$350 to $1275
3 years and 20 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? No Home Births
Pittstown, NJ Service range 35 miles
As soon as I met Hayley, I knew she was going to be my doula. She has such a warm, peaceful, down-to-earth energy to her that you feel instantly at ease... which definitely helps the anxiety of pregnancy and labor! During my pregnancy and after my daughter's birth, she became an honorary member of my little family. She was there almost my entire three-day labor, but only because I sent her home to sleep at one point (she probably would have stayed for five days if I didn't make her take a break). My husband, who initially was rather wary of hiring a doula, now tells everyone he knows, "Hayley was a lifesaver. I don't know how we would have gotten through without her." She is also a wonderful yoga teacher and taught us some comfort measures that helped me labor at home for a good amount of time.
If you're considering a doula, my advice is 1) do it and 2) go with Hayley.
Working with Hayley was an absolute dream! Hayley was everything we needed through the last stages or pregnancy and birth. I originally met Hayley while attending her prenatal yoga class in Easton, Pa., which was wonderful. Hayley's presence is so calming. Her yoga classes were the highlight of my week. After a few classes, I decided that I wanted to ask Hayley if she would be my Doula. Hayley was super organized and had everything we needed. She was very flexible in arranging when we would get together to go over things. She came to our house so we could be comfortable and didn't have to worry about arranging a babysitter for our daughter. Hayley had a list that we would go over and discuss for the birth of our son. Hayley went through everything with us and explained anything we were not familiar with. If we had questions about something specific, Hayley would follow up with additional resources for us to look through. Hayley was always there for me and checked in on me frequently at the end of my pregnancy. Sometimes all you need is a comforting text or someone to share personal thoughts or even fears with about the upcoming birth. Since I went almost 2 weeks past my due date, I needed to be induced by my midwives. Hayley was there with me & came to the hospital the night I checked in to see how I was doing & go over our plan and intentions for delivery with the nurses & myself. She came back to the hospital the next morning when my contractions were getting stronger & stayed with us until our son was born. Hayley provided so much support during the birth, I do not know what I would have done without her. She was my rock. She held my hand and kept me calm through all stages. Our midwife, the hospital nurses and Hayley worked so well together. Afterward, my husband said that seeing everyone work together like that for a natural birth was amazing and exactly how it should take place. We love you Hayley!
Hayley is absolutely amazing! She provided an abundance of information and excellent resources when I had questions during my pregnancy. I also took her prenatal yoga classes and I found it to be an excellent source of exercise and just an all around good way to get out of the house during my pregnancy. Hayley has a calming and comforting presence and just from one meeting, you can tell she is so passionate about what she does. I had a difficult and unexpected induction and my birth did not go as planned. I am so glad that Hayley was there every step of the way to explain changes and procedures as well as encourage me to be my own patient advocate. She also provided my husband with emotional support and he was so appreciative of her advice and support. We would highly recommend Hayley for doula services!
I knew that I wanted a med free birth with my first and I was led to Hayley for prenatal yoga and subsequently her being my doula in 2018!
She has such a calm presence to her - laid back and you can tell right off that bat that she has a strong passion for helping women labor and birth the way that THEY want to; her vast knowledge and kind heart makes you feel so good and strong during (and after!) pregnancy. She equiped me with the tools needed to take on this monumental milestone of laboring and birthing without pain medication. Most importantly, though, she didn't send me on my merry way..alone and with a newborn to tackle all of those challenges, fears and anxieties by myself - she was there for me even when I thought I was asking the silliest of questions in my exhausted and new mommy state.
She is the person that you want there with you when laboring seems too much, too long, too hard - I highly recommend anyone who is looking for support, no matter what your visions and desires of bringing your baby into this world is, to meet with Hayley and you'll see exactly what I'm talking about!
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