Vicki Bloom (she/her) – NYC and Westchester County, NY
Whole Self Doula
Vicki Bloom believes that you don’t become a different person when you become pregnant, begin labor, enter your birthing space, or bring your baby home for the first time. As your doula, Vicki takes the time to learn who you are and what will help you and your family to feel comfortable, informed, prepared, and ready to engage with your birth, both in advance and through the ever-changing moments of the birth process. She is passionate, flexible, and comforting, but also grounded, no-nonsense, and strongly evidence-based.
Her clients come from all walks of life, but she is especially drawn to support people who can fall through the cracks of the medical system or feel unheard through the process of standardized birth, such as younger and older parents, single parents, LGBTQIA+ parents, people in non-traditional careers, families in transition, and parents of size. She also specializes in supporting alternative parents who want a professional with whom they can share their family dynamics openly, such as polyamorous families and people in power-dynamic relationships.
Vicki also provide nonjudgemental, compassionate support for clients experiencing abortion, miscarriage, and fetal loss.
Kalayha (she/her) – Blackwood, NJ
Kalayha is a birth doula and soon to be postpartum doula who will give you love, loyalty, and enthusiasm during your birth!
Sierra Holland (she/her) – Portland, ME
All Bodies Birth
Sierra Holland walks alongside people at every stage of the reproductive journey. She specializes in helping queer, trans, and nb people build their families through fertility planning and cycle wellness, evidence-based birth education, trauma-informed labor support, compassionate fourth trimester support, and placenta encapsulation.
She also loves coaching junior roller derby, bouldering with her wife, and re-reading Harry Potter.
Samara Stern (they/them) – NYC, NY
From Seed To Sequoia
Samara Stern was born a caretaker and human uplifter. Their services are varied and will be different for each individual person. Along with their services as a doula, they are also a body and energy worker.
Maggie Larkin (she/her) – NYC, NY
Doula by Design
Maggie Larkin is a new postpartum doula specializing in providing parenting plans to help parents achieve their vision of their family’s flow.
Charlie Monlouis (they/them) – Brooklyn, NY
Charlie is a Queer and non-binary doula based in Brooklyn. They empower their clients to cross a full spectrum of reproductive and parenting thresholds–supporting with information, advocacy, dignity, and humanity.
They also work professionally as a chef and offer home-cooked meal prep for their postpartum clients! Their model of care is to facilitate ease and only ask the questions that are necessary. They often say that their education is never over. They continue to prepare themself for any possible outcome of pregnancy, so that their support for you is resilient and grounded when you need it the most.
Whether that is in advocating for your right to trial of labor after cesarean, or helping you to digest an unexpected complication, or cheering you on as you become the first in generations of your family to breast/chestfeed–you deserve to feel respected and empowered through any reproductive and/or parenting experience. Their services are available for a sliding scale fee. (Services également disponibles aux familles francophones!)
They also teach workshops to birth workers and reproductive health providers to improve transgender access to care. Follow them @Nourishing.Seeds.Doula for updates on upcoming workshop offerings!
Jay (they/them/she/her) – Bronx, NYC
Jay, Jota (“J” in Spanish pronunciation) and J (English pronunciation). Mixed PoC Latine/x/a Gender Queer person, womxn, femme and connector that goes by they, she, and any pronouns except “he” interchangeably.
Offering services to everyone but centering and prioritizing QTPoC, People of Color in general and low incomes folxs. NYC doula, based in the Bronx that provides mental, emotional, spiritual support and assistance through abortion or childbirth including prenatal and/or postpartum.
Their services include providing resources for natural alternatives, community support/services catered to your specific needs and background and sliding scale pricing based on your income.
Lindsay McDonough (she/her) – Biddeford, ME
Your yoga your birth
Lindsay offers education support and resources for families in the perinatal time in their lives.
She teaches queer friendly classes and teach other teachers how to improve language surrounding sex, gender, and sexual orientation particularly in the birth world.
Jacks Overstreet (she/her) – Philadelphia, PA
Two Rivers Doula
Jacks (she/her) is a white, queer, trauma sensitive birthworker who is passionate about co-creating expansive, competent, and celebratory spaces for queer and trans birthing people here on occupied Lenape land (Philadelphia). Utilizing a holistic approach to her work as a birth and postpartum doula, Jacks integrates evidence based education, mindfulness practices, and nutritional guidance. She merges these offerings with a commitment to center and uplift the personal stories, desires, and experiences of the people she works with. Jacks is trained as a trauma-informed practitioner, and as such, is a strong advocate for survivors of sexual violence. With more than 20 years in study and practice as a community herbalist, she brings a wealth of knowledge of plant medicine, offering greater support and well-being to her clients and their families. Jacks loves to help facilitate a sense of meaning, confidence, connection, and self determination with her clients through every stage of their unique reproductive journeys.
