Newborn Care Specialist

A Newborn Care Specialist (NCS) is a trained individual who focuses on the complete care of babies in the first 3-4 months of life. A Newborn Care Specialist can assist you to reassure you about any uncertainties, and answer any questions you may have about your new baby to make sure your transition into parenthood goes as smoothly as possible.

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Availability

Karina

Plotek

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 70+ Moms served
  • Doula: 8+ years
  • Lactation Educator: 8+ years
  • Special Needs Children: 10+ years
  • Newborns: 20+ years
  • Pediatric Sleep Counselor: 1+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Newborn Care Specialist (Twins/Triplets/Premature babies) • Lactation Educator Counselor
Testimonial
I can't overstate how much we enjoyed working with Karina. She was gentle yet informative in helping us navigate the first few months of our son's life. ~C. W.

Thea

Lemaster

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • Marin County • San Francisco County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Moms served
  • Doula: 6+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Educator • Community Herbalist • Placenta Specialist
Testimonial
For the record: we couldn’t be happier having Thea there with us through such a life changing experience. Because of her presence, I was able to focus on everything important during labor and delivery. Our midwives were also very impressed with her knowledge, skills, and compassion. She is such an amazing person. - J, New Parent!

Ruth

Nuñez

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 23+ Moms served
  • Doula: 5+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Mothers helper
Testimonial

Julie

Kaufman

Offers background check
Service area
Napa County • Solano County • Sonoma County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Moms served
  • Doula: 10+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Lactation Support • Infant & Child Nutrition • Trauma Care & Support • Infant CPR & Advanced First Aid • Sleep Conditioning
Testimonial
Julie's amazing! It was such a gift to experience her calm, caring, supportive attitude after the recent birth of our daughter. She seemed to sense just what each member of the family needed, during and after the birth. What a relief-don't know what we would have done without her! She is professional, kind, and efficient, all with a great dose of understanding and patience. ~C.M.

Jessica

Custodio

Offers background check
Service area
Nationwide
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 40+ Moms served
  • Doula: 3+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Educator • Baby-led weaning • Belly binding • Military families support • Sibling support (for your older children at birth) • Sleep educator • Surrogates and intended parents • Lactation Educator
Testimonial
We LOVED having Jessica as our postpartum doula. I interviewed her a couple of months before our second daughter was born and felt an instant connection and trust with her. With my first daughter I suffered from PPD so we wanted to set our family up with the most support possible. Jessica did just that. We had the luxury of having her come to our home for four weeks and she cared for my daughter and me and in turn the rest of our family. She was trustworthy, punctual, informative and most importantly nurturing which is just what a postpartum mama and baby need at such a delicate time. The hardest part is letting her go! Please do not hesitate in hiring Jessica for your Doula needs.She's a fairy godmother! We are so blessed we had her with us! ~Katie D.

Natalie

Pimenta

Offers background check
Service area
San Mateo County • SF County • Santa Clara County • Alameda • Marin County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 15+ Moms served
  • NCS/Doula: 3+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Sleep trainer • Sibling doula support • Prenatal and postpartum nutrition coaching • Prenatal yoga instructor • First aid/CPR certified
Testimonial
Natalie’s help was truly indispensable to us during those early weeks and her professionalism and calm demeanor helped us ease into our roles as new parents. Natalie was diligent in tracking the metrics our pediatrician recommended. She was calm and loving with our baby and was a great resource to us when we came to her with questions about related to our baby’s health and development. We always felt that our baby was in great hands when Natalie was in our home and she was an absolute pleasure to work with.

Nevelyn

Pimenta

Offers background check
Service area
Santa Clara County • San Mateo County • San Francisco County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 10+ Moms served
  • Doula: 2+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Sleep trainer • Herbalist • Mindfulness & Meditation Instructor
Testimonial
I worked with Nevelyn for 8 months and can absolutely say that she is one of the most nurturing, calming ,and dedicated person I know. Nevelyn was extremely patient and loving with my new experience as a first time mom, she was more than a Postpartum doula she was a mentor that I could count on to clarify my doubts and fears, she made me and my family feel secure and safe in our Journey as first time parents - Irene

Tatielle

Da Silva Schmith

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 15+ Moms served
  • Doula/NCS: 1+ month
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Sleep Trainer
Testimonial

Gabriela

Da Silva

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • Marin County • Napa County • Sacramento County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County • Santa Cruz County • Solano County • Sonoma County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 20 Moms served
  • NCS: 1+ month
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Mothers Helper • Live in Support • Sleep Training
Testimonial

