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Lindsey Mayo

Baby Barriga

Phone: (252) 399-9705

Birth Fee: $1600 to $2000

Fee Details: My fees are based on a sliding scale, as well as my own experience which is growing by the second.

Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 115 births attended

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I am there to support the type of birth that you desire. If you choose to to receive an epidural we can ensure that you still feel like an active and strong member in the birth of your baby. I will remain with you, mama, throughout your labor, delivery, and about 1-2 hours after (or more) to help you get settled and get that baby latched!
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
We want your birth center experience to be as comfortable and inviting as being in your own home, using the tub, the bed, scents, sounds and lights to make you comfortable.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Carriage House

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • DONA Breastfeeding Training

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • RN (Registered Nurse)
  • Bach Flower,Postpartum Meal Packages, placenta encapsulation

College Education

  • AA/AS
  • BA/BS
  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Brooklyn, NY
Travel Range: 100 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: Travel is based more on time of travel than distance.

Client Testimonials for Lindsey Mayo

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Renee Ortega

Lindsey was a great support and motivator during my pregnancy, delivery and recovery. She helped me in prepping for baby and organizing so that my family and would be cared for while I was in the hospital by helping me to develop a plan. she helped me think about the best options when I was faced with c-section and being induced and when I returned home I was able to focus on the transition because she provided healthy meals for my entire family. It was truly a relief having the support and not having to worry about my families basic needs because it was all discussed and planned ahead of time thanks to Lindsey. I would highly recommend her services during this time. Renee

Posted 2/16/2016

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Joyce Lee

Lindsey was an incredible doula who was supportive (emotionally and physically) in helping me stay on track with a natural childbrith experience.  She was always available when I had questions, concerns, or just wanted to chat about things.  She was always responsive and full of awesome and very useful information, which helped guide me through the pregnancy and the birth.  She also helped my husband become a wonderful birth partner - helped put him at ease and guided him through as well.  She is super easy to get along with, is intuitive, funny (seriously), and just plain COOL.  I honestly don't think I could have gotten through the birth without her by my side, and am so thankful to have found her.  I highly recommend you meet with her to see for yourself!  

Posted 1/28/2016

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Annie Hart

I really can't say enough wonderful things about Lindsay. I honestly didn't know her until my main doula wasn't sure she could make my birth and advised me to consider Lindsay as her backup.  My labor was so long (at least a couple of days) that Lindsay ended up being there for a huge part of it, from when my labor redoubled its strength until I was completely settled at the hospital, when my original doula came back.  Lindsay was so quiet, like a fly on the wall, while my contractions weren't getting much stronger, and then she offered subtle, helpful suggestions to make them stronger, and lo and behold, they really worked.  She really supported me once the labor became intense, showering me, massaging me, helping me through each contraction on my birthing ball.  I felt so powerful but calm under her care.  She spoke kindly to our taxi driver, who drove exactly how I needed to, helped me register at the hospital, and above all, made me feel relaxed and under no pressure to move quickly while I stepped so slowly through the hospital lobby.  She and my husband pressed my hips so hard (at my request!) on my birthing ball, I was able to break through to feeling my water break and the triumph of fully experiencing my labor.  She listened to me carefully, and I never had to ask twice for help, or sometimes even ask once, as she would just know what I needed.   My first birth to my older son was traumatic for me, and I owe a lot to Lindsay for making this one a life-affirming and strengthening experience.

I loved every second of working with her, even when it was so hard.

 

Posted 1/13/2016

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Jordan Brown

Thanks to Lindsey, I can say that I had the perfect birthing experience. All of my fears were addressed and every desire was realized through Lindsey. She was very thorough, thoughtful and always dependable. She was always there when I needed support; during the birth, antepartum and postpartum periods. She educated me on tons of coping techniques and birthing options that I didn't know were available to me.

The amount of impact that Lindsey had on my birthing experience is truly unbelievable. Before she came around I believed that I would need to have another C-section. Instead, I had the most incredible VBAC that I will always look back on and cherish. It brings tears to my eyes thinking about the series of events that lead to the birth of my daughter.. And I give Lindsey so much of the credit for creating that experience for me. She gave me everlasting confidence and support which is all I wanted and needed. Thank you, my dear friend ?? 

Posted 1/12/2016

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jocelyn doxsey

Lindsey was the perfect match for our first labor/delivery/pregnancy experience. We had hoped for a natural birth, and like many births, that just didn't go to plan! I ended up having an emergency c-section in a very short period of time (admitted at 1 pm, baby was out by 4:30). Lindsey was there by my side for the whole experience and was able to comfort my mom and sister while I was in surgery. We felt completely blessed to have her there!

