Postpartum Doulas

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)

Buffalo Birth & Baby 

460 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY, 14202


The Buffalo Doula Collective - a group of doulas and educators serving Western New York families in home birth, birth center, and hospital settings.

Buffalo Family Doulas:  Ashley Betz 716-249-1958 or email

Calming Nature Doula Services - Shannon Johns 716-909-0074,

The Doula's Daughter Birth and First Year Services

Colleen Young and Patricia Conner

Ebb and Flow Birth and Wellness: Massage, therapist, Doula, Childbirth educator offering a postpartum package that includes massage, meal preparation, and teaching self massage.

Mary Miller, CLC, CBC, CPD.  Offering prenatal and postpartum doula support, Mentorship and training for postpartum doulas.  Located at the Genesis Building 313 313 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222.  Payment accepted:  Credit/Debit, Cash, Checks, Paypal.

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

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, email, or website 

WNY Doulas - Five independent birth professionals who are committed to helping improve outcomes for moms and babies in WNY.

WNY Night Nanny - Deanna VanPyrz, Newborn Care Specialist and Postpartum Doula Call 716-574-5690 or email

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