Jennifer

McConnell

Offers background check
Service area
San Francisco County • Marin County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Families served
  • Nanny: 20+ years
  • NCS intern
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Background check • Infant & child First aid/CPR • Letters of recommendation • NCS Certificate • In the process of attending certification for postpartum doula
Testimonial
I was lucky enough to hire Jen last minute and fly her out to Oahu to care for our four-month-old son. She is warm and caring, while also being professional and attentive, which made the transition back to work a little easier. She was consistently engaged in what milestones our son should be hitting and never missed a beat with ensuring “tummy time” happened. She also assisted with making evening meals, laundry and running some errands. Jen is a professional caretaker of children; never once did I doubt her capacity to love and truly take care of our son. I wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to hire Nanny Jen again! ~ Caryl Tracy-Metz

Karina

Plotek

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 70+ Moms served
  • Doula: 8+ years
  • Lactation Educator: 8+ years
  • Special Needs Children: 10+ years
  • Newborns: 20+ years
  • Pediatric Sleep Counselor: 1+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Newborn Care Specialist (Twins/Triplets/Premature babies) • Lactation Educator Counselor
Testimonial
I can't overstate how much we enjoyed working with Karina. She was gentle yet informative in helping us navigate the first few months of our son's life. ~C. W.

Thea

Lemaster

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • Marin County • San Francisco County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Moms served
  • Doula: 6+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Educator • Community Herbalist • Placenta Specialist
Testimonial
For the record: we couldn’t be happier having Thea there with us through such a life changing experience. Because of her presence, I was able to focus on everything important during labor and delivery. Our midwives were also very impressed with her knowledge, skills, and compassion. She is such an amazing person. - J, New Parent!

Ruth

Nuñez

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 23+ Moms served
  • Doula: 5+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Mothers helper
Testimonial

Julie

Kaufman

Offers background check
Service area
Napa County • Solano County • Sonoma County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Moms served
  • Doula: 10+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Lactation Support • Infant & Child Nutrition • Trauma Care & Support • Infant CPR & Advanced First Aid • Sleep Conditioning
Testimonial
Julie's amazing! It was such a gift to experience her calm, caring, supportive attitude after the recent birth of our daughter. She seemed to sense just what each member of the family needed, during and after the birth. What a relief-don't know what we would have done without her! She is professional, kind, and efficient, all with a great dose of understanding and patience. ~C.M.

Jessica

Custodio

Offers background check
Service area
Nationwide
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 40+ Moms served
  • Doula: 3+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Educator • Baby-led weaning • Belly binding • Military families support • Sibling support (for your older children at birth) • Sleep educator • Surrogates and intended parents • Lactation Educator
Testimonial
We LOVED having Jessica as our postpartum doula. I interviewed her a couple of months before our second daughter was born and felt an instant connection and trust with her. With my first daughter I suffered from PPD so we wanted to set our family up with the most support possible. Jessica did just that. We had the luxury of having her come to our home for four weeks and she cared for my daughter and me and in turn the rest of our family. She was trustworthy, punctual, informative and most importantly nurturing which is just what a postpartum mama and baby need at such a delicate time. The hardest part is letting her go! Please do not hesitate in hiring Jessica for your Doula needs.She's a fairy godmother! We are so blessed we had her with us! ~Katie D.

Natalie

Pimenta

Offers background check
Service area
San Mateo County • SF County • Santa Clara County • Alameda • Marin County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 15+ Moms served
  • NCS/Doula: 3+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Sleep trainer • Sibling doula support • Prenatal and postpartum nutrition coaching • Prenatal yoga instructor • First aid/CPR certified
Testimonial
Natalie’s help was truly indispensable to us during those early weeks and her professionalism and calm demeanor helped us ease into our roles as new parents. Natalie was diligent in tracking the metrics our pediatrician recommended. She was calm and loving with our baby and was a great resource to us when we came to her with questions about related to our baby’s health and development. We always felt that our baby was in great hands when Natalie was in our home and she was an absolute pleasure to work with.