Lindsey is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of pregnancy, labor, and post-partum. She's flexible and works with challenging schedules. Lindsey offers 1:1 childbirth education and brings a calm, confident energy in every meeting (and during labor!). You will be in great hands with Lindsey. 

Posted 7/8/2014

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Jason Masten

As a first time father, I was terrified about having a baby. Sure, everyone’s two cents can be helpful but having Lindsay around was a godsend. We hired her for birthing instruction and to be our doula during labor. Her instruction was great and very useful. Prior to my wife’s labor, Lindsey contacted us numerous times to check in and even provided us with a backup doula incase the unforeseeable happened. All those details kept me at ease. When my wife’s water broke, Lindsey arrived immediately and helped with every little detail for our home birth. She was also the last person to leave after the delivery. Lindsey is very knowledgeable, witty, funny, and a great friend. I wouldn’t change my baby’s birth experience for the world and I have Lindsey to thank for that.

Posted 6/13/2014

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Erika Sheffer

Lindsey was a supportive and strong presence at the time we most needed it. We had hoped to labor at home, and have a natural birth, but when I was overdue and the sonogram revealed low fluid in my uteris, my midwife recommended inducing.  After a long labor, my midwife discovered the cord by our baby's head. In about ten minutes I had emergency C-section, and we had a healthy baby girl.  Those were some scary moments for both me and my husband.  When they rushed me to the O.R., my husband was left behind in the delivery room, confused and terribly worried.  Lindsey stayed with him and spoke to the staff to get information on my condition. Once we got home, she came over to help us process the trauma of the delivery and to meet our daughter.  We loved having her as our doula.  Lindsey was respectful and encouraging of our choices. She was positive and warm and we enjoyed our prep meetings thoroughly.  In the end, her clear head and compassion helped us through a crisis situation.   

Posted 6/11/2014

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Patrice Poltzer

Lindsey is a calm, nurturing force and was invaluable in helping to prepare me and my husband for our birth. Oh and she's really funny too.  My entire labor experience was about four hours (I was told later how rare that was) so Lindsey didn't get to showcase her mad doula skills IN the actual birth as the baby essentially came in the cab! But her presence in the birthing center and her help immediately following the birth of my son was just amazing. It was such a whirlwind of an experience and her being there was like having the most competent partner ever by your side. She also took some photos and captured some real emotional moments. I told my husband to make sure he snapped a few photos, but in the moment he was not thinking to do that. I am so glad we had Lindsey there to capture these intimate moments for our family. We also met with her a few times before my birth and she sat down with me and my husband and really talked to us about our expectations, hopes, fears, etc. For my British hubby, this conversation of "feelings" originally sounded the alarm bells, but I cannot say how unbelievably insightful and useful that conversation was to us. She brought up topics that we hadn't even thought to discuss and my husband opened up about some of his fears that I'm not sure he would have stated had she not been there to start the conversation. She was also available 24/7 up to the birth for any of my random questions. She has a quiet strength about her and is so chilled out. The calmer you can be about giving birth, the better off you are in my opinion. I know Lindsey helped me channel my inner calmness (didn't think I had it!) before I went into labor and that helped me tremendously. I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone looking for an outstanding doula. I also like how she is constantly learning and open to new ideas. No matter what type of birth you envision for yourself, she is there to support your decision.

Posted 6/8/2014

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j dai

Lindsey is a great doula - very professional, knowledgeable, calm, mature and considerate.  She helped step by step along our processes of pregnancy, labor/delivery and post-mortem, advising what to do/bring/be mindful.  She helped a lot during the delivery process, prepared with her handy stuff, did good massage to help pain management etc. She even gave me something to eat right after delivery when I was so so hungry.  Both I and my husband got great support and felt assured/confident about VBAC with Lindsey's help. 

Lindsey also took some precious photos of those moments, when both of us were so almost overwhelmed by the delivery process, which we treasure very much.

We feel we were lucky to have her as our dourla!  Thank you again for your great help, Lindsey!

Posted 6/1/2014

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Newnew thongphet

We had a really great homebirth experience with the help of Lindsey. She also gave us a childbirth education during my pregnancy. She is great doula. She was a big big help for me during labor. 

Posted 6/1/2014

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Sara Rowbottom

I wanted a doula in order to have support throughout my whole labor to manage the contractions since my boyfriend wasn't able to be in the delivery room, and in the event that I had to make decisions about interventions, to have someone to explain them to me in plain language. In meeting her, Lindsey made me feel confident that those needs would be met, and more. She was knowledgeable, down to earth, made me laugh, and I felt no judgement about what I wanted for my labor & delivery.

