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Regina Conceicao, BA, CD(DONA), CLC, FDC

A Passion for New Beginnings

Brooklyn, NY Serves families in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens

http://www.apassionfornewbeginnings.com

Birth Fee

$2000 to $4000

Postpartum Rate

$40 to $50

Birth Fee

$2000 to $4000

Postpartum Rate

$40 to $50


Birth Doula Experience

20 years and 150 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

16 years and 50 families served


Doula Training

  • DONA International, June 2000

Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

Clients per month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth education services
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Brooklyn Birth Justice Defenders Steering Committee Member; member of New York Metro Doula Group, Member of Doulas of Color Group, former Child and Family Specialist for Columbia University Early Head Start and Doula Consultant for New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Brooklyn, NY Serves families in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens

Client Testimonials for Regina Conceicao, BA, CD(DONA), CLC, FDC

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Melanie

2/10/2020

My experience with Regina was one my husband and I will never forget. Our second birth was the first time using a doula and I don't know how I ever gave birth without one. Regina came highly recommened by a few friends and upon meeting her I knew it was a perfect match.  She provided me with so much knowledge (via our conversations and reading materials) and confidence, that I was able to have the VBAC I hoped for.  After almost 60 hours of labor, Regina literally held my hand and kept me as comfortable as possible, and continued to empower me even when I wanted to give up. My husband appreciated the experience as much as I did and was impressed with the level of care and attention Regina gave. Regina surpasses her stellar repuation with her level of care and expertise. We feel so lucky to have had her attend our son's birth.

Jahque Bg

10/14/2018

My partner and I, Kwame, met Regina during my first trimester as we had no clue what to expect for our first pregnancy and wanted to make sure what we were doing was "right". After our meeting Regina served as our doula for most of the duration of my pregnancy, which we know is not typical for a doula. However, her willingness to get to know us, answer any questions we had about what to expect for the trimesters to follow is a reflection of how committed she is to not just ensuring her clients have a safe delivery, but truly getting to know the family. For example, Regina invited us to attend events that she was participating in and thought we could benefit from, doing so made us feel like she was truly interested in making sure that she was here for our pregnancy journey. As first time parents we felt there were not many people (family, friends) that could advise us on the birth experience we wanted, stepping into something so new and without guidance can feel intimidating but having Regina inform us on everything from the type of experiences that are typical of certain hospitals to what to expect if our birth plan goes astray made us realize that every woman should have a doula! We can confidently say it is due to Regina's patience, care, and knowledge that we had a pleasurable birth experience and was able to deliver at a place we did not even know existed!

Thanks Regina,
Jahque and Kwame

 

Rebekkah Hogan

10/4/2018

If you're looking for a guide and partner to help you through your birth experience- Regina is an excellent choice. She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. Her kind and authroitative manner helped put my husband and I at ease- we felt very comfortable asking questions and expressing our concerns knowing that Regina would help guide us to figure out our own wants and needs. 

Over 2 in home sessions, Regina provided several exercises and projects to help us learn about birth (I am still amazed at the way TV gave me a really wrong impression about what the birthing process is like.) She gave lots of helpful tips to manage low-back pain in the last few weeks before delivery- as well as lead us through several scenarios to help us figure out how we would respond should an emergency arrive while I was in labor. These exercises were extremely helpful for both me and my husband. Regina also has lots of great contacts to help with acupuncture, breast feeding, community building etc.

While having her in the hospital was great to help keep me comfortable, entertained, and motivated- I will always value the time we spent before going to the hospital and the information that helped calm any fears I had about delivery and got me and my husband on the same page with what to expect.

If you're like me, and have no idea if you even need a doula or what benefits you would get out of it, call Regina. She'll tell you what she can offer you- and she'll provide so much more than you ever knew you needed. 

Maria Braga

5/10/2017

Regina was the most amazing doula. She was more than we could ever hope for, and if I ever gave birth again, I'd want to have her by my side while giving birth.

We knew the moment we met Regina she'd be great. She has this positive and loving air about her that immediately made us nervous first time parents feel at ease.

She met with us in our home to go over birthing positions, our birth plan, and how she could support us. On the big day, she helped me labor, tended to dad, smoothed things over with the hospital staff,  and comforted me, including placing lavender around the room and a heating pad on my shoulders. She helped work with our birthing team to ensure that my unmediated birth experience was as memorable and smooth as possible.

She suggested and helped me get into positions that would ease and speed my labor. She made sure dad got rest. She even took pictures as our beautiful daughter was born!

Regina visited again once we got home to help me troubleshoot my breastfeeding journey.

I'd have to say that Regina went above and beyond what we expected and often knew what we needed before we even knew it.

Regina also visited a class of my high school students to discuss with them natural childbirth and a doula as a career path. She even inspired a student to pursue becoming a doula herself! 

There aren't enough words to express how lucky I feel to have met someone so giving and caring and helpful. Don't hesitate to hire Regina. She's awesome!

Anne Marie Denson

4/5/2017

You could not go wrong with having Regina as your doula! What an amazing human being.  She is the type of person that adapts to the environment.  During my labor, at times, I needed calm, serene, and peace.  Other times, I needed to DANCE, and she helped my husband and mother create what I needed to get through. She provided the support and listening ear during a time when a pregnant woman can almost feel crazed with worry.  As soon as we found out we were pregnant again, my husband looked over at me and said, please reach out to Regina asap! Goes to show how much he valued her presense! I believe every birth can benefit from the presence of a doula.  I'll take it a step further and say that every birth can benefit from the presence of Regina. 

Margaret Duarte

3/26/2017

Regina is an amazing doula.  She attended my pre-birth classes with me and was a tremendous support during labor! She prepared me for so much. I also requested her support post birth. She helped me with breastfeeding, allowed me time to rest, and also helpled me bond with my baby. I highly recommend Regina! 

Nancy T. Anderson

3/26/2017

Regina was great as a doula that I would recommend every one to be sure to have a soul by their side when pregnant and ready to give birth. She was extremely informative and likable. I'm glad I had her support while in labor which lasted nearly 20 hours. She was patient and made sure I was comfortable. 

Birth Availability for Regina Conceicao, BA, CD(DONA), CLC, FDC

= Available. Calendar last updated: 02-19-2020

Postpartum Availability for Regina Conceicao, BA, CD(DONA), CLC, FDC

= Available. Calendar last updated: 02-19-2020