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Found 38 Pros in Fremont, CA, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Jala Green

CA

4 reviews • 60 families supported • 8 years experience

4 reviews • 60 families supported • 8 years experience

In everything I do, whether supporting families through postpartum care or preparing a nourishing meal, my driving force is a genuine love and care. I believe in infusing every moment with warmth, creating an atmosphere where love is not just a sentiment but a tangible presence. My goal is to spread a joyful spirit wherever I go, leaving behind a trail of positivity and heartfelt connections. It's more than a profession for me; it's a commitment to bringing comfort, joy, and a sense of community to those I have the privilege to assist.

Care philosophy

Hi, I'm Jala, your doula and food enthusiast! Inspired by my love for cooking and a deep commitment to addressing the lack of representation, especially of Black birth workers, I've chosen this path to ensure a supportive and inclusive birthing experience for all. I find immense joy in sharing my love for cooking with clients. Every meal is a chance to infuse warmth and care into your new journey!

Areas served

  • Sacramento, California
  • East Bay, California
  • Vacaville, California
  • Vallejo, California
  • Santa Rosa, California
  • los angeles california

Reviews

  • Vibha
    January 15, 2024 at 1:46 pm | Client review

    Jala is very loving caring cheerful and energetic. She has helped us a lot in the later stages of sleep training and would highly recommend her to work with new parents

$ flexible
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Mallory Huggins

Alameda, CA

4 reviews • 45 families supported • 5 years experience

4 reviews • 45 families supported • 5 years experience

Overnight Support-*Breastfeeding/bottle feeding support *Organizing Nursery *Cleaning and folding baby’s laundry *Wash bottles, pump equipment, sterilize *Screening for postpartum mood disorders *Prepare simple meals and snacks for family *Caring for postpartum family & help recuperate Education Educational Support-*Basics of Newborn Care *Swaddling *Diapering *Baby Soothing Skills *Day/Night routine implementations *Infant Tummy Massage *Room and Bed sharing *Newborn Sleep *Safety Baby Equipment Options *Bonding and Attachment Coping Skills

Care philosophy

As an experienced overnight Postpartum Doula working in the San Francisco area since 2019, I offer personalized postpartum support. I have extensive experience in the childcare industry and have been supporting families for over two decades! My goal is to give you and your family the attention and knowledge you need to care for your newborn. I provide overnight support caring for your newborn.

Areas served

  • East Bay, San Francisco, Peninsula

Reviews

  • Bridget
    May 8, 2024 at 6:35 am | Client review

    Mallory was the best choice for our family during the postpartum period. She was extremely professional, with a gracious, warm and loving way of being, that felt right in our home. Our daughter, learned to sleep better because of Mallory and, for that, I’ll always be indebted. Thank you, Mallory!

$ flexible
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Michelle Mendler

Albany, CA

7 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

7 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

As an ECE and preschool owner for almost 30 years, I helped countless families to navigate new parenthood as they grew their families. From practical support to tearful conversations, I witnessed, again and again, the emotional challenges of pp and the need for skilled, compassionate support. When I was pregnant with my 3 children, I too experienced the lack of authentic support for new moms. While each postpartum experience was different, I did not receive the support I needed. Today, as a Bay Area Postpartum Doula, I strive to create a warm and nurturing environment where you can feel comfortable and empowered throughout your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey. With years of experience and a deep understanding of the physical and emotional aspects of new parenthood, I am dedicated to helping you navigate this beautiful and transformative time in your life.

Care philosophy

Modern Mama Doulas welcomes everyone. I approach each growing family with sensitivity, understanding, Love and Support.

Areas served

  • Albany , Marin, Napa, Berkeley, San Francisco Ca.
  • Albany , Marin, Napa, Berkeley, San Francisco Ca.

Reviews

  • Michelle
    February 29, 2024 at 6:23 pm

    Hi Nina,

    Great to hear from you! I was so lucky to support you and the family. Thank you for trusting me, with all 3 of your births. Big Hugs~Michelle

$ flexible
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Morgan Mettler

Berkeley, CA

3 reviews • 20 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 20 families supported • 2 years experience

My journey in birth work started at age 12, when I had the unique experience of catching my little sister. At age 22, I started my work as a volunteer doula in Vermont, serving members in the community who lacked support. My early volunteer work gave me a deep understanding of how hospitals function, and how to work with medical staff towards the best possible outcomes for parent and child. I wanted to start working with families throughout pregnancy and in postpartum, so I received further training through DONA. Having been through two training programs has given me a diverse range of strategies to employ throughout my support. This work has been part of me forever, and I feel so grateful to have been invited to participate in many births since. I have experience supporting medicated and unmedicated births with first, second, and fourth-time parents, queer parents, low-income parents, autistic parents, non-native English-speaking parents, sexual assault survivors, people with depression, and parents of color at Kaiser (San Leandro and Redwood City), UCSF Mission Bay, CPMC, and John Muir Walnut Creek. I am a member of the queer community and this has influenced my belief that all bodies deserve respectful, compassionate, and culturally humble care.

Care philosophy

My role as a doula is to educate families and validate their preferences. I give birthing people and their partners the tools needed to make informed decisions and navigate their births with confident. My goal is to help you have a birth you take pride in, regardless of birthing location or ideals.

