“Pregnancy, labor, and early motherhood are filled with unexpected challenges, and having Megan's wisdom throughout is such a blessing.”

“Pregnancy, labor, and early motherhood are filled with unexpected challenges, and having Megan's wisdom throughout is such a blessing.”

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From the minute we hired Megan to be our doula, I was instantly more at ease about my pregnancy and my decision to try for a natural birth.  Megan has a cool, confident way about her that makes you feel like you are in the best hands possible.  She's also pretty much seen it all, given the hundreds of births she's assisted with. My husband was initially unsure about the whole doula thing.  He didn't know if he'd be comfortable with a stranger sharing in this experience with us, however Megan won him over in about five minutes during our first consultation. They had a great rapport with each other right away, and that carried on throughout our entire labor and delivery. We both feel now that we cannot imagine going through this amazing, overwhelming experience with anyone other than Megan. When my labor wasn't progressing very quickly, and a visit to my OB revealed our little guy was 'sunny side up', she took me back home and did all these exercises with me over the course of the next few hours and got him to flip around.  Once at the hospital, she worked wonderfully with my OB and the hospital staff.  My OB (who was not exactly a fan of working with doulas) told me after the fact that he thought she was AMAZING and he would definitely recommend her to future patients. With Megan's support, encouragement and expertise, I was able to power through and have the natural birth I was hoping for.  And her services did not end with the birth of our son. Megan made herself available to me for months after. She supported me through my difficulties with breastfeeding and checked in with me often to see how I was holding up.  I felt like she was my little guardian angel. I am so grateful to have had Megan by my side during the birth of our first child and I have no doubt that I want her there for number two!  

Initially, we were really on the fence about hiring a doula because Paul and I could not imagine who we would want to include in the birth of our son. It just seemed so private and we wanted to preserve the intimacy of this incredible transition in our lives. We only met doulas because some friends encouraged us to at least check out a few people before deciding and I am so glad they did! When we met Megan it just clicked. It was immediately clear that she would bring not only a wealth of knowledge and experience, but also the kind of peaceful, thoughtful energy that we wanted at the birth ... Megan was invaluable during our birth and postpartum. In retrospect, I cannot imagine how we could have had such a successful birth without Megan there to guide, support, and at times, carry both Paul and I. And, I was really not prepared for just how overwhelming it can be to bring home a newborn (I’m not sure anyone can be!) and Megan’s presence during those first couple of weeks had an incredibly calming affect on all three of us. Megan was probably the single best decision we made when preparing for the birth of our son. If we decide to have a second, the first person I will call is Megan!

Megan is an immensely skilled, knowledgeable, experienced, and sensitive doula. We first met her when I was less than two months pregnant, and right away she gauged what things were most important to us and was already thinking about ways to meet those needs. She was the one who suggested our midwives, whom we had never even heard of before, and they turned out to be the perfect fit. Throughout the course of the pregnancy, and after, every suggestion she made was tailored to us, and we quickly came to trust her implicitly. Megan truly is an advocate for prospective parents. She made sure to touch base before and after every appointment with the midwives to answer any questions or to put some of the hoops we had to jump through into perspective (the midwives work out of a hospital birth center, so they are bound by many policies we were hoping to avoid). She let us know what to say and how to say it to make sure we always had the best experience possible. When I went into labor, Megan was on call, talking me through early labor pains and ready to come over at the drop of a hat. My labor was tough (all in my back) and my contractions were tough to gauge. However, Megan got me into a calm and steady rhythm that helped me to cope with the pain and to labor at home as long as possible (which paid off: I gave birth less than two hours after arriving at the hospital). She was a calming force from start to finish, and she anticipated every possible need I might have had. Megan is also a certified lactation consultant. My son had difficulty latching in the hospital, and they didn’t want him to leave until they were sure he had eaten. Megan helped me to hand express and fed my son, drop by drop. After we were discharged, she came over to work on latching. She is always available for any other questions we have had. We consider her a friend and could not imagine going through this process without her. If I get pregnant again, she will absolutely be my first call!

Letting someone into our home and into our most private life event is not a decision we took lightly and we are grateful that it was Megan there. She took me through all the rough mental blocks of my labor. I felt her presence when I needed her, even in times when I'm sure her arms ached from all the odd positions she had to get into to comfort me. Yet, I never felt like Megan intruded in anyway. She knew and said all the perfect things I needed her to say, and she was a huge part of my successful VBAC! Thank you Megan for being the woman that you are! We are truly thankful for all you did for our family.

Megan was such an important part of our successful home birth. Her calm steady manner and confidence are infectious and she helped my husband and me feel empowered and safe. She had infinite suggestions for me and showed me patience, tenderness and caring all night and all labor long. I feel so lucky that she is forever a part of our family's story and recommend her to everyone.

