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23 T.G.

Lactation Counselor (1 week training) | Postpartum Doula
Service type Service area Experience
In Person, Virtual Brooklyn, Manhattan 9 years

As a mom of a 10 year old, T’s personal experience during her perinatal period ignited a passion for helping others during pregnancy and postpartum. T. completed her postpartum doula certification with DONA ITL and later received her certification as a Breastfeeding Counselor to provide one-on-one care and education to new parents during the 4th trimester, supporting each family’s choices without judgement. She is also a pre and postnatal yoga instructor and offers postnatal yoga to her clients to help them connect to their breath, strengthen their physical bodies, and heal from labor.

As a Perinatal Support Group Facilitator, T. connects birthing people so that they form community, helping them to support each other and form friendships as well as normalizing the challenges of the perinatal period. In addition, she teaches planning for postpartum workshops, educating on what to expect and opening a dialogue to help parents create their unique postpartum plan. T’s support enriches her clients’ lives; offering tools for better physical and mental health, self-awareness while facilitating confidence as parents, during this profoundly transitional time.

Testimonials

“I cannot recommend T. enough! At our first appointment together, I opened the door crying and overwhelmed. On our last day together, I felt much more comfortable taking care of my son (and myself).

T. is kind, caring and empathetic. She also has a great sense of humor and rolls with the punches. She was respectful of the choices we made for our family but incredibly knowledgeable in the areas where we had questions and needed additional guidance. All of her advice and guidance were informed by science which we really appreciated.

She helped us with breastfeeding, supplementing and general newborn care as well as laundry + dishes (things that quickly build up with a newborn!).

She helped me gain confidence as a first time mom and ensured that I was looked after in my postpartum period.

T. was the best partner we could have asked for as we transitioned to our journey as a family of three.”

Kristen, summer 2021

“I am so grateful to have had T. as my postpartum doula. In fact, seventeen
months later – I still miss her!
I was recovering from a c-section with high blood pressure, plus lactation trouble with my
baby not latching, plus being slightly older than your average new mom with no family
nearby, and shadowed by a history of pregnancy loss and fertility issues – it was a cocktail
for high anxiety. But T. steered me through the troubled waters – she is compassionate,
knowledgeable, and very down to earth. T. has a bright, encouraging, calming
disposition. And although she has a light touch, she makes sure you comprehend a wide
range of necessary information.
She is loving and skillful handling babies. Having T. as a doula gave me the confidence
to do the same. This was so important – I was able to deeply enjoy being a new mom and
not be a total mess! I was able to learn from T. without feeling judged.
T. is also considerate of the family as a whole. Her perspective on babies integrates the
entire family situation. This takes a very special sensitivity and intelligence that T.
possesses.
I also appreciated T.’s ability to help me organize information – from basic recovery and
pain management instructions to an onslaught of lactation schooling. She was also there
as a sounding board for overall child rearing questions and I’m thankful she was there one
particular morning when my insurance almost fell through!! And extra bonus – she is a
yoga teacher and guided me back into my practice with some gentle yoga.
I highly recommend T. for her personal experience, her thorough training, her warm
humor, her marvelous ability to nurture and guide. I honestly don’t know how I would have
found my footing without her. And foremost – my baby adored her!”

– Susan

“T. was our postpartum doula after the birth of our son. He is our first
child, so I was really anxious about what the first few weeks home would be like–both
physically and emotionally. T. was a calming, nurturing presence, offering great advice
without ever pushing any particular parenting style. We were a little nervous about having a
stranger in our home during this unique time in our lives, but T. didn’t feel like a stranger.
She’d show up with tea and help with whatever we needed, from doing dishes, to showing
me how to use the impossibly tricky wrap carrier, to bathing and cutting his teeny tiny
nails. She felt like a friend, one who helped me feel confident that I was doing a good job
at parenting in spite of the fact that it was all so new, strange, and scary. This was exactly
what I needed, especially after my husband went back to work. I’d highly recommend T.
to anyone who wants a friendly, supportive presence during this crazy, wonderful, often
overwhelming time of life.”

– Lauren

“This past fall T., postpartum doula and certified breast feeding counselor,
made our lives infinitely more easy. I knew T. because she taught a favorite class at
Bend and Bloom Yoga. I looked forward to her class. She had a grounding presence with
light hearted humor, and led a relieving and calming routine. Our initial consultation meeting
with her was the most holistic, real and ideal prenatal meeting I had over the course of my
entire pregnancy. After hiring her she continued to impress me and I was eternally grateful
for that decision. Her companionship brought me and my baby joy. Her knowledge and
intuition soothed and relieved my motherly anxieties and uncertainties. T. guided me in
the many challenges and beauties of breastfeeding all the while fostering mindfulness
about my personal health. She even cared for the baby while guiding me in meditation and
a gentle postpartum yoga practice! T. inspired self confidence, helping my husband
build his own independent skills and intuition as a father. She left me a stronger, well
informed and flexible mother. For all these reasons and more, I strongly recommend T. as postpartum doula and certified breast feeding counselor for your family.”

-Marilee, 1st time Mother in South Slope, BK

“From the time I first met her, I feel that an aura of calm always accompanied T.
whenever she set foot in our home. Underneath this sense of composure is a solid core of
knowledge and years of expertise, which T. imparted to us during her fruitful visits. She
was always able to answer any questions we had and ready to provide us with any advice
she could, but her most valuable gift to us was confidence. She helped us discover that
while we, just like anyone else, need some guidance in the great adventure of parenthood,
so much of what we need to care for our baby is already within us. I highly recommend
T. as a doula.”

-Pete, husband and father in South Slope, BK

“Today is the first Wednesday without your visit and I really feel it! Thank you for making this
beautiful and challenging time more complete and lighter. You helped me really enjoy my
time with my baby and gave me strength to face the difficulties and joys of being a mother.
Your warmth, compassion and wisdom made such a difference! My baby and I were lucky
to have you here and he really misses his napping buddy.

– Daniela

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