Areas served

  • San Francisco
  • East Bay (Alameda, Contra Costa)
  • South Bay (San Mateo, Santa Clarita)
  • Mirin County
  • Sonoma County
  • Solano County

Reviews

  • Chloe
    January 31, 2024 at 2:33 pm | Client review

    I highly recommend Morgan as a Doula. I think she is going to be the next big thing and feel really lucky to have been able to work with her on short notice for my first baby. She is extremely warm, detail oriented, reliable, professional, enthusiastic and positive, and open and collaborative. I interviewed several doulas, including one who has been running a group practice for 10 years, and Morgan was by far the most responsive to what I had said I was looking for, and had the most collaborative approach with my loved ones and hospital staff. During the birth she was extremely available and helped to create a positive and cozy atmosphere and made the hospital room feel more like home. She helped us think through some difficult decisions on the day of as well. After the delivery, my nurse went out of her way to comment on how great Morgan had been with the hospital staff and said they would love to work with her again. Overall it was fantastic to work with her and I can recommend her without reservations.

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Stephanie Silva

San Jose, CA

1 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

1 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

As a Brazilian doula, I bring a unique blend of cultural understanding and diverse experiences to support you and your family during the transformative postpartum period. Over the years, I've had the privilege of assisting more than 8 families on their parenting journey, and I'm here to provide comprehensive support tailored to your needs. Breastfeeding is a beautiful but often challenging aspect of early motherhood. I have extensive experience helping mothers establish and maintain successful breastfeeding relationships with their newborns. Whether you're looking for guidance on latching, pumping, or addressing common breastfeeding concerns, I'm here to lend my expertise and ensure you feel confident in your breastfeeding journey. Sleep is a precious commodity for new parents, and I specialize in sleep training techniques that can help your baby establish healthy sleep patterns. I understand the exhaustion that comes with caring for a newborn, and I'm here to provide guidance on creating a nurturing sleep environment and implementing gentle sleep training methods that work for you and your baby. In addition to breastfeeding and sleep support, I offer assistance with bottle feeding, including proper feeding techniques and hygiene. I can also take care of the practical aspects, such as washing bottles and pump parts, so you can focus on bonding with your baby and taking care of yourself. Emotional support is a cornerstone of my practice. The postpartum period can be emotionally challenging, and I'm here to listen, provide a compassionate ear, and offer guidance on managing the emotional ups and downs that can accompany this time of adjustment. My non-judgmental and empathetic approach ensures you have a safe space to express your feelings and concerns. In summary, my doula practice is rooted in my Brazilian heritage and my dedication to supporting families through the intricate journey of early parenthood. Whether you need assistance with breastfeeding, sleep training, bottle feeding, or emotional support, I'm here to provide the expert care and personalized attention you and your family deserve. Together, we can navigate this beautiful and transformative period in your lives.

Care philosophy

Building on the foundation we've set, after you've completed the most challenging task of your life, I believe we can make the coming weeks special and less stressful. I'll be there to care for your baby as if they were my own, with love and the right expertise. At this moment, my top priority is ensuring you feel secure in capable hands. Your baby will receive love and safety, allowing you to rest properly and recuperate. Together, we'll create a nurturing environment where both you and your baby can thrive.

Areas served

  • San Francisco CA
  • Palo Alto CA
  • Mountain View CA
  • Sunnyvale CA
  • Cupertino CA
  • Redwood City CA
  • San Mateo CA
  • Daly City CA
  • Burlingame CA
  • Milpitas CA
  • South San Francisco CA
  • Santa Clara CA
  • Campbell CA
  • Foster City CA
  • San Bruno CA

Reviews

  • Linda
    September 28, 2023 at 4:36 am | Client review

    I can’t say enough about our incredible postpartum doula! She was an absolute lifesaver during those early days with our newborn. Her emotional support was a game-changer, always offering a comforting presence and a listening ear. Whether it was breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, she provided expert guidance and made us feel at ease. Her sleep training methods were effective, and our little one is now a fantastic sleeper. Her trustworthiness and passion for what she does shine through, and we felt truly blessed to have her by our side.

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Sydney Jones

CA

1 reviews • 298 families supported • 6 years experience

1 reviews • 298 families supported • 6 years experience

I offer in home and virtual lactation consultant services, postpartum doula services, and placenta encapsulation services with option for prints and tinctures as well.

Care philosophy

Gentle, professional, and safe postpartum support services and lactation care.

Areas served

  • Serving most neighborhoods in the greater Bay Area

Reviews

  • Saman
    September 28, 2023 at 4:25 am | Client review

    In our experience, Sydney was undoubtedly the best midwife at the birthing center we used for the birth of our son. Her breadth of knowledge, her kind and confident demeanor, and her support of parents advocating for themselves and their babies were more than we could have hoped for. She was able to allay our fears as first-time parents and guide us with generosity and deep knowledge of her field. At every impasse, she was able to either inform us of our options herself or direct us to the resources we needed. She is a natural educator, and clearly cares deeply about the people she serves. Sydney has great capacity for both the hands-on parts of midwifery as well as a masterful command of the logistical and administrative side of the business. There were midwives at the birthing center with many years more experience than Sydney, but no one gained our confidence the way she did. In addition to all this, we must add that Sydney simply has the gift. There is no other way to say it. Whenever you go into an environment and find a shining example of excellence born through both natural talents and hard work – it is undeniable to all.

