After the Stork is proud to employ a passionate, mature team of loving and experienced postpartum doulas who are excited to come into your home and support you and your family. All of our doulas have extensive experience with children and families, and they are continually growing in their expertise with new trainings and regular study. We only hire the very best doulas, and we are confident you will love whoever you are paired with!
After the Stork doulas have:
- Nationwide Background Clearances
- Extensive Reference Checks
- CPR certification
- Breastfeeding and lactation support training
- Experience with postpartum mood disorders
- Training from Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association (CAPPA), Doulas of North America (DONA) or Active Birth Institute
- Fully Insured and Fully Bonded
We differ from most of the other agencies out there because our postpartum doulas are employees, not subcontractors. What does this mean?
- We work as a team to figure out what works best to keep you and your baby happy and healthy. From trouble-shooting sleep and feeding issues to addressing newborn behavior issues, we work closely together to help minimize conflicting information and recommendations.
- Georgette works very closely with each doula to make sure things are going well in every home. If you need more than one doula, your small team of doulas will make sure to communicate regularly with each other and Georgette through our Work-Chat system, so that everyone knows what has been working best with your little one.
- We hold regular group training sessions so that everyone stays up-to-date and on the same page with the latest research in breastfeeding and lactation, healthy infant sleep habits, bonding, soothing, reflux, infant massage, postpartum mood disorders and more.
- You will be working directly with After the Stork to decide your needs and schedule – not going around a doula’s possibly changing schedule.
- If there is any sort of personality issue – which is rare – we will seamlessly make a change. We want you to have the best experience possible, and we are confident you will love any doula we place with you!
Our Postpartum Doulas:
Alison loves working with people, and she says that helping families when they have a new baby is “a dream come true” for her. While she has been a postpartum doula since 2013, her experience with children stretches beyond that time; she has a bachelor’s degree in education, and has six children of her own.
Lora is a mother of school-age triplets and a former client of After The Stork. She loves babies and is happy to be able to “pay forward” the loving care and knowledge she received when her children were newborns. It’s a special time in a family’s life, welcoming their new child(ren) home, and Lora looks forward to supporting and nurturing that family bond.
Liz is the mother of two young boys. She has loved helping families transition to life with a newborn since 2012 when she became a NICU RN. Since beginning nursing school, she has always been drawn to moms and babies. Empowering them through pregnancy, birth, and new family life has become her passion. Since babies grow strong with love and support, becoming a postpartum doula seemed to be a great fit to help support the family as a whole. Liz says, “I love seeing the bond between parents and their new baby strengthen each week, witnessing parents confidence and independence increase, and feeling the amount of love that surrounds and supports the baby’s growth and development. It has been extremely rewarding!”
Jaclynn fell in love with working with children over a decade ago. Prior to becoming a doula, she cared for infants in the classroom, volunteered in her local NICU, and returned to school to earn her bachelor’s in nursing. Her goal is to create a supportive and loving environment for her families so they can feel confident and thrive. The postpartum period is an important transitional time that she enjoys being able to make it something for parents to enjoy and not just simply survive. She is grateful for the opportunity to build trusting relationships with families and their newborns. Her favorite aspect of doula work is watching the connection grow between newborns and their parents, it’s magic.
Beth has a passion for helping and empowering women to be the best moms they can be, which is why she became a postpartum doula in 2013. “I know firsthand some of the struggles that new parents may encounter, and I love being able to be a listening ear and encourage them through this journey.” She enjoys working with children and spent five years teaching 5th grade before starting her own family; she is the mom of three boys. “I love the personal connections that this job allows and I also love the flexibility of being a doula.”
Christy loves being a postpartum doula, and enjoys helping and teaching new parents everything they need to know about their new role. Before becoming a doula, Christy spent 15 years as an ultrasound sonographer specializing in high-risk obstetrics. “I loved being able to be a part of the mother-child bond during pregnancy. Now, it’s such a great feeling to be able to help mom and dad transition into parenthood.” Christy loves babies, and she is the mom of three children.
Kathy is a trained RN who specialized in maternity and newborn nursery. “I enjoy being able to use this experience to help me when working as a postpartum doula.” Kathy is the mother of four daughters and is a grandmother to three grandsons. She left the medical field when her children were small to open her own at-home child care business, and she became a doula because she really enjoys getting to be a part of this special time in new parents’ lives. She loves the support and resources she gets from After the Stork so that she can provide quality postpartum doula care.
