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 support 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.

Featured Classes and Events

03 MAR

Cloth Diapering 101

Come join us for a thorough breakdown of all things cloth diaper. We'll give you the lowdown on the many different styles to choose from, compare costs, and review laundering options. The class will also include in-person demos and a Q&A portion.

23 FEB

Babywearing

Workshop covers the benefits of babywearing, proper positioning and safety. See demos of various types of carriers - woven wraps, ring slings, mei tais, stretchy wraps, and buckle carriers. Feel free to bring your carrier of choice to practice with experts, and try out the available options to figure out which are perfect for your family!

26 JAN

Birth Stories

Join us in a supportive space where all birth stories are welcome. The environment we create is respectful, insightful, and compassionate, and sharing is always optional. Parents report feeling a positive shift from simply being in the presence of a story circle group and hearing others' stories.