$ flexible
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Jamee Leann Vasquez

Santa Clara, CA

10 reviews • 8 families supported • 3 years experience

10 reviews • 8 families supported • 3 years experience

As your doula, I offer continuity of care through the entirety of your perinatal journey, from pregnancy through to postpartum. I am a trained full-spectrum doula with Doula Trainings International. Additional supplemental training consists of - intentional breathing and relaxation, hypnobirthing, spinning babies, acupressure and moxibustion, and tantra. I acknowledge that not all those who give birth identify as women, and happily support different family arrangements and backgrounds. It is a sincere privilege to work with families during this life changing time in their lives, and I strive to work collaboratively with birthing families to help you understand, request, and receive the care that you need. Through listening empathetically, sharing latest evidence-based information, understanding physiologic birth, and providing tools for self-advocacy, I aspire to make you feel safe and empowered.

Care philosophy

As a DTI trained doula my philosophy is aligned with their mission of believing that families deserve compassionate, evidence-based support at all stages of life—no matter their gender, race, religion, class or sexual orientation. Together, we are cultivating culturally humble communities that reimagine the role of reproductive work.

Areas served

  • South Bay to South San Francisco

Reviews

  • Maria
    April 18, 2024 at 7:32 am | Client review

    My birth experience was tough in many aspects, but through it all Jamee was supportive, consistent, and compassionate. She was there to explain everything thoroughly and made sure to give me reassurance when needed. So grateful to have had her expertise and kindness through this journey!

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Sadie kelly

Berkeley, CA

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

Boundless Birth llc supports families in labor, lactation and postpartum. We are on a mission to build a better village. Founder and operator Sadie Kelly believes that labor and the months following lay the foundation to parenthood, and all families deserve support for the best foot forward

Care philosophy

I have a great appreciation for natural and physiological birth, but and even greater appreciation for bodily autonomy. As such I support all families and all labor choices

Areas served

  • East bay
$ flexible
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Molly Charmstrong

Oakland, CA

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

Molly Charmstrong (she/her) is a hard-working Midwesterner with the heart of a California Poppy. She has been working with families and children while pursuing a wide variety of passions for over twenty years. As a nanny, elementary school teacher, camp instructor, international performer, and mother, Molly has developed the knowledge, empathy, and passion to help new and growing families. In 2017 after becoming a mother herself, Molly suffered postpartum depression for the first two years of motherhood. This was followed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a breast cancer diagnosis, and its treatment. After emerging from these circumstances healthy and healing, it became clear that she must answer the call to begin the training and certification process as a postpartum doula. Molly is passionate about the work of helping new and growing families prepare, navigate, and honor the constantly changing realities of parenting with her soft, present, funny, strong, and calming force. Over the past year Molly has been working with several families and new parents in various support roles, and would love the chance to help your family as well.

Care philosophy

Molly believes that in order to strengthen, improve, and peacefully grow our communities, we must have happy, informed, healthy, nurtured, and supported families. Supported families can raise empathetic, resilient, curious children - who become empathetic, resilient, curious adults. These adults can create strong, steadfast, and peaceful communities. Let's make this world a better place.

Areas served

  • East Bay
  • San Francisco
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Oakland
  • Berkeley

Reviews

  • Meghan
    November 28, 2022 at 10:54 am | Client review

    If you’re wondering how you will survive another day of parenting, look no further. Molly is your person. She’s thoughtful, present, resourceful, empathetic, hard-working, and has walked across the coals of motherhood herself. She can help you move from surviving to thriving if you allow yourself to receive her excellent care.

$ flexible
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Glen J

San Francisco, CA

2 reviews • 24 families supported • 4 years experience

2 reviews • 24 families supported • 4 years experience

As a former nanny and experienced personal chef, the need to care is innate, and it was natural that when it time to move on, I became a doula. I combine the best of Western knowledge, Chinese philosophy and Indigenous Caribbean and Afro-Indigenous Caribbean guidance to provide a unique blend of care that works at multiple levels.

Care philosophy

I firmly believe in gentle guidance that allows new and intended parents to rest and recover, filtering the noise and offering a singular well of information and care to limit being overwhelmed.

Areas served

  • California
  • Washington

Reviews

  • Yoelys
    November 23, 2022 at 7:36 am | Client review

    Glen was my postpartum doula who stayed with me some days and some night. She kept me hydrated, made very tasty food and encouraged skin to skin time with baby. She’d use this time to do laundry or wash dishes and I really was able to focus on bonding with my baby and not about other things. She showed me how to keep my baby sleeping safe and helped me address my postpartum anxiety in so many ways.

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Amanda Martins

Santa Clara, CA

1 reviews • 25 families supported • 6 years experience

1 reviews • 25 families supported • 6 years experience

My journey started when I finished my studies in early childhood education in Brazil and worked with children of all ages including children with emotional and behavioral disorders. One day I had a opportunity to help my friend on her postpartum and I felt so helpful and happy to give her the love and support she needed. After that I immersed myself in the world of motherhood, I felt so passionate and became a postpartum doula. I also had the amazing experience when I had my own sunshine boy, and being a mother is so unique and wonderful but also very challenging. Today I am so accomplished to do my job as a postpartum doula! I know the importance of having a Doula to help, and support a mother and family in their pre-birth, delivery and also in the difficulties encountered in the postpartum journey

Care philosophy

I make it our duty to show up for you and your baby to help alleviate stress and show true care through physical comfort and emotional reassurance. I provide guidance so that your experience is a positive one.

