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This is a most precious time during a woman’s life as she gives birth and enters into a whole new world of love and joy!

Every woman deserves a Birth Doula and a Postpartum Doula to nurture her, and her family through this special moment.

I came to be a Postpartum Doula after realizing, working as a Certified Advanced Newborn Care Specialist, how much joy it brought me to be able to step out of the caregiver role and into a teaching role because it empowered parents to bond better with their baby!

I saw parents gain confidence and pride as I helped them gain specialized newborn skills.  It is important to me to see the parents’ love mature – love for themselves, each other, and for your baby.

I later became a Birth Doula after hearing their birth stories and wishing they had known their options so they could have had better health care experiences during pregnancy and labor as well as better expectations for how to deal with scenarios they faced.

Now I provide families the opportunity of a happier birth which you absolutely deserve!

It is so very fulfilling for me to guide an expecting mother through a safe, memorable, and empowering birth experience.
As your Certified Birth Doula, I support your birthing desires non-judgmentally and help you learn to self-advocate prior to your labor by making evidence-based, informed decisions based on your values and preferences.  I’m on-call to support you labor at home and at your choice of birthplace, wherever it may be, and teach your partner how to support you best.

As your Postpartum Doula, my passion includes supporting your incredible, life-changing moment of transition into motherhood by nurturing your new postpartum body (and heart), providing breastfeeding advice as a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, as well as specialized newborn education and excellent care to your baby, and empowering your new role as a Mother through parent-child bonding.

This includes cooking your meals with my background as an Ayurveda Postpartum Doula, making sure you’re fed and hydrated with herbs and foods appropriate to your dosha type and to maximize milk production while toning your blood and lymphatic systems, easing digestion, and elimination.  I also provide reflexology massage and teach you abhyanga, the Ayurveda self-massage, and other daily rituals you can incorporate into your life as a new mother, because you matter too.  Learning how to carve out time for self-care during postpartum can equip you to achieving balance in your mind, body, and spirit, and also pass down wellness to your children as they grow.

I also provide belly binding, prepare you herbal sitz baths, breast and bottle-feeding support, pumping and milk storage assistance, umbilical and circumcision care, helping you learn to groom and bathe and massage your baby, baby laundry, nursery organization, and emotional guidance.

As a former Nanny who was part of 19 agencies in Los Angeles, I am aware of the 20%+ fees charged to new parents equaling $3600+ to find a nanny as their baby grows older. This always felt wrong to do to new parents who are starting to grow their family. After transitioning to postpartum and birthwork, I created Heartistic Families LLC Registry which helps new families find a Newborn Care Specialist and/or Newborn Nanny at no charge to the family. My team of professionals are held to CA-state standards of being fingerprinted and background-checked through the required California Trustline Registry.

 

 

NCS, Birth & Postpartum Doula

Qualifications

Lactation Consultant Training

BreastfeedLA, Brandi Jordan

Certified Lactation Educator Counselor

UC San Diego, Gini Baker

 Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Doula

Hypnobabies®, Kerry Tuschhoff

Certified Birth Doula

DONA (Doula Association of North America) International

Advanced Birth Doula Workshop

DONA International, Ana Paula Markel

Advanced Birth Skills for Doulas Workshop

Joy In Birthing Foundation, Giuditta Tornetta

Birth Doula Workshop

DONA International, Ana Paula Markel

 Postpartum Doula Workshop

DONA International, Katherin Auger

 Intro to Breastfeeding Workshop

DONA International, Katherin Auger

Intro to Childbirth for Doulas Workshop

DONA International, Ana Paula Markel

Advanced Ayurveda Postpartum Doula Certificate

Ayurvedic Mamas, Jenna Furnari

Spinning Babies Workshop Certificate

Spinning Babies, Nicole Morales

Advanced Training for Multiples Workshop Certificate

CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association), Kimberly Bepler

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certificate

Yoga Education Institute, Nancy Wile

 Certified Advanced Newborn Care Specialist

Newborn Care Specialist Association

Newborn Care Specialist Certificate

Gentle Ventures, Nancy Hamm

 Approved Reflexology RelieveCertification
for Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum, and Baby

The Relievery, Nikki Yeager and Melinda Michshaw

 Developing Appropriate Learning Environments
for Infants & Toddlers Certificate

Texas A&M University

Strategies for Preschool & School Age Children
in Challenging Behavior Certificate

Texas A&M University

 Child Growth and Development from
Infancy to School-Age Certificate

Texas A&M University

 Marketing and Advanced Business Skills Workshop

B*E*S*T Doulas, Tracy Hartley

Lactation Support in the High-Risk Infant Population

BreastfeedLA

Beyond The Swaddle Postpartum Doula Workshop

Two Doulas Birth, Becca Gordon, Dayva Savio, and Alyson Carroll

Adult & Pediatric CPR, First Aid, and AED Certificate

American Red Cross

 

Lindsey became a Postpartum Doula after realizing her clients bonded better with each other and with their baby as she nourished new mothers to speed their healing and while teaching them specialized newborn care skills through her background as a Certified Advanced Newborn Care Specialist.

Her holistic health and nutrition background and training as a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor through UCSD allows new mothers to feel nourished and confident in their recovery as their body transitions into a new life force for their new baby.

Through Ayurveda, and also through allergy-free and diabetic cooking, Lindsey is experienced in stabilizing all conditions postpartum, knowing the cause and results of certain properties in herbs and foods and their effects on breast milk composition and quality, increasing milk production, and balancing vata dosha and the energy in the body vital to detoxing and healing immediately after birthing and in the first 8 weeks.

Lindsey later became a Birth Doula after her clients opened up to her about situations they faced in pregnancy and during labor which could have been prevented had they and their partner known how to prevent common ailments and navigate the medical environment to advocate for themselves. Lindsey’s thorough prenatal and postnatal education equips new parents to feel determined in their birth choices and parenting decisions, no matter the birthplace or parenting style.

Lindsey helps foster maximum self-determination for new and expecting parents and each of their new roles while transitioning to the journey of parenthood for their growing family. Receiving this essential support is something every family deserves.

Fun Facts

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Happy Families
I’m always thrilled to meet an expecting mother, or hear back from a previous mother I’ve Doula'd, announcing a new addition to their family.
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Years Experience
A former Disney engineer and then sought out to manage multiple corporations in Beverly Hills, I was then trusted to manage homes and families, found my passion for helping families grow, and never looked back!
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Special Moment
As a former high profile nanny of fashion designers, Grammy winning singers, and international Royals, the truth is the same no matter how diverse my clientele. Every little prince or princess deserves quality care to prepare them for childhood and life. Often times the health and wellness communities focus only on the birth and pregnancy, and then when Baby arrives, the mother is forgotten. The baby is the extension of the mother, and the mother matters, too. This ideal support includes nurturing the postpartum mother, helping her to heal and transition into her role emotionally, mentally, and physically which helps aid maximum bonding with her baby. It also includes equipping the new parents to understand the physiological, cognitive, and developmental changes in their newborn, meeting milestones with tummy time, preparing meals to boost milk production, teaching baby massage, and empowering you into motherhood.