Nevelyn

Pimenta

Offers background check
Service area
Santa Clara County • San Mateo County • San Francisco County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 10+ Moms served
  • Doula: 2+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Sleep trainer • Herbalist • Mindfulness & Meditation Instructor
Testimonial
I worked with Nevelyn for 8 months and can absolutely say that she is one of the most nurturing, calming ,and dedicated person I know. Nevelyn was extremely patient and loving with my new experience as a first time mom, she was more than a Postpartum doula she was a mentor that I could count on to clarify my doubts and fears, she made me and my family feel secure and safe in our Journey as first time parents - Irene

Tatielle

Da Silva Schmith

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 15+ Moms served
  • Doula/NCS: 1+ month
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Sleep Trainer
Testimonial

Gabriela

Da Silva

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • Marin County • Napa County • Sacramento County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County • Santa Cruz County • Solano County • Sonoma County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 20 Moms served
  • NCS: 1+ month
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Mothers Helper • Live in Support • Sleep Training
Testimonial

Jennifer

McConnell

Offers background check
Service area
San Francisco County • Marin County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Families served
  • Nanny: 20+ years
  • NCS intern
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Background check • Infant & child First aid/CPR • Letters of recommendation • NCS Certificate • In the process of attending certification for postpartum doula
Testimonial
I was lucky enough to hire Jen last minute and fly her out to Oahu to care for our four-month-old son. She is warm and caring, while also being professional and attentive, which made the transition back to work a little easier. She was consistently engaged in what milestones our son should be hitting and never missed a beat with ensuring “tummy time” happened. She also assisted with making evening meals, laundry and running some errands. Jen is a professional caretaker of children; never once did I doubt her capacity to love and truly take care of our son. I wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to hire Nanny Jen again! ~ Caryl Tracy-Metz
Available
Sorry, there are no providers in this area.
Some availability

Thea

Lemaster

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • Marin County • San Francisco County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Moms served
  • Doula: 6+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Educator • Community Herbalist • Placenta Specialist
Testimonial
For the record: we couldn’t be happier having Thea there with us through such a life changing experience. Because of her presence, I was able to focus on everything important during labor and delivery. Our midwives were also very impressed with her knowledge, skills, and compassion. She is such an amazing person. - J, New Parent!

Ruth

Nuñez

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 23+ Moms served
  • Doula: 5+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Mothers helper
Testimonial

Jennifer

McConnell

Offers background check
Service area
San Francisco County • Marin County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Families served
  • Nanny: 20+ years
  • NCS intern
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Background check • Infant & child First aid/CPR • Letters of recommendation • NCS Certificate • In the process of attending certification for postpartum doula
Testimonial
I was lucky enough to hire Jen last minute and fly her out to Oahu to care for our four-month-old son. She is warm and caring, while also being professional and attentive, which made the transition back to work a little easier. She was consistently engaged in what milestones our son should be hitting and never missed a beat with ensuring “tummy time” happened. She also assisted with making evening meals, laundry and running some errands. Jen is a professional caretaker of children; never once did I doubt her capacity to love and truly take care of our son. I wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to hire Nanny Jen again! ~ Caryl Tracy-Metz
Available

Ruth

Nuñez

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 23+ Moms served
  • Doula: 5+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Mothers helper
Testimonial

Jennifer

McConnell

Offers background check
Service area
San Francisco County • Marin County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Families served
  • Nanny: 20+ years
  • NCS intern
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Background check • Infant & child First aid/CPR • Letters of recommendation • NCS Certificate • In the process of attending certification for postpartum doula
Testimonial
I was lucky enough to hire Jen last minute and fly her out to Oahu to care for our four-month-old son. She is warm and caring, while also being professional and attentive, which made the transition back to work a little easier. She was consistently engaged in what milestones our son should be hitting and never missed a beat with ensuring “tummy time” happened. She also assisted with making evening meals, laundry and running some errands. Jen is a professional caretaker of children; never once did I doubt her capacity to love and truly take care of our son. I wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to hire Nanny Jen again! ~ Caryl Tracy-Metz
Some availability

Karina

Plotek

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 70+ Moms served
  • Doula: 8+ years
  • Lactation Educator: 8+ years
  • Special Needs Children: 10+ years
  • Newborns: 20+ years
  • Pediatric Sleep Counselor: 1+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Newborn Care Specialist (Twins/Triplets/Premature babies) • Lactation Educator Counselor
Testimonial
I can't overstate how much we enjoyed working with Karina. She was gentle yet informative in helping us navigate the first few months of our son's life. ~C. W.

Thea

Lemaster

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • Marin County • San Francisco County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Moms served
  • Doula: 6+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Educator • Community Herbalist • Placenta Specialist
Testimonial
For the record: we couldn’t be happier having Thea there with us through such a life changing experience. Because of her presence, I was able to focus on everything important during labor and delivery. Our midwives were also very impressed with her knowledge, skills, and compassion. She is such an amazing person. - J, New Parent!

