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Bergen County Doulas is a labor of love for its owner, Brielle Zahn. As someone who was born and raised in Bergen County, she is very much in tune with the area's unique culture. Brielle prides herself on the fact that the agency offers modern, sophisticated care to women looking to get more of what they desire from this pivotal time in their lives. 

When a woman chooses Bergen County Doulas to support her through her pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum period, she can expect the utmost professionalism and compassion. The agency's doulas never come with an agenda or with personal bias; rather, they look forward to adapting to their clients' preferences and needs. All of the doulas are pre-certified or certified by ProDoula in their respective areas of support. What's more, every doula is CPR/AED/First-Aid certified by the American Heart Association.

It is Bergen County Doulas' privilege to support every type of family across all sorts of circumstances--they don't judge women based on how they got pregnant, how they want to give birth, or how they want to raise their children. When working with Bergen County Doulas, women can rest assured that they will be paired with a knowledgeable, compassionate doula who will complement both their personality and specific vision. 

BRIELLE ZAHN


BRIELLE ZAHN


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ROLE(S) AT BERGEN COUNTY DOULAS

Owner; Antepartum, Childbirth, & Postpartum Doula.

Three adjectives to describe you. 

Determined. Curious. Loving.

What's something unique about you?

I have a profound love for animals. 

Where IN THE WORLD HAVE YOU CALLED HOME?

I have lived ALL OVER! Harrington Park, Fort Lee, and Englewood Cliffs in Bergen County. I lived in Maryland throughout my undergraduate and graduate studies, and then the Czech Republic and Armenia during my adventurous 20s. Now, my husband, kids, & I call idyllic Piermont, NY home. 

What do you love to do when you're not working?

I have a lot of hobbies--reading certainly tops the list, but making family photo books comes in a close second. I also love going for walks with my children, antiquing, and visiting tea houses with my husband. 

Why did you become a doula?

Doula work came to my consciousness about a year after my daughter was born. I was finally ready to think more deeply about how the births of my two children played out, and why those events conspired in the ways they did. All roads led to the inevitable, "What if?" question, as in, "What if I had had a doula?" And so it began. 

What are you most passionate about in the field of birth work?

It's important to me that women be treated with unconditional respect through every moment of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood. True respect means that health care providers, friends, family, coworkers, and anyone else remotely connected to the woman listens to what she has to say, provides unbiased feedback and guidance when she requests it, and supports her in her choices, regardless of how different their own choices may have been in the same situation.

What's your favorite place to eat out in Bergen County?

Baumgart's in Englewood--the food is delicious, plus every time I'm there, I picture my parents and grandparents sitting on the bar stools, waiting for an old-fashioned ice cream float back in the 60s and 70s. Truly a classic in both my family and Bergen County.

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