Welcome to Om Mamas Birth and Postpartum Support

You have landed here for a reason and we cannot wait to hear about your journey so far. Whether you just found out you are pregnant or you are due tomorrow, we are here to help guide you and offer anything we can to help make this process easier for you.

Building your pregnancy, birth and postpartum support team should be one of the most important parts of your process. You will hear it from us over and over again...if you are surrounded by a team you trust, you will come out on the other side so sure of your decisions. Our goal is to bubble wrap you and your birth partner in the best way possible, we want you to be informed, strong, find your voice and maybe even be comfortable and sleep along the way.

Pregnant? Our suggestion is to start with classes or hiring a birth doula

Breastfeeding Support, In Home Parenting Support, Overnights - Get started with Our Postpartum Doulas and Night Nurses

Need Sleep? Talk to our postpartum team about gentle sleep adjustments and consulting

If you are not sure what you are looking for, that is fine too! Our doulas are located in Central, New Jersey. We cover up to a 60 mile radius through Ocean County and Monmouth County, North and Western New Jersey as well as areas in Pennsylvania.

Our team works in many local hospitals, but these are our preferred locations

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Monmouth Medical Center

Community Medical Center

Virtua Voorhees Hospital

St. Peters Hospital and Birth Center


Centra State

Riverview Medical Center

Our Birthing Center

Capital Health

Upenn Princeton Medical Center

Areas We Serve:

Jersey Shore

Philadelphia/South Jersey

North Jersey

Trenton/Pennington Area

A woman, as long as she lives, will remember how she was made to feel at her birth

