Heather Postpartum Doula
SUPPORTING FAMILIES IN Boston, its Suburbs, and the north shore
Heather grew up on Cape Cod, the oldest of three homeschooled kids. She became interested in education and childcare at a young age, helping to teach her little sister how to read and later working as a babysitter. Heather spent time during and after her college years teaching English as a Second Language in the US, Europe, and Asia.
She became interested in supporting new moms and families after giving birth to her first baby while living overseas and experiencing the difference it made to have her mom stay with her for a few weeks. She has been a DONA trained postpartum doula for nine years and received her certification in 2014. In 2019, she became a Sleep Savvy Certified Gentle Sleep Educator and Consultant. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Cross-Cultural Studies and has done home visits for at-risk expectant and new moms through the Pettaway Pursuit Foundation's Doula By My Side program.
When not supporting new families...
In her off time, Heather loves spending time with her husband and three kids. An introvert, Heather enjoys spending time at home, baking, reading, and outside at the beach.
Certifications & Training
"Heather was a gentle, knowledgeable presence in our home during the weeks after our son's birth. She was very warm and caring with him, and we were able to relax knowing that he was in good hands."
Heather provides in-home postpartum support in Boston, its suburbs, and the North Shore.
Overnight Newborn Care
We understand how exhausting having a newborn can be. Our experienced team of Night Nurses: Postpartum Doulas, Newborn Care Specialists and Registered Nurses are by your side to help you transition home from the hospital. We provide education and support to help empower you to become confident parents throughout those first few months of your baby’s life.
24/7 Live in Postpartum Care
A Newborn Care Specialist (NCS) and sometimes referred to as a 24-hour baby nurse or 24-hour night nurse, is a highly experienced individual who specializes in newborn and infant care. Most NCS’s have undergone specialized training, background checks and have advanced knowledge in subjects such as multiples or sleep training. A NCS can work with your family for the first few weeks or months on your baby’s life and help you have a smooth transition to a nanny when the time comes.
Baby & Toddler Sleep Training
When your little one has sleep challenges, the whole family suffers. Understanding the science behind sleep issues is a key component for success when sleep training. We are devoted to the pursuit of happiness and making your parenting journey easier. Soon, you will have everyone snoozing through the night again.