I am so happy I chose Danielle to be my doula. I would recommend her to anyone, I'm sure she would be totally game for whatever your ideal labor and birth plan looks. I am a L&D nurse so I had the advantage of first working with Danielle, she is loved by our hospital staff, she is able to strike the balance of keeping her client center; respecting and empowering their choices but also creating a beautiful open team environment.
Hiring Danielle to be our birthing doula was hands down THE BEST decision we made during our first pregnancy. Danielle’s knowledge, experience and genuinely calming nature proved to be absolutely invaluable from the moment we brought her on.
I am so grateful for Danielle's personalized attention, empowerment, and dedication! We had a really wonderful experience with Danielle as we prepared for the birth of our 2nd baby. We delivered in a hospital setting and she even sat in the car with me on the way to help me feel comfortable.
I highly recommend Danielle as a birth doula. She was always available for a quick call or when I needed to talk and she always listened to my concerns and suggested solutions that were actionable and in line with my goals. She is very friendly and made me feel like she was very prepared for the possible twists and turns in the birthing process. She met with us to go over our thoughts and feelings towards birth and really listened to any concerns we had and tried her best to keep our desires at the forefront to help us achieve the best possible birth experience.
I would not have the confidence I have today as a new mom had it not been for Danielle's guidance and support during my early postpartum weeks. Danielle is incredible and she somehow gets so much done while keeping you at ease. As a postpartum doula, Danielle not only helped with the simple things, like picking up groceries or baby supplies, but she also provided invaluable advice and wisdom on all things, from self care to baby care. I was especially grateful for her coaching when it came to breastfeeding.
We knew the moment we interviewed Danielle she was the doula for us, and she did not disappoint! My goal was to have a natural hospital birth and that is exactly what I had, BECAUSE of the guidance and support I got from Danielle.
As first-time parents wishing to experience an unmedicated birth, we were searching for a doula, and immediately upon meeting Danielle, we knew she was the right person to accompany us through this journey. Her vast experience, calm demeanor, and great communication made us feel more at ease about the process.
When friends or family ask me about my experience having my daughter (6.28.22) I can't help but immediately think of Danielle and the incredibly invaluable role she played. Danielle was the exact down-to-earth, calming, confident and prepared (ask her about her doula-box full of everything and anything you could possibly need at "go-time") energy and support I hoped to have beside my husband and I during labor and birth.
My partner and I were so grateful to have had Danielle as our doula. From the moment she told us she would open her books for our birth month, she made us feel like family. Her endless support continued throughout pregnancy and postpartum.
I can’t express my gratitude enough for all the support and knowledge I received from Danielle.
I am a queer identified, single mom by choice and before I gave birth, I chatted with several doulas & lactation consultants to see who I felt the most comfortable with considering my unconventional path to motherhood. From our first contact, I immediately felt comfortable with Danielle.
Danielle was such an incredible support for us during our labor and delivery. We immediately felt comfortable and supported by her when we met while I was pregnant, she has a very warm, calming presence that puts you at ease and she clearly loves what she does and makes you feel important. Danielle was integral to our labor and birthing experience, she guided us every step of the way and advocated for us when we didn't know how to do so ourselves.
Danielle provided postpartum support in the weeks following my 3rd baby's arrival. While I wasn't a new mom, I greatly benefited from having the extra hand to support the transition to a family of 5. My little one was also born a few weeks early and we had difficulties getting her to gain weight. I benefited from Danielle's expertise as both a lactation and sleep consultant. She helped me get on a schedule of feeding and pumping such that my daughter caught up on weight gain after several days without gains. She was also responsive and happy to answer questions, either in person or by text.
Danielle is truly one of a kind! I gave birth birth late December 2021 during the Covid surge. I had sever preeclampsia and my husband and I ended up getting Covid in the hospital. We ended up using Danielle as a postpartum doula. We honestly don’t know what we would’ve done without her. We were scared new parents unable to have the help of family due to Covid. As soon as Danielle came to the house, it was like a magical white light of vast baby knowledge and comfort.
