postpartum period, usually, once the family returns home. Read more

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    Laura Divens Zambrano

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    Pregnancy, childbirth, and those first few postpartum weeks are an exhilarating, exhausting, joyous, and yet often unpredictable journey. Stefanie Kelly was there every step of the way for me. I felt truly empowered going into birth from the two at-home prenatal visits she did with me. I did not have an intervention-free birth (induction + epidural), but Stefanie served as the perfect complement to my medical care team, and I feel confident that she would've coached me beautifully through a natural childbirth if I went that route! I'm so happy we hired her and that she got to be a part of our son's first moments of life!

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    Jenni Carson Marr

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    I will be forever grateful to Patti, my postpartum doula. Patti helped us 2-3 times per week for the first 6 weeks of our daughters life. My husband and I say that "Patti is magic". Patti incredible with our newborn baby. She would wrap her up and take loving care of her so that I could rest/eat/shower. Patti also greatly helped our family by taking care of some household things while she visited (e.g., laundry, dishes). But most importantly, Patti made me feel happy and confident about taking care of the baby, and that was priceless.

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    Jasmine G.

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    Colleen our Doula was great. Labor would have been much more difficult without her. We meet her at one of the open houses and selected her, but there were many other great doulas there. We also took her breastfeeding class and meet with her at our home so by the time I went into labor we were very comfortable with her. Colleen was like the conductor of the labor room- she provided suggestions to the nurses to try different positions, coached my husband and even had aromatherapy when I was in final stages of labor to keep me relaxed. I highly recommend using Emerge- they made my labor experience one where I was confident and comfortable.

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    Kimb Collins

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    I am so thankful that I went with Emerge Birth Services! Shari Aizenman is/was my doula, and even though we had a surgical birth she helped us navigate the hospital setting in a way we never would have been able to as first time parents. Additionally, I am having my daughter's 1 year birthday party this weekend, and it's a diaper drive for International Rescue Committe. My doula actually sent two huge boxes of diapers to us for the drive. She not only cared about us before and during delivery, she has been a resource to me as a mother. And this donation just shows how much Shari cares about those she works with! I can't recommend Emerge enough.

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    Danielle Drobbin

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    I have personally taken a Birthing From Within class with my partner for the birth of our first child. It was aamazing information and well taught from women who are extremely pasionate about what they do as well as educating families on their birthing options. I also contracted one doua for our birth and it was a huge help. I can't say enough good things about Emerge! I am also a provider very involved in the birthing community and I refer many patients their way! I would highly recommend their services!!!

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