Elyse Breit
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Doula
Fanwood, New Jersey
3 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
7
5.0

I am so grateful for Elyse’s support and encouragement during my pregnancy, labor and delivery. She was empathic and understanding of my needs and wishes. She assisted me in advocating for myself every step of the way, and as a result I had a very satisfying induction (which I was initially dreading) with minimal interventions. Elyse has so much knowledge and a tremendous amount about of pre/postnatal resources to share which was so helpful throughout the process. I highly recommend Elyse to guide you on your childbirth journey!

- Tierney V.

5.0

My husband and I had the pleasure of having Elyse Breit, as our doula for the birth of our first baby. Elyse was with us every step of the way. From the beginning, she listened to what we wanted our experience to be like and provided us with the tools that could help us achieve the birth experience that we envisioned. She was knowledgeable about at-home things we could do such as various exercises/ stretches, spinning babies and hypno- birthing to name a few, and she was always available to answer questions at all hours of the day. During labor (30+ hours!) Elyse was an absolute lifesaver, she provided different positions to move labor along, as well as pain management techniques. After the birth of our daughter, Elyse helped me breastfeed her for the first time and continued to support us throughout our postpartum journey. The support that Elyse provided made us feel more comfortable and confident throughout the entire pregnancy and labor/ delivery. We couldn’t have done it without her. We highly recommend Elyse Breit as a doula!

- Jessica s.

5.0

We are very happy we chose Elyse as our doula. We found her to be very supportive, caring, knowledgeable, responsible, and easy to communicate with. Her genuine love for being a doula and interest in supporting people in birth shows. She was a huge support to us through our birth process as first time parents not knowing what to expect. She asked us questions and was supportive of our choices, bringing knowledge and options to the table without being judgy or pushy. Thanks to our discussions with her we were much better prepared for labor. In the delivery room she was a calm and steady presence, and even though our "ideal" plans went out the window pretty early on, she was always trying to support us and come up with ideas and options to help even if the situation was not ideal, taking things as they were. She took covid protocols seriously and also arranged for us to meet with a back up doula, just in case. We had an overall wonderful experience with Elyse and are so happy we chose to work together for the birth of our child. Highly recommend, zero regrets!

- Kristen S.

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.