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Wendy Cruz-Chan, CD (DTI), CBE, PES

Wendy's Doula Services

Website: https://wendysdoulaservices.com/

Phone: 929-269-3639

Birth Fee: $1700 to $2200

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $50

Fee Details: I offer birth, postpartum, and placenta encapsulation packages that can fit to your needs. Please visit my website for more detail information about my services. Unlimited emails, texts, web chats, and phone calls are included.

Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 46 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 5 years and 52 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Doula Trainings International - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Doula Trainings International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Doula Trainings International - Certified Childbirth Educator

Other Relevant Certifications

  • 4. Biologix Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists Trained
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training
  • Midwife Assistant in Training for Home Births in NYC

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Infant massage education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Was an Event Coordinator at "Ancient Song Doula Services" Doula at Carriage House Birth.

Languages spoken: English and Spanish

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Client Testimonials for Wendy Cruz-Chan, CD (DTI), CBE, PES

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Ashley

Wendy's services were unparalleled during such a special time in our lives! Not only was everything incredibly professional - but she was so personable throughout the entire process - including the drop-off of the pills. She came in- I was alone with my Son-and she could tell I was overwhelmed.  She took such a personal and doula approach to inquiring about ME - and just went above and beyond just a "drop off". I highly recommend Wendy and her services! We still continue to text and keep in touch to this day.

Posted 11/12/2019

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Monica D.

Wendy is a passionate and involved doula. During our prenatal visits, she provided guidance and context around the stages of labor and gave us a good sense of what to expect. When my fetus was breech, she referred me to a chiropractor and an acupuncturist, provided me exercises to work on, and checked regularly on my progress, taking on the role of coach. On the day of my labor, she assumed the same role, encouraging me to move and change positions as much as possible, even while my medical condition required constant monitoring. By the time I had my (unscheduled) C-section, I was confident that we had exhausted all alternatives. She seemed comfortable spending time with my partner and my family, and she was kind and eager to help, offering to get snacks / beverages / anything else. She remained energetic and engaged well into the night / early morning. I would recommend Wendy to anybody looking for an involved, hands-on doula / coach who is passionate about coaching the full family.

Posted 9/8/2019

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Erica Lye

Wendy was our backup doula which was assigned to us on the very day I felt contractions and unsure what to do exactly.

She was literally the best and it was such a blessing in disguise for us to meet her. She is a warm hearted, kind, friendly and helpful person. She is more than doula. She's like a sister to me. Her assurance and assistance to me went beyond my expectations and she went above and beyond to be there for me as my labour lasted more than a day and wasn't an easy one throughout.

I could not have done it without her. She is really the best. I would recommend her to everyone who is looking for a doula.

 

Posted 8/19/2019

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Elena Megalos

I reached out to Wendy because I was interested in placenta encapsulation. My experience with her was warm and empowering, from our initial Skype consultation to the text exchanges leading up to my birth to our in-person postpartum meeting. I  enjoyed the whole experience and would happily recommend her to anyone interested in placenta encapsulation. The art prints and umbilical cord keepsake - though not initially souvenirs that I was interested in (they happened to be offered as part of the basic encapsulation package) - also turned out beautifully, and I’m now thankful to have them.

Posted 8/8/2019

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Yana shenker

Wendy was amazing!!! I don’t know how I would’ve done it without her. She’s down to Earth and gives off an amazing vibe. She was there for me every step of the way. She was attentive, and professional. She literally held my hand through the entire process. Once I’m ready for more kids (hahaha) Wendy will be my go to!!! Thank you ??

Posted 7/18/2019

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Kathleen

I used Wendy’s placenta encapsulation services and she was a dream to work with. She made the process a total breeze from beginning to end and I would absolutely recommend her placenta encapsulation services to anyone. 