Anna Verwaal

  • After each of my first three births I have rushed to capture the birth in words so that the details wouldn’t grow fuzzy. My fourth child and second daughter was born at 7AM on the last day of March. Today, two days later, I still have not written the story of her birth. I can’t find words. The words I try to put to the experience fall short each time I try.
    I will write the story out eventually. For now, though I want to say this. Sometimes the heart can want something and the soul can need something that you can’t figure out, can’t explain, can’t logically understand. Your mind may dismiss it, and if you try to think about it being a possibility for you, you might think it to be this impossible impractical thing that just isn’t a part of your life. It’s part of someone else’s story. Coming up on Wren’s birth I realized that I was scared. I reached out to a doula friend of mine to figure out if there was a way that I might be able to have a doula there with me. And I did. An amazing woman from Om Mama Jersey Shore Doulas. Chelsea Nicole Alders. Because she was there, I did not have to be alone while my partner parked the car. I did not have to choose which things would come with me. I had my birthing ball, my bag, all the things I felt I might need to bring me comfort and make things feel safe. I had become familiar with her, and her with me over the weeks before the birth. She stepped into the role of sister, of mother, of that missing tribe we so often yearn for in moments like these. She held my hand, rubbed my arms, offered sips of water, and spoke to the nurse about the things she knew were important to me. She made it so no one was guessing, and so that I didn’t have to try and explain things while I was trying to focus through contractions. My OB was wonderful. The labor nurse was wonderful. My partner was wonderful. And my doula was wonderful. I have been floating along in this wonderful bubble of peace. Some experiences stand alone on the timeline where they happened. Some experiences stretch into the future and color parts of our lives going ahead. And some experiences have the strange power to reach back in time and heal old wounds. This was one of those experiences. And… the peace I feel now is indescribable. Giddy. Freeing. Glorious. Beautiful.
  • My birth was everything I needed, wanted, and so much more. Going from a quite a difficult birth less than a year ago to this dream birth was because of you, and I can’t thank you enough. Your techniques, encouragement, and support were invaluable. I hope you know how firmly in our hearts you are. Thank you!
  • I am completely grateful to have had Chelsea as my doula. I just gave birth to my precious daughter on August 13th. I had a very specific birth plan that I discussed in length with Chelsea. However, after a 65+ hour labor plans changed. The support that Chelsea showed was beyond anything I could have imagined. I honestly don't know how I could have done it without her. Not only was she an incredible support for me (walking the halls with me, talking to me, explaining my options, helping my little one change positions to help for an easier labor, or just holding my hand) she was also an incredible support for my husband and my mom. She just fit in with my family and stayed by my side through it all. Sometimes it's a little intimidating asking doctors and nurses questions but having Chelsea there I felt like I had a long time friend that I could ask and know that I would get an honest answer. It's also amazing that she has supported me when I was having problems with breastfeeding. She knew how important it is to me and answered my questions and gave me the support that I needed to continue! I would recommend Chelsea with all my heart. She is an angel and I wouldn't have another baby without her by my side! I am blessed to have had Chelsea's loving support.
  • Chelsea was an excellent instructor for HypnoBirthing®.  I was sure I was going to use an epidural and have been very anxious.  Afterward, I feel confident to attempt a drug free birth plan! I would recommend Chelsea to any expecting mother for this course and as a doula!  I'm looking forward to continuing my birth journey with her.  I give her 5 gold stars and hope to have a second child so I hire her again!  Excellent!!!!!
  • Birth Doula, Hypnobirthing, New Jersey Doula
    I found Chelsea online when doing my research. She was the first one out of the 5 doula services to respond that I found online (none of which I knew personally or had any recommendations). She was amazing! She felt like a good friend the second I spoke to her, making me feel very comfortable. She was knowledgeable, personable and extremely supportive of all decisions. She came to our house to meet and spent about 2 hours getting to know us and educating us on the process ( she also brought overi some sample products, which whas a nice personal touch). She was very professional and had very helpful information. I had some difficult decisions to make before my delivery and I was able to call her after every appointment with my OBGYN. She always responded quickly to any call or text. I would definitely recommend her. - Amy
  • Newborn Photography, Doulas Reviews
    Chelsea and Sue were amazing! My pregnancy and birth of my son would have been dramatically different without their help and guidance. I had no idea what a doula was or did, but was referred to Om Mamas upon finding out I was pregnant and my world changed. I opted to have my childbirth education with Chelsea and loved the opportunity to ask questions and relax in the comfort of my own living room. The ability to reach out to Chelsea with any questions or concerns, day or night, throughout my pregnancy was not only helpful, but even more comforting. She offered the greatest support I could have ever asked for. If I ever have another child, I will absolutely be using Om Mamas doulas.
  • Chelsea is not only an incredible human being but such an amazing support to have by your side. Before I met Chelsea, I was nervous and unsure about my natural vbac plans. She made my husband and I feel so empowered during my pregnancy and because of this I feel that’s why we were so successful with my vbac. She provides all the tools and support you could possibly need. I highly recommend her!!
  • I can't say enough about Chelsea and how wonderful of a doula she is! I knew when I got pregnant that I wanted to attempt to have an unmedicated birth, but I just didn't think I would be able to do it without some additional support. Chelsea was a calming prescence right from the start, and I can honestly say that without her I wouldn't have had the birth experience I had envisioned. She went above and beyond from our first meeting, to always answering my questions via text or call at any time of day as labor approached, and she helped guide me through a long day of back labor at home before we headed into the hospital to welcome my baby girl. I would 100% use Chelsea again in the future and would recommend her to anyone I know who is pregnant. Chelsea helped take the fear out of the birthing experience for me and truly allowed it to be the beautiful experience that it is!
