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Daisy Mason

SoHo Doula

Website: https://sohodoula.com

Phone: 787 239 7018

Birth Fee: $1100 to $1800

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

Fee Details: I work on a sliding scale. Please reach out to me directly if you are preparing for a Home birth, would like to work with me, and are in need of a reduced fee.

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 33 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 11 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Carriage House Birth Foundation - Certified Birth Doula
  • HypnoBirthing (Mongan Method) - Professional Doula Training Certification

Doula Training

  • Carriage House Birth, April 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 5 births and 1 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Births attended at Metropolitan Hospital, Mount Sinai West, Mount Sinai East, Maimonides, NYU, NY Pres/Weill Cornell, Brooklyn Methodist, and Brooklyn Birthing Center.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I am currently training to be a midwife's assistant and birth assistant. I have assisted as a doula at 4 home births, and had one myself in 2012.

Childbirth Education Certifications

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Jin Shin Jyutsu, Aromatherapy and HypnoBirthing Support

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Twins
  • Vaginal breech birth
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Therapist or counselor

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer work during the 2nd Annual Decolonize Birth Conference. Training as a Birth Assistant with Ancient Song Doula Services and Brooklyn Birthing Center.

Languages spoken: English and French

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Client Testimonials for Daisy Mason

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Jessica

Daisy was absolutely incredible and everything I could have ever hoped for in a Doula. I had initially debated whether I really wanted / needed to hire a Doula as part of my birthing experience, but after initially meeting Daisy I knew that having a Doula and specifically working with Daisy was the best path for me.

During our initial pre-birth meetings my husband and I got to know Daisy and were encouraged by how open and supportive she was to helping guide us through our birth choices. Also, while she was extremely knowledgeable about a variety of birthing options, she never pushed us down any particular path, but instead identified pros and cons based on her experience.

While our initial time with Daisy was very helpful, it was during the actual birthing process that she really came through and was indispensable. This was my first child so everything was new to me and her birth was not particularly easy, over 24 hours in labor. Daisy was with my husband and I during this whole time and I swear I think she may have been some sort of Doula Mary Poppins. She had absolutely everything I needed to help calm me and support me through the birth. This ranged from something as simple as a straw to help me drink water (I was so thirsty) to essential oils ready to go for a foot massage.

When it came time to push and actually deliver my daughter the primary doctor on hand was one that I did not agree with or feel comfortable around based on my interactions with him from the previous night. Daisy knew this and made sure another doctor was the one in the room to deliver my baby to help ensure the best possible environment. Plus, during the delivery Daisy was right by my side assisting both me and the doctors helping guarantee the best possible delivery experience.

Daisy was fantastic and I cannot imagine having delivered my baby without her support and am truly grateful that she was with me for this experience.     

Posted 9/8/2019

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Megan

At first I was very skeptical about how a doula would benefit us as a couple but as soon as we met Daisy that changed completely. She has such a warm and kind demeanor. Very open, non judgemental and approachable. I felt a sense of comfort with her when I needed advise on decisions I was not expecting to make. While laboring at the hospital I felt like she was more in tuned with what was going on with my body than the nurses who were checking in on me. She read my cues and knew exactly what to do and how to support me. I really felt much more at ease having her in the room and would not have had it any other way. I am so grateful for her being there and am so happy to have the memories of that day to cherish forever! Thank you so much Daisy! You will always have a place in our hearts!

Love, 

Megan, Julien & baby Cassien 

Posted 9/2/2019

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Courtney S

Daisy was an incredible partner and advocate during labor. I'm not sure what we would have done without her! She did an amazing job helping us come up with our birth plan in advance of the birth, and during labor, she was excellent communicating our desires to the hospital staff. She was a calming presence throughout the entire experience, and motivated me when I was exhausted and wanted to give up. Because of Daisy, I was able to have a vaginal birth as I had always wanted. It was a long labor, but she hung in there with me and my husband, helping ease my discomfort while staying positive the entire time. Seeing the doctor hold up my baby after he was born was one of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen. The next day, the doctor told me she was convinced I would need to have a c-section -- having Daisy there advocating for me, providing ideas and recommendations was cruicial. She has such a wonderful presence and made me feel comfortable from the moment we met. Daisy was worth every penny. For anyone looking for a doula, reach out to Daisy ASAP, she is truly the best!