Posted 6/29/2019

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valery

I purchased placenta pills from Wendy along with 2x placenta art works, placenta tincture, and a placenta salve. She picked up from the Brooklyn Birthing center where i delivered my son and delivered to me at my home. Her turn around was fast! He sat with me and explained in detail how to properly use and store all the items i purchased. She gave me advice on breastfeeding and stayed in touch following up for about 2 weeks and then a month later reached out to ask how the pills were working. SHe even gave me an awesome packet that contained vital info for postpartum mothers which i'm still taking advantage of now after my son has turned 1. Wendy is resourceful, knowledgeable and comforting. She had recommended my Doula as at the time she was pregnant as well and ready to go at any moment. The doula she recommended was crucial to my successful first delivery and i am extremely thankful to have crossed paths with Wendy. I will definitely continue to recommend her as a doula and placenta specialist as well, she is excellent! -- 
 

Posted 6/15/2019

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Erin Lange

Wendy is a great artist and made a beautiful placenta painting of the tree life. She also does placenta encapsulation.  I found that the placenta pills give me more energy.  Wendy then followed up with me for a few days to see how I was doing with the placenta pills and to see how my baby was also doing/feeding.  She is very caring and a talented artist.  I highly recommen her! 

Posted 12/18/2018

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jacqui k

Wendy is absolutely incredible. She was recommend to do my placenta encapsulation and I am so grateful to have met her. Her care and communication through the steps of the encapsulation process was betons any expectation. Being a new mother I was so sensitive to everything and Wendy not only made me feel comfortable with the encapsulation but also in general. Her presence and conversation when picking up and dropping off were nurturing and helpful. She also helped me after the process with some new mom questions I had. I highly recommend using Wendy for any services, she is a gift! 

Posted 11/20/2018

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Venny

Wendy was a fantastic Doula. From the time when we contacted her she was very prompt in communication, and picking up Placenta right on time and bring the capsules with a beautiful placenta art. We highly recommend her anyone using Doula services.

Posted 11/14/2018

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Carmen Cortes

One piece of advice I received the most in my time working with moms to be is take some basic classes for birthing and breastfeeding. Of course I come from a backround where we don't do such things, we just didn't. As I got further and further along in my pregnancy, it was a bit daunting how little I knew about one of the biggest events happening in my life (soon at that!). I figured if I have the resources, to use them. Being informed is never a bad thing. I'm happy to say I chose Wendy Cruz-Chan as my instructor and was not dissapointed. She made the entire class quite easy to absorb and make what I would have thought an overload of infomation plesant and understandable to me. I left the course with enough resources to also look up on my own to make MY OWN informed decisions about breastfeeding and childbirth. The most important takeaway from this course is that I feel empowered and am knowledgeable enough to make my own decisions and ask questions in a medical setting, where it otherwise can be quite intimidating. Theres absolutely NO price you can put on this and I am so thankful for it. Thank You Wendy!

Posted 12/10/2017

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Regina Verret Foster

It was such a pleasure working with Wendy! She's incredibly knowledgeable and professional. I was fortunate enough to use her lactation and placenta services. I will definitely recommend her and use her again for the next baby! 

Posted 7/28/2017

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kiat sing Teo

Wendy's expertise, both in the know-how, and her delivery of it, empowered my husband and me - clueless, first-time parents, to take charge of our birth experience. 

Her calm, sensitivity and optimism pulled us through (her Rebozo technique was particularly effective for me, and even my husband was in awe of her execution and stamina). She even impressed the nurses in the ward (Elmhurst Hospital, i'll make no secret of it), and these are very experienced and forward-thinking nurses.

I felt safe, taken care of, and confident with her as my doula, as if I had a close friend or a dear kinswoman supporting me through my labor. I sincerely hope that every mother-to-be, if they so wish, will enjoy a doula-client relationship as blessed as mine! 

Posted 6/23/2017

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Jael de Pardo

I called Wendy in the last weeks of my pregnancy looking for help making Placenta pills to take post partum. From the start, Wendy was very helpful and spent a lot of time answering many questions about the pregnancy, even if they didn't have to do with the pills! She also spent some time talking to me via skype and I got the sense that I was very supported in my process and this is truly a field Wendy loves to be part of. I was grateful for her attention and care. Wendy was booked for doula services during my due date but she spent time reaching out to her network to help me find someone in my price range when I was considering hiring for doula services. Now that I am postpartum, I am so glad I got those placenta pills!! They really help fight off those baby blues, and Ive been feeling strong. Highly recommend them! And Wendy made it all easy, she picked up my placenta at the house and dropped off the pills when she was finished making them. Very professional and knowledgeable:) Thanks Wendy!

