San Francisco, CA Service range 50 miles
16 years and 100 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 2
I run a support group for Brazilian families seeking parenting support.
San Francisco, CA Service range 50 miles
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Lea was an angel in our lives. Like many new mothers, I was struggling with breastfeeding and she helped me so much through those first difficult days.
She also came to our home to show me the safest way to transport my baby teaching us all the ins and outs of the car seat, how to use it safely, how to install it safely and particular facts about the model we purchased.
I highly recommend the services she offers. She is such a patient and loving person!
Minha história com a Lea começou em setembro de 2021, assim que descobri a minha gravidez, ela foi paciente, me educou com informações sérias e atualizadas.
Ela orientou o meu marido sobre parto, cuidados com o bebê e comigo.
A Lea me tratou como uma mãe que cuida de sua filha, eu acredito no trabalho dela, ela torna a gestação e o parto do meu bebê uma experiência mais segura com seus cuidados, embora eu tenha tido uma gestação muito difícil, marcada por violência obstétrica a Lea tornou tudo mais calmo, e advogou por minhas necessidades.
Eu realmente acredito no trabalho dela. E uma vida inteira não seria o suficiente para agradece-lá por ter ajudado a trazer o meu bebê saudável e encantador a esse mundo. Obrigada por seus serviços e por tanta dedicação.
She is a grateful surprise. Competent professional, updated, with several courses in the curriculum. She is always looking for new knowledge, investing in it. With her I feel safe and cared for, she is loving and caring. If you are looking for an excellent professional with a lot of dedication, I recommend her.
Lea worked with us as a night doula providing care and assistance overnight when our son was born, beginning a few days after we were home from the hospital until he was 2 months old. We feel so fortunate to have found her and that she was able to help care for our family in those early days. Without grandparents or other family in the area, we really needed an extra pair of hands so that we could rest and actually sleep through the night as new parents. But more than providing extra sleep, Lea helped us make the transition into parenthood, generously sharing her experience and knowledge. She was happy to provide input on baby supplies or home remedies for common newborn or postpartum issues, and always has the baby’s safety in mind. She is actually a certified child passenger safety technician, and when we first met with her before the birth, she helped us install our carseat! Particularly during a surge in the pandemic, it was important to us to take precautions around covid exposure and Lea was very responsive and respectful of our wishes regarding masking. When we were debating which carrier to buy, she let us try one out that she recommended and had on hand. She shared tips about breastfeeding and every other aspect of new motherhood that came up. I felt nervous about starting pumping, and Lea sat with me one night and showed me how to set up my pump and get started. There were countless examples like these; times when we, as new parents, felt unsure and Lea was an invaluable and trusted resource in these early days. She integrated into our house so easily and we felt extremely comfortable with her caring for our son. She offers advice and direction but is never heavy-handed and was happy to work with us as a team. Lea is exceptionally warm and generous and will go above and beyond to help with all things related to caring for a new baby and new parents. We recommend her without reservation and would work with her again in a heartbeat!
Português: Sempre brinquei: doula é frescura. Nós somos adultos e damos conta disso sozinhos e tranquilamente. Mas, a verdade é que sem a ajuda da Lea, teríamos muito mais problemas (e, olha, tivemos alguns). Ela nos deu todo o suporte necessário (foi além, e ainda fez feijoada pra nós ??). Recomendo de olhos fechados (inclusive para os pais). Muito obrigado por tudo, Lea.
I used to say that contract a doula would be silly. We're adults and we could handle it. But, the true is that without Lea's help, we'd be in trouble. She gave us all the support ( actually, she went beyond cooking a wonderful feijoada for us ??). I definitely recommend her services (that's for dads too).
Portuguese below I went through a traumatic birth 4 mnths ago resulting in trauma, total loss of my milk supply, pain & feelings of abandonment. Lea's support was of extreme help for me to face this period in a safer & more peaceful way. Before, I felt so lonely. After Lea's services I was educated about motherhood & how the American healthcare system works. During the report of the medical errors & despicable ways in which I was treated, the hospital asked 3 times if Lea was my attorney due to the way she positioned herself. She really fought for me and with me!! If that wasn't amazing enough, she offered me remote support for weeks in the middle of her vacation. I felt safe, cared for, protected & heard by someone who understands my rights. Lea is the mix of information & compassion! In my next pregnancy, I want Lea's services from the get go! Just as she took care of me, she will take care of you!
Português: Eu passei por um parto ha 4 meses gerando trauma, perda total do meu leite, dores e sensação de abandono. Lea me ajudou demais a atravessar esse momento de forma mais segura. Antes, me sentia tão só. Com os serviços dela eu fui educada sobre o sistema de saude americano e sobre a maternidade em si. Na reunião pra denúncia dos erros médicos e forma abominável como fui tratada o hospital questionou 3 vezes se Lea era minha advogada devido à forma como ela se posicionou. Ela realmente lutou por mim! Se nao bastasse, ela ofereceu suporte remoto a mim em meio às suas férias. Me senti segura, cuidada, protegida e ouvida por alguem que realmente conhece meus direitos. Lea é a mistura de informaçao e compaixão! Na minha proxima gravidez quero os servicos de Lea desde começo! Assim como ela cuidou de mim, ela vai cuidar de você!
