$50 to $55
4 years and 12 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Postpartum limits/restrictions: no smokers
New parents support group facilitator at Bend + Bloom Yoga, Brooklyn, NY, The Motherhood Center nursery volunteer, NY, NY
25 hour minimum
Brooklyn, NY Serves families in Brooklyn and Manhattan
I am so grateful to have had Tina Goldstein as my post-partem doula. In fact, seventeen months later - I still miss her!
I was recovering from a c-section with high blood pressure, plus lactaction trouble with my baby not latching, plus being slightly older than your average new mom with no family nearby, and shadowed by a history of pregnancy loss and fertility issues - it was a cocktail for high anxiety. But Tina steered me through the troubled waters - she is compassionate, knowledgeable, and very down to earth. Tina has a bright, encouraging, calming disposition. And although she has a light touch, she makes sure you comprehend a wide range of necessary information.
She is loving and skillful handling babies. Having Tina as a doula gave me the confidence to do the same. This was so important - I was able to deeply enjoy being a new mom and not be a total mess! I was able to learn from Tina without feeling judged.
Tina is also considerate of the family as a whole. Her perspective on babies integrates the entire family situation. This takes a very special sensitivity and intelligence that Tina possesses.
I also appreciated Tina's ability to help me organize information - from basic recovery and pain management instructions to an onslaught of lactation schooling. She was also there as a sounding board for overall child rearing questions and I'm thankful she was there one particular morning when my insurance almost fell through!! And extra bonus - she is a yoga teacher and guided me back into my practice with some gentle yoga.
I highly recommend Tina for her personal experience, her thorough training, her warm humor, her marvelous ability to nurture and guide. I honestly don't know how I would have found my footing without her. And foremost - my baby adored her!
Tina was our postpartum doula after the birth of our son, Truman. Truman is/was our first child, so I was really anxious about what the first few weeks home would be like--both physically and emotionally. Tina was a calming, nurturing presence, offering great advice without ever pushing any particular parenting style. We were a little nervous about having a stranger in our home during this unique time in our lives, but Tina didn't feel like a stranger. She'd show up with tea and help with whatever we needed, from doing dishes, to showing me how to use the impossibly tricky wrap carrier, to bathing Tru and cutting his teeny tiny nails. She felt like a friend, one who helped me feel confident that I was doing a good job at parenting in spite of the fact that it was all so new, strange, and scary. This was exactly what I needed, especially after my husband went back to work. I'd highly reccomend Tina to ayone who wants a friendly, supportive presence during this crazy, wonderful, often overwhelming time of life.
"This past fall Tina Goldstein, postpartum doula and certified breast feeding counselor, made our lives infinitely more easy. I knew Tina because she taught a favorite class at Bend and Bloom Yoga. I looked forward to her class. She had a grounding presence with light hearted humor, and led a relieving and calming routine. Our initial consultation meeting with her was the most holistic, real and ideal prenatal meeting I had over the course of my entire pregnancy. After hiring her she continued to impress me and I was eternally grateful for that decision. Her companionship brought me and my baby joy. Her knowledge and intuition soothed and relieved my motherly anxieties and uncertainties. Tina guided me in the many challenges and beauties of breastfeeding all the while fostering mindfulness about my personal health. She even cared for the baby while guiding me in meditation and a gentle postpartum yoga practice! Tina inspired self confidence, helping my husband build his own independent skills and intuition as a father. She left me a stronger, well informed and flexible mother. For all these reasons and more, I strongly recommend Tina Goldstein as postpartum doula and certified breast feeding counselor for your family. -Marilee, 1st time Mother in South Slope, BK
"From the time I first met her, I feel that an aura of calm always accompanied Tina Goldstein whenever she set foot in our home. Underneath this sense of composure is a solid core of knowledge and years of expertise, which Tina imparted to us during her fruitful visits. She was always able to answer any questions we had and ready to provide us with any advice she could, but her most valuable gift to us was confidence. She helped us discover that while we, just like anyone else, need some guidance in the great adventure of parenthood, so much of what we need to care for our baby is already within us. I highly recommend Tina Goldstein as a doula." -Pete, husband and father in South Slope, BK
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