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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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!”
Karen is a mother of three girls. She has a degree in Education and Family Studies. Karen is passionate about helping others and has found her career in being a postpartum doula to be extremely fulfilling. She values the opportunity to support parents and impact newborn early development.
Yalandra is a mother of five and also has two grandchildren. She has been a birth doula since 2013 and has recently transitioned into the postpartum doula position. She has worked in maternity for 13 years and has an extensive background with newborns. Yalandra has a passion for providing emotional and physical support for moms and dads during their postpartum period.
While Serita was a pharmacy technician for 15 years, she grew a deep interest in pregnant women. She noticed that there wasn’t enough assistance or advocacy for their care and being. After her friend told her about becoming a doula, she realized that this was the perfect fit for her, as she prides herself in being patient, loving, caring, and helpful. She has three children of her own, and many nieces and nephews. Serita is certified as a birthing doula and postpartum doula, and loves helping every family that needs extra support and care for their bundle of joys.
Faith has a 5-year-old daughter and a 10-month-old son. She attended Manor College where she obtained her Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She has over 10 years of experience working with young children from nannying to teaching in child developmental facilities across Philadelphia. She is passionate about caring for children, especially newborns. Her goal is to help care for your newborn and assist you in enhancing their development in areas such as sleep training and feeding. She is so excited to meet your new bundle of joy and be a part of their early development!
With a passion for both people and science, Kara obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Penn State University. Throughout college and following graduation, she worked full time as a professional nanny caring for multiples 50 hours each week and babysitting for countless newborns on the weekends. To complement more than a decade of childcare experience with a formal education, she pursued an Early Childhood Education Certificate. Motivated to eliminate the disparities in maternal health and child development emphasized throughout her education coursework, Kara applied to and was successfully accepted into Drexel’s Maternal and Child Health Graduate program. Additionally, Kara has completed her postpartum doula training, broadening the support that she is able to provide to both parents and newborns. In her free time, she is passionate about working with maternal health nonprofits and fostering rescue dogs.
Samantha has been an RN specializing in labor and delivery, postpartum, and women’s health for the past 11 years. She has transitioned to being a postpartum doula because she loves to be one on one with families. Her goal is to help families feel supported and empowered to take care of their precious babies once they get home from the hospital. Samantha have found immense purpose in serving families in their homes and giving them the time and attention they deserve and is so thankful to be given the opportunity to do so!
Simonne is a seasoned childcare specialist with over 10 years of experience. She is originally from Jamaica, and has worked with varying age groups of children including children with special needs. Simonne enjoys working with newborns and new parents guiding them through their experiences during this special time. As a childcare specialist she employs proven techniques to calm fussy babies as well as provide support to anxious parents. She says: “The wellbeing of the parent and child is of utmost importance. I can assure you that I will provide peace of mind whilst working with your family.”
Stephanie has over 40 years health care experience and has been a postpartum doula for the last 7 years. She comes from a family of twins and loves working with multiples. She is the mother of 3 and grandmother of 4. Her free time is spent gardening, crafting and drumming.