Imagine a postpartum experience where you felt rested, relaxed and totally supported. Imagine having someone by your side to answer your questions about lactation and the physical and emotional changes you experience after birth. Imagine having someone there to cook a homemade meal for you and your family, so you can relax and bond with your newborn.
As your postpartum doula I am here to provide you with supportive guidance and reassurance in the early days after birth or adoption. Here to answer questions about newborn care, postpartum healing, lactation assistance, help with light home organizational tasks and prepare nourishing meals for you and your family. My service offers emotional, physical, and educational support so you can focus on what is most important – resting and recovering from birth, bonding with your newborn, and developing confidence in your new parenting skills.
“Marisa came into our lives a few days after we had our first baby. I had an extremely rough labor and delivery and was unprepared for the physical and emotional mess I would be after giving birth and coming home with a newborn. Marisa put our family at ease immediately with her calm, reassuring presence. She is non-judgmental, open, a wealth of knowledge, and a damn good cook. She helped my husband and I spend some time together, organize our home, and talk us through some of the challenges I was facing. I only wish I had met Marisa before giving birth so I could have planned my postpartum recovery better, but I am so grateful that she was part of my postpartum journey and am certain she will be part of our next pregnancy as well.”
Ten and twenty hour postpartum packages include a Postpartum Wellness Planning Session if scheduled before the birth of your baby.
This two hour consultation helps parents prepare a personalized comprehensive plan for their postpartum needs. This is also a great gift to give to a friend.
Sometimes new parents just need a little bit of help getting through the day.
The ten hour package include two five hour home visits.
The twenty hour package consists of four or five home visits.
I am a DONA International Trained Postpartum Doula. I trained at The Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University. My draw to postpartum care came from the intersection of my love of food and my interest in learning about diverse cultural postpartum traditions. I have always loved to cook and I am currently finishing a B.A. in Food Studies from The CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies Program. I spent two decades working and managing fine restaurants like Reynard at the Wythe Hotel and Diner and Marlow and Sons in Williamsburg Brooklyn. After the birth of my son I decided to switch careers from the service industry to the service of supporting new families in transition.
I believe that a restful and supported postpartum period should be a part of every birthing person’s experience. I am committed to the health and well being of all people and families, particularly LGBTQ and non-traditional families in their journey in parenthood. I am Mexican American y yo hablo español (Yes!, I can cook you Mexican food). I live with my partner, my child, two cats, and a lot of plants in Brooklyn.