Anita has worked with children and babies for years. She especially loves working with newborns and has a great passion for guiding their growth to ensure they reach essential developmental milestones. She loves working with parents to create a care plan that is both adaptable as well as highly productive for both parents and newborns alike. She enjoys the process of helping newborns and their parents settle in at home. She says, “It brings me great fulfillment and joy.” Anita is originally from Botswana and has been in the United States for over seven years.
Kerry is the mother of three school-age children. She loves being a postpartum doula because she remembers being a new mom and how difficult it was. The thing she was so grateful for during that time was the community of people in her life that helped her get through those early months. She says, “I just love being able to be that person for someone else!” Kerry has her Postpartum Doula Training with Active Birth Institute.
Lisa-Jean is the mother of four grown children and two grandchildren. She has over 30 years of experience coming alongside families and supporting and encouraging parents in a variety of circumstances. Whether it be providing Childcare in her home, being a Nanny, a foster parent, facilitating parenting classes, or serving in the church nursery, Lisa-Jean finds herself doing life with moms, dads and babies! She considers it a privilege to draw on her experience and education to bring confidence and peace into homes as parents begin their journey with their new little one. She has a background in Psychology, Women’s Ministry, Addiction Recovery and Trauma education.
Leah is the mother of three children and she has a degree in early childhood education, where she was a valued educator for 12 years. She has always been the go-to baby whisperer for friends and family. She says, “since I first heard what a postpartum doula was, I knew I wanted pursue a career in that field. I am so honored to be able to walk alongside families during this incredible time of bringing home a new baby.”
Chelsea is the mother of three school-age children. She loves kids, especially newborns and she has worked with children for several years, first as a nanny and now as a doula. She loves meeting new people and bonding with new mothers. She says, “I am happy to offer my help and support as a doula!”
Janice is mother of 3 grown children. Her passion for overall wellness led her to certification training as a Craniosacral Fascial Therapist with 8 years’ experience working with babies and young children. She has her Postpartum Doula Training with Active Birth Institute. Janice is thrilled to be supporting mom, baby and family as a whole transitioning and recovering through the 4th Trimester. She recognizes Postpartum recovery gets little attention in our culture. Janice is a caring support for you to lean on as you successfully journey through this precious time of growth and development. She says, “I so look forward to meeting you and listening to your goals and needs in order to uniquely craft the best care for you and your sweet newborn baby.”
Brigitte is a mother of two with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked with infants and young children for over 25 years in both the day care, preschool, and private home settings. Brigitte loves babies and working as a Post Pardam Doula. “I love the opportunity to work with families as they navigate those first weeks/months of their newborns life. I loved those precious times with my own children and know how challenging but rewarding they can be. I only wish I knew about P.P.Doulas when my own children were born.”
Theresa has been working with babies and children for many years. She has been a registered nurse for 30 years, specializing in women’s health, labor and delivery, postpartum care, and childbirth education. She loves caring for new babies and their parents and ensuring all of their needs are met.
Crystal has always loved caring for newborns. She is now a seasoned mother of five precious children of her own, and she loves sharing her expertise with the families she works with. She is a natural and very passionate about helping new moms and dads. “I know how precious those first few days, weeks and months of welcoming home a baby are. I am truly honored to be a part of this time and I love helping mom and dad make a smoother (less sleep-deprived) transition.”
Fran has worked with children for over thirty years. She was excited to become a postpartum doula in January 2014 because she gets to do what she loves: work with babies. “I truly enjoy working with the family as they learn how best to parent their tiniest family member.” Fran loves being around children; she has nine children and ten grandchildren!
Audrey has enjoyed being a postpartum doula for the past seven years. She loves meeting new families and helping them through the first few months of life with their new baby. As a mother of four, she knows the joys that having a new baby brings to a family, but she also knows the challenges it can present. Audrey says, “I am here to not only give the best care to your precious baby, but to support the whole family through this life transition.”
Dawn has been working with children for almost 30 years and she has her degree in Early Childhood Education. She became a postpartum doula because she loves guiding parents through this special time with their newborn. She believes that the postpartum period is the one of most important times as the mother establishes a bond with her baby. Dawn loves doing everything she can to make sure both mom and dad are properly rested so they are mentally, emotionally, and physically ready to be able to take care of their newborn throughout the day. Dawn says, “My passion for newborn babies is beyond words!”
Heather loves working with newborns and has been doing so since she was in high school. She began working with babies by running the newborn room in a daycare and then continued working with infants as a nanny and then as a postpartum doula. She has four older children of her own, including a set of twins. Heather says, “I enjoy being a part of this special time with a family as they welcome their newest little member home.”