Angela is just the best. The BEST! She has supported our family for both our first and second children and she still occasionally watches our kids (now ages 3 yrs and 6 mos) on the weekends when we are going to be out of cell service because we feel so comfortable and confident with her. She is incredibly knowledgeable about everything from infant care to parenting struggles to dealing with the postpartum body/mind. Our first child was born during COVID; we had no support system outside of her and she was an absolute sanity-saver. She taught us how to be confident as new parents and I still marvel at her ability to anticipate needs I didn't even know I had. With our second child we were actually able to have have family over to help and, to be blunt, it just made me appreciate her more. Not only is she incredibly competent with our kids, but she somehow manages to organize the house, clean and fold the laundry (Marie Kondo would be proud), water the plants, etc., all while wearing my peaceful sleeping baby in her ring sling. It's quite inspiring to behold! I am so thankful for the efficiency, thoughtfulness, and ease she brings to our house.
Angela B. 7/25/23
Angela is an amazing doula and wonderful human being; I could not recommend her enough! She came to us when my second child was just a few weeks old and helped with everything home and baby related that a new mother needs. She got him to nap, helped with laundry and dishes, and tidied up our space so that I was able to nap and wake up to a fresh home. She had lots of very helpful advice about breastmilk safety, sleep, play, and health. She is open to many parenting styles and has worked in the birth world in several different capacities, so she's very experienced. I've recommend her to several friends and they all love her! She is also great with our 4 year old daughter. I only wish we would have had doula Angela for our first baby as well!
Zach E. 7/17/23
Angela was a huge benefit for our new family the first few months post-partum. She has great communication skills, and was flexible, proactive, sweet with the baby, and overall incredibly helpful during her time. Angela also provided us with parenting tips and was generally very supportive to new parent struggles. I'd highly recommend her services especially for new families. You rock, Angela!
Carrie E. 7/15/23
Angela was an amazing post partum doula. I feel so lucky to have had her support during such an epic transition in my life. The fourth trimester is real and was challenging for me in ways I did not expect from slow healing and pelvic floor therapy to very different relationships with my family. Her support made it possible for me to catch up on sleep and have the time I needed to heal and recover. She also helped my husband and I grow our confidence as parents. We didn't have a local family support network and she really became a part of our family. She was able to listen and respond to our needs with so much warmth and thoughtfulness, whether that be how to get LO to nap or how to deal with changing family dynamics after having a baby. We will be forever grateful for her support
Molly D. 6/13/23
Angela is a true angel and helped us so much in the first couple of months of our son’s life. When I first approached my husband about a postpartum night doula he was skeptical, but after our first night with Angela he asked if we could have her come help us every night! Those precious extra moments of sleep made her services worth every penny. Angela is also incredibly calm and confident, and whenever my son had a cold or struggled with something, I felt safe leaving him in her care. She is also a great resource and gave me great advice about everything from baby sleep to breast feeding issues I had. In those early days postpartum, it’s so comforting to have someone like Angela to lend a helping hand or calming advice. I would recommend her to anyone and would absolutely use her services again.
Allison C. 5/29/23
Angela was fantastic. She was so on top of everything: anticipating needs before we even knew we had them. I had had a c section birth and we also had a 3 year old, so certainly needed a lot of support. Angela was able to do everything--she was amazing with our toddler, she folded and neatly folded laundry, organized bottles, brought me the baby and whisked her away again when I was done nursing. She was kind, action-oriented, efficient, warm and dependable. Highly highly recommend!
Casey H. 5/24/23
Angela provided overnight newborn care for our second child. She was a tremendous help to us and we would definitely work with her again. Angela was calm and gentle with our baby, and professional and collaborative with us. She was responsive to text and email, on time, adapted easily to our less-than-optimal setup (which involved her and baby camping in the living room), and provided detailed notes after every shift. She also helped us evaluate our baby's sleep issues and encouraged us to get additional support from our pediatrician, which ultimately led to a reflux diagnosis and getting the help we desperately needed for him. In addition, Angela was easy to work with around Covid precautions and communicative and open with us about her Covid risk exposure, so that we could manage our risk as we wanted to. We're so grateful to have had her support and recommend her to others without reservation.
Golnaz A. 4/6/2023
Angela is amazing! She has been there every step of the way for us as first time parents. At first we used her night doula services for the first 8 weeks and let me tell you, getting those precious hours of sleep while a professional cares for your child is priceless. She answered all of our questions, researched anything she wasn't 100% sure about and had countless referrals for any specialists we were interested in (massage therapist, lactation consultant, etc). Then we hired her for daytime doula support until our son reached 3 months. I cannot recommend her enough! Will definitely be using her if and when we have a 2nd!
