So You're Telling Me I'm a Doula?

Written by: The Be Her Village Team
Posted: September 13, 2021
In this interview, Kaitlin-- founder of Be Her Village talks to Janalyn Pomeroy, a birth and postpartum doula. Janalyn’s story is really cool in that she started supporting pregnant and birthing moms while working in an adoption agency. She was actually doing doula work before she knew there was a name for it. We hear how she came to be a doula (officially)-working with families in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum (all while being a mom of three).

In this episode they talk about what doulas do, how they support families during birth and postpartum. They dispel some myths around doulas-- that they’re not just for “the crunchy granola moms” but that they support a range of parents-- from homebirths to scheduled c-sections.  And they talk about how important ongoing support is for new parents after baby is born; that it feels new and a little hard to navigate whether it's the first or fifth baby. Everybody deserves support!

Janalyn is one of our support providers on Be Her Village, supporting the new mamas and families on Long Island. Find out more about Janalyn and her services here!


BeHerVillage is helping parents like you get the funds they need for the support they deserve! Are you having a baby and are looking for support? Create a registry for support today and get gifted funds directly into your bank account to pay for your support team. You deserve this.

Are you a birthworker who supports new moms? Use BeHerVillage to help your clients pay for your support. Create your free profile here and you can be the best baby shower gift a mom will ever get!
Category: Podcasts
Tags: postpartum doula , doula , paying for support , virtual support , postpartum support , birth support , pregnancy support , support system

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