When she is not supporting her clients, Jacks can be found cooking for her gorgeous queer family, being blown away that it took her 40+ years to realize that she actually likes exercise, walking her naughty (but charming) dogs in the woods, dreaming and scheming on how to best organize her apothecary, and wondering if she’ll ever get to grow the peonies of her dreams.
Jamie Frazier – (he/him/they/them) – New York, NY
Seahorse Doula NYC
Jamie Frazier is a queer and transgender Birth Doula. After numerous experiences with medical discrimination, Jamie realized that having just one person in the room who was there to support them would have radically altered if not avoided the incidents entirely. They are now committed to being that person and providing that support for others.
Combining their background in anthropology and advocacy with a lifelong commitment to service, Jamie uses a holistic, evidence based approach to ensure that all birthing people can feel seen, heard and respected. Whether you choose a hospital or home, a planned C-section or physiological birth, Jamie will support you as you choose what is best for you.
Luar Adonis Wolf (they/them/she/her) – New York, NY
Little Moonlight Doula
Luar Adonis Wolf is a full spectrum doula serving all pregnant people in their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience. Their practice, Little Moonlight Doula, serves all gender identities and bodies, as well as utilizes gender inclusive language/care/support for all clients, while operating in the framework of reproductive and birthing justice. As a trans and non-binary person of color, it is very important for them to reflect who they are in their business and practice.
They welcome folks who are on the QTGNC+ spectrum to have access to a doula who will advocate and offer support centered around clients’ identities. Little Moonlight Doula provides advocacy, support, and care for ALL pregnant people to better navigate and make informed decisions regarding their pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey as well as services for abortion care, reproductive health, and trans affirming support.
Amanda Hayden (she/her/they/them) – Brooklyn, NY
Amanda Hayden Doula
Amanda is a full spectrum birth and postpartum doula and certified lactation counselor living in Brooklyn, supporting families throughout New York City. Her practice is deeply informed by her education and years of experience supporting individuals and families as a licensed social worker. She knows all birthing persons and their partner(s) deserve to feel affirmed, attuned to, and cared for. Her practice intentionally supports all bodies, all genders, and all sexualities.
Natalia Krichten, CLC (they/them) – Pittsburgh, PA
Growing Love Birth Services
Natalia Krichten is a queer, non-binary doula and home birth assistant. They offer full spectrum doula and lactation services as well as education, centering LGBTQIA+ and trans/non-binary/GNC folx.
Alexandra Blogier (she/her) – Boston, MA
Alexandra Blogier Doula
Alexandra Blogier is a DONA-trained postpartum doula and certified lactation counselor, which she came to through 10 years of infant nanny work. She’s compassionate, nurturing and grounded, and believe in meeting families where they are to support them in whatever they may need during such an incredible transition in their lives. She loves to support families through the 4th trimester and help them feel supported, calm and educated about infant care, feeding and family wellbeing. She trusts in the innate ability that each new parent finds within. For Alexandra, it is an honor to hold space for parents as they bring new life in the world.
Bilen Berhanu (she/her) – Brooklyn, NY
Bilen Berhanu offers full spectrum doula services, including but not limited to birth and postpartum. She also offers lactation support. She provides private instruction for HypnoBirthing and New Parent education.
Kim Barstow (they/them/she/her) – Putney, VT
Kim Barstow offers midwifery care, doula care, home birth, hospital birth, and postpartum-only care. They also offer abortion support as a midwife or a doula, fertility and conception care including inseminations/IUIs.
Michele James-Parham (they/them) – Pittsburgh, PA
Amethyst Midwitchery & Womancraft
Michele James-Parham provides full spectrum midwifery and herbalist care in Pittsburgh, PA. Their practice primarily focuses on queer, transgender, IBPOC, low-income, and teen folks.
They are currently only taking on well care (PAPs) and herbalist clients because they are busy with school to become a family physician.
Amber Matteson (she/her) – Weymouth, MA
Intimate Connections doula services
Amber Matteson believe that everyone deserves to have the birth of their dreams. All who are pregnant should be treated with the utmost respect, dignity, and autonomy.
Reproductive and social justice are near and dear to her heart, and integral to her work as a doula. As a queer woman, who is a member of various other communities, it is important for her to support other marginalized and underserved communities.
Outside of birth work, she loves spending time with her partner and four cats! She loves to dance, read, and spend time outdoors.