Posted 6/17/2017

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Jael de Pardo

I called Wendy in the last weeks of my pregnancy looking for help making Placenta pills to take post partum. From the start, Wendy was very helpful and spent a lot of time answering many questions about the pregnancy, even if they didn't have to do with the pills! She also spent some time talking to me via skype and I got the sense that I was very supported in my process and this is truly a field Wendy loves to be part of. I was grateful for her attention and care. Wendy was booked for doula services during my due date but she spent time reaching out to her network to help me find someone in my price range when I was considering hiring for doula services. Now that I am postpartum, I am so glad I got those placenta pills!! They really help fight off those baby blues, and Ive been feeling strong. Highly recommend them! And Wendy made it all easy, she picked up my placenta at the house and dropped off the pills when she was finished making them. Very professional and knowledgeable:) Thanks Wendy!

Posted 6/15/2017

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So thankful for this an amazing person, who saved me in a difficult and kind of new situation. Very supportive, kind and professional person. Thank you for being great  with the great positive energy!

Posted 5/16/2017

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Narina Chan

Wendy is not only just a good friend but she's also my sister-in-law! She was super helpful during my labor and delivery. She helped me coped with the pain of contractions by massaging the pressure point in my lower back, which was really helpful. She also make sure that I wasn't hyperventilatin because I couldn't relax during contractions. I was pushing for about 2.5 hours, during these times she helped lubricant my vagina with coconut oil and some mineral oil to make sure I don't tear like crazy. she saw that I wasn't pushing well with my hands behind my legs, so she asked the nurse to give me a long towel to do a tug-a-war thing which really helped with my pushing. At the end I have a second degree tear and end up having stiches, but I'm guessing it's better than having a episiotomy. Wendy also stayed at the hospital for me during my first day, and helped with taking care of my newborn and her niece, which was super nice of her and I really appreciated! During your pregnancy and postpartum she can also give you a lot of advice, tips and tricks. Hire Wendy as your doula, and you won't be disappointe!! :) 

Posted 4/30/2017

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Yabe Saori

Wendy is a kind, knowledgable, and very experienced Doula.
She taught my husband and me a lot of things related to delivery such as pros & cons of epidural, dangerous medications that OBs use for pregnant women, and good & bad food during pregnancy. She also taught us how to take care of babies and CPR.

My experience at a hospital was horrible because my OB suddenly changed his personality and totally ignored our birth plan. Make matters worse, he was so rude to Wendy. Under this awful situation, she supported mentally and physically. She encouraged us to speak up to avoid worse situation. (Since we are Japanese, it was difficult to say our opinion to the doctor because of our culture). In addition, she massaged my legs and lower back during labor. She used aroma oil to make me relaxed, always said positive & kind words to me in L&D room. If we hadn't had her support, my delivery would have been tragedy.

As postpartum care, she prepared psychological test for me. Due to the mean OB, my condition at postpartum wasn't good. As I thought that it was natural because of unbalanced-hormones, I just ignored my bad mental condition. Thanks to her postpartum consultation, my husband somehow understood my mental condition, and now tries to support me to get back power.

To sum up, she had supported us from prenatal to postpartum. My husband and I really appreciated her help to avoid worse situation. Even though we were dissatisfied with our experience at the hospital because of the OB, her great help saved us from the worst situation. I sincerely recommend her as your Doula because she provides plenty of information and good care before & after delivery. If you are foreigner and do not have confidence to speak in English, she is also good choice. She can speak English, Spanish, and a bit Japanese. She always tried to understand my bad Asian-accent English. I think she became not only my Doula, but also close friend:-)

Posted 4/2/2017

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nicole douchet

Wendy was amazing!  She is patient and gentle. She knows so much and to be quite frank, without  advice, i would have not had the voice I had to stand up for what I wanted. Doctors are very dry and insistent on what they want to do but wendy educated me on all my options   pleasure to work with! 

