At an early age, my dad instilled a strong sense of 'caring for others' in me, which carried through to adulthood. Be it kittens, puppies, rescue dogs; sick cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers; girl scouts; phone help line; friends in need, friends with new babies-- help when you can.
Becoming a first-time mom in 1982 and being a member of La Leche League International further fostered the desire to help new moms and provided many such wonderful opportunities.
The subsequent births of my next two children in 1985 and 1990 brought continued La Leche League involvement, moms support groups, play groups – it all amounted to support for moms and their families – again without the formal title of “doula.”
Fast forward to 2011 and the birth of my first grandchild, a beautiful little girl. The support I gave to my daughter, son-in-law and new granddaughter at that time was close to second-nature. A good friend called me a “doula” and that’s when I gave serious thought to a new professional path: helping moms with their newborn babies; helping partners, siblings, extended family welcome and adjust joyously to the grand arrival of a new life into their family.
So from early days on, between caring for abandoned kittens, puppies, rescue dogs; sick cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers; mentoring girl scouts; lending an ear on hotlines; helping friends in need, friends with new babies, I guess I was kind of primed, or had a calling to "do", to be a doula, because after all, "Doulas Do."
I have taken this calling to a professional level as a postpartum doula and look forward to offering my passion to you and your growing family, in a way that suits your needs.
You may need or desire any or all of the following:
- Breastfeeding counseling
- Infant care counseling
- Simple chores and household duties
- Sibling care with new baby
- Mom and partner care
- Simple meal preparation
...and more…..whole family care during this special time!
Competitive hourly rate, no minimum time period required. Hours are flexible. We will work out a schedule that fits your needs. Contact me to set up a time for our first meeting!