Birth and Postpartum Doula


Fiona Cottrell the Hudson Valley Doula, provides complete birth and postpartum doula services including childbirth education in Ulster, Dutchess, Greene and Columbia counties, including Woodstock, Saugerties, Kingston, Rhinebeck and New Paltz, NY

Doula Services

Fiona Cottrell became a Doula in 1999 after certification from DONA (Doulas of North America)
She has attended over 190 births in that time.
She has been dedicated to the advocacy of the best possible birth for every woman.



When a mother comes home from the hospital, a new level of work begins.
Fiona assists the mother and partner acclimate to the new responsibilities of child care while sustaining the other responsibilities of the house.
It is a daunting job but Fiona helps the couple find a balance and eventually get their own rhythm with the new baby and their schedule.


Childbirth Classes

Fiona provides private and group childbirth classes highly recommended by obstetricians and midwives to help new parents prepare for their new life adventure.
Fiona has been trained, as well as drawing from her many years as a Doula, to give as much useful instruction as possible.