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Marjorie Baer

Mama Bear Doula Services

Phone: 845-505-6997

Birth Fee: $800 to $1000

Fee Details: Choose the Payment Plan that works best for your family: ** ** Hourly rates (minimum 3-hr time blocks-Suffolk County) - $35 hourly ** ** Hourly rates (minimum 4-hr time blocks-other areas) - $35 hourly ** ** 10-hour block of time (two 5-hr time blocks) - $320 - $32 hourly ** ** 500-hour block of time (minimum 5-hr time blocks) - $12,500 - $25 hourly ** ** Five-day live-in - $1,800 (120 hours) - $15 hourly

Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 15 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • ProDoula, June 2014
  • DONA International, October 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 1

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I am respectful of hospital personnel and their policies, but always with the client's best interests at the forefront.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I am respectful of birth center/hospital personnel and their policies, but always with the client's best interests at the forefront.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Providing there is an OB/Midwife available for delivery, I will assist for home delivery.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • ProDoula Certified Postpartum Placenta Specialist

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Home Birth
  • Single parents
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Infant massage education
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer Doula and Volunteer Study Leader at CareNet Pregnancy Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Marjorie Baer

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Janelle Carl

I can't say enough good things about Marjorie Baer, also known as Mama Bear! Since the first day my husband and I met her, we felt comfortable with her. She had such a warm personality and really seemed to care about making our experience as positive as possible. We were able to share openly with her our desires for a natural birth. but also were clear that I was open to receiving medication if I felt I needed it during labor. She was completely non-judgmental and committed to working with us regardless of our views. Marjorie came to our home a number of times prior to my labor, and that just helped me get more comfortable with her, and I began to feel like she cared about me and my baby. She really is a "mama bear" and is kind and loving. As part of her services before labor, we practiced breathing techniques, exercises on the medicine ball, drafted my birth plan, and she gave me a pre-natal massage! She makes herself available to you for any questions and concerns throughout your pregnancy. She becomes available to you 24/7 exactly 2 weeks prior to your due date, and the instant you start contractions, she will go to your side and stay there until you give birth, even if your labor lasts 29 hours like mine did! Marjorie is so knowledgeable and during labor she had me do a number of different birthing positions (walking, swaying on my partner, different squats, some laying down, etc...to name just a few). She has a bag full of techniques she uses during labor to bring comfort to the birthing mother. She worked so well with my sister and mother who were also present during the labor, in addition to my husband, and they were able to help me also during contractions. She was confident during the labor and I felt like she knew exactly what she was doing. She focused on me and made me feel as comfortable and supported as possible. We had a healthy baby boy and my husband and I felt at ease having a professional help us during labor. Our experience was wonderful!

Posted 8/5/2017

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Matthew Eyler

Marjorie was my doula for my second labor and delivery. It's hard to put into words how important of a role she played in the whole experience. Marjorie kept me grounded, focused, and treated me with such love and respect during my labor and delivery. One of the things I loved was how well she balanced being there for me the whole time, but also giving my husband and I the space to really enjoy bringing our daughter into world as a couple...her presence was never overbearing or distracting. After our daughter was born, she took pictures for us, quickly congratulated us and quietly left...not overstaying or intruding on those first few precious hours. She was professional, yet so personable. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Posted 7/26/2017

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Trista Norton

I contacted Marjorie Baer while pregnant with my son as I was interested in placenta encapsulation. After speaking with her about the process, I felt confident that she was the woman for the job. While awaiting my son's arrival, Marjorie made herself available to answer any questions about the birth process that I may have had; I could tell that she really loved her role as a doula!

When my son was born, Marjorie arrived on the day we had decided upon and, after meeting my lil man, took to encapsulating my placenta! She was meticulous in every way and allowed me to watch her as she worked. Marjorie was both professional and enthusiastic about the process, and left my kitchen exactly as she had found it (she left it much cleaner if I'm being honest). If I did not have the finished product as proof, it was almost as if she was never here! 

I am so glad that I chose to have my placenta encapsulated, and I am so glad that I chose Marjorie Baer to do it. The whole process was beautiful, created great memories for me and my family, and I feel wonderful. I can't wait to recommend her servies to friends and family.

Posted 6/28/2017

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Sarah Neroni

Marjorie worked with us on two occasions, and was well-loved by all family members each time.  She is professional, reliable, warm, caring, knowledgeable and just an all-around good person with an impeccable work ethic - a joy to have as part of our household.  She had a wonderful rapport with our son, always kind and patient with him.  I highly recommend her for pst partum doula care.

Posted 6/23/2017

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Brianna Mazuca

Marjorie was the best doula! She's such a positive ray of energy at all times, I trusted her more with my daughter at first then anyone else. She knew everything she was doing and did it with such patience with not only the baby but myself as well. I wouldn't choose anyone else in the future besides her! She was so clean and cautious with the placenta encapsulation and even make me a little heart out of my umbilical cord along with a press print of my placenta. She did it in the comfort of my own home and cleaned up so well, my kitchen looked better after then before she even started. She always check in on me before and after the baby and with help i needed around the house. I honestly would of paid any type of money for her because that's how amazing her work was and what a joy she was to have by my side, forever grateful for you and all the help. You're truly amazing at what you do 

Posted 6/22/2017

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Olivia Clark

Marjorie by far exceeded my expectations. She worked with while pregnant to help release some stress and fears. She was my go to person throughout my entire journey. Marjorie helped me create a perfect birthing plan for my family. She is calming, loving, and supportive. While in labor she was able to bring me back down while using affirmations and breathing with me. She was supportive to my fiance and family as well. I can not imagine having another baby with out her by my side. Marjorie also worked with my family postpartum. She was wonderful in aiding me through latching my newborn, helping with swaddling and miracle at getting baby to fall asleep! I felt so comfortable when Marjorie was around and didn't want her to leave! She helped reassure my fears were real but that mama knows best and to trust my intuition. She is also a master organizer and helped get my closets put back together. Majorie was such an inspiration. I highly recommend her. She will meet you and your family where you are at. She has an open and loving heart. She will treat you like family, even better! 

Posted 6/22/2017

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