Megan provided private child birth education classes to a small group of expectant couples in the comfort of our apartment building. She has a wealth of information on every intricacy of the pregnancy and birthing process. She is able to answer hospital-specific labor-related questions with ease. Megan taught us a number of massage and relaxation techniques that were extremely useful during early labor. Her compassion and caring extended beyond the realms of our expectations. We highly recommend her services and vouch for their usefulness throughout our labor. 

Megan, you’re a godsend! We weren’t sure if we wanted a doula until our midwife told us she really thought we should call you. Now we are so happy we did! We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for all your help during our labor and postpartum.

I owe a huge thanks to my miracle worker doula, Megan Davidson! Megan’s presence was a huge help at my homebirth. My baby was more than 9 pounds and I did not even tear. I felt great after birth and had tons of energy. The contractions were more painful than I expected. I couldn’t find a single position that was comfortable but Megan used her scarf in the rebozo technique to pull my belly up, which helped immensely. I had been trying to breathe through them on my own but when Megan arrived she got me to do low moaning and it seemed to really help. Having her there made a huge difference. She was awesome and helped make it possible for me to have a homebirth. What a difference! It was wonderful and I feel blessed.

We are ever grateful for Megan's wisdom, support, and warmth throughout my pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. She was an invaulable resource at each juncture. From finding the right midwife/OB team to helping us through an unexpected overnight stay at the hospital mid-term, she was a great source of strength, advocacy, and calm... just as she would be during my labor. She is open to a wide range of methods and capable of navigating the medical establishment while fully respecting alternative, holistic approaches. Her grounded composure, and good sense of humor bolstered our confidence throughout the pregnancy and birth. Megan is a refreshingly no-nonsense, and brings a wealth of experience to bear on her practice. 

After we hired Megan Davidson to be our doula, my husband and I never once worried about the impending birth of our child. She gave us the freedom to focus on our baby and each other. Every time we'd ponder what the birth would be like, or how something would work, we'd just say "Megan will know!" I had a very long labor, and Megan was reachable at all times of day, and came over immediately when needed. The birth was unexpectedly difficult and Megan made sure that my baby was nursing properly even when the complications we experienced normally would have delayed nursing. All throughout the process, my husband and I knew Megan was keeping track of everything. She gave us such a feeling of confidence and well-being before, during and after the birth. She also is a warm, funny, charming person. We miss her! One of the many reasons we can't wait to have another baby is so that we can hire her again!

I would have never been able to have the birth of my daughter in such a beautiful way without the help of Megan.  She took care of us in a way I didn't even know I needed.  

Our experience of childbirth was really defined by Megan’s presence and we can not imagine how anyone has a baby without her. Megan was our constant source of comfort, information, advocacy, laughs, and optimism and everything about our birth that we remember fondling includes Megan. We can not possibly express our how grateful we are to have found her and how invaluable her support was in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum!

Megan was instrumental to the success of my labor and delivery ... Megan was extremely professional, supportive and most importantly informational during my long labor.  Without her presence, my husband and I would have felt completely overwhelmed. Megan felt like my own personal coach during my labor and childbirth. I highly recommend her to anyone (regardless of your birth plan) as her presence will provide you with the comfort and security that the doctor alone cannot provide.

Megan was extremely helpful during my wife's pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum. I was nervous about a home birth and wanted not only the most experienced doula we could find, but also a doula that we would feel comfortable with. Megan fit the bill. My wife and I felt comfortable with Megan immediately and she showed support and care throughout the entire process. Her qualifications and experience speak for themselves and working with her was a great experience. She really was interested in helping us get the birth experience we wanted for our baby and making sure my wife and baby were safe and healthy. Megan knew when to be supportive, when to be tough, and how to simultaneously keep us relaxed and focused. Each question or concern of our's was handled with honesty and consideration. The childbirth would not have gone as well without Megan. She even assisted with assuring that breastfeeding went well once the baby arrived. We can't thank her enough.  

Megan was a lifesaver when my son was born. I endured five days of early labor before having an induction and c-section, and Megan was there for me every step of the way. She provided excellent advice, reassuring support, and some of the best massage I’ve ever had! After our little one arrived, she guided me through everything from breastfeeding to babywearing, while giving me tips on things like where to get cute tops that would allow for discrete public nursing, and what home remedies to use for the baby’s blocked tear duct. And, she really made a difference around the six-week mark when our son had gotten fussier and I was starting to feel incompetent and overwhelmed: Megan helped me to read our baby’s cues more accurately and to begin to trust my own instincts. In the end she enabled me to give my son what he needed, which transformed him from a frustrated fussbudget into a thriving, peaceful boy who’s happy and excited about being in the world. As I said: Megan’s a lifesaver!” 