Posted 12/5/2016

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Kelsey Knight

Wendy was incredibly generous with her encapsulation services. My doula client was homeless, and I knew she was interested in encapsulation services, but it was financially out of her reach. I attended a vigil Wendy organized for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. In order to raise money for a Cuddle Cot in honor of her son Killian, Wendy had a raffle, and one of the prizes was her encapsulation services, which I won! I was thrilled that my doula client could now have access to this service. When my client gave birth, Wendy made it so easy to coordinate the placenta drop-off. A few short days later, the placenta was ready. Impressed is an understatement! The prints were beautiful and laminated. The pills were packaged perfectly, and the umbilical cord was dried into the shape of a heart. To top it all off, she created a folder filled with postpartum and placenta encapsulation information. I was so touched. It was so clear how much energy, time, and love into this process. When I brought everything to my client, she was thrilled. She will cherish the prints and heart-shaped umbilical cord forever. Thank you, Wendy, for your beautiful, important work!

Posted 11/18/2016

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Cristina Corso

 Wendy is an amazing professional and personal friend. I met her because I requested her placenta encapsulation services.  we met several times before my delivery and then she became my postpartum Doula, helping me with breast-feeding and taking care of my newborn son. She was amazing, so loving and patient with me. She encourage me to follow my mother instincts and she gave me confidence. It was so important for me to have her by my side after my son was born because she gave me so many tricks and helped me with my recovery. I would always be grateful to her for being such an awesome and importantboart of my life.

Posted 9/8/2016

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Simone Curbelo

I can not speak well enough about the amazing qualities of my doula, Wendy. I sought her as a post partum doula...my husband and I were not working for at least 6 weeks after my son's birth, and Wendy was a recommendation from my prenatal yoga teacher. We didn't know each other, and I was REALLY nervous about trusting my life and my son's care to a virtual stranger.

Little did I know how blessed my life would be. Wendy showed up at my house to let me know what to expect during labor. After I had my planned C-section, she came to my room to pick up my placenta, and brought materials to make me a placenta smoothie right away. I still have a shadowbox with the umbilical cord she dried, and my placenta waterprint is on our wall forever.

She also eased my husband's fears of new fatherhood even when I was not around. She's amazing at being a calming force at all times: with me, the mom, and with the dad without me there. She walked my dog, washed my dishes, showed my husband how to sterilize bottles, and made it possible for me to heal after c-section.

When I went home she was amazing as a postpartum doula: she washed dishes, took my dog for walks when needed, showed my husband how to use baby wraps, taught us infant CPR, and was a therapist. She did more than I ever asked or expected her to do. She's just an amazing person and I can't wait to have another child so that she's in our lives again.

I love Wendy!!!!

Simone Zamore Curbelo, Ed.M.

Posted 6/21/2016

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Rusalina Fayer

It was a pleasure to work with Wendy on my placenta encapsulation.  From our initial meeting she was always so patient and very informative with the process.  She answered any questions and doubts that I may have had yet at the same time sparing me the extra details  that I chose not to  know about.

 I thought it was very sweet of her to check up on me throughout my pregnancy and even post partum.  She would ask me how all my doctors appointments went, and even after she delivered me my pills I always felt comfortable reaching out to her for moral support.

 

thank you wendy!

Posted 4/10/2016

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Melissa Manning

Wendy was amazing. We really enjoyed working with her.  She was incredibly thorough, thoughtful and kind. We were impressed by her professionalism at our first meeting- she came prepared, on time and with an entire packet of information for us. After our meeting she checked in with me regularly via text (more than my doula!) to inquire about how I was and how the pregnancy was progressing. Despite a long wait at the hospital waiting for me to finish birthing, Wendy came into our room full of positive, loving energy her Nutribullet in tow!  Her smoothie was delicious- full of my favorite ingredients we had discussed in adcance- and, after a 36 hour labor, a life saver. 

Wendy was also inclusive during the pill making process, sending photos and documenting for us. The art and umbilical cord were a lovely touch and we can't wait to frame our placenta print. 

