“Our heart beat here at The Doula’s Daughter is to love on, encourage, and support new parents, existing parents, Moms, Dads, and any care taker in the Buffalo, NY area during pregnancy, birth, and baby’s first year.”

Meet The Doula

Meet Colleen Young, Labor and Postpartum Doula

Often I get the question “What made you want to become a Doula? Is it because your Mom is one?” The truth is I have always had a heart for new parents, it is what led me to being a nanny for the past 10 years.

During my time as a nanny I started working with and supporting friends and friends of friends, specifically during those first few months of new baby at home. I have seen the isolation a family can face, the million non-medical questions they feel their pediatrician doesn’t have time to discuss (or they feel silly asking). Families, especially during the first year, need emotional and physical support. I see Moms needing someone to encourage them, offer them reassurance and confidence that they are doing things perfectly for their family. I have seen Dads needing tasks and encouragement on how to support his wife and new baby, including tips on practical 101 of diaper changing and bottle feeding. So I decided to get more training to walk through the journey with parents — supporting them through labor and into the first year of baby’s life. My heart beat it to be there for, empower, and encourage a family in what works best for their nuclear unit; to become “a person trained to provide advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth*” aka a Doula.

When I am not working as a nanny or with clients, you can find me reading a good book, out on a walking trail with my pup, or introducing my west coast husband to Buffalo staples as he gets acclimated to our city of good neighbors, or hanging out with my awesome Mom, mentor, and friend.

Trainings and Certificates:

Labor Doula Training, 2020

Postpartum Doula Training, 2020

CPR/First Aid Certified (infant/toddler/adult), 2020

Nanny Jamboree Conference, 2016

Pacific Northwest All Star Conference, 2017

Early Childhood Ed 101 Class, 2016

Newborn Care Specialist, 2015

Meet Patricia Conner, Labor Doula

Let me start by introducing what makes me tick, what led me to become a doula. First I am a wife, a mother of 4 kids, and grandmother to 9 grandkids. I became interested in being a doula when my third child was about 3 years old. But as most things in life, good things come to those who wait.

Fast forward 16 years and I was able to finally get my Labor Doula training. I partnered with an organization called SonRays working mainly with single moms, international college students, and young couples.

I have 10 years of experience as a Labor Doula. I have worked in many different labor situations from home midwife deliveries to standard hospital births to emergency C-section situations to working with women who didn’t speak English.

It is amazing what kind of barriers kindness, caring, compassion, and patience can break down. ALL women need that kind of support no matter what race, nationality, language, or age when bringing a baby into the world.

Trainings

“Food Allergies and Newborns, what you NEED to know”

CAPPA Conference 2020 Certification

“Supporting the Couple Relationship to Reduce Risks for Perinatal Trauma”

CAPPA Conference 2020 Certification

Our Style

Caring and Compassionate

Patient

Loving

Supportive

Respectful 

Authentic

Schedule a meeting to see our how style and services can empower you on your parenting journey.