Doula Services

Virtual Doula

We provide all of your classes and visits via the interweb. When you are in labor, we are available by phone to support you and your partner through your labor.

Labor Doula

A birth doula is by your side navigating your labor and delivery. She is available to you by phone in the months and days leading up to your birth and then by your side during your whole labor.

Postpartum Doula

A postpartum doula works with you in your home to make the transition into motherhood easier. She takes care of you and helps you take care of your baby.

Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation is a process of cleaning, steaming, dehydrating, and grinding your placenta into capsules to take during the early postpartum days and anytime you are feeling a little ``hormonal.``

No Matter Where You Birth.

This package can be done from anywhere in the world via phone or Zoom. It includes pregnancy coaching, birth preparation, birth support & new mom coaching.

The foundation for pregnancy including tools to prepare your mind, body & spirit as well as your role as a new mom.

Birth preparation, birth plan, comfort measures, navigating the postpartum shift, partner relationships and a whole lot more.

Take a deeper look by clearing out and making space in your mind, body and spirit so you can grow further in your authenticity as you prepare for your baby’s arrival.

Periodic check-ins via text & phone during the birthing process for support.

One year of monthly sessions are created around where you are in your journey and what is coming up for you.

Your virtual doula is available via text or email with any questions throughout our time together.

Your Birth. Your Way.

A birthing doula’s role is to help you have a positive and safe birth experience. During the months before birth, a doula can help you create a birth plan that’s right for you. She will also teach you how to advocate for yourself during labor. This is especially wonderful if you need to or want to labor in the hospital where you’re unlikely to have a close relationship with your medical team.

We support epidural births and all natural labors.

We do home births and hospital births.

We support VBAC births and Cesarean births.

We use essential oils and other Doula tricks!

We are experts in labor positioning and relaxation techniques.

We don't have an agenda. Your birth is your birth.

Caring for you caring for your baby.

We are honored to support you through your transition into parenthood. Sometimes as we start planning to have a baby or as new parents, we need a little extra support than originally planned and seek out the supportive advice of an expert. We are grateful that you consider us the experts. We have highly trained Postpartum Doulas, including R.N. Night Nurses.

The magic of sleep for you and your baby.

We support bottle feeding and breastfeeding families.

The physical & emotional support in whatever way needed so you can love & care for your baby

Nutritious meal preparation, light housekeeping, hands-on education for all things baby.

We offer 24 hour support. No need is too small or too great.

A natural way of making your transition into motherhood.

Placenta Encapsulation Ocean & Monmouth

The purpose of ingesting placenta by the mother is to reintroduce the beneficial vitamins, minerals, hormones, proteins, and other nutrients to her body following labor and birth to help restore a more balanced body function, prevent “baby blues” and the more serious postpartum depression, increase breast-milk production, shorten healing time, increase maternal energy levels, and provide an over-all feeling of wellness to aid in the transition between pregnancy and the early postpartum period in the woman who has just given birth.

There is no other supplement that can compete with your placentas ability to help you recover from childbirth.

Encapsulated placenta has been proven to increase a breast-feeding mother's milk supply.

This process is becoming more and more popular at the local hospitals. Most hospitals will release your placenta, no problem.

We promise a fast turn around in 24-48 hours.

Our sanitary guidelines are aligned with OSHA. Our Encapsulation Specialists are OSHA certified.

Investment: $350

Benefits of Hiring a Doula

Lowering the C-section Rate 0
Shorter Labor 0
Reduction in Epidural Requests 0
Reduction in Pitocin Use 0
Reduction in Forceps Use 0

Source: American Pregnancy Association

Your Birthing Choices. Your Family Choices.

A Doula recognizes birth as a key life experience that the mother will remember for the rest of her life. She is with you, as your support person or pregnancy best friend, on the journey toward parenthood to help you have a better experience.

Translated from Greek, the word doula means woman caregiver or mother’s servant. Nowadays, we use the word to describe a professionally trained and experienced birth attendant who provides the woman and her family with continuous emotional support, physical comfort and assistance in obtaining evidence-based information during the childbearing year. A professional Doula has no agenda, is judgment-free, and supports you in your choices. Your birth is your birth. Make it the BEST!

