About

Postpartum Doula

Katrina and Bastian 2013

I’m a professionally trained DONA Certified Doula, and ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator. Driven by the knowledge that successful birth and postpartum outcomes are greatly enhanced when parents have support.

I provide daytime and nighttime newborn care, labor support and private childbirth classes to families in the greater Los Angeles area. Collaborating with parents to develop individualized care solutions specific to their lifestyle, birth plan, and delivery outcomes.

I have experience working with full-term babies, twins, and preemies. My area of care includes hospital and home births, planned and emergency cesareans, high-risk pregnancies, inductions and VBAC.

I have personal experience with unexpected birth outcomes. My first child, a son, was born at 26 weeks gestation, which resulted in a 11-week stay in the NICU. Through this experience, I worked with many leading pediatric professionals in the Los Angeles area, and my son thrived with their dedicated care and support.

This experience showed me how critical it is for mothers and babies to have a solid support network after birth to help them navigate any issues that may arise.

My second child, a daughter, was born full-term. However, near the end of what was supposed to be a natural childbirth, we experienced a sudden cord prolapse, which resulted in an emergency delivery. Although this did not fit my birth preferences, it further solidified my belief in the necessity of having excellent postpartum care.

Having a doula ensures that the first few weeks and months with a new baby are joyous for the entire family.

My intention is for parents to have more time and energy to enjoy their babies.

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