Lindsey was an amazing support during my labor & delivery: From drawing me baths, to massage, to getting me to eat while I could, to keeping me hydrated, she knew what would help more than I did, and she advocated and communicated to the nurses and midwife for me. I couldn't imagine not having had her for what was a pretty challenging labor: she came over at 1:30 am, I labored at home till 6:30, went to the hospital, came home because I was only 4cm, and went back at 9:30. I made good progress until 7cm when I stalled. My water hadn't broken and I allowed the midwife to break it. I progressed again until 9 or 9.5 cm, but stalled there for another 4 hours The baby's head was crooked and I had a cervical lip that was preventing me from fully dilating. By then I was beyond exhausted. Though I had been trying for a natural birth, I told Lindsey I wanted an epidural and she supported me. The epidural allowed me to relax and rest and I finished dilating. During delivery, my baby's heartbeat slowed and they nearly had to use a vacuum. Lindsey coached me the whole way - and finally around 9:30 pm, I delivered. On top of the above, Lindsey communicated my progress to my boyfriend, answered text messages for me, photographed the whole process and wrote a sweet letter to my son that I've just pasted into his baby book. Hiring Lindsey was one of the best decisions that I made during my pregnancy and I would absolutely hire her again.

Posted 1/15/2014

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kate broman

Lindsey was my primary doula's backup. I knew that my primary doula was going away around the time of my due date, and was nervous about hiring her because of this, but after meeting Lindsey I felt completely at ease. After 5 minutes of talking with her, I knew that we would be a good fit.

I am a nurse and my husband is a doctor, we generally have high expectations of any healtcare personnel. Lindsey demonstrated an impressive depth of knowledge on the birthing process, this made me feel like I could trust her guidance. Knowing I could trust her judgment, really helped me to relax and focus.

She also had a great combination of patience, confidence and empathy that was very maternal and comforting. These character traits are even more impressive when you take into consideration that I went into labor at 4 am on Thanksgiving morning and didn't give birth until past 12 am the next day. Lindsey was by my side for the entire holiday for over 24 hours!!

My labor took an unexpected turn towards the end, and my birth plan changed. I was feeling a bit disappointed and guilty. Lindsey immediately quieted my concerns and boosted my confidence with gentle yet inspiring words. It was exactly what I needed to hear at exactly the time I needed to hear it. I was able to successfully deliver my baby vaginally after her "prep" talk, I greatly credit her sensitivity in knowing what I was feeling and what I needed to hear in getting me through that phase and ultimately making my delivery a success. 

Also, she took pics during my labor, which is something I didn't think of. It was such a great surprise to get an email from her a day later with all the pics she took, documenting my journey.

Lindsey has an instinct on what is happening and is able to give the correct encouragement and guidance at exactly the right time it is needed. She was an incredible source of strength for me and I 100% recommend her.

Posted 1/11/2014

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Amber Siegel

Lindsey is a great doula and I am so glad that she was present at the birth of my son. She is a strong person with a soothing presence. She knows when to engage and when to step back and how to be a helpful presence in either case. She expresses her ideas freely but with sensitivity and knows how to take cues from birthing woman rather than assert subjective ideas. She is cool, direct, realistic, intuitive, experienced, knowledgable, and full of great ideas and suggestions. She has a great sense of humor too. We didn't even think we wanted a birth doula. Then we found Lindsey and are so glad we did. The thought of having a doula whom we had met recently present during such an intimate occasion seemed like it could be uncomfortable and awkward. And though I am very liberal, I had dreadful visions of being in rabid labor pain and having a doula get assertively hippie kumbaya and me wishing they weren't there (or worse!). But very soon after meeting Lindsey it was clear that it would be comfortable (and pleasant!) to have her share the birth of our son Nico. I have learned so much from her about pregnancy, the birthing process and postpartum issues and believe that it was very beneficial to me, my husband and our son to have her at our birth. And on top of everything else, Lindsey also took great photos of the experience that we will cherish forever and she knitted the baby a beautiful hat!

Posted 12/11/2013

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Kyoko Fukuda

What can I say, Lindsey was just incredible. We planned for a home birth but there were some complications so it ended up being a hospital transfer. 

I was in labor for 24 hours and the whole time Lindsey was like my touch stone.

Her positive energy helped keep the room alive, even when we decided to transfer she kept my spirits up with her warmth, always with a smile,the entire time. 

And she is super strong! ( physically ) she has great massage skills. 

I recommend her to anyone who is looking for a doula and I would definitely go back to her for my second birth! 

Thank you Lindsey, YOU ROCK 

 

 

Posted 10/28/2013

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Shawna Stern

I have absolutely no complaints. She is very comforting and supportive.  She was present for my second childbirth and because of her, I was able to push out my baby naturally. She is a force to reckon with, I recommend her to anyone who needs a strong calming spirit by their side.

