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    Dous Doulas - Cori Pleune & Sarah Kaylor

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    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 13-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I can not recommend Cori enough! She came to my apartment the morning after our first night home with our daughter (firstborn). I credit her for “saving” my life as I was at my wits end from an incredibly long and difficult labor and delivery, suffering baby blues and delirious from sleep deprivation. She really coached me not only on lactation but also schedule, sleep, how to handle baby and what to expect of myself and our new life. She’s also a doula and postpartum doula and I would recommend who for all of those roles (even though she wasn’t my doula I would’ve hired her if ever I was attempting a VBAC).
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Cori is the Best!!! I actually saw two others that I won’t mention, but Cori is the one who got my baby to latch without a nipple shield! My son had been nursing with the shield for a few weeks and doctor said he wasn’t gaining well so we were supplementing. As soon as he latched without the shield the experience changed and we became pros.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  We saw Cori when our son was about three weeks old. She was extremely warm and patient, answered all of our questions as first time parents and assured us that everything was normal. She never made us feel like any question was too silly and was a joy to have around for a few hours. I continued to reach out to Cori in the weeks and months after with breastfeeding Qs and concerns and she was more than happy to help. Highly recommend!
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I had some major pain and my baby wasn't gaining weight. I found Cori through Boober and it was awesome because I set up the appointment after our pediatrician appointment, and she came at 5:30 that night! We ended up needing to fix my daughters tongue-tie, but in the meantime, she was magic and gave me lots of hope when I was super stressed and in so much pain.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Cori at Boober and Denise McDonald at Bend and Bloom Yoga I had many different consultants because I had a really hard time breast feeding for many weeks. But these two women in particular were both instrumental in my ability to continue breastfeeding. Cori practically saved me from mental breakdown when she came to my home a week or 2 after the baby was born. She was AMAZING and efficient and available for follow up questions. I really liked her.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Cori was great! We had a scare when our daughter was 4 days old and she was losing too much weight. We were asked by our pediatrician to supplement her feeds with formula but I couldn't get her to even latch and was very concerned about my milk supply as well. Cori came the day we reached out to her (on a Saturday), she spent a lot of time with us and helped us do a weighted feed. Ultimately, we ended up having to check our daughter in to the hospital due to severe dehydration but Cori was amazing. She kept in touch and asked how we were doing. We had another session with Cori after the hospital and learned a lot more about different positions and things to try to help get the best nursing sessions possible.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 10-Dec-2019
    Subject:  Fees for lactation consultants?
    Comment:  That is right in line with what we paid (I think it was $300 for in home). $225 for the follow up. It was a lot for us, but she came highly recommended (Cori Pleune). And she really turned the experience around for me, not only with breastfeeding but also with just how to handle a newborn. I am sure there are less expensive options (lactation consultants in-training), perhaps ones that even take insurance ... Good luck!!
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 04-Nov-2019
    Subject:  Lactation consultant
    Comment:  We hired Cori Pleune, who was recommended by our birth doula (the amazing Sarah Pancake). Cori was great and lives in park slope. She charged $325 for a session, which included a full report of the session, unlimited text/calls post-session, and online resources. She can be reached at (917) 554-8442 or cori.pleune@gmail.com
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 20-Feb-2019
    Subject:  ISO Recommendations for Postpartum Doula
    Comment:  Congrats on your impending arrival! I worked with Cori Pleune as a postpartum doula after the birth of my daughter three years ago. She was absolutely wonderful! Came to the hospital the day after my daughter was born, helped me with nursing, and came to my home several times for general check in and help.I’m due with my 2nd and this time we hired her as a labor & delivery doula. :) Here’s the link to her website for contact info - http://dosdoulas.com/bios.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 23-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Literally made my experience amazing, I have referred all pregnant folks to them! They were the best part of my birth other then holding my sweet baby. Worth every penny.Based on aug birth experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 07-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  I have delivered twice with Sarah Kaylor by my side, and I highly recommend her. She is extremely knowledgeable, intuitive, comforting, and calm. She works beautifully with other medical staff. She understood what was important to me and helped guide the decision making process to help me get there. She helped me avoid unnecessary interventions and also gave me a framework when I did have to consider interventions that hadn't been in my original plan.Based on a 2015 birth
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 08-Apr-2013
    Subject:  Later in Life Pregnancy
    Comment:  dos doulas are the most amazing women and i know have done births with many women in their 40s. Cori has two kids and I'm not sure of her age but i don't think she's under 35. They may be ok with talking with you or sending you someplace where you feel supported and they are amazing doulas.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 09-Jan-2013
    Subject:  Re: Doula for second birth?
