"The one who plants and the one who waters and work together have the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work." -1 Corinthians 3:8
WHY choose Doulas of CNY? Our agency doulas are so happy you have been browsing our web site ♥ We have been birthing supporters in the Syracuse and surrounding communities, helping moms and their families proudly since 2001. Our genuine support services are personalized for each mom, and because of the many years working with care providers in this and surrounding communities, we are their #1 choice in Birth and Postpartum Doula services. By providing unbiased and current research and information, and physical and emotional support, we aim to create a more positive and satisfying birth and postpartum experience for everyone in your family.
The owner is a Christian and a mother of 5 herself. She personally answers all of the incoming emails and talks with you directly. She has been humbled and honored to conferenced with many well- known birth advocates and works diligently in the community alongside the local care providers, hospital staff and local birth professionals to bring you and your family the latest research and information. She, along with all of the Doulas, are committed to upholding the highest Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics while offering you excellent services. The doulas are trained locally, mentored within the agency, working together toward certification in various DOULA organizations. This unique system allows the Doulas of CNY to closely work together to provide the best possible support for all families. They not only offer birth and postpartum doula services, but lactation education/support, childbirth classes, prenatal massage, [placenta encapsulation, birth photography, meals, and many complimentary parenting events monthly.
The best way to meet YOUR Doula is to call our office for initial phone consult or come to one of our several MEET THE DOULA/Parent Info nights. We invite our birthing colleagues to attend occasionally with us to introduce you to newborn and parenting tips and ideas too.
HOW do I choose a doula? Doulas of CNY is committed to helping you find the doula that fits you, your personality, style and desires for your birth. After visiting our web site and reading the Doulas' bios and seeing who you think would best fit your personality, you can then set up a phone consultation and interview with one or more, as you desire. The owner, Chris, is not only an experienced seasoned doula herself, but can also help place you with your Doula match. Your doula will not only appreciate, respect and support you in creating the kind of birth you desire, but also be a source of inspiration..
HOW much is a doula? Doulas of CNY fees range from $600 (certifying) to 800 depending the experience level of the individual doula. It is private pay and with insurances now recognizing the benefit of doula support, Doulas of CNY agency owner will be happy to assist you in filing a claim after delivery either to your insurance or Flex Spending. From aspiring doula to a more seasoned doula, Doulas of CNY –our mission is a Doula for every Mother -we never want your decision to hire a doula to be based on financial decision. We offer sliding fee scale, budgeting, paypal credit card accessibility. All of our doulas are very willing to work within your budget. We will never turn a family in need away.
What if I am laboring and then need a cesarean? How does my doula help me then? Sometimes your birth plans take a different turn than you would have imagined. Faced with the uncertainties, our doula support will guide you right along and we will be by your side during the changes that might occur. It can be suddenly be emotionally challenging, we will stand with you. We will provide you with answers to questions that may arise and help support you and your family along the way.
"A Doula provides continuous emotional, physical and psychological support...for you and your partner, in labor. We will not leave your side".
I heard Doulas can be valuable during a cesarean delivery, can you tell me how? You may find that you need to schedule the delivery date of your baby to be born by cesarean. . The need for this can be for many reasons. If this is how you are giving birth you will still need support from other people. A doula is the perfect person to help give you this support. A doula can bring in another set of hands and eyes and ears to help you better prepare for your upcoming surgical birth. We can help you get answers to your questions and formulate a gentle birth plan for a cesarean birth. We will go over your birthing options in the birth center that you have chosen. .During the pre-op period, we can help explain procedures to you and help you get answers to any questions that you have. We can help you manage painful procedures like the administration of an IV, and help with relaxation measures before you go into the operating room. We stay with your partner when they call you into the OR, keeping a sense of calmness and answering any questions. Once inside the operating room, we will assist you in knowing what is going on by giving you details of whatever you wish to know. Your surgeon and assistants are busy doing the surgery, The nurses are preparing the room for the baby. Your husband is awaiting the baby and will soon go to the warmer to greet the baby. Your doula will be at your side. We can take photos if you desire, particularly after the baby is born. We will remind the staff of any special requests you may have, like letting your husband announce the gender of the baby, a quiet room during the birth.,or placing the baby skin to skin with you for bonding if all is medically well. . If your baby needs to go to the nursery, your husband can go with the baby. We will stay by your side. We will also act as a liaison between the staff and you for getting updates on baby if you are separated. Another aspect to remember is that the baby is born in the first few minutes. The rest of the nearly hour long procedure is the repair. If your husband is busy with the baby for a few minutes, or in the nursery, you would otherwise be alone during this period. Some of the moms I have worked with said having a doula for this period alone was incredibly soothing, and prevented them from becoming frightened, keeps them calm and reassured. During the postpartum period we will suggest post-operative comfort measures. We will assist you with any breastfeeding questions you may have or special help you or baby may require with breastfeeding. We will also help with reminding the staff about your birth plan and special needs you may have, and make sure your family are in the baby bonding moments♥
Do you have more questions? Obtaining information is extremely easy when you call the main agency office. The owner is committed to helping you find the Doula best fitted for you! Questions and concerns are addressed, information on local care providers, hospitals, classes, and community resources are all just a phone call away. We also offer a FREE, non-obligatory consultation to answer all of your personal doula questions.