Emily Landry, LMT and Doula
Phone: (347) 762-4060
Birth Fee: $1200
Fee Details: Additional travel fees may be negotiated for clients more than an hour away by public transportation. Payment plans available as needed; please be in touch.
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 16 births attended
Currently working towards Doula certification(s)
Specific certifications for the above: toLaborType of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Brooklyn, NY
My husband and I had the pleasure of having Emily Landry as a doula for the birth of our first child. Emily came highly recommended and we were very happy with her services. Emily is very open-minded, flexible, emotionally grounded, compassionate and calm. My labor and delivery did not go excatly as planned (not surprsing!) and Emily was able to switch gears and support me as the events unfolded. She was a calm and constant presence through my labor and delivery which gave me a great sense of safety and comfort. Emily worked very well with my husband, they were an awesome team! Both our pre-natal and post-natal appointments were very informative and helpful.
I was lucky to have Emily by my side in what can be a scary, emotional and exhilerating experience! I would highly recommend Emily as a Doula for any expectant Mom who needs some additional support through her pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum period.
Brian, Emily & Baby Lola
Emily is a unique birthing doula as well as a special individual. Without her I truly believe I wouldn't have been able to give birth! She supported not only me but also my partner in the emotional roller coaster of birth, managing our emotions, fears, excitement and joy.
Emily was extremely dedicated, calm, and made us feel, as much as possible, at home and that everything is under control! My labor was very long. But she was there the whole time, from beginning to end. Being a massage therapist, Emily used many techniques to help me overcome any pain and discomfort and made my environment playful, calm, and safe.
10 reasons why Emily is wonderful!
When we first met Emiily, we knew she was going to our doula. She exuded warmth, compassion and calm- exactly what first time parents-to be needed.
She consistently addressed our concerns with evidence and anecdotal details that eased our fears and anxieties.
She met with us twice before our daughter's birth. Each visit addressed different needs. The 1st was a general information session about her services while she assessed our needs. The 2nd one was more hands- on, about learning and practicing pain management, a continuation of surveying our needs/wishes, and developing a birth plan.
Months prior to our daughter's due date, she warned us of a conflict in her schedule two to three weeks prior to her due date. We hired her despite this conflict- we were hoping that a first baby would arrive late. Emily arranged for us to meet her back up doula and we all met to discuss the possible transition.
Emily was in constant contact with us via email and phone.
Within a few days of meeting with the possible back up doula, Emily informed us of a change in her schedule- we were being told by our drs to prepare for a possibe induction and Emily's conflict in her schedule fell on the same day. Emily made herself available for the big day-she did not feel right about missing the induction.
In our 31 hr induction, Emily provided the needed calm, experience, hands-on suppprt and guidance for all of us, she held all of our hands.
Post birth, Emily met with us to check in and offer resources for lactation support and continued to follow up with information about support groups.
AFter our daughter was born, my husband said, "Now I understand why doulas exist."
Did I mention: she is a massage therapist and provided great relief to the icky prenatal pains!
Emily was a wonderful support to me and my husband during my very long labour. She was a very calming and reassuring presence during the labour and her massages throughout were amazing.
She was also a great resource in the lead up to delivery and was happy to answer any questions that we had at any time.
I would highly recommend her services!
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