Postpartum Doula, Los Angeles
Phone: (310) 365-8042
Birth Fee: $1000 to $1200
Postpartum Rate: $30 to $45
Fee Details: 1. PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL SUPPORT FOR PARENTS & FAMILY: • Nurturing & supporting mother w' the physical Postpartum adjustment • Supporting w' Breastfeeding and/or bottle feeding. • Allowing mother to rest & get the energy needed through Profess. Massg. Therapy Sessions. 2. INFANT CARE: • Demonstrating comfort techniques of Infant Care such: Diapering, bathing, swaddling, soothing, etc. • Lactation Education: Breastfeeding/pumping/formula preparation. • Empowering parents to raise their children w' healthy growth & development through Infant Massage Lesson. • Assisting w' setting up schedules. Sleep training • Techniques for quickly calming fussy babies and helping them to sleep longer• Circumcision & umbilical cord care 3. NIGHT SHIFTS : Usually 10 – 12 hours per shift. 4. TRAVELLING • In and out of the States
Birth Doula Experience: 9 years and 15 births attended
Postpartum Doula Experience: 13 years and 60 families served
Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 3 postpartum familiesPostpartum limits/restrictions: I DO MOSTLY NIGHTS, but I can accomodate some 24 ' SHIFTS up to a month. My prices depends if it is a singleton or twins..Also it would depend if I will work with you on week days or weekends..My prices below need to be explained to you to see what can I offer to you. I would be more than happy to discuss in details about it. Prices for 24's are totally different. thank you
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, little bit of German and Italian
Service Area MapArea of practice: Los Angeles, CA
I hired Veronica as a night nurse and postpartum doula following my arrival home after a c section delivery of my second child. Our contract was for one month, with an option to add an additional two weeks within the quarter.
As a single mom, it was important to me to have reliable, professional and nurturing night and morning help for me and my daughters following my c section delivery. I was looking for an experienced professional to assist with bringing the baby to me for night feedings, burping and soothing the baby after the feedings and putting the baby down for the night as my mobility was severely limited. I also needed someone who would make sure I rested and recovered and received ample food and liquids. I needed someone who would make breakfast for me and my elder child, take my dog outside if needed, be available in case of emergency.
I interviewed many night nurses and doulas, explaining my situation in detail. Most other candidates wanted to focus only on the baby. Veronica was the only one who understood my situation and was able to care for my whole family, including an aged dog. Veronica took excellent care of me, my newborn and my elder child. She was nurturing, helpful and went beyond the call of duty. In addition, she gladly shared many tricks of the trade in terms of newborn care, things that I wish I had known as a first time mom. While sleep training was not part of our month together, I have confidence that Veronica is excellent in these capabilities. I recommend her without hesitation
As a new mom there are so many tips and products out there that you easily get lost/ confused. Veronica's tips and advice as well as her presence helped me find ways to help my baby. Also her assistance with developing a schedule will be beneficial for the months to come.
The most benefitial aspect of her services was that I got the rest after months of interrupted sleep. I learned trick on how to put my baby to sleep for longer streches and how to swaddle so my baby does not scape!
Veronica would speak with my baby as he were her own!
I wish she could charge less so I could have keep her forever
Veronica served as a part-time baby nurse and postpartum doula for us in July and August of 2012. We found her to be very knowledgeable, capable, hard-working, and friendly. When there was not baby care to be done, she would find various other ways to help us during the hectic transition period of welcoming home our newborn. She also took time to teach us some basics of newborn care including swaddling and infant massage.
Veronica even traveled with us on a weekend away from home and did a tremendous job of caring for our little one while we were attending to other duties. All of our friends and family who met Veronica were very impressed with her skills and amiable demeanor. I have no reservations in recommending her to others.
We called Veronica when our 3-week-old daughter was having trouble with reflux and not sleeping more than 45 minutes a stretch. We were exhausted and not able to fully enjoy this wonderful time. Veronica has a career that spans more than 10 years and more than 100 babies, including multiples. She is well-read in the newborn literature and is probably more qualified than anyone to handle any situation. She is a postpartum doula, certified newborn care specialist, lactation specialist, and massage therapist for adults and infants, to name a few of her many hats. She has gone the extra mile to acquire not just extensive certifications but the knowledge and experience to excel at what she does. My wife and I are both physicians (type A personalities!) with particular concerns about safety and trust. Veronica quickly earned our trust and allayed our fears about letting someone else help care for our first and only child. Though she has admitted to me that my daughter is one of the most spirited babies she has ever cared for, I am thrilled to report that she is now consistently sleeping 3-5 hour stretches between feeds. Veronica is nothing but professional, kind, friendly, loving, and a great communicator. She treats our daughter as if she were her own. I give Veronica my highest recommendation. Hiring her was a great investment and has allowed me and my wife to be well-rested and to give our daughter 100%.
