Phone: (845) 598-1097
Birth Fee: Not specified
Postpartum Rate: Not specified
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years
Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years
Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 5 postpartum familiesAttends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English & Spanish (native speaker), Italian & Portuguese (conversational)
Found Surey via a Google search for MA doulas, specifically looking for one who could provide placenta encapsulation services. Surey visited us sevaral times, providing knowledge and answers to prenatal care. She always came prepared and answered our questions thoroughly. She was available to us by phone/text/email and followed up in between visits. She was 110% available to me throughout my labor...which lasted a marathon 37 hours. She never faltered and provided me with the strong, consistent presence I needed and even helped to care for my wife's and mother's emotional needs, which meant the world to me.
Surey FAR EXCEEDED my expectations. I cannot stress that enough. She was professional and always prepared, highly knowledgeable, kind, empathic, present, and steadfastly loyal. We consider her a lifelong friend now and are so grateful for her care and companionship!
I was on the fence about getting a doula at first... it took us a while to decide this was the right move, and WOW, are we glad we hired Surey! Not only was she an excellent resource before and after the birth, but she was the perfect coach throughout the birth itself. She enabled me to have the natural drug-free birth that I wanted, and coached me through 36 very long hours of labor... which doesn't include two days of pre-labor, during which she was very available on the phone and via text when I had questions. During the birth itself, she was an incredible help to me and my husband, talking me through each contraction and each stage, suggesting ways to deal with the pain, and keeping me focused on the birth. I can't imagine giving birth without a doula, and would hire Surey again in a second for our second! Josephine, my husband, and I couldn't be more grateful for her support and the birth experience she allowed us to have and supported us through.
We began looking for a doula after a few recommendations from friends. I was also committed (though not stubbornly so) to natural, unmedicated, childbirth. My husband also felt much more comfortable and confident having an expert there to help him help me.
After much researching, we came across Surey's profile. Initially, other reviewers help with our choice, but after meeting her, and the way our cat gravitated toward her (an odd behaviour for our furry child), we definitely knew Surey was "the one". As a first baby, I was 11 days past due. Surey reassured me that this was normal, as had my mid-wife. Surey was prepared to guide with natural child birth even if I had to be induced. Thankfully, labour started on its own. My labour was short (about 7 hours when it go going) but my contractions were extremely close together but was dilating very slowly.
Surey was there when labour started until my daughter was born. When labour progressed, I never thought my body could handle pain so well with the appropriate tools and people around me. Surey was there every moment, from holding my hand, to praying with me. She comforted my husband and assured both of us that all was progressing as it should and that "I could do this!". This was beyond comforting, especially when you're in the most intense moment of your life and you have no idea what will happen next, or if you're doing the right thing.
Surey helped my husband I as I pushed and brought our beautiful baby into the world, she was there to guide and comfort us. Her calming presence made all the difference in the world. She took some of the most memorable pictures of our first moments of our daughter entering this world and of us with her-something we would have not thought to do, but she calmly did so. She also provided incredible post-partum support. She's incredibly caring, provided continuous support.
I'll be sure to have her by our side for our #2.
Surey took what could have easily been a completely overwhelming and frightening experience, and made it as pleasant and joyful as a birth can be. This birth was the first for my wife and me, and for me in particular, I had no idea about all the possible factors and outcomes that come into play during pregnancy. Surey was a wealth of knowledge, and she was always extremely helpful in demystifying the birthing process. In addition to being extremely knowledgeable, Surey brought wonderful calming energy to all of our meetings. That energy and focus was incredibly helpful for my wife when it came to the final stretch of active labor. Surey was responsive at all times of day and night for any questions that we had, and was always very thorough when it came to following up on any questions we had. I would highly recommend Surey to anyone, whether it was their first child or their tenth.
Thank you, Surey!
