OUR STORY

The NYC Doula Collective is a collective of birth workers serving the New York City area. We offer both quality care for expectant parents and a space for doulas to build a strong sense of doula community. Through ongoing professional development, regular meetings for members, active mentoring, and a commitment to giving back to the community through educational workshops, our collective strives to create a close knit community of doulas offering families professional doula support in a range of fee levels.

The NYC Doula Collective brings together seasoned doulas and those new to their practice to form a collective of birth doulas. Our organization emphasizes professionalism, mentoring community and accountability.

Mentoring is a fundamental and essential part of the NYC Doula Collective. Our seasoned doulas serve as mentors to doulas earlier in their practice, furthering their education beyond the initial doula training that is required for membership. This relationship begins when doulas who are new to their practice join the collective and continues until they become seasoned doulas and mentors themselves.

Our doulas have shared ethical commitments and standards of professionalism aimed at providing a model for doula work. Our range of fees and experience allow for parents to select the doula that will best match their needs while providing a consistent labor package regardless of experience level. At all times, we are constantly growing and learning together, striving to provide the best possible labor support to NYC families and find sustainability in doula work.

Many of our doulas have additional qualifications beyond labor doula certifications, such as certifications for lactation support, massage therapy, yoga instruction and placenta encapsulation. Our doulas also lead workshops on babywearing and cloth diapering, elimination communication, prenatal yoga, childbirth education and more!

All doulas allied with this Collective are independent contractors and operate individual practices that reflect their skill set, personal passions and level of experience. The NYC Doula Collective acts as a doula referral service and does not assume responsibility for the doulas allied with this organization. A doula does not replace the medical support of a healthcare provider.

Please feel free to contact our Referral Co-Coordinators with any questions or for follow up conversation or additional referrals. If you are interested in doula services, please visit our contact page. We will put you in touch with available doulas, upon request.