Kimberly is the founder of L.A. Doula Care. She has worked with babies and children for the past 23 years and is a Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist, and Lactation Educator Counselor. Babies and families are her passion. When she started her postpartum doula and newborn care specialist business, she saw a major need for sleep in all the families she worked with. Soon after, she became a certified sleep trainer. Creating a strong community begins in the home. One healthy, peaceful, sleeping family can lead to a community of happy people and she's grateful to be a part of that!
Emma is a certified postpartum Doula with DONA, Doulas of North America. She has a Psychology, Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Long Beach and over twenty years of experience working among families with young children. Her non-judgmental and holistic philosophy guides you towards achieving your optimal parental goals.
Starting as a mother’s helper when she was only 9, Julia fell in love with helping parents and being around little ones. From there she has worked as a camp counselor, teacher, nanny, mentor, behavioral interventionist, sleep trainer, doula, and more. She is now a certified Newborn Care Specialist and is finishing her Postpartum Doula certification. Julia is passionate about providing loving, nonjudgmental care to families to assist them through the beautiful, but sometimes rocky, times of infancy.
Growing up in Alhambra, CA, Kylie was surrounded by extended family of all ages. She learned to be social, caring, and responsible from her elders, cousins, and siblings alike. As time passed, she started babysitting for friends and family and has been the go-to sitter since. At the time she did not know it, but a passion was growing. After five years of fundraising for the nonprofit organization, March of Dimes, she knew she wanted to be more hands on. That desire lead her straight to a DONA birth doula training, and shortly after postpartum doula training. Her passion to care for babies and children grows everyday and she cannot wait to support new and growing families!
Kim grew up in the Chicago suburbs, the oldest of 5 siblings. In 1995 her dream came true with the birth of her sweet daughter & she became a stay-home mom caring for friends and their babies day or night. In 2015 she started her C.A.P.P.A. Postpartum Doula training and from there became a certified Newborn Care Specialist and completed Childhood Development training trough Texas A&M. Kim enjoys sharing this beautiful family journey working overnights while continuing to learn and grow in her field. She finds pure joy providing support, sleep, healing and education for new and growing families while honoring family cultures and traditions.
Berenice's journey began in 2004 when she started working as a full-time nanny. She saw the challenges that the postpartum period could bring, and decided to expand her knowledge to help mothers through this period. She took the DONA International postpartum doula training, NCS workshops, newborn massage, twins & multiples , holistic courses. Berenice get great joy working as a doula/NCS for the past 10 years. Her passion is to help so many families transition into parenthood. She is now also a birth doula through CAPPA. Her main goal is to empower families to create a lasting bond and feel confident taking care of their new bundle of joy.
Jeanine has lived in the South Bay almost all her life. After working as a Professional Nanny for 6 years, Jeanine decided to dedicate her work as a Postpartum Doula. She devotes her work to customizing care, helping families establish an everyday routine that works for them! Specializing in all things newborn, She provides educated emotional and physical support to everyone in the family. She is passionate and dedicated, wanting every family to have an amazing experience in their fourth trimester.
Kathryn started her career advocating for parents at a postpartum depression foundation in Chicago then worked in Pittsburgh directing a county breastfeeding support hotline. She spent several years providing postpartum doula care in Pittsburgh, PA before she and her husband and two young kids moved to Echo Park in 2016. Kathryn loves nurturing both infants and mothers and educating and reassuring families as they navigate breastfeeding, healing and life with an infant. She loves supporting a new mom - making her tea, rocking her baby, making her delicious food and keeping her space sacred, tidy, and peaceful so that she can heal and bond and learn her new role with confidence.
Ariel Musick has been working with newborns and young babies her entire life. Ever since 2013 starting at a family house with a preemie baby, over to a daycare where she took care of 7 babies by herself in the nursery area to coming to the United States in 2018 to become an au pair. In 2018 Ariel learned about the NCS career and was eager to learn more about it and ever since she's been focusing on her studies as a Newborn Care Specialist and decided to have it as her career. Ariel completed her training course through Newborn Care Solutions and is a CACHE Certified Newborn Care Specialist, has experience working with special needs and multiples. She is also a mother of a preemie little baby boy. Besides hands -on experience Ariel also has a training course on how to identify Brachycephaly & Plagiocephaly. Pediatric CPR, AED and First Aid and being up to date on her vaccinations are also on her resume.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Christine has spent most of her life as a nanny and preschool teacher. Christine transitioned into doula work to provide more holistic support for families. Christine is a NESTA certified kids nutrition specialist and an AMI certified Montessori guide. She has a calm and confident demeanor, while being patient, understanding, and flexible. Christine is passionate about family education and supporting families using non-judgemental, evidence based information. She is always eager to learn and expand her knowledge for further support. She is a DONA trained postpartum doula, Still Birth trained bereavement doula, bellybinding professional, and holds a perinatal mental health credential. She is working towards certification as a placenta encapsulation specialist and a lactation education counselor.
With more than eleven years of professional childcare experience, Michelle has developed an expertise in nurturing, guiding, teaching, and providing loving care to children of all ages and their families. She began even earlier when being entrusted to care for her 3 month old cousin at the age of 16. This experience launched her journey for helping families with children as a babysitter, Nanny and now as a Newborn Care Specialist. She hopes to guide and assist parents and their children gently by providing support through the obstacles and successes of parenthood and family life. Over everything, Michelle also believes in being a lifelong learner who takes away lessons from each experience and encounter with a new family, while pursuing continuing education of her own.
Jacquie is a highly proficient and trained Newborn Care Specialist and Postpartum Doula. With over five years of experience, she specializes in the support of parents and the care of infants ages 0-12 weeks including preemies, multiples and special needs. She works hard to support the family’s personal values, is LGBT+ friendly, while educating and empowering parents. She will show you how to care for your new baby, provide lactation support, and create a stress free environment for parents and baby. Educating and guiding parents is her passion!