Postpartum Rate: Not specified
Fee Details: Contact me for rates and for a free phone consultation.
Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years
Clients per Month: 1 to 2
Danielle came to stay overnight with me and my daughter seven nights over the course of four weeks when my daughter was just a few days old to four weeks. I am a first-time, single mom. I had some nursing issues early on and was having to wake up every 2-3 hours to pump and nurse. I was very exhausted when she first came to us. Danielle was loving to my daughter, supportive of me, professional and generous with recommendations. She was instrumental to our first few weeks. I highly recommend her.
Danielle is awesome!
We hired Danielle during the first week postpartum at home because my daughter was having trouble latching. Because of the latching issues, the pediatrician at the hospital initially had us start off with formula feeding while pumping to maintain supply. I definitely wanted to breastfeed, so we hired Danielle to guide us through it. I continued to work part time through my whole pregnancy and postpartum period, so I also needed to make sure I would have enough milk supply for the days I would be at work.
Danielle came to our apartment and talked us through all of it— proper latching, breastfeeding positions, pumping, milk storage etc. We were able to transition to breastfeeding exclusively within a few days.
And Danielle made it easy! I felt very comfortable as we “practiced” until I felt successful feeding my daughter in different positions and confident that we could do it later on our own. Which we did!
Danielle also guided us through some other basics that were new to us as first time parents. Our daughter was escaping out of all her swaddles, so we got to practice that together until we felt confident our little master escape artist baby would be swaddled safely. I also had a bunch of baby carriers I had received as hand-me-downs that I wanted practice with so Danielle got us going on that as well.
That first week postpartum was challenging for us. Having Danielle’s comforting help and expert guidance on our lactation issues and all those little extras was invaluable.
She is a gem!
Danielle helped us for a few weeks following the birth of our first child in August 2019.
From the moment she arrived Danielle was a calm and reassuring presence in our home. She was patient with all our questions and taught both my husband and I various skills around feeding, sterilisation, bathing and newborn and family care. She was particularly helpful and supportive while I learnt how to breastfeed.
Danielle was always kind and soothing with our baby and we trust Danielle completely with her care.
Our extended family members who also met Danielle commented on her friendly manner and helpful approach.
We would recommend Danielle for all families seeking support from a kind, considerate, knowledgeable and non-judgemental Doula.
Thank you Danielle!
Ally and Cary
Danielle was a kind and supportive help during our post-partum experience. After having our first child, we had tons of questions and felt like we needed a lot of guidance in taking care of our newborn. Danielle was patient with us and provided the support we needed, which was an ear to listen and share her experiences and knowledge. She also provided specific tips to make breastfeeding more comfortable for me and baby that really helped. We would highly recommend Danielle to anyone looking for extra help during this period.
I can't imagine how I would have gotten through the last 16 weeks without Danielle. Becoming a new mom has been the most rewarding yet challenging experiences of my life and Danielle provided me with the support I needed to feel confident in taking care of my baby. Danielle was my biggest champion around breastfeeding and pumping. Danielle put us at ease upon interviewing her and she did so with our son. I can tell that she loves what she does and that's what you want when looking for a doula. Mothers need mothering in order to care for their child and that's what Danielle provides.
I had the pleasure of working with Danielle for more than four months earlier this year. During this period, Danielle provided virtually every kind of child care for my infant daughter, from taking care of the baby overnight to playing with her during the day, and everything in between.
Danielle is honest, open, trustworthy, friendly, and knowledgeable (yet deferential to my style). She is a pleasure to be around and to have in your home, as she knows when to be present and when not.
Most important, Danielle is a terrific doula. She has plenty of experience with newborns and infants so very little fazes her, a trait that is obviously critical when dealing with very young babies.
I trust Danielle implicitly with my daughter at all times and give her our highest and most unqualified recommendation.
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