Kelly Kolb (she/her) – Glenside, PA
Joyful Start Family Support, LLC
Kelly Kolb is a certified birth and postpartum doula and childbirth educator providing caring, professional, non-judgmental doula support and childbirth education for individuals and families of all kinds and birth of all kinds in Montgomery County, Bucks County, Philadelphia, and the Main Line.
She offers online support meetings for expectant parents and new parents as well as group and individual classes to meet a variety of needs.
She lives with her husband, daughter, and their two feline overlords in Glenside, Pennsylvania.
Patricia (she/her) – West New York, New Jersey
Patricia provides prenatal, lactation, and developmental support to pregnant and parenting people. She does this through childbirth education classes, lactation visits, and in person doula support.
Vivian Ewing (she/her) – Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Vivian Ewing is a body-positive, sex-positive, gender-affirming, full-spectrum birth doula trained by DONA International. She serves pregnant people by providing continuous support throughout their pregnancy, labor and birth. Wherever someone decides to give birth, her responsibility is to help them achieve their goals. She values and honors each of her clients’ births as sacred and unique.
Megan Mauger (she/her) – Philadelphia, PA
Nested Birth Doula
Megan is a queer birth and postpartum doula based out of West Philly. She is dedicated to providing affirming, compassionate and nonjudgmental care for LGBTQ+ folks on their parenting journeys. She believes that the postpartum period is not ‘over’ at 3 months. To support her families in this way she offers extended postpartum care and virtual parenting support sessions. All of her services are offered at a sliding scale.
Building community around parenthood is central to her work. She loves facilitating connections among her clients through events and referrals because this work is not meant to be done alone. In fact, Megan is personally exploring nonnuclear family structures and bought a home with her partner and another couple in hopes of creating their very own queer parenting community!
Ray Rachlin (they/them/she/her) – Philadelphia, PA
Refuge Midwifery is an inclusive fertility and home birth midwifery practice serving Philadelphia, South Jersey, and Southeastern Pennsylvania. They provide preconception care, home IUI, home birth midwifery care, community education on queer conception and provider education on trans-inclusive reproductive care.
Jeanne Marie Mirabella (she/her) – New Jersey
Jeanne Marie Mirabella is a counselor, in private practice. She has years of experience seeing clients in individual and group settings. Her services include (but are not limited to) grief and bereavement, including pregnancy, infant and child loss. She also works with people experiencing issues related to parenting, pregnancy, perinatal mental health. She see clients virtually and out of her NJ office. She also offers workshop and consultation services across the Northeast.
Jeanne is also a doula (birth, postpartum, end of life), and a certified lactation counselor (CLC).
Cory Bush (she/her/they/them) – Brooklyn, NY
Cory Bush Doula
Cory Bush is a queer, non-binary full spectrum doula based in New York City. Their practice as a doula revolves around the principles of radical empathy, consent, advocacy, and sex positivity.
They began their journey into the birth world as a sex educator, helping folks continue their knowledge and understanding of sexuality and relationships into adulthood. Now, as a doula, it is their goal to make sure that every person who works with them feels seen, heard, and supported going into birth and the postpartum period. Through open and ongoing communication, Cory strives to instill as much confidence in their clients as possible while offering gentle, affirming, and consistent support. They are also proud to offer specialized doula support to members of the sex-positive, kink, or non-monogamous communities.
Cory offers birth doula support, postpartum support, as well as support during other reproductive health events including but not limited to abortion, fertility treatment, hormone therapy, and miscarriage/loss.
Alexandra Sterling (she/her/they/them) – Fairfax, VT
Life Cycle Doula Care
Alexandra Sterling’s philosophy as a certified birth worker and abortion support doula is centered around the belief that all bodies and minds are different, have value, and deserve respect.
They believe people have the ability to make healthy decisions for themselves and that judgement-free support can help ease the process.
They provide compassionate, emotional, physical, and informational support across the spectrum of reproductive experiences. Their services are trauma-informed, confidential, and queer and trans-affirming + centered.
Their services are available on a sliding scale, and to all people regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, incarceration, disabilities, or substance use. They believe that everybody deserves access to unconditional support and care.
They provide services independently and as a per diem LDA (labor & delivery assistant) at UVM Medical Center.
Ada Johnson (she/her) – Providence, RI
Hawthorn Grief Care
Ada Johnson offers full spectrum doula services. She mostly sees abortion and bereavement doula clients, but occasionally has space for birth doula clients who have experienced previous pregnancy or infant loss or who are looking for a trauma-informed doula.
