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Cloe Alvarado

Cloe the Doula

Brooklyn, NY Service range 25 miles No ferries

https://www.cloethedoula.com/

Birth Fee

$2200 to $3000

Postpartum Rate

$50 to $60

Availability Remarks: Available for daytime, over nights, and evenings

Birth Fee

$2200 to $3000

Postpartum Rate

$50 to $60


Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:


Birth Doula Experience

2 years and 40 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

5 years and 80 families served


Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, August 2021
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, January 2022

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: no smokers

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

  • Babywearing education
  • Childbirth education services
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Miscarriage support
  • Parenting consulting
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep support consulting
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation

credential


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Birth and postpartum advocacy

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Feel free to call, text, or email me for more information. My 10+ years of experience include daycare and nanny work, with the addition of doula clients.

Service Area

Brooklyn, NY Service range 25 miles No ferries

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Client Testimonials for Cloe Alvarado

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Francesca Paparone O’Kane

5/27/2024

As soon as I found out I was pregnant I knew I'd need to find a labor/ delivery and postpartum doula. My husband and I began our search and found Cloe's profile that noted her years of experience. During our initial interview with Cloe we immediately knew she was a perfect fit for us. I had so many fears surrounding childbirth and knew I wanted someone I trusted in my corner. Towards the end of my third trimester I was pressured into scheduling an induction, Cloe was so helpful in explaining the possible pros and cons and helping me make an informed decision. Cloe helped me feel confident in my choice to push a possible induction to 41 weeks (as opposed to 40 weeks which mt doctor was pushing for). I fortunately went into labor naturally before then and during my labor Cloe was an incredible resource for me as well as an advocate. Cloe provided so much information in language we could understand and made me feel so supported and comfortable during a very difficult labor. Cloe also helped me advocate for myself to the doctors at the hospital when I was having issues with my epidural and gave me the confidence to trust my own instincts. Following the birth of our daughter Cloe was with us as our postpartum doula, spending three nights a week with us for the first 6 weeks. Cloe also provided daytime support when my husband returned to working, giving me such a necessary reprieve. Cloe felt like a member of our family, spending time with us when arriving to our house and answering all of our questions regarding our newborn. She gave us a much needed break and treated our baby with so much love and care and provided me with so much emotional support. Cloe was a friend and an incredible resource during such a massive life transition. I would recommend Cloe to anyone and everyone, I can't imagine having gone through this experience without her. 

Rachel

4/8/2024

We had the pleasure of working with Cloe as an overnight doula after the birth of our first child. Her expertise in early childhood development and as a lactation consultant were invaluable in helping us adjust to parenthood and get feeding off to a good start. She had tons of helpful tips and tricks for now and the future and is an incredible resource and fount of information. She gave us a great understanding of the different changes and transitions happening in those early weeks for our child and what to expect going forward. She was very flexible in her timing, schedule, and approach and brought only encouragement and care around our choices. Her calm and friendly demeanor was exactly what we needed amidst the chaos of first time parenthood and was was amazing with our son. She just seemed to understand him and what he needed on a deep level and helped us understand him too! We feel so lucky to have had the chance to work with her and would strongly recommend Cloe to anyone looking for overnight doula support!

Alicia M.

3/6/2024

Cloe was all around wonderful.  Helped so much at my birth advocating for me when I literally couldn't. Then afterwards for the first few weeks at home with my baby she was so helpful. The only reason I was able to establish a solid breastfeeding relationship was because of her help and we got to have a few nights of uninterrupted sleep which was amazing for our mental health. 10/10 would recommend. 

Krystal

2/20/2024

With my first birth being a scheduled Cesarean due to my baby being breech, I had no idea what to expect for a VBAC.  Cloe made the process easy and relieved my anxiety.

Cloe has a very calming demeanor which put me at ease, she was easy to talk to and I felt comfortable asking her anything. When I went into labor, Cloe arrived at the hospital before me and helped me check in during contractions. She helped set up the room with my oil diffuser and made sure I had an exercise and peanut ball in the room. When the staff started pushing an epidural early in the process, she advocated for me, and made sure they knew I would let them know if and when I wanted one. Cloe helped me get through each contraction using pressure points and talking me through each one. My husband had to stay with our toddler until the sitter could take over, so it was just me and Cloe. Cloe kept my husband informed so he knew when the best time to come.

After the baby was born she snapped some perfect pictures so we could remember the moment. We also had Cloe come for a few postpartum visits, which was helpful when my husband had to go on a work trip and also gave me time with just my toddler in those first big transitional weeks. Having someone to talk to after the birth was great. I highly recommend Cloe and would 100% use her again for my next birth.

Rachel

1/8/2024

We had a wonderful experience with Cloe.  The meetings beforehand, along with Cloe's presence during the labor allowed us to feel assured and calm for the labor process.  Her knowledge around pregnancy and infants has been so helpful for all of the questions we've had along the way.  She has consistently been generous to share what she knows and encouraged us to text with questions whenever needed.

Teresa

12/18/2023

Cloe's expertise and compassionate care made all the difference during the challenging early stages of parenthood. Her insights into newborn care and her ability to navigate the intricacies of those initial weeks helped us navigate the uncertainties of being first-time parents

The overnight visits with Cloe were a lifesaver and gave us the chance to catch some much-needed rest. Cloe's approach was gentle and reassuring, making those nights a bit more manageable.

We highly recommend Cloe to any new parents seeking a doula to naviagte the post partum journey. Her dedication, knowledge, and genuine care create a much-needed support system. Thank you, Cloe, for being an integral part of our journey into new parenthood and for making those early days a bit more manageable.

