Uptown Village

A multicultural community of maternal health professionals supporting gentle birth and postpartum, breastfeeding, and reproductive health justice in Upper Manhattan & The Bronx.

Our Intention

Our intention, as birth professionals, is to provide our community with the education and individualized care they desire. Our goal is to offer non-judgmental, evidence based, high quality professional support to create our shared ​vision of healthy families and healthy living.

Birth Doula

Birth doulas provide emotional, physical, and educational support during your pregnancy and the birthing process. Your vision for birth will be supported, with an emphasis on your healthy family, an empowering journey, and creating a cherished memory. Services include prenatal visits where you connect with your doula and share your vision; on-call support for 2 weeks before and after your estimated due date; continuous support during your labor and delivery; as well as 1-2 postpartum visits.

Birth Doula

Birth doulas provide emotional, physical, and educational support during your pregnancy and the birthing process. Your vision for birth will be supported, with an emphasis on your healthy family, an empowering journey, and creating a cherished memory. Services include prenatal visits where you connect with your doula and share your vision; on-call support for 2 weeks before and after your estimated due date; continuous support during your labor and delivery; as well as 1-2 postpartum visits.

Postpartum Doula

Postpartum doulas share infant care and calming tips. They offer baby feeding options, sibling care, and holistic meals and snacks for optimal postnatal nutrition. Postpartum doulas can hold space as you process your birth story and refer you to other maternal health professionals as needed. In home visits are usually 2-3 hours long a few times a week for the first 2-3 months of baby's life. Overnight hours may be available. Parents can get extra sleep, eat a nourishing meal, or just relax. Many doulas also include light cleaning and household organization in their services.

Postpartum Doula

Postpartum doulas share infant care and calming tips. They offer baby feeding options, sibling care, and holistic meals and snacks for optimal postnatal nutrition. Postpartum doulas can hold space as you process your birth story and refer you to other maternal health professionals as needed. In home visits are usually 2-3 hours long a few times a week for the first 2-3 months of baby's life. Overnight hours may be available. Parents can get extra sleep, eat a nourishing meal, or just relax. Many doulas also include light cleaning and household organization in their services.

Lactation Support

While nursing may be natural, that does not mean it's easy or that it comes naturally to everyone. Personal lactation support in your home can help you get a great start to your breast/chestfeeding relationship. Lactation specialists offer supportive care, information, and strategies to help build your confidence and success. It all starts with us assessing the situation by watching a feeding. We assist you in finding comfortable positions for you and your child to achieve a pain-free latch and learn this new skill together.

Lactation Support

While nursing may be natural, that does not mean it's easy or that it comes naturally to everyone. Personal lactation support in your home can help you get a great start to your breast/chestfeeding relationship. Lactation specialists offer supportive care, information, and strategies to help build your confidence and success. It all starts with us assessing the situation by watching a feeding. We assist you in finding comfortable positions for you and your child to achieve a pain-free latch and learn this new skill together.

Virtual Classes and Events

29 OCT

Postpartum Prep

Learn how to thrive in the 4th Trimester during a pandemic! Join us on Thursday, October 29 from 10-11 ET to get some ideas on how to build your layers of support during this tender and unprecedented time. Click the image to register for this virtual session. Suggested donation of $30.

28 OCT

Newborn Prep

Join us on Wednesday, 10/28/20 from 6-8:30 pm ET. to discuss topics such as Immediate postpartum procedures; Skin to Skin; Infant Appearance; Bathing/ Diapering; Infant Soothing techniques; Sleeping & Feeding Patterns; and When to call the pediatrician. Click on the image to register today!

21 OCT

NYC Birth Options

This facilitated conversation will explore the range of birthing location options available in NYC. Please join us on 10/21/20 from 7-8:30 p.m. ET. Click on the image to register!