I was sure I wanted a doula for the birth of our first baby. My husband had no idea what or who a doula was. Fortunately for me less than 12 hours after having our first conversation about our birthing plan and my faltering explanation of why a doula was essential my husband met Megan, her husband and children crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. By the time they’d reached Manhattan my husband was also convinced about the necessity of a doula and asked if i’d like to meet Megan. I did and it was an instant connection. I felt beyond secure that she was our woman and we met with no other doulas. The other thing I wanted was a natural childbirth at a birthing center, but due to complications with our baby this alas was not in our future. Megan fluidity worked with us as our needs changed and was equally knowledgable about inductions, high risk births and everything this involved as she was a more natural approach. We met several times prior to the birth and Megan was never in a rush, always beaming her beautiful smile and radiating a calm humor even after long work nights at other births. Megan was a champion through the birth and made a great team with my husband and most likely saved me from a misplaced epidural procedure from an inexperienced fellow!! Our baby was taken away a few moments after his birth and Megan stayed with us and supported me in hand expressing my colostrum. This was essential and got me on my way to pumping until our son was ready to nurse. Megan was always so willing to answer any questions and truly gave the most sage guidance throughout the postpartum period. If you choose to work with Megan you will be in the best care. I could not recommend Megan more highly.

Megan is an amazing doula and if I could give her a million stars, I would! I realized pretty far into my pregnancy that choosing an OB wasn't nearly as important as choosing a good doula and she's definitely the most amazing one I've met. Along with having demystified the labor and delivery process, she referred us to many other necessary healthcare providers, and was my in-hospital advocate, my at home labor cheerleader, and just an awesome person to have on my side. She wasn't overly earth-mother crunchy (which I was wary of), but she was totally nurturing. She does not judge ANY of your decisions, which I think is the most important support to have in this hyper-critical new mom world!

“Amazing” would not do Megan justice in describing her qualities as a doula.  It's simply impossible to put into words how important Megan was to us during and after our son's birth.  Hiring her was the best decision we ever made.

We are so deeply thankful that we chose Megan as our doula.  Initially, we thought we wanted a doula to help us navigate early labor at home, advocate for us in the hospital, and initiate breastfeeding.  I cannot explain how much more Megan ended up helping us. Megan has such a wealth of knowledge, from experience and research, which gave us the confidence to make educated decisions. She is calm, caring, funny (very important in labor and the early weeks!). She takes the time to truly know you, so she can help you identify and honor what is most important in birth and in caring for your newborn. Megan did help us through a tricky labor, and with the doctors (she is so wonderful that during labor several doctors and nurses commented that they had never seen “such a professional doula.”); she also sat with my family as I had an emergency c-section, helped me through breastfeeding difficulties and insecurities, and continues (3 months later!) to offer her advice and expertise.  

Megan came to our home in February for an initial meeting and interview.  During the visit, Megan listened and genuinely asked questions about our life to get to know us. She also shared her story of how she came to the work.  After she left, my husband and I both knew that we didn’t need to interview anyone else, Megan was perfect for us. She was clearly someone who believed strongly in supporting a couple to have the best birth experience possible. I had a very easy pregnancy, until my due date came.  It came, but the baby didn’t. When I told Megan that the doctors were already talking about induction, she helped me to stay calm and also provided me with a number of ways that I could help bring labor on naturally.  She also reminded me that I was in control, and I did not have to accept an induction without medical reason. When I went into labor, Megan was invaluable.  She helped me find positions that made me feel less pain.  She massaged. She coached.  She encouraged my husband to be a very active partner, which was important to us. When I doubted myself, she gave me confidence. Once our baby arrived, Megan made sure he stayed in skin-to-skin contact and that I was able to breast feed. We feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Megan.

am so thankful that we found Megan for the birth of our first son. I was very reluctant to work with a doula at first - I worried that it would be another relationship that I would have to develop and manage, just as I was coming to terms with actually becoming a mother and what that all meant. I had a doctor that I trusted and I knew that I was not goig to try for a home birth or a medication-free birth, so I wasn't sure what a doula would add. The first thing that changed my mind was that my doctor recommended her specifically. The second thing that changed was that we met Megan - she brought no agenda, only support, non-judgment, and information. And that was definitely what we needed. As someone who has a hard time asking questions and advocating for myself I started to see that I needed extra help to really get comfortable with the pregnancy and birth ahead of me. Megan was exactly that for me. I slowly became more and more comfortable opening up about my pregnancy - my concerns about the birth, my ideas about what to expect and how to prepare, etc. Of course, nothign went as planned. I developed a complication at the very end of my pregnancy that caused me to be induced - after 24 hours or so of labor I had a c-section. Throughout the whole process Megan was there with me and my husband - she helped decode hospital information, kept us engaged and distracted, rubbed my feet when they felt like they were going to explode, and just in general was by-our-side constantly for those 24 hours. Even more importantly, she was at our house just a few days after the birth and has been an invaluable texting companion in these first few months of my life as a mother (questions about nursing, cluster feeding, clogged ducts, pumping, etc.) Working with Megan was the best thing we could have done for my pregnancy and birth, and I would recommend Megan without a doubt to anyone looking for an experienced, kind, competent, and compassionate doula.

We are so happy that Megan was part of our birth experience. Without her, we might not have had the experience I had wished for … Megan is everything she promises to be. She's warm, knowledgeable, and experienced. Her presence made me feel safe and her suggestions saved me from being induced. Her trained hands also eased my contraction discomfort with hip massages. We love Megan and cannot wait to have our next child birth expereince with her again. 

