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Mama-baby centered care to help you 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 your 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. Wether you prefer just a few hours of support or a package of many visits over time, these wonderful woman are here to help. 


Amber Star Merkens is a mother, artist, breastfeeding counselor, and postpartum caregiver who is passionate about revolutionizing and reimagining how we transition into, and through, our roles as mothers. Whether it is with our first or fourth baby, our own place in the world transforms with each new addition to the family.

Using ancient wisdom and up to date evidence-based information to guide her in supporting women's physiological and emotional health, Amber provides in-home breastfeeding and postpartum support to new families, facilitates support groups, and offers postpartum planning workshops to expecting parents. She brings an open heart, professional hands, and extra perks like photography, healing ceremonies, and mind/body centering to her clients.

Amber lives in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn with her partner and their two wild and wonderful children.



Sydaiya has been working in the professional childcare field for 8 years. During this time she has focused primarily on newborn and infant care, becoming very well versed in the needs, patterns, and development stages of these crucial first two years.

Sydaiya's newborn care experience includes swaddling, diapering, bathing, creating eat/sleep/awake schedule for newborns which becomes the age appropriate adapted schedule over time. Umbilical cord and circumcision care. Breastfeeding assistance and transition to bottle feeding when the time is right for you! Sydaiya has also had experience with colic and babies with sleep issues. She is Baby Nurse Certified (newborn care specialist), CPR Certified (infant and baby), a DONA trained Birth Doula, and holds a Bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music.

"I love what I do and I am very comfortable working along side parents to increase fluidity in the household. Whatever that may take! I have acquired a lot of knowledge over time and am more than happy to share it with you.”



Specifically for postpartum, Grace comes highly recommended by past clients and fellow birth workers. Visit her site for more info and bio!