Testimonial for Junko Watanabe Ziemba

Junko is amazing and was very key in my postpartum recovery and transition to motherhood. I am so grateful that I had her as my PP doula.

I was initially on the fence about getting a PP doula because of the expense, but with my sister recently moving out of state, my parents being close but 2 hours away and older, and my in laws out of state--oh and a pandemic thrown in the mix, I decided to incest in myself so I could have supper during this big change. 

I selected Junko because of her similar background (I am Asian and my husband is Japanese) and I was just thinking it would automatically provide some familiarity. I also selected her since she is a mom and could offer her own insight, guidance and stories. What I found in Junko was akin to an older cousin--someone who showed kindness and warmth towards me and my baby from the moment we got home. She was focused, proactive and so caring. 

She made sure I got rest, had nutritious meals/snacks, offered comfort during the weeks of my baby not gaining weight fast enough and having UV blanket treatment for jaundice, and even the challenges of breastfeeding. She shared anecdotal stories of her challenges and triumphs when she became a mom the first time so I could learn from her, and was always so supportive during moments of doubt and low confidence. She also made sure to help take care of me at a time others focus so much on my baby that my own recovery could be easily overlooked (even by myself!).

I am so thankful I had her support after giving birth since I feel like she was key in building my confidence as a new mom. I'm also very appreciative that I can still reach out to her with updates and news to share as a friend. Junko is wonderful.

-Nisha Dattaray

May 25, 2021

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Junko Watanabe Ziemba

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Birth Fee: $1800

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $55

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Birth Fee: $1800

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $55

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