AUDREY JESSUP

BIRTH + POSTPARTUM DOULA

HELLO!

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I am a birth and postpartum doula.  My goal as a doula is to facilitate the empowerment of women by supporting them from pregnancy through the newborn period.  I am a DONA trained and certified holistic doula.  I am CPR certified and I have studied massage/comforting touch for labor, Spinning Babies, the Bradley Method and more.  

I strive to help parents feel respected, informed, confident and joyful as they navigate this tricky time.  Whether it is a hospital, birth center or home birth, I emphasize compassionate care to help parents achieve the birth they desire.  In the postnatal period, I seek to build confidence in new parents or growing families  with practical tips, tools and resources while smoothing difficult transitions, whether that is a new baby entering the home or a partner returning to work.  I provide non-judgmental support and a helping hand based on the individual needs of each particular client.  

I am a native Upper West Sider and I received my BA in American History from Barnard College at Columbia University.  I live in Prospect Lefferts Gardens with my many plants, and I am thrilled to serve the women of my home city.  

 

 

 

TRAININGS: 

Birth Doula Training (DONA) with Rina Crane                                                                  Infant, Toddler & Adult CPR with Tanya Wills

The Bradley Childbirth Method with Tanya Wills                                                            Spinning Babies with Tammy Ryan  

The Matrona Holistic Doula Training with Whapio Diane Bartlett                          Comforting Touch with Yiska Obadia                     

The Magical Octopus: Caring for Twins with Devon Clement                                    Breastfeeding 101 with Tanya Wills        

Understanding Your Newborn in the 4th Trimester with Ellynne Skove               The Mother-Baby Workshop with Pamela Douglas

Supporting LGBTQ+ Families with Morgane Richardson                                             Childbirth Education Intensive with Lisa Taylor