WE ARE HERE TO HELP
LIDAs membership is comprised of local practitioners whose practice focuses on supporting mothers, families, and children on their journey.
We provide resources and events for Long Island families.
WHAT IS A BIRTH DOULA?
A Birth Doula is a trained professional who assists the family before, during, and immediately after the birth of their baby. They are trained professionals who provide continuous physical, emotional and educational support to parents before, during and shortly after childbirth to help them achieve a healthy, enjoyable birth experience. Some Doulas are trained, while others are certified, certified doulas usually have CBD or CD as their credentials.
WHAT IS A POSTPARTUM DOULA?
Postpartum Doulas are trained professionals who assist a family in the first days, weeks, and sometimes months after the birth or adoption of a baby. A postpartum doula provides support for the parents, as well as information on infant feeding, soothing methods, and basic newborn care. Some postpartum doulas also provide overnight support. Some Postpartum Doulas are trained, while others are certified, certified postpartum doulas usually have CD or CPD as their credentials.
LET US HELP YOU FIND A DOULA BY USING OUR MATCH SERVICE!
ALSO FEEL FREE TO BROWSE THROUGH ALL OF OUR DOULA PROFESSIONALS!
FIND A PROFESSIONAL
Looking for a doula, childbirth educator, lactation professional or infant photographer? Search our list of LIDA approved providers to find the best fit for your needs.
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR FAMILIES
- Thu, Nov 16Smithtown Landing Country ClubNov 16, 2023, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PMSmithtown Landing Country Club, 495 Landing Ave, Smithtown, NY 11787, USALIDA's Giving Gala is honoring Christina Kocis, CNM, DNP. All proceeds of the gala will be going directly towards LIDA's Community Support Fund, a fund that provides financial assistance for birthing families to receive care for women in the early stages of parenthood.