postpartum doula, certified breastfeeding counselor,
pre and postnatal yoga, gentle sleep consultant
"Tina came into my life to help me with my first born daughter in the fall of 2021. She was phenomenal as a counselor, helper, and friend to me as I navigated the ups and downs of being a first time mom. She knows so much about babies, about infant feeding, and just about the struggles of motherhood - it made my days infinitely better when I knew Tina was coming to help! She helped me with feeding my baby, cooking, light housework (loads of laundry!!) and was absolutely lovely to be around and confide in. She was reassuring and always made me feel comfortable and listened to as I struggled through the first few months of being a mom. I can't recommend her services enough as she truly was a lifesaver for my family and I during this huge transition." - Jeannie
Have you given much thought to the 4th trimester?
Your due date is coming. You have the nursery ready with everything you think you will need.
You've read your pregnancy and labor books.
You've even started to read some childhood development books.
As for when you bring the baby home and going forward,
you're secretly thinking you will just "wing it".
Everybody does it. It can't be too challenging, right?
Maybe you've taken a breastfeeding and a newborn care class, so the baby will be fed and cared for,
but what about you?
Who will be taking care of you?
The role of the postpartum doula is to ease the transition to parenthood, help with healing from labor, support feeding and help with care of the baby and educate, among so many other things. The postpartum doula provides enough support so that parents realize after a certain point
that they've "got this".
I am a prenatal and postpartum yoga teacher, postpartum doula, sleep consultant,
certified breastfeeding counselor and perinatal support group facilitator.
I would love to support you during perhaps the most transformative transition in your life.
As a postpartum doula, I will be there to listen to your birth story, help you with breastfeeding, make meals, do laundry, tidy up and do the dishes. I will educate you on newborn care, advise on sleeping, feeding, diapering, and newborn behavior. I will check in with you about how you are feeling physically and emotionally. I will give you tips on how to get a better night’s sleep. I will help you with your carrier or wrap and get you out into the sunshine with your baby. I will listen. I will provide referrals for practitioners to further support you and your baby if needed. I will shop for groceries. I will offer postpartum yoga one-on-one to assist with healing, relaxation and to help you “re-enter” your body after the transforming period of pregnancy and childbirth. I will honor your parenting choices and support your decisions taking health and safety into consideration at all times. I will care for the baby while you nap. When your partner goes back to work, I will be there and will still be listening.
I will be there for you.
As a certified breastfeeding counselor, I will help you with latch, positioning, timing of feeding, pumping and bottle feeding. I will also determine if there may be other issues that are inhibiting the transfer of milk and will refer you to an IBCLC if necessary.
As a certified sleep consultant, I will listen and help you progress toward your unique sleep goals for your child. You do not have to “cry it out” to help your child sleep longer and more independently. With gentle techniques, I will support you as you help your child get the sleep they need.
© 2022 by Tina Goldstein