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formerly known as Astoria Doula Collective

Support for the City That Never Sleeps

About the Collective

Bringing a new life into the world is an incredible journey, unique to each family. East River Doula Collective (formerly known as Astoria Doula Collective) is committed to providing support, guidance, and personalized service in order to make your birth and postpartum experience as positive, stress-free, and uplifting as possible. The Collective was founded in 2018 by Astoria doula Leigh Cohen who had a vision of a community of Queens-based doulas supporting Queens families and is currently led by Lisa Greaves Taylor of Birth Matters NYC.

We support families throughout NYC, western Long Island, and Westchester.

Please take a few minutes to watch the above welcome video to learn more about our collective as well as the role of a birth doula and postpartum doula. This will help you get a better sense of how you might best be optimally supported in your journey into parenthood. Also read our statement of values.
Timestamps & transcript here for those who prefer to read instead of watch.

"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it."
-Dr. John Kennell, pediatrician, researcher, and a founder of Doulas of North America International

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SAVE THE DATE! Our next free, virtual Meet the Doulas event is Wed Mar 6 @ 6:30pm. 
RSVP here!


As a home-grown, local doula collective, we’ll be with you every step of the way through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Our doulas are committed to understanding your unique needs and concerns, and customize each service to fit your preferences. Contact us today to share your needs so we can provide customized recommendations. Our doulas have a range of experiences and backgrounds, and we look forward to helping you find a perfect match!


Never alone

Water Birth

Here For You


Family First

Mother and Baby

Fostering Community

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