Posted 8/21/2019

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Mike & Roma

As a first-time dad and the initially-skeptical husband, I can't say enough wonderful things about our experience with Daisy Mason as our doula. I didn't really even know what a doula did or why we would willingly incur another expense (the baby's coming regardless of who's there, right?) but looking back, it's one of the best decisions we made during the pregnancy and in retrospect a complete no-brainer. From the first meeting, Daisy put us at ease with her calm demeanor, complete openness, and informed & non-judgemental responses to our MANY questions. She was in regular contact with my wife and with both of us whenever necessary. When the time came, she was at our home quickly and helped my wife through her contractions while I ran around getting ready to get to the hospital. Arriving at the hospital, Daisy was a huge help, from carrying stuff to helping us get checked in while I parked. She made sure that we were both eating and/or drinking water, both easily-overlooked but important tasks. During the delivery, Daisy kept us calm and informed when the L&D staff were focusing on other things. She knew when there was a break and told us to rest up and pushed for more information on our behalf when the recommended course of action was a departure from the birth plan. She sensed our nerves when they were speaking in terms & tones that we couldn't identify as grave or simply focused, and assured us that everything was OK. Daisy was incredibly positive and encouraging during active labor and was genuinely happy for us once the baby had finally arrived.

Simply put, Daisy enriched the entire birth experience and we could not more strongly recommend her as a doula!

Posted 7/2/2019

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Ismael Zakou

J'avais eu le plasir de rencontrer Daisy. Elle est une personne exceptionelle qui nous as aider guider et conseiler durant l'accouchement de ma femme. Elle etais tres patiente et elle s'es comporter comme si elle etais de la famille, elle as supporter ma femme jusqu'a la fin de l' accouchement. Je la recommends a tout le monde. Elle est tres bien et fait tres bien son travail. Elle vraiment qualifier pour le boulot.

Ismael Zakou

Posted 5/20/2019

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Chanie Brach

I'm not sure where to start. My birth was not easy at all, I had a scheduled induction that lead to a c-section after 24 hour of labor. So basically it was no party. Why should you choose Daisy? She is what made me pull through this birth experience with no trauma leading to PPD. Daisy was there from the moment we entered the hospital until my princess was born, she tended to my needs, calmed me down, eased pain, dealt with a emotional/cranky soul  ;) and guided/educated us new parent to be. We could have never done it without her. We will forever be greatful.

Posted 2/14/2019

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Jessica W

We absolutely loved our experience working with Daisy for the birth of our daughter in December 2018. We had an opportunity to meet with Daisy twice before the due date and it was a great way to share expectations, questions, concerns and also get tips for preparing myself for the birth. Our daughter was due November 29th but ended up 11 days late. During that time Daisy was regularly available to me for phone calls and texted to check in on how I was feeling and how midwife visits were going. 

Ultimately I had to be induced and Daisy was there from the very beginning. She talked me through things the weekend before and arrived at the hospital for triage before the induction. Throughout the day Daisy continued to offer support and even gave me a foot massage as I was waiting for stronger contractions to begin! 

After several hours of pitocin the midwife suggested breaking my water, a decision I was not comfortable with at the time. Daisy was able to help me talk through my options and delay the decision. Throughout the rest of my labor and pushing Daisy was such a calming presence to help me through and consistently reminded me of breathing techniques. Her support was able to really help keep me focused and my husband really appreciated having another knowledgable person providing support in the room and advocating for what we needed. 

Once our daughter arrived Daisy helped with breastfeeding and continued to stay with us through our transition into the mother-baby unit at the hospital. She continued to text and check in on us and visited us about a week after we left the hospital to see how we were doing. The postpartum visit was an excellent addition to the birth support. I was really struggling with breastfeeding at the time and Daisy provided help with positioning and latching and was able to be an emotional support during some difficult times. I couldn't imagine doing this without her support. 

Posted 2/13/2019

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Sarah Silver

My husband and I welcomed our first child in August with the help and support of Daisy as our Doula.  Daisy has a calming presence that was reassuring to us before, during, and after our baby’s birth.  She is prompt and reliable, caring and well-informed.  She is also flexible:  she helped us make a birth plan that we felt good about, and, when most of those plans went out the window because it became clear that a scheduled C section was the safest thing for me and baby, Daisy researched and reassured. On baby’s birth day, Daisy came with us to the hospital and made her way to triage, though initially told she wasn’t allowed.  She relieved my husband so he could go eat something during our long wait for the scheduled c section (emergency c sections kept taking precedence, delaying my surgery by almost 5 hours).  She was with us after the surgery, advocating for my comfort and making sure I got my skin to skin contact and opportunity to breastfeed the babe.  She is also incredibly helpful with breastfeeding issues. All the while, Daisy captured priceless photos and video that we were too busy to capture at that time. 

