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Alex

3/16/2020

Working with Mathilde was such a blessing. She asks the right questions, challenges you without judgment to think about what you would not have normally thought about. She was able to accompany us during the entire process and provided extremely valuable information from getting the hospital bags ready, to which bottles to buy to very technical and personal birth related questions. In the few instances she didn't have an answer to our particular questions she came back a few days later with extensive research, which we really appreciated. She is kind, compassionate, has a good sense of humor and is very patient. Highly recommend working with her.

Ryan

3/16/2020

Mathilde has been such an incredible help during our pregnancy journey. She came to our home multiple times before the delivery to coach us on everything we needed to prepare for the babies. She was also present during the delivery which was amazing and has been following up since. It was such a comfort knowing we had someone who was kind, knowledgable and understanding of our needs as expectant parents. I would highly recommend her!

Bridgette Trovato

3/3/2020

"Mathilde is worth her weight in gold.  I was extremely anxious during pregnancy and had many fears about birth.  I desperately needed a professional to "hold my hand" throughout the journey.  Mathilde was able to put my fears to rest.  She is an invaluable resource and knows just about everything in the realms of pregnancy and birth.  And if she doesn't know, she goes the extra mile and invests a lot of time on your behalf, to find out the latest research.  

Not only warm and caring, she is unbiased in her advice.  She is highly professional, thorough and organized.  There is no detail or concern that she did not address.  Her temperament and demeanor is exactly what's required in the delivery room.  I had a 40 hour labor and she was a godsend; helped me through contractions, made sure I had enough liquids and gave me massages so my husband could rest.  If you have a hospital birth (we delivered at St John's in Santa Monica) you cannot rely on the rotating nursing staff to be compassionate and listen to you as they are focused on following protocol.  Mathilde will be your advocate and will tend to your needs, like a dear friend.  She will support you and do what it takes to make your delivery experience incredible, just as you and your partner envisioned. 

Mathilde is also a seriously good photographer and will take photos of your birth if you wish.  I am SO glad she captured those tender moments for us to cherish forever.  Icing on the cake!  She is the real deal and I cannot recommend her enough!   
Thank you Mathilde!"

 

Coco

3/1/2020

We hired Mathilde for the birth of our second child,
we found her very available (before and after the birth), very kind and supportive. She came several times, and was very flexible with her schedule. Also, she was really with us when she was at our place (dedicated and not looking at the clock).
With Mathilde, it was easier to get back to the pregnancy and birthing mindset, and to mentally project ourselves to having a second child. We are french speaking and were looking for somebody with experience with American healthcare for birthing (not only because it is in English, but also because just so different from anywhere else in the world)

For the birth, our child arrived very fast, and we synchronized all together so that we met at the hospital. Mathilde presence during the birth was a valuable asset as I felt supported, especially as the birth was fully natural and the medical staff was a bit overwhelming.

We really want to thanks Mathilde for her help, and we hope to stay in touch. We highly recommend her as we were very happy to have Mathilde with us.

Emilie

2/28/2020

This is a review for Mathilde as a postpartum doula. She is amazing!

My husband and I were completely overwhelmed the first week after we brought our baby home. We were not getting any sleep because we had to wake her every two to three hours to attempt to breastfeed, finger feed, and then pump. This all took so long that - by the time we were done - we had barely any time before we needed to start over again.

Mathilde helped us get our sanity back as a nighttime doula. She finger fed the baby all night and brought me the pumping materials in bed when needed. So my husband got to sleep through the night and I only had to wake 20 minutes to pump. Mathilde also did housework and cooked.

In addition to all of this, Mathilde gave us valuable advice and a full report on how the night with the baby went.

We have since hired Mathilde several more times - even after we no longer needed to pump and finger feed - when we felt like we needed to catch up on some sleep and get help.

The first night we hired Mathilde, I told my husband how strange it felt to leave our baby in the hands of a stranger. But it was the best decision - and she is now a trusted go-to.

Keegan

2/28/2020

I feel like Mary Poppins came to my home the day Mathilde started... I was in a deep conversation w/ my 11 day old baby's doctor & Mathilde took one look at the situation, went straight into my ( messy) kitchen & started cleaning & cooking up a storm!... I had yummy food for the next few days when I was traveling back & forth to Dr.s appt... She knows what you need before you can even figure it out... She is also very respectful of everyone & everything in your home... She turned my upside down home, right side up again & also gave the most nurturing loving care to me!... She massaged my very swollen legs, kept me hydrated, gave great nursing tips & also comforted me when (always) times were emotionally tough... She even put my still boxed stroller together while I was busy nursing, a total bonus!... She always keeps herself busy making your disorganized, organized again after a baby... This is my 1st review I have ever written & I could say so much more...Basically, she was a life saver for me!

Keegan

2/28/2020

I feel like Mary Poppins came to my home the day Mathilde started... I was in a deep conversation w/ my 11 day old baby's doctor & Mathilde took one look at the situation, went straight into my ( messy) kitchen & started cleaning & cooking up a storm!... I had yummy food for the next few days when I was traveling back & forth to Dr.s appt... She knows what you need before you can even figure it out... She is also very respectful of everyone & everything in your home... She turned my upside down home, right side up again & also gave the most nurturing loving care to me!... She massaged my very swollen legs, kept me hydrated, gave great nursing tips & also comforted me when (always) times were emotionally tough... She even put my still boxed stroller together while I was busy nursing, a total bonus!... She always keeps herself busy making your disorganized, organized again after a baby... This is my 1st review I have ever written & I could say so much more...Basically, she was a life saver for me!

Rezal

2/27/2020

Where do I even start? Mathilde is a wonderful doula! The minute my husband and I met with her we hit it off and I knew she was the right one for us. We had so much fun getting to know her and introducing her to our families and sharing our cultures. She is so knowledgeable and it put my fears and anxiety to rest as we prepared for the big day. Then once the day arrived she was a grounding presence and was able to seamlessly slip in and out wherever she was needed. My mom and she often teamed up and it was so helpful having the extra support. Even after the birth Mathilde was right there helping take down our birthing tub and getting the nursery back in order.
I'll never forget when the first doula I called told me I should keep looking around to make sure I find the right one since my doula would become like a sister to me. At the time I thought this statement was hyperbole, but honestly, after going through the process, I am so grateful I kept looking and found Mathilde! She is a wonderful friend and I am so grateful for all of her help and support!

Adeline Ott

2/27/2020

I can't say enough good things about Mathilde. She has been an incredible help for my wife and I during the pregnancy and when our little girl was born. 
She listened to our concerns regarding any aspect of the pregnancy, and was very reassuring. Good for first timers like us :-) 
She came home regularly to talk with us and prepare us for the big day, giving advices based on scientific studies which was a huge plus, and she was also aware of the latest pain management techniques.
When we called her for the actual birth, she was there in less than 20 min!! She came with us to the hospital and helped my wife with all kind of different techniques to ease the pain, most of them quite efficient, and she was able to delay the epidural.  She was very supportive with me as well, guiding me through all the little things I could do to help my wife, which I really appreciated .
When our baby was born, she came home several times and gave us so many advices that helped with breastfeeding and bonding with our daughter. 
I was quite skeptical about hiring a doula, but I have to say I am really impressed and for sure we will hire her again when the time comes ( not now though !!!! Haha!)

Birth Availability for Mathilde Bourgon

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Postpartum Availability for Mathilde Bourgon

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