Amanda Moriarty CD (CBI) Birth and Postpartum Doula
Supporting Women and Families through Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum
Who I am
I’m Amanda, I began my journey into motherhood as a young, single mom at the age of 18. Now, my husband and I have a beautiful blended family with 5 kids, our youngest of which are a set of boy/girl twins. Aside from my love of all things baby, I enjoy spending time camping with my family and vacations by the ocean. I am light hearted and believe that laughter is the best medicine. My passion for pregnancy, birth, and babies led me to begin my Doula journey. After experiencing my own births and witnessing the births of my niece and two nephews, I knew that my heart belonged to a career as a Doula and to support as many mamas as I can. I am dedicated to being a compassionate presence, who will always listen to, reassure you, and support your birthing choices. I promise to see you.
How I Assist
Informative and Compassionate
After beginning our relationship with a meet and greet, and if you make the decision to hire me as your Birth Doula, I am committed to your health and the wellbeing of your growing family, available whenever needed throughout your entire pregnancy as well as after giving birth. I will provide 2 “pre-natal” visits, which include my guidance with creating a realistic birth plan, teaching comfort measure techniques, and nurturing a trusting relationship between you and your family. After the birth of your baby, I will provide 1 postpartum visit to ensure you, your baby and family are adjusting well. I am always available to you through phone/email. If you have any specific wants or needs, be sure to let me know during our first visit together.
Here for You
As your Birth Doula, I will provide you with unwavering support to help you have a safe, memorable, and empowering birthing experience. Every Birth is special, whether you choose to birth in a hospital, home, birth center, medicated or unmedicated. I will help you make the best evidence based decisions for you and your baby. If you are having a planned cesarean, please contact me for details.
I’m available to answer any questions your partner may have as well, we are all a team and each play an important role during the birth of your baby.
*Two pre-natal and one postpartum visit (within 30 days) after birth are included with my Birth Doula support.*
You can book your free consultation online or send me a message!
$25/hour (9am-5pm) $30/hour (6pm-6am) $35/hour Twins (overnight)
As a Postpartum Doula, I support mom, baby and family during the early weeks after your baby is born. Providing reassurance, loving assistance and information. My services include assistance with breastfeeding, preparing feeds and/or bottle feeding a newborn, caring for older siblings, preparing small meals, carrying out light household tasks, providing overnight support, and education/information on parenting related questions.
Being a twin mom, I offer first hand experience of twin care and truly love the newborn stage. I’m here to support and guide you through the early weeks with your new baby(s) ❤️
I’m proud to have received wonderful feedback from some of the women and families I’ve worked with. For me, the most rewarding part of the job is building strong, beautiful relationships with my clients and to share in one of the most memorable moments of their lives. Feel free to browse some of their testimonials below.
“We love Amanda !! She was so compassionate and loving. She knew exactly what to do and when to do it. We immediately connected and will be friends for life. I recommend every mother that’s expecting have a doula. Amanda was perfect for us!”
“Amanda was the most amazing support system you can ask for during my pregnancy, labor and prenatal care as well! 💗 I couldn’t give a higher rating! She helped me through surgery while pregnant, breastfeeding support, taught me how to swaddle and a better way to burp! She was fantastic and supportive in a way husband’s just don’t understand! It felt so great to know I could ask questions and advice and get support from someone who has been there and gone through it! And she truely went through my pregnancy and all right with me! Highly Recommend her!! If it wasn’t for her I would’ve never even taken a pregnancy test! 😆 She has a calling for this type of work and you would be lucky to have her!”
“Amanda was an amazing support for my second birth. I wish I had her with my first. She helped me before, during and after my labor. I wouldn't have been able to be so confident and encouraged during my labor with out her. Any questions I had before with doctor appointments or how I felt I was able to bounce off her and talk about it when my husband just doesn't understand all of that info. She was able to inform me what the doctors were saying, what would happen next and ease my nerves. I gave her my birth plan and things I did and didn't want and she remembered it all which was so helpful when your exhausted and can't think for yourself. My husband was still fully involved and I think her presence was very helpful for him too. I am so thankful she was there. I would recommend everyone have a doula to support you through out your pregnancy and labor and I highly recommend Amanda she was made for this job!“
“ I knew I wanted to use a doula with my second pregnancy and birth. I also knew that there was the chance that I would end up with a second c-section. Amanda was understanding and supportive of my desire to avoid a second c-section while also preparing me to ask all of the questions and make decisions in any situation. When I was admitted to the hospital I called her right away. She helped me navigate another less than optimal delivery that ended in another c-section. Unlike my first time, I was less heart broken by the experience understanding that in the end my health and the health of my baby were really what mattered. Amanda was compassionate and supportive through the process and into post partum. She listened to my worries and fears, my hopes and happinesses. So mamas, while you may not always get the labor and delivery of your dreams, you can always utilize a doula. So vaginal birth, planned c-section, vbac, unplanned c-section, etc. Amanda will be there to support and love you through the process.“
“Amanda was everything we needed in a doula. She was calm, soothing, easy to be around, directive when needed but stayed in the background if that was what was needed, she was informative and resourceful, and had several tools that she took out at the right time. She knew my birth plan front to back and advocated for my wishes but never did so in a confrontational way. She helped calm me when I was 10cm dilated (during my unmedicated birth) by reminding me that I still had my breath and by helping my partner to massage the right places in order to counter the contractions. She took out a cold towel at the perfect time to help me get through that part of the process. Giving birth to my baby was the most incredible experience and I know for a fact that it would not have been as successful-feeling without Amanda. I am eternally grateful for her!!!”
“I’ve suffered a lot with my mental health in the past, specifically with anxiety. My anxiety is most often triggered by life changing events, and pain.. emotional pain, physical pain or even the thought of being in pain. Having a baby is something I’ve always knew I wanted, but I was horrified of labor and delivery. It’s all I thought about during my entire pregnancy.
So there I was, minding my own baby business and BOOM... Covid.. lockdown.. no baby shower.. no Mom in the delivery room... Amanda continuously reassured and comforted me (and my husband) almost on a weekly basis. I even got a few massages and a foot rub out of it! LOL If it weren’t for her, my labor and delivery surely would not have gone as smooth as it did.
Thank you for answering every single one of my phone calls. Thank you for teaching us all that you have. Thank you for letting me make all of the decisions for labor and delivery. Thank you for spending the night at our house while I was in labor... Thank you!”
Amy (Postpartum care)
“My experience with Amanda was everything I could have hoped for in a post partum doula. She was so in tune with my needs and was the calming presence I needed in those first few weeks home with a newborn. I also have 2 other children, ages 5 and 3, and she was absolutely wonderful with them as well. I would highly recommend using Amanda to anyone looking for help post partum - she is simply the best!”
“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers — strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”—Barbara Katz Rothman