Heartistic Families LLC
Beverly Hills, CA Service range 100 miles None - I do travel outside of the state/country for support when travel is covered.
$825 to $2000
$45 to $75
Availability Remarks: I offer virtual support as a Certified Newborn Care Specialist (NCSA), Certified Birth Doula cd(DONA), Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (UCSD), & Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula (DONA & AyurMamas).
$825 to $2000
$45 to $75
5 years and 68 births attended
14 years and 300 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 2 to 3 births and 2 to 3 postpartum families
Postpartum limits/restrictions: Smoke-free homes only
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
*** BIRTH *** Hospital or home births with 2 prenatal visits and a free 3rd prenatal "Birthing Rehearsal" for those wanting a Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypno-Doula. Topics discussed: www.newbornbabyspecialist.com/prenatal-visits *** POSTPARTUM *** 1 prenatal visit and 1 visit to the hospital or home after birthing your baby. Optimal support is 5-6 days a week for the first 2-3 weeks and then tapering to 2-3 days a week for a total of 6-8 weeks while establishing milk supply. As a Lactation Specialist, visits include breastfeeding support, emotional and physical support, diapering, grooming, and bathing methods, hunger and sleep cues, sibling and pet assimilation, meal preparation for family, grocery shopping, light housekeeping, and baby's laundry. *** ADDITIONAL *** Private Newborn Care Class and Breastfeeding Class, Nursery Consultations, Sleep Consultations, Belly Binding, Reflexology for Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum, and Baby, help with Teething & Transitioning to Solids.
Beverly Hills, CA Service range 100 miles None - I do travel outside of the state/country for support when travel is covered.
My husband and I absolutely LOVED working with Lindsey - and couldn't recommend her more highly to anyone looking for a doula. If she's available - book her now! I researched and interviewed many candidates, and from the start, Lindsey stood out as being the smartest, most evidence-based, and kindest doula for us.
Lindsey was our birth and postpartum doula - and coached us through pregnancy, birth, and the fourth trimester. Initially, I was a little skeptical about needing a doula. But Lindsey's expertise and guidance were invaluable - we're so glad we chose her, and we would hire her again in a heartbeat. My favorite aspect of Lindsey's support was the wealth of knowledge she shared on all topics related to pregnancy, birth, and newborn care. Relevant information was provided through online programs, reading material, shopping lists, virtual calls, online chats, and in-person sessions. My objective was to have a positive, natural, drug-free birth - and Lindsey provided me with the tools and encouragement to set me up for success. My husband and I are over the moon with our birth story, and because of it, our baby was born into the world relaxed, alert, healthy, and happy.
Additional bonuses that separate Lindsey from other doulas are:
- Her ayurvedic food packages, which help accelerate the postpartum recovery.
- Her use of the healthie app, which makes correspondence and access to information easy.
- She can support all stages of pregnancy, birth, and the fourth trimester (which is quite rare).
Once again, I highly recommend Lindsey if you're looking for a doula. Not only is she experienced, qualified, and professional - she's also a lovely person and a pleasure to work with!!!
I really got to write this review down for Lindsey. As a first time mum, you know you get all overly anxious and all you want is to make sure that you get the best care for your newborn. You try to read up everything you can online, do your research, read prenatal books but nothing Beats the actual experience. So, I was trying to find a prenatal class to attend by professional Doula cum newborn specialist. And I found Lindsey.
The moment I met her, she put me at ease with her friendly smile. The class was conducted in an organized manner and she make sure to cover all aspects.
I will like to share this one example: you know you have researched about all the different kinds of swaddles that's available but you never actually really know which is good. Well, it is only through the class that Lindsey brought along all the different types of swaddle and through first-hand experience that we finally know which to get. And she also gives her professional recommendations on the different baby gears and essential to get. Which really is great ! Save you the headache.
of course; this is just one small part of the class: they are many more stuffs that is too long to write here.
The class is interactive and the hours just flew pass in no time. My husband and myself enjoyed it very much and we are so glad we chose her.
She also helped to address our concerns on travelling with baby and even provided follow up reading materials to help us out.