  • I don't even know where to begin because our entire experience with Chelsea and Om Mama's Doulas was more than we could have ever asked for. My husband and I met with Chelsea for the first time in January 2018 and we immediately knew that we had made the right decision to hire her as we prepared for the birth of our first child. Our happy, healthy, beautiful baby boy was born on June 16th, however the journey of our labor did not go exactly as planned. I was a lucky mama who had a very smooth and easy pregnancy, but about one week prior to our "due date", I was told I was going to be induced due to higher than "normal" fluid levels. This was our first bump in the road and I was devastated to have to be induced, but Chelsea told me that it was all going to be ok. She took lots of time to explain to me what would happen once I arrived at the hospital and made me feel comfortable knowing that this was MY journey and everything was going to be ok. I spent the next three days leading up to my induction preparing myself for a whole new birth "plan". Little did I know that our "plan b" was about to go out the window too. After about 38 hours of labor, my husband and I were holding our baby safely in our arms and Chelsea was there EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. Chelsea helped me breathe through every painful contraction, encouraged me to relax as I had learned in her Hypnobirthing classes, kept me comfortable as I eventually ended up with an epidural, and reminded me to "trust the process". Chelsea was an integral part of my birthing team and without her I don't think I would have had the vaginal birth that I was hoping for. We are extremely grateful for the support Chelsea provided before, during, and after the birth of Caleb and would highly recommend her and Sue to all soon-to-be moms! Thank you so much, Chelsea!!
  • I had the pleasure of having Chelsea on my birth team for my first baby in March. Chelsea was able to keep me calm and reassured throughout my delivery and was by my side the whole time. Although my birth didn't go exactly as my birth plan was, I was able to accomplish the most important aspect of NO epidural, pain meds and a safe delivery with Chelsea's support and reminding me of breathing and relaxation learned in her Hypnobirthing series. I couldn't have done this without her! THANK YOU Chelsea for being a part of one of my most special days with the arrival of Rylee!!
  • After my first delivery didn't go as smoothly as I hoped, I knew I wanted the support of a Doula for my second baby. From our first conversation on the phone, I knew Chelsea was the perfect Doula for me. Not only is she kind and patient, but she is very knowledgeable and you can trust her guidance. With Chelsea by my side, I was able to power through a fast and furious delivery, naturally, just as I wished. I look back on my experience with Chelsea and Om Mamas and I am forever grateful!
  • After having an unfortunate and unplanned c-section for my first birth, I knew I wanted my second to be different. I interviewed a few local doulas before I met with Chelsea and knew almost immediately that she was the doula for me. Her vast birth experience and sincere interest in my wellbeing won me over. I knew that with Chelsea's help I could have the unmedicated, natural VBAC I had been dreaming of since my first birth. (And I did!) My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the natural birthing class taught by Chelsea and her partner. We learned a lot and left feeling even more empowered than ever before. Om Mama's Doulas played an integral part in the wonderful and enthralling birth of my second child. I will be forever grateful for the mental (and physical) strength and support I received from Chelsea before, during, and after my delivery. I am looking forward to continuing my friendship with Chelsea for years to come. ❤️
  • As a first time parent, the learning curve is quite steep and things are moving quickly toward childbirth. Naturally you want to have the answers to help your partner feel as comfortable as possible, but unbiased opinions are hard to find, and as a man, it’s impossible to relate to what your woman is feeling. Chelsea was able to bring her wealth of knowledge, calming demeanor, and motherly instincts to ease the discomforts of all of the unknowns before, during and after the birth of our daughter Sage. She was a wonderful guide for both Cara and I every step of the way. 11 months ago I had no clue what a doula was and now I am major advocate. Thank you for everything!
  • Having Chelsea for my birth was an amazing experience! She is such a calming, stable presence and helped me through the most intense moments of labor. I had been warned against going to the hospital too soon in labor, so with Chelsea's guidance, I was able to be home for much of the time and only labored in the hospital for 4 and a half hours. I highly recommend Om Mama's Doulas!
  • Cristina
    Jami was an amazing help and support. I can't even begin to explain how awesome my experience was due to her credit.  I would recommend her over and over again.
  • On August 27th, 2019 I gave birth to my sweet Capri. I truly feel that I was able to have the experience that I did because of the team that I had! Chelsea was there for me every step of the way. She made the whole experience peaceful with her music and oils diffusing. She reassured me I was doing great, and was the exact support that I needed in the moment. I can’t say enough great things about her and her services. The best decision I made, was to use her as my doula. I felt she was connected to my journey, and she wasn’t just there to support labor It was much more than that! Thank you Chelsea (and Jamie for all your check ins and sweet texts too!). I will forever be grateful for the birth you helped create for me!
  • Kara
    Had an amazing newborn class with Kayla! My husband and I got so much out of it and feel a lot more confident now. She is very easy to talk to and super knowledgeable. We took other newborn classes outside Om Mama Doulas and this was hands down the most informative and got us the most prepared.
  • Allison
    Having Chelsea as our doula was the best choice we made for our labor and delivery. There was no way that I thought I would be able to handle a natural delivery, but, Chelsea not only empowered me and supported me through my birth journey, but made me feel that I could truly trust my body, let loose, and find the inner warrior I needed to find in order to have the birth I desired. Being I went from 1-10 in about an hour, there’s way I could have hung in there without her! I highly recommend Chelsea and her team to help support your birth journey!
