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Laura Interlandi

Bird Song Brooklyn

Website: http://birdsongbrooklyn.com/

Phone: 917 331 0549

Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

Fee Details: 16 hr minimum, 50% deposit required at prenatal with signed contract. 4hr shift minimum

Birth Doula Experience: 0 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 50 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, October 2013
  • Carriage House Birth, April 2017
Type of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: Will not work in a house where parents smoke inside. Will not do heavy cleaning (windows, mopping, yard work etc).
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • Twins
  • VBAC

Special Services Offered

  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Staten Island, NY
Serving the above highlighted boroughs
Travel comments/restrictions: Not serving Bronx

Client Testimonials for Laura Interlandi

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Kathleen Samstein

Laura was gentle, present and wise in her support of my transition into motherhood. With lightness and humor she helped change the energy in our house when lack of sleep and the fear of how to care for a newborn seemed overwhelming to me and my partner.
Her knowledge in providing physical comfort for my healing body was key in helping me process my birth so I could relax and get much needed sleep. Education and support with breastfeeding and baby wearing were tangible skills that were literal game changers.
I can't even begin to touch on my gratitude for the emotional care she provided. Becoming a mother can feel isolating and lonely. Through Laura's help I was able to find space to feel more like myself and laugh and smile through this journey.

Posted 4/11/2017

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Jennifer Sbrocchi

Community Blessingway Testimonal

When Laura invited me to the community blessing way I wasn't sure what to expect. This ended up being one of the most memorable days of pregnancy. Holding sacred space with other women who were already mothers or about to be mothers helped me feel secure in my future role. Expressing my doubts was freeing and your thoughts and advice gave me confidence. To this day, I look at the beads we strung together as a reminder to let go of expectations. The only thing that made this day even better was having my own mother sitting next to me experiencing this beautiful ritual."

From my mom, "The blessingway was a very emotional experience that I shared with my daughter and the other moms to be. I got to see how strong and brave my daughter was and how much pregnancy is truly a blessing and powerful experience for all women."

Posted 3/6/2017

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Ari Taitz

Simply put, Laura was amazing. Within the first few minutes of coming to our home, Laura seemed to know exactly what to do to make our lives easier and get the family through a very difficult time. She immediately helped my wife with loving support, was an incredible resource for us to better care for our baby and a wonderful calming presence in our home. Before we hired Laura i didnt even know what a post partum doula was. Now, I tell everyone how essential a doula can be. I'm so grateful that we met her and had the great fortune of getting her help and support. I recommend her strongly to anyone with a new baby. 

Posted 2/28/2017

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Lauren Clark Taitz

I just wanted you to know that you were the MOST Important part of my postpartum recovery and healing and I can never thank you enough for being my biggest cheerleader. I will never, ever forget that. Your babies are so lucky to have you as their mama. I learned so much from you about parenting and womanhood and salad dressings and LIFE. For as long as I live I will never ever forget your kindness. You are truly one of the most special souls I have ever met! 

 

Posted 2/23/2017

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Jordana Jacobs

When Laura arrived at my house after we brought our son home from the hospital, I felt saved, like a rescue worker had arrived.

There was food, there was cleaning, there was practical help, there was nurture, there was an amazing backrub that I am still deeply grateful for. All of this was necessary because I was breastfeeding around the clock, quite sleepless, recovering, unable to fix myself a snack, incapable of anything except holding my tiny son against my skin and feeding him. Laura enabled me to give my son the primal attention he needed during those early days. I was, for a time, freed from mundane tasks like prepping snacks and giant challenges like figuring it all out.

While I might, in other circumstances, feel self-conscious about accepting help, accepting backrubs, accepting someone in my kitchen, I felt, simply, good. Laura is generous of spirit, has more than her share of wisdom, she is empathetic and understanding and I luxuriated in these traits when I needed them most.

Becoming a mother is all-consuming those first few weeks. I will always be grateful to Laura for being a source of help and joy as I went through that physical, emotional, and spiritual transition.

 

 

Posted 9/26/2014

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Carol Cho Lev

I feel like everyone should have a post partum doula. My first 3 months was such a struggle as a first time parent and a baby who didn't stop crying for 3 months. I don't know how I could have gotten through that tough time without Laura. From brining me nutritous snacks and drinks when she visited, to a sane ear to really providing the knowledge and information we needed to get through an amazingly tough time. Highly reccomended. Thank you Laura

Posted 9/23/2014

Birth Availability for Laura Interlandi

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