Postpartum Rate: $30 to $45
Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 20 families served
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Doula agency employee
Clients per Month: 1 to 4Postpartum limits/restrictions: Allergies: Cats and cigarettes
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Having support from Carmen in our baby's early weeks was extremely helpful. Not only is she warm and energetic, she is very knowledgeable about infant care and development. Having a new baby is physically exhausting and mentally draining, especially for first time parents. Carmen helped with tasks like preparing food, doing the baby's laundry and washing bottles and also gave us guidance on things like breastfeeding, naps and play time. Having an someone experienced in childcare around saved me from having to research things on my own and allowed me to focus on enjoying my baby.
One big thing Carmen helped us with was encouraging healthy sleep habits for our daughter. Carmen taught us to recognize when our baby was tired (less obvious than I thought as an inexperienced new parent!) and how to get her to sleep in her crib rather than in our arms. Our baby sleeps better than many children her age and I credit a lot of that to habits we learned from Carmen. Good sleep is priceless! We also learned ways to keep our baby entertained and appropriately stimulated which makes her a happier baby and lets our family have fun together. Carmen also did an amazing job of organizing baby clothes.
I cannot imagine the past year without Carmen Rodriguez. Carmen has served as my Birthways postpartum doula since last May and been an invaluable source of support. Starting with us when my son was seven months old, Carmen fit in with our family immediately. She is warm, funny, down-to-earth, and constantly reassuring. When Carmen started with us, my son was seven months old and my daughter was 2 and half. I was still in “newborn mode,” afraid to leave the house for more than an hour at a time lest I miss one of seven nursing sessions a day. Carmen gently encouraged me to head out for a bit when she was here, and I quickly felt comfortable doing so because she cares for my children simultaneously with grace and ease. I was terribly out of shape at the time and credit Carmen with giving me the confidence to attend postpartum workout classes a few times a week. My health has improved tremendously with her as my doula. She offered unflagging guidance and support as I potty trained my very stubborn daughter and then endured two bouts of mastitis. She is tremendously knowledgeable about caring for newborns, infants, and toddlers, and both of my children adore her. I enthusiastically recommend Carmen to anyone searching for a Birthways postpartum doula! She is the absolute best.
Carmen was a true ray of sunshine in our lives. Not only was she wonderful with my toddler daughter, she also engaged and brought out the best in my 6 year-old son. She was amazingly energetic, kind, fun, and compassionate. I so enjoyed the time we spent with her. Any family would be lucky to work with her. Carmen's the best!
Carmen has been with our family for almost a year. We contacted Birthways about six weeks after the birth of our first child with the intent of having assistance for a short period of time. Now, Carmen has become part of our family. We dediced to continue working with Carmen as she helps with so many aspects of of our daily lives. She is incredibly kind, knowledgable and extremely professional. As a new mom she helped me understand what is "normal" and guide the new parents through the many changes of a newborn. I always felt ahead of the curve as a new mom because Carmen would encourage us to embrace the transitions in our baby's developing life. I would highly reccomend Carmen to anyone as she is not only a fantastic person but a true professional when it comes to rasing a child.
Carmen helped me and my daughter after I had a medical procedure, not the usual doula job but like the Birthways doulas who helped me postpartum years ago she adapted to the situation and brought calm, order and understanding to my house. One would not have known what was going on as it felt serene and organized and it was no false sense. She helped my 15 year old daughter see strength in herself and connected with her even though she did not want to engage. I did not need to tell her what needed doing, she just figured it out. Sometimes you see someone work and what yells out is kindness and skill, that is Carmen. Nothing negative to say, she is extraordinary.
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