Hello! I am passionate about supporting families in the Rochester, NY area as a birth doula (since 2015), childbirth educator (since 2018) and rental provider of hospital grade breast pumps and inflatable birth pools. I have worked in home and hospital birth settings and have supported births of all kinds. I believe that peace can prevail in birth and parenthood, regardless of the specifics of the situation, and I view my role as a catalyst to help that happen. I support my clients with a calm strength and physiologically supportive, evidence-based approach to ensure that their birth is centered around their own unique desires and needs and that their voice is the most prominent and respected in the birth room.
DONA Certification (2016)
Lamaze Certification (2018)
Member of the American Association of Birth Centers
Member of Doula Cooperative of Rochester
I am a birth doula & childbirth educator with a strong emphasis on providing person-centered, evidence-based care. A large focus of mine is to ensure you are aware of your rights and that you feel empowered to stand within them in confidence so that your autonomy is amplified within the birth room. The physiologic process of birth can be supported even in the midst of medical interventions, and my goal is to do that with you so that you come away from your birth feeling supported, listened to and fully seen. I rent hospital grade breast pumps to parents who are returning to work, struggling with latch issues, exclusively pumping or who are separated from their babies due to a NICU admission or other reasons. I deliver and pick up the pumps from peoples' home and offer complimentary support for using them or getting more intensive support if needed. I rent Birth Pool in a Box birth pools for home birth and also offer rental kits with all the items needed to set up the pool, utilize it in labor and take it down when you are done. I can drop these off and pick them up from your home as well.
Hiring Bridget as our Doula is one of the best decisions my husband and I have ever made. She helped us prepare for what to expect and create a birth plan. She came to our house in the middle of the night and helped me figure out when to go the hospital. I truly do not know how I would have made it through labor without her. She knew the right things to say and do to support me during contractions. I am so thankful we had her on our birthing team!
- Susan S.
Bridget puts her heart and soul into what she does. She truly advocates for her clients. She is a wonderful resource for the Rochester area and beyond. She also has a hospital-grade pump rental program, which is so valuable for her community. Thank you for all you do, Bridget!
- Heather M.