Shyon B. 4/4/2023
Angela was great she gave us a ton of tribal knowledge input for us new parents and went way above and beyond to get us going on the right track. she had the answers to everything land truly helped us. highly recommend
Yu-Yun D. 4/01/2023
We are incredibly fortunate to have Angela as our postpartum doula for our second child. She is dependable and organized, which was a great help to us since we do not have any family in the area. We cannot thank her enough for the amazing job she has done in supporting us through the difficult times. Her overnight assistance during the first few weeks, as well as her daytime support so that we could spend time with our first child, made the transition incredibly smooth and peaceful. When we saw her holding our baby, we knew that they were in good hands. We were also impressed by her passion for caring for babies and families when we discussed our child.
During the process of searching for a doula, we spoke to several candidates. Angela stood out to us for her organization and transparency, from the contracts to the payments.
W. Lin 4/1/2023
This is written by a husband who slept with our newborns and woke up everytime for night feeds (to keep my wife accompany) when we had our first kid.
For our second, we knew we needed to find a postpartum doula who could provide overnight support. Thanks to Angela, I was able to get some much-needed rest during those first few weeks. I still remember one day when I woke up and my wife told me our baby had just gone through a growth spurt - and it was Angela who had been holding the baby between feeds. Sleep deprivation can cause a lot of tension and arguments between spouses, and having a reliable person like Angela to help was invaluable.
Angela also helped us stay organized when our baby was asleep. If anyone I know is looking for a doula, I would highly recommend they contact Angela.
Angela came to our family at a time when we were in crisis. We had our baby at the height of the pandemic, and having just moved to the area, we lacked a support network. Ten months later the baby was still not sleeping. We were tired beyond belief and desperately needed help. Even though Angela normally works with families in the immediate postpartum period, she came to our rescue. She did overnights so we could get some much needed sleep, and eventually as the baby started sleeping more regularly through the night, she started coming during the day to watch the baby so that we could have a break. The baby loves her - they read books and play games - while somehow Angela miraculously also folds all the laundry, cleans the kitchen, and preps dinner. We would hire Angela again in an instant and miss working with her. She had so many good ideas about sleep, feeding, and baby wearing. She is really well connected to other resources and experts. She is also just plain nice, and exactly what our family needed.
Sheila O. 9/7/2021
I don't know what we would have done without Angela! We had our first child a year ago during the height of the COVID pandemic when our family couldn't travel and come over to help. Angela was with us right after the baby was born and anticipated needs I didn't even know I had as a first-time parent. She is a wealth of knowledge on everything infant and postpartum and deftly handled every question we threw at her had on childcare. She helped me with my nursing issues with my premie, taught us pro-tips on things like bathing and diapering (we were VERY inexperienced parents), all while helping us keep our house together and thinking of everything down to making sure I had a full glass of water nearby while I was nursing. She is also a master "baby-wearer" and showed us how to use ring slings and other types of carriers. My husband would sometimes marvel at her as she would wear my baby while simultaneously cleaning the dishes and organizing the house (more efficiently that I would even WITHOUT a baby). She is the absolute best and if we end up having another child we won't hesitate to hire her again!
Angela is simply fantastic. Not only is she a kind and patient caregiver, but she is energetic and ready to help in any way possible. When we had our second child, she was ready to handle either kiddo, giving us some much needed time and space to handle all of the things that have to get done. I highly recommend her for any post-natal needs, having assistance in the fourth trimester made everything so much easier than I could have ever imagined.
Angela was so wonderful. She helped out with my immediate post partum period, playing with my older child, keeping house in order and making sure I had everything I needed. She is SUPER knowledgeable and has been working in birth for over a decade. She helped with baby wearing, nursing questions and general newborn questions. We loved working with her so much she stayed on a couple extra months helping with our older child as he adjusted to life with a baby. Which TBH he did not mind at all because he loved having Angela around. They played games, did art, all the things. Highly recommend Angela as a post partum doula!
We were so fortunate to have Angela’s help this year for a couple months just prior to the Covid stay at home order. She was so wonderful with our baby and helped me tremendously while struggling to establish breastfeeding (also just awesome to have the baby in expert hands while I napped or showered or had a meal with my partner). It made such a difference in our quality of life during a tough time.