$35 to $40
0 years and 7 births attended
0 years and 10 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families
Postpartum limits/restrictions: No heavy duty cleaning ( e.g., bathroom, windows, yard work)
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
no unassisted births
My interest in birth work was very organic as a continuation of the childcare and teaching experiences I had both here and in South America. I grew up in beautiful Sao Paulo, Brazil, and after moving to Seattle, I dove deep into my calling to be a birth and postpartum doula. I realized that I had a unique ability to recognize and cater to peoples’ individual needs and to support them in their transition to parenthood. These skills are the foundation of my doula practice. When I think about the significant impact of my work as a doula can have on people’s lives, it immediately warms my heart. Knowing that I am the person who can assess their needs and bring the needed comfort and calm presence is both a great responsibility and a great joy. I enter each birthing situation with confidence and ease, and leave my work with a family knowing they have solid tools and confidence in their parenting skills. As a teacher in South America, I translated people’s words; I now get to help translate emotions and choices.When I join a family during labor, I appreciate and honor that I am participating in one of the most important moments in their lives. I can adjust my support strategies to meet a family’s needs, reassure them of the good progress of the birthing person, and accompany them on that beautiful path until the baby is in their arms. As a Latina immigrant, I have experienced the challenges of adjusting to life in a new country without family nearby. I know first-hand how challenging it can be to reach out to a new support network for help. There is a lot of trust in a doula and birthing parent relationship. Everyone experiences new emotions, and these feelings can be scary. I am there to provide comfort as well as to share information to help the birthing family make informed and empowered decisions. -- Certified Lactation Educator --
Seattle, WA Service range 13 miles
Where to begin? There are so many wonderful things I wish to say about Lola. The two words that come immediately to my mind: HIRE HER. Lola became my doula shortly after I found out I was pregnant. I knew right away when we had a consultation I could count on her as my advocate, friend, and support throughout my pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Even though we couldn't meet much in person, Lola's warm, kind, straightforward personality really helped my husband and me feel comfortable and supported through the pregnancy as first time parents. She provided us with many resources, and always made herself available to talk via text, email, or call. Lola's coaching and support during labor helped keep me calm and focused at all times, even when things didn't go as planned. My labor was a long and difficult process that involved several changes to my birth plan, and Lola helped to ease the difficulty of the new decisions I had to make, and eased the physical and emotional toll it had on me. Her ability to help me feel empowered and safe no matter the situation was incredible. During a postpartum visit Lola went right into help mode and took care of us. She assisted us with our son, ran laundry, helped me with my breast pumping, and was an excellent listening ear for me to vent my woes and worries. She never once stopped validating me as a new mom or my feelings. We cannot stress how grateful we were to have her be a part of such a beautiful, real, and raw emotional portion our lives. She is excellent at what she does, and I know she will support you the way she supported us one hundred percent.
Given COVID, we decided to not fly in our families to help with the arrival of our baby girl, so we decided to hire a Postpartum Doula. Lola was our choice and we couldn’t be happier. We hired her to spend the night with me in the hospital while my husband stayed at home with our older daughter. Lola is passionate about what she does and was definitely helpful in providing all the support I needed in such a special time. She was easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. If we decide to go for baby #3, Lola will certainly be by our side again.
It was an incredible pleasure to work with Lola as a postpartum doula. Due to hospital policy during COVID-19, my partner could only be with me in the hospital for the first night. I was so fortunate to have Lola's assistance for the remaining time on my own with my newborn and then later at home. She is an amazingly good listener and provided such empathetic support for me during this tender time. I would highly recommend any parent/family to work with Lola as a birth or postpartum doula. She provided great communication and high quality support during a stressful and also exciting time for our family. We appreciated her gentle and knowledgeable approach to family and newborn support.
I'd recommend Lola to be your Doula. I felt confident and empowered when we’re together. Having my first pregnancy, being high risk during Covid 19 was a fearful time for me. Lola was punctual at all of our meetings, informative, communicative, and provided a lot of good resources for me which helped me and my partner have an idea what to expect and should know. Unfortunately, during covid, my birthing center were limiting people allowed in the room and was unable to have her attend my birth. But with all the wisdom and knowledge she’d already shared, I remembered and it felt like she was with me the entire time. It helped me push through when I wanted to give up, gave me confidence and reassurance when I was in doubt. Thank you, Lola for your time and knowledge. You truly made an great impact with my first pregnancy.
Before Lola, I was not aware of what a doula was. Immediately I was intrigued and happened to he pregnant so I got the opportunity to have lola as my doula. I'll start by saying I'm absolutely happy and satisfied with Lola and her hell throughout the process, specifically in these times of covid-19. Lola made sure to always ask me if o had questions to ask her or if I needed help she was there. She sent multiple great resources for all parts of the birthing experience which helped me prepare for the big day. Before hand she made sure she knew what I was comfortable with, what would sooth me during my contractions, and how she could help. Lola was prepared and came to the hospital in a very timely manner, ready to jump in. My hospital experience before she got there was terrible and I immediately felt better with her there, she knew exactly where to massage me to help relieve pain. She was very delightful to talk to just to pass some time and contractions while I was in the bath tub. She engaged and listened to everything that was going on and made sure I was okay and things were going according to plan. Lola has checked up on my family and continues to ask if I need help or have any questions about postpartum.. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience with a doula.
= Available. Calendar last updated: 11-30-2020
= Available. Calendar last updated: 11-30-2020