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.
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.
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.
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.
Since 2006, Alexis has been providing newborn care to families adjusting to life with a new baby. Alexis has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis on Child Welfare. Lexi is a trained DONA birth doula and a newborn care specialist. In addition to her education and certifications, Alexis has extensive hands-on experience initiating and establishing newborn feeding schedules, healthy sleep habits, diapering, soothing techniques, etc.
Alexis has always had a passion for helping families thrive. Her previous experience with serving families in a social work role has provided her with an excellent background as she supports new families as a postpartum doula. Alexis uses both disciplines in her efforts to offer quality care and service to families during the postpartum transition.
Chloe is the mother of one. She has developed a passion for helping new parents as they are navigating the joys and challenges of early parenthood. Chloe takes pride in creating a calm and nurturing environment where families can thrive. Her gentle and non-intrusive approach respects each family’s choices and fosters their confidence in their own parenting abilities. She is also an excellent listener and provides emotional support, helping families process their feelings, concerns, and joys during the
Faiza is a birth and postpartum doula. She has experience with both singletons and multiples and loves working with new moms. Fazia received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Temple University and has a passion for healthy movement and wellness. Fazia loves empowering new moms and dads as they bond with their precious newborn babies.
Leah is the mother of three school age children, and previously provided childcare in her home for 10+ years, while being a stay at home mom. Leah loves newborns, and enjoys being part of such a precious stage of development and transition for families. Seeing tired parents get support and rest is fulfilling for Leah.
Robin is the mother of three school age children. She has over fourteen years of childcare experience, including extensive newborn experience. Her passion is to help empower and support new parents with her knowledge.
Stephanie is the mother of one, and grandmother to three. She is a newborn care specialist and postpartum doula and has been working with newborns for over twenty years. Stephanie loves having the opportunity to be a support to new moms and dads. She is loving and nurturing and easy to talk to. She puts every new parent at ease.
Tyesha is a mother of three and has been in infant care for over seven years. She has experience with both singletons and multiples. Tyesha knows the importance of having a great support system when becoming a new mother. Tyesha is passionate about supporting moms and dads as a postpartum doula. She wants nothing more than to do her job well as she plays that special role of easing the transition period into parenthood.