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Liza Ozkay

Doulas Of Marin

Website: http://www.doulasofmarin.com

Phone: (510) 224-0889

Birth Fee: $1800 to $2200

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $45

Fee Details: My fees range depending on the needs of the family. Payment plans are an option for those in need.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 21 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 17 families served

Doula Training

  • Doula Trainings International , July 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: N
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Trustline Registered

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Home Birth
  • Single parents
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Pro Bono Doula- Marin County Clinic

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: San Rafael, CA
Travel Range: 35 Miles

Client Testimonials for Liza Ozkay

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Jillian Gabrielsen

Liza was one of the best decisions we ever made as a part of our post - birth plan.  I cannot imagine the first month without her. I had identical twins when my first child was barely 2 years old and with the high liklihood of C-section with twins, plus a toddler to care for, I had a lot of anxiety about the post birth experience.  Liza was our post partum night doula and started the first night we were home from the hospital. She immediately calmed me, helped me with nursing positions for twins, took care of the babies in between feedings so I could get some rest and was an invaluable resource of information, support, and care for our twins.  Liza really enabled me to fully recover physically and get some rest in those early weeks that made me able to enjoy my new babies.  We felt like she was part of family and I would highly recommend her to anyone! 

Posted 3/14/2019

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Leigh

Liza supported my family and I as a night doula once a week for the first few weeks of my daughter's life.  As a first time mom I didnt know what to expect and was grateful for Liza being there to guide me; focusing on my wellbeing as well as my little one's. I knew that when Liza was with us I was sure to get a few extra hours of much needed sleep! 

Liza remained awake throughout the night and woke me only when it was time to nurse. She then handled the diaper changes, burping and settled little one back down again. This helped me gain an extra hour or so of sleep per feeding. Liza also folded my daughter's laundry and washed the pumping equipment which was a nice touch. 

I appreciated how Liza asked loads of questions during our first meeting and before each shift to determine how best to look after my daughter. I also really liked how she provided a complete outline of everything that had happened throughout the night so I could review the next day. 

Overall I was really thankful we hired Liza. She was suportive, really friendly, professional, clearly loves babies and someone who quickly felt like a friend during a really challenging time. 

Posted 2/13/2019

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Leigh

Liza supported my family and I as a night doula once a week for the first few weeks of my daughter's life.  As a first time mom I didnt know what to expect and was grateful for Liza being there to guide me; focusing on my wellbeing as well as my little one's. I knew that when Liza was with us I was sure to get a few extra hours of much needed sleep! 

Liza remained awake throughout the night and woke me only when it was time to nurse. She then handled the diaper changes, burping and settled little one back down again. This helped me gain an extra hour or so of sleep per feeding. Liza also folded my daughter's laundry and washed the pumping equipment which was a nice touch. 

I appreciated how Liza asked loads of questions during our first meeting and before each shift to determine how best to look after my daughter. I also really liked how she provided a complete outline of everything that had happened throughout the night so I could review the next day. 

Overall I was really thankful we hired Liza. She was suportive, really friendly, professional, clearly loves babies and someone who quickly felt like a friend during a really challenging time. 

Posted 2/12/2019

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Kelsey

Liza was a godsend for our family. She was with us for several weeks starting on our first night home after my C-Section. She not only cared for our little boy like her own but also gave my husband and I the confidence we needed as first time parents. She has a calm and confident disposition and is a wealth of information (very connected to the community and helped me find a great post-partum PT who makes home visits). We miss her and are forever thankful for the role she played in our early days as a newly formed family. 

Posted 2/4/2019

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Allison Schneider

We hired Liza for help 2-3 nights per week when our daughter was 3-5 weeks old and my husband was studying for final law school exams. She was a total lifesaver. Liza is incredibly warm and was loving with our baby from the start. She is a true baby whisperer if I've ever seen one. She would barely walk into the apartment and immediately there would be a sense of calm, like a sigh of relief breathed by all.  

Liza was always early and stayed late if the early morning feed went long. She washed and sterilized our bottles and pump parts, and most importantly, she imparted priceless survival tips including teaching me how to nurse while sidelying. I can't recommend her more highly. We only wish we could hire her for full time care! 

Please feel free to reach out to me. I'm happy to share more details about our wonderful experience with Liza. 

