Bundle Of Joy Doula Services is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, based on 11 reviews!
The Pump Station of Santa Monica gave me a list of baby nurser services. Stephanie of Bundle of Joy Doula Services returned my call promptly and answered my questions and requirements thoroughly. Within two days my husband and I had a very experienced and nurturing baby nurse for our daughter and grandson. The five night experience was very positive and nurturing and established the foundation of caring and nursing for mother and child. I recommend this service very highly.
We hadn't even considered using a doula until our birthing class teacher urged us to look into Bundle Of Joy. SO glad we did. They worked to match us with exactly the right doula (Erin) for our exact situation and personalities. The company and Erin made themselves available to us whenever we needed them. The preparation time was super helpful, but it wasn't until our big day that we learned the true value of having a doula there with us. As new parents we couldn't have known the full extent of the physical and emotional strength we'd need. Erin's calming presence and warm reassurance made all of the unknowns that much less scary and was as much a help to dad as she was to mom and baby. She knew when to step in, when to step back, and even how to sneak a camera into the room (thanks for those great pics, Erin!!). If you're on the fence, just look into it some more before writing off the idea like we almost did.
If you are looking for a doula...look no further. Bundle of Joy is as good as it's going to get! My doula, Jenna, was amazing. She was kind, informative, patient, supportive, and more. As soon as I called her, she showed up within 30 minutes--couldn't have asked for better service. During labor, she followed my lead. I opted for no epidural and she helped me get through with her support and caring nature. I 110% could not get thru 23 hours of labor without her. Thank you for being there for me, my husband, and our daughter!!!
One of the best all around Doula services outfits in Los Angeles. Stephanie does a masterful job of connecting the right birth or post partum doula with the right family.
To start, Stephanie is an amazing person and we are grateful to have found her. We hired her as our doula for the birth of our first child. She exceeded any expectation that we had for what we wanted in a doula. Stephanie came to our first home meeting with a wealth of information and knowledge. She listened to our birth goals and she was encouraging start to finish. Our main goal was to have an unmediated birth. She knew exactly how to help us reach that goal and was extremely resourceful. She was intuitive and had excellent communication skills with us as a couple and our doctor and midwife. In fact, the doctor complimented what an amazing job she did and seemed impressed as well. We were also impressed with the way she knew how to include all family members in the birthing process. It was very special. Our son's birth will always be a joyful and memorable day, which much is owed to Stepanie.
You'll never quite understand what its like to have a child until it happens...and its harder than I thought it would be! Having doulas was a HUGE help. Our family used Bundle of Joy Doula services for both prenatal and postpartum services. Jenna was my prenatal/labor doula and was amazing. She was kind, supportive, gentle and informative. The prenatal visits were very comforting and helpful. She helped us create a birth plan and had lots of info that can only come from years of experience in working with various families.
During labor and delivery she provided hands on comfort and was a great advocate at the hospital for us.
For postpartum services, we used Gloria for 3 weeks. I only wish we had thought of hiring her earlier. We had her when my son was 3-6 weeks and she was a huge help. She was great at reading babies cues. She showed me different ways to clean bottles, etc, and organized our nursery. While she was here I trusted her completely to take care of our baby and I got to nap too!
Bundle of Joy clearly has an amazing array of doulas, and I don't think you can go wrong with hiring them.
WOW this service was a lifesaver. We called them because I was going out of town, and they got back to us almost immediately and found us a postpartum doula on very short notice. Stephanie really listened to my wife Debra and was super sensitive to the fears and concerns of a first-time mother. She paired us with a doula who is a grandmother herself, with a medical background, years of experience with babies and breastfeeding, and a reassuringly calm demeanor. We call her the baby whisperer! Thanks to her, we got the first good night's sleep we've had since baby came home with us weeks ago, and we got some really important lessons in feeding, sleeping and swaddling. (But only because we asked! She was happy to make herself practically invisible, if that's what we'd wanted.)
I can't recommend this service more highly, and my wife says this will be her go-to baby gift to new parents from now on. Bravo, Bundle of Joy!
I'm so grateful to Bundle of Joy Doula Services for introducing us to our amazing post-partum doula, Lisie. The minute she walked in the door, a calm came over our chaotic household. We thought our newborn was howling because he was hungry, but Lisie came in, felt his little tummy and knew it was gas! A little massage from her and he was calm as can be. I was also having trouble with a blocked milk duct, and Lisie, a lactation expert, calmed me down and helped me and my baby clear that right up. I am a particularly picky first-time mother who was VERY hesitant to hand my precious newborn to anyone, but once I met this amazing woman, I never hesitated. My instincts told me we were in the best possible hands and were we ever! I would recommend her to anyone and will 'gift' her services to the next new mom I know. I am almost afraid to recommend her because selfishly I want to keep her all to myself! But I know there are exhausted new moms and babies out there who desperately need her help, so here you go. You're welcome!! :)
stephanie is an extraordinary listener and she had such an intuitive understanding of my personality that, after one long phone conversation, she was able to match me up with two amazing post-partum doulas.
after a difficult delivery, i was weak and ill and, being a first-time mom, completely overwhelmed by the demands of newborn infant care. the two doulas (linda and verneta) came every evening for two weeks and stayed through the night with me, until i was well on the road to recovery. they advised and taught me precious lessons on how to care for my baby including lactation, sleep routines, bathing, early child development, and even gave me tips on the best products to get to make life a little more elegant and manageable.
bundle of joy turned out to be a total lifesaver. i cannot recommend them highly enough.
stephanie and the two doulas who helped take care of me and my baby, will always have a special place in my heart.
If you are having problems diagnosing any kind of sleeping issue I recommend using this service for a week. To get to the root of the problem we needed someone in the trenches with us for a few consecutive days to observe our baby in their environment to see if there were any patterns.
Our doula was amazing with our baby and I am so grateful for all the priceless advice she imparted on me and my wife.
We used this service when my son thought night was day and vice versa. He just would not sleep and we were at our limit. We had a lovely woman named Lorin come and she was perfection! Like a slice of Mother Earth bringing her healing hands to solve all of your mommy baby dilemmas. We love Lorin and our baby is doing splendidly. She was so warm, nurturing, knowledgeable and great with the baby. I completely recommend this service. It's worth the big bucks it costs!!!