What Clients are Saying

Postpartum Doula

Jennifer S. Mom of twins "Dear new parents, Mariah's enriching presence has been absolutely essential to my transition into parenthood with twins. She helped me and my husband navigate the fourth trimester challenges and figure out the optimal way for me to care for my twins that worked for our family and unique needs. Mariah has been a huge source of comfort and nurturing to me as a new mother; she is the best listener and one of the most empathetic people I have ever met. She was expert at giving calm support while encouraging me to trust myself as a mother.

 

Mariah always had helpful evidence based tips and knowledge about the postpartum period, from feeding (breast and bottle) to baby soothing, postpartum body care, relationships, and everything between. She never pushed any of her own opinions or judgements, just offered the facts and helped us figure out what worked best in our situation. Whenever an issue would arise, she would help find answers to questions, share local resources for me to utilize, as well as ask probing and thoughtful questions to help me think through and gain confidence in my mothering instinct.

 

The best part about having Mariah around is that I knew that she would always have the best interest of me as a mother, whatever that need be. I definitely felt ‘mothered’ by Mariah. She always made sure that I was fed and watered, and pushed me try to take a nap if possible or partake in some self care (bath, walk, etc) that would make me feel like a human again. She also acted as my emotional guide and advocate in family, visitor, and professional appointment (doctor, nutrition etc) interactions.


Logistically, she was never late, flexible with her schedule to help us when we needed her most, and very responsible in every other way. Please feel free to contact me; I will be happy to give more details on how wonderful she is as a postpartum doula! - langstoj12@gmail.com"

Caitlin K. Mom of 2 "Mariah joined our ‘team’ when Lincoln (my second son) was just weeks old. The day that Mariah came was my favorite day of the week. She always knew just what to do. She walked in to the house and a sense of calm, confidence and cheer washed over our family. We also had a 25 month old son that was adjusting to a new baby, a divided mama and a new family dynamic.

 

Mariah split her time between caring for the new baby, showering my older son with attention and helping out with the never ending household chores to do around the house.   She did everything from baby whisper Lincoln to sleep and hold him while I took a much needed rest to make lactation cookies when my supply was low to run to the grocery store when our fridge was empty.

 

At first I was hesitant to hire a Doula. It seemed like a luxury that I wasn’t sure we could afford. I already knew the ins and outs of baby care as Lincoln was our second. However I am so glad I made the decision to bring Mariah into the mix. She turned a very stressful time of transition into a time of learning and growth for our family.

 

Mariah has a real talent for asking the right questions, deeply listening and seeing what needs to be done and doing it. Mariah seamlessly joined our family, helped us create new systems and better ways of being.If you I having your first child I highly recommend Mariah. She is skilled in infant care as well as all the other elements that bringing a new baby into this world entails. If you are having a second, third or even fourth child I would recommend Mariah as well. She did a great job bridging the needs of our growing family and as I said before helped us create new systems and better ways of interacting with one another."

Sarah N. Mom of 2 "Best Duola Ever! Mariah joined our family with the birth of my daughter. She has been a phenomenal duola and I would highly recommend her to any family that needs loving postpartum support. I worked with several duolas when my son was born 4 years ago and here is what sets Mariah apart: 

She is the only duola that is intentional in her support for both the baby AND the mother.  Often duolas are great with babies but dont realize the mother needs support as well. Mariah always starts our time together by asking what help I personally need. Some days this looks like resting when my daughter had a rough night, helping make breakfast for my son so I can eat breakfast, feeding my daughter so I can shower or pump, or just listening to me vent if nothing seems to be going right. 

She is the most productive duola. Leave no minute unturned when Mariah is working with you. She always makes the most of her time with us to ensure our house feels like a home. When my daughter is napping, she is happy to help with laundry, dishes, meal prep, setting the beds, and light cleaning. Many night she has been the only reason I am able to have dinner on the table for the family. 

She is great not only with my daughter but ALSO with my son. He is excited to welcome her into our home everyday. She is always eager to listen to his stories, get down with him on his level to play, as well as make sure he is ready for school. 

She is a fantastic baby problem solver, subtly providing suggestions to make life with baby easier.  She will never bombard you with how baby raising "should" be done, only providing subtle suggestions when requested to help make life easier. Her suggestions have been lifechanging in getting my daughter to nap.

Thank you for all that you do Mariah to give our house loving, skilled, and positive support!

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