Angela was an incredible support for our family after the birth of our second child. She was very flexible and generous with what she offered. Some days she came over and held the baby while I showered, read a book to our toddler so my husband and I could bond with the new baby, or helped with laundry, and made sure our basic needs were met. I felt totally accepted and cared for in my vulnerable, postpartum state.
She's a mom, so she knows what it's like to have a new baby and feel like your world has been turned upside down. Her grounded and reassuring presence was just what we needed as a family to transition into our new phase together. I highly recommend having Angela's help after you've had a baby, she's also a lactation consultant and can provide her breastfeeding expertise when needed.
The C. Family, San Anselmo, CA
Angela was an amazing ally at the birth of my son. She is calm, attentive, and has the empowering ability to instill confidence in you when you can go no further in labor. Angela worked seamlessly with my midwife and the medical team.
Having her on board enabled my husband and I to have the birth we wanted. I look forward to having her attend my next birth….hopefully not for a few years though!
The O. Family, Fairfax, CA
Not only has Angela surpassed all expectation, she has exceeded all conception of what postpartum support could provide. She has a truly unique intuition for anticipating one’s needs before they arise. In her limitless competence, she thinks of anything and everything she can do to make both the parents’ and children’s lives easier without exhibiting the slightest bit of intrusiveness or officiousness.
Angela seamlessly integrated herself into our family and has proven herself as gifted with our four year-old as she is with our infant. She brings confidence and calmness to chaos, drawing on her empathy and experience to alleviate the stress and workload intrinsic to life with a newborn.
Exercising sensitivity to the needs of four different people simultaneously not only comes naturally to Angela, she makes it seem easy and does it all with lightness and humor. Somehow Angela is able to walk the fine line between deference and initiative with flawless precision. Anyone lucky enough to engage her services will undoubtedly recognize she is an absolute godsend. Even our dog is delighted and relieved she is here!
The V. Family, San Anselmo, CA
Angela was an amazing member of our birth team. She was knowledgeable, funny, and knew exactly what type of energy to bring at every stage of the birth. She was great at empowering us to make our own choices and we felt thoroughly validated throughout. While every birth is different and it is an unpredictable process, we'd like to think that Angela's guidance and support allowed us to have a the birth that we were hoping for.
We are grateful for having had her at the birth of our baby girl and highly recommend her.
The E. Family, SF, CA
After a traumatic labor and delivery we knew we needed someone who would provide wisdom, energy, tranquility, sensitivity & opportunities for rest. A trusted source recommended Angela. As soon as she arrived her presence expressed that everything is going to be okay.
Each visit started with her casually assessing the household and realizing what we needed (which we were too tired to grasp). Early on, she took care of our son while we slept. On a later visit she sent us out on a mini date to get ice cream in our sweat pants (it was the best date of our lives.) After a few weeks, visits became informational hang outs where we would hands on learn helpful tricks that were catered specifically to our child. She would point out various cues that our son was giving us that only experience could provide. Overall she filled a physical, informational & emotional need.
Overtime she became a part of our family. Everything about her visits felt natural. It was like having a family member who also happened to have childcare super powers.
The B. Family, Novato, CA
From the first phone call with Angela, we knew she was the one for us. Her warmth and humor put us at ease. She provided the information and resources we needed, while honoring our own knowledge and keeping us in the driver's seat. Our pre-meetings were fun and really helped us prepare as a three-person team for the birth.
While we had intended a 100% natural birth at a birth center, we ultimately had to be induced and delivered at Kaiser. Angela supported us remotely until the contractions were regular, then arrived at the right time. She helped us decorate to make the room feel homey, and made sure we fueled up for what turned into a very long labor. Her wonderful, positive energy helped us to feel safe as we navigated the hospital. I spent the whole night going in and out of the shower and Angela had a great rapport with the nurses, working closely with them to make sure we were as comfortable we could be.
She knew when to let my husband and I work together as a team, and when to step in to offer relief. From massages and other physical support to essential oils and words of encouragement, at every crucial moment we realized how lucky we were to have Angela as our doula. We had a long, complicated labor and Angela was a very import advocate for us, we recommend her highly and are very grateful that she was part of our birth experience.
Angela was a solid, kind, reliable and intuitive doula for us, and we now count her as our dear friend.
The C. L. Family
San Rafael, CA