• Caring for mama as she recovers from birth

  • Process & integrate pregnancy and childbirth experience

  • Sleeping solutions and how to get enough sleep in the first weeks

  • Hands-on education for infant and mama care

  • Soothing baby tips and guidance

  • Breastfeeding counseling/latch and positioning help

  • Bottle feeding/formula support

  • Understanding baby cues

  • Diaper care

  • Care for baby when parents want to shower, nap, or spend some special time with the older child(ren), or each other

  • Prepare pump supplies or bottles

  • Non-judgmental support for family

  • Sibling and pet adjustment (if applicable)

  • Screen for postpartum mood disorders

  • Light household management

  • Assists with thank you notes and errands

  • Companionship

  • Village building- helping mother and father connect with the community and local groups

  • Assist the family by organizing offers of help from friends and extended family to create a structured flow of help

  • Resources & referrals (massage, acupuncture, support groups, pediatric chiropractors, naturopaths, green baby goods, etc.)

  • Help create a nurturing & quiet environment for the family

  • Evidence-based information on a variety of topics; the neuroscience of parenthood; making sense of baby brain and boost oxytocin, infant / maternal sleep biology, postpartum traditions, vaccine safety and so much more!

Natalie

 "I cannot encapsulate a better experience than having Suzanna as our doula...She was not only incredible support during postpartum but we also consider her a friend. She provided us incredible support with such a calm, empowering demeanor. She is also such an incredible resource and wealth of knowledge. We couldn't have made it the last three months without her, and every time she was away, we missed her (and still do)! If you are looking for postpartum support or a night nurse, Suzanna truly is a great person to have and we are so grateful to have experienced sharing post birth with her." -NW 2020

Emily

"Suzanna helped me through the beginning of a new phase of motherhood as a stay-at-home mommy of two. She coached me, helped me create and track goals to keep my brain focused, and provided an outlet for much-needed adult interaction in those first few months while everything was overwhelming and new. She was patient and kind, she listened to my opinions and concerns, and made sure that my mental health was a priority when I didn’t have the brain space to spend on it.

Suzanna is incredibly knowledgeable about pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, postpartum, and childcare; which was so helpful when I was exhausted, struggling with the changes my body had just gone through and had two little ones to look after on top of it all. It was life-giving having someone to care specifically for me and my mental health in this transitional time. It helped me become the best mom I could be." -2018

Lora

“We cannot even begin to express our sincere gratitude for Suzanna and her expertise. As first time parents (and first time mom of a now almost 7 month old!), my husband and I were unfamiliar with the role of postpartum doulas. She introduced us to incredible care centered on the recovering mom and needs of the brand new infant. Our daughter arrived a bit early, and was less than 5 lbs when we brought her home; she required a “triple feeding schedule” that resulted in almost 90 minutes of various forms of feeding followed by 30 minutes of rest...and repeat!  Needless to say, and despite so much love and support from our families, we were exhausted. Suzanna was truly a light in the haze of sleeplessness and new-parent uncertainty. Her unassuming and warm presence, calming words, as well as evidence-based, postpartum/breastfeeding knowledge were unparalleled. She skillfully guided us all through the early weeks of parenthood (and with COVID looming). We recommend her services to all!” -2020