 

 

Posted 8/5/2013

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Anastasia Konecky

Lindsey was a vital part of my labor experience, and I can't imagine having done it without her.  She was with me through every single contraction, providing physical and emotional support, strength and wisdom in exactly the way I needed it.  I think that not only is Lindsey experienced, talented and knowledgeable about the birth process, but she possesses the unique gift of being able to intuit what a laboring woman needs in the moment.  We quickly found a groove as my labor progressed and she was able to anticipate what was needed before I even knew I needed it, which allowed me the space to let go and let my labor progress in the best way possible.  Lindsey provides essential knowledge and information about the labor process, and though this was my second birth, she taught me new methods of pain management that I didn't try the first time that I found really useful.  She has so many tools at her disposal, and we quickly discovered what worked for me and baby and let it work for us, which really helped my labor progress efficiently, without medication or interventions.  And, when I needed encouragement in the most difficult moments, she knew exactly what I needed to hear.  She is an extremely kind hearted woman who has a strength and wisdom that I truly admire, and she would be an asset to any labor process.  I will recommend her to all my friends, and if I were to have another baby, I would call her right away.  

Posted 5/23/2013

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andrea

Lindsey is like having a trusted friend with you at your birth -- she knows what to say, prepares well so she has the tools to comfort you & attends to all the details you wish you'd thought of (essential oils during the cab ride, food for the first day back, and even took photos for us).

Her demeanor is perfectly suited to working as a doula - she's calm and diffused my fears in a way that didn't disregard them. 

She spent a very long labor with us & even schlepped our car seat around NYC to make it easier for us.  Lindsey's fantastic & I highly recommend her if you're looking for birth support.

 

-Andrea (December 2012)

 

Posted 1/1/2013

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Joshua Belknap

Since this was our first child we weren't sure exactly what to expect and having Lindsey there was a huge help. She was extremely flexible - on the day of my labor we decided to meet her at the hospital but she had offered to be with us at home or whatever we had needed. Once she was there with us at the hospital she instinctually knew exactly what to do, offering suggestions and help. She was a huge source of help, reassurance and encouragement for my husband. She was also great about giving my husband and I intimate time to enjoy all of the special moments together. I was very fortunate with a somewhat easy labor and delivery, but I feel confident if there would have been any problems or incidents where I would have needed to adjust my birth plan Lindsey would have been there for me. I felt totally confident and secure knowing she was there on my side, and was able to simply focus on pushing the baby out feeling that comfort level of knowing she was there to handle anything that may have arisen and help us all. I'm sure that comfort level helped make my labor and delivery as easy as it was. Lindsey also thought of all of the details - she even brought homemade food for us for our hospital stay which was a lifesaver the next day at the hospital! We had a wonderful birth experience and are very happy we had Lindsey there - she is a gem. I would be happy to talk to any moms or dads who want additional information or have any questions at all.

Posted 12/1/2012

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Alicia Thacker

 With my husband just weeks out of bypass heart surgery, Lindsey became more than a doula for me. She was ( and still is) a friend, comforter, guide and source of strength during my second delivery. Laboring gave way to an emergency c-section that had my left me scared and anxious. Lindsey was cool, calm, and calming within the moment. Her demeanor and professionalism before, during, and after delivery was matched by her ability to connect with and anticipate my individual needs. I only wish I would have had her with me during my first delivery. 

Posted 11/28/2012

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Tiffani Latia Vines

Lindsey continuously went above and beyond what was necessary. She even attended my child birthing classes with me because my partner was unavailable to do so. She also was at the hospital before my OBGYN even made it doing more than the nurses for most of my natural birth. She helped me with researching a lot because this was my first child. The on-staff doctor (not my OB) was pressuring me to get an epidural and Lindsey intervened with my birth plan and even when I said I wanted an epidural after a few hours of labor she supported my decision even though it went against what we discussed. The baby came 30 minutes later so it wasn't needed, but Lindsey was open-minded about the process which I think is very important because deliveries don’t always go as planned and you need someone who can put their personal beliefs aside and do what is best for you, your baby, and your health in that moment.

She was always available when I needed the support. I felt the doctors and nurses were cold at times and Lindsey was a nice, honest, and caring person in the room who listened to me even while I complained argued and screamed. I even yelled at her for saying she was hungry during my labor and she kept a smile on her face and remained helpful and professional. She has a beautiful spirit and will ensure that your labor and delivery process is smooth, safe, and personal.

If you want someone who is going to stand up for you and your child, who will give you the honest truth, and who has a passion for what she does she is the right one for you. My now 18 month old son and I can’t thank her enough.
 

 

Posted 11/26/2012

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