I can't say enough of Lindsey. She truly is a wonder and I totally recommend her to everyone who is looking for a professional doula and newborn specialist.
Lindsey was the best decision I made during my pregnancy. I hired her as a birth doula and postpartum doula. I was amazed by Lindsey's credentials and reviews. She was the only doula that got back to me quickly. Some of my concerns prior to hiring a doula were whether they would be judgmental and understanding how they would support me. Lindsey is knowledgeable, informed, kind, and understanding and flexible with your needs, fears, and viewpoints. She isn’t biased or judgmental, and she has the biggest heart. She connected me to so many resources and information that continue to be valuable to me. She responds quickly and is very attentive. My son is over 2 months old and she still responds quickly to all of my questions.
As a birth doula, Lindsey helped me advocate for myself during my appointments and delivery. She helped me write my birth plan and I am proud to say with her help, it was followed. She also creates a birth timeline and takes birth photos with your permission. Lindsey has become a trusted supporter who is still in our lives and our son’s life today. She made my delivery a magical and wonderful experience, and alleviated so many of my fears. She also made sure my husband felt included and supported. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs support, knowledge, and an advocate through the process of giving birth.
As a postpartum doula, she offered services such as helping you care for your baby, staying overnight to help you get rest, and cooking incredibly delicious meals and snacks that are healthy for you, the baby, lactation, digestive system, and even your partner.
Lastly, Lindsey has a myriad of referrals and contacts that are available to you as her client. This is Lindsey’s passion and she executes her role with purpose. If you have the opportunity to hire her, you will feel like it was the best decision you ever made and it will make you feel more confident as a parent.
Having your first child in any circumstance can be daunting and cause extreme anxiety and stress when encountering the natural and inevitable issues that come when having a new baby.
Having our first child in a different country and away from direct family (Mothers and Sisters) added another layer of concern to my wife and I. Thankfully we were so fortunate to have come across Lyndsey as our postnatal doula.
Lyndsey is the type of person and care giver you can and would dream of if you could pick exactly what you wanted in a doula to help your wife and take assist with your new buddle of joy. She is slight, gentle, and so very soft in physical presence but gargantuan in knowledge and skill set of the pre and postnatal field.
Lindsey’s genuine passion and commitment for the wellbeing of mother and child is rivaled only by calming nature and effectiveness in her applied practice.
Specifically, Lindsey was exceptional at lactation coaching support and planning, pet acclimation, bulk food preparation (recovery and lactation support), sleep and feeding schedules, confirming normal indicators, response time to communications.
Lindsey went over and above our expectations. We always felt comfortable and she was never once over baring or made us feel deficient when communicating instructions and information. It is obvious this is more than a business for Lindsey, she has a genuine love and care for mothers and babies and is a gentle loving soul.
We highly recommend Lindsey for any portion of the Doula services she offers.
Lindsey made our life so much easier and enjoyable after having our baby girl. Her expertise in lactation was greatly appreciated as she guided my baby and me through the different stages breastfeeding. She also traveled with us a a couple of places outside LA when we needed some "fresh air." On a daily basis, Lindsey was always attentive to our baby. She also balanced this with doing baby's laundry and dishes; she kept a very clean house. Lindsey cooked some delicious meals to increase lactation, would gladly grocery shop and often provided suggestions regarding my recovery. Whenever we had a check-up for baby, Lindsey would help us pack and get us out the door. She would even ensure we had an emergency kit with us when we took her for walks around the neighborhood. She's very detail-oriented. Lindsey is great at reading a baby's signs for hunger, gas, sleepiness etc. She gave us the opportunity to truly bond with our daughter during those first couple of months, which can be some of the most stressful and exhausting times in a parent's journey. We look back on our experience with Lindsey fondly and know that wherever she works in the future, she will show up with a smile on her face and a great attitude.
Choosing a doula for your birth or postpartum is not easy and should be something you take your time to decide. However, I knew Lindsey was the right fit for us as soon as I discovered how passionate she is about both babies and moms being well versed on the most current scientific studies to ensure the short and long term health of them both. Her dedication to her work is coupled with a level of professionalism that we did not find in other doulas. Because of this Lindsey quickly became a trusted confidant to me and my husband leading up to, during, and even after the birth of our daughter.