Nevelyn

Pimenta

Offers background check
Service area
Santa Clara County • San Mateo County • San Francisco County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 10+ Moms served
  • Doula: 2+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Sleep trainer • Herbalist • Mindfulness & Meditation Instructor
Testimonial
I worked with Nevelyn for 8 months and can absolutely say that she is one of the most nurturing, calming ,and dedicated person I know. Nevelyn was extremely patient and loving with my new experience as a first time mom, she was more than a Postpartum doula she was a mentor that I could count on to clarify my doubts and fears, she made me and my family feel secure and safe in our Journey as first time parents - Irene
Available

Thea

Lemaster

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • Marin County • San Francisco County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Moms served
  • Doula: 6+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Educator • Community Herbalist • Placenta Specialist
Testimonial
For the record: we couldn’t be happier having Thea there with us through such a life changing experience. Because of her presence, I was able to focus on everything important during labor and delivery. Our midwives were also very impressed with her knowledge, skills, and compassion. She is such an amazing person. - J, New Parent!

Ruth

Nuñez

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 23+ Moms served
  • Doula: 5+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Mothers helper
Testimonial

Julie

Kaufman

Offers background check
Service area
Napa County • Solano County • Sonoma County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Moms served
  • Doula: 10+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Lactation Support • Infant & Child Nutrition • Trauma Care & Support • Infant CPR & Advanced First Aid • Sleep Conditioning
Testimonial
Julie's amazing! It was such a gift to experience her calm, caring, supportive attitude after the recent birth of our daughter. She seemed to sense just what each member of the family needed, during and after the birth. What a relief-don't know what we would have done without her! She is professional, kind, and efficient, all with a great dose of understanding and patience. ~C.M.

Jessica

Custodio

Offers background check
Service area
Nationwide
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 40+ Moms served
  • Doula: 3+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Educator • Baby-led weaning • Belly binding • Military families support • Sibling support (for your older children at birth) • Sleep educator • Surrogates and intended parents • Lactation Educator
Testimonial
We LOVED having Jessica as our postpartum doula. I interviewed her a couple of months before our second daughter was born and felt an instant connection and trust with her. With my first daughter I suffered from PPD so we wanted to set our family up with the most support possible. Jessica did just that. We had the luxury of having her come to our home for four weeks and she cared for my daughter and me and in turn the rest of our family. She was trustworthy, punctual, informative and most importantly nurturing which is just what a postpartum mama and baby need at such a delicate time. The hardest part is letting her go! Please do not hesitate in hiring Jessica for your Doula needs.She's a fairy godmother! We are so blessed we had her with us! ~Katie D.

Natalie

Pimenta

Offers background check
Service area
San Mateo County • SF County • Santa Clara County • Alameda • Marin County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 15+ Moms served
  • NCS/Doula: 3+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Sleep trainer • Sibling doula support • Prenatal and postpartum nutrition coaching • Prenatal yoga instructor • First aid/CPR certified
Testimonial
Natalie’s help was truly indispensable to us during those early weeks and her professionalism and calm demeanor helped us ease into our roles as new parents. Natalie was diligent in tracking the metrics our pediatrician recommended. She was calm and loving with our baby and was a great resource to us when we came to her with questions about related to our baby’s health and development. We always felt that our baby was in great hands when Natalie was in our home and she was an absolute pleasure to work with.

Nevelyn

Pimenta

Offers background check
Service area
Santa Clara County • San Mateo County • San Francisco County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 10+ Moms served
  • Doula: 2+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Sleep trainer • Herbalist • Mindfulness & Meditation Instructor
Testimonial
I worked with Nevelyn for 8 months and can absolutely say that she is one of the most nurturing, calming ,and dedicated person I know. Nevelyn was extremely patient and loving with my new experience as a first time mom, she was more than a Postpartum doula she was a mentor that I could count on to clarify my doubts and fears, she made me and my family feel secure and safe in our Journey as first time parents - Irene