  • My wife and I were referred to Chelsea and Kayla through a friend when looking for a doula. We interviewed a few agencies and immediately felt a close connection with Kayla from the start. When we met Chealsea we knew we made the right decision. My wife and I felt like we knew both of them for years and wanted to make life long relationships before we signed our contract. Throughout our pregnancy we were supported and educated no matter the time of day. I was not nervous about the pregnancy but all of my questions were always answered. When we talked about labor I began getting nervous. We didn’t know what to expect and the doulas talked us through everything. My wife was also comforted throughout the process. This was all before we even entered the hospital to deliver.
    I ended up needing to be induced and admitted to the hospital after an ultrasound on a Saturday morning. Our doula made us feel like we were doing the right thing even though they knew it was not part of the plan to be induced. As the induction process started we kept to the birth plan as close as possible. Kayla was able to come when the contractions were getting more intense and was able to coach me through the final hours of delivery. I have used personal trainers, been in power lifting competitions and even trained to run in races and I have never experienced so much love and support while being encouraged and coached through any process. Kayla and Chelsea made the birthing process one to remember and we will be forever grateful for all of there time and love shared. I would recommend everything about Om mama’s Doulas! We cannot thank them enough!
  • I used Om Mama Doula’s for the birth of my first child in October 2019 and I am very glad we did, and my husband agrees! During the labor, Chelsea was there for the first part and then Kayla was there for the rest. Their guidance during such an emotional and challenging event helped to give us direction, focus, and assurance. Even though my birth ended in a c-section (after about 28 hours of laboring), I would 100% still recommend hiring a doula as they were very helpful during labor to both me and my husband - also because now that he’s born I am able to reach out to Kayla for guidance on managing a newborn, and she is a wealth of knowledge! Helps answer my questions and put my mind at ease. 👍🏻🤗🤰
  • My birthing experience would not have been as positive and gone as smoothly if not for Chelsea and Kayla. During my pregnancy, throughout labor, and postpartum, the support, knowledge, and kindness of Chelsea and Kayla got me through some difficult times. Not only that, but I was able to go into labor with more ease and knowledge which I obtained during my visits before giving birth. Whenever I had a question or concern, I always felt comfortable to reach out and find an answer. Kayla has been wonderful during my “4th trimester” and her postpartum visit was so helpful and put me more at ease. I would 100% recommend these services and if I am ever blessed to be pregnant again, I will most definitely hiring a doula again!
  • There is no doubt in my mind that the reason the birth of our son went as well as it did, was because of Chelsea. She has been a support for myself and my husband preconception, during pregnancy, in labor and delivery, and now in my "fourth trimester." Her knowledge that she has to share is delivered in a way that not only supported me, but also brought a sense of security and empowerment. Throughout my high risk pregnancy, she regularly checked in and gave advice that guided and prepared me for delivery. When my water broke 2 weeks early at 1:40 am, Chelsea arrived at the hospital in Boston from New Jersey in about 4 hours, and began coaching me into what would soon be active labor. From the moment she arrived, I felt reassured and calm. I completely trusted everything she instructed me to do because I knew it came from a place of expertise and love. Through the 16 hours of labor Chelsea worked tirelessly to make me feel like the most important and strongest woman/ mama in the world. When we learned that the baby was in the posterior position, she knew just the way to have me move and used my cues as her guide, without adding any stress or expectations on me. What could have ended up as an emergency C-section did not because of her faith in me and her great determination. I knew each step of the way that I was her absolute top priority, as she worked seemelessly with every doctor and nurse that we worked with. Through the 32 hours from the time my water broke, to our baby's debut, she worked with us in a calm, patient and loving way that allowed us to cherish every part of our birth story. I could truly go on forever with tears of joy about our experience with Chelsea. We owe so much to Om Mamas Doulas for helping us to welcome our son into the world!
  • Being a first time mom, I was filled with so many questions and concerns regarding my pregnancy and was even more nervous about labor and delivery. Between texting and checking in on me during my pregnancy to postpartum, I am very thankful to have had Lauren as my doula! I couldn’t have asked for a better support system to have by my side while I was in the hospital and in labor for 38 hours. I had the best nurses, doctors, and supportive husband, but it was Lauren who didn’t give up on me the entire time! I was induced on a Monday evening and she arrived Tuesday morning and didn’t leave my side. Nothing went according to my birth plan (always keep an open mind, because things will change!) but Lauren made me feel comfortable and empowered no matter what obstacles were thrown my way! I was so determined on not having an epidural. I wanted to be able to move around freely and not be confined to the bed the entire time. Plus, i was terrified of not feeling the lower half of my body and I wanted to avoid it altogether. If it weren’t for Lauren, I would have given into the epidural much earlier than I actually did. It was not because of her that I ended up having one, my body was just having a really hard time progressing on it’s own after a long time. For nearly 24 hours prior to my reluctant decision, she walked the halls with me, got me through every single contraction, helped me with breathing techniques and different birthing positions. She was my biggest cheerleader and I wouldn’t have been able to do any of that without her for as long as I did! I am an extremely anxious person, but having Lauren with me kept me calm and confident throughout the entire experience. I would absolutely have Lauren and Chelsea by my side should I ever be in need of a doula again!
  • Natalie
    Chelsea is amazing! I took her Natural Birth class and learned so much great information and her presence as my doula at my birth was so helpful! I was able to have the water birth I hoped for and I truly don't think the tub would have been set up in time had she not been there. She has such a calming presence and is so knowledgeable!! I highly recommend her!
