My wife and I wanted some postpartum guidance in the weeks immediately following the birth of our first child. Ruth’s agency offers this service; she was consistently professional and helpful. We were blown away by the level of care and expertise our doula, Pamela, brought to our family. She patiently guided me to successful breastfeeding, answered all of our questions around the clock and gave the best massages! Jennifer M. on Yelp
We contacted Ruth for a postpartum doula, knowing with twins we would need some extra help. What we didn’t know was that I would have postpartum preeclampsia and would need more help than we had anticipated. Our doula, Kathy, was fantastic! She brought a sense of calm and knowledge to a chaotic situation ~ I don’t know what we would have done without her…and our babies loved her! She will be missed by all of us. Sally P on Yelp
Ruth recommended Lijah immediately to me, knowing that I needed a little help a few weeks after coming home (my daughter was 4 weeks old). Lijah was WONDERFUL! I can’t say enough about how helpful she was. I had nearly given up on breastfeeding, and Lijah was very understanding. I really wanted to try again after stopping for 2 weeks but knew it may be a lost cause. My story isn’t typical, in that I tried again and rebuilt my supply after a lot of hard work. What made it possible was having a real advocate in Lijah when I was struggling. She was a cheerleader to me! Brooke on Yelp
We contacted Ruth when my son was a month old and we were at the end of our rope. He was extremely fussy, hardly slept and we had nursing issues. Plus, my mother was leaving town and I was actually scared to be alone. Ruth responded to me right away, and a doula named Lori started to come by. She helped me with nursing, made me healthy food, taught me the best way to pump, and gave us some soothing techniques. Mainly, it put me at ease to know there was an extra set of hands coming to help a few times a week. Carrie on Yelp
We called Ruth after our daughter was released early from the NICU, and we were completely lost and overwhelmed. I reached out to Ruth, and she found a wonderful post-partum doula for us (Kathy) within 24 hours. She was a lifesaver! Highly recommended! Aziz E on Yelp
Great service from the point I contacted Doula Care to the actual doula herself. Ruth was very informative and prompt in responding to my request and setting up interviews with potential doulas immediately. The doula that I selected in the end was not just extremely professional and knowledgeable but also very warm, caring and personable, which I felt was very important when handling a newborn. She also had an excellent work ethic and was proactive in offering help / thinking of things she could do to help when there was “down time”. All in all a great experience with the Doula Care Service.
Adeline Ma on DoulaMatch
Ruth Callahan sent two great women to me and my husband to interview as postpartum doulas. The process was straightforward, simple, and I was able to specify my needs. While both women were exceptional and highly qualified, they were also very different, which allowed us to choose someone who was really the right match for our personalities. Our postpartum doula exceeded our highest expectations. She came to us the day after we returned from the hospital and worked with me to alleviate my anxieties and most importantly build my confidence as a new mom. She was there for me to talk to about all of my feelings, and also provided essential tools for how to care for my new baby: nursing — proper latching, different positions — changing diapers, infant massage and soothing techniques, bathing, pumping, how to use my baby carrier; she even helped me sort through all of the gifts and clothing we received! She would watch the baby so I could shower, rub my shoulders, legs and feet, and make me my favorite breakfast while I relaxed with my baby. She also would speak to my husband and me together to talk about things like parenting philosophies, and about how to manage the changes a baby has on the couple dynamic. She nurtured me that allowed me to nurture my baby and gave me the tools to be the best mom I can be. My husband and I — and our baby — will always be grateful for what she has done for us as a family
Diane and Sean on DoulaMatch
THANK YOU NOTES
We initially thought we would be able to manage ourselves, and then realized after the birth of our twins we needed much more help than we anticipated… Ruth you rescued us, by teaching us how to manage on our own. It was the best first decision we made for our new family hiring a doula.The best to you,
Betsy and Alan Klein
This is an email to say thank you for the doula that you referred me to. I used Doula Care in February this year, when my son was three weeks old and colicky. I’m an Australian who was living in New York’s West Village. I’m now back in Sydney and my son Louis is five months old. He’s gorgeous, great fun and a joy every day, and I can’t believe how much I love being a mother.
And I can’t help but remember how wonderful my doula was, at a time when I was having trouble coping, and not enjoying my baby at all. I want you, and Lori, to know how her good humor, gentleness and patience really made a difference to the way I mother.
It may have only been ten days, but it was so helpful to me at such a difficult time!
Dear Ruth,Maria was such a wonderful resource during the postpartum weeks. We initially weren’t planning on hiring a Doula, but because Alice had a very rough delivery, I hired her and from the first moment we met her, Maria exuded calm confidence and immediately addressed our most urgent needs which allowed us to focus on loving our new son. Her positive attitude and wealth of information really made a difference for us, especially in the areas of breastfeeding, sleeping and general childcare 101. Maria worked with us as a team, never dictating, but always supporting our style. Besides supporting Alice in any area to make her life easier, our son, Lowell, really took to Maria and loved sleeping in her arms and playing with her. Now months later, we realize Maria’s impact – during the nanny search process, we kept comparing everyone to her. While we did find a couple of good nannies, Maria’s Doula support continues to be our gold standard.
From Alice & David
Parents to 4.5 month old Lowell
This week last year I was having my baby and you matched me with my doula. I have meant to email her so many times during the year, but always got sidetracked.
I’ve thought about her so many times during this past year. I delivered my son Brady on Oct. 30th. I knew that I needed help when I got home from the hospital but what a shock it all was.
She was so amazing in every way and I will be grateful to her for the rest of my life. Steve and I always say what a blessing it was to have found you. Thank you and her for everything you did to help us during those 2 weeks in the city. The first three months of Brady’s life were so hard.
Thanks again for everything.