Hudson River Doulas
Making Your Baby's Birth More Joyous and Empowering
Hudson River Doulas
Hudson River Doulas have been a consistent and reliable presence in the Hudson Valley for more than 10 years. We provide prenatal, birth and postpartum support as well as a platform of childbirth education that will give you the ability to navigate your birth and a knowledgeable advocate in your own care during the process of creating your baby's birthday. All of our doulas are registered nurses experienced in hospital and homebirth settings. We understand the complexities that can come with a birth in the hospital and appreciate the safety and calm of homebirth.
Meet Our Doulas
Amanda Winters, RN, Doula, HCHI
Amanda is an experienced Doula, Childbirth Educator, Hypnobabies Expert, and Registered Nurse. She has attended more than 1500 births in a multitude of settings since 2008. Additionally, Amanda is currently a Midwifery Student at Stonybrook University. Her approach to birth is one of "east meets west" where a multitude of complimentary approaches can be cherry-picked to create the best experience.
Kaila Guerra, RN, Doula, LC
Kaila is an experienced nurse and a newer doula. She has found that serving families in the role of a doula has been more fulfilling and enjoys the fact that doula work provides a deeper relationship with clients. Kaila enjoys attending births at home and hospital and watching new families grow.
Shaylyn Wood, RN, Doula, HCHD
Shay is an experienced labor and delivery nurse, Hypnobabies® Hypno-doula, and student midwife with experience throughout the Hudson Valley in both hospital and home birth settings. Shay encourages positions that are both comforting and purposeful, using supportive tools, such as birthing and peanut balls to create space and optimize baby's position to help them make their way earthside.
Chelsea Munkelt, RN, Doula
Chelsea is an experienced labor and delivery nurse and midwifery student at Stonybrook University. She is passionate about the empowerment home birth has provided the families in the Hudson Valley. Her own recent birth at home was inspirational to Chelsea and led her to decide to support other families have a life changing and positive birth. Her combined hospital and home birth experience gives her a unique perspective to serve her clients.