"Elyse provided wonderful emotional and educational support before and after birth. When struggling with breastfeeding, Elyse stepped in and provided contact information for a wonderful IBCLC when we were lost. She has been checking on me postpartum to make sure all is well and to provide additional support as she knows how challenging postpartum can be. Elyse is warm, caring, and wants to be the best doula that she can be."
- DINA (December 2020)
"Elyse went above and beyond for me as my doula. What I really appreciated was that she was totally open to me making the best decision for me. Her massages helped me through the hardest parts of my labor, her insight and educational materials were invaluable, and her calming demeanor allowed me to be myself. I am so thankful to have had Elyse with me during the hardest yet special time in my life."
-SHIFRA (February 2021)
"What really stands out to me after working with Elyse as our doula is her passion for this work: both her enthusiasm and vast knowledge - both as an experienced mother and avid student in this field. As a first-time mother, I didn't know what I was getting myself into. Elyse provided so many different types of resources (in addition to herself), and if I had a question she didn't have an immediate answer for, she didn't hesitate to do the research and provide me with evidence-based answers. I felt fully supported by Elyse for these past few months and am so grateful for her support, care, and love!"
- BRITTANY (May 2021)
"I had a very long but beautiful birth experience that I will never forget. I'm so grateful for the support that Elyse provided me during my 24+ hours of labor. She helped me remain calm by being there with me through every contraction, providing me with a hand to hold, assisting with comfort touch, and suggesting different techniques. I really couldn't have done it without her. Elyse went above and beyond postpartum by checking in with me and my baby, sharing information on breastfeeding as I had some struggles with latching, and taking me and my baby to our first lactation consultation. I highly recommend Elyse to all my friends and family to be their doula because everyone deserves the best support during labor."
- ANYELINA (June 2021)
"We had the fortunate experience to be paired with Elyse late in my pregnancy. As a doula, she is full of knowledge, warm, caring, and offered useful tools to help me prepare for delivery. She spent time getting to know my family and discussing my birth plan. On the day of the delivery, she was very responsive and instrumental in providing on-site support for both my husband and me. She was an advocate for me and my preferences, prioritizing my needs throughout the delivery process. I would highly recommend Elyse to anyone seeking a doula, we feel lucky that we found her."
- HEATHER (January 2022)
"My husband and I had the pleasure of having Elyse Breit, as our doula for the birth of our first baby. Elyse was with us every step of the way. From the beginning, she listened to what we wanted our experience to be like and provided us with the tools that could help us achieve the birth experience that we envisioned. She was knowledgeable about at-home things we could do such as various exercises/ stretches, spinning babies, and hypnobirthing to name a few, and she was always available to answer questions at all hours of the day. During labor (30+ hours!) Elyse was an absolute lifesaver, she provided different positions to move labor along, as well as pain management techniques. After the birth of our daughter, Elyse helped me breastfeed her for the first time and continued to support us throughout our postpartum journey. The support that Elyse provided made us feel more comfortable and confident throughout the entire pregnancy and labor/ delivery. We couldn’t have done it without her. We highly recommend Elyse Breit as a doula!
- JESS (October 2022)
My husband and I decided that having a doula for support during pregnancy, labor and postpartum would be a great experience for us. After interviewing several doulas, we chose Elyse and we do not regret our decision at all whatsoever. Elyse supported us during pregnancy by visiting us in our home and providing us with techniques to prepare us for labor. She would send us videos and articles to review as well. Elyse was always just a text or call away if we had questions or were uncertain about anything related to labor. I had a very long labor- 34 hours to be exact. She was available via phone from the beginning and supported us in person as soon as we requested. I cannot imagine my labor without her by our side. She advocated for us at the hospital and made sure to explain things to us thoroughly before we made any medicinal decisions. Her postpartum support was amazing. My son was born with a cleft palate. She continued to answer any questions we had (to the best of her knowledge) and even directed us to centers/people that could further support us and our son. You will not regret having Elyse as your doula! I will always remember the support she gave us and will always cherish the bond we created!
- STEPHANIE (FEBRUARY 2023)
"I am beyond grateful for the support that Elyse provided me throughout my birth journey. While I was pregnant, Elyse helped me with everything from building my birth plan, to providing me with various stretches/exercises to help turn my baby when he was breech (which worked!), to helping me build my confidence leading up to birth. On my son’s birthday, she was the calm support that my husband and I needed in the room. My birth did not go exactly as planned and Elyse was able to help us navigate through our options and provide support along the way. Elyse’s services did not end there. She helped us through the postpartum stage, making sure that we were settling into being new parents and that we had all the resources needed to succeed. Elyse is extremely caring and passionate, and I cannot imagine my experience without her support. Having a baby is a monumental moment in a person’s life and I highly recommend having Elyse as your doula to ensure you have a wonderful experience as we did."
