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
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 2 to 4
Siena Maternity House in Santa Cruz - Volunteer Doula Program Coordinator. Postpartum Doula here for 3 years.
Languages spoken: English
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!
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!
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.
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