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    Brooklyn Birth Collective - Jeanette Samyn and Mary Pless

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 07-Feb-2021
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I cannot say enough good things about Jeanette and Mary (they have since added a third doula to their group, Claudia, who also seems wonderful, but we did not really work with). During the pandemic, they have worked to expand their practice as doulas from just working with individual clients to creating a community of expectant and new parents via virtual support groups and other activities which was and continues to be an incredible resource. They take an evidence based approach to birth and parenting and patiently dealt with even my most panicky of questions--it really feels like you are hanging out with cooler, more knowledgable friends. Mary attended our birth in person and it was a huge comfort and relief to have her there.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 23-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  So grateful - knew their stuff plus they have a zoom group for birthing parents and then a separate zoom group for non-birthing parents, aka Dads, soooooo helpful
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 13-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Mary was great - kind, helpful and (took some wonderful pics of my family right after birth!). She made me feel like I had a team which helped me feel confident in situation that I was nervous about as a first time mom.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 13-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Jeanette and Mary are incredible! The second we met them, we knew we wanted to have them as our doulas. Jeanette assisted my birth virtually because of Covid rules, but we still felt super supported. They run weekly group office hours for clients online, which was a major plus! They’re also always happy to answer questions via phone, text or email, and we never felt judged for asking certain questions or too many questions. Also we loved having two doulas because we could pull from more knowledge and expertise. I’ve already recommended them to several moms-to-be. Definitely hire them!
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Jeanette was integral to my delivery - she supported me and my husband so well during a long overnight labor. She also was a calm and helpful presence when I had meconium in my waters when they broke at home.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Jeanette was amazing. I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone interested in having the assistance of a doula. She and the other member of her team, Mary Pless, were informative and helpful during my pregnancy, answering a wide variety of questions and pointing me to a variety of resources. Jeanette attended my birth and was truly invaluable to both me and my husband. I credit much of my positive experience to her calming and encouraging presence. Postpartum, she and Mary have remained available and continue to answer questions and troubleshoot months later. I couldn't have asked for a better support team!
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Definitely recommend, supporting and respectful, easy going and good sense of humor
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I cannot say enough positive things about Jeanette. She got us through 46 hours of induced labor that was at times calm and peaceful, and at others brutal and never-ending. Her constant sense of calm and reassurance got both myself and my husband through the most incredible experience of our lives and we could not be more grateful.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Jeanette and Mary are incredible! The second we met them, we knew we wanted to have them as our doulas. Jeanette assisted my birth virtually because of Covid rules, but we still felt super supported. They run weekly group office hours for clients online, which was a major plus! They’re also always happy to answer questions via phone, text or email, and we never felt judged for asking certain questions or too many questions. Also we loved having two doulas because we could pull from more knowledge and expertise. I’ve already recommended them to several moms-to-be. Definitely hire them!
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 07-May-2020
    Subject:  Doula Recommendation
    Comment:  I second Jeanette Samyn (she partnered with Katie Tabor when I worked with her). She was at my birth in January and I don’t think we could’ve done it without her. I also believe she had a VBAC herself and may be particularly good for you. So calm, caring, knowledgeable and empowering. They have stayed in touch with us post birth too.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 07-May-2020
    Subject:  Doula Recommendation
    Comment:  I second the recommendation for Mary and Jeanette: https://www.brooklynbirthcollective.com/The info they shared in the labor prep sessions helped me feel empowered going into labor. Mary helped keep me calm throughout the big event. I had a great labor and delivery experience. Mary and Jeanette are non-judgey, confident and kind. This was very helpful for my first time mom anxiety.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 07-May-2020
    Subject:  Doula Recommendation
    Comment:  I love my doulas, Jeanette and Mary. They work as a team. I’m not due for a few weeks, but they’ve been amazing throughout this process — both pre- and during COVID — and have already supportive a number of births virtually during COVID. I highly recommend them!