Birth Fee: $1100 to $2100
Postpartum Rate: $30 to $45
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 50 births attended
Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years
Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum familiesAttends hospital births? All Hospitals
Gabriella's Hugs- a volunteer support program for families experiencing early pregnancy loss. New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition
Languages spoken: English
Donna was such a pleasure to work with. From our inital phone conversation through the follow up appointment after our little guy was born, Donna always radiated positive energy that I wanted to be surrounded by. Donna is professional, easy going, creative, patient, caring and a photo ninja!
We found it extremely helpful to meet with Donna to review and select our birthing options. She had a creative approach to get us to begin thinking about this which made the appointment fun and comfortable. We especially enjoyed our second meeting where we discussed natural pain management techniques and the use of props available to us at home and at the birth center. This allowed us to feel more prepared and able to birth at home until it was time to head over to the birth center.
While in labor, Donna was amazing. She was supportive in every way imaginable. She was there to provide guidance, keep me feeling positive and strong... believing in me even when I didn't and quickly cleaning up after me to allow my husband to focus on me and save me from embarresment. Most importantly, Donna kept us on track and as close as possible to our original plan.
Aside from feeling like Donna was a long time friend by our side during the most important moments of our lives, she was able to capture it all for us with intimate and breathtaking photos of our son being born.... we didn't even know she was taking photos until she shared them with us!
Thank you Donna! You truly made the scary yet exciting experience of childbirth more manageable and enjoyable.
I used Donna as my doula for my second child. My first was a c-section and I was very unhappy with the obgyn that I had. I used the midwives at the childbirth center in Clifton who were one of the only providers that would let me do a trial of labor, since my previous cesarean was less than 18 months ago. The child birth center spoke very highly of Donna. Long story short I delivered my second baby unmedicated and vaginally on 7/31/18. If it wasn't for Donna I definitly would have at least gotten an epidural. She was hands on for 16 hours of my labor. She kept me moving and stayed posotive and affirming through the worst of it. I also had super intense back labor but she helped me push through. I am soooo happy with her services. She is an extremely gifted doula!!! I will for sure use her again. Thank you Donna!!!!
Me and my husband are so glad we hired a doula, birth and postpartum. Donna was amazing, supportive, comfortable to talk to and understanding. From the weeks prior to delivery, we laid out an extensive birth plan through visits. Leading up to my delivery, she was motivating me especially when I wanted to have a "natural birth" versus C-section so badly. She used her various massage techniques with the lights which were so relaxing and comforting. She was there if we had any questions and also responded as soon as she could. I highly recommend her services!
Donna was extreme knowledgable on the fundamentals for a natural childbirth as well as rasing a child in a holistic environment. I would recommend her to any soon to be father who was either interested in this or who just wants to support his partner throughout the pregnancy and birth. Donna was very well organize, an excellent communicator and made us feel very comfortable durning her session. She has also been fully available to us even after the birth by answering questions and suggesting best practices. Donna has been great!
Working with Donna was truly amazing. She came to our house (pregnant no less) which was very convenient to us. She had a binder with all the information she went over for us to keep and a little package she had put together for us with coupons and samples. She went over everything regarding pregnancy, labor, and what to expect when baby comes home. Donna is very kind, answered my 100 questions, and didn't rush to finish which is so important to me. She was there to answer my questions during delivery as well as after. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
donna is one of the most empowering women i have ever had the pleasure of knowing. her comforting and reassuring manner helped me relax and enjoy my pregnancy every step of the way. as someone who lives with anxiety having donna in my corner served as a constant source of calm.
donna's prenatal classes helped my husband and i prepare for the birth of our first born. when at 35 weeks our baby decided he was ready to come into the world early, we felt confident and as prepared as new parents can possibly be!
we cannot thank donna enough for the complete education she provided!
When my wife and I were interviewing for doulas, Donna was our first one. We didn't know what to ask so we pretty much asked her everything under the sun. We were first time parents, so we were pretty clueless. She was beyond patient and made us feel so comfortable. She spent almost two hours with us at our first meeting. We interviewed a couple more Doulas, but Donna stood out to us as someone we can trust completely, so we hired her. Well more like made her a member of our family!
Donna does so much to make parents feel at ease. During the pre natal meetings, she taught us so much information. We were truly confident that with her knowledge we would have the birth we always wanted. Of course life has other plans and baby makes all the decisions so our plan went out the window. But who was still there by our side? Donna was, and she did everything in her power to make sure we got as close to our plan as possible.
My wife had a very long labor and Donna was there for every part. She was by our side for over 36 hours, never leaving the hospital once. Comforting us, keeping us calm, motivating us, and most importantly reassuring us that everything would be ok. Using her expertise in various labor positions, my wife was able to endure what I can only imagine was some excruiating pain lol. Then the time came for baby to make his debut. Donna kept my wife focused with her techniques and experience. My wife gave birth to a healthy boy and Donna snapped some amazing pictures that immediately captured the moment.
Donna stayed for another hour or two and made sure we were comfortable in our recovery room. She was there for us after the baby was born, always giving us guidance. Till this day she is our go to person when we have a question. We love her and are truly thankful for what she has done and continues to do for us.
I would recommend her to the world with out a doubt in my heart or mind.
I met Donna online after searching the internet for a doula in Northern, NJ. I had scanned her page a few times, and we scheduled a time to meet. I really like her, but because she was the first doula I met, I wanted to see more. I met with 7 more doula's but none of them compared to how I felt with Donna. My husband and I reached out to her and we started to chat via email and then in person. She was friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. My favorite meeting with her had to be our 2nd when we went over the birth plan. I realized I had not given much thought to many of my options. The handouts were very helpful, and I read them up until the day of the birth. On the "big day" Donna came when we asked her, and she was with us for over 30 hours. She was amazing, and during my times of doubt and pain and frustration, she kept her eye on me. I really enjoyed working with her, and see her as a family member. I would highly recommend Donna as a doula to anyone seeking services.
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