Caitlin

2 Stories
Harlem , New York

Nourishment, spiritual companionship, and actionable education are at the foundation of Caitlin’s work. She aims to revive the lost art of perinatal care by taking a holistic approach to honoring your mind, body and spirit during this most sacred time. Caitlin believes that when the new parents feel taken care of, they are better able to surrender to their intuition, finding a rhythm with their baby, and developing their own unique parenting style. Yoga and breathwork, are unique additions to Caitlin’s package that set her apart from other providers.

Full Package
Birth Doula Essential Package

$1,500.00
  • Two prenatal meetings at your house
  • 24/7 on-call service after 37 weeks
  • Continuous presence during labor and delivery
  • Immediate breastfeeding support after delivery
  • One postpartum meeting at home
  • Full email and phone support
  • Resources and referrals

"Caitlin has been an amazing support and guide throughout our pregnancy and birth. I knew a doula was critical for my well being throughout this process and I searched and interviewed many options. When meeting Caitlin we immediately connected. She was kind, spiritually aware, had amazing energy and extremely knowledgeable and well prepared. After our first meeting, I knew the real test would be when she spoke with my partner as he was still on the fence about hiring a doula. They met and also connected easily. She had a way of putting him at ease and making sure he knew that the support of a doula was not just for me but also for him. As we began our journey together she hosted a blessingway ceremony for me which helped me connect with other women in my circle as I prepared for motherhood. My circle is still talking about how wonderful it was! During my labor and delivery, she guided my partner and I through pain management tactics (though we had practiced prior in the thick of things my memory went out the door!). She was gentle, thoughtful and super attentive. My partner and I both agree we couldn't have gotten through my 18-hour non-medicated labor without her support. With her support, I felt prepared, capable, informed and in charge of my own birthing story. We are forever grateful for her!"

L'Rai Arthur-Mensah

Caitlin was an excellent resource throughout our pregnancy and birthing experience. We had two in-person meetings as well as a phone call and several text messages in order to discuss our birth plan, things we may need or want during the birthing experience, and to share resources for pregnancy and postpartum healing, exercises, and yoga. She was an incredible support during labor. She helped me to stay relaxed and focused while the nurses tried to push me into getting an epidural. Caitlin gently coached me into one birthing position after another and ensured my husband was supporting me effectively. She made sure I stayed hydrated, got our music playing, and captured the most special photos and videos of us holding our son for the first time. She even ran out at midnight to get us Shake Shack once I had been moved into recovery. She stayed in touch throughout those first few weeks postpartum and visited again, full of calming, healing advice. My husband and I were both very grateful for Caitlin's presence and guidance during such an incredible moment in our lives.

Sarah Langdale

Your Doula is your primary source for emotional, physical and educational support during pregnancy and throughout the entire birthing process. Your Doula is there to help your birth be safe, empowering and a memory that you will cherish for life. Doulas are available for phone consultations throughout the pregnancy and will schedule visits with you in person leading up to delivery. After 36 weeks of gestation, your Doula will be on call 24hrs a day, and will be fully and constantly present during labor. Your Doula acts as an advocate and is there to support your choices regarding your pregnancy and birth; they do not impose their own agenda.
A Doula will support and empower your choices for your pregnancy, whether it is a natural birth, medicated, or cesarean; be it a home birth, at a birthing center, or in a hospital. The Cochrane Review recently published a study stating: “... Supportive care during labour may enhance physiological labour processes, as well as women's feelings of control and confidence in their own strength and ability to give birth. This may reduce the need for obstetric intervention and also improve women's experiences”.
A Doula is there to support your decisions. Think of it as the co-pilot on this journey, minus the decision making privilege. Only YOU and your partner are legally responsible for any decisions made during pregnancy, birth and afterwards. To put it simply: NO.
Anytime. This is a personal decision you will make when you feel you need support outside from your family and friends, an unbiased voice, a friendly expert, an active witness of this beautiful stage of your life.
Yes. Doulas are supportive of whatever decisions parents make during pregnancy, birth and/or afterwards. A Doula should never encourage nor discourage a mother to choose between having a medicated or unmedicated birthing process. They will be able to review the pros and cons of your decision if you feel so inclined to share it with them.
Yes. Again, a Doula is an extra pair of hands, ears, a voice that can help you express your wishes at a very vulnerable time. A Doula will never make a decision for you, but can certainly help you feel supported about the ones you make. That includes a C-section.