Unfortunately, I have yet to take my pills due to prescription iron, but am looking forward to beginning them as soon as I finish my course. 

in true fashion, even though or business is concluded, Wendy continues to check in on me and our new son. I can't recommend her highly enough- she is professional, kind, timely and lovely. 

Thank you, Wendy!

xo,

Melissa, Leo and baby Cy

 

 

 

 

Posted 4/2/2016

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Masha Naboka

I interviewed a few different placenta pill makers before choosing Wendy. She seemed the most professional. Our experience with her was wonderful, she met me at the hospital post delivery and made me a placenta smoothie, then when we got home from the hospital she met us at our house to give me the pills along with a painting made from the plecenta. At first the idea was foreign to me but once I saw it, it's actually amazing and I cannot wait to hang it somewhere. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to encapsulate their placenta. 

Posted 3/28/2016

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Helena McCarthy Schmalhofer

i met Wendy the morning I gave birth - the birth center I delivered at (NYPresDowntown) had only just opened and there was still some doubt if the placenta could be released in order to be encapsulated. So I figured why not have someone come in and make a smoothie on site and circumnavigate the red tape?! Enter Wendy.  Organic fruit, coconut water and nutribullet in hand, she came on in and got quickly to work. Within 15 mins I had 2 huge delicious smoothies which contained roughly 2 hamburger patties of placenta goodness.  I drank one immediately and had the other about 12 hours later. The benefits (notably increased energy and less bleeding) were immediate. It was my second birth (the first was also at a birth center) but I felt so much more "myself" sooner. THANK YOU! 

Posted 3/18/2016

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kempest mceachirn

 I met Wendy at 37 weeks pregnant. I had so many questions about birth, pain, postpartum, breastfeeding...pretty much everything, and was nervous that I wouldn't get the information I seeked so late in my pregnancy. I took a childbirth class, but there were so many people in the class that i was unable to get all of my questions answered.

 

My first day meeting Wendy was so informative. She answered all of my questions before I even asked her anything. She was very accomadating as well. She knew that we had a short amount of time together, yet she did what she could to make sure I had all of the materials that I needed. She was on-call 24/7 literally. 

 

I enjoyed her ideas during my labor to help with getting through each contraction, and she was very patient with me.  At times where I thought i wouldn't be able to do it, she was there giving me reminding me that I could. Still to this day she checks on me to make sure me and baby are doing fine.

 

I would highly recommend getting Wendy as a Doula!!

 

Kempest

Posted 1/25/2016

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Erin Golembiewski

I was in desperate need of a lactation consultant and no one could see me within 24 hours. I found Wendy through a mutual acquaintance and she came the very next day. I was having problems with my son, who was now a week old, latching - especially at night. He was down 8% of his birth weight by his first doctors’ appointment. His latch was giving me blisters and causing me to bleed. A lactation consultant tried to help me at the hospital but she was just so hands on and did things for me instead of showing me what to do. Wendy was awesome! She made sure that I knew how to everything. She helped with positions and gave me advice on what to do when he was fighting me (literally - pushing at my breasts, throwing his head back). That day the feedings went great, but that night was horrible again. However, Wendy did a follow up call and gave me some more advice on what to do at night. Night 2 after Wendy was great. It was the first time I slept in my own bed since giving birth and the first night he didn't fight me. I honestly don't know what I would have done without Wendy. She did more than just show me how to feed my child, she made me feel like she cared, and that I could do this (breastfeed).

Posted 1/13/2016

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Shana HT

Wendy came to us, when baby was 5 days old. Mommy had sore nipples and resorted to pumping and bottle feeding and baby had no interest to feed at breast. Wendy found us, with pacifiers and bottles abound, I thought for sure she'd scorn us and declare us hopeless. I was wrong she was incredibly kind, sympathetic and patient with us. Tried a few things and showed us how mommy and baby can learn to do it. She stayes for about 2 hours, but gave us all the tools we needed, by end of night, we had latched perfectly. By the next day, we where breastfeeding pros! Thank you Wendy

Posted 12/31/2015

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Shana HT

Wendy is unlike any lactaction consultant I ever met before. I met with 2 my last baby, and met with one at the hospital with my first. I fell into a depression over being unbale to feed my baby. Her kindness, patience, sympathy are just a few of the reasons she's very different. Not one condescending word, no judgment. She is very skilled and knowledgable. I had a lot of baggage and she instantly calmed me. 

