Madeleine, Birth & Postpartum Doula, CLC
Madeleine is a Birth & Postpartum Doula and Certified Lactation Counselor. She’s also a native Upper West Sider, an actress, a lover of travel, and a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She currently lives in Brooklyn with two cats and more than two plants. With an acupuncturist (and doula!) mother and a physician father, Madeleine grew up with a pretty balanced perspective on holistic vs. medical approaches, and she’s committed to supporting whichever path you take. Whether in birth or postpartum, Madeleine approaches each situation with openness, empathy, and the occasional well-timed joke. She feels honored to bear witness to your transformation and to support your growing family.
As a Birth Doula, Madeleine believes that every birthing person has an inner knowing, and she’s passionate about helping you connect to that intuition so your choices during this profound time are yours. She has found that helping clients gather knowledge in pregnancy leads to empowerment in labor. Our ancestors knew how to birth their babies, and so do we. Whether you need pep talks and hands-on comfort techniques, or someone to light the candles and hold space for your own internal process, Madeleine supports your journey through this dynamic experience, whatever that means for you.
As a Postpartum Doula, Madeleine believes in fostering confidence by encouraging new parents to trust their instincts, while equipping them with the new skills and knowledge they’re seeking. There’s always something to learn about parenting and babies, but you already know yourself and your baby better than anyone. Madeleine walks into each new home with an open mind, bringing warmth, compassion, and a sense of humor to what is so often an intense ride of emotions and oh-so-many questions. She sees her role as a blend of friend, confidante, childcare expert, breastfeeding guide, personal assistant, chef, and professional tiny human holder (no complaints there). She believes passionately that support shouldn’t end at birth; it should help carry and nurture you into the wild and wonderful unknown of the fourth trimester.