Areas served

  • Sf bay area
  • Santa Clara
  • San Jose
  • Mountain View

Reviews

  • Marcia
    October 10, 2022 at 10:57 am | Client review

    Working with Amanda as our postpartum doula was an amazing experience! I highly recommend her services. She was well educated, informed on all birthing questions I had and was a big comfort. My husband and I both felt really connected with her, and she valued our postpartum plan.
    Through this experience, Amanda went from a doula to becoming our friend, and now as a new mom, I can still connect with her to ask questions. Amanda was a great doula, and I plan on having her by my side for our next child!”

$ flexible
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Alia Barnes

Oakland, CA

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 3 years experience

My name is Alia and I am a birth and postpartum doula, as well as a student midwife. I like to practice in a way that is balanced between magic and medicine. I have been working professionally as a doula since 2020 and have attended births in all settings - homes, hospitals, and birth centers. When I learned about the positive impacts doulas provide for birthing folks, I knew that’s where I wanted to focus my energy.

Care philosophy

Birth is sacred. The time and space around birth can be incredibly vulnerable. I believe that support should be custom-tailored to the needs of the individual and should include evidence informed care. Every journey into parenthood is unique and the care I offer models that belief.

Areas served

  • San Francisco
  • Berkeley
  • Alameda
$ flexible
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Rosevera Amasa

San Jose, CA

4 reviews • 62 families supported • 10 years experience

4 reviews • 62 families supported • 10 years experience

We will schedule up to three prenatal visits, during these visits we will go over everything needed for me to support you properly during labor. Our visits help us build trust and nurture a comfort level that enables us to build a great connection and ease that we can draw from as we work together. First visit- Getting to know you: We’ll review and discuss your intake to clarify and help me learn a little bit more about you, your needs and desires for childbirth. Second visit- Childbirth Prep/Birth Plan: We will 1. Go over signs and stages of labor, understanding the physiology of labor ) 2. Discuss birth wishes - understanding different procedures in childbirth and clarifying your preferences as a couple. 3. Work on your “Birth Plan”. Third visit- Build your tool box / labor rehearsal : 1. Discuss comfort measures and coping techniques and learn couples’ preferences. 2. Practice comfort measures, and get “labor ready”....

Care philosophy

My services begin with you. I respect that each mama and family’s experience and journey is uniquely theirs. I value the privilege to learn about you, your desires and preferences and work with my clients to prepare for labor. I work with each woman to optimize her body physically and emotionally in order to feel confident and honor her own body’s physiology during childbirth.

Areas served

  • Santa Clara
  • San Mateo

Reviews

  • Mary
    August 3, 2022 at 10:53 am | Client review

    Rosevera was invaluable in supporting and leading us through the birth of our son. I wanted to have a minimal-intervention birth, and Rosevera was there to support the whole time during the labor, almost 24 hours starting at 2am! Rosevera was a great support to my husband, the medical staff, and especially to me in helping me emotionally and physically with moving and trying different positions. This was especially helpful in progressing the labor and allowing me to progress without an epidural. I give my strongest recommendation to Rosevera, you will be lucky if you can have her support at your birth!

$ flexible
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Stacy Avalos

CA

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 20 years experience

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 20 years experience

I have over 20 years of experience working with children. I have been a babysitter, nanny, coach, parent, grandparent, and teacher. I have been working with children who are in their early childhood developmental years and have become fond of working with newborns and their mothers through their fourth-trimester journey. It is only recently that I decided to become a professional doula in 2019. After working with many clients and their infants, it was a client who suggested that I look into the Postpartum Doula role. After my postpartum training with CAPPA, I decided to further my career and start working toward my labor and birth doula training, as well as becoming a new parent and childbirth educator.

Care philosophy

My philosophy is that we all need support without judgment. I share evidence-based resources to educate you and your support partner to empower you to speak up and feel confident when approaching your care team. As your Doula, I will ensure you have every opportunity to make the best decisions possible for you and your child, so you can have the best possible outcome.

Areas served

  • San Jose CA, USA
  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • SF South Bay Area, CA
  • SF Peninsula Area, CA
  • Dublin, CA
  • Gilroy, CA
  • Livermore, CA
$ flexible
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Kirsten Junghans

Oakland, CA

0 reviews • 75 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 75 families supported • 5 years experience

Deverra Doula Support provides unbiased and educated support to all pregnant, birthing and postpartum individuals.

Care philosophy

Following the parents lead and offering advice and support as needed.

Areas served

  • Pleasanton
  • Livermore
  • Dublin
  • San Francisco
  • Oakland
  • Marin
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Elizabeth Rosbottom

San Diego, CA

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

Liz's practice is founded on education, respect, empowerment, non-judgement, and accessibility. She hopes to practices in diverse settings to learn about the birthing process within various cultural traditions. She aims to provide individualistic care, so each birthing person feels heard, respected, and honored throughout this powerful transition.