Comfort Measures

Massage, Alternate positioning, Aromatherapy, Relaxation Techniques, Heat, Ice, Hydrotherapy, Birth Ball, Rebozo, Acupressure, Breath work

Unique Experience

HypnoBirthing®, Unmedicated Birth, VBAC, Birthing Multiples, Epidural, Waterbirth, Homebirth, Hospital, Induced labor, Stalled/delayed labor, Breech baby

New Jersey Doulas

Morris, Mercer, Atlantic, Ocean, Monmouth, Somerset, Bergen

Home or Hospital

Jersey Shore, Princeton, Saint Barnabas, Monmouth Medical Center, Morristown Hospital, Community Medical Center, Overlook Hospital, Vorhees ... and many more!<br />

Let's Do This!

How We Doula: Connecting, Thinking, and Feeling

Perspective

Emotional Support

We offer calm encouragement with the reassurance that all is normal. We are by your side with continuous quiet presence.

Doulas help families to feel supported, easing the emotional experience of birth and also helping to create a space where the hormones of labor can work at their best. Whether a birth is completely unmedicated or medically very complex, every family can benefit from nurturing and connection at this tender, incredible time in their lives.

The transition into new parenthood can be vulnerable, and postpartum doulas are experts in emotional support, active listening and encouraging new moms and dads to follow their own hearts. Empathy, a hug or even a good laugh together can do so much for a new parent!

Breathing

Informational Support

We offer assistance to families in gathering information about the course of their labor and their options. We open the conversation to explanations from their care providers about the how-to and the why. We have a unique blend of non-medical and evidence based advice that we bring to every client.

Postpartum doulas are trained to understand what new babies – and new mothers – truly need. The doula helps with soothing techniques, offers breastfeeding or bottle feeding support, and explains normal newborn behavior.

Grounding

Physical Support

Our Doulas are highly trained in using Comfort Measures, Positioning, Massage, Breathing, Relaxation, and other non-pharmacological pain relief measures. We know exactly when to use one over the other and when to just do nothing.

It’s all hands on deck with a new baby, and postpartum doulas can help the days go by more smoothly by helping with the baby’s laundry, doing the dishes or preparing simple, nourishing meals.

Balance

Advocacy

Bend & Blossom Doulas help you find your voice to advocate for yourself and your family in making confident decisions. We help you find your empowered self.

Letting Go

Partner & Sibling Support

We are there for you and your partner throughout the process. Remember, this is your partner’s experience, too. It should be a peaceful celebration of family for you both.

Whether it’s a romantic partner, a friend or another family member like the baby’s grandma, the birth partner’s experience matters in birth. Our doulas are there to support every birth partner in being as involved as they’d like with the birth. Physical and emotional support make a huge difference for everyone involved.

A new baby means transition for everyone, including parents, grandparents and little brothers and sisters. Postpartum doulas understand what everyone needs, and part of their role is to help the entire family adjust and settle in.

Happy Customers

We wanted to take a moment to thank you! It is people like you that make the world a better place to live in for all of us.

~Jessica and Anthony, May 2012

Thank you to the Dream Team at Bend & Blossom!! I just wanted to send along an update from my doctor appointment this morning. The ultrasound confirmed that baby is HEAD DOWN and looking great! I felt him change positions the day after my yoga class with Nicole last weekend, so all of those positive thoughts helped. He's stayed in good position all week so now we just wait and see what he decides to do. He's about 6 and a half pounds and just needs to stay put and fatten up. I just wanted to thank you all for being such a strong source of support and positivity. We are just so thankful for each day that gets us closer to meeting this healthy little guy. I am SO happy (and SO relieved) to share our news...Cameron Michael arrived 12/15/16 at 1:06 am! He is 7lb 9oz and 20 inches of perfection. All is well and we are heading home later today. I can't thank you all enough for making this a positive experience for us both! We are over the moon!!!

~ Karin G, December 2016

Nicole Buratti’s clients are amongst our most educated birthing patients. A good doula is worth her weight in gold… This practice is recommending her services and her classes more and more.”

~ via a {happy} client and Dr. A, September 2013