Daniel & Cynthia
Veronica worked with us for one month and was extremely helpful to me. She provided me with the security of knowing my baby was in good hands while I slept which was so important . She assisted me with nursing techniques, gave good advice, and was very loving with our son. I thought it might feel weird having someone stay over in our home, but she put me at ease right away and was very professional and comforting. I was impressed with her organization and professionalissm. I would highly recommend Veronica and definitely use her again in the future.
I called Veronica the day I came back home after c-section. I was in so much pain with my swollen feet I was not able to get up from the bed. I was in tears when I called her because I had no help at home. Veronica was so kind and nice, she came right away. Her massage made me able to walk within 4 days. She also taught me how to bath the baby, swaddle the baby, and techniques to calm down the baby. She is also a great cook. She is very professional, kind hearted, and caring. The value of Veronica's time and teaching was invaluable to us. I can't say enough good things about her. Veronica is very kind and caring and wonderful with the babies in her care.
She even went on coloring my hair because I was unable to get out my apartment. She is a great person, like a mother.
I wish you all the best!
Veronica HInojosa-Stang was my doula for the birth of my son Benjamin. She helped keep me calm, helped keep my husband calm and aided in a very pleasant birth experience. I would recommend her to anyone about to go through the labor process. She cares about you and your well being and always listened to my needs.
July 31, 2009
It is with great pleasure that we recommend the services of Veronica Hinojosa-Stang. From the time we signed our contract with her she provided us with information, tips, and suggestions to help us prepare for our little one. In the weeks leading up to our daughter’s arrival, Veronica coached us in birthing techniques and educated us in the stages of Labor. Because of her labor support and valuable information I was confident and calm enough to have a drug free all natural birth. My labor lasted less that 5 hours and I was able to spend most of the time in the comfort of my home and not the hospital.
My husband and I especially appreciated the time Veronica provided us to recover and rest after arriving home. By the end of our time with her, Veronica had established a routine of feedings, naps, baths and, play time leaving us feeling like confident, experienced parents.
I cannot imagine trusting anyone other than Veronica to come into our home and be a part of such special time in our lives, Not only is he the best at what she does, she is warm hearted, sincere and loving. We wouldn’t have done it without her and she is always welcome in our home.
Jessica Morrison Blau
April 21st, 2009
On Behalf of Veronica Hinojosa-Stang
Baby Nurse and Doula Services
To whom it may concern:
My husband and I employed Veronica Hinojosa-Stang as a Baby Nurse for our newborn son.
Following a complicated delivery at Cedars-Sinai Hospital that left me on bed rest for several weeks, we selected Veronica to help care for our infant son. She has cared for Wil as if he were her own son and she has become a part of our daily life and part of our family.
We interviewed countless people and Veronica quickly set herself apart from the other night Nurses and Doulas with her professionalism, services and the advice she offered. She has taught me a great deal about caring for my son and caring for myself while I have a newborn.
Veronica is an intelligent and motivated individual. One of her services Veronica provides is massage therapy. After a long day caring for my son, a massage is just what a tense new mother needs but the very last thing she has time for during her hectic day. Veronica makes the massage possible by offering it at one of her services. I consider myself an expert in massage, having enjoyed massages at spas across the country and, indeed, around the world, and would rank Veronica with the very best. That I was able to have the massage with Veronica in my home with my newborn son a feet away just a few weeks after undergoing a difficult c- section is a remarkable gift and I feel blessed to have Veronica in our home.
There is nothing more important than caring for your newborn child and in order to do it well, you have to take care of yourself. Veronica has helped me do that. She has taken the time to give excellent care to our child and has extended that level of care to me as well.
Andrea Jones Rivera
My #1 tip for new Moms - GET A BABY NURSE! After spending 8 days in the hospital, I came home to an angel named Veronica who has expended endless amounts of energy on taking care of me and my baby. She has helped me feed her, burp her, change her... she has cooked, cleaned, shopped for food and baby supplies, given me heavenly massages and kept me informed, educated and most important - showered! . I don't care if you have to take out a second mortgage on your house to pay for it - it's worth it!
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