CLIENT TESTIMONIALS & EXPERIENCES
This is a review for the postpartum doula services offered by Donna and her amazing team. I had a really great experience with them from start to finish. After working unsuccessfully with another service on postpartum doula support I called Donna and found her to be really well organized and supportive of my needs. I called with only a few weeks left before my due date and Donna managed to secure 2 amazing doulas to help out for 6 weeks after my delivery. As a first-time parent I had pretty much no idea what I needed in terms of support and Donna's suggestions in terms of how to structure the night/day support over the first 6 weeks turned out to be spot on.
Jennifer (Orange County, CA)
Donna and her amazing team of doulas were there for us when we needed the support most and my family would not be where we are today without them. Roxana, Cassie, Melissa and Donna were like our angels, teaching my husband and me everything about being first-time parents. All of the overwhelming aspects of those first few months, such as breastfeeding, feeding schedule, baby's sleeping patterns, developmental moments to be aware of, pumping schedules etc. were all addressed by this amazing team of doulas.
Not only did they give us relief at night, but they gave us the tools necessary to allow us as parents and our baby to thrive. It was so comforting to get a knock at the door at 8pm or 9pm and see our amazing doula there, ready to support, assist and help us with any questions or concerns.
Roxana also supported our family during the day, and we lovingly refer to her as our "Saint Roxana". Our baby loved her so much and she really helped us get the hang of being a parent to an infant. When I think back on those first few months of motherhood, I smile from ear to ear, not only because of my sweet baby but because of the support and care we from Donna, Cassie, Roxana and Melissa.
Melissa A. (Central LA, Los Angeles, CA)
We can't say enough great things about Donna and her doulas. Donna, AJ, Maureen and Barbara could not have been more supportive, encouraging and helpful as we transitioned to new parenthood. They were always available with a warm, caring smile and provided amazing service to help our new family of three adjust when we came home from the hospital. Any question we had, they had all the answers as well as many great suggestions on techniques, products and more. We felt so comfortable having them in our home and with our baby in their care. Can't imagine having done this without them and would recommend them to any new mom and dad in a heartbeat!
Jillian L. (Santa Monica, CA)
I wish I could give more than 5 stars. I used Donna, one of the post partum Doulas. She will transform your newborn experience and she changed the life of our family. Donna took an hour of her time to get back to me immediately and just help me out over the phone because she CARES. She taught my husband and I so much, and made our sweet little girl so happy. She trained our nanny, who loves her as well. Donna is amazing, and my only regret is that I did not ask for her help sooner!
Hannah C. (Salem, NH)
Marisa was our night nurse for a few weeks recently. She is amazing!! I give her all the credit for helping our baby start sleeping 10+ hours a night from 7 weeks old. She is incredibly professional, conscientious, hygienic, detail-oriented and trustworthy. I was a little hesitant to book someone without meeting her in person but the moment she walked in the door I felt safe with her. She is so knowledgeable and gave us SO many helpful tips for our baby. I can’t say enough good things about her. She’s the perfect combination of consummate professional and trusted friend.
Erica (Los Angeles, CA)
In addition to taking beautiful care of my baby, she also took incredible care of me,
answering all of my new parent questions, assuaging my occasional concerns, teaching me how
to pump (something I went into reluctantly, but – as Rhonda reassured me – is actually quite
manageable, and even gratifying), and making sure I was getting the nourishment I needed to
nourish my little one. Most telling, I slept amazingly when Rhonda was here. Before I brought
my baby home from the hospital, I didn’t think I would be able to part ways with her – and leave
her with a stranger, even if an extremely warm and capable one! – while we slept. When Rhonda
walked through my door that first night, those feelings vanished.
Rachel (Los Angeles, CA)
As first-time parents of twin babies we were overwhelmed with caring for our sons and desperately needed a trustworthy person to handle the overnight shift. Marisa spent 3 weeks with our family and was just that. Her calm demeanor put us at ease. We've never had anyone work in our house overnight but we trusted Marisa with the safety of our babies and our home.
Mandi (Los Angles, CA)
The doulas at Newborn Nurtury are incredibly kind, patient, and warm. I also appreciated that everyone we worked with was extremely professional. Lisa and Lanny both always arrived exactly on time, and they kept everything neat and clean in our home (even sometimes very kindly washing dishes for us, which was quite a treat!) The morning after I always would promptly receive a text message summarizing our son’s evening, with notes and suggestions for us. I will always be grateful for the support we received from Donna, Lisa, and Lanny.
Suzie (Los Angeles, CA)
Vanessa is a gift to her clients and their babies. As a former manager of a customer service organization, all I can say is that Vanessa has found the perfect career. She is a kind and caring person and she is passionate about what she does. She makes the perfect doula.
Judy (Orange County, CA)
We initially hired Melissa to be our postpartum doula with the goal of some guaranteed sleep, but the value she brought to our family far surpassed our expectations. Her natural ability to care for and soothe babies, her profound depth of knowledge and experience, and her willingness to educate and answer any questions was evident from the start.
Luke Family (Orange County, CA)
Vanessa is a rare doula who observes and tends to, the entire household. She knew instantly what to say and do to help calm my anxiety.....She helped me identify what was triggering my anxiety, assess whether it was something we could address in the moment or piecemeal. She also helped me understand when and how my anxiety was transferring to my baby. One of the best things she did for me, and my marriage, was to get me to talk openly about my anxiety. She helped my husband and me learn how to identify, process, and (eventually) stop my anxiety.
Lisa (Los Angeles, CA)
Elda LOVES babies. It is so much more than a job for her. She gave T the best possible care. She made me feel supported as a mother. She has a very natural and gentle approach, which is very much in sync with my own parenting philosophy. She was great with my toddler as well. She gave him plenty of attention and love and made him feel included. Elda is a very special person, a beautiful and kind woman. She became a part of our family over the months, and I am forever grateful for her for taking such incredible care of T and helping me be a better mother.
Dana (Los Angeles, CA)
Ana set us up for success. The early weeks were intense, with lots of learning and adjustment. While we tried our best to prepare for his arrival, some learning just has to happen on the job and it was a tremendous comfort to have a professional baby whisperer on our team....When the thing we needed most was rest, she let us sleep. When we were (relatively) rested and the thing we wanted most was to know how to handle our baby’s crying or discomfort, we watched her work and tried to learn her magic moves so we could copy them when we were without her.
Brittany (Orange County, CA)
We were first time parents, and having Ana those first few months was a lifesaver. It wasn’t just that she took phenomenal care of our baby, she also taught us how to care for him, guiding us through giving him his first bath,
teaching us how best to burp him, swaddle and soothe him, and introducing us to the electric shusher, which is now our go-to gift for our friends when they become parents.