As first time parents we were looking for someone to support us through birth. What makes Lindsey particularly well suited for this role is the time she takes to get to know you, your partner, and your preferences. She knows your birth plan, your hopes and your fears which allows her to offer advice that is personal to you. Our ultimate goal was to do as much as possible to protect the microbiome of our baby and encourage breast feeding. As with every birth unexpected challenges arose and Lindsey was there to help us meet them. I was induced as result of a high slow leak and my contractions were very strong as result of the pitocin leading me to ultimately choose an epidural. Knowing that was not what I wanted Lindsey helped out both me and my husband at ease reassuring us along the way that our ultimate goal was still in sights. As result of our vigorous preparation coupled with her encouragement we were able to get our baby out in just 35 minutes. A feat for a first time mom who was told her baby was going to be “too big”! The crowing moment for us was being able to complete the breast crawl with Lindsey filming the hole thing! Our girl latched on in that golden hour and has been a healthy eater ever since.
It was honestly hard to say goodbye to Lindsay! We might just have to have a second kid so we can hire her again!
As soon as I got pregnant I knew I wanted a doula to help guide me through my baby’s birth; but until we met Lindsey, I had no idea how valuable a doula could be through the whole process of pregnancy and even postpartum. We met with Lindsey at our house twice before delivering, and each time she arrived prepared with materials for us to review relevant to the stage of pregnancy I was in at the moment or decisions I would need to make about the birth, and answers to all the questions I had at the time. Her warmth, compassion, and enthusiasm shone through at each visit. Unlike other doula applicants I had considered, she was willing to devote as much time to each visit to discuss my choices as I needed, and never once acted as though she was “on the clock”—even though we kept her answering questions for hours each time! She made us feel like her only clients in the world. In addition to the home visits, Lindsey was always available to answer questions over email or over the phone, and her responses to emails were lengthy, though-out, well-researched and, most of all, incredibly supportive. I had insulin-dependent gestational diabetes in my third trimester, and not only did she send me great additional resources to review and consider as I prepared for my son’s birth in a hospital setting, but she also sent dietary recommendations, food recipes, and other at-home tips for making the last several weeks of the pregnancy with this complication easier. Overall, hiring Lindsey to serve as our birth doula was the best decision we could have made to help us through the monumental process of pregnancy and childbirth. She will always be an outsize figure in my family’s life because of the incredible role she played in bringing about the birth of my son. I could not recommend her more highly to other families seeking support at this crucial time.
Lindsey was an incredible help. My husband and I decided to hire a doula because I wanted to have an unmedicated labor and we knew we would need someone to help us navigate the labor and delivery process since this was our first child. My husband is a very busy business owner and would not have time to learn about the ins and outs of labor and practice pain management techniques, so I wanted to have an experienced and knowledgable doula to help take the pressure off my husband and I (literally!)
From our first meeting via Skype I knew Lindsey would be the perfect fit for us. She sold me with her calm, caring demeanor and her wealth of knowledge. After hiring her, she sent us so many resources to educate ourselves and help guide our decisions for our birth plan. The information she provided was above and beyond anything we learned in our childbirth class at the hospital. We honestly could have skipped the hospital class and relied only on what Lindsey provided.
During labor she was essential to helping my husband and I stay calm and manage pain. She continually suggested techniques and positions to try. She took the time to develop a relationship with the nurses and helped me advocate for myself. As a trained Hypno Doula she also supported techniques I learned studying Hypnobabies. I treasure being able to look back at the timeline she created of my labor since I wasn’t very aware of the passing of time and order of events while everything was actually happening. Most of all I’m grateful to Lindsey for being by my side during the entire 24+ hours I was laboring in the hospital. The hospital staff were impressed by how calm I was the entire time and I truly owe so much of that to Lindsey’s support! I’m looking forward to having her support when we have another child in a couple years.
Lindsey is very nurturing, warm, kind, and truly passionate about babies and supporting parents during this transition time.