  • I highly recommend these ladies for all aspects of childbirth! They will make sure you have all the knowledge and support you need to succeed! Chelsea and Lauren were my birth doulas and I couldn’t have had the amazing birth I did without them. From the time I decided I wanted to get pregnant I dreamed of having a natural birth. I knew in my heart I could do it, but I knew I wanted a doula to help me stay focused. I certainly made the right choice in going with Om Mama! They stayed with me at home through 18 hours of labor! They pulled out every trick in the book to help me make the most out of each contraction. When it was finally time to go to the hospital I was 9cm on arrival! They kept in touch via phone through delivery with my husband and even gave him some essential oils to bring. With their help I was able to have the birth I’d dreamed of! It was incredible!
    Kayla has been my amazing postpartum doula! 3 days before delivery my husband was promoted to a position that would require a lot more time away from home as soon as we left the hospital. We knew I’d need the support with our new baby and yet again we made a fantastic choice in hiring Om Mama. Kayla kept me cool and collected through little panicky moments and frustrations as well as making recommendations for every corner of new mom life. She has helped me be the best new mom that I can be and I am forever grateful! If you know you want a doula but you’re not sure who, look no further! This is where you want to be!
  • I cannot say enough good things about Chelsea, Lauren and Kayla. A friend of mine suggested them to me after working with them for her own birth, and it was the best recommendation I’ve ever gotten. The level of support these women provide is something that no pregnant, birthing or new mother should ever go without. From my (sometimes overdramatic) concerns and questions to my legitimate fears and doubts, they were there to guide me and assure me everything was ok. Never making me feel silly for not knowing things, despite this being my second baby.
    I had my daughter in April, right in the peak of this pandemic, and Lauren still did not hesitate to accompany me during my c section. It was such a scary time to have a baby, and she was right there to comfort me, literally wipe my tears and hold my hand during all my happy, scary and vulnerable moments. There is something beyond comforting about knowing you have a true advocate in your corner, making sure you have the experience you deserve. I cannot imagine having gone through that without her there by my side.
    After having a hard time breastfeeding my first, the team knew this was a huge goal for me this time around and that’s where Kayla came in. Even though we had to work virtually because of the pandemic, she offered me an amazing level of support via FaceTime, and as a result I have been successfully exclusively breastfeeding my daughter for almost 4 months and her pediatrician is thrilled with her growth. I had so many questions, concerns, and plenty of tears through the beginning of my breastfeeding journey and Kayla was always there to encourage me and guide me. She also helped me get my daughter on a schedule as early as 6 weeks old which was life changing for us.
    If you are on the fence about whether or not having this doula team is necessary - trust me when I say IT IS. Regardless of if you’ve already had babies or if you already have a super supportive partner  - what these ladies will be able to provide is invaluable. It’s well worth it, and you will not regret it!
  • My husband and I found out we were having twins and were so excited. Chelsea was amazing from the very beginning and we felt so relieved to have found her. It was tough to give birth during the pandemic, but she was always a constant support for my husband and I. I especially appreciated that she sent her colleagues in to check on me during my hospital stays.
    We then had a few of the night nurses stay with us when the girls arrived. Mary, Bree and Sue were all so kind and great with our babies. While everyone was absolutely wonderful, our girls spent most nights with Kayla. Kayla was incredible. She was extremely helpful as our lactation specialist and a real Mary Poppins to our twins. Breastfeeding two babies was stressful in the beginning and I feel really grateful to have had her support. I highly recommend Chelsea, Kayla and her entire team.
  • Chelsea was with my husband and I through our back to back pregnancies these past 2 years. She was a breath of fresh air, so supportive and answered all of our questions. I'm so happy I found her for my pregnancy and L&D journey. She has also become a great friend. I could have not done it without her wealth of knowledge and support. I highly recommend her and her company!
  • As a first time mom, my gut told me to hire a doula but as someone with two chronic illnesses & plenty of experience navigating the medical field, my partner and I questioned whether hiring Lauren was necessary. Let me just say, without a doubt, IT WAS. I had done plenty of reading and years of living with endometriosis prepared my partner and I for the physical experience of labor. But none of these factors prepared me for the emotional & spiritual journey that is labor and delivery.   The moment she arrived, Lauren's energy flooded the room, wrapping me in a warm blanket of comfort, strength and pride. From helping me walk through my contractions, to providing guidance to my partner and I when they started to slow, turning down the lights & turning up the music, holding my hand and encouraging me with words of affirmation, Lauren knew exactly what to do & when. Having Lauren present for this most important day of my life felt like having my best friend, sister, & fairy godmother all wrapped into one person lifting me up and hugging me close. Looking back, as someone whose experienced much medical trauma, and who, just days before giving birth, had a tiff with the midwife who ended up delivering my son, it's pretty amazing that I never once felt unsafe, never felt worried or anxious, never felt out of control. I attribute this to Lauren's guidance and support.   Lauren attended another birth the same day & never once did I feel her attention was diverted elsewhere. Lauren was born to be a birth worker- her love, guidance, energy and words of support are a necessity for births of all kinds. I will never forget her smile while holding my leg up as I pushed, her sweet voice saying, "I'm so proud of you, you're doing amazing," as tears streamed down her face. She wasn't just there next to me, she was in it with me. Please, do yourself a favor and hire Lauren as your doula.
