Services

Central New Jersey Doula Mother to Mother ServicesMother to Mother first started in 1997 by offering Birth Doula Services to families in Central NJ. Certified through DONA International, I take one to two couples per month which has allowed my clients and I to develop a close bond while providing the personalized professional care they deserve.

We meet throughout their pregnancy to become familiar with their birth preferences and to answer any questions they may have. When in labor, I will meet with them either at home or immediately upon admittance to the hospital. I am there throughout the entire length of the labor offering emotional, physical, and informational support to both the laboring mom and her partner. Present throughout the pushing stage I encourage moms into the best and most effective positions for birthing.

As a breastfeeding educator, I am there to initiate breastfeeding within the first hour of life and to offer tips and suggestions for successful breastfeeding during the first several days. Mother to Mother is also involved with ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network). In a state that has a high cesarean rate, I meet with birthing moms prenatally to discuss their desires and options for a vbac(vaginal birth after cesarean) and guide them to practitioners who support and encourage vbacs. I enjoy working with vbac couples building up their confidence for a successful vbac while helping them achieve the birth they truly desire.

As a certified Lamaze childbirth educator, I offer private classes to couples wanting to learn about safe and healthy birth practices. The classes are taught in a safe and warm environment where the focus in on the needs of the individual couple. Time is spent sharing thoughts, fears and concerns and, come out feeling well prepared and ready for the amazing journey that lies ahead of them. Newborn baby care and breastfeeding classes are also offered.

In addition Mother to Mother offers waterbirth tub rentals for hospital and home births in the Central NJ area. If you are delivering at Monmouth Medical Center in West Long Branch NJ or at home, please contact me regarding rentals and fees. Feel free to check out the waterbirth link on the site to learn more about the advantages of hydrotherapy.

Please contact Mother to Mother Services early in your pregnancy to set up a free consultation appointment at 732-547-8670