Care philosophy

Liz offers birth and postpartum doula services rooted in love, respect, and empowerment. She has recently worked internationally and learned from traditional midwives. She believes health care and support is a human right, and aims to serve families from all backgrounds. She has a background in nursing and is currently completing her Masters in Midwifery.

Areas served

  • Encinitas, CA
  • La Jolla, CA

Reviews

  • Mariana
    November 27, 2021 at 2:02 pm | Peer review

    Liz is a talented and knowledgeable doula with many years of experience! Liz has traveled worldwide and helped deliver babies internationally. She is able to connect with patients from every background with her soothing voice and calm demeanor. Liz is kind, patient, honest, dedicated, passionate, and good at what she does. Liz is trauma-informed and loves working with diverse families and birthing parents. I worked closely with Liz in hospitals and can confirm that all of her clients/patients appreciate and love her. Any family would be lucky to have Liz working with them.

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Emma Nelson

San Francisco, CA

0 reviews • 26 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 26 families supported • 4 years experience

No two postpartum periods look the same- every baby is different and each parent has unique needs. Through years of experience, I work as a team with each family to provide specialized care. Whether it's providing breastfeeding and bottle-feeding support, helping with laundry, whipping up your favorite recipes, helping to establish a sleep routine that works best for your baby and family, offering expert advice, or simply being a compassionate listener- I’m here for you.

Care philosophy

I am a postpartum night doula who provides care during the "fourth trimester" of pregnancy; the critical and special period of adjustment in the first three months after a baby's birth. I understand the emotional, physical, and sometimes spiritual journey a family goes through during this time, and am dedicated to supporting families through all the ups and downs along the way.

Areas served

  • San Francisco
  • Sausilito
  • Oakland
  • Berkeley
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Camila Fernandes Pereira

San Francisco, CA

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 1 years experience

I am Camila and I am a Postpartum Doula totally dedicated to help families welcoming their baby I am deeply dedicated to offering emotional and physical support to mothers and their families throughout the postpartum process. I am a compassionate and non-judgmental person who takes joy in helping families build confidence in their parenting roles. My dedication involves identifying the most effective methods to meet her clients' needs. Through my work as a Doula , I've noticed the difficulties parents encounter in getting their babies to sleep through the night. This is what led me to become a Sleep consultant. I believe that embodying the role of a Doula means being a friend, a confidant, and someone capable of guiding the family to stay focused on what truly matters. I have great recommendations, has a very open communication and easy going working style.

Care philosophy

I always knew I wanted to be connected to people and help them in any way I could. My passion for newborn and children has motivated me to pursue a career as a Doula. I have 6+years of experience in child care. Your family, your choice.

Areas served

  • Walnut Creek
  • Concord
  • Oakland
  • San Francisco
  • San Mateo
  • San Jose
  • East Bay
  • Bay area
  • Peninsula
  • South Bay
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Shannon Cath

San Jose, CA

0 reviews • 14 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 14 families supported • 4 years experience

During our prenatal visits, I support your choices and listen to your desires. I help you connect with your baby in an intuitive way, empathically guide you as you discover the parent you are becoming, help set up important support systems prior to the birth of your baby and much more! I also am a student midwife with the National Midwifery Institute and love sharing my midwifery learnings with my clients. I am trained and experienced in joyfully supporting: Homebirth, birth center birth, hospital birth, VBAC, Breech and ECV, LGBTQIA+, childbirth education, medication-free birth, epidural-supported birth, induction, IVF and fertility issues.

Care philosophy

My role as a birth doula is to create a safe space and empower all birthing persons to have a positive birth experience. I greatly enjoy working as a team with the birthing person, partner and caregivers.

Areas served

  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • San Mateo, CA
$ flexible
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Natalie Pimenta

San Francisco, CA

2 reviews • 25 families supported • 3 years experience

2 reviews • 25 families supported • 3 years experience

Natalie is passionate about helping parents welcome a new baby with ease, information, and confidence. She loves helping curious minds navigate life's challenges and opportunities, and her approach to work creates a calm, warm, and non-judgmental environment. ​​ She has been a birth doula for 7 years, and a postpartum doula and Newborn Care Specialist for the past 3 years. She's experienced in caring for twins, offers sleep conditioning, and is enthusiastic about helping mothers recover from labor through her knowledge of integrative nutrition. ​​

Care philosophy

As an experienced Birth and Postpartum Professional, my goal is to give you and your family the attention and knowledge you need to make informed decisions about pregnancy, labor recovery, and care for the newborn's first weeks of life. I offer a mindful, evidence-based, and non-judgmental support and education.

Areas served

  • San Francisco
  • Oakland
  • Berkeley
  • Fremont
  • Alameda
  • Hayward
  • San Mateo
  • Bay Area

Reviews

  • Mirian
    April 20, 2023 at 1:45 am | Peer review

    Natalie is extremely responsible, caring and a great team player. She is always involve with the client to try her best to bring comfort and confident to the new parents.

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Thais Hand

San Francisco, CA

2 reviews • 35 families supported • 2 years experience

2 reviews • 35 families supported • 2 years experience

My main focus is newborn care and lactation.

Care philosophy

My role as your postpartum doula is to provide multi-faceted support to you and your family so that this transformational time can be a treasured and nurtured experience.