  • I cannot say enough to express my gratitude for the love and support from working with Chelsea and Kayla. I knew I wanted to have a natural labor and OmMama doulas came highly recommended to me from a friend who had used them for her birth experience. From the moment I met them I felt extremely comfortable. Their knowledge and compassion for what they do is undeniable. Labor for me is a vulnerable, intimate and personal experience and Kayla was with me during my labor and made me feel like she was someone I knew my whole life. I felt extremely safe and confident in her and her presence helped me to relax and stay focused to fulfill my birth plan. She was my voice and kept the mood relaxed and calm. When we arrived at the hospital I was ready to deliver our bundle of joy, I could not have been more prepared. All the staff at the hospital were amazed at how “fast” our little guy came into the world. I was prepared to be flexible because sometimes things don’t always go as planned but we were so blessed that they did. If you are thinking about hiring a doula for your birth experience, don’t hesitate. As a first time mom it was scary to think about labor and delivery but there was nothing scary about working with Chelsea and Kayla, I never felt more prepared and wouldn’t want another pregnancy/delivery without them. XOXO Michelle and Andrew
  • Jenna
    Just wanted to give a huge shout out to the ladies at Om Mama’s Doulas, especially Chelsea and Lauren! They not only provided support throughout the entire pregnancy, they were there every second of my labor and really helped to explain and advocate for us! They went above and beyond by checking in and providing support after delivery as well! I would absolutely recommend them to anyone wanting some extra support.
  • After having not a really great birth experience (emergency C section after 19 hours of induction) with my first child, I decided to be more prepared for next time and hired doula for my second pregnancy. I was connected with Kayla. She was so great and supportive throughout my almost 42 weeks pregnancy and my intention to have natural birth. Even though I ended up with second c section, I still remember Kayla’s words before section: “Sometimes baby in the womb knows something that we don’t know. You have to trust your baby. You done everything you could to have natural birth, but your baby knows what’s better for both of you. The most important is to have healthy baby, but not how you get there.” It was so true in our case, turns out it was very dangerous for me to have natural birth. I always feel blessed to have right people in right time with me and Kayla for sure is one of them. Thank you for all you do.
  • My husband and I found out we were having twins and were so excited. Chelsea was amazing from the very beginning and we felt so relieved to have found her. It was tough to give birth during the pandemic, but she was always a constant support for my husband and I. I especially appreciated that she sent her colleagues in to check on me during my hospital stays.
    We then had a few of the night nurses stay with us when the girls arrived. Mary, Bree and Sue were all so kind and great with our babies. While everyone was absolutely wonderful, our girls spent most nights with Kayla. Kayla was incredible. She was extremely helpful as our lactation specialist and a real Mary Poppins to our twins. Breastfeeding two babies was stressful in the beginning and I feel really grateful to have had her support. I highly recommend Chelsea, Kayla and her entire team.
  • Newborn Baby
    Where do I even start? Don’t look any further, do yourself a favor and “hire” Chelsea, Lauren and Kayla now. I say “hire” because nothing about working with these amazing women felt like a business relationship. From my first call with Chelsea, to prenatal classes with Kayla, and my labor and delivery with Lauren at my side I felt like I was with friends who I’d know for years and not just 4 months.
    Having my first child during a pandemic left me feeling anxious and unsupported. The basics are covered at your doctors appointment, but I felt like I was stressed all the time and didn’t have the full support i wanted.
    I found all of that and more with om mamas doulas.
    Chelsea and Lauren helped by sharing resources, exercises and advice during my pregnancy to help prepare me for birth. We had a group text where they would check in on me and where I could easily reach out to them with any questions or concerns. They helped me with questions to ask my doctor and things to be prepared for during labor.
    I took all three of Kayla’s prenatal classes (childbirth, newborn care and breastfeeding) and can’t recommend them enough! It was some of the most real advice I’ve received (and now having given birth and taken care of a two month old I can confirm was all true and helpful!) and you’ll want to be Kayla’s BFF five minutes into class.
    And finally, I can’t imagine my labor and delivery without Lauren by my side. She and Chelsea responded to my 12am, 1am 2am and more texts when I was convinced I would be giving birth any minute (spoiler I was hours away ha) and I never felt like I was bothering them.
    Lauren came to my house at 6am and helped me to get to 7cm at home before we left for the hospital. Without her I probably would have ended up going into the hospital so much earlier than I needed to be. She helped me with breathing and managing my contractions all the way through pushing out my son at 6:15pm. She helped with positioning, speaking up for me with doctors and nurses, helping my husband help me, and made me feel so supported during my entire labor and delivery. She and Chelsea also continued to check up on me in the weeks following the birth of my son.
    Lastly, my husband didn’t love the idea of having a doula. But after having Lauren by our side he is a believer (for any other husbands or partners out there who may feel this way. You won’t regret it!)
    I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect after hiring someone I just met to be with me for the birth of my first child, but I can confidently say it was the beat decision I made for myself during my pregnancy and hope to partner with these amazing ladies for any future children I may have!
  • It is hard to put into words the affection and gratitude I have for the support I received from everyone I encountered with Om Mama Doula's. They were so responsive, knowledgeable, and truly committed to providing compassionate support. I would highly recommend them for labor & delivery or postpartum care.
  • I reached out to Om Mamas in preparation for a natural birth. Aside from my fabulous team of Obstetricians, I was looking to have a very strong and knowledgeable doula to help guide me through this journey.
    Leading up to my birth, Kayla and Taylar were super helpful - checked in with me and answered all of my questions. My husband and I took the natural childbirth class and the newborn class with Kayla and felt both classes helped ease our minds and arm us with tools for what was to come.
