Postpartum Rate: $50 to $75
Postpartum Doula Experience: 9 years
Clients per Month: 1 to 2
Volunteer Breastfeeding Support Groups and teach Breastfeeding classes.
Languages spoken: English, German, Ukrainian
Service Area MapArea of practice: Sunnyvale, CA
If you are reading this and considering Ory to be your doula, you are the luckiest parents in the world. We have never met a person who is so exuberant, passionate, and knowledgeable - Ory is a true professional who cares deeply about her work with infants. From our first conversation with her, we just knew she was going to become a special person in our lives.
What will surprise and delight you about Ory is her ability to understand your child before he or she ever learns a single word. She is a natural nurturer, who believes in a holistic approach to infant and postnatal care, often taking on the role of therapist, mother, and confidante, in addition to being an outstanding doula. She was a tremendous help since we brought our little boy home after a very difficult delivery. Armed with homemade lactation cookies and infectious optimism, Ory guided me through the challenges of breastfeeding, bonding with my baby, and setting an effective and collaborative regimen to encourage good night-sleeping habits. She has been singularly, without a doubt, the most important person in all of our lives during the early development of our first child.
Ory is a very patient teacher. Her breadth and depth of experience is seemingly inexhaustible; she is an intellectual and creative thinker, and I always felt confident that there was no issue we couldn’t solve together. We are blessed to have had Ory care for our son for four months, and we are thrilled to cultivate our friendship as she moves on to another family.
If you would like to speak to us about our experience with Ory in greater detail, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or phone. We would be more than happy to wax poetic about her role in our lives, and how much our son misses his sweet and gentle doula!
We hope that after reading this, you can sit back, take a deep breath, smile, and accept that you might be the next lucky parents to have this angel in your lives.
Ory was our night doula for our second child. My first post partum period was very difficult due to some health complications.
Then we met Ory. She came for an interview and right off the bat I could tell what a warm and caring she was. She presented herself in such a way that both my husband and I felt comfortable with her from the start. When she began with us, it only took a few nights until our trust in her grew so much that all my concerns vanished.
Part of this was her communication. She had a log of everything that happened and we discussed it in detail every morning. At night, we were able to both spend a little time with our baby before she went down. Watching how Ory would sing to her and cuddle her was truly heart warming. Not only is she helping me to sleep, but she was truly bonding with my baby. It was nothing short of amazing.
Although I had an 18 month old when my girl was born, I still had many questions and the constant worry of if I was doing every thing “right”. I always felt comfortable discussing any and every issue with Ory. Despite that fact that she was clearly knowledgeable about topics surrounding the post partum period, she never made me feel inadequate or unintelligent. Everything was always an open exchange to find the best solution that worked for our baby and our family.
In a time when sleep is hard to come bye, hormones are crazy, and everything about life has been completely turned around, Ory was our angel. She was unbelievably kind, supportive, knowledgeable, reliable and compassionate. She is someone in our lives that truly impacted the way our family of 4 spent its first few months. I truly believe she helped my marriage, my bonding with my baby girl, and strengthened my relationship with my son. Anyone who is lucky enough to have her as their doula will be truly blessed.
Ory took on the challenging work of helping us as a night doula when our twin boys arrived. Ory is dependable, she always arrives on time, she’s easy to schedule and coordinate with, she’s reliable, and she’s professional. She handles all the kids’ laundry and bottles. On one occasion, when we had to take one of the babies to the ER in the middle of the night, Ory stayed longer that morning so we could recover for that day. She also does the little things, like leaving breakfast for Sara in the morning since she knows Sara can’t prepare one for herself. She also prepares bottles for the babies for the next day. Beyond the basics, and beyond her background in child development, Ory is naturally gifted at working with babies: She is patient, calm, and warm with them. When they are sick, she takes extra care, many nights holding a baby in her arms for hours to ensure they sleep. With the added complexity of twin boys, Ory intuitively understands the boys are individuals with different needs and effortlessly adjusts her work based on her reading of those needs. A step further, Ory is a great “thoughtpartner” to me. She is always there to hear me out, to offer her feedback. She helps us all troubleshoot issues and wants to help fix things when something’s not working. For example, she has worked very closely with me to develop a feeding system for the babies since they tandemnurse. She worked very hard to develop a sleep schedule, and the babies are now sleeping longer stretches at night, all thanks to her idea we set in motion and her continual monitoring of their progress. These are just a few examples. We would warmly recommend Ory to any family in search of a superdoula. And, she can clearly handle twins no small feat. We are happy to answer any other specific questions via email, listed above. Best, Semil and Sara
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