Alison Iven Doula
Alison Iven Doula
Offering New York City families professional, compassionate, nonjudgmental birth and postpartum doula care in order to build confidence and help new parents thrive.

Postpartum Support

From the inside to the outside… now what?


I give parents a chance to rest, recharge, and reflect as you settle into a new routine by providing families with positive and affirming support after birth.


A free consultation is offered for anyone thinking of hiring a doula for postpartum support. The consultation is approximately 30-40 minutes in-person or via phone during which we discuss questions you may have about doula services, and go over the details of the contract.

Prior to Birth

Prior to your baby’s birth, we should meet to discuss postpartum preferences and create a plan for support. This typically lasts around an hour.

Postpartum Services

Services vary depending on the individual’s needs but can include:

  • Assistance with newborn care

  • Experience with breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, and formula feeding and will support you with whatever choice is right for your family.

  • Emotional support such as processing birth story and any necessary referrals

  • Household tasks, including errands, light housekeeping, and some meal preparation

  • Sibling and pet care

  • Support for partner

  • Unlimited phone and email contact at other times

$25 per hour

Shifts start at a minimum of 2 hours to a max of 6 hours and typically ask for an initial commitment of 6 hours.