$30 to $35
11 years and 110 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Raleigh, NC Service range 30 miles
My husband and I are so thankful to have met Cindy! She stayed overnight with our son (second baby) for 3 nights between 5-9 weeks. Her visits were invaluable; she quickly suggested our son may have reflux and the milk protein allergy and she was correct with both! Her helpful tips aided us in those first tough months with a new baby. I appreciated that she took notes during her visits and followed up with detailed suggestions and insight. Cindy is very warm and I immediately felt at ease with her. I wish we had known about post-partum doulas six years ago when we had our daughter! Cindy's support and guidance with several issues helped make our son (and us!) so much more comfortable. I highly recommend her!
Cindy is AMAZING! My husband and I have 2 boys ages 6 and 3 so when we discovered we were pregnant with twins we knew we needed help at night. Cindy came recommended by a friend so we interviewed her and quickly discovered how valuable she would be once our twins arrived. Cindy's unique ability to blend right into the family along with her level of expertise of newborns and multiples gave us a sense of comfort and relief. She offered understanding, support, encouragement and advice when needed. Cindy is very professional yet talking with her feels a lot like catching up with an old friend. She made surviving those first several weeks with our twin boys possible and more enjoyable as we were able to get much needed sleep. My husband and I are so grateful for her services and would recommend her over and over again.
I wholeheartedly recommend Cindy MacKinnon. I had soldiered through the newborn period with my first set of twins with the battle scars and extreme sleep deprivation that comes with taking care of 2 newborns, including breastfeeding/pumping woes and a colicky baby. When I found out I was having a 2nd set of twins, I knew I had to do something different this time. Cindy was absolutely the answer! As I expected, I got some sleep this time around, and that enabled me to function & take care of my 2-year-old twins as well as the babies during the day. But here is what I didn't count on: that Cindy would be a friend through all the troubles and worries & hormones. That she would often text me to check on me on the days she wasn't there (and even on the days when she was coming that night). That she would spend her off-the-clock time answering emails/questions. That she would be a great listener when I had the struggles with my parents/family-helpers that inevitably come with the stresses of caring for 2 babies. That I would not feel alone. That I would feel like I had a knowledgable advisor to answer all my questions of "what should I do?" and "am I doing the right thing here?" That I would have someone to talk me off the ledge when I over-worried. That she would even offer helpful advice and tips before the babies were born. These are the benefits I never dreamed of. Cindy comes in and patiently listens, answers your questions, and ensures that you get the sleep you need, and is right there in the trenches with you whenever you're worried. The other important feature that sets Cindy apart is the flexibility she offers in how you use the hours you contract her for. If you find you need her only 1 night a week one week, but 2 or 3 another, or a day shift and a night or 2 another week, she is so accomodating and flexible. That is absolutely invaluable, because you can really concentrate her services for when you need them. Cindy is a gem!
Cindy was an angel sent to help us with our newborn baby. She brought a world of knowledge and experince to help us take care of her. Cindy's demeanor and calmness is exactly what we needed during this special, yet stressful time. I learned wonderful techniques to help soothe and calm our fussy baby. I also learned breastfeeding tips and methods, which led to 12 months of successful breastfeeding. I highly recommend Cindy for anyone looking for a caring, compassionate, and loving Doula. The level of professionalism and knowledge Cindy brought into our home cannot be matched by anyone else. She is absolutley the best Doula we had over the course of our 10 weeks of postpartum care.
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