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.”
Postpartum services are 55/hr and are sold in 16 or 20 hour blocks and include a prenatal visit.
I am a DONA International Trained Postpartum Doula. I trained at The Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University. I have a B.A. in Food Studies from The CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies Program. After more than two decades working in the hospitality industry, I decided to switch careers, 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 all families during the postpartum time. 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.