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.
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.
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.
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.
Ashley S. is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and mom of six children, four boys and two girls. She has always loved babies and loves not only caring for them, but learning about their growth and development. She has taken many infant growth and development courses and went on to earn her IBCLC, the highest level of lactation education. Ashley S. is usually with our New Jersey and Center City clients. Our parents rest assured knowing a well-educated, loving, professional is caring for their young baby.
Ashley W has been specializing in the care of newborns for over 10 years. She is a mother of 3 children ages 2, 4, and 11. Ashley was trained as a birth and postpartum doula through Birth Arts International. Even before having her own children, she has been passionate about caring for babies. We are thrilled to have Ashley on our postpartum doula team.
Becki is a mom of two kids who are now older teens. She has always loved caring for newborns babies. Becki ran a daycare and also worked as a nanny specializing in newborn babies. Several years ago, Becki began watching newborn babies overnight and absolutely loved it. She became a postpartum doula and has loved adding to her expanding knowledge about newborns. She fell in love with working in the quietness of the night as she cares for sleepy newborns. Is there a better job than this?! She takes great joy in helping new
parents in this joyous and yet challenging time.
Candice has been a professional nanny for many years, specializing in newborns. She is also a mom herself. Candice
enjoys helping to ease the postpartum period so parents can get a good night’s rest. Candice has a calming presence as she confidently cares for newborns. She has had a newborn baby in her arms consistently over the past 25 years.
Christa is the mother of five children, and she has been working with children for many years. She has her degree in early childhood education and loves volunteering in her church nursery. “I became a doula because I have always loved newborns and I feel I have a gift of being able to help support new mothers when they bring a new baby home. I love that it’s now my career.”
Crystal has been caring for babies since she was in high school and was deemed “the baby whisperer” by all of the local moms. She was referred from one family to the next until many in her area were calling and asking her to watch their babies. She went on to have five children of her own, who are all school aged now. Her youngest daughter has a rare genetic condition and needs lots of extra care. When Crystal heard about the postpartum doula field, she knew she was meant for it. Our families greatly appreciate Crystal’s years of expertise as she gently guides parents and cares for their sweet babies.
Jaimie has been a friend of After the Stork since it started more than 20 years ago. Back then she took the doula training course and was hired as a nanny to care for babies after our doulas finished up in the home. She worked with families balancing major medical challenges and spent five years caring for a family who had triplets born at 25 weeks. Since then, she has had two children of her own who are now in middle school. She had her own struggles with breastfeeding and did a mix of breastfeeding, pumping, and bottle feeding. Experiencing common postpartum struggles makes Jaimie incredibly empathetic toward new moms. Jaimie is an expert mom and loves babies. Families are resting assured knowing Jaimie is tending to their precious new little baby. Their babies are in the most capable, experienced, and loving hands.
Leah is the mother of three children. Leah has wanted to be a postpartum doula ever since she started having children of her own over 13 years ago. After the chaotic arrival of a newborn, Leah’s peaceful presence is very welcome. Tired parents sleep well knowing their baby is in Leah’s arms. She enjoys helping families through the precious yet difficult postpartum period. Leah is very artistic and loves making pottery and jewelry.
Roniece is a mom of three kids ranging from 10-27yrs old. She has also been an experienced newborn nanny for more
than fifteen years and has more than nine additional newborns under her watchful wing. Roniece has a great sense of humor and her motherly confidence gives new parents peace of mind. Roniece is a skill nurse and is studying to be an RN. She anticipates parents needs incredibly well from working in the homes of newborn babies for many years.