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We provide birth and postpartum doula services throughout North & Central NJ, as well as all five boroughs of NYC.

Midwives are medical professionals and can fill the role of an OB/GYN in caring for a low-risk pregnancy. Doulas are not medical professionals. We provide emotional, mental, and physical support before, during, and after childbirth. Think of us as a birth and parenting coach. We're here to prepare you for your journey into parenthood but do not replace the role of a midwife or a doctor.

All of the doulas on our team were vigorously vetted and have completed a comprehensive doula training program. They also are CPR/First Aid Certified, have supported at least a dozen families, and hold liability insurance. Each Repose doula, along with their doula qualifications, have extra quirks and skills that make them even more special. Some are registered nurses, changemakers within maternal health policy, therapists, counselors, midwifery students, herbalists, and more.  

Absolutely! Having the support of a doula during childbirth contributes to a more well-rounded and integrative circle of support within your birth space. Midwives and doctors usually are not present the entire time during labor and delivery. They tend to check in on you every few hours until it's time to get the baby out of your belly. Doulas are the only professionals who provide continuous support throughout the entire time you're in active labor until after your baby is in your arms.

We support births that occur within homes, hospitals, and birth centers.

Postpartum doulas are trained to provide support to your entire family. Night nurses and newborn care specialists mainly focus on the care of the baby. Our postpartum doulas are well-versed in supporting parents emotionally, with breastfeeding, and implementing systems and routines within the household, things that are usually out of scope for night nurses and newborn care specialists.  

We are excited to offer a FREE subscription to Tinyhood for all of our clients. Tinyhood is the leading online video-streaming platform where you can watch bite-sized videos on everything you need to know about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and caring for a newborn baby. You can learn more about it by clicking here!

In NJ, only recipients of NJ FamilyCare or BCBS are in-network to have doula services covered. We are out-of-network for all insurance companies. We will be more than happy to provide a receipt for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Our services can also be paid via HSA/FSA, Carrot, or other benefit programs offered by your employer.

Yes! Most of the doulas on our team are trained lactation specialists. We can help troubleshoot with latching, milk supply, pumping and storing milk, creating a back-to-work plan, and more. 

Most likely.  The majority of our doulas identify as a woman of color. We have several doulas on our team that speak Spanish. Our doulas also identify with a variety of religions, cultures, philosophies, sexual orientations, and other groups. We pride ourselves on being able to provide culturally competent support to the modern American family, however that may look for you.

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Serving most of New Jersey and New York City, including Jersey City, Hoboken, Newark, Millburn, Livingston, Springfield, Clark, West Orange, Montclair, Bloomfield, Westfield, Union, Sayreville, Woodbridge, Edison, East Brunswick, Freehold, Marlboro, Matawan, Manalapan, Red Bank, Short Hills, Livingston, Cherry Hill, Mt. Holly, Mt. Laurel, Voorhees Township, Magnolia, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, & surrounding areas.

Specializing in supporting VBAC, IVF, C-section, & single parent families.
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