- JESSICA (February 2022)
"It is my pleasure to recommend Elyse Breit and her doula services with no reservations. She is very dedicated to her field and does constant research to keep up with the latest information and assist new mothers. She advocates for mothers and empowers them in the hospital setting so that they can make the best decisions for their birth plan. Her motherly care for me, combined with her passion for human anatomy really sets her apart from the rest of the doulas that I interviewed. She is overall a fantastic add-on to your birth team and is a great resource for information."
- MARIA (March 2022)
" My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Elyse for the delivery of our first baby. She was a great support throughout my pregnancy, labor & delivery, and postpartum. As first-time parents, we were very nervous about the whole birthing experience, however with Elyse's help & expertise, we were able to properly prepare for the birth of our son by learning about different labor positions, exercises, videos, articles, and so on. Her knowledge of labor and delivery was very helpful and apparent. During labor and delivery, Elyse was there every step of the way providing assistance and making sure I was comfortable throughout the process. I am so grateful I had Elyse's help and definitely recommend her to future mommies :) "
-NICHOLLE (April 2022)
"Elyse Breit was a wonderful doula. I was on the fence about hiring a Doula for my second baby as we had just moved into our first home and were trying to save a little money. I ended up finding Elyse in my third trimester and was so happy that I did. She was well worth it. Elyse was so well-informed and educated me on many things I did not even know about with my first baby. She made me feel more comfortable and confident with preparing to have a VBAC. She showed me exercises as well as podcasts, websites, and other resources that helped guide me through the last few months of my pregnancy leading up to the birth of my daughter. My water broke on Mothers Day and my labor came on very quickly this time around. Elyse was there at the hospital ASAP and helped guide me and feel as comfortable as I could as we tried to push my daughter earthside :) Although we ended up with a difficult emergency c-section, Elyse stayed and waited for us in the recovery room with a warm welcome and praise for my efforts. Afterward, Elyse checked in on me for weeks, making sure I felt ok and followed up with an in-person postpartum visit which was so nice. I can’t say enough good things about Elyse. She is empowering, thorough, educated, and warm. It is apparent that she has been doing this for a long time and loves what she does. I would highly recommend her as your doula."
- SAVANNAH (May 2022)
"I am so grateful for Elyse’s support and encouragement during my pregnancy, labor, and delivery. She was empathic and understanding of my needs and wishes. She assisted me in advocating for myself every step of the way, and as a result, I had a very satisfying induction (which I was initially dreading) with minimal interventions. Elyse has so much knowledge and a tremendous amount of pre/postnatal resources to share which was so helpful throughout the process. I highly recommend Elyse to guide you on your childbirth journey! "
- TIERNEY (December 2022)
“My husband and I are so grateful for Elyse’s guidance and support throughout my pregnancy, labor, and delivery journey. She has such a wealth of knowledge and an amazing amount of pre/postnatal resources to share. She was always so generous with her time and so helpful in answering our many questions. We learned so much from her. She always checked on me and made me feel so taken care of from the beginning of our time together. Thank you for everything Elyse!”"
- BROOKE (March 2023)
“Only two weeks shy of my expected due date, I decided to try and find a doula to help my husband and me achieve a natural birth for our first baby. I was so lucky to have come across Elyse as one of the first recommended doulas in my area just in time. Following her prompt response to my inquiry, she made herself readily available to go over her services and answer any questions over the phone. Being that my due date was around the corner, she was flexible in reworking her offering to fit within a shorter and immediate timeframe. I went with my gut and trusted Elyse, ending my doula search after our first chat. Thankfully so! My baby came earlier than expected, just two days after our in-person session where she shared a ton of information. During labor, she was most invaluable. I had completed a hypnobirthing course and was under the care of a midwifery group during my pregnancy, but still-- I was not prepared for how little the midwife would be present during my labor. That didn't matter so much as having a doula present made all the difference. She helped me get comfortable, recommended labor moves, and assisted me with every single facet of the labor process. She came prepared with resources for managing my discomfort. As I was laboring overnight, she even brought her own small sleeping mattress! This made me feel at ease as I was resting, that she was resting near me. Labor was exhausting but with Elyse's encouragement, I moved around enough and tried the positions to help my baby progress. In the end, I achieved the natural birth I had aspired for. It was an incredible experience that I am proud of, but know that my husband and I couldn't have done it on our own. I am forever grateful to Elyse for her role as our doula and highly recommend her.
- DIANA (November 2023)