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Congratulations on this exciting, beautiful and tender time; welcoming a new life into your family! I am a postpartum doula serving Orange County and surrounding areas, offering practical and caring support to families in their fourth trimester; empowering you in your own unique parenting and bonding with baby!

It is my belief that every family should have access to postpartum support. The first few weeks after birth are a tender time. Recovering emotionally and physically from birth, family bonding with baby, finding sleep and feeding rhythms; these are all an of course, but there can also be so much that unexpectedly arises whether this is your first or fifth baby! I support families through whatever may arise and advocate for the appropriate and best care to be given.

My work is rooted in holding space and empowering parents. As your postpartum doula the first thing we will do is sit down together and take a moment, letting go of all the expectations fettering your mind. You can unload all of your experiences, fears and joys so I can hold them with you and support you in navigating what you need moving forward. We will discuss what your priorities are in our time together and make a plan for that session while being open to whatever unexpected things may arise. It is my goal that at the end of our time together you feel fulfilled and confident. My longing is for every parent-child relationship to be nourished and balanced. I endeavor to offer the support needed to make this a reality from the very start. Your relationship with your children and your journey as a parent will be ever evolving. I believe taking those first steps into parenting this new person – building this new relationship – with intention and a willingness to be open to the support you need will ripple through the years of your family’s life.

I began my journey toward being a postpartum doula in 2016. The moment I learned what the role of a postpartum doula was I knew it was what I wanted to be offering to families. I immediately found the next DONA training and enrolled. In 2018 I was able to structure my life so I can make this work my focus.

We all come into this world as unique individuals, and each family is unique! I look forward to celebrating your family’s individuality and extraordinary beauty at this miraculous time – welcoming in a new life!

“My husband and I highly recommended Nora’s postpartum doula services to any family in the first few days and weeks after bringing their baby home. We were nervous about welcoming our first child home without the benefit of family in the area. The support that Nora provided went far beyond helping us get the hang of feeding, diapering, soothing, and attending to our daughter’s other basic needs. Nora also provided us emotional and physical support. Nora’s expertise helped us make informed evidence-based decisions about how we would care for our daughter. This helped my husband and I feel more confident as new parents. She also provided me support as I recovered from my cesarean delivery—scaling the stairs when the baby or I need something, driving us to medical appointments, ensuring I stayed hydrated, and reminding me to eat. In addition, Nora’s warm demeanor made it a pleasure to welcome her into our home and our daughter’s life—our baby girl was always very comfortable with Nora. Even for experienced parents, bringing home a new baby is a huge transition. We know Nora will be a tremendous help when it’s time to give our baby girl a sibling!”

Lourdes & Felipe

“Nora was a calming, compassionate presence during the challenging, sleep-deprived early weeks of my baby’s life. Her visits allowed me to get much needed rest and restored some order to our household. She also provided a lot of valuable information, insight, and resources for a new mom. Working with Nora was a lovely experience!”

AJ