Cedar Hayes (she/her/they/them) – Boston, Massachusetts
Support By Cedar
Cedar Hayes, MPH is a queer, trauma-informed, pleasure-positive, full-spectrum birthworker in the ancestral and unceded lands of the Massachusett people, otherwise known as Boston. They are a survivor, a sex worker, a sex & sexuality educator and a community organizer.
Their background is in public health, gender studies, sex/health education, sexual violence prevention, and advocacy for people who are housing insecure, LGBTQ+ communities, and young people.
Their identity as a queer, white, femme and their personal experiences with sex work, trauma, pregnancy & abortion fuel their passion for/dedication to inclusive care with a trauma-informed, anti-racist and social justice framework. Their work in all areas centers community care, advocacy, destigmatization, and justice.
Cedar offers full-spectrum birthwork services as well as sex, sexuality + sexual health education. All services are offered on a sliding scale.
Isabella (they/them) – Brooklyn, NY
the enby doula
Isabella is a genderqueer birth doula based out of Brooklyn, New York. They approach birth work with inclusive language, and their focus is to empower parents and families with gentle and unwavering support, loyalty, and humor. They offer birth doula services on a sliding scale.
Sasha Chapple (she/they) – Jersey City, NJ
Conscious Comfort Doula Services
Sasha Chapple is a queer Full Spectrum birth and End of Life doula whose earthly offerings include supporting people during major transitions. She ensures populations have voices in conversations, issues, and policies that affect them through advocacy, empowered by compassion. She believes in upholding the bookends of life, and everything in between.
Growing up in the diverse, and often under served, neighborhoods of Jersey City allowed her to identify a need for advocacy for marginalized people. With a strong foundational belief in evidence based work, reproductive rights, she is dedicated to reclaiming and rewriting individual narratives centered around bringing a great comfort to a time that can feel out of control.
Sasha serves all people, with focus on people of color, LGBTQ+, and gender non conforming identities. Along with being a doula, she is Reiki practitioner, childbirth educator and a PAIL advocate. In her spare time she enjoys stanning Beyonce and finding ways to dismantle the patriarchy.
Jennifer Molina (she/her) – New York, NY
United in Birth LLC
Jennifer Molina is a queer, full spectrum birth worker from NYC. She is the founder of United in Birth, a birth worker collective that centers queer, trans, and non-binary BIPOC folx. As a middle child she often felt forgotten or misunderstood by her family. Writing became a way for her to feel heard and process hard emotions and it is a crucial part of her birth work. It is a practice that has gotten her through tough times and helps her be resilient in a place that is not always safe for queer, brown people. Jennifer believes everyone has a story to tell and spreads the gospel of poetry and journaling as radical self care. Writing and storytelling are her resistance. She would love to help you write your birth story. When she’s not writing or doula-ing, you can find her cuddling with her two cats, Brooklyn and Pablo, and loving on her partner, Goose.
Jenn (she/her) – Brooklyn, NY/Washington, DC
Akoma Doula Services
Jenn’s passion for birthing services started when she became aware of the birthing mortality rate in the United States, especially for Black birthing people. She’s a full time social worker and uses her skills as a therapist to listen, empathize, and validate clients throughout their entire journey. Akoma Doula Services offers abortion, fertility, and birthing support to queer Black and brown folk looking for support on their family planning journey.
Samantha Harris (she/her) – West Plains, NY
The Budding Belly, LLC.
Samantha Harris provides holistic prenatal, birth, and postpartum doula services. She comes to birth work through the lens of mental health, so ensuring the wellbeing of her clients is of utmost importance to me. Samantha is also a Certified Lactation Support Counselor so she can assist parents in their lactating journeys. In addition to birth work services, Samantha is also a Registered Yoga Teacher and do some private chef work.
Olivia Hartvig (she/they) – Brooklyn, NY
Bloom in Alchemy
Olivia Hartvig practices as a trauma-informed postpartum and bereavement doula and lactation counselor, incorporating her art as an herbalist, cook and licensed massage therapist (LMT). Olivia’s specialty is to helping people identify and build confidence in communicating their needs. As a result we are able to build stronger relationships and skills to move through life transitions embracing the most joyful and difficult aspects of them.
All of Olivia’s services are highly individualized based on the desires, visions and capacities of those she works with. Olivia also ensures she works with the entire family/close support network so that everyone is involved and heard through the process.
Services: Full-Spectrum Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Bereavement Doula, Postpartum Meals, Prenatal Massage*, Labor Massage*, & Postpartum Massage*
Teachers: Haize Hawke Rosen, Chanel Porchia, Karen Rose, Tamara Lea Spira, Lea Rivera, Keira Nagle
Please see http://www.bloominalchemy.com for more information
*Massage coming September 2021