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

Insurance

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Karina

Plotek

Karina

Plotek

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Virtual services
Yes
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) • Certified Lactation 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.
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Puja

Kapoor

Puja

Kapoor

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
San Carlos • San Mateo • Foster City • Redwood City • Belmont • Menlo Park • Palo Alto
Virtual services
Yes
Experience
  • 2+ Moms served
  • Doula: 1+ month
  • Newborn Care Specilalist
  • Child Care Specialist
  • Lactation Counselor
  • Tummy Time Specialist
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• CAPPA trained Postpartum Doula • Certified Lactation Counselor • Tummy time Specialist • NCS
Testimonial
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Thea

Lemaster

Thea

Lemaster

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • Marin County • San Francisco County
Virtual services
Yes
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!
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Ruth

Nuñez

Ruth

Nuñez

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

Kaufman

Julie

Kaufman

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
Napa County • Solano County • Sonoma County
Virtual services
Yes
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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Briana

Gastelum

Briana

Gastelum

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
San Francisco County • Napa County • Sacramento County • Solano County • Placer County • Sutter County • Yolo County • Yuba County • El Dorado County
Virtual services
Yes
Experience
  • 4+ Moms served
  • Doula: 1+ years
  • Nanny: 4+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Mothers Helper
Testimonial
Briana was amazing! She helped with running errands, light housekeeping, making sure I was well taken care of as well as my baby.
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Natalie

Pimenta

Natalie

Pimenta

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
San Mateo County • SF County • Santa Clara County • Alameda • Marin County
Virtual services
Yes
Experience
  • 25+ 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
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Nevelyn

Pimenta

Nevelyn

Pimenta

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
Santa Clara County • San Mateo County • San Francisco County
Virtual services
Yes
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
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Tatielle

Da Silva Schmith

Tatielle

Da Silva Schmith

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Virtual services
Yes
Experience
  • 25+ Moms served
  • Doula/NCS: 1+ year
  • Newborn nanny 3+years
  • Pediatric sleep consultant 1+ year
Insurance accepted
Additional services
•Newborn care specialist (twins , premature babies ) • Sleep trainer • Live in 24/7 support • Lactation educator
Testimonial
Tatielle is warm and nurturing to babies, children, and parents. She is thoughtful and conscientious when it comes to the "little" things that actually make a big difference in family life. She interacts with babies with an unfussy reverence - a calm, capable attitude that forges a connection and trust almost immediately.
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Gabriela

Da Silva

Gabriela

Da Silva

Offers background check
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
Virtual services
Yes
Experience
  • 20 Moms served
  • NCS: 1+ month
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Mothers Helper • Live in Support • Sleep Training
Testimonial
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Jennifer

McConnell

Jennifer

McConnell

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
San Francisco County • Marin County
Virtual services
Yes
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
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Karina

Plotek

Karina

Plotek

Virtual services
Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
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) • Certified Lactation Counselor
1
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Puja

Kapoor

Puja

Kapoor

Virtual services
Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
San Carlos • San Mateo • Foster City • Redwood City • Belmont • Menlo Park • Palo Alto
Experience
  • 2+ Moms served
  • Doula: 1+ month
  • Newborn Care Specilalist
  • Child Care Specialist
  • Lactation Counselor
  • Tummy Time Specialist
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• CAPPA trained Postpartum Doula • Certified Lactation Counselor • Tummy time Specialist • NCS
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Thea

Lemaster

Thea

Lemaster

Virtual services
Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • Marin County • San Francisco County
Experience
  • 50+ Moms served
  • Doula: 6+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Educator • Community Herbalist • Placenta Specialist
review
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Ruth

Nuñez

Ruth

Nuñez

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

Kaufman

Julie

Kaufman

Virtual services
Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
Napa County • Solano County • Sonoma County
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
review
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Briana

Gastelum

Briana

Gastelum

Virtual services
Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
San Francisco County • Napa County • Sacramento County • Solano County • Placer County • Sutter County • Yolo County • Yuba County • El Dorado County
Experience
  • 4+ Moms served
  • Doula: 1+ years
  • Nanny: 4+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Mothers Helper
1
review
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Natalie

Pimenta

Natalie

Pimenta

Virtual services
Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
San Mateo County • SF County • Santa Clara County • Alameda • Marin County
Experience
  • 25+ 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
review
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Nevelyn

Pimenta

Nevelyn

Pimenta

Virtual services
Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
Santa Clara County • San Mateo County • San Francisco County
Experience
  • 10+ Moms served
  • Doula: 2+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Sleep trainer • Herbalist • Mindfulness & Meditation Instructor
review
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Tatielle

Da Silva Schmith

Tatielle

Da Silva Schmith

Virtual services
Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Experience
  • 25+ Moms served
  • Doula/NCS: 1+ year
  • Newborn nanny 3+years
  • Pediatric sleep consultant 1+ year
Insurance accepted
Additional services
•Newborn care specialist (twins , premature babies ) • Sleep trainer • Live in 24/7 support • Lactation educator
review
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Gabriela

Da Silva

Gabriela

Da Silva

Virtual services
Offers background check
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
Experience
  • 20 Moms served
  • NCS: 1+ month
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• Mothers Helper • Live in Support • Sleep Training
review
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Jennifer

McConnell

Jennifer

McConnell

Virtual services
Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
San Francisco County • Marin County
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

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Nourish your body. Thrive Postpartum.

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

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Plentiful Kitchen

Wholesome Ingredients Mindfully Prepared

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Wholesome Ingredients Mindfully Prepared

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SoJo's Cookies and Bites

Fresh, Natural, Made to Order Lactation Cookies & Bites

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