I always knew I wanted a doula as part of my pregnancy and delivery experience, my husband didn’t even know what a “douda” was.  But halfway through our interview with Megan, he was already asking where we needed to sign. Throughout my pregnancy Megan not only helped with mundane tasks like the baby registry but she also put us in touch with the right person for our birth class. She has infinite knowledge of everything pregnancy, labor and baby and her network of resources in the labor field made me feel like I had an amazing “team” of people supporting me. I felt so supported by Megan that when she got to our house after my water broke, she asked if I had called my Doctor, which I realized I hadn’t.  In the hours since my first contraction, it only occurred to me to call her. I guess I just knew that Megan would take care of everything and she did. She helped me with different breathing techniques, held my hand the whole ride to the hospital and was able to identify and acknowledge my feelings without me saying a word.  This was my first child and the hospital experience was a little overwhelming but this wasn’t Megan’s first delivery, she knew everything that was happening and even knew the nurses, which was very reassuring.  Her first postpartum visit a few days after our little girl was born was so helpful.  She held our baby and talked to my whole family, mother and mother-in-law included, about anything we wanted to know. She took our little girl for a walk outside which allowed me to take a shower (such a gift!) and helped my husband gain some confidence with the baby by showing him how to use the baby carrier.  Our family is very lucky to have her as a part of our lives.  She is amazing at what she does and she is just a really cool person too. To anyone that asked us about Megan, my husband’s response: “It’s the best money I’ve ever spent” and I couldn’t agree more.

When we first began interviewing doulas, I thought we would find someone to help us have the birth we wanted even though we were with a care provider we did not trust and birthing in a location that felt all wrong. I thought a doula might help me to make that more agreeable. We met several people who seemed like they might be able to do that for us and then we met Megan. Megan never made us feel pressured into making other choices but she thoughtfully reminded me that I still had options. I remember at our first meeting she said that my birth story was one I would tell for the rest of my life and that I should plan for the best experience possible. She helped us with lists of alternative care providers, detailed information about different birth locations, and unfailing support for us in the decisions we made. Not only was Megan amazing at our birth, her support prenatally made that birth experience possible in the first place. We are so thankful to have such an amazing story to tell about the birth of our daughter!

We can't imagine a more skilled or caring doula than Megan. As soon as we met her, we knew we wanted her by our side for the birth of our son. Beyond her amazing credentials (training, experience, etc.), she has an incredibly warm and calming presence. She listens carefully, responds sensitively and goes to great lengths to support her clients before, during, and after childbirth. In our case, Megan provided reassurance that we could have a natural childbirth in a hospital setting with an OB (which was our preference) and then did a million things that helped us achieve that aim. For example, we were very nervous in advance but she worked with us to help us understand and overcome our fears. Ultimately, we were fortunate to have a lovely and intimate birth, punctuated by lots of laughter. We'll always treasure the atmosphere of joy and peacefulness she helped foster. Megan also provided invaluable assistance once we got home from the hospital. Although our son was born very healthy, he soon lost a lot of weight and struggled for several weeks to regain it. Megan acted as detective to help us figure out what was happening and how to fix it. She helped us tackle feeding problems, provided references for other experts to consult, and gave us much-needed moral support during this stressful period ... Megan provides a vital service for expectant and new parents--and she does it from the heart.

Megan helped us through the births of both of our children and I just cannot imagine either experience without her support. Megan's gentle guidance and wisdom were integral to my having two beautiful birth stories to look back upon. My son was born two full weeks overdue and was scheduled to be induced on the day he (thankfully!) arrived on his own. Megan helped navigate the decisions we needed to make over those last weeks.... what could have been a pretty stressful time was actually calm and full of happy excitement thanks to Megan's knowledge and caring support. Throughout the birth, Megan was a steady and reassuring presence. She implicitly knew when to step in with words of comfort and saw when I needed space to work something through on my own. Before she arrived, I had adopted the mantra, "I can do this, I can do this, I can do this" to chant through each contraction. One of my favorite and most empowered moments of the birth was in the taxi on the way to the hospital: Megan calmly stated, "You ARE doing this." From then, my new mantra became "I'm doing this, I'm doing this, I'm doing this." Given the extremely positive experience we had with Megan leading up to, during, and after my son's birth, there was no question that we would ask her to be there for the birth of our daughter a couple years later. Megan helped us with the decision to have her at home (including brainstorming many potential scenarios with my risk-averse husband, providing us data and research to look over, etc) and was again, an extremely valuable and caring resource for us from beginning to end! Crucial: my husband enjoys her company too! Megan has truly seen it all.... I immediately feel more relaxed and at peace in her presence. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to any woman who seeks an experienced and knowledgable support person for their birth. Megan is a lovely person who brings serenity and confidence to the families she works with. She is a gift!


