Meet Our Team

Rebecca Tucci graduated cum laude from Villanova University.  With a background in sociology, she understands and appreciates the beautiful differences found within families.  Extensive research on family dynamics enables her to use these differences to strengthen family relationships in the perinatal period.

Rebecca founded Blissful Birthing in January 2014. She ultimately certified with Madriella Doula Network.  Rebecca strongly believes in the importance of education in her field, and staying current on issues that impact expecting and new parents.  This information is shared with clients and the community through blogs, Facebook groups and speaking engagements.

A passion for supporting others led Rebecca to become a foster parent in 2012.  While caring for her newborn foster son, Rebecca drew upon her strong interest in maternal-child health to provide him with the best start in life. She saw firsthand the importance of having a strong support system and the benefits of skin-to-skin bonding, such as babywearing. Babywearing eases a woman’s transition into motherhood, and can quickly become a mother’s strongest resource.

In addition to labor support, Rebecca and her team offer stand alone birth planning sessionsplacenta encapsulation, daytime and overnight postpartum assistance, and breastfeeding support to the families of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, NY as well as Greenwich, CT. Rebecca has been told that the support her team provides allows Blissful Birthing’s clients to more easily recover from delivery and better manage the daily demands of being a new mother.

Rebecca looks forward to having her amazing team of doulas become part of your birthing experience. Blissful Birthing’s service area includes Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess, NY, as well as Greenwich, CT. For more information on how Blissful Birthing can support you, click here.

Mission Statement

Blissful Birthing strives to empower women to seek the information they need to make the best decisions for themselves and their growing families. Nonjudgmental support is the standard of care that clients can expect to receive from Blissful Birthing’s doulas throughout their pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period.

Rebecca Tucci

Owner of Blissful Birthing
Labor & Postpartum Doula
Placenta Encapsulator
Lactation Counselor

“Rebecca is educated about and open to various philosophies and approaches…She truly collaborates with me in caring for my newborn.”

Anne Buckingham
Waccabuc, NY

dutchess doula

Katie Stroud

Labor & Postpartum Doula
Lactation Counselor

Katie was born and  raised in Dutchess county, NY and is proud to still reside there with her husband, Adam, and her five children. Katie attended Nyack College where she studied elementary education. After working with an accounting firm for many years, she left the world of business to become a stay at home mom. 

Katie became a doula after seeing the need in her community for support for new families. Her clients have described her as having a calming presence and they feel relieved when she walks in the door at the start of a shift.

When Katie is not working, she fills her time working with Fostering Hope Together and serving as PTA president at Gayhead Elementary School.

Westchester Doula

Rachel Fenty

Labor & Postpartum Doula
Lactation Counselor 

Rachel is  mother of four living in Northern Westchester. She has been in the dental field for 21 years, working with both adults and children. A pivotal moment in Rachel deciding to pursue a career as a professional doula was her niece’s birth, which she had the privilege of attending. 

Our clients describe Rachel as friendly and knowledgeable; it is akin to having the support of a long-time friend.

When Rachel is not supporting new families, she can be found on the ball field cheering on her children!

Putnam Doula

Janet Gordon

Labor & Postpartum Doula
Lactation Counselor

Janet Gordon has been a birth doula, postpartum doula, and lactation counselor for nearly five years. She received her doula certifications through Doulas of North America (DONA) and her training in lactation from the Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding. Janet learned firsthand about the importance of support following her own challenging birth experiences. The care, guidance, and encouragement she received from an amazing postpartum doula not only started her on the path to being a strong and confident mother, but also planted the seed for her to want to give that same support to others.

Each birth that Janet has attended has been unique in its own way and she believes that she has learned something from each and every one. Intervention free, pharmaceutical pain relief and augmentation, planned and unplanned Cesarean births – Janet believes that as a doula she was able to offer what the women and their families needed to feel empowered and satisfied with their birth experiences. Her postpartum experiences have been equally varied as she has worked with both first time and experienced mothers as well as a family with preemie twins. All of them had different needs and desires and it was a pleasure for Janet to support them through their changing family dynamics.

Janet feels that skills she has acquired in her work as a school administrator serve her equally as well as a doula including supportive listening, organization, diplomacy, and non-judgmental information sharing. She also recognizes the critical importance of confidentiality.

Janet enjoys learning new and useful skills to enhance her doula practice. Most recently, Janet received a certificate qualifying her to support couples who have chosen Hypnobirthing techniques to facilitate labor and birthing. In addition to live trainings, Janet is an avid reader of books and periodicals related to birth, breastfeeding, and parenting.

Janet has two wonderful sons and four pets. She will happily walk your dog and pet your cat as part of her postpartum support!