Grace S.

Grace is committed to providing non-judgmental, quality care for new mothers and their partners. She fully honors the strength required in the transformational process of giving birth and becoming a parent. The experiences of birthing, breastfeeding and raising her two daughters has fortified her resolve for supporting women and their choices during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. Growing up in the Dominican Republic, Grace was steeped in the ancestral practice of Cuarentena–the forty days after birth in which the mother and baby are cared for by women of the community. This cultural point of reference inspired her to pledge her support to her community of women here in New York. Grace is a Matrona Certified Advanced Holistic Birth Doula, Childbirth International Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor through the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice and is certified in infant and toddler CPR. She is a Certified Newborn Care Specialist through Newborn Care Training, DONA Certified Birth Doula and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. Grace is passionate about working outside the normative constraints of the traditional family unit as well; assisting single moms by choice, same sex couples, adoptive parents and surrogates. Grace is warm, reliable and uncompromising in her dedication to her work and to the inclusion and acceptance of all she meets.

Full Package
Postpartum Doula Essential Package

$2,500.00
  • 5 in-person support sessions at your home (3 to 4 hours/session) within the first 2 weeks of baby’s birth
  • Sessions set to the schedule that works best for you
  • 1 hour prenatal visit to connect before baby arrives (if package is purchased before birth)
  • Postpartum Sanctuary planning
  • Sessions tailored to your needs are focused on:
  • Knowledgeable Breastfeeding Support
  • Newborn Care and Education
  • Maternal Postnatal Care as they recover from vaginal birth or cesarean birth
  • Nourishing Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping and Errands
  • Sibling Care
  • Bathing, diapering, and umbilical cord care
  • Soothing and Swaddling Techniques
  • Assistance in understanding and reading your baby’s cues for feeding and sleeping
  • Baby Wearing
  • Processing the birth experience
  • Resources and referrals
Full Package
Postpartum Doula Plus Package

$5,000.00
  • 10 in-person support sessions at your home (3 to 4 hours/session) within the first 6 weeks of baby’s birth
  • Sessions set to the schedule that works best for you
  • 1 hour prenatal visit to connect before baby arrives (if package is purchased before birth)
  • Postpartum Sanctuary planning
  • Sessions tailored to your needs are focused on:
  • Knowledgeable Breastfeeding Support
  • Newborn Care and Education
  • Maternal Postnatal Care as they recover from vaginal birth or cesarean birth
  • Nourishing Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping and Errands
  • Sibling Care
  • Bathing, diapering, and umbilical cord care
  • Soothing and Swaddling Techniques
  • Assistance in understanding and reading your baby’s cues for feeding and sleeping
  • Baby Wearing
  • Processing the birth experience
  • Resources and referrals
Full Package
Welcome Home Package

$2,800.00
  • Meet your postpartum doula the first day at home to settle you in
  • Choice of:
  • First night overnight doula + 2 in-person support sessions at your home
  • OR 4 in-person support sessions at your home (2.5 to 4 hours/session) within the first 2 weeks
  • Sessions set to the schedule that works best for you
  • 1 hour prenatal visit to connect before baby arrives (if package is purchased before birth)
  • Postpartum Sanctuary planning
  • Sessions tailored to your needs are focused on:
  • Knowledgeable Breastfeeding Support
  • Newborn Care and Education
  • Maternal Postnatal Care as they recover from vaginal birth or cesarean birth
  • Nourishing Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping and Errands
  • Sibling Care
  • Bathing, diapering, and umbilical cord care
  • Soothing and Swaddling Techniques
  • Assistance in understanding and reading your baby’s cues for feeding and sleeping
  • Baby Wearing
  • Processing the birth experience
  • Resources and referrals

We loved working with Grace as postpartum doula! It was my first baby so I was still a bit awkward to breastfeeding, and she helped me and baby get a perfect latch (still breastfeeding 6 months later). As a lactation consultant she had lots of positioning tips and tricks and resources for us. She also taught me how to wear a baby sling which helped so much as I got back on my feet. My husband went back to work after one week and she did grocery shopping and light cooking for me when I couldn't walk due to lots of stitches and overall she was just a wealth of knowledge (taught me how to use a breast pump, etc) and made the transition to motherhood so much easier! She was super flexible with regards to hours and coming when it made most sense for our family. One time I had to leave without the baby which was super hard and she texted me pictures and made me super comfortable about it. :) We loved Grace!

