Supporting Women and Families through Pregnancy and Postpartum
How I Got Here
My journey began with my own childbirth. It was then that I experienced what kind of benefits a doula can bring not only to a woman but also to the couple during labor. I fell in love immediately with this profession. Since 2016, I am privileged to have helped women and their partners make these experiences as positive and healthy as possible. I am proud to support the families, initially in Brazil and nowadays across Santa Clarita Valley. More than witnessing a child's birth, I mostly like to witness the process of a woman becoming a mother.
How I Assist
As soon as we make our agreement I will be committed to your health and the wellbeing of your growing family. I will be available whenever needed throughout your entire pregnancy as well as after giving birth. I will be there to provide you with information, continuous emotional and physical support, and answer any and all questions you may have. I may also help you develop your birth plan.
During your childbirth my main mission is to provide you comfort. I am there to support you and make suggestions about birth options. I can act as an interface between the care team and the couple. I will be there to help you understand complicated medical terms and hospital procedures so you and your partner can make better decisions while you are facing one of the most vulnerable situations of your lives. I will help you finding more comfortable positions during labor and delivery. I can also show you efficient breathing techniques and propose natural measures that will definitely relieve pain such as bathing, massage, relaxation techniques and so on.
I will always encourage your partner to take action during labor, after all, this is your moment! I will try my best to
create an environment in which you feel secure and confident so your baby can be born in peace.
After your child is born I will visit your new family to assist you on postpartum period especially regarding breastfeeding and baby care.
From our initial meeting all the way through your pregnancy and delivery, I take the time to get to know you, your concerns and your needs. I’m always available to contact by phone/email throughout and will provide everything you require to make sure your experience is as calm and positive as possible. You can count on me!
Benefits of having a doula
50% reduction in cesarean section rates;
25% reduction in labor timing;
60% reduction in epidural analgesia requests;
30% reduction in epidural analgesia use;
40% reduction in oxytocin use;
40% reduction in forceps use.
Klaus and Kennel published in 1993 in "Mothering the mother"
Increased breastfeeding success;
Satisfactory mother-baby interaction;
Satisfaction with childbirth experience;
Reduced incidence of postpartum depression;
Decreased anxiety states and low self esteem.
Cochrane Collaboration’s Pregnancy and Childbirth Group
How grateful we are that you came into our lives and helped us realize the dream of having our daughter in the warmth of our home surrounded by love! I never get tired of saying you were an angel to us! Every time we remember the birth we miss it. We only wish good things for you! Kisses 💐
Leticia thank you very much! Your presence was fundamental, reassuring and guiding. Gratitude!
I've always wondered that the doula's role was very important in childbirth, however, I didn't know much about it.
Besides my doula, Leticia became my friend and that made the whole process even cooler. Although I remember the severe pain while delivering, still I consider it the most amazing moment of my life. I would do it again, especially with Leticia that was every minute there by my side looking into my eyes, encouraging and taking care of me.
Me, Mia and Noberto are very grateful for this moment ❤
Leticia, I can't thank you enough! You were really encouraging , calm, understanding and pleasant during labor. An experience we will never forget. Thank you!
Leticia empathized with our concerns, organized the best environment for our daughter's arrival from our home to the hospital. And besides it all took beautiful pictures!
Leticia was a fundamental help for a smooth delivery.
Santa Clarita, CA