We were lucky to have Megan as our doula for two pregnancies and beyond (breastfeeding, babywearing, you name it). Our first delivery was a last minute c-section (after laboring for 20 hours with Megan there of course); our second was a VBAC which took place a month early after my water broke. Neither birth was what we expected, both were wonderful experiences - Megan's support, kindness, expertise and humor had a lot to do with that. We are so deeply thankful that we chose Megan as our doula. Initally, we thought we wanted a doula to help us navigate early labor at home, advocate for us in the hospital, and initiate breastfeeding. I cannot explain how much more Megan ended up helping us. Megan has such a wealth of knowledge, from experience and research, which gave us the confidence to make educated decisions. She is calm, caring, funny and PRESENT. She takes the time to truly know you, so she can help you identify and honor what is most important in birth and in caring for your newborn. Megan did help up through two tricky labors, helped to explain what was happening, helped to parse what doctors were telling us so that we could decide what was necessary and reasonable; she also sat with my family as I had an emergency c-section, offered to sit with me in the hospital when I had complications during my second pregnancy, helped me through breastfeeding difficulties and insecurities with BOTH children, and constantly calmed and supported us by explaining what she knew from research, from what she had seen in her years as a doula, and how her knowledge and our particular needs/values might happily meet. She is amazing. She continues to be my go-to resource when I need someone who really knows what to do when baby and toddler issues emerge. She has been a wonderful gift to our family.

As first time parents, pregnant with twins, hiring a doula was important to us. We knew that we needed support as our birth had to be at a hospital and with an epidural. Hiring Megan Davidson as our doula was the best decision we made about our birth. Each of our meetings with her before the birth went so well. She put us at ease, made us feel that we could ask any questions and was an encyclopedia of knowledge without overwhelming us with factoids or suggestions. We very much appreciated Megan's expertise with newborns ... During the birth Megan's presence was incredibly important. She was reassuring, totally calm, and encouraging throughout my labor. She helped me get through scary and painful times - like getting the epidural itself - and followed my cues to best support me in my labor when it came time to push. The medical staff at the hospital noticed the value that she brought and afterwards, our doctor wanted her contact information so she could recommend Megan to other patients. Megan was an amazing doula for us and we can't recommend her highly enough.

Megan was a rock star the day I gave birth. She was there for me emotionally, mentally and physically ...  She made a huge difference for my comfort level during labor. She also made sure the various nurses understood my needs and got me the help that I needed. If it were not for her, there is no way my baby would have come out as easily as he did. She showed me a birthing position that did the trick and there was no way I would have figured that out! Having a natural childbirth was my plan and Megan made it possible! Megan was also available after the baby was born and is an incredible resource. For the next baby, we will be using her again!  You will be happy with Megan. 

I was go glad you were there. Your presence really helped me through my labor. The nurses were right when they told me that things had happened so fast and so smoothly because I had a doula with me! Your breastfeeding advice gave me both practical skills and so much more confidence and I am so happy that you were there with me at the hospital. Thank you.

My husband and I hired Megan to assist us in our birth at the birthing center at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in June 2009. She was so attentive and informed and we instantly felt comfortable with her. We had a fantastic birth experience and it wouldn't have been as calm or as worry-free without Megan. She kept her cool and was the most soothing presence in the birth room. I can't recommend her highly enough. She was worth every penny. We had the exact birth experience that we wanted to have and we are now enjoying our beautiful baby.

We hired Megan first as a labor doula and then continued her services for the first three weeks postpartum. She was amazing and helped us so much through the whole process. Megan labored with me and helped me find ways to manage the pain by moving around and talking with me. I felt really secure having her there, even when the hospital staff started to make me nervous, Megan was a calm presences. She stayed with us after our son was born to help with nursing and them when things were not going well, she returned to the hospital the following day. We saw her several times for the first three weeks of our son’s life and she helped us get him onto breastmilk exclusively after supplementing in the hospital. She also helped us find ways to calm him, taught us to bathe him in a way that did not make him scream, and showed us how to use the carriers we were given. When I got mastitis, Megan talked with me everyday and visited several times until I was better and breastfeeding was going smoothly again. I owe a huge thanks to her and highly recommend her!

Megan was a godsend.  Megan worked with my wife and me as a labor doula and a postpartum doula. We cannot imagine how we could have had the baby without her.  Megan was supportive beyond belief -- before, during, and following the labor. In her incredibly down-to-earth style, she managed to bring out the best in my wife during her labor.  Megan has an extensive bag of tricks for making labor more comfortable and more productive.  She was simply an amazing supporter. Megan has an encyclopedic knowledge of pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and newborn issues, and we drew upon her knowledge over and over again.  It has been more than a week since our baby was born, and we are still communicating with Megan almost every day.  She was an essential part of this birth. If I could give six stars, I would.  I cannot sing Megan's praises enough. She was an ideal doula, and then some.

