NYC Families' experiences with Postpartum Support
"Karla has been my postpartum doula since I brought my 5 day old twins home from the hospital. She has been an unwavering source of support and advice. "Whatever you need" is her recurring phrase and she has shown at every turn that she means it. I can't fully express how lucky I feel to have found Karla. Our twins turned our world upside down. Her genuine care, thorough professionalism, conscientiousness and the fact that she has the rare balance of being both proactive and supportive in her approach, helped us go from fledgling new parents to parents who have found their groove. My babies are thriving and I would have been completely overwhelmed without Karla. We are forever grateful.
-Narelle, mama to Elizabeth and Zara
The Dad's Perspective:
We very highly recommend Karla for a postpartum doula. She was great. She walked in and (literally) immediately gave my wife a very calming feeling. She did everything we asked, and gave us great suggestions, as well. She helped my wife breastfeed, helped with the baby (of course), helped us organize our baby's room and many baby-related papers that were just piling up, etc., but did not take control beyond what we wanted. She assisted with menus for us, which were healthy, and we still make them today. We call it Karla Pippa's chicken. Scheduling wise, she was very flexible while respecting her prior commitments (which I appreciated as she never had to change her commitments to us), and was always on-time and jumped in with whatever we needed, with little/no direction. Pricing wise, you can discuss that with her, but we found it appropriate and her structure was very professional and accommodating at the same time.
-Ben, papa to Dina
"I had a wonderful experience working with Karla following the birth of our son. She's extremely caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable, and provides invaluable help and resources to the first-time mom -- on everything from feeding to sleep/soothing techniques to making sense of the endless array of baby gear to simply connecting with other new moms in the neighborhood. She's a great doula, and I'd recommend her without hesitation to other new parents."
Helen, mama to Alex in Brooklyn
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