A postpartum doula (also known as an infant specialist, formally a baby nurse) is a non-judgmental woman with a quiet presence in your home giving emotional and breastfeeding support along with practical newborn care tips that helps ease your transition into motherhood.
After the baby is born, most new mothers and fathers appreciate the support of other women. Many of our mothers and extended family members are not always available to help, and even if they are available, some of our mothers do not have the breastfeeding experience to support a nursing mother.
I serve the following areas in Southern California: Los Angeles, CA (LA) and Orange County, California.
There are so many paradoxes in parenting
that it is difficult to find balance.
Some don't even try. / They just plunge ahead
ignoring the subtle whispers of wisdom. / Others try half-heartedly,
but resort to old methods / when they get confused.
But some hear wisdom's quiet voice / and make it their own.
They find strength in softness / power in flexibility / perfection in mistakes
success in failure / clarity in confusion / and love in letting go
- The Parent's Tao Te Ching
by William Martin
In the most simple terms, Kathleen taught me how to be a mother, and how to exist in the most difficult role I have ever stepped into. Even just talking to Kathleen over the phone gave me my first sense of peace and comfort. But meeting her....she sort of has this buddha-esque like presence; she calmed me, the baby, and my husband immediately. She sort of floats around (not literally) and became instant family. No judgement, just help, help, help; she does so much, but it's more than that extra hand. Her true value is just watching how she handles the baby; how she talks to them, bathes them, the energy and presence that she has around them under all circumstances... (continue reading...)
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