Our Doula-Surey was way par our expectations. She is not only a very experienced Doula with her vast knowledge about all the related topics; she is also a very wonderful and nice person too. When we met her we were not very sure because she is so young, but with each interaction we were more and more convinced that we have hired a perfect doula for us. Throughout our interaction, she promptly answered all our questions via texting or phone calls. Being first time parent and with long list of questions, she was extremely nice and provided us detailed info regarding different aspects of labor and helped us with our birth plan. With her vast knowledge and very sweet voice, she helped us relaxed during my third trimester via hypo reading with rhythmic music and various other breathing exercises. We don’t know how we would we have managed my 30hrs of labor without the wonderful and immense support of our Doula- Surey. She was right on time and joined us in the hospital soon after our phone call. Despite such a long labor, she was awake and with us throughout my labor. She supported my decisions and provided us info to choose the next best step during my labor. Without her support I am sure I would be having c-section instead of the normal delivery that I finally had for my baby girl. She especially provided us immense emotional support during my long hours of labor. I don’t have words that can do justice about describing how amazingly wonderful experience we had with our Doula-Surey. We highly recommend her and will surely have her again whenever we will have our next kid.
My husband and I were not sure if we should hire a doula. A couple of friends had told us that we absolutely should. Since I was hoping for a natural child birth we thought it would be a good idea. I am so glad we hired Surey! She was so helpful before the baby was born, answering all my questions and giving me great suggestions. It was so reassuring having her support. When I went into labor and she came to the hospital, my husband and I were so relieved to have her there. She has such a calm presence. She knew exactly how to coach me and where to put her hands to help distract me from the contractions. She helped my husband help me get through it. Surey also worked so well with the team of midwives and nurses. I had a long labor and I could not have done it without pain medication if Surey had not been there. She is great!
Wow. What can I say? I have been friends with Surey for a long time now so of course she was the perfect pick for my Doula! Even though she knew me so well, she was so professional and gave me a wonderful experience!
I don't think you realize how beneficial having a doula is until the time comes! I don't know what I would have done without Surey's essential oil massages, words of affirmation, encouragement and even just general chit-chat to keep my mind free of worry and back to normality! My husband was also VERY thankful for her help as he was great at physical support but was so glad I had Surey there for some female emotional support that he felt was much more beneficial coming from her!
I would highly recommend Surey's services for anyone wanting a Doula as I really felt like I got an amazing birth experience and I got the natural, drug-free birth I wanted with her help and support, even though not everything went as I'd planned.
Thank you Surey!!!!
My experience with Surey as doula was amazing. I know I would not have been able to get through this without her. She helped me focus and have a peaceful birth environment, was helpful in keeping medical staff aware of our wishes and keeping them away when I didn't want to answer any questions or wanted to focus on laboring. I am so thankful for her amazing work, and we were able to welcome a healthy and beautiful son, Joel Emanuel, into the world in an easy and short labor that I know was so great thanks, in part, to Surey's amazing guidance and help.
Surey Rodriguez-Cortes was an awesome doula and I would highly recommend her to any woman interested in hiring a doula. My birthing experience was everything I dreamed it to be and it would not have been that way were it not for Surey. I gave birth to my third child with Surey and the entire labor and delivery experience was vastly different from my other two births. My goal was to have a non-medicated, hypno-birth. However, I chose to keep an open mind throughout my pregnancy in the event that my birth (or even my own abilities) changed course. I listened to birthing affirmations and tried to remain calm throughout most of my pregnancy -- hypnobirthing is like training for a marathon, the more training you have, the better prepared you will be on race day. While I was in labor, Surey helped to keep me focused and put my mind and body at ease. The birthing affirmations were embedded in my mind and Surey's presence helped keep me focused on them. Her gentle touch and calm, warm nature was just the right energy that I needed in the labor & delivery room. She set up "candles" (electric) around the room and much of the hospital staff remarked how calm and relaxing our room was! I was able to labor in the exact environment that I wanted to be in and Surey helped to create that environment and support me through it. I gave birth to a healthy baby boy who was a whopping 10 lbs, 7 oz (a big baby for sure, but also big for my frame as I'm on the petite side at 5'3"). The entire experience was amazing and empowering and I'm still on a birthing high from it (weeks later!). For any woman looking to be supported, to have a birth that she dreams of having that may be different from a conventional, medicated birth, I would highly recommend Surey. I would not been able to give this birth were it not for Surey's help and I'm eternal grateful.
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