$45 to $65
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smokers
Member of DONA International, Healthy Women Healthy Futures community doula
Depending on how much support you need (i.e. multiples, overnight, etc.) and where you're located (outside of NYC is more expensive) my fees vary. I recommend at least three 4-hour blocks of time over the first month after delivery. Most families need the most help between 6 to around 10 p.m. Overnight packages are also available, especially for first night home with baby.
Yonkers, NY Service range 30 miles
So, I started this pregnancy with just some tips I got from some family and friends. The most important was having someone at home for help. My partner had to work and I didn’t have much support. Audelle was referred to me by my birth doula, so I arranged for a meeting. Immediately I read her and knew right away she was going to be wonderful. I asked a bunch of questions and everything I heard was amazing. I was extremely happy with her services, her presence around me, but MOST IMPORTANTLY, around my baby. It’s very very challanging to trust anyone you do not know with your baby but Audelle made it very comforting and easy to trust her. I highly recommend any and all of her services ! Thank you, Audelle, for helping me st the most important time after my delivery!!!!!
Audelle stepped into our lives right on time and we are so grateful! We met just a few days before I gave birth and we instantly knew by her poise, knowledge and genuine nature that was she was the perfect fit to help support our family.
As we welcomed another little girl to our crew we knew we’d have our hands full. It was important for us to ensure we could manage the first few weeks home with a 2.5 year old toddler and now a newborn. Audelle was a tremendous help as we transitioned to a family of four! With her main focus on Mommy and Baby she immediately cared for us as soon as we got home from the hospital. Whether it was making sure I was able to get a moment to rest, shower, spend time with my toddler, or handle things around the house like laundry, meal prep, tidying up, grocery shopping, Audelle jumped in and never missed a beat!
Extremely resourceful with the ability to answer those typical “Mom questions” Audelle always provided such a calming reassuring voice of reason and supplemented her info with articles online to give additional context. She helped with my toddler when I needed an extra set of hands and went above and beyond on many occasions.
Always prompt, professional, polite and most importantly perfectly primed to support me as a Mother, Audelle was so helpful! I truly felt I always had a go to person to bounce ideas off of, ask questions and help me get back on my feet. Her breastfeeding knowledge was a super important factor for me and I appreciated her commitment and persistence to ensure a great experience for me to bond with the baby. Her skills as a reflexologist came in handy as well! Skilled at her job she is a true gem.
Thank you Audelle for all that you do! Even though I was a second time Mom, we all know each experience is different. Having a post partum doula was one of the best decisions our family made! And Audelle was the perfect fit for us.
I am a new mom and was very fortunate to have had Audelle's help in the first weeks and months of caring for my baby girl. Audelle stayed with us full-time the first week when we came home from the hospital and then visited once or twice a month, as needed. Audelle helped me be well by ensuring that I ate properly and rested as much as possible. Sleep deprivation was the toughest part for me, so having a doula to care for the baby when I needed to sleep was a lifesaver! It was also nice not having to worry about washing the dishes or doing laundry as Audelle did those and even helped me organize the nursery. I found her easy to be around, trustworthy, knowledgable and caring. She always respected my feelings and views and showed utmost patience and compassion as I struggled with postpartum anxiety. My daughter is almost four months old now and we are doing well.I thank Audelle for helping us have a great start on our journey and I would highly recommend her doula services to any new parent.
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