In the traditional model of doula care in the United States, a family would engage one independent doula to support them throughout their birth process. From prenatal care, through birth and postpartum care. While this is still the model in most cases, an important element of care has been left out, the village. Once there were many people supporting the pregnant person through their journey, including labor experts, herbalists, and postpartum caretakers.
At Carriage House Birth, we recreate that village.
Carriage House Birth strives to provide pregnant people with a family system. The success of our model is grounded in the cultivation of relationships among the members of our collective. We believe that it is imperative for our birth doulas, postpartum doulas and body workers to all interact with each other so that they feel comfortable with calling on one another for support. This approach weaves our in-house relationships into a fabric that provides unwavering support for the families we tend… And to complete the Carriage House Birth vision, we bring it all together under one cozy roof.
Domino Kirke, Samantha Huggins, and Lindsey Bliss are the triad of Mothers and birth doulas that own and run Carriage House Birth. Their village of support is currently in New York City and Los Angeles and is growing by the day.