I interviewed a few post partum doulas and chose Lindsey cause I felt a connection with her on our Facetime interview.
Lindsey was flexible, easy to contact, and understanding as our little one ended up being in the NICU for sometime. She also was very organized which was so appreciated since we ourselves seemed to be in some kind of time warp post partum.
I greatly appreciate how attentive and respectful Lindsey is. I never felt pressured by her to do anything and more so Lindsey would present all data and options and we would make an informed decision together. She was very clear that her role was to be supportive to us and our decisions.
We hired Lindsey in both the post partum doula role and nursing care specialist role. It was very evident how much love and care she had for our little one. It was so comforting to know this as she helped provide us with much-needed breaks.
I would hire Lindsey again if we were to have a second kiddo. I feel our time post partum was enhanced, elevated, and easier because of her.
We miss you Lindsey!
We are so lucky to have been connected with Lindsey through a friend. She has so many talents and skills but we especially found her helpful in guiding us to better sleeping for our infant daughter early on (and us parents too - ha!) She provided us with a reasonable plan and approach we were comfotable with as parents and how best to implement it. In no time at all, our daughter was sleeping great! We are grateful for her help! Can't recommend Lindsey enough. She radiates positivity, warmth and confidence when as a parent you might be feeling a bit beat down - so appreciated when you're in the midst of getting used to this whole parent thing! We consider Lindsey a part of our family now, and forever!
From the moment I met Lindsey, I knew that she was someone I could trust and feel comfortable with. She saw me in my most vulnerable moments as a new mother and was there to guide and support me every step of the way. She was instrumental in helping me learn how to breastfeed as well as heal myself by sitz baths and having her do reflexology on my feet. To top it off, she is an incredible cook and made incredible food for my family, all lactation friendly, so I never went hungry. As a new breastfeeding mom, this is key!
I cannot speak highly enough of Lindsey!
I'm so glad my wife and I decided to enlist Lindsey's help as our postpartum doula. Lindsey was a positive and reassuring presence during those first weeks when everything was so new and we were getting the hang of parenthood. She was knowledgeable and provided great advice on caring for and feeding baby, prepared healthy and delicious meals and snacks, got groceries, helped with cleaning around the apartment, was great with our daughter and our dog, and most importantly, made us feel comfortable and at ease through it all. We highly recommend Lindsey for your doula needs!
Lindsey was amazing and truly an extraordinary partner for the natural birth of our second son here in Santa Monica. Here's what really made Lindsey stand apart, as an excellent choice we'd recommend to anyone:
For my first birth, I was induced and had a number of interventions, including an Epidural, and my recovery took about a month. For the birth with Lindsey, we had a completely natural birth (in a hospital, attended by midwives). I labored at home for awhile and then our baby was born about 2 hours after we arrived at the hospital without any interventions or pain medication. Lindsey helped us stay calm and focused, and helped us know when it was time to leave for the hospital — the timing was perfect. She was amazing with the hospital staff and my partner, and was a lovely presence to have with us during this time. We couldn't recommend her enough!
We hired Lindsey for two nights to help with our seven week old when we were in the midst of some feeding issues. She was a calming presence from the time she walked in, and helped boost our confidence that we were doing the right things. It is a very intimate experience having someone in your home to help with your baby overnight, but Lindsey was very comfortable to be around and we plan to have her back in the future.
Lindsey is incredibly kind, caring, warm and just an exceedingly wonderful human being. She had a major influence over our baby’s personality and overall well-being. Prior to Lindsey, our baby was not sleeping well at night nor during the day and the fussiness was so stressful. Lindsey was patience and very professional about what needed to change in order to get our baby on the right path. I adopted every piece of advice and within a couple of weeks our baby began to sleep so much better and stopped being fussy. She was so kind to me - and as a new mom I felt cared for as well. Today at 6 months my baby sleeps 12 hours straight at night, takes 1 long 1.5 hr nap and two 2 hour naps. She is always welcome in my home and we miss her dearly. Trust me - follow every piece of Lindsey’s advice.
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