Meet the Hummingbird Doulas
We've had the pleasure of serving women and their families for over ten years providing birth doula services, Lamaze certified childbirth education, prenatal and postpartum massage and newborn and breastfeeding support. Our practice covers all of Northern NJ, including Hudson, Bergen, Essex, Morris, Union, and Sussex counties. We fully support both hospital and home birth settings, and we are committed to providing the highest quality service to help families realize positive pregnancy, birth and postpartum experiences.
|Britt Sando, CD (DONA), LCCE
While I’ve been certified as a doula since 2001, I attended my first birth when my sister was born at The Childbirth Center in Englewood, NJ. I was six years old at the time. Having gone on to give birth to each of my three children naturally, my last daughter at home, I have a deep belief that each woman should be supported, protected, and listened to during her own journey through pregnancy, labor, and birth. While each woman’s needs are different during the process of giving birth, every birthing experience is one to be cherished, validated, and life- affirming.
|Kathleen Whittam, CD (DONA), NCMT, LCCE
I believe I have been on a birth journey. When I had my first child in 1999, though the phrase "healthy mother, healthy baby" applied, I felt overwhelmed and disappointed in the experience. In my search for answers, I discovered the word doula and it changed me forever. The years that followed included attending births of all kinds and believing that a doula has an important role in every birth experience. I am honored and humbled to support families through the birth process.
|Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. The hummingbird's delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life's sweetest creation.|