Very nervous about breastfeeding and very anxious to get it right, I struggled a lot. Especially having difficultly latching, sore broken bleeding nipples, and  clogged ducts, and introudcting baby to bottles and pacifiers, I never thought we would be this successful breast feeding this fast. It took a couple of hours with Wendy, and one very rough night of learning for both mommy and baby, but baby finally latched a little. BUT the next morning baby woke up like a new baby latching perfectly, and mommy couldn't be happier or more relaxed about feeidng. Its so easy now! 

Posted 12/29/2015

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David McMahon

Wendy was a lifesaver for us. Our grumpy three week old son was not sleeping at night and we were both exhausted and at a bit of a loss. Wendy came over at very short notice and showed us the ropes. She has a very calming presence and managed to calm our baby in seconds - something we had been unable to do all day! She also taught us some great tips and tricks that we are still using every day. Thank you Wendy!

Dave and Chloe

Posted 12/27/2015

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victoria vitaver

I had an amazing expirenve with Wendy and would highly recommend her . She saved me with breastfeeding, I would of probably gave up on breastfeeding if not her help . She showed me how to breastfeed correctly , pain free and gave me so much good advice . For a new mother, this is a life saver . Very sweet , patient and amazing person that goes beyond to help . 

Posted 12/15/2015

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Deana Clapp

I was so lucky to come into contact with Wendy! I had my mother in town to help, but she isn't comfortable being the second person through the labor and can't stomach the gore or hearing me labor. My two sisters were in town only for a few days, so we were going on a wing and a prayer that I had her while they were there. SO, I needed someone reliable to be there to help me labor. Wendy was so helpful and knew just what to do, as she has attended enough other births to know the ropes :) I was confident in her hands. She came equipped with candles, oil for massage, music, scents, food even! I actually slid into labor very, very fast after arriving at the birthing center for an appointment! So, I was well dilated (and SCREAMING) when she arrived already. My sister was, luckily, there and laboring every second with me. But, when Wendy arrived, she jumped right into the things that I needed and that an untrained support person is unlikely to know or do, like counter massage. 

She even jumped into the birthing tub with me to push on my back. Then, she literally sat behind me and held me up while I pushed. Her help and support was invaluable. She can offer many options for your birth and is extremely dedicated and committed to helping women have beautiful births. One of her strongest points is being a fearless, strong, loyal and persistent advocate for your birth wishes. If you have to, unfortunately, deliver in a hospital - Wendy will make sure the doctors respect your requests and have your best interests in mind. This is one of the most helpful ways a doula can contribute when you are incapacitated in labor. She WILL speak up for you. 

Additionally she does placenta encapsulation and other things you may want. But, she doesn't press this on you. In fact, I asked her about it days after. All in all, I would highly recommend Wendy and her doula services. She is genuine and all heart and has made this her life mission. 

Posted 10/25/2015

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Yadira Bernal

Hello to whom it may concern:

My name is Yadira Bernal, I gave birth to my baby girl on Friday, 09_18_15@5:08pm. Wendy Cruz was a very useful great mentor emotionally and mentally support person during my labor, I couldn't of done it without her my normal birth. I definitely will refer her to my friends and family of her doula and placenta services. She was very helpful weather  by phone or threw texts messages regards to my concerns of labor or first time mom question's on how my body will feel after labor and/or recover issues I may have. Her communication and experience background  really benefited me in every level. Thank you again, i truly appreciate you and what you do because  you are the best actions speaks louder then words. :)

 

Posted 10/15/2015

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Danielle Webb

I would recommend Wendy if you want to feel supported by a strong, secure, sensitive presence durning and after your birth. I had an unplanned c-section and had just returned home from the hospital with my new baby when I realized that we needed some help and guidance. I contacted Wendy requesting post-pardum doula service that day and she came right over. She helped me to relax, consulted me on breastfeeidng, gave gentle suggestions of how to care of my newborn, and answered questions I had about all kinds of things. Wendy connected me to resouces, like a local breastfeeding workshop where I met other new moms and gave me information about my baby's decelopment and my recovery from the c section. The first several months of my baby's life were enriched because I had Wendy's support -it was a very special time.  Had I known Wendy back when I was pregnant, I would have loved to also have her as my birth doula. 