Jennifer

McConnell

Offers background check
Service area
San Francisco County • Marin County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Families served
  • Nanny: 20+ years
  • NCS intern
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Background check • Infant & child First aid/CPR • Letters of recommendation • NCS Certificate • In the process of attending certification for postpartum doula
Testimonial
I was lucky enough to hire Jen last minute and fly her out to Oahu to care for our four-month-old son. She is warm and caring, while also being professional and attentive, which made the transition back to work a little easier. She was consistently engaged in what milestones our son should be hitting and never missed a beat with ensuring “tummy time” happened. She also assisted with making evening meals, laundry and running some errands. Jen is a professional caretaker of children; never once did I doubt her capacity to love and truly take care of our son. I wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to hire Nanny Jen again! ~ Caryl Tracy-Metz
Some availability
Sorry, there are no providers in this area.
Available

Ruth

Nuñez

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 23+ Moms served
  • Doula: 5+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Mothers helper
Testimonial

Julie

Kaufman

Offers background check
Service area
Napa County • Solano County • Sonoma County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Moms served
  • Doula: 10+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Lactation Support • Infant & Child Nutrition • Trauma Care & Support • Infant CPR & Advanced First Aid • Sleep Conditioning
Testimonial
Julie's amazing! It was such a gift to experience her calm, caring, supportive attitude after the recent birth of our daughter. She seemed to sense just what each member of the family needed, during and after the birth. What a relief-don't know what we would have done without her! She is professional, kind, and efficient, all with a great dose of understanding and patience. ~C.M.

Jessica

Custodio

Offers background check
Service area
Nationwide
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 40+ Moms served
  • Doula: 3+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Educator • Baby-led weaning • Belly binding • Military families support • Sibling support (for your older children at birth) • Sleep educator • Surrogates and intended parents • Lactation Educator
Testimonial
We LOVED having Jessica as our postpartum doula. I interviewed her a couple of months before our second daughter was born and felt an instant connection and trust with her. With my first daughter I suffered from PPD so we wanted to set our family up with the most support possible. Jessica did just that. We had the luxury of having her come to our home for four weeks and she cared for my daughter and me and in turn the rest of our family. She was trustworthy, punctual, informative and most importantly nurturing which is just what a postpartum mama and baby need at such a delicate time. The hardest part is letting her go! Please do not hesitate in hiring Jessica for your Doula needs.She's a fairy godmother! We are so blessed we had her with us! ~Katie D.

Natalie

Pimenta

Offers background check
Service area
San Mateo County • SF County • Santa Clara County • Alameda • Marin County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 15+ Moms served
  • NCS/Doula: 3+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Sleep trainer • Sibling doula support • Prenatal and postpartum nutrition coaching • Prenatal yoga instructor • First aid/CPR certified
Testimonial
Natalie’s help was truly indispensable to us during those early weeks and her professionalism and calm demeanor helped us ease into our roles as new parents. Natalie was diligent in tracking the metrics our pediatrician recommended. She was calm and loving with our baby and was a great resource to us when we came to her with questions about related to our baby’s health and development. We always felt that our baby was in great hands when Natalie was in our home and she was an absolute pleasure to work with.

Nevelyn

Pimenta

Offers background check
Service area
Santa Clara County • San Mateo County • San Francisco County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 10+ Moms served
  • Doula: 2+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Sleep trainer • Herbalist • Mindfulness & Meditation Instructor
Testimonial
I worked with Nevelyn for 8 months and can absolutely say that she is one of the most nurturing, calming ,and dedicated person I know. Nevelyn was extremely patient and loving with my new experience as a first time mom, she was more than a Postpartum doula she was a mentor that I could count on to clarify my doubts and fears, she made me and my family feel secure and safe in our Journey as first time parents - Irene

Tatielle

Da Silva Schmith

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 15+ Moms served
  • Doula/NCS: 1+ month
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Sleep Trainer
Testimonial
Some availability

Thea

Lemaster

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • Marin County • San Francisco County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Moms served
  • Doula: 6+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Educator • Community Herbalist • Placenta Specialist
Testimonial
For the record: we couldn’t be happier having Thea there with us through such a life changing experience. Because of her presence, I was able to focus on everything important during labor and delivery. Our midwives were also very impressed with her knowledge, skills, and compassion. She is such an amazing person. - J, New Parent!

