Phone: (804) 397-7772
Postpartum Rate: $20 to $35
Fee Details: Hi there & congrats to you and your new little one(s)! Thanks so much for checking out my profile! I love working w moms & dads by providing physical & mental support as well as baby care education. I look forward to working with you!
Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years
Clients per Month: 2Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smokers
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Service Area MapArea of practice: Chester, VA
We were blessed to have postpartum doula care from Heydi (with Richmond Birth and Baby) after the birth of our fourth child. As a mom with chronic illness and of multiple little ones I was worried about how we would fare during the postpartum period after three very difficult and exhausting ones with minimal support. I really cannot say enough how wonderful and relieving it was to have Heydi with us! My older children took to her quickly, and they benefited greatly from her kind and helpful spirit. She is a patient and thoughtful woman who made sure we were all taken care of. She did not hesitate to do activities with my busy older children, and she made a point each day with us to ask me what my goals/needs were. This postpartum experience has been very relaxed, and I am hopeful I will have a clearer and more positive memory of getting to know our sweet new baby than I have of the previous pp seasons (such a blur!) Heydi is more than a postpartum doula. She is a friend ??
Heydi is a great nighttime nanny! My husband and I met her through Richmond Birth and Baby and have been very grateful to have had her help. She worked with us for 2 months and helped get our son into a great nighttime routine.
Heydi gave advice that was extremely helpful for first time parents. For example, she recommended using a larger size diaper overnight to prevent leaks when our son started wetting through his clothes. This helped him get a better night's sleep. Another great suggestion was to use a mesh liner around his crib, so that his limbs could not get stuck between the slats.
Not only did Heydi care for our son, but she made sure I was doing well as a new mother. She gave me tips on increasing my breast milk - advice that I would not have come across otherwise (and I had definitely done my share of Google searches!). It was helpful that she had firsthand experience in the products she recommended, and also in being a mother who breastfed her children.
I looked forward to the nights when she worked for us, since it meant that my husband and I would sleep well, reassured that our son was well taken care of. I would highly recommend Heydi to anyone looking for a dependable and trustworthy nighttime nanny!
I cannot express how wonderful my experience with Heydi was. She was AMAZING, hands down. From the time she got to my house to when she left, I felt at peace. She brought me so much comfort. Heydi was so gentle and caring with my son and made him her first priority. She helped me transition from a being a mother of one to being a mother of two much more easily. If I could have, I would have hired her much more often than I was able to. I wish I had known her when I was postpartum with my first child. Heydi will make your transition much smoother and easier. Having a newborn is not easy for anyone and the lack of sleep makes it almost seem impossible. By enabling you to have a full night's sleep, Heydi makes it easier to be a mother during the day.
Heydi is a wonderful, caring, considerate person and she is completely trustworthy. It is a little unnerving at first to have someone in your home at night taking care of your baby, but Heydi will put you at ease immediately. I truly enjoyed her company and loved every minute she was in my home. I highly recommend Heydi to any mom out there, whether it's your first or your fourth.
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