After a traumatic experience with my first birth, I knew I needed help with my second -- help not only with delivering my second child naturally, but also with processing the painful experience of my first child's birth, which involved, among other things, an occiput posterior (and stuck) position and ultimately forceps extraction. Through numerous conversations, Megan helped me come to terms with my first birth experience so that I could greet the second with a positive mind. She offered evidence-based advice and guidance rooted in her own vast experience as a doula and her rigorous medical research. Whether it was a concern with placenta previa, or exercises to reposition the fetus (which was occiput posterior like my first baby), Megan was always well-informed. Most importantly, her guidance worked: her exercises turned the baby to a better position for delivery, and her guidance and support during labor enabled me to have an incredibly positive, natural birth experience that I now look back on as one of the most joyous moments of my life. From total fear to joy, I could not have done it without Megan. 

Megan Davidson is simply a great Doula. When we think back on our long, crazy delivery process (which in the end was probably quite typical) we can't imagine doing it without her. Megan was such a calming, nonjudgmental force helping us along. We were in a good hospital, with a great Doctor, but the Doctor is only there when necessary. Megan was there for every second, helping us relax, breath, and even sleep. She is experienced, knowledgable, and prepared for anything, and her guidance empowered us to respond to each situation in a way that was right for us. Having a baby is a wild, magical ride, and going through it with an amazing person like Megan is one more thing we are grateful for. 

Megan is amazing!  When we met her for the first time my husband and both instinctively knew that she was the right doula for us.  She is incredibly smart, attuned, well-informed, highly experienced, sensitive, and funny.  I have recommended her to every single pregnant friend since then!  I felt so taken care of by Megan during my labor, which was quicker than anyone might have expected.  She has a calm, yet assertive, presence and she handled everything from (literally) helping us get out of the house to holding my hand in the car on the way to the hospital to managing grandparents.  In the days/weeks that followed my son's birth we heard a lot of different opinions from professionals (midwives, pediatricians, lactation consultants, etc).  Throughout it all Megan was responsive, supportive and kind beyond expectation.  As a new parent trying to rapidly acclimate to the role it was incredibly relieving to know that we had an experienced doula (and mom!) that we could count on to give solid, thoughtful, and speedy feedback.  AND she does a mean swaddle.  We couldn't recommend her more highly.  We love Megan - we wish she could live with us!


Awesome experience with Megan! Both my husband and I considered her indispensable. She provided a level of comfort and reassurance we sorely needed. Once we hired her we felt we could finally relax! The pregnancy, labor delivery and post partum (breastfeeding included) periods were all improved thanks to her presence and the knowledge that we were in the hands of a pro.

My birth was anything but easy, yet, Megan was a constant source of encouragement and hope. There was no one my husband or I trusted more.  When we were at home, she put us at ease and suggested positions and techniques that were incredibly helpful, all in a gentle, non-invasive way.  She reminded us to eat and to drink, which seems like the most basic thing in the world but we would have never thought to do it had she not been there.  She exuded calmness the entire time she was with us.  She was an incredible comfort to me. And, she was able to assist my husband (and later my mother) in helping me as best as possible. My husband and I felt that Megan was a tremendous coach not only to me, but also to him. Megan remained strong and encouraging, even through difficult times. After 24 or so hours of hard labor ... Megan was incredibly reassuring and guided us through transferring to the hospital. At the hospital she was invaluable -- she kept us calm when we felt like we were losing control of things and gave us tons and tons of information about what was happening and how to keep control of our birth.  During the delivery she was the perfect balance of tough (when I needed it) and incredibly gentle and loving. She gave me encouragement and instructions and she held my hand. When our son was born, Megan helped me breastfeed and stayed for a while after the birth to make sure we were comfortable and settled. Once we were home, we had Megan over several times to help us with everything from breastfeeding to bathing to babywearing to cloth diapering. Knowing that Megan was there to answer questions or just to reassure me at any time was the most comforting thing in the world. She has continued to answer questions and give me advice and reassurance as though I were a current client. I feel like she is a trusted friend -- one who happens to be an expert in all things baby. One thing I would absolutely never change about my birth experience would be having Megan by my side the entire time! We will always love Megan; she is an incredible human being.  There is no other person on Earth more suited for the work of a doula than her.

I want you to know that you were a fantastic doula for us and I was thrilled with how the birth went. Furthermore, I was thrilled with you aftercare. It was a particularly difficult time in the calendar to have a baby and you truly eased that burden. I recommend you to everyone I meet.

Thanks again for all of your help postpartum. I really enjoyed my time with you - you have such a wonderful, reassuring way about you that helped me so much with my new-mom anxieties. I feel so much more confident and comfortable now and I really appreciate it.

We had a successful VBAC with Megan several months ago and I still feel so fantastic. I am so proud of myself for having the birth that I wanted, for successfully having my baby vaginally. Megan’s support was perfect. Our prenatal appointments helped me so much in preparing for a different birth experience than I had with my first. She helped my partner and I labor at home for hours longer than we would have stayed home on our own, coached me through the cab ride into the city, and kept me calm through hospital procedures that she knew were stressful for me. When I pushed my daughter out and held her for the first time (a moment Megan took  a beautiful picture of), I felt incredible. We are so thankful that a friend encouraged us to hire a doula - I am not sure if I could have done it without her!

