As a birth doula, my goal is to work with mothers and their partners during this memorable time in their lives by giving them the support, guidance, and care necessary to work towards the birth experience they are wishing for – however that may look.
My ultimate goal is your satisfaction, confidence and comfort – I recognize that your birth is not my birth and that your choices may be different from my own. My pledge to each of my clients is that I will always respect your choices and support you 100% in making them. I will never judge you or make you doubt your instincts. I know that you are strong.
Free initial consultation/interview
Two face-to-face prenatal visits to discuss goals/options, preferences, review comfort measures and techniques, and prepare for birth
Telephone, text, and email support throughout pregnancy
Referrals as needed to community or other resources
On-call service from 37 weeks until the birth of your baby
Continuous labor and birth support
Postpartum support 1-2 hours following the birth
One postpartum follow-up in the early days after your birth
My name is Cielo Diaz, a mom, grandmother, and doula. I have always had a passion for helping people and loved being supportive of women throughout pregnancy and birth. I followed my heart and began the process of becoming a doula. I am currently working on my DONA certification as a birth doula, as well as my postpartum doula certification through Birth Arts International.
It is my desire to help inform and empower women about the amazing potential of their bodies, and to work as a guide to help them through pregnancy, childbirth, and the newborn stage. I pledge to serve and support all families. I am deeply honored to be invited to every birth I attend. As your doula I will be a caring non-judgmental and supportive presence to help ensure you have the birth you want.
– Cielo Diaz –
The Heart of Doula Care
What is a Doula?
A Doula is a trained professional who provides continuous emotional, physical, and informational support to a family before, during and shortly after childbirth to help them achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. Doulas do not perform clinical tasks, such as fetal heart rate assessment or cervical examinations. Parents, who choose to be supported by a doula, tend to have lower rates of medical interventions during their labors, and less likely to have a caesarean birth.
My Doula Philosophy
Birth is a normal process, not a pathological ‘problem’ to be solved.
You have the right to be an active participant in your own birth experience; that means being allowed to make informed choices about your practitioners, your birth setting, interventions (or lack thereof), attendees, etc.
Partners are as emotionally invested in their children’s births as laboring women are; they too need support in order to minimize anxiety and feel engaged with the birth process to the extent that they and their partner wish.
Provide a satisfying birth experience, one in which the laboring woman feels respected, empowered and supported.
I will help you to self-advocate before and during your labor and birth, but I cannot be your voice.
Professional doula care for families residing in the Bronx and Manhattan, including home and hospital births, and birth centers. Se habla español.
North Central Bronx * Albert Einstein * Jacobi * Montefiore North * Bronx Lebanon * Mt. Sinai (all locations) * Lenox Hill * NYU * NY Presbyterian (all locations) * Bellevue
Get in Touch
Interested in learning more about my doula services? Please let me know by using the form at right, or contact me by phone or email. I do my very best to get back to all requests within 24 hours. I look forward to sharing more with you!
– Cielo Diaz
“Throughout my pregnancy, Cielo went above and beyond what was expected of a doula.
Cielo was my doula for the birth of my third child. She emailed me regularly to inquire how I was feeling and even helped me find a prenatal yoga class. Cielo was with me through the entire labor process when my daughter was born. She was a very supportive and calming influence and was very attentive to my needs. I wholeheartedly recommend Cielo as a doula and would use her again without reservation.”
“There is a secret in our culture, and it is not that birth is painful, it is that women are strong” – Laura Stavoe Harm