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Chayse Sylvester

Blacker Berries Foundation

Providence, RI Service range 70 miles None

Birth Fee

$0 to $875

Postpartum Rate

$0 to $25

Black Doula

Availability Remarks: Postpartum care depends on individual need and cultural practice. This can range from confinement care to just a set number of visits. Lactation support is built in.

Birth Fee

$0 to $875

Postpartum Rate

$0 to $25

Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:

Birth Doula Experience

9 years and 183 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

7 years and 72 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Doula Trainings International - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Doula Trainings International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • Childbirth International, February 2020
  • Doula Trainings International , February 2024

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No limits. We are a non profit dedicated to access, equity, and supporting identity.

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth

College Education



Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth pool rental
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • End of life doula services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Full spectrum doula services
  • Hypnosis for birth
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Newborn care and parenting classes
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pelvic floor health education & support
  • Photography - Birth
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reflexology
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Special Services
  • Stillbirth and infant loss support
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Vaginal steam/peristeam services
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Blacker Berries Foundation, Birth Worker & Founder (providing the community with free and paid workshops, resources, care items, and education) Melinda and Bill Gate’s Foundation - Maternal Health and Infant Success Community Fridge; Bi - Weekly Restock Volunteer Newcastle Women's Trust; Case Volunteer URI; Sexual Assault Advocate for Students

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Fee Details

Fees are on a tiered basis, depending on your financial comfort and community need. No cost, sliding scale, and payment plan priced services are available to all. We ask that potential clients who have the privilege (or insurance) to pay for services fully, do. As these fees directly support providing other families with care.

Service Area

Providence, RI Service range 70 miles None

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Client Testimonials for Chayse Sylvester

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Stephanie and Kevin


Nice to have my care team include Chayse again. She helped with my first pregnancy and has been a comfort to have around during this one. We are virtual because of a move but I don't feel any less supported or informed. 

Joseph K.


In a world where a simple search on social media can bring up pages and pages of dangerous birth practices being practiced by under qualified individuals, it's nice to see the impact a thoughtful and responsible doula can have on her community. As someone who has witnessed her work, I can attest to Chayse's unwavering focus on bringing momma and baby safely together at the end of their birthing journey. And it is a journey-- one that Chayse takes with her clients from start to finish. Whether it's the preparatory work of the first trimester or the hand-holding chaos of the 11th hour, Chayse is there, Chayse is calm and Chayse will take every spinning plate her client and their family has going and hand them all back at the end, plus one, safe and sound and spinning away with love.

Abdullateef Orulebaja


Chayse has been a pivotal part of my understanding of reproductive health. I asked Chayse if she could help a junior Soldier on my team. She went voice and beyond to not only help but also educated the father to be and their relatives on questions they posed. In her time helping, I was also able to gain valuable insight and understanding on reproductive heath for men and women which I was then able to teach my Soldiers and counterparts.  Chayse taught me how to better support my female soldiers and advocate on their behalf. She also explains different aspects of reproductive health that would otherwise not been understand by the an average person.This informations has now help a dozen service member families in understanding their reproductive health and warning signs of potential harm to a pregnancy and advocate on their own behalf. I want to thank Chayse for the work she has done from those who have benefited from her. 



Chayse helped my wife with everything and even made sure I was okay all the time. We ate real good after my son was born and my wife was able to not use medication during him being born because of what we learned. 



Chayse was great! Very loving and knowledgeable. I can't believe how affordable she was with everything she provided us. I had prenatal, birth, and postpartum care plus she helped me with my placenta. I could reach her all the time and she would always be transparent with me about what was what. Really cool 



Chayse was a last minute addition to my care team, and I'm so lucky we were able to be squeezed in. As an older Mom I was really nervous to give birth in the US for the first time. But Chayse came up to Boston worked with me to help calm me down and feel prepared. Thankfully I was allowed to have my Mom with me too and she even helped my Mom prepare. We have a confinement tradition after birth that Chayse was surprisngly knowledgeable about and provided support through.  Amazing cook, a wonderful spirit, and someone I can trust. 



Chayse was an incredibly thoughtful, kind, and supportive doula who provided hands-on care throughout our pregnancy and birth experience. She was responsive, reassuring, and very knowledgeable whenever questions or concerns arose. 

Allita C.


Chayse is from a different background than I do but she made sure to respect and uphold my traditions during my pregnancy and postpartum. I am not wealthy but Chayse worked with me and never made me feel like I didn't deserve support. She helped with confinement care, showing me how to take care of a newborn, and everything I could not even think of. Through the organization she runs I got maternity clothes, baby clothes, and lots of items I could not otherwise afford. I was afraid but she made it better. 


Gracias por tu apoyo, Chayse! Eres fabuloso. Mi bebe siempre te recordara. 



Affordable, high quality service. Couldn't have asked for a better IVF and birth companion. 

Kendall S


Chayse was fantastic to work with. Really appreciate her having trauma informed education and experience. This was my first pregnancy, and first birth, and Chayse was my rock. Especially because I am a single, low income Mom. She provided services on a sliding scale cost and even assisted with postpartum support for free as part of my "package". Really sweet and lovely! Plus she really knows her stuff! 

Kendall Silvestri


Chayse was fantastic to work with. Really appreciate her having trauma informed education and experience. This was my first pregnancy, and first birth, and Chayse was my rock. Especially because I am a single, low income Mom. She provided services on a sliding scale cost and even assisted with postpartum support for free as part of my "package". Really sweet and lovely! Plus she really knows her stuff! 



Chayse, or Clementia as I know her, was my birth worker for my entrie pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. I chose to have support for 6 months post partum and would have loved to have her around for longer! Her background in research and health policy helped me navigate tons of crazy medical decisions. I ended up having a super fast, unmedicated birth in my hallway as I waited for my midwife to arrive and it was as if Chayse had seen it happen dozens of times. She called the paramedics, was an absolute Angel, and it was a wild, but spiritual, experience. Can't wait for the rest of my kiddos to meet, Clem!

Birth Availability for Chayse Sylvester

= Available. Calendar last updated: 03-21-2024

Postpartum Availability for Chayse Sylvester

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