Megan was my doula in 2016 for the birth of my son. I chose to work with her because of her calm demeanor, her sense of humor, and because I found her to be profoundly non-judgmental. Although I knew I wanted an unmedicated birth in an in-hospital birth center, I liked it that Megan didn't push this or any other approach on me. She's very dedicated to working with each woman/family on whatever birth plan they want and she sees her job as a support for *any* kind of birth experience, which I appreciate. Additionally, I was worried that, in the event of complications during labor, I wouldn't be in a position to discuss the options with doctors etc and I liked Megan's familiarity with medical language and hospital procedures. While this wasn't ultimately necessary, I felt reassured that Megan would help support my partner in advocating for me. During labor, my son was posterior and each contraction pressed on my sciatic nerve, sending shooting pain down my leg. This was wildly, wildly painful -- much worse than the contractions. Megan manipulated me, pounded on my hip, and ultimately had me walking up and down the stairs to shift the position of the baby who eventually turned. I felt she handled the situation calmly was very helpful. In the taxi ride from Brooklyn to Manhattan Megan coached me through breathing and, when we got to the hospital, her presence during delivery was equally supportive. She's efficient -- she didn't talk a lot during labor (which was good!) but advice is very useful: it was she, for example, who told me that I could really begin pushing (I'd been holding back a bit) and she made a number of suggestions for positions. Finally, she's a great breastfeeding resource! And she has continued to provide advice now and then by email since the birth of my son. I'm extremely glad to have worked with Megan and I recommend her very highly!

Megan was fantastic from the very first moment I reached out to her. I was halfway through my second pregnancy reached out to her for advice. She was incredibly positive, down to earth and knowledgeable from the start and made me feel confident and in great hands. I immediately felt comfortable over the phone and got a sense of her extensive experience which allowed me to trust her right away! I started questioning the facility and practice I had delivered with the first time and Megan was fantastic at helping me look at alternatives and pointing me towards other practices so that I could make the most informed decision, but regardless she was positive which took a lot of stress out of the situation. My husband too felt incredibly comfortable around her. Througout the pregnancy I asked her about all sorts of things, from nutrition to exercises to things I should pack etc. and she was always incredibly responsive via phone, text and email and really made me feel like I had all the support I needed! I ended up going into labor 3 weeks early with nothing packed or ready. That day I was in touch with her and asked her to meet me at the hospital. I was admitted right away and baby didn't seem to cope very well with contractions so the doctor started to mention C-section and other interventions. I cannot explain how instrumental Megan was in that situation too as she spoke to me honestly and calmly about what was happening and what we could do. The doctors also clearly respected her experience and after some monitoring let me labor naturally and undisturbed. Megan really helped me in turning around a tough situation that could have broken my spirit and confidence and instead I ended up having the birth I had been dreaming about even after the rough start! She also helped with breastfeeding and checked in a few times after delivery. Megan offered the best care I have ever received and is truly the best investment I could have made for my birth and baby.  


Megan is an amazing, well-informed and caring doula. We did not have the natural birth that we wanted, but thanks to Megan, our birth still had dignity and joy. We ended up with a c-section, but Megan made sure that our family was able to see me right after the procedure, and she helped to get the baby back down to me in recovery which I'm told rarely happens.  I was able to breastfeed my baby and introduce him to my family shortly after the procedure. She is also just one of the nicest people that you'll ever meet, it's so easy to feel comfortable with her. Having a new baby can be challenging and you need good people in your court. I highly recommend her services.

If I could give six stars, I would.  I cannot sing Megan's praises enough.  She was an ideal doula, and then some.

I always knew I wanted a doula as part of my pregnancy and delivery experience, my husband didn’t even know what a “douda” was.  But halfway through our interview with Megan, he was already asking where we needed to sign. Throughout my pregnancy Megan not only helped with mundane tasks like the baby registry but she also put us in touch with the right person for our birth class. She has infinite knowledge of everything pregnancy, labor and baby and her network of resources in the labor field made me feel like I had an amazing “team” of people supporting me. I felt so supported by Megan that when she got to our house after my water broke, she asked if I had called my Doctor, which I realized I hadn’t.  In the hours since my first contraction, it only occurred to me to call her. I guess I just knew that Megan would take care of everything and she did. She helped me with different breathing techniques, held my hand the whole ride to the hospital and was able to identify and acknowledge my feelings without me saying a word.  This was my first child and the hospital experience was a little overwhelming but this wasn’t Megan’s first delivery, she knew everything that was happening and even knew the nurses, which was very reassuring.  Her first postpartum visit a few days after our little girl was born was so helpful.  She held our baby and talked to my whole family, mother and mother-in-law included, about anything we wanted to know. She took our little girl for a walk outside which allowed me to take a shower (such a gift!) and helped my husband gain some confidence with the baby by showing him how to use the baby carrier.  Our family is very lucky to have her as a part of our lives.  She is amazing at what she does and she is just a really cool person too. To anyone that asked us about Megan, my husband’s response: “It’s the best money I’ve ever spent” and I couldn’t agree more.

