Terese F. | Postpartum Doula in CA

Fika Newborn

    Practice overview

    With an intimate understanding of the tradition, I aspire to bring that same light into each home I have the honor of entering – a sense of calm and peace in the moments as I care for you and your growing family. Clients choose me to step into the role of postpartum doula and newborn specialist due to her blend of education, lived experience, an evidence-based yet relaxed approach. Apart from helping parents and babies feel at ease, I'm also riding the wave with you as a mother to three children and licensed foster parent. I strive to be the peaceful presence that nourishes your family during this tender time. I am inclusive of all family dynamics and seasoned in high-risk pregnancies, fertility struggles, loss, medically fragile children, and adoption

    Years experience

    13

    Families supported

    75

    Hourly Rate

    $55

    Care philosophy

    While I emphasize mothering the mother, I believe the whole family is worthy of equal love and attention. By ensuring everyone is well cared for, there’s more room to recover, rest, learn, process, bond, and find harmony – even in the thick of it.
    I focus on individualized, simplified, ongoing solutions that feel natural to you and your family. That way, you can feel better equipped.

    Services

    • Evidence Based Birth classes
    • Adoption doula support
    • Bereavement doula support
    • Fertility doula support
    • Postpartum doula support
    • Virtual doula support
    • Virtual lactation visits
    • Newborn nannying
    • Night nannying
    • Sleep training
    • Babywearing

    Specialties and Experience

    • Cesarean birth
    • Expected stillbirth
    • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
    • High-risk pregnancy
    • Multiples
    • Over 40
    • People of color
    • Prematurity
    • Special needs babies
    • Surrogacy

    Care settings

    • Home
    • Hospital

    Languages

    • English

    Credentials

    • Postpartum Doula Certificate of Completion (DONA)
    • Birth Doula trained (DONA)
    • BA In Early Childhood Education, Infant Growth and Development
    • MA in Early Childhood Education, Childhood and Adolescent Trauma
    • Certified CPR First Aid Instructor (HSI)
    • Licensed by state of California medically fragile Caregiver
    • Water Safety Certified (Red Cross)
    • Lactation training Certificate
    • Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula
    • Certification in Implicit Bias and Cultural Competency Training for Caregivers
    • Program Director/Site Supervisor Permit holder from the California Teachers Credential Association

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    Pricing packages

    Postpartum Hourly Support
    $ 55 /hr
    Hourly Postpartum Support includes but not limited to: Overnight/Daytime Support, Lactation Support and Education (ie establishing a breastfeeding and pumping schedule, breastfeeding positions, establishing a 'back stash' of milk) , Newborn basics and education (ie newborn bathing, swaddling techniques, burping positions, safe sleep practices).
    Sliding scale pricing available
    Contact for additional pricing options

    Location

    Areas served

    • Orange County
    • Long Beach
    • San Clemente
    • Los Angeles

    • Blake
      May 14, 2024 at 10:53 am | Client review
      5 /5

      Terese has been a great addition to our family’s night time routine these past 6 weeks!
      My company offers 6 weeks of a post-partum night doula as part of their employee benefits (Carrot) and I’m so happy they did because it let us get to bring Terese into the mix after our baby was born.
      Her services are amazing for helping new parents get a bit of rest and recovery. Everything from helping select what bottles to use and supplements for my wife’s milk production to staying next to our little girl overnight and helping her sleep well while helping with feedings.
      Would definitely recommend her to others looking for some overnight help!

    • Kelly
      May 15, 2024 at 11:09 am | Client review
      5 /5

      I’m so happy my husband and I made the investment and trust in Terese from Fika Newborn for postpartum overnight care. Even though we spent a lot of time to try to prepare for our first born, Wesley there is only so much I think we were able to learn and retain before his arrival.

      From the first night back home from the hospital, Terese helped us to quickly establish routines, assist with bottle feeding and lactation advice, and provide a plethora of baby health and developmental resources.

      Another huge benefit she offered, was access to borrowing several baby gear which allowed us more access to trial and error various items before buying a ton unnecessary gear, i.e. breast pump models, various swaddles, a lactation massager, and baby ssshher device to name a few. This helped to alleviate some of that buyer’s fatigue feeling!

      Speaking of fatigue, it can’t be understated how insanely helpful it was for my husband and I to get a few extra hours of shut eye and to have onsite consulting while in the middle of the night. I’m certain her guidance and tips helped us to make small, effective, and gradual pivots in our approach helping our son to adjust to our home as well as boost our confidence as new parents. Thus, less mutual stress and crying = more rest ??.

      Thanks Terese again for everything! We will miss having you here.

    • Brandon
      May 15, 2024 at 11:31 am | Client review
      5 /5

      My wife and I are first time parents to our baby with GERD and colic. Her colic peak weeks were very difficult and we were at our wits end. We were losing our minds! Our baby changed the moment Terese watched her. She showed us lots of tricks for babies with reflux. Baby has been sleeping through the night since the first time she’s been here. She has come a few more times and we are definitely planning to have her again especially when she starts to roll. Terese is very calm and gentle. She is definitely the baby whisperer!!!

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