2 years and 14 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 0 to 6
I am a DONA certified Postpartum Doula and Certified Lactation Counselor. My initial consultation is free as we take this time to get to know each other. I do believe that everyone should have access to doula support and I encourage you to reach out if you are concerned about affordability. I am happy to discuss payment options and reduced fees in special circumstances.
West Roxbury, MA Service range 15 miles
Having not had any experience working with a Doula before, I quickly learned the joys of having a professional such as Gill help to care for not only my newborn baby, but myself. We began our time together just days after returning home from the hospital and it was extremely apparent from the start that we all were in great hands. She was a tremendous help during the dreaded nights with a newborn and was also a great help with our 2 year old son during the hectic morning hours before school. Although our second child, Gill helped to calm our nerves, helped to get us back on our feet, and helped us to begin to feel comfortable as family of 4. She not only instilled confidence in me and refreshed my memory on things such as bath time and breastfeeding, but worked to establish a "routine" for our baby girl that I was able to carry out throughout the day. When our daughter started sleeping better through the night, Gill was able to adjust her schedule to come and help during the morning hours and has remained with us much longer than I had initally anticipated after seeing the great value she provides. Gill is also extremely helpful around the house and consistenly assists with organizing and cleaning when needed. She has been amazingly flexible with her hours to ensure they best fit our needs and schedule and has agreed to continue to provide us with her expertise and guidance for an additional month. Gill is an extremely sweet and kind hearted person that always listens to my concerns, both for my baby as well as for myself, and always offers a solution that helps to ensure we are both happy and well cared for. All and all, Gill has become a friend that I look forward to seeing and has truly showed my family nothing but respect, compassion, and GREATLY appreciated help. She is an absolute joy to have in our home and I would recommend her to any family looking for help from a truly professional and knowlable Doula.
Gill was wonderfully helpful - she helped with me, the baby, our three older kids and the housework without needing us to keep telling her what to do - she just did what was needed. She was a huge help in our first few weeks getting settled with a new baby.
Gill was our postpartum doula for our second child. She was there from the moment our daughter was born, and she helped all of us transition to a family of four. Since I struggled with postpartum depression, it was incredibly important to have someone there to help us acclimate to our new reality in a gentle way. She was helpful in ways we didn’t anticipate, and she was wonderful at meeting all four of our needs. Having Gill come to help us was one of the best decisions we could have made. I recommend her highly to any and all parents in search of a warm, calming, and supportive presence.
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