I don't know how we would have made it through those crazy first postpartum weeks without Danielle. She's everything a new parent isn't: cheerful, calm, and confident. Her advice comes from considerable experience, both with clients and from raising her own family. Her wise counsel, coupled with a sense for exactly what neglected domestic duties could use taking care of and a willingness to do them, was indispensable for us. Thanks to Danielle, we got to spend more time being full present with our new baby. Truly invaluable.
When I found out I was pregnant, and then eventually reached the second trimester, I knew that I wanted to find a doula. I knew that I would be susceptible to just going with what a doctor might tell me, mostly because I don't know much better. I wanted that outside voice of a doula to help me understand my options, and just be a guiding presence through it all. But I did know for certain, I didn't want someone who would sugar coat anything, or keep reassuring me that I am a goddess etc. I wanted someone down to earth, caring and knowledgeable.
Working with Danielle Bianco has been everything we could have hoped for. Danielle was our birth doula, she encapsulated the placenta and we also worked with her as a postpartum doula and night nurse for the first few weeks - she is completely indispensable.
Danielle is better than Mary Poppins. Not only did she help with my daughters, she also cooked, she cleaned, she folded laundry.... her hands were never empty. She even stocked our freezer with delicious postpartum foods that have become favorite recipes.
Danielle was AMAZING! I knew she was going to be the perfect doula the first time I spoke to her on the phone. I didn’t have to ask her any questions, she anticipated me with all the answers I needed. I wanted a doula because I was a ftm and I didn’t want my birth to be traumatic in any way.
Having Danielle as my postpartum doula was one of the best decisions we made in our pregnancy/postpartum journey. From the first day I came home from the birthing center she was an immediate source of comfort, relief,information and resources. I was in a breast feeding first time mom crisis and she immediately jumped in and guided us.
Danielle was an absolute lifesaver. Her postpartum services, along with lactation support and sleep consulting, made having our second child (with a two year old) as graceful and easy as it could possibly be. She is an incredible cook, an invaluable resource and always knows how to help out, even without being asked. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for support.
When we started looking for a doula, we knew we wanted someone that understood and honored how scared our birthing space would be. Being first time parents, labor and delivery is daunting to navigate with not a lot of helpful information to women without being scary. I heard plenty of horror stories as telling people I was pregnant and wanted true support that would honor my wishes and fight for them when/if I was not being heard.
Working with Danielle was one of the best decisions I could have made for me and for my family after welcoming our second baby. From the moment she arrived at our home, she was a calming presence with an abundance of knowledge around postpartum and newborn care.
After enduring 50 hours of labor followed by an emergency c-section with the delivery of my first child, my husband and I decided to hire a doula for my second pregnancy. I knew I would be attempting a VBAC and I would need additional support. We are so happy and grateful to have found Danielle. Danielle is quite simply amazing.
Danielle is such a special person, and I struggle to quantify the myriad ways she helped our family become a family. As our post partum doula for the first three months (and then some) of our daughter's life, Danielle was by our side through it all. As knowledgeable as she is kind, she is fundamentally there for you when you most need it.
I can't say enough about Danielle! She was absolutely awesome at helping me throughout my whole pregnancy and after having my son too. I had several obstacles come up during my pregnancy and Danielle was there to help me overcome them and come up with alternate plans when I needed to. She was so supportive when my birth couldn't go according to plan due to complications and really was there for me to talk through it all.
Agency Owner, Danielle Bianco, (She/Her)
Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula,
Certified Lactation Support Consular & Certified Sleep Consultant
845-499-8116 (text or call)
Serving the New Windsor, NY & Hudson Valley area
Birth doula, postpartum doula, lactation support & sleep consulting
Services offered to:
Dutchess County, NY
Orange County, NY
Ulster County, NY
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