Posted 12/18/2018

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Amy Eastwood

Liza was an amazing doula to us.  She was very attentative and understood our wishes.  During labor she was fantastic and was such a great support to us. She knew exactly what to do and say.  It was invaluable having her with us.

Posted 11/28/2018

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Nikki Houk

We were expecting our first child this past summer and as we got closer to the due date, I had more anxiety about the birth process. We met Liza with only two months until our due date, and she was a huge help and relief. I finally had someone who was familiar with everything I didn't know. She listened to our needs, she explained to us what we might encounter, she toured our birth center on her own time to get a feel for the environment and ask questions as they related to our birth plan. She toured our nursery and made suggestions for things we'd need and showed us how to use the things we'd already received from friends and family.

Liza checked in with us periodically as we approached the due date and when I went into labor a week early, she came to our house and spent the night to be there for us. In the end, the birth itself was entirely different from what we had hoped for but it all turned out fine- we had a healthy baby girl- and Liza was there for every step of it, including sitting next to me through an unplanned c-section. While my husband was with our minutes old baby, it was very reassuring to have Liza there with me by my side. She continued to check in with us in the days and weeks afterward, calling and texting to see if we had questions or needed her. 

Needless to say, I truly appreciated Liza's presence throughout our whole birth experience.

 

Posted 9/29/2018

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Sara Wasserman

Liza was amazing to work with and I trusted her with my newborn daughter 100% —

I am a first time mom and was nervous to have someone new around my daughter but Liza made me feel secure and did exactly what made me feel comfortable. 

I would recommend her fully to any new moms and trust her always! We felt very lucky to have worked with her! 

Posted 8/31/2018

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Sarah Bonar

We were fortunate to have Liza as both our birth and post partum night doula. While I wish I could have had her there for our entire labor experience (my water broke 5 weeks early and she was out of town with her family), she did her best to get back here as soon as possible and made it just in the knick of time. She was able to help me get through those last stages and even took some amazing photos (and had the printed for us) of our daughter and us as a family after she was born. 

She was absolutely the best decision we could have made regarding those first few months with our new baby. Not only did we get precious sleep, Liza helped us with light housework and even came early a couple of nights so we could get out and have dinner together. I felt completely at ease with her from our first meeting and never had any doubt that she would take the best care of our daughter.

I would highly recommend Liza as a doula. She was always on time, incredibly empathetic and always willing to listen to me natter on about how things were going with the baby and life in general. We also have a very energetic and somewhat large dog and she took his nightly greeting in stride. 

Posted 7/15/2018

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Krystel Ariel Harvey

Liza was truly a life-saver for our family. She completely understood our goals to teach our newborn to self-soothe all while ensuring that I get the rest I needed in order to function during the day time. She has a warm, friendly demeanor which makes it very easy to incorporate her into your family. My baby sleep trained himself at 5 months and I truly believe that everything Liza did with him prepared him for this. She will go out of her way to find other tasks to do to help you out. She takes really good notes so I knew exactly what to expect from my baby during the day. She is very intuitive and knows before you even do what you need. For example, I was struggling with my baby during the day and she introduced me to a schedule that completely changed my baby's wake times and made him easier and more manageable. She is a fountain of knowledge and can help you come up with a solution for any of the problems that come up post-labor and trying to figure out the whole mom thing. You cannot go wrong hiring Liza. My husband and I constantly talk about how much we miss having her come over.

Posted 6/6/2018

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Stephanie Welter Krause

Liza was awesome. She was always there on time, flexible when I needed, and great with my daughter. She came in with knowledge to help me with whatever I needed, and was eager to do research and ask her network for things she didn't know. It was incredible to have the added support during those early weeks, and affirmation what I was going through was normal and it will get better. She also really helped teach my daughter to nap on her own, and not on me, and helped me with tactics to teach and support her. I still use them to this day! 

Posted 2/6/2018

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Hilary Ashford-Ng

We worked with Liza when our son was 2 months old and highly recommend her postpartum doula services. She was such a comfort to have, both for our baby and for us as new parents. She was reassuring and a teacher with advice when requested. Her love for what she does and for babies is demonstrably obvoius. She brings calm and a warm smile to what can feel like a overwhelming time.

Posted 2/2/2018

Birth Availability for Liza Ozkay

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