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 POSTPARTUM DOULAS

Parent-baby centered care to help your family integrate more softly into your 4th trimester. Postpartum doulas are your after-birth fairy godmothers. They are a source of non-biased support for you and your whole family as you transition into parenthood-- especially during the first days of baby's life. They are your well-rested extra set of hands when there might be a lot to juggle. Food for the family, feeding the baby, healing from birth, newborn care, home integration and organization and emotional support are just a few of the wonderful gifts they offer. Whether you prefer just a few hours of support or a package of many visits over time, these wonderful doulas are here to help. 


 
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Anna Cheechov

Anna is happy to offer continued support to her birth doula clients and to new families who’d only prefer postpartum support, or have another doula for their birth. She will work with you from infancy through the 4th trimester, until new families feel good to be on their own and have found their groove. These visits focus on integrating everyone into this new lifestyle of being parents and caring for a newborn, and from the baby’s end, being a newborn! We will work out the best possible feeding routine for you and baby, eat nourishing food and unpack any feelings you might be experiencing. Anna can be with babe(s) while you take some “you” time to bathe, nap or get fresh air. All important things for new parents!

Her knowledge of the newborn time is based upon personal experience with her own child and witnessing the realities of the 200+ families she has worked with during this precious and transformational time. She realizes that each experience is truly unique, as each family operates differently. Anna hopes to offer you guidance, solutions, resources and bring a sense of normalcy to such a new time in one’s life.

 
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Nneka Maginley

Nneka's interest in becoming a doula seeded in her experiences supporting members of her extended family through their transitions into parenthood. She reveled in the joy of welcoming new cousins as they joined her large and ever-growing family which is primarily based in Antigua. Her work as a postpartum doula and her desires to work with families in this critical moment of their lives grew organically from 4 years as a Waldorf Early Childhood educator and her cumulative 12 years of varied and extensive experiences as a professional child care provider across New York City.

In the summer of 2018, Nneka pursued this interest and trained as a full spectrum doula with Ancient Song doula services. Later, after realizing the need for more postpartum support she decided to train further as a postpartum doula with Ann Grauer through Nurturing Doula Dreams and DONA international. She also studied English Literature and French at Pace University and spent a year at the University of Paris studying French which she speaks proficiently.

She strives to provide holistic support for families welcoming a new child or children into their homes through the many means in which that can occur, whether that is informational support or whether your needs are practical or even just a listening ear. She sees herself as a gentle guide through the fog of newness and the unknown so that families may reach a place of empowerment and cohesion.

She is comfortable with children of all ages due to her varied experiences as an educator and child care provider. She is energetic, patient and caring as well as firm and cool-headed when necessary. She is dedicated to supporting the healthy development of infants and their families through this significant life change.


POSTPARTUM SUPPORT PACKAGES

  • DAYTIME SUPPORT (9AM-9PM) — $50/HOUR, MINIMUM OF 4 HOURS/VISIT or $200/visit

  • NIGHTTIME SUPPORT (9PM-9AM) — $75/HOUR, MINIMUM OF 8 HOURS/VISIT or $600/visit

For additional hours or for multiple visits, we can come up with a package to suit your families’ needs.