Postpartum Doula Services

Here to support the beginning of your parenting journey…

Newborns are born into the world like sponges. Their nervous systems are hyper-sensitive to the feelings, sensations, gestures and thoughts of their caregivers as well as to their sensory environment. The first days, weeks and months after birth are so vitally important for brain development that this time is considered a sensitive period conferring both opportunity and risk. Newborns require a careful balance of sensory stimulation, settling and responsive caregiving to nurture healthy brain development. Extensive studies demonstrate that if these needs are not met during this sensitive period, infants can develop maladaptive patterns that negatively affect learning, attachment and emotion regulation later in childhood. Once these patterns develop, it is very difficult to change them. I support families during this special and vulnerable time by providing emotional support, sharing relevant science and offering individualized skills that will help your newborn have the best shot at a good life. I also provide specialized newborn care, including sleep support and night care, so that parents can rest assured knowing their child is safe and receiving responsive care.

Emotional support for individuals experiencing difficulty conceiving, miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion and other forms of loss is available. You are encouraged to contact me in order to receive the support you deserve to process and integrate your experience.

Rates

Initial intake- $90

10 hours- $500

25 hours- $900

50 hours- $2000

BIPOC-identified parents receive a 5% discount

Testimonials

Leticia worked with our family for a short time, but it was transformative. We were new, inexperienced parents with a 2 month old. She helped us develop a routine with our daughter — it helped everyone get more sleep and also made the day more structured and predictable. She also showed us new cues that our daughter was making, so that we could better interpret and meet her needs. We also learned how to interact (play!) with our daughter from Leticia, which made parenting much more joyful. Leticia even did a couple of overnight shifts so that we were able to sleep well for the first time since our child was born. Under Leticia’s guidance, we went from frustrated parents who were barely coping, to confident parents who were building a secure attachment with our child. Leticia was professional, knowledgeable, and caring, and she worked hard to provide support for our family. It is hard to imagine how we would have made it through early parenthood without her help.