Emily G

12/2/2023

We truly enjoyed our time with Chloe! She was very helpful with our daughter in the first few weeks postpartum and also provided me with a plethora of advice/tips on breast and bottle feeding. We miss her already and will definitely use her again if we have a third child!

Tara

10/16/2023

Cloe was with us for the birth of our first child as well as for overnight visits postpartum. She was a perfect fit for our transition to parenthood and provided excellent care for our son! Cloe is an incredible doula. She is knowledgeable, empathetic, and reliable.

In our in-home prenatal vists, she provided very helpful guidance on what to expect and how to prepare for the birth. She was with us in the hospital with us during the entire induction (over 30 hours) providing information and offering gentle advice. During the overnight visits over two months, she provided excellent care for my son and I, as well as answers to many questions about babies, nursing, and child development etc. My son was always content and calm with Cloe around. We are so happy that we found Cloe and that she was able to spend so much time with us!

We could not ask for a better doula and would recommend her to anyone!

Krystal

9/4/2023

With my first birth being a scheduled Cesarean due to my baby being breech, I had no idea what to expect for a VBAC.  Cloe made the process easy and relieved my anxiety.

Cloe has a very calming demeanor which put me at ease, she was easy to talk to and I felt comfortable asking her anything. When I went into labor, Cloe arrived at the hospital before me and helped me check in during contractions. She helped set up the room with my oil diffuser and made sure I had an exercise and peanut ball in the room. When the staff started pushing an epidural early in the process, she advocated for me, and made sure they knew I would let them know if and when I wanted one. Cloe helped me get through each contraction using pressure points and talking me through each one. My husband had to stay with our toddler until the sitter could take over, so it was just me and Cloe. Cloe kept my husband informed so he knew when the best time to come.

After the baby was born she snapped some perfect pictures so we could remember the moment. We also had Cloe come for a few postpartum visits, which was helpful when my husband had to go on a work trip and also gave me time with just my toddler in those first big transitional weeks. Having someone to talk to after the birth was great. I highly recommend Cloe and would 100% use her again for my next birth.

Emily

8/31/2023

Cloe is an amazing doula!! She worked with our family right when we came home from the hospital with our first child. She was so understanding, supportive, and knowledgeable! We felt instantly at ease with her, and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for overnight, or daytime support for both parents and babies!

Nina R

8/21/2023

We worked with Cloe as both a birth and postpartum night doula during and after the birth of our first child. I had a very successful labor and attribute much of that to Cloe's knowledge, compassion, and advocacy. She worked extremely well with my OB and the hospital nursing staff, and I felt so supported.

When we got home from the hospital, it was an immense comfort knowing that Cloe would be there to help us through our first night, and many of the nights that followed. Thanks to her guidance, I have also had a smooth breastfeeding experience. 

My husband and I would strongly recommend Cloe to any expecting person, and, while I am sure that Cloe would be fabulous in any situation, I would particularly refer her to those hoping to have the support of a doula while also seeking a hospital birth. 

Lael O'Shaughnessy

3/17/2023

Our experience with Cloe was perfect. She was a perfect fit for us -- laid back, trustworthy, knowledgable, and non-judgemental. She had great advice but never pushed us, just presented her knowledge in a relaxed and easy way. It was so nice to get some genuine sleep in the first couple of months of our son's life (a rare commodity with a newborn) and we are already sad that our time with her is over. It can be stressful finding someone you trust to have around in the delicate postpartum time but she is the perfect person to have in your home at that vulnerable time. We felt so comfortable having her around and will miss her. 

I would recommend her to any new parents! We used her nighttime services but would have been thrilled to have her during the day too and though we didn't have a birth doula but we definitely would use Cloe for that in the future too! Cannot praise her enough.

Stephanie

2/12/2023

Having cloe as a daytime postpartum doula was a great experience. As a first time mom I honestly didn't know what to expect. Cloe was helpful in so many ways! She made the best and tastiest oatmeal, she prepared meals for us, helped with our laundry, took care of my baby while I showered or organized things at home. The one thing I appreciated the most was having her company and being able to talk about various things related to parenting. She made me feel comfortable even when my house was a total mess. I would definitely recommend Cloe to anyone who may need a helping hand during those first few weeks postpartum. 

HeeMin Kim

1/31/2023

As first time parents, my husband and I quickly realized that no book or class could prepare us for the actual birth experience. We had close friends suggest working with a birth doula and after speaking with Cloe, we knew that we made the right choice for our family. Right off the bat, Cloe made us feel at ease and supported. She is a wonderful listener and answered all of our endless questions. She taught us various comfort measures we could take at home to help with labor and was there in the delivery room to offer the same level of support. She was my advocate in the delivery room and she made sure that I was comfortable and taken care of at every moment. Her guidance and support in the delivery room was everything we needed and more, we are so grateful that she was there for our special day. And it didn't stop there, she was also there to support us postpartum. Checking in on us via text and with postpartum visits, she was there to answer all questions newborn related! When we were feeling most alone and lost, she was just a text away. She was the perfect doula for our journey and we could not recommend her enough! 

Sam

1/9/2023

We worked with Cloe for overnight support for the first 6 weeks of our daughters birth in tandem with another night doula. We can’t say enough great things! Cloe was always on time, easy with scheduling, prioritized our sleep and rest, and gave us wonderful advice on how to handle an infant. She shared tips on everything from gas, to wake windows, to latching. Literally a walking baby encyclopedia! We are so grateful for her help and will be reaching out for our next baby!

Ellie

12/6/2021

Cloe was a pleasure to work with and absolutely fantastic with our newborn daughter. She was incredibly helpful and patient as she coached us and answered all of our questions through the early days of being new parents. Looking back, her support was an important and necessary part of our postpartum journey. 

Birth Availability for Cloe Alvarado

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Postpartum Availability for Cloe Alvarado

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