Jennifer

McConnell

Offers background check
Service area
San Francisco County • Marin County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Families served
  • Nanny: 20+ years
  • NCS intern
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Background check • Infant & child First aid/CPR • Letters of recommendation • NCS Certificate • In the process of attending certification for postpartum doula
Testimonial
I was lucky enough to hire Jen last minute and fly her out to Oahu to care for our four-month-old son. She is warm and caring, while also being professional and attentive, which made the transition back to work a little easier. She was consistently engaged in what milestones our son should be hitting and never missed a beat with ensuring “tummy time” happened. She also assisted with making evening meals, laundry and running some errands. Jen is a professional caretaker of children; never once did I doubt her capacity to love and truly take care of our son. I wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to hire Nanny Jen again! ~ Caryl Tracy-Metz
Available

Thea

Lemaster

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • Marin County • San Francisco County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Moms served
  • Doula: 6+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Educator • Community Herbalist • Placenta Specialist
Testimonial
For the record: we couldn’t be happier having Thea there with us through such a life changing experience. Because of her presence, I was able to focus on everything important during labor and delivery. Our midwives were also very impressed with her knowledge, skills, and compassion. She is such an amazing person. - J, New Parent!

Ruth

Nuñez

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 23+ Moms served
  • Doula: 5+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Mothers helper
Testimonial

Jessica

Custodio

Offers background check
Service area
Nationwide
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 40+ Moms served
  • Doula: 3+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Educator • Baby-led weaning • Belly binding • Military families support • Sibling support (for your older children at birth) • Sleep educator • Surrogates and intended parents • Lactation Educator
Testimonial
We LOVED having Jessica as our postpartum doula. I interviewed her a couple of months before our second daughter was born and felt an instant connection and trust with her. With my first daughter I suffered from PPD so we wanted to set our family up with the most support possible. Jessica did just that. We had the luxury of having her come to our home for four weeks and she cared for my daughter and me and in turn the rest of our family. She was trustworthy, punctual, informative and most importantly nurturing which is just what a postpartum mama and baby need at such a delicate time. The hardest part is letting her go! Please do not hesitate in hiring Jessica for your Doula needs.She's a fairy godmother! We are so blessed we had her with us! ~Katie D.

Natalie

Pimenta

Offers background check
Service area
San Mateo County • SF County • Santa Clara County • Alameda • Marin County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 15+ Moms served
  • NCS/Doula: 3+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Sleep trainer • Sibling doula support • Prenatal and postpartum nutrition coaching • Prenatal yoga instructor • First aid/CPR certified
Testimonial
Natalie’s help was truly indispensable to us during those early weeks and her professionalism and calm demeanor helped us ease into our roles as new parents. Natalie was diligent in tracking the metrics our pediatrician recommended. She was calm and loving with our baby and was a great resource to us when we came to her with questions about related to our baby’s health and development. We always felt that our baby was in great hands when Natalie was in our home and she was an absolute pleasure to work with.

Nevelyn

Pimenta

Offers background check
Service area
Santa Clara County • San Mateo County • San Francisco County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 10+ Moms served
  • Doula: 2+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Sleep trainer • Herbalist • Mindfulness & Meditation Instructor
Testimonial
I worked with Nevelyn for 8 months and can absolutely say that she is one of the most nurturing, calming ,and dedicated person I know. Nevelyn was extremely patient and loving with my new experience as a first time mom, she was more than a Postpartum doula she was a mentor that I could count on to clarify my doubts and fears, she made me and my family feel secure and safe in our Journey as first time parents - Irene

Tatielle

Da Silva Schmith

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 15+ Moms served
  • Doula/NCS: 1+ month
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Sleep Trainer
Testimonial

Jennifer

McConnell

Offers background check
Service area
San Francisco County • Marin County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Families served
  • Nanny: 20+ years
  • NCS intern
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Background check • Infant & child First aid/CPR • Letters of recommendation • NCS Certificate • In the process of attending certification for postpartum doula
Testimonial
I was lucky enough to hire Jen last minute and fly her out to Oahu to care for our four-month-old son. She is warm and caring, while also being professional and attentive, which made the transition back to work a little easier. She was consistently engaged in what milestones our son should be hitting and never missed a beat with ensuring “tummy time” happened. She also assisted with making evening meals, laundry and running some errands. Jen is a professional caretaker of children; never once did I doubt her capacity to love and truly take care of our son. I wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to hire Nanny Jen again! ~ Caryl Tracy-Metz
Some availability

Karina

Plotek

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 70+ Moms served
  • Doula: 8+ years
  • Lactation Educator: 8+ years
  • Special Needs Children: 10+ years
  • Newborns: 20+ years
  • Pediatric Sleep Counselor: 1+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Newborn Care Specialist (Twins/Triplets/Premature babies) • Lactation Educator Counselor
Testimonial
I can't overstate how much we enjoyed working with Karina. She was gentle yet informative in helping us navigate the first few months of our son's life. ~C. W.

