Vicki Bloom
Doula
New York, New York
12 years of experience
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About me

I have been helping to improve birth experiences in NYC and Westchester County for over a decade. This is my philosophy: You don’t become a different person when you become pregnant, begin labor, enter your birthing space, or bring your baby home for the first time. You’re still you, having an intense and transformative life experience. As your doula, I take the time to learn who you are and what will help you and your family to feel comfortable, informed, prepared, and ready to engage with your birth, both in advance and through the ever-changing moments of the birth process. I am passionate, flexible, and comforting, but also grounded, no-nonsense, and strongly evidence-based.

Education

MA Neurobiology (1991)

Certification and training

Birth and Postpartum Doula, DTI (2017)

Hypnobabies Doula (2018)

Spinning Babies (2021)

Childbirth Ed, DTI (2020)

Placenta Encapsulation, MAPA (2020)

Full Spectrum Doula, DTI (2019)

Certified Lactation Consultant, Healthy Families (2017)

Memberships and affiliations

Doula Trainings International

The Doula Project

Hudson Valley Birth Network

Credentials
CD (DTI) CLC
Specialties
Abortion Doula Care Advanced Maternal Age Anxiety and Depression Birth and Lactation Birth Doula Birth Support Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Childbirth Education Evidence-Based Care Family Planning Home Birth Hypnobirthing Method Labor Doula Lactation Consultation LGBTQ+ Life Transitions Placenta Encapsulation Returning to work (pumping, breastmilk storage, etc) Sexual Health Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
Languages

English

Service introduction

I provide support for pregnant people across the spectrum of pregnancy. My birth doula services begin as early in pregnancy as you like, and focus on preparation so that you walk into the room feeling confident and ready to face whatever journey your labor takes. I also provide lactation support and home support in those critical first days at home. Placenta art and encapsulation also available!

Packages
First Night Home (add-on to Birth Doula Package)
A little extra support for the transition from hospital to home. I meet you at your home when you are discharged (usually mid-afternoon), and stay with you until 8 am.
$400.00
USD Flat rate
Birth Doula Support Package
Comprehensive care for your pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Includes: Two in-person prenatal meetings Support via phone, text, email, and video chat when you need it 24/7 on-call availability between weeks 38-42 of your pregnancy Attendance at your labor and delivery, without time limits One in-home postpartum meeting
$1,800.00
USD Flat rate
Placenta Encapsulation and Art
Includes pickup of placenta from your birth location and delivery to your home. -Framed blood print of your placenta, natural or augmented with paint -Capsules made of your whole placenta (about 150-250), via steamed or raw method -Umbilical cord dried as keepsake -Informational sheet on placenta use
$375.00
USD Flat rate
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