Please note, all of the following doulas are business owners and they are all qualified and able to attend hospital births, home births, and Birthing Center of Buffalo births. Your doula works for you, not your place of birth or your provider. Please contact doulas individually to find out more about their services and to set up a complimentary consultation!


Liz Beyer-Partin CD, CPD, CBE, Happiest Baby on the Block Educator


Liz is a certified birth and postpartum doula, Childbirth Educator and Happiest Baby on The Block Educator.

Liz is a Birthing Center of Buffalo mama who went on to complete the proper training to lead our group prenatal care classes. Liz provides families with evidence based information and options regarding labor, birth, and the postpartum period so that families can feel confident, empowered, and able to advocate for themselves. Liz respects that each person is different and everyone deserves to feel supported in their choices in birth and parenting.

Liz is a lifelong activist, attending her first picket line at age one. She continues to be involved in progressive activism including the fight for reproductive rights, human rights, women’s rights and the fight against racial injustice.  

Liz grew up on Buffalo’s East Side, and currently resides in Lackawanna with her husband Hezron and spirited daughter Emslie

Jennifer Lombardo CD, CPD, BEC, Better Baby Class Instructor | Buffalo Doula Services LLC


The owner of Buffalo Doula Services LLC, a lifelong feminist, and birth activist, Jennifer Lombardo demonstrates a sincere desire to assist each family in connecting with their own pregnancy, birth, and postpartum choices.


Jennifer is a birth & bereavement doula, breastfeeding educator, and a postpartum doula. She is also trained and certified in the use of rebozo techniques, and placenta encapsulation. Jennifer is skilled in birth photography, and capturing those amazing moments during labor and birth that may otherwise be forgotten. She is also a certified Better Baby Class instructor, and offers a comprehensive newborn care class, "Buffalo Babes." Jennifer has a special interest in infertility and pregnancy following infertility. Having previously struggled with infertility herself, she has a unique understanding of the emotions, stress, and technology surrounding others who fight this battle.


Jennifer is a born and raised resident of the Buffalo, NY area. She's been married for ten years and is a proud mother to a smart and sassy seven year old girl and an imaginative and silly three year old boy. 

Rebecca J Mercurio LMT, CD(DONA), RYT | Whole Nine Wellness


Village, 140 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo 14201

Rebecca’s 15 years as a massage therapist have taken her around the globe. She has worked in several countries and capacities, from medical facilities to luxury spas. She studied Yoga and Reiki throughout Asia and holds Certifications in Essential Oils, Mayan Abdominal Massage, Infant Massage, Pre/Postnatal and Vinyasa Yoga Instruction. Her skill set culminated when she found Doula work 7 years ago. Her extensive knowledge of and deep fascination with human anatomy found its place in the extra-ordinary anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth.

Rebecca holds a BA from Fordham University, a NYS Massage License and is a Reiki Master. She works to educate and inform women and their families, advocate for and support them in every way possible during pregnancy and throughout the birthing process, and believes that engaging the partner is one of the most important tools in working through labor. Through Yoga and Massage she works with women to cultivate the mind/body connection to better prepare for the physically and emotionally transformative  experience of birth. 

Rebecca is a Buffalo native and owner of Whole Nine Wellness, LLC. Her son was born five years ago at a birthing center and is her single most favorite adventure.

Njeri Motley, CD


Njeri is a Certified Birth Doula throgh Life Cycles Collective Doulas (LCCD) as well as a homemaker and provider. She is married and the mother of 6 children, 5 girls and 1 boy. 

Njeri believes that the power and strength given to women concerning childbirth is incomprehensible, honorable, and supernatural. 

Njeri has assisted family members, friends, and complete strangers in child birthing and her passion in this profession matches her dedication.

Njeri's objective is to give her clients the absolute best experience when welcoming their child into the world.

Brenzella (Della) Williams, CD


Brenzella Williams (aka Della Williams) is the proud mother of 5, grandmother of 17 and great grandmother of 9; she has attended and supported most of their deliveries, and many others. Della has 19 years of hospital experience in Labor and delivery, nursery and postpartum.

It has always been Della's desire to support women in their decision to control as much as they could of their birth plans and births. Over the years she has witnessed the shift as the medical profession has become more and more willing and in agreement that women and their partners should have a more active role in the planning their deliveries.

As Della now takes on the role as a Certified Lifecycles Collective Doula (LCCD), she welcomes you and your partner to consider her to be a part of your birth plan and birth experience; she is looking forward to your interview!