    Kayla was a blessing and stayed with us throughout my wild ride - 39 hours of induction and labor. Kayla helped me exhaust every option in the book for a vaginal birth. While we ultimately ended up in the OR for a c-section, she helped me find peace in knowing that I was making the best decision for my baby. Without Kayla, my husband and I would have been scared, confused, I probably would be feeling lots of guilt and disappointment for not having a vaginal birth. However with her, we were able to achieve our ultimate goal of meeting our happy and healthy baby boy. I feel nothing but overwhelming joy and love for my son regardless of how he entered this world.
    Thank you Kayla for sharing your strength, knowledge and time with us. We are forever grateful for you.
  • I was hesitant about hiring a doula, a stranger, to be in the room during the birth of my first child but boy was I wrong. From the beginning, Chelsea and Lauren made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. Knowing I had them in my corner gave me so much confidence going into my labor. Chelsea was the greatest coach/supporter to both my husband and I who had no idea what we were doing! And then there’s the postpartum care. First an in home visit with Chelsea and Lauren to debrief from the birth and go over the basics of newborn care. Then, when things were really getting tough for me, Kayla came and turned things around! Kayla has so much knowledge from breastfeeding to baby sleep, she is truly a gem. Most of all, she helped me bring out the confidence I needed to trust my mom instincts. This team of ladies are so caring and genuine. Don’t think twice about hiring them!
  • If you're looking for a great doula look no further. Hiring Om Mamas Doulas was one of the best decisions my husband and I made during my pregnancy. Their knowledge, guidance, and resources have been so comforting for us during this huge life shift. They are so kind, caring, and great to work with!
  • My birth was everything that I had hoped for and Om Mama Doulas was a huge part of making this happen. Lauren was calm and pleasant throughout the entire process and was totally in sync with me during every part of my labor and delivery. I can honestly say I don't think things would have turned out the way I wanted if Lauren wasn't involved in helping me achieve my goal of getting to the finish line without any drugs or medical interventions. There aren't enough words to describe how thankful I am.
  • After a traumatic experience with the birth of my first child, I knew I wanted a doula for extra support. Chelsea, Kayla and Lauren were so warm, welcoming and accommodating. They answered any questions I had during my pregnancy and checked in on me regularly. When I had to be induced 3 weeks early, they were ready to go. Kayla and Lauren communicated with me throughout my long induction and Kayla was at the bedside during and after the birth. The second Kayla showed up, she instantly knew what to do get things moving. She was incredibly calm and informative. Within an hour and a half of Kayla arriving, my son was born. When I felt like giving up Kayla was there to support me. It was truly an amazing experience. If you are looking for a doula look no more. Feel free to message me for more details or any questions ! I seriously cannot say enough good things about them!! 💖💖💖
  • Choosing to hire a doula team for the birth of our son was the best decision we could have made, and something that I will recommend to all of my friends! Not only did Kayla and Chelsea provide wonderful support and information leading up to our due date, they were ready to go when our baby decided to make an early appearance, two weeks to be exact! Kayla gave us support while I labored at home until it was time for her to meet us at the hospital. There, she worked seamlessly with the hospital’s staff to ensure that I was well taken care of. Her encouragement and guidance was so helpful to both me and my husband!! I had an unmedicated birth to a beautiful boy, weighing 9lbs .04oz and 22 inches!! My birth experience was truly empowering and I have Kayla to thank for that! ❤️
  • I am not one to usually leave reviews, but the spirit has moved me.
    Being pregnant at the height of Covid last year (with my first baby no less) was not ideal. It was downright stressful at times (actually a lot of the time). Add on to that a move AND a breech baby that just didn’t want to budge…I was reeling. Everything was going not the way I pictured. Enter, Chelsea and Lauren. If it were not for them, I don’t know how I would have dealt with things. They supported me, prepared me, championed me. They helped me make sure I had control over the narrative of my birth story, even if it wasn’t what I anticipated at first. Then you add in the magic that is Kayla. She was the ultimate teacher (her classes were THE BEST, and I wish every new parent could take them) and like a best friend all rolled into one. She’ll answer your crazy questions and field your frantic calls. This woman knows her sh*t.
    The one memory that stands out to me – which just solidifies who these women are: The day after I brought my daughter home from the hospital – I was not in a good place mentally. The baby blues were hitting me HARD, and I was overwhelmed with breastfeeding and so incredibly worried that in 72 hours, somehow, I had become the world’s worst Mom. I remember my husband reached out to Chelsea, asking if someone could come. Because as amazing as he was through the whole process, he did not know how to help me. How to reach me at that moment. Within an hour, Chelsea and Kayla were at our door. THERE WAS SNOW ON THE GROUND, as it had just stormed the night before, and yet they still came. They talked with me, they helped me, they listened to me and let me cry, and assured me I wasn’t a terrible mother. They were just there, and they saved my life in a way. I don’t know what I would have done without them.
    Om Mama Doulas are true angels on earth, and if having a doula is for you, then you want them on your team. You just do. And I know for when I make this journey again someday, and have another baby, they’ll be who I call.
  • After my experience with Om Mamas Doulas I really wish doulas were a standard part of care covered by insurance so all expecting families had access. Chelsea and Lauren guided me throughout my first pregnancy, offering support and advice to help me navigate the many decisions which would have otherwise been very overwhelming. It also gave my husband great peace of mind to know we had a team to help us during labor so he could just support me.
    I know that without this team I would not have had the positive birth experience and enjoyable postpartum experience that I’ve been extremely fortunate to have had. Chelsea was everything my husband and I needed during labor: a guide, a coach, a cheerleader, and also good company! She is also the keeper of our birth story - she recounted the funny/unique moments that we’d nearly forgotten in our labor haze. We’re forever grateful to her and our midwife for our daughter’s unforgettable birth.
