Postpartum Doulas in Berkeley

Hi there, I am relatively new to Berkeley and I am currently expecting my first child due in Feb 2017. I was wondering if anyone had any information/recommendations on postpartum Doulas in Berkeley?

Thank you!

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RE: Postpartum Doulas in Berkeley ()

Laura Howells saved my sanity. She is a great multitasker and good cook.

RE: Postpartum Doulas in Berkeley ()

We hired Amber Pearson and she is wonderful. Great energy, very caring and knowledgable, flexible... I had a difficult birth and we contacted her after realizing we needed extra support. She has cooked, provided breastfeeding advice, watched the baby, given massages, and done the dishes for us. So great.

RE: Postpartum Doulas in Berkeley ()

Hello, I highly recommend Emily Flynn who was our doula for the birth of our second child in September. Emily was wonderful -- she's warm, very knowledgable, and has really good instinct about how involved to be throughout the intimate experience of delivering a baby (before, during, and after). Her website is: Feel free to message me directly if you'd like to chat further.

Best and congrats!


RE: Postpartum Doulas in Berkeley ()

I would heartily recommend contacting Lori Jaffe (; she supported us through our daughter's long and difficult birth 4 months ago, and even though we haven't officially contracted w/her for PP services, she still checks in with us regularly and offers advice on everything from conquering baby blues and helping baby and parents get sleep in the difficult early days to which bottles to try.