A postpartum doula is “A supportive adviser and helper, professionally trained to provide postpartum support to the mother and her family. Postpartum Doulas provide emotional support, evidence-based information and support, practical support, and support for partners and siblings". (DONA International)
460 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY, 14202
a group of doulas and educators serving Western New York families in home birth, birth center, and hospital settings.
Calming Nature Doula Services - Shannon Johns
223 Grant St. Buffalo, NY 14213
Colleen Young and Patricia Conner
233 West Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY 14213
Additional information on the Priscilla Project is available in our brochure.
The Priscilla Project works to achieve healthy birth outcomes by empowering socially isolated, at-risk women as they go through the process of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period. Volunteer mentors, community health workers, and on-staff doulas work with mothers-to-be to reach a healthy birth weight for their babies (5.5 lbs or larger), have a full-term pregnancy, and encourage breastfeeding.
Women in the program receive education in their own language and develop a birth plan with a doula. Doulas are able to advocate for clients based on their individual wishes. Priscilla Project clients also attend mentor/mentee events, where they learn about other services available to them in Buffalo.
Services provided by the Priscilla Project
Assessment by a community health worker
Education on prenatal nutrition and baby care, doula services, and birth plan development in native language
Referrals to donations centers for clothing and baby supplies
Social outings and support events
Opportunity to be matched with a volunteer mentor
Opportunity to be enrolled in Parents as Teachers program, which provides support up to age 2
In-house interpretation services
Breastfeeding support and weekly Baby Café
Perinatal and postpartum depression screening
Kat the Doula: Kat Head, CPD, CLC
Certified Postpartum Doula and Lactation Consultant. Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL)
Located in Rochester, NY
Emma is aCertified Postpartum Doula and Breastfeeding Specialist ready to support families through those beautiful moments, and some of the daunting challenges that come along with welcoming home a new baby.
Services include both daytime and overnight doula care, breastfeeding support, childcare and more!
Molly McDermott, Doula and Prenatal Yoga Instructor - Molly works with women during pregnancy and following delivery. Molly is a certified birth and bereavement Doula. She works with pregnant women who are not going to have favorable outcomes and/or have experienced a prior loss. Molly does placenta encapsulation. Contact Molly by phone 716-949-1115 or email email@example.com
Our Mommie Village is a full service doula, lactation, and and postpartum support community designed intentionally to help raise and support Black mothers and mothers of color.
Our Mommie Village models after successful villages in West Africa and believes in bringing back the villages that support healthy communities.
Rhiannon Needham, MBA, CD, Full Spectrum Doula - Rhiannon works with individuals and families through fertility, adoption, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, loss, and more. Rhiannon is a certified full spectrum, birth, postpartum, and bereavement Doula. She works with individuals through any step of their reproductive journey. Rhiannon has completed training and certifications through Life Cycle Doulas (Birth & Postpartum), Cornerstone Doula Trainings (Advanced Full Spectrum), and Stillbirthday (Birth & Bereavement). Rhiannon is also working toward her doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD) with a focus on reproductive journeys, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, loss, and beyond.
Contact Rhiannon by phone (315)243-7094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruthie Romero (she/they) - Certified Full Spectrum Doula, DTI
WNY Night Nanny - Deanna VanPyrz, Newborn Care Specialist and Postpartum Doula