Areas served

  • San Francisco

Reviews

  • Michelle
    February 8, 2023 at 11:12 am | Client review

    Thais helped us with the the arrival of our baby girl! She is very patient, reliable and passionate in what she does. We couldn’t have done without her help.

$ flexible
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Carla Rocha

CA

3 reviews • 17 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 17 families supported • 2 years experience

My philosophy is “taking care of your family as my own” because I believe that making a good connection with my clients is important and my goal is to take care of you like my family. After listening to you, I will tailor my support to mirror your strengths and preferences, looking to help and provide evidence based support.

Care philosophy

Whether you have everything figured it out or you need help with everything Whether you feel empowered and confident or you feel like a mess Wether you’re in love and connected with your body or not so sure about what’s going on I’m here to listen and to offer you non-judgmental support, tailored to your preferences, because you’re the only one that knows what’s the best for your family.

Areas served

  • North Bay
  • East Bay
  • San Francisco
  • Oakland
  • Walnut Creek
  • Lafayette- CA

Reviews

  • Stella
    September 21, 2022 at 11:40 am | Client review

    As soon as we met Carla, I knew she was a good match for us. I felt like I’d known her for years and she was super open for our thoughts as well. She is the perfect balance of knowledgeable, kind, professional, and positive.

$ flexible
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Annie Spirka

CA

0 reviews • 18 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 18 families supported • 2 years experience

With a background in education and childcare, I bring with me a unique understanding for supporting transitional times for families and my focus is on your entire family unit as it grows and shifts. I believe in evidence based, trauma-informed care that centers your body autonomy, prioritizes your needs, and celebrates your existence. Drawing from my background in dance and massage therapy, I love combining therapeutic movement and bodywork to help you harness your strength and feel rooted through change. I’m here for you as a source of loving care, to help you make informed decisions, and to make sure you and your baby are fully supported and nourished throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Prenatally, my clients receive 2 prenatal sessions which include childbirth education, nutrition consulting & self care techniques as well as preparation for labor (including birth plan guidance, comfort measures, optimal labor positions, partner/support person guidance and coaching). We also cover postpartum planning and preparation prenatally. One prenatal will include a private yoga and guided relaxation session and one massage. I offer phone, text & email support starting the moment you hire me. I offer on-call support starting at 38 weeks and 24/7 continuous labor and birth support and immediate postpartum care at your birthing location. I include 1-2 postpartum home visits in my practice. This may include newborn care, new parent care, healing and recovery, sibling care, lactation support, light housekeeping and meal preparation. I offer hourly postpartum doula support separately as well, which focuses on taking care of you so you can take care of your baby. As your doula, I offer physical and emotional support, I help build your confidence, and I assist you in finding reassurance and joy in your prenatal, birth and postpartum experience. I’m here to prepare your body and mind for an empowered birth experience that lets you feel safe, trusting, and in control, every step of the way and sets you up for sustainability long into parenthood.

Care philosophy

I believe in evidence based education and nourishing, custom care tailored to your unique needs and desires. My philosophy is rooted in the belief that there is no “one size fits all” to the kind of support each birthing family requires. Through nurturing and unbiased care, I believe in bringing you the highest quality, holistic support backed by research and aligned with your goals.

Areas served

  • Oakland, CA
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Alameda, CA
  • Kensington, CA
  • Emeryville, CA
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Alisa Thomas

San Jose, CA

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 2 years experience

Umi Care is founded and operated by two sisters who are passionate about supporting women, especially black and brown women, during their postpartum period. Only after becoming a mother/aunt, was it truly understood the level of care and support mothers need to properly heal, recover and rejuvenate after birth. We understand first hand mothers and families may not know what to expect and may feel overwhelmed during these first few weeks transitioning into postpartum. That's why we offer support to help you get through this delicate period with dependable support and advice. Our primary objective is to care and support mom so she can focus on healing and bonding with her baby.

Care philosophy

Umi care supports mother’s physical and emotional needs to encourage whole-body wellness. Mothers receiving prenatal & postpartum doula care are two times less likely to experience birth complications and significantly more likely to initiate breastfeeding. Doula Care has also been shown to assist new mothers in implementing healthy and informed behaviors.

Areas served

  • Santa Clarta County
  • South Bay
$ flexible
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Auriel Cerio-Bernstein

San Ramon, CA

3 reviews • 150 families supported • 7 years experience

3 reviews • 150 families supported • 7 years experience

I am a multi-generational, master psychic healer and have been serving families as a full spectrum Doula since 2017. It's my mission to provide knowledgeable, spirit led care and advocacy to all beings who have been called to traverse the transformative journeys of birth, rebirth, and beyond. No two paths are the same and I know that each journey requires unique care and attention. Whether you are currently pregnant, trying to manifest your spirit baby, or you're holding space for your baby as they pass through this dimension and on to the next, I'm here to help you and your family navigate this deeply transformative moment in time.

Care philosophy

I believe that peace on Earth begins with birth and I believe that each person who has come to the threshold of birth knows the best way to birth peacefully. No matter where or how you choose to give birth, you deserve to have a compassionate knowledgeable guide who will help you find your best path forward and advocate for your desires from bump to babe.