Sarah N.

Grace was an amazing and comforting postpartum doula for me and my daughter Ada. She cooked for us and picked up around the house, showed us how to use our Moby wrap, and was an overall calming and helpful presence. Our travel schedule prevented us form using her as much as we would have liked to, but I have thought of her often and feel very lucky that we got to spend as much time with her as we did.

Meredith M.

Once we came home, Grace came to check up on us and make sure we were adjusting well to our new life as a family. Whenever we ran into a snag, she was always just a call or text away, and would talk us through what we were going through by phone. The best thing about working with Grace was having a friend to reach out to, someone with deep knowledge, and experience of the process of becoming parents, and the empathy to hear us individually and help us through. Grace has earned our deepest gratitude and our strongest recommendation.

Mike and Melina G. L.

Grace was an amazing postpartum doula! I felt completely comfortable with her. She was wonderfully gentle and caring with my newborn (and even wore her in wrap) but also did a great job of drawing my preschooler out of her shell and engaging her with drawing so I could nurse the baby in peace. She cooked me some amazing meals (according to my specifications) which were both nourishing and delicious. She helped with household chores so I could rest. She was amazing and a joy to have in my home. I would recommend Grace without reservation and only wish I had hired her to be my birth doula as well!

Abby W.

Grace was truly exceptional as our postpartum doula this summer. As a new mom, I had tons of questions and she answered and troubleshooted them all with the ease of someone with a vast amount of knowledge and experience with childbirth and babies. From our daughter's first bath to figuring out pumping and breastfeeding, she walked me through it all. She also helped out around the house as needed and she's a genuine baby whisperer, often rocking my daughter to sleep so I could do other things. I'm a much more confident new mother for having had her in those first few weeks!

Meredith N. K.

We don't have enough good things to say about Grace. She arrived the day after we got home from the hospital and immediately dived in helping with everything from meal making to baby wearing. We would have been lost without her, and I can say without reservation that I would not be breast-feeding if it were not for her guidance, cheerleading, and overall patience. She even checked in on how we were doing on her off days and offered support and answers to questions by text and phone. Each day she would arrive and ask what needed to be done and offered suggestions for things that needed doing. She kindly (but firmly) insisted I take care of myself while healing and made sure that happened. She helped me get out of the house for the first time (wearing the baby AND nursing in public!) which is an achievement that cannot be underestimated those first few weeks! The list goes on. The immediate postpartum experience can be a lonely one (even if others are around), and Grace knew just how to help us be at ease (as much as that's possible with a newborn!) and transition into parenthood.

Amy F.

Postpartum care should not be overlooked in your preparations for this momentous time in your life. Taking over for your birth doula after delivery, your postpartum doula will guide and support you through the complex transition of the “4th trimester.” Many traditions from around the world honor some version of a “moon to moon,” or the 30 days of rest and recovery, that follows a woman’s pregnancy, giving her time to heal and bond with her newborn child. Your Postpartum Doula is there to help you create a safe space or “postpartum sanctuary.” They emphasize the importance of self-care, taking time for yourself and creating a peaceful atmosphere for your entire family. Your Postpartum Doula will help you consider your dietary options, consult about lifestyle considerations and provide support for early breastfeeding challenges.
Anytime. But you can certainly choose to interview a few of them before giving birth. Keep in mind that after the baby is born your focus will be on your newborn. Having your Postpartum Doula chosen beforehand can minimize the stress when you need help the most. Some Birthing Doulas also offer Postpartum Doula services.
Yes. You can have both if you like. Some parents prefer to enjoy the support of a Doula during and after birth, where others prefer to have one of the other. You will know what is best for you and your family.
Every new parents would benefit from a postpartum doula. It's a non-judgemental support for the whole family. They provide education through options, they never judge your choices, they nurture and care, they help you trouble shoot the challenges that appear in those early days of parenting. Postpartum doulas are like the most loving and caring companions in that postnatal period without any agenda for you family.