Julie

Kaufman

Offers background check
Service area
Napa County • Solano County • Sonoma County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Moms served
  • Doula: 10+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Lactation Support • Infant & Child Nutrition • Trauma Care & Support • Infant CPR & Advanced First Aid • Sleep Conditioning
Testimonial
Julie's amazing! It was such a gift to experience her calm, caring, supportive attitude after the recent birth of our daughter. She seemed to sense just what each member of the family needed, during and after the birth. What a relief-don't know what we would have done without her! She is professional, kind, and efficient, all with a great dose of understanding and patience. ~C.M.

Gabriela

Da Silva

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • Marin County • Napa County • Sacramento County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County • Santa Cruz County • Solano County • Sonoma County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 20 Moms served
  • NCS: 1+ month
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Mothers Helper • Live in Support • Sleep Training
Testimonial
Available

Thea

Lemaster

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • Marin County • San Francisco County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Moms served
  • Doula: 6+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Educator • Community Herbalist • Placenta Specialist
Testimonial
For the record: we couldn’t be happier having Thea there with us through such a life changing experience. Because of her presence, I was able to focus on everything important during labor and delivery. Our midwives were also very impressed with her knowledge, skills, and compassion. She is such an amazing person. - J, New Parent!

Ruth

Nuñez

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 23+ Moms served
  • Doula: 5+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Mothers helper
Testimonial

Jessica

Custodio

Offers background check
Service area
Nationwide
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 40+ Moms served
  • Doula: 3+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Educator • Baby-led weaning • Belly binding • Military families support • Sibling support (for your older children at birth) • Sleep educator • Surrogates and intended parents • Lactation Educator
Testimonial
We LOVED having Jessica as our postpartum doula. I interviewed her a couple of months before our second daughter was born and felt an instant connection and trust with her. With my first daughter I suffered from PPD so we wanted to set our family up with the most support possible. Jessica did just that. We had the luxury of having her come to our home for four weeks and she cared for my daughter and me and in turn the rest of our family. She was trustworthy, punctual, informative and most importantly nurturing which is just what a postpartum mama and baby need at such a delicate time. The hardest part is letting her go! Please do not hesitate in hiring Jessica for your Doula needs.She's a fairy godmother! We are so blessed we had her with us! ~Katie D.

Natalie

Pimenta

Offers background check
Service area
San Mateo County • SF County • Santa Clara County • Alameda • Marin County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 15+ Moms served
  • NCS/Doula: 3+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Sleep trainer • Sibling doula support • Prenatal and postpartum nutrition coaching • Prenatal yoga instructor • First aid/CPR certified
Testimonial
Natalie’s help was truly indispensable to us during those early weeks and her professionalism and calm demeanor helped us ease into our roles as new parents. Natalie was diligent in tracking the metrics our pediatrician recommended. She was calm and loving with our baby and was a great resource to us when we came to her with questions about related to our baby’s health and development. We always felt that our baby was in great hands when Natalie was in our home and she was an absolute pleasure to work with.

Nevelyn

Pimenta

Offers background check
Service area
Santa Clara County • San Mateo County • San Francisco County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 10+ Moms served
  • Doula: 2+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Sleep trainer • Herbalist • Mindfulness & Meditation Instructor
Testimonial
I worked with Nevelyn for 8 months and can absolutely say that she is one of the most nurturing, calming ,and dedicated person I know. Nevelyn was extremely patient and loving with my new experience as a first time mom, she was more than a Postpartum doula she was a mentor that I could count on to clarify my doubts and fears, she made me and my family feel secure and safe in our Journey as first time parents - Irene

Tatielle

Da Silva Schmith

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 15+ Moms served
  • Doula/NCS: 1+ month
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Sleep Trainer
Testimonial

Gabriela

Da Silva

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • Marin County • Napa County • Sacramento County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County • Santa Cruz County • Solano County • Sonoma County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 20 Moms served
  • NCS: 1+ month
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Mothers Helper • Live in Support • Sleep Training
Testimonial

Jennifer

McConnell

Offers background check
Service area
San Francisco County • Marin County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Families served
  • Nanny: 20+ years
  • NCS intern
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Background check • Infant & child First aid/CPR • Letters of recommendation • NCS Certificate • In the process of attending certification for postpartum doula
Testimonial
I was lucky enough to hire Jen last minute and fly her out to Oahu to care for our four-month-old son. She is warm and caring, while also being professional and attentive, which made the transition back to work a little easier. She was consistently engaged in what milestones our son should be hitting and never missed a beat with ensuring “tummy time” happened. She also assisted with making evening meals, laundry and running some errands. Jen is a professional caretaker of children; never once did I doubt her capacity to love and truly take care of our son. I wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to hire Nanny Jen again! ~ Caryl Tracy-Metz
Some availability