Areas served

  • East Bay Area
  • South Bay Area
  • Peninsula
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • North Bay Area

Reviews

  • Shaelynn
    October 26, 2022 at 11:03 am | Client review

    Having Auriel at my birth was like having an angel watching over me. She was so quietly attentive during my entire labor and didn’t give up on me even when the hours stretched on. Her energy is very grounding and I felt so safe near her. The continuous care she gave us after our baby was born was amazing, I don’t know how I would have handled those first few weeks without her.

$ flexible
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Amy Flores

CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

A Bay Area native, I became a Full Spectrum Doula because its something I wish I had when I gave birth with my daughter and while I was recovering at home from a cesarean birth. I want to support all types of families from single parents to families with multiple partners, through their fertility, pregnancy, birth and postpartum journeys. I can provide physical and emotional support for you and your partner(s) during these exciting and sometimes scary times.

Care philosophy

My mission is to support you through your Reproductive health, Pregnancy and Postpartum journeys. No matter your background or beliefs, your gender or sexuality, your race or your size. No matter your family dynamic. People and families are all different and in my eyes all equal.

Areas served

  • Contra Costa County
  • Solano County
  • Alameda County
  • Marin County
  • San Francisco County
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Kelsey Dial

Novato, CA

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

Hello, I’m Kelsey Dial. I am 25 years old but have been told I’m an old soul with strong motherly love! I’ve been a nanny for 10 years and specially wanted to be a nanny or babysitter for the youngest babies I could possibly care for. I’ve always had a passion for newborn babies and pregnancy as it has always fascinated me. I love the miracle of life, educating on what to expect, how to prepare, and reminding the birthing person how capable they really are! You are strong, and your body is made to do this, it’s all a mental and physical process but your mindset is most important. The more accepting you are of the situation, calm, collected and relaxed the smoother your birth experience can be. That’s why it’s great to have a calm and collected supporting doula in the room, like me! I’m very mellow, easy going, accepting of everyone’s different opinions especially when it comes to their birth experience. There is no right or wrong way to give birth, it’s your experience and yours only. I am there to support you fully in whichever way you choose every step of the way. The support I use provides 3 prenatal sessions, 24/7 support in the last weeks of pregnancy, full birth support, as well as 1-2 home visits after the birth to check in on mom and baby. As well as supporting siblings. I have taken prenatal yoga classes, rebozo class, & prenatal essential oils class.

Care philosophy

Birth is a normal, natural process that your body was perfectly designed to experience. As your doula I am here to support you in a way that allows and encourages you to achieve your goals and desires for birth, whatever they may be, as well as one that keeps mom and baby healthy. I am here for your mental, emotional and physical help.

Areas served

  • San Rafael CA
  • San Francisco CA
  • Petaluma CA
  • Castro Valley CA
$ flexible
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India Tate

Emeryville, CA

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

Hi All! My name is India, the face behind Eternal Blessings Doula Services and a mama to two little kings. Eternal Blessings Doula Services proudly services the East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area, Sonoma County, Napa Valley and other areas of Northern California. I am here to provide services to you and your family in any birth setting including, but not limited to hospital, home, birth center, medicated, non-medicated, water, cesarean, vbac, and Induction. I gained serious interest in birthwork after the pregnancy and birth of my son and believe it is very important to have as much support during this precious time in your life. Since then, I have felt it to be my calling to service women in my area. I am here to provide care to both mom and partner, provide comfort measure techniques, continual labor & delivery support, Lactation Support, Postpartum (after baby) support, and inform you of your options to make the best decision for how you want your birth – YES, you have options! My main goal as your doula is to be your personal cheerleader and provide you and your partner with the assistance needed, so that you can be confident in your birth.

Care philosophy

The most important thing to me is making sure my clients are educated and prepared for birth. By keeping a line of communication open and providing my clients with all the information needed, I am confident they will go in being prepared for the birth.

Areas served

  • San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay, Sonoma County,
  • Napa Valley and other areas of Northern California
$ flexible
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Kara Rainsford

CA

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

Born and raised in the Bay Area, I have been passionate about women's health care for as long as I can remember! The innate strength of women and the miracle of birth has certainly helped shape my career thus far. In my nursing studies, I came to realize that not many women were aware of the many benefits of doula support. Access to doula care is not just important to me but has been shown to improve family outcomes and satisfaction. I want to be affordable and accessible to all women in the Bay Area, therefore I strive to offer services that meet your budget. While working as a doula, I also study nursing at Dominican University of California, in hopes of one day becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife. Please visit my website at www.bayareaholisticbirthing.com/

Care philosophy

My philosophy surrounding doula work stems from the idea that women's bodies possess all the knowledge and strength needed for a successful labor and birth. Your body was made for this, and you are capable! I strongly support the notion that an optimal birth setting is one in which the mother feels safe, supported, and secure. As a holistic birth doula, I strive to provide a client-individualized

Areas served

  • San Francisco Bay Area
$ flexible
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Lydia-Carlie Tilus

San Mateo, CA

8 reviews • 40 families supported • 10 years experience

8 reviews • 40 families supported • 10 years experience

Hello! I'm Lydia-Carlie, and I'm on a mission to give pregnant people the holistic, supportive care, and education they deserve! From providing physical support through massage to giving insight as your body changes, emotional support through planning and preparing for labor and life after birth, and education so you can make informed choices for the birth you desire, I'm here for you. Whether you are looking for consistent massage therapy support throughout your pregnancy/postpartum recovery or a full birth support experience, I look forward to meeting you!

