3 years and 10 families served
Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas
Clients per month: 1 to 2
Tampa, FL Service range 30 miles
Rebecca was very helpful as we worked to help our baby daughter get used to being with other people besides me, a new mommy! I was really concerned about our daughter being overly fussy and not wanting to be with anyone else, especially because she was going to start daycare full-time and because my job sometimes requires me to work odd hours. But Rebecca helped me and my husband with some useful practices to help baby stay calm and happy. She was a great person to share my birth and new mommy experiences with, and had a lot of helpful advice for me on everything from breastfeeding best practices to self-care for me. She was observant and helpful, but not intrusive, when working with my husband. We also apprecaited her straightforward aproach with us - we didn't feel like we were being lectured or told things we already knew. Rebecca was a pleasure to work with and we'd highly recommend her to any new parents looking for some additional help in making that transition with a new baby!
Rebecca was a great help to us as we welcomed our second child to our family. Both of our children joined our family through adoption, so I never realized a post-partum doula would be willing to help us, but she was excited to help us adjust to our new addition. She even did special research on the possibility of breast-feeding our son, which I really appreciated.
Her positivity and professionalism were just what I needed as my husband went back to work and I had to figure out what my new life was going to look like. She joined us for our first walk in the double stroller and I was able to do it again on my own while repeating her words in my head: "You got this!"
I really appreciated that she would identify things that could make our lives easier, even when we didn't know to ask. For example, our son didn't like the swing that we had used with his older sister and I just figured he didn't want to be put down. She suggested a bouncer instead and it turns out she was right - he loves that thing!
Her visits and knowledge helped me get through some real rough patches those first few weeks and we're still using some of her suggestions with our son as he is about to reach the three month mark. I would definitely recommend Rebecca to anyone looking for a friendly and warm doula that is willing to go the extra mile to help you with exactly what you need in your unique situation.
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