Here's what people are saying about Doulas of CNY:
"I recently called St Joseph's Birth Center to find out where I could find DOULAS. They immediately told me of your organization, and went on to brag about how wonderful your support is for moms and their partners. What I did not know is that you also provide help at home after our baby is born! My mom was wondering about help, since she lives so far away. When I told her, being a midwife, she was so relieved! I recently got married and we know we want to have doulas when we conceive. I am so glad you are here for all of us!" -Mary
"Working with the Doulas of CNY is always a delight. They are advocates for their moms, and also work with us as a team" -St Joe's L&D nurse
"Very helpful when I called in looking for care providers in this area. Being new, I didn't know where to even begin. I received courteous, warm and knowledgable service, which is rare these days."
"We have worked with Doulas of CNY for over 12 years. We believe in total support for mom and her partner. Doulas of CNY work with us to enhance the birth experience and create the total package." -Crouse OB/GYN
"When we met with the Doulas of CNY at their Parent Info night, they were all so warm and welcoming...all of our questions were answered with care and compassion..that is so rare nowadays." Expectant Mom "We were so thankful to have the experience of having an immediate postpartum doula. I tell all my friends about it and send the link to this site to them. This was my 5th child and everyone said "don´t you know how by NOW to have a baby?" when they heard we were considering having a doula. Yes, I knew how and I also knew enough to ask for help. I have never had a good hospital experience, and THANK GOD I had Chris to rely on when I had a nurse that was insistant I was starving my baby, insisted I give him a bottle of water and was downright MEAN and RUDE to me at 3am! All because I was breast feeding. I thought those days were over, I thought people KNEW better now, but I was wrong. Thankfully Chris was a phone call away (at 3 am, poor girl!) I had a difficult little guy. He liked to scream. And the nurses would NOT keep him in the nursery, even just so I could shower. Chris held him while he yelled. Kept me company. Enabled me to shower and use the bathroom. (after having a baby going pee is a whole new experience...) in relative peace. I am a very private person and requested no visitors apart from my husband so I was doubtful as to my feelings about having a doula...but what a Godsend. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! ::(I also have a belly cast from Chris that will hang on the nursery wall. It helps me remember, but also helps me see how SKINNY I am getting wink wink)"
"Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! to the Doulas of CNY! As a new dad, I learned so much in your Childbirth Prep class! They were fun and when labor came, I knew how to help my wife! She went thru labor employing the techniques and relaxation suggestions that were suggested and did great! The breastfeeding class was so helpful for my wife and the home visit after was really helpful too, for both of us. Thank you so much for all of your help. You are the best support team and doulas!"
"As a L&D nurse at Crouse, I can honestly say that I enjoy the doulas so much! We are so busy on that floor and they are always so helpful."
"Thank you so much for the awesome Childbirth prep classes! Chris taught us so much and got us thinking about not only labor, comfort techniques, but also newborn issues and postpartum preparation. ::Our labor went well, and I felt so prepared, and so did Dave. ::The next time, we are HIRING a doula to be with us too!::"