In the traditional model of doula care in the United States, a family would engage one independent doula to support them throughout their birth process. From prenatal care, through birth and postpartum care. While this is still the model in most cases, an important element of care has been left out, the village. Once there were many women supporting the mother through her journey, including labor experts, herbalists, and postpartum caretakers.
At Carriage House Birth, we recreate that village.
Carriage House Birth strives to provide women with a family system. The success of our model is grounded in the cultivation of relationships among the members of our collective. We believe that it is imperative for our birth doulas, postpartum doulas, body workers and placenta encapsulationists to all interact with each other so that they feel comfortable with calling on one another for support. This approach weaves our in-house relationships into a fabric that provides unwavering support for the families we tend… And to complete the Carriage House Birth vision, we bring it all together under one cozy roof.
The Carriage House Birth Space is a womb-like store front that is located in the heart of our actual village, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The space is a meeting place, where a doula is always present. Classes and workshops are held, bodywork and treatments are offered, pregnancy, birth or family photography may be arranged and a carefully curated corner of prenatal and postpartum essentials will be available for purchase. All this born out of a true need to have a home away from home for expecting families, birth workers and parents alike.