Care philosophy

My approach to your pregnancy care is centered on advocacy, communication, and education. pride myself in providing you and your partner with care, understanding, information, and support during and after the birthing process. Our initial meeting will help me tailor my services to fit your specific needs, as every pregnancy is different and unique. Payment plans are available for all packages.

Areas served

  • Half Moon Bay, Ca
  • South San Francisco, Ca
  • San Francisco, Ca
  • Daly City, Ca
  • Menlo Park, Ca
  • San Mateo, Ca
  • Redwood City, Ca
  • Atherton, Ca
  • Belmont, Ca
  • Pacifica, Ca

Reviews

  • Raelyn
    December 6, 2022 at 10:49 am | Client review

    Lydia’a work is very thoughtful and knowledgeable. She worked with my family and I from the moment we found out we were expecting. Going into the experience as first time parents she helped us prepare every detail including birthing plans, delivery and postpartum care. We certainly will request her services for the next birth. Highly highly recommend!

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Fremont, CA offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Fremont, CA offer a wide range of after-birth support services, including:

  1. Caring for and assisting in the recovery of the birthing parent
  2. Providing breastfeeding and lactation support
  3. Offering advice for baby soothing, diapering and bathing
  4. Parent-baby bonding
  5. Caring for older siblings
  6. Light housework
  7. Night nannying or sleep relief services

Some parents require additional physical and emotional support due to their specific situation, lack of family support, or their particular lifestyle. A postpartum doula positively affects the entire family, as many postpartum doulas are involved in sibling care, housework chores, and educating clients on childcare information/techniques.

To find a postpartum doula in Fremont, CA, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified postpartum doulas near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many postpartum doulas as you wish and hire a postpartum doula in Fremont, CA with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a postpartum doula. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted postpartum doulas Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: Answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated postpartum doulas near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of postpartum doulas: In a few hours, you will have a collection of postpartum doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each postpartum doula to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a postpartum doula with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top postpartum doula choices. Hire your top postpartum doula and start getting the care you deserve.

To find a postpartum doula, you can also browse the available postpartum doulas near you in Fremont, CA and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the postpartum doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three postpartum doulas before hiring a postpartum doula near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified postpartum doula near you and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a postpartum doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a postpartum doula in Fremont, CA to be $39 per hour, which is the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of California. The cost of a postpartum doula in Fremont, CA can range from $31 to $46 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 1,036 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of California. The average cost of a postpartum doula in California is higher than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Fremont, CA, you and your postpartum doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

A postpartum doula in Fremont, CA is meant to help the entire family and their role is not just limited to the birthing parent and newborn. A doula provides physical and emotional support to parents and siblings, but they also offer information and advice regarding how to feed, bathe, swaddle, and soothe the baby.

They also often help with postpartum depression issues, and are considered child care “consultants” rather than medical professionals. Many postpartum doulas in Fremont, CA offer a range of services that can help with parents trying to adjust to a newborn child. These services often include:

  • Sibling care
  • Assist with household chores
  • Parent-baby bonding
  • Physical and emotional recovery
  • Support to parents and extended family

A postpartum doula in Fremont, CA can have a lasting positive impact on a family and help them feel more confident about their parenting role and the way that they feed and nurture their baby. They might offer advice regarding feeding, bathing, and parent-baby bonding.

It is important to note that a postpartum doula might offer advice but is not expected to provide medical care of any kind or serve as a replacement to an accredited physician. Postpartum doulas are also not qualified to prescribe medication.

Many new parents want to know about certified postpartum doulas and how exactly they are certified. Since the demand for postpartum doulas has greatly expanded in the last several years, the number of reputable postpartum doula training and certification programs has grown in Fremont, CA. Training criteria can differ from program to program, but most follow a similar curriculum which includes core academic curriculum and practical hours and real-life care experience.

One of the most common national postpartum doula training certifications comes from DONA International. A postpartum doula usually receives about 27 hours of practical training before they are a certified postpartum doula.

There are also CAPPA-certified postpartum doulas in Fremont, CA, as well. These doulas were certified by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international organization that certifies doulas and other childbirth educators/professionals.

As a reminder, because postpartum doulas are not trained to be a medical professional and diagnose and treat medical conditions, a certification is not required for them to practice.

As their names suggest, a birth doula’s main priority is to provide support services before, during and in the moments immediately after childbirth. A postpartum doula’s obligations usually begin after the birth, for several weeks or months. In many cases, your birth doula will also be a trained and certified postpartum doula, which can provide a continuity of care that many parents find extremely valuable.

Many parents want to know whether a postpartum doula or a baby nurse would meet their needs and expectations. A baby nurse might be focused on making sure that a baby sleeps or feeds properly, but that might be the extent of their role. A postpartum doula generally offers more holistic services for their clients.

A postpartum doula in Fremont, CA is expected to be more involved with the family as a whole. They might remain involved in sibling care or also provide emotional support to the partner as both parents adjust to becoming new parents. This may even include support for older siblings, light housework, and even meal prep. A postpartum doula provides more physical, emotional, and informational support than a baby nurse.

You can hire two types of doulas in Fremont, CA: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

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