Welcome to A Tender Touch

Our Mission is to provide you with as much support as you need during your labor and delivery, and to make the birth of your child a pleasant and memorable experience for you and your partner.  Having a Doula assist throughout your labor and delivery can:

  • Reduce the overall length of labor
  • Reduce the need for medications to augment labor
  • Reduce the likelihood of a cesarean section, and delivery via forceps or vaccuum extraction
  • Help the Mother to cope with the contractions and discomfort by changing position, using breathing techniques and various other comfort measures
  • Assist the Mother's partner in utilizing techniques and providing emotional support to the Mother

Benefits of Doula support do not end once the baby is born.  Many studies had also shown that babies born to mothers who used Doula services:

  • Had fewer problems breast feeding
  • Had fewer infant health complications such as colds, vomiting, cough, and poor appetite
* All Studies described further in The Doula Book, Marshall Klaus, M.D., John Kennell, M.D., and Phyllis Klaus, C.S.W., M.F.T.

A Tender Touch      New York, NY 10040