Lea has always being that angel that is there on the right time! Extremely helpful when I was thinking about getting pregnant, she helped me change my lifestyle and provided instructions on important things to have for when the baby arrives. She has also provided phenomenal assistance on how to better help and advocate for my son with autism. Even when we were only suspecting of the possible diagnosis she helped us navigate through the process of finding all the help he needed, we were informed of things that could be added on his IEP and rights that he is entitled of such as sensory brakes. She is spot on every advice and displays an amazing knowledge on the fields mentioned above. I wish from the bottom of my heart that every friend of mine had someone like Lea nearby to help them walk through the rocky roads of their lives.
We hired Lea for support at night. Her experience with kids and the respect with which Lea treats babies stood out. She treats them like unique individuals and tries to meets them where they are at their development stage, instead of forcing things on babies. We felt very comfortable leaving our baby with her. Because we knew that she will be taken care of in a way we would. But I got the most out of our time together when Lea supported us during the day. I got to learn tips & tricks on child care. More importantly, it was very helpful to learn Lea's perspective on how to bring up a child, how to treat them with love & care contributing to their development and growth. I really learnt a lot from her child care philosophy and will be implementing them for our baby girl. Being a parent herself, she shared some stories about her kids and how she handles various situations with them. Her idea of treating kids with respect, reasoning out every aspect and giving them freedom to make choices is great and she taught me how all this needs to start from a a very early age. I highly recommend her for any family. She brings a lot of positivity with her along with her expertise in child development.
Sincerely, I don't know what would've been of me as a newmom without her presence. It was Lea who guided me and was "by my side" throught the whole experience. Before each appointment she guided me regarding my rights, health codes and standard practices so I could educate myself and know my rights and understand what was being done. She shared many resources with me like videos, scientific articles, specialists reports so I could educate myself. She also shared a lot of information with my husband so he could prepare himself to advocate for me. She visited us in Brazil a few weeks before my due date. During this visit she gave me in depth information about what to expect and how to prepare for labor delivery and postpartum so I could feel confident. She helped me choose nursing attire, shared tips and tricks so I could breastfeed comfortably in public. She also prepared the house for me for the postpartum period, furnishing it with disposable kitchen utensils so I wouldn't have to worry about washing dishes in the first few weeks. She knew I wouldn't have a support network so she thought through about every detail to make those few weeks easier on me. And then, my daughter was born. And when I thought Lea had already done so much for us I realized how much more was yet to come. Even being physically distant Lea was the person who helped me fix the breastfeeding latch position. It was so painful before but after I followed her suggestions things became smoother. The ability to count on her support during this period gave me the tools I needed to overcome the challenges and frustrations of the process. Her tips and tricks to avoid the situations that caused me frustration were right on point! All the way through starting solids, researching discipline methods, everything! Her character is unquestionable, her presence and advice are calming and reassuring. We're forever grateful for the blessing of having Lea as a part of our lives.
Português no final.
???? I want to start saying she arrived on time and was extremely professional. She has such a light spirit. Her mild manner and calm demeanor enchanted me. By sharing her knowledge she helped me make decisions for my family. Her help was essential to lighten my burden and anxiet. She has so much knowledge I was impressed! She taught me how to use the sling, the ergo and many other things. Oh and she helped me make sure my son was safe in his car seat. Lea's attitude is cheering, she's proactive. Before I even thought of what I needed she already offered to do exactly what I needed help with, that was so funny! She can definitely think ahead and help me prepare for what comes next. She helped me with the dishes so I could focus on my baby and when I wanted to work around the house she jumped in to care for the baby so I could get things done. With her knowledge and companionship I was able to understand and live the expression that says I should enjoy this phase with my baby. I enjoyed having her over and her presence brought me great comfort. For these many reasons I recommend her to be your Doula.
???? Eu fiquei impressionada como a Lea é profissional! Ela chegou nos horários que combinamos, a leveza dela me encanta, a forma de ver as coisas e seu conhecimento faz ficar leve a maternidade. Ela me ensinou muitas coisas e me fez entender que tudo é passageiro e que devo aproveitar essa fase do meu bebê .Ela me ensinou sobre deixar o car seat mais seguro, ensinou como usar o sling e o ergobaby, entre outras coisas. Ela também é muito pró ativa antes de eu pensar, ela já está lá fazendo, é muito engraçado isso! Amei tê-la conosco, me fez tão bem a presença dela aqui. Enfim foi uma experiência maravilhosa ter a Lea conosco. Por essas razões eu recomendo ela pra ser sua Doula.
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