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Lila Bennett, Postpartum Doula

Car Seat Safety & Newborn/Infant Sleep Enthusiast

Website: https://doulalila.wixsite.com/postpartum

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $30

Fee Details: After we decide to work with each other, my fees will cover the following: Postpartum services include 2-6 hour shifts 1-3 times per week as needed. Postpartum needs vary from family to family, however, the primary focus will be on facilitating a smooth transition with a new baby. There are select days where I am available for overnight shifts as well. There is an increased fee for overnight services. I have a special interest in newborn / infant sleep.

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 12 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Madriella Doula Network - Certified Labor Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Madriella Doula Network - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • Institute of Somatic Therapy, September 2015
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Madriella - Certified Lactation Educator
  • Nursed, exclusively pumped, formula fed two babies. I have experience providing support for families who need a variety of options.

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Lila Bennett, Postpartum Doula

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Rebecca

We contacted Lila before the birth of our son because we were anticipating needing some support at home when we brought him home.  Lila worked with us for three days each week for three weeks.  One night per week she stayed overnight so my partner and I could rest. When everything around us seemed to be falling apart, Lila was steady, confident, and dependable.  She supported us with encouragement, advice, and "pro-tips."  She is confident and knowledgable in all forms of parenting styles. She taught us how to wear our little guy around the house, gave us tips and encouragement with cloth diapering, and even helped position our son properly for nursing.  When she wasn't helping with Fred, she would do light tidying around the house without being asked. 

She even brought her own swaddle, and it turns out, Fred liked her swaddle better!

Lila will not disappoint you. 

Posted 11/4/2019

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Jennifer

Lila was amazing to work with! Our newborn was having a ton of trouble sleeping at night. She would be up from 11pm to 7am crying nonstop and wide awake. We weren’t sure if they our baby had digestive issues or colic, but no one seemed to be able to calm her, and my husband and I were averaging 2 hours of sleep a night. We finally realized we needed more help and reached out to Lila.

From the start, she was great at communicating and easy to work with! We had her over for several night shifts to help us finally get some sleep. Each night Lila came, our baby slept a little longer than the night before. She shared a ton of valuable tips and wrote everything down for us so it would be easy to keep track of in our sleep deprived state. So accommodating and organized!

She definitely has been my favorite person I’ve met during this postpartum timeframe, and I can’t recommend her entough. My husband and I are first time parents, and we’re hanging on by a thread before we reached out, and my only regret is that we didn’t get help sooner!

-Jen

 

Posted 10/21/2019

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Aliah

A friend of ours who worked with Lila referred us to her when we were struggling with our newborn.  She was quick to respond, and made room for us immediately.  She is sensitive to the different needs and structures of families, and works hard to support what you want.

We hired her for daytime shifts, and three overnight shifts.  She brought us much needed reprieve and gave us confidence in ourselves. 

She has real-life experience with the certification to back her up.  

I would recommend her to anyone who needs a boost of support after bringing home their baby.

Posted 9/9/2019

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