It’s been one week since I gave birth and I am feeling much stronger and very much enjoying the baby bubble. You were AMAZING - thank you so much for being there for all of us. You brought so much peace to my birth experience and helped to empower me. I could not have asked for more. You are a truly powerful woman. I wish you all the best and will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a doula.

My husband and I will always be grateful for Megan’s presence at the labor and birth of our son. From the time we met her, we were impressed with her calm demeanor and vast fund of knowledge about childbirth. We never interviewed other doulas after we met her because I felt so immediately comfortable with her. When I went into labor and my husband became a bit nervous, Megan quickly responded (even though it was 4am) and when we felt it was appropriate for her to join us the following morning, she quickly arrived at our apartment in Manhattan. It was incredibly helpful to have Megan with us while I labored and she remained with us throughout the day. She offered suggestions about different positions I could use, helped massage my back, and eventually walked with us to the hospital. After 30+ hours of labor, I felt very fatigued and decided to have an epidural. Megan fully supported my decision and our baby was born vaginally three hours later. Megan also happens to be a great photographer and she captured some beautiful photographs of our first minutes with our son. Postpartum, she visited us several times. She gave me great advice about breastfeeding and soothing techniques for our baby. I have very found memories of my birth experience. In this day and age, I meet very few women who are able to say that. Through her support and guidance, Megan was instrumental in helping me to achieve the birth that I wanted.

Megan was my doula for both my births, in 2012 and 2016. To give you an idea of how much of an impact she had with #1, I consulted her before conceiving my second to ask which months she wasn't available so that I could plan to not be due then. Megan is such an amazing resource. She is extremely experienced (having assisted over 400 births), brilliant, passionate and steady. She offered me support even when I didn't feel I needed it during the final weeks of my second pregnancy just checking in after every prenatal appointment to remind me that she was thinking of me. During my births, she was with me 100%, suggesting pain relief measures, helpiung reposition my posterior baby, anticipating my needs, keeping me hydrated and sane, etc. I still hear her words in my ear when I'm faced with life challenegs and am forever grateful that she is woven into my family's story. I highly and wholeheartedly recommend her!


Megan has been incredible to work with throughout my pregnancy, labor, and as I've been settling in to motherhood.  She was patient with me and my husband as we asked countless questions and was always super responsive and available by email/text/phone.  We really appreciated her calming and reassuring energy at all stages along the process, and certainly once I went into labor (which was 12 days late!).  She made sure we were well informed while at the hospital and supportive in our decisions. Having so much experience at NYU, Megan knew the doctors and nurses, and really helped us feel as comfortable as possible.  At multiple points during labor, her suggestions and encouragement were key to moving things along so that I could deliver without a C section.  We are incredibly grateful for the physical and emotional support Megan has offered. 


We were very grateful to have Megan as a doula. At first, we weren't sure that a doula was right for us - I was very happy with my doctor, knew I wanted to deliver in the hospital, and was not planning to try to deliver without an epidural. Megan was highly recommend by friends, so we met with her, and the choice was clear immediately. Megan is smart, thoughtful, experienced, knowledgeable, an incredible listener, and lots of fun. Also, Megan does not have her own agenda - she wants to support you in whatever kind of birth you want (or whatever kind of birth you end up having). Few pregnancies or births are straightforward, and it was amazing to have Megan's advice and guidance when unexpected things came up. She provided lots of help, insight and assurance with our questions during my pregnancy.  I was induced right before my due date, which was certainly the right medical decision, but was a little scary for us at the time. Having Megan in the hospital explaining what was happening and being with us when the doctor and nurses attended to other patients was invaluable. (First time moms - you might be surprised to discover that you often spend much of your time in labor & delivery alone with your spouse or other delivery partner!)  Megan has seen it all before, and she helped us have more faith in what my doctor was doing. Megan came to check on us a couple of days after we came home from the hospital, and was a total lifesaver getting us on the right track with nursing. Later, when I was feeling dispirited that my recovery was taking longer than expected, Megan was a huge source of support and encouragement. We highly highly recommend Megan! As I said, we were very grateful for her help as our doula, and we now feel very grateful to call her a friend.


We found Megan after the birth of our first child in October. We realized pretty quickly that we had no idea what we were doing and needed support and guidance. Megan brought a level of clarity, stability, humor, realism and understanding that was so incredibly grounding. She was able to assess immediately what we needed and covered so much in just one session - self-care, breastfeeding and pumping, schedules, relationship building, organization of baby items, recommendations, referrals and more. She continues to be available by phone when we have quick questions and she even stopped by to help us figure out the Moby wrap. She's also super honest and the first one to admit if she isn't the expert or the right person to help with a situation. Megan is wonderful. Don't hesitate to contact her!

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