    Comment:  We booked a doula at the last minute with my 2nd pregnancy and I can highly recommend them. They're called Dos Doulas (dosdoulas.com). They're a team of two but only one attends your birth. You meet both of them so that you know the backup in advance. We really liked both of them, they were so down-to-earth, funny and kind. This was especially comforting to me as my doula experience with my first birth was far from positive (completely different doula).We found having a doula second time around really helpful and reassuring. The main reason for me choosing to have one though was because I'd had a homebirth with my first and opted for a hospital birth with my second, so having a doula made us feel more comfortable experiencing a hospital birth for the first time. Another thing is that second births are often (but obviously not always) much quicker, and mine certainly was, so having extra support from our doula was beneficial to both myself and my husband.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 02-May-2012
    Comment:  I highly recommend Cori Pleune based on my experience working with her as a post-partum doula. I am a first time mom and Cori began working with me a few days after the birth of my son. She helped me with everything from breastfeeding support, caring for my newborn (bathing, changing, caring for the umbilical stump etc.) to assembling and using the mysterious gear that comes along with a baby (car seat, stroller, baby carrier, breast pump). She helped me become more confident about caring for my son and when I was tired it was such a relief to have another set of experienced hands to soothe him. Cori made life easier for us with her knowledge, experience and calm demeanor. I am so happy we found her and would recommend her to anyone looking for post-partum support.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 19-Nov-2011
    Comment:  Cori and Sarah from Dos Doulas are awesome - Cori attended both of our home births.(September 2011)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 28-Nov-2010
    Comment:  I second the recommendation for Sarah and Cori! www.dosdoulas.com. They are strong and experienced and kind - everything I wanted in a doula. My labor wasn't long with my daughter, but I had a pitocin drip looming if I didn't get things moving on my own and Sarah helped me get there, and through a great birth experience. They are often booked up well in advance, but give them a call.(reviewed August 2010)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 28-Nov-2010
    Comment:  Sarah of Dos Doulas was my doula and I cannot say enough good things about her. Ours was a very LONG at home labor and delivery and Sarah was my rock. You can't go wrong with her or Cori.(reviewed August 2010)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 28-Nov-2010
    Comment:  I had a fantastic doula, Cori Pleune, who is part of Dos Doulas--Sarah Kaylor, the other half of the Dos, is also fantastic--I recommend them wholeheartedly! Extremely knowledgeable, experienced, reassuring, attentive, warm, great with the nurses and doctors.(reviewed August 2010)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 05-Jun-2010
    Comment:  We hired Cori Pleune as a post-partum doula and it was the best money we could have spent as new parents! Especially during those first frenzied days, Cori was such a welcome support system. Cori has such a gentle, encouraging demeanor about her--and I felt completely comfortable with her from our first meeting. Not to mention, she is incredibly knowledgable. She helped us with everything...breastfeeding, bathing the baby, packing a diaper bag, assembling the stroller, soothing a crying newborn...you name it. In fact, those first few days of breastfeeding were terribly rough on me; and were it not for Cori's encouragement I would not have continued with it. When we felt like we were doing everything wrong, she made us feel like the world's most qualified parents. I'll always be grateful for her help, and I highly recommend her services.(March 2010)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 14-Mar-2010
    Comment:  I highly recommend Cori Pleune of Dos Doulas for post partum doula services. I hired Cori for post-partum care with my second child -- it had been six years since my first was an infant and I was hoping to get some assistance and a refresher about the world of infants. Cori was excellent and very knowledgeable and relaxed about working with us and explaining baby-soothing, baby care, helping with breastfeeding issues, sling wearing and generally talking and doing all things baby and household. I had an unexpected c-section and was so glad to have the extra help, and also the extra reminder to rest more and relax in the early days. Cori's knowledge and her pleasant attitude were both extremely helpful.(March, 2010)