Doula Services

The Greek word δούλα (feminine noun) means a “woman who serves.”

“A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a pregnant person before, during and shortly after childbirth to help achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.” – DONA

DONA site:

Labor Support:                                $1100 - $2300

A birth doula will support you continuously throughout the duration of your labor and delivery of your newborn(s). These support techniques may include:

  • Massage

  • Guided imagery

  • Aromatherapy (using therapeutic grade essential oils known to be useful during labor)

  • Guided breath work

  • Use of Rebozo scarf

  • Active listening

  • Educating you and your partner prior to, and in the moment of your birth, allowing you to advocate for yourself.

Labor Support Packages:

The VIRTUAL NEST:                                                $1100

  • Remote birth doula support, via Skype, FaceTime, phone call and/or text. Distance reiki included via video chat.

The BASIC NEST:                                                   $1550

   • one 60 minute prenatal visit

   • Constant and continuous labor support 

   • One 60 minute postpartum visit

   • Reiki during labor

   • 1 customized birth hypnosis recording 

The STANDARD NEST:                                            $1650

  • One 90 minute prenatal visit

  • Constant and continuous labor support

  • One 90 minute postpartum visit

  • Reiki during labor

The PLUS NEST:                                                      $1800

  • Two 60 min prenatal visits

  • Constant and continuous labor support

  • Two 60 min postpartum visits

  • Three customized birth hypnosis recordings

  • Reiki during labor

  • One 30 min lactation counseling session

The EXTRA NEST:                                                   $2300

  • Two 90 min prenatal visits

  • Constant and continuous labor support

  • Two 90 min postpartum visits

  • Two 60 min lactation counseling sessions

  • Reiki during labor

  • One 60 min prenatal massage

  • One 60 min postpartum massage

  • The entire customized birth hypnosis series

  • Support in finding postpartum support or a postpartum doula  

Lactation Counseling:                                           $100/hr

Offering basic breastfeeding support and education before or after the birth of your babe. Counseling is available as an in-home service or remotely via FaceTime/Skype.

Harding Hatchlings offers payment plans, when necessary or appropriate. Payment accepted in form of cash, check, PayPal, Venmo and Apple Pay.

Harding Hatchlings stands behind the phrase

“a doula for every person who wants one” (DONA).

“Doula’s have a positive impact on the well-being of the entire family”

“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it”

– Dr John H. Kennell, DONA International Founder

We’ve heard the old saying “it takes a village” time and time again. So why are birthing parents often going their postpartum period alone? Postpartum doulas are statistically proven to lower the risk for postpartum mood disorders.

Our support does not (and absolutely should not!) cause financial distress to families, which is why Harding Hatchlings offers volunteer support to families who may be otherwise unable to afford doula support.

Postpartum Support:                                              $40/hr

A postpartum doula provides support during the initial 12 weeks following the birth of your newborn(s). This support may include:

  • Preparing small meals

  • Offering lactation support and education

  • Newborn education

  • Light cleaning and tidying

  • Running errands

  • Washing newborns laundry

  • ”Mom Care”

Travel fees:

  • A fee of $10 per shift will be applied to your total for travel time and expenses.

Postpartum Packages:

The TWIN NEST:                                                    $50/hr

  • Postpartum support for up to 12 weeks postpartum

  • Bottle prep

  • Tandem nursing support

  • Assisting with light household chores

  • Light to moderate meal prep

  • Assistance with errands (ex: food shopping)


Sibling doula for your home birth. $400 for up to 24 hours. Westchester and Putnam Counties only. **must be attended by a Certified Nurse Midwife. We do not attend unassisted births.**

The OVERNIGHT NEST:                                             $350

Overnight postpartum doula support from 8 pm to 8 am. Your doula might:

  • Prepare small meals while you sleep

  • Tidy the home and nursery

  • Wash and fold newborns laundry

  • Take care of newborn: feedings, changing, soothing

  • Bring newborn to nursing parent at night

The STANDARD POSTPARTUM NEST:                       $35/hr

  • Support for up to 8 weeks postpartum.

  • Doula will perform light household chores as well as light meal prep or assisting with errands.

The EXTRA POSTPARTUM NEST:                              $45/hr

  • Support for up to 12 weeks postpartum

  • Lactation support

  • Light household chores including:

  • Washing and folding laundry

  • Washing dishes

  • Bottle prep

  • Tidying of the home

  • Assistance running errands (food shopping)

  • Newborn education

  • Infant massage education

  • Light to moderate meal prep

Bereavement Support:                               Sliding Scale fee

A bereavement doula helps you cope with loss. This could be the loss of your life before baby, the loss of a loved one, miscarriage, stillbirth, or any grief you may experience throughout the perinatal term. This level of support is offered in-person, remotely via FaceTime, Skype, text or phone.