    And then the fourth trimester support - having Kayla has been a game changer and so worth the continued investment. She’s given us all the resources and tools to make our breastfeeding journey possible and first weeks so enjoyable - giving us the energy and space to truly bond instead of feeling overwhelmed.
    This is a team that truly cares and are absolute pros. Thank you Om Mamas team, from the bottom of our hearts!!
  • This took way too long for me to post, but that's my fault and says nothing about my experience with Cassie. Cassie was everything that I needed at the end of my pregnancy. I had been nauseous and vomiting the first 28 weeks of my pregnancy and once the 3rd trimester hit I was achey and exhausted. My interactions with medical staff were brief and often invalidating, not only as a young, unmarried first time mom, but as a queer person. When I made my birth plan and gave a copy to my doctor, he was visibly annoyed that I wanted to go a more natural route (which didn't really end up happening with my 28+ hour labor, but we all like to hope things go our way). He was very rude and unsupportive, which made my time spent with Cassie all the more meaningful. Cassie helped me come up with a birth plan and went over the techniques I thought might be helpful during my labor. She answered my texts when I just needed to vent my frustrations and concerns and was ready to meet me at the hospital every time I wrongly thought I was going into labor. When it was actually show time, Cassie arrived quickly and supported me for 28 hours as I labored in the hospital. She helped me squats down, stand up, lay down, bounce, get in and out of the tub, help my partner support me, and did her best to make me comfortable and get me through what felt like eternity. I will always be grateful for the warmth and assistance that Cassie provided and I highly recommend her services if you are looking for a doula
  • From the moment I knew I wanted kids, I knew I wanted to hire a doula and try my hardest to have a natural birthing experience. I’m so glad I hired Chelsea and Lauren! From the moment I met them, they were always available to answer questions and give me the support I needed. No matter what time of the day or night, they always responded. They provided me with education I needed for during the pregnancy, during labor and after. I needed to be induced when I got to 40 weeks and Lauren was available to me all night while I was in the hospital. She talked me through every step and answered all questions and concerns. When contractions started, the minute I needed help, Chelsea left her house to come meet me in the hospital. It was a LONG process and Chelsea was there for me and my husband without leaving our sides until I got to hold my baby girl. She pushed me when I didn’t think I could anymore and she did everything she could to make me as comfortable as possible. My husband didn’t think a doula was necessary but with Chelsea there using all her tricks, even my husband was grateful and said we couldn’t have done it without her. I’m so glad I had them throughout my pregnancy and birthing process and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone wanting a doula!
  • Danielle
    Can I Just start by saying that I   love Om Mamas Doulas! I   was apprehensive at first when hiring a doula but I     couldn't be happier with my decision. Both Chelsea & Lauren have this calm demeanor about themselves that I   just wanted to be near them or touching them throughout my labor. I   felt like they were a big advocate for me & my baby & their energy is really what helped me the entire time. I   look forward to hiring them & having them in on my next birth.
  • Kelly
    My experience with Chelsea & Lauren was great. Having Lauren with us in the hospital during the birth of our daughter gave both my husband and I a sense of ease. She gave the support both physically and mentally that I needed in order to safely bring our daughter into this world Both Chelsea and Lauren were there for us before, during and after the birth and it was so nice to have them there for support and to answer all of the questions that come up during this time. I'm so glad that we decided to use Om Mama Doulas and would recommend to everyone who is considering having a doula
  • Hiring Om Mamas Doulas was one of the best decisions we made to support my pregnancy, the birth of our beautiful daughter, as well as my postpartum journey. Having access to the doulas and the “expecting moms” group was invaluable during my pregnancy. Any questions I had were answered immediately by Kayla and Lauren, and I fully trust their expertise. Kayla joined my husband and I during the birth of our daughter and we cannot stop talking about how grateful we are to have hired Om Mamas and had Kayla by our side. She was not only a huge support for me during labor but also for my husband. Kayla came to our home for a postpartum visit this past week and answered so many of our questions, making us feel more confident as we navigate being first-time parents. The cost of hiring Om Mamas is SO worth it - the support they provided and continue to provide postpartum is truly priceless. We look forward to using Om Mamas again for our next pregnancy.
  • I cannot fully express how much having Lauren and Chelsea as my doulas meant for my pregnancy and birth. I found them in my 2nd trimester and they immediately opened up lines of communication with me. I was able to reach out with any concerns or questions from the first day working with them. Their knowledge of local resources for pregnant mommas was so helpful. Lauren was worth her weight in gold for my birth. We knew my labor was approaching so she was ready for my call in the middle of the night. She helped inform the Midwife and hospital of my arrival. Upon arrival to the hospital she was waiting for me. She took me into the ER check in desk and made them understand how urgent it was to get me into a room asap. I know without her advocating for me in that moment I would've had my baby in the waiting area or triage room. Once in the room, she made sure all my wishes were heard and addressed. My birth was a whirlwind and only a little over an hour from the first contraction, but she made sure it was everything I needed it to be to heal from my first birth. If you have any hesitation about using Om Mama, you shouldn't. They are bringing the sense of village back to mommas in a society that has forgotten how desperately mothers need a village to thrive.
  • Ashley
    I am beyond grateful to om mama doula's. Hiring them was the best decision I made . I had such a peace of mine throughout my pregnancy. If I had any questions or any concerns about anything I was experiencing Join an after my pregnancy. They were always right there for me. .There's support was truly amazing. As for my labor . I couldn't even imagine not having Lauren there. She was my rock throughout the whole entire thing. I am beyond grateful to them. I look forward to working with them in the future when I have more kids.