After the birth, Daisy visited to help me with breastfeeding and also kindly made me some meals when I was so busy adjusting to the hectic new mom lifestyle. 

Throughout this entire process, Daisy was always immediately responsive to texts, emails, and calls.  She was truly a key part of our process and we recommend her enthusiastically and without hesitation.

Posted 12/19/2018

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megan lewis

I was connected with Daisy via Carriage House. She was the first doula we met of many. I immediately felt as ease with her. She encouraged me in every way from the very beginning. My birth journey was like most in that we planned and then our journey changed. I had a short labor that resulted in my giving birth in the floorboard of an Uber. Daisy  was there to guide us literally and figuratively through the ordeal. Once we arrived at the hospital she took charge and made sure that our concerns were focused solely on our sweet little Bean. She took charge of paperwork, advocated for our wishes and made sure breastfeeding began immensely. I truly don’t know what we would’ve done without her. 

 Daisy is comforting, encouraging, efficient, intuitive, knowledgeable, Unwavering and most important of all strengthening.

Posted 12/2/2018

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Skylar Failla

Daisy stepped in during the last few weeks of my pregnancy when our hired doula was out of town for a family emergency. From the moment we spoke with Daisy after being connected, we knew we were in good hands if our doula had not returned in time for our birth. After our initial phone call with Daisy she provided my husband and I helpful information and was always there to answer our questions. As it turned out, I was set to deliver a week before my due date via cesarean when our hired doula was still out of town. Although our birth was not what we had hoped, we felt so fortunate that Daisy was our doula on delivery day. She met us early in the morning the day of delivery and stayed with us during the prep for surgery through the time we were settled in our hospital room with our baby. Daisy is incredibly warm and was extremely supportive, attentive, and helpful. She always took it upon herself to give my husband and I moments alone. Following the delivery, in the recovery room, Daisy helped to initiate breastfeeding and lend a helpful hand in any way she could to me and my husband. Words can express our gratitude for Daisy. We are so thrilled that she was part of our birth team. If you have the opportunity to hire Daisy as your doula, I highly recommend it.

Posted 8/16/2018

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Janet Vidal

I met Daisy 3 weeks before my first baby was due. Upon meeting her, I felt like she would be the support I needed during labor. She was sweet, attentive, and asked me about my expectations and concerns. As a single mom, I needed support and comfort during such an important event in my life. The doula I picked would be my main source of that. Daisy was my number one choice and thankfully she was available!


The days leading up to my delivery, Daisy made sure she checked in. She asked me how I was doing, if there were any updates and kept reminding me to let her know as soon as it was time for my baby's birth . Finally, when the moment came, I let her know and she arrived to the hospital immediately.


At the hospital, she kept track of my contractions and made sure I was comfortable. She would ask me if I needed water, if I needed a snack, or if I needed some chapstick. Simple things that I am very thankful for because they provided me so much comfort. As the contractions got closer together and stronger, Daisy started to apply pressure in my lower back, she provided me with breathing techniques and reminders of how strong I was. That was exactly what I needed! She helped me so much  and I will forever be thankful for having Daisy with me when welcoming the most amazing gift in my life.


Daisy came to visit my baby and I about a week after he was born. Since I was breastfeeding she was so sweet and brought me some nipple cream. She also asked me if I needed anything and spent some time helping with the baby so that I could get some much needed rest. A few days later she also emailed me some pictures that she took when my baby was born. I was so into the moment of birthing that I totally forgot about capturing it so this was an amazing gesture!

Daisy was an amazing doula and if I were to have another child, I would choose her again!

Posted 7/28/2018

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Katryn Evinson

Daisy was an amazing doula. Her presence and support brought me a lot of confidence and she made me feel very safe. I know my birth experience went so well because of her. Daisy was super resourceful, respectful and knew exactly how to deal with the entire situation. It felt like having a family member that you can fully trust and that you know will advocate for you if the need arises. She was great teaming with my partner and she knew exactly how to maintain the atmosphere that we had created for ourselves. Once at the hospital, Daisy made sure I got the right care and was attentive to any changes to my birth plan that nurses/midwives wanted to make during the birth (the baby's heart rate dropped while they were monitoring me at triage and she did everything that was in her hand to get me as comfortable as the limitations allowed for and to maintain everything possible I had imagined for my birth within the constraints I had). Finally, I was able to be transferred to the Birthing Center towards the end of my labor which was a short but a great experience. I would strongly recommend Daisy to any friend or acquaintance who asked me for info on a doula; and if I had a second baby, I would definitely want Daisy to be my doula for a second time around :).

Posted 4/27/2018

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