Karina

Plotek

Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 70+ Moms served
  • Doula: 8+ years
  • Lactation Educator: 8+ years
  • Special Needs Children: 10+ years
  • Newborns: 20+ years
  • Pediatric Sleep Counselor: 1+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Newborn Care Specialist (Twins/Triplets/Premature babies) • Lactation Educator Counselor
Testimonial
I can't overstate how much we enjoyed working with Karina. She was gentle yet informative in helping us navigate the first few months of our son's life. ~C. W.

Julie

Kaufman

Offers background check
Service area
Napa County • Solano County • Sonoma County
Also offers virtual services
Experience
  • 50+ Moms served
  • Doula: 10+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Lactation Support • Infant & Child Nutrition • Trauma Care & Support • Infant CPR & Advanced First Aid • Sleep Conditioning
Testimonial
Julie's amazing! It was such a gift to experience her calm, caring, supportive attitude after the recent birth of our daughter. She seemed to sense just what each member of the family needed, during and after the birth. What a relief-don't know what we would have done without her! She is professional, kind, and efficient, all with a great dose of understanding and patience. ~C.M.

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SoJo's Cookies and Bites

Fresh, Natural, Made to Order Lactation Cookies & Bites

Kitchen Doula

Nourishing new & expecting moms

Kitchen Doula

Nourishing new & expecting moms

At Kitchen Doula, we believe food is more than just fuel. Food is how we take care of each other and express our love. In the challenging, exciting, and stressful moments of life, we need to eat well not just to feel full but also to feel loved.

Whether you are expecting or a new mom, Kitchen Doula is here to take care of you and your family.

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Ritual Meals

Nourish your body. Thrive Postpartum.

Ritual Meals

Nourish your body. Thrive Postpartum.

What your body needs now is different from what your body needed pre-birth and even pre-pregnancy. That's why we created The Postpartum Program—daily postpartum meals, snacks, and teas nutritionally designed to support your physical recovery, boost your energy, and improve mood. If you’re breastfeeding, The Postpartum Program also supports your supply and quality of your milk.

We want you experience your best motherhood—so all of our food is made with the highest quality ingredients driven by results.

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Vita Kitchen

Nutritious + Delicious Food To Fuel Your Body, Mind + Lifestyle

Vita Kitchen

Nutritious + Delicious Food To Fuel Your Body, Mind + Lifestyle

At Vita Kitchen we know that modern life is busy, and many of us are buzzing around on information overload.
Let us take something off your to-do list.

Our subscription-based meal delivery service makes it easy and enjoyable to eat nutritious meals at home on a weekly basis. We currently serve Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area with our ready-made meal service.

We work hard to get to know your taste and preferences, and what foods make you feel healthiest, to make sure we are always providing the highest quality meal delivery service.

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Plentiful Kitchen

Wholesome Ingredients Mindfully Prepared

Plentiful Kitchen

Wholesome Ingredients Mindfully Prepared

The journey from pregnancy to parenthood is beautiful. It is also a time that requires a strong, nurturing support system to ensure optimal wellness for mother and baby.

Plentiful Kitchen’s meals are designed with the nutrition of the post-natal and nursing parent in mind. We offer ready-to-eat, nutrient-dense and nourishing meals. Our plans are designed to create healthy routines, boost your immune system, improve your digestion, shed extra weight and clear your skin.

Each meal contains organic, gluten free, dairy free, no refined sugars, and non GMO ingredients – Food that you can trust! Menu options change weekly and seasonally. Meals are prepared by private chef Inbal Fershtat and delivered directly to expecting and new mothers throughout the Bay Area.

We offer Organic, Gluten and Dairy Free Meals Deliveries For Expecting and New Mothers

SoJo's Cookies and Bites

Fresh, Natural, Made to Order Lactation Cookies & Bites

SoJo's Cookies and Bites

Fresh, Natural, Made to Order Lactation Cookies & Bites

Our Lactation cookies and bites are the perfect grab and go snack when you only have those few minutes to eat. They are made with natural ingredients known as Galactagogues that have been used by mothers for generations to increase breastmilk production. We also offer Gluten free and Vegan options. Give them a try yourself or gift them to a fellow mama!

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