-Danielle

Posted 10/6/2015

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Brandi McRae

My Doula Wendy was wonderful. I would not have been able to get through my birth without her. She was supportive and extreme helpful. She made sure I got a room at the hospital just in time! Otherwise I would've delivered in the hallway. And no doctors or nurses were in the room when the baby was crowning so she had to deliver my son! What the doulas offer during the whole delivery process, is immeasurable. I am truly thankful for Wendy. 

Posted 10/6/2015

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Brandi McRae

My Doula Wendy was wonderful. I would not have been able to get through my birth without her. She was supportive and extreme helpful. She made sure I got a room at the hospital just in time! Otherwise I would've delivered in the hallway. And no doctors or nurses were in the room when the baby was crowning so she had to deliver my son! What the doulas offer during the whole delivery process, is immeasurable. I am truly thankful for Wendy. 

Posted 10/6/2015

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Khadijah Reed

When I first met Wendy so wasn't my original Doula. My 1st doula had to move away but Wendy was more than willing and ready to step in. She made sure I knew all things I needed to know about my hospital visit and what goes on in the delivery room. The day I went into labor I had to have a C section and she came right down and was with me til I was all checked into my room. She is a very great doula. She will make you feel secured and comfortable especially if your first experience at giving birth wasn't so great like mine. She also makes the coolest placenta art and her placenta cream works great for my c section area. Wendy is a great doula to hire.

Posted 9/23/2015

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Shanise Chappel

The professional services that I received from Wendy was my placenta being encapsulated and breastfeeding guidance. I totally dig Wendy's vibes!!! Her caringness, her professionalism and ability to make me feel at ease during any service I recieved was a comfort to have. She gave to the hospital to pick up my placenta and after her work on them she personally came to my house to deliver the placenta pills. When my baby and I were having trouble breastfeeding the experience with Wendy being a lactation consultant she was very helpful in giving techniques and identifying a crucial  note in the breastfeeding relationship between me and my daughter. I would totally recommend to other women and families out there  to turn to Wendy's Doula Services because her overall professionalism, her true to self  attitude and ability to make you feel comfortable is awesome. The placenta pills made by Wendy has not cause me any problems and her lactation services were effective.

Posted 9/23/2015

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Elly Lovin-Bania

I am so happy to have had Wendy at the birth of our son in June 2015. I was planning to have my sister be our doula, but as she lived out of state we were concerned that her trip dates might not end up coinciding with the birth. So I turned to Ancient Song Doula services, where my partner and I had done our Childbirth Education Class, to get set up with a doula, and they matched me with Wendy.

Wendy met me at one of my prenatal appointments after a great phone conversation (she's always incredibly communicative and quick to respond). Even though I didn't meet her till the end of my pregnancy, I felt completely comfortable with inviting her into my remaining appointments and birth.

Wendy thinks of everything and is incredibly prepared. She brought aromatherapy and honey sticks (among lots of other things) to my birth at Brooklyn Birthing Center. She was amazing through my long hours of back labor in a tub, and took turns with my husband and sister in the tub with me, applying counter-pressure to my hips. Although I was in another state most of that night, Wendy stands out in my memory like an angel watching over me (and watching over my husband and sister), taking care of all the little things and being a positive, reassuring presence.

She was incredibly helpful after my son's birth, too, visiting me twice and helping me care for my baby. We moved out of NYC shortly after our son's birth, but I still feel connected to her and we exchange texts every so often. I also recommend her amazing placenta services!

Wendy was the perfect doula for me. She will always be a part of my son's beautiful birth story and I hope one day he can meet the special woman who watched over his mama during his entry into this world!

Posted 9/15/2015

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