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Beth Lilienthal, PCD (DONA)

Santa Cruz Baby Doula - Postpartum Care


Phone: 831-588-7367

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $50

Fee Details: Day rates $35 hr. Nights $50 hr. Twins are the same rate for days and nights as singleton.

Postpartum Doula Experience: 6 years and 70 families served

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 2 to 4

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Nursing Mothers Counselor (Nursing Mothers Counsel)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & 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
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Babywearing education
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Siena Maternity House in Santa Cruz - Volunteer Doula Program Coordinator. Postpartum Doula here for 3 years.

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Beth Lilienthal, PCD (DONA)

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Logan Janicula

If you’re looking for professional, responsive and compassionate care during the “fourth trimester,” look no further than Beth! Beth was a calm and serene presence in our home during the first six weeks of our daughter’s life. She is an incredible listener and a wealth of knowledge, guiding us through everything from breastfeeding to giving baby her first bath! Beth expertly responded to our many questions and even connected us with both local and online resources to further support our parenthood journey. Aside from her professional and reliable approach, perhaps the greatest thing about Beth is her ability to adapt to the needs of a family as time passes. Initially, Beth helped most with newborn care tips and breastfeeding support. As time passed, however, Beth truly became part of our family and assisted with everything from food prep to baby care so I could run errands. She was proactive in thinking of ways to help and truly helped us stay sane in those first weeks. I had never heard of a postpartum doula prior to the birth of our daughter, but am so glad I did the research and found such an incredible ally to help us establish strong habits in the early weeks. I truly can’t thank Beth enough for her support!

Posted 2/5/2017

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Jody Biergiel Colclough

Beth was such a gift! She is extremely efficiant, wisking laundry into the washer and setting a hot breakfast in front of me before I could even ask. She kept my tea mug filled while I nursed and saw what needed to be done around the house. We planned to have a post partum doula for a few weeks but ended up asking her to keep coming throughout my maternity leave, and now that I am back at work, we realize we need her help even more. My advice to mom's is that a post partum doula is at least as important as a birth doula - ask for one in your registry if you have to! My husband loved her, too, as her help allowed us both to focus on our baby. Thank you, Beth!

Posted 5/20/2016

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Elisa Hickey

I had never heard of a postpartum doula, let alone considered hiring one, until I had been alone on maternity leave for a few weeks with no help and no family around. Beth came in to our home with her warm, serene and calming energy and immediately lifted so much weight off both mine and my husband’s shoulders. She helped with whatever was needed - making meals, taking the baby while I took a much needed rest or shower, doing laundry, and helping me get a proper latch while breastfeeding. She suggested support groups and activities to help a new mom get out of the house. My husband credit’s Beth for teaching him to always keep snacks ready around the house for when I was famished while nursing in the middle of the night. We are both so thankful we found Beth and highly recommend her to anyone struggling during those first few months.

Posted 3/27/2016

Postpartum Availability for Beth Lilienthal, PCD (DONA)

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