Elyse Breit
Doula
Fanwood, New Jersey
2 years of experience
5.0
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About me

I set out to become a birth doula over 25 years ago after becoming a massage therapist, but I put this career goal on hold until my children became adults. I finally achieved my goal and became certified as a birth doula this year. As a seasoned massage therapist, I offer a broad understanding of a person's physical and emotional needs, especially during this special time as you prepare your body for the birth of your baby.

Education

BS in Business Administration - SUNY Buffalo (1979)

Certification and training

Birth Doula Certification, DONA International (2021)

Licenced Massage Therapist - Swedish Institute, NY (1993)

Memberships and affiliations

DONA International

ABMP - Association of Massage & Bodywork Professionals

Credentials
BS CD (DONA) LMT
Specialties
Acupressure During Labor Birth Doula Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Childbirth Education Home Birth Hypnobirthing Method Infertility In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Keeping Fit Labor Doula Massage Therapist Multiples Natural Childbirth Parenting Support Prenatal and Postpartum Massage Therapist Sibling Preparation Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Water birth Yoga
Languages

English

Service introduction

• Phone and email support as needed throughout the pregnancy/birth • On-call availability, 24/7 (2) weeks before due date & until you deliver • Up to two 60-minute prenatal visits • Continuous support during labor and delivery • Immediate postpartum care for up to two hours at the place of birth • One 60-minute postpartum visit • Guaranteed backup doula

Ratings and reviews
Average
5.0
# of Reviews
4
5.0

I worked with Elyse to prepare for the birth of my son. Elyse was very patient, knowledgeable, and kind. She answered any and all questions that I had. She came prepared to every meeting and made sure that all of my expectations were met. As an added bonus, she provides great prenatal massages! I appreciated her perspective and felt very confident with my birth plan prior to labor. I would recommend Elyse as a birth doula.

- Lauren K.

5.0

My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Elyse for the delivery of our first baby. She was a great support throughout my pregnancy, labor & delivery, and postpartum. As first time parents, we were very nervous about the whole birthing experience, however with Elyse's help & expertise, we were able to properly prepare for the birth of our son by learning about different labor positions, exercises, videos, articles, and so on. Her knowledge of labor and delivery was very helpful and apparent. During labor and delivery, Elyse was there every step of the way providing assistance and making sure I was comfortable throughout the process. I am so grateful I had Elyse's help and definitely recommend her to future mommies :)

- Nicholle U.

5.0

We had the fortunate experience to be paired with Elyse late in my pregnancy. As a doula she is full of knowledge, warm, caring and offered useful tools to help me prepare for delivery. She spent time getting to known my family and discussing my birth plan. On the day of the delivery she was very responsive and instrumental in providing on site support for both my husband and I. She was an advocate for me and my preferences, prioritizing my needs throughout the delivery process. I would highly recommend Elyse to anyone seeking a doula, we feel lucky that we found her.

- Heather S.

5.0

I am beyond grateful for the support that Elyse provided me throughout my birth journey. While I was pregnant, Elyse helped me with everything from building my birth plan, to providing me with various stretches/exercises to help turn my baby when he was breech (which worked!), to helping me build my confidence leading up to birth. On my son’s birthday, she was the calm support that my husband and I needed in the room. My birth did not go exactly as planned and Elyse was able to help us navigate us through our options and provide support along the way. Elyse’s services did not end there. She helped us through the postpartum stage, making sure that we were settling into being new parents and that we had all the resources needed to succeed. Elyse is extremely caring and passionate, and I cannot imagine my experience without her support. Having a baby is a monumental moment in a person’